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Forest fire between Almuñécar and Nerja
Environment 15/01/2004
Forest fire between Almuñécar and Nerja

The forest fire which yesterday struck a natural park between Almuñécar (Granada) and Nerja (Málaga) is still active after having burnt 100 hectares of undergrowth and pine trees, although it is “almost under...

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Sierra Nevada threatened by climate change
Environment 28/06/2004
Sierra Nevada threatened by climate change

High temperatures derived from climatic change are threatening vegetation on Sierra Nevada, in particular its endemic flora, according to the yearly Environment report published by the Junta de Andalucía.

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Crime/Incidents 17/03/2005
Notorious British drug trafficker arrested in Marbella

National Police officers attached to the Costa del Sol Organised Crime Unit arrested 58 year old Brian Brendon Wright in Marbella yesterday. Wright is believed to have been the boss of a criminal network and one of the...

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`Pope Gregorio XVII´ dies in southern Spain
Religion 23/03/2005
`Pope Gregorio XVII´ dies in southern Spain

The leader of a secretive Spanish religious sect, who once claimed that the Vatican was controlled by the devil, has died at the sect´s headquarters in the southern Spanish village of El Palmar de Troya (photo) near...

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18 injured in Sevilla fairground accident
Travel/Tourism 10/04/2005
18 injured in Sevilla fairground accident

Eighteen people were injured, four of whom seriously, yesterday when a merry-go-round at a fairground in Sevilla´s Guillena zoo collapsed. Fifteen of those injured were children.

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Education/Work 08/07/2005
New hope for Granada prostitutes

A mobile Red Cross unit in Granada is slowly gaining the confidence of prostitutes and their customers by providing them with free condoms. So far this year, four former prostitutes have decided to stop what they are...

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Crime/Incidents 20/07/2005
British man found dead in Málaga well

The body of a British man was found at the bottom of a well in the village of Alora (Málaga) at around 4pm yesterday afternoon by a man out for a stroll near the Pedro La Torre stream in an area known locally as Pollo...

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So, what did the Catholic Monarchs do for Spain?
Politics 22/09/2005
So, what did the Catholic Monarchs do for Spain?

Well, apart from uniting Spain, completing the 700 year Reconquest by retaking Granada from the Moorish invaders in 1492 (main photo, the Patio de la Acequía in the Generalife Palace), funding the voyages of...

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Body of missing jogger found at reservoir
Crime/Incidents 03/03/2006
Body of missing jogger found at reservoir

The young woman who was found dead at Cubillas reservoir near Granada has been identified by her parents as 27 year old Beatriz CR, who went missing when she went out for a jog on Wednesday night along the calle...

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