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THE state prosecutor last week urged the Supreme Court to increase the sentences issued by the Málaga provincial court to those convicted in the huge Malaya corruption…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:36

Safe-cutting thieves caught

POLICE have arrested two men accused of breaking into a Benalmádena real estate agents and stealing a safe, which they later cut open with a thermal lance,…
MARBELLA town hall has started to issue official concessions to the town’s chiringuitos, giving the beach bars and restaurants a legal status they have lacked for years.…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:56

Mijas shoreline footpath works launch

WORK on the six-kilometre bike and footpath between La Cala de Mijas and the Marbella border near Cabopino got underway last week, with the path expected to…
THE Izquieda Unida party, which forms a coalition government with the socialist PSOE at the Junta de Andalucía, has called on residents of the Serranía de Ronda…
Monday, 21 July 2014 07:46

Gas inspectors detained

TWO men claiming to be gas inspectors have been arrested on suspicion of theft.  Guardia Civil officers from Canillas de Aceituno arrested the suspects after a complaint…
A TORREMOLINOS court has opened an investigation into document fraud charges against the former director of the Parque Animal shelter and municipal pound in Torremolinos, who was…
Friday, 18 July 2014 08:31

Strike threatens summer getaway

SPAIN is set to be hit by a two-day strike intended to disrupt travel at one of the busiest times of the year.  The stoppage by rail…
TWENTY homeowners in the Estepona port area have lost their 10 million-euro lawsuit over excessive noise from bars at the port, a popular night spot.   A…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:00

MOT price cuts wheeled in

BEGINNING next month most Costa drivers will be paying less for an ITV vehicle inspection (MOT). The Junta de Andalucía has announced a series of price cuts and…
THOUSANDS  of enthusiasts have applied to be extras in Game of Thrones episodes that are to be filmed in Andalucía, but many hopefuls may have fallen victim…
THE man arrested for allegedly starting a fire two Sundays ago in Almogía (CDSN last week) is believed to be the culprit of a string of fires…
IN AN  attempt to boost the economy and domestic spending, the government is to free up the legislation governing shop opening hours in certain areas and is…
A ZOO in Tenerife is supporting research to reduce the number of porpoises which get entangled and die in fishing nets.  One of the six species of…
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:44

A pipe dream comes true

NOT many amateur bagpipers could expect to ever have the chance to play onstage with one of their musical idols. But Benalmádena resident Leslie Thomson is about…
SPECIAL police offices for foreign tourists are being launched in Mijas, Estepona and Benalmádena this summer, aimed at providing more effective police assistance to holidaymakers, who will…
THE COSTA'S  tourism sector faces the threat of strikes at the height of summer as trade unions and employers in the hotel and catering trade continue at…
AFTER  the long lines to cross the Gibraltar border suddenly disappeared for two days last week during visits to the Rock by the UK’s minister for Europe,…
SEVERAL members of a gang that committed armed and sometimes violent robberies in Mijas have been sentenced to over 40 years in prison each.   In all…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 08:27

Missing child alert rollout

AN IMMEDIATE country-wide alert system will be used to help find kidnapped children considered in serious danger, under a new system rolled out last week by the…
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 13:25

Bull run protests in Pamplona

DOZENS of animal rights protestors arrived in Pamplona on Saturday to stage protests during the city’s annual nine-day San Fermin festival which began at midday on Sunday.…
TWO fires just days apart near Costa tourism hotspots raised concern among the public over the last week as large columns of threatening smoke were visible from…
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 14:53

Obituary John Peatey

OBITUARY   † John Peatey 1956 – 2014     John Peatey who died suddenly last Sunday had known his adopted home town of Nerja for many…
THE European Commission's new smartphone app ‘Going Abroad’ gives a wealth of information about motoring in other countries in the EU. The app is available for iPhone…
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