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A RESIDENT  of Mijas has donated to the town hall what local officials describe as a “priceless” historic stone with a Latin inscription believed to date from…
A GROUP of armed robbers beat and stabbed a man in his Alhaurín el Grande home last week and left him wearing a vest that they said…
MARBELLA town hall last week announced the launch of work on a 1.8-kilometre riverside path along the Río Guadaiza, from Nueva Andalucía to the Paseo Marítimo.  …
Thursday, 21 May 2015 07:48

Costa heads to the polls

VOTERS in Málaga province's 103 towns head to the polls this Sunday, May 24, along with the rest of the country, in what could be one of…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:49

Vélez gang supplied minors for sex

ELEVEN people aged between 35 and 75 have been detained in an investigation into the sexual exploitation of minors in Vélez-Málaga. The leader of the gang allegedly…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:46

Spain rejects EU migration quota plan

AFTER initial indications that Spain would agree to EU plans for member states to sign up to a migration quota, foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo has sided…
QATARI Sheik Al-Thani last week proposed new changes to the planned enlargement of the Bajadilla marina in Marbella, a project that has been mired in delays since…
DESPITE a slowing of sales in March, home sales in Málaga province jumped by nearly 13% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year,…
A TORREMOLINOS couple have been arrested after they filed a false robbery report that resulted in two men being wrongly arrested and jailed.   The couple last…
TAKING a photo of your tapas could win you a night in a hotel, dinner for two or a trip to the Caminito del Rey, thanks to…
THE city of Málaga is preparing for an evening of culture this Saturday (May 16) as the annual Noche en Blanco festival gets underway.   More than…
SOME 400 military and civilian emergency responders from around the country participated in a large-scale 12-hour emergency drill in Mijas last Friday.    Fire trucks, ambulances, police…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:07

Controversy over Costa music festival

WHAT had been planned as a three-day multi-band extravaganza of music and entertainment in La Cala de Mijas last week spiralled into a row between the town…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:04

Strike threatens Spanish soccer

SPAIN'S professional soccer league has taken legal action in an attempt to prevent this year’s season ending prematurely, with a final decision expected by the High Court…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:34

Four die in Airbus test crash

AN INVESTIGATION is underway into the deaths of four men when an Airbus A400M crashed on takeoff near Sevilla on Saturday. The aircraft was making a test…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 15:33

Boy in a suitcase

A 42-YEAR-old man and a 19-year-old woman were detained in Ceuta last Thursday after an attempt was made to smuggle an eight-year-old boy into Spain inside a…
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:53

Salad scandal hits Almería

A HARD-hitting British television report on farming practices in Almería and Murcia provinces has left the agricultural sector "shocked and indignant".   Channel 4 recently broadcast a…
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:52

No refund for flyers

A SPANISH court has ruled that airlines are not obliged to refund the cost of budget flight tickets, because the reduced price excludes them from the consumer…
Monday, 11 May 2015 07:51

Car hire confusion

THERE may be problems ahead for UK tourists planning to hire a car during their holiday in Spain from next month.   The British Vehicle Rental and…
ALHAURÍN de la Torre town hall last week announced the headline acts for its annual summer jazz fest, including two Grammy-winning American artists, bassist and composer Marcus…
THE Torremolinos Cercanías train station will soon have full disabled access after pre-construction work got underway last week for a 600,000-euro remodel of the station, which will…
A 24-YEAR-old man suspected of murdering of his girlfriend’s three-year-old son in February has declared his innocence in a Málaga court.  The body of Alejandro, who lived…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:49

Postal strikes on

CORREOS workers began a series of strikes this week in protest at a breakdown in negotiations over redundancies and wage cuts.   Last Thursday, a few branches…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:47

PP's gag law slammed

PROTESTS against the Partido Popular (PP) government's new security law are growing.    Last week a bare-chested Femen activist was dragged away from security minister Jorge Fernández…
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