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Vikings to The Rescue

By Martin Myall

(GIL) According to tourism forecasts, this winter on the Costa Tropical is going to be a bumper one, thanks to the growing influx of Nordic visitors. »

2017 National Budget

By Martin Myall

The 2017 Budget which is about to be approved, thanks to Basque nationalist backing, can be summed up in the following fashion: incoming! »

Motril Roast Chestnuts Scandal?

By Hugh MacArthur

The Motril IU and PP are revving up for some Christmas spirit and are throwing mutual accusations at each other. »

New York Times vs Reality

By Martin Myall

The photo coverage offered by the US daily, the New York Times, had most Spaniards reacting with indignation. There were photographs of people sifting through rubbish hoppers etc, and only Mad Max and a herd of zombies was missing to give the impression that Spain was oozing misery. »

Hotel Gloom Over Imserso

By Martin Myall

Hotels on the Costa Tropical face having to close down for the off season as fears grow over the a possible loss of state-subsidized holidays for pensioners. »

Common Sense Prevails

By Martin Myall

It was a system that worked well; pensioners would open the school gates in the morning - it gave them something to do and added a little to a meagre pension. Everybody was happy, as the arrangement had been in place for decades... but then an opposition party denounced that one of the janitors... »

The Reoccurring Six

By Martin Myall

Six people were arrested for allegedly embezzling 9,700 euros from an elderly man, even going so far as to threaten his life. The six men, all from different villages around the Alpujarra, are aged between 21 and 40. »

The Imserso Cushion

By Martin Myall

Many hotels on the Costa Tropical manage to keep going through the winter thanks to Imserso, which is a state-subsidized, pensioners' holiday scheme. However, this winter, like the swallows, they're staying elsewhere. »

Poor or Pampered Pensioners?

By Editor

Local pensioners are not happy with the state of their pensioners’ complex, which they claim is lacking basic services. »

Pensioners Perish I

By Editor

British pensioners, Christopher and Christine Martin, met a tragic end when the living room ceiling fell on them as they sat on a sofa at their friends’ cortijo in the Alpujarra village of Rubite. »

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