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THE head of the Board of Trustees of Granada's Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens is amongst at least six people arrested by police investigating money-laundering and embezzlement.…
Friday, 03 July 2015 09:48

Yeehaw! Mijas goes American

MIJAS Pueblo will be Costa del Sol's capital of the USA this Fourth of July weekend as the town hosts a two-day Americana event featuring live music,…
Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:47

Sunday shopping back for summer

THE start of the Costa's high-season has brought with it additional benefits for shoppers, with Sunday store openings now returning to many of the coast's major towns.…
MÁLAGA'S taxi drivers are calling for the concession-holders of Marbella's Autopista del Sol, Cintra, to charge them a flat, year-round fee of €3 in a bid to…
A MALAGA court has given Torremolinos town hall two months to shut down the outdoor terraces of several bars that were the subject of a noise lawsuit…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:26

LANDMARK VICTORY

PROPERTY rights associations across the country have won a landmark legal victory after the Senate almost unanimously voted in favour of guaranteeing compensation before an illegal home…
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:32

Ordinary folk honoured by King

KING Felipe marked the first anniversary of his ascension to the throne by honouring 38 ordinary people at a televised ceremony in Madrid on Friday.   "You…
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:26

Scientists probe mollusc mystery

  A MOLLUSC has been found by scientists which is believed to have survived the geological change more than five million years ago that dried up the…
A CAMPAIGN against the illegal trafficking of threatened animals and plants has resulted in the confiscation of four lions, an Indian cobra and hundreds of turtles. Guardia…
PLANS to close a quarter of all hospital beds in the province of Málaga during the summer have been denounced by trade unions.  Health authorities in Andalucía,…
RESIDENTS of Sierra de Yeguas are rallying to support a local man who requires expensive treatment in the United States for a rare genetic disease.   Manuel…
RESIDENTS of a rural area of Valle de Abdalajís, who two years ago won promises for water connections to their homes after they had staged sit-ins and…
THE FIRST market in the province to be launched under the Diputación de Málaga's 'Sabor a Málaga' brand, aimed at promoting locally grown and made products, is…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 07:40

UK's 'no comment'

THE BRITISH government has refused to comment on the potentially negative consequences of a 'Brexit' for expats in Spain.   Costa News contacted the department for works…
A MARBELLA woman who opened her door to a supposed flower delivery man instead found her home suddenly occupied by a gang of robbers who tied her…
THE Junta de Andalucía has notified those town halls that have designated dog beaches to close them down during the summer months due to incompatibility with the…
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:45

Live longer in Spain

THE SPANISH healthcare system is one of the top seven most efficient in the European Union, according to a report from the EU directorate-general for economic and…
SPAIN needs to double the number of blood donors to meet demand, but still prohibits British nationals from donating.  The Spanish Blood Donor Federation says that the…
A MOBILE phone application to warn beachgoers of jellyfish presence at Costa beaches has been relaunhced for this summer, and its tentacles are reaching farther than ever,…
Monday, 22 June 2015 07:59

Drowning warning as summer arrives

AS LIFEGUARDS began work on Spain’s beaches last week in preparation for the peak summer season, data from 2014 show that the victims of an overwhelming majority…
TAXI drivers in the city of Málaga are unhappy about being obliged to accept credit cards.  The town hall wants each car to carry a dataphone following…
A LARGE number of UK holidaymakers are believed to have been caught out after a British-run Marbella holiday villa rental company made last-minute cancellations, saying it had…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:45

Homeowners victory over excessive noise

RESIDENTS in Benalmádena’s Puerto Marina have emerged victorious from a long-standing legal battle with the local council over noise pollution in the popular tourist area.   Málaga’s…
A MAN who attacked an elderly British couple during a violent robbery in the popular Benalmádena apartment complex Benal Beach has been sentenced to 18 years in…
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