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TWO suspected cases of murder-suicide are under investigation in Gibraltar, where a whole family was found dead with stab wounds in a rented apartment, and Alhaurín de…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:53

Pompidou opens in Málaga

MÁLAGA added a new jewel to its cultural crown on Saturday when the city’s new Pompidou Centre was formally opened by prime minister Mariano Rajoy.    Accompanied…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:51

Cliffhanging Caminito opens to public

THE long wait for eager thrill-seekers ended on Saturday as the Caminito del Rey – the cliff-hugging walkway pegged high on the walls of the Los Gaitanes…
THE recent rains have raised hopes that the Fuente de Piedra lagoon will have enough water to attract flamingos for the imminent mating season. As of mid-last…
RYANAIR has been condemned by Spanish disabiities support groups after a widely-publicised incident in which the Irish carrier refused to allow a 10-year-old child awaiting a double…
Friday, 27 March 2015 08:15

Fake kidnapping scam alert

NATIONAL Police have warned of a wave of fake kidnappings across Spain.  The alert came as several such incidents were reported last week in Málaga while nationally…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:15

No absolute majority in Andalucían vote

THE socialist PSOE party made significant gains in last Sunday’s regional election in Andalucía but still failed to win an absolute majority, while the Partido Popular returned…
GAS Natural Andalucía is paying back a total of around 2.5 million euros to 22,000 customers in Málaga province for unwarranted charges between 1996 and 2005.  …
Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:49

Ashya King free of cancer, say parents

THE parents of Ashya King, who were arrested and held for three days in Spain last year after removing their five-year-old boy with brain cancer from hospital…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:42

Spaniards killed in air tragedy

MORE than 40 Spanish nationals are believed to have been on board the Airbus A320 which crashed in the south of France on Tuesday morning. The aircraft…
A SECTION of Nerja’s coastal footpath is to be renovated as the start of a 180-kilometre walkway.  Three-quarters of the path between Nerja and Manilva is already…
Monday, 23 March 2015 10:23

Postal deliveries return air data

THE POST Office in Málaga is participating in a pioneering project to assess air quality in green areas of the city. Sensors attached to carts pushed by…
WALKING enthusiasts can sign up now for a series of free guided hikes on the Gran Senda de Málaga trail this spring, in programme organised by the…
Friday, 20 March 2015 11:55

Firing range blamed for Málaga fire

THE lawyer representing a shooting club based in the Montes de Málaga has rejected a report blaming members for a fire in the area last summer. Antonio…
NATIONAL  Police in Málaga said on Tuesday that 60 people have been detained during an investigation into a gang who allegedly defrauded British nationals of millions.  …
Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:44

Spain goes dark tomorrow

ASTROMONERS throughout the world are preparing for tomorrow's eclipse of the sun. The phenomenon, created when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun and…
Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:08

Juan Carlos paternity suit rejected

A PATERNITY suit against King Juan Carlos has been rejected by the Supreme Court. A Belgian woman, Ingrid Sartieau, claimed Juan Carlos, who abdicated in favour of…
FOREIGN buyers purchased 9,190 homes in Málaga last year, representing 38% of all home sales in the province, according to Public Works Ministry data released last week.…
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:22

The hunt is on

INDEPENDENT UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency (NCA) are once again seeking Britain's most wanted fugitives.   This new appeal is the latest to…
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:52

Serranía blaze claims seven hectares

THE INFOCA regional wildfire brigade had to make an out of season visit to put out a large blaze in Igualeja last Sunday.   The brigade had…
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:42

Driver in fatal crash ordered to prison

THE driver of a car involved in an accident which killed a 45-year-old man and his seven-year-old son has had her appeal against a prison sentence rejected. …
A MARBELLA local police officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for falsifying a report in an effort to get a friend’s parking ticket annulled.…
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:10

No end yet for roaming charges

EUROPEAN Union ministers have blocked plans to end mobile phone roaming charges by the end of this year. The charges, which can result in huge bills for…
THE Guardia Civil have arrested seven people, including alleged members of the Camorra mafia from Italy, after a 1,200-kilo hash shipment was discovered in a lorry amidst…
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