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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:31

No bobbies on beaches

  MEMBERS of police forces from around Europe and North Africa will be joining the Guardia Civil to carry out special patrols in tourist hotspots. According to…
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:41

Summer water cuts in force

AROUND a dozen outlying communities in the Axarquía are reported to be having serious problems with their drinking water supply this summer. As populations triple with the…
A CHINESE investment group may have succeeded in its 10,000-euro bid to take over the 'ghost' airport at Ciudad Real. Last Friday, Tzaneen International was awarded the…
SMALL drone aircraft are aiding lifeguards to protect swimmers at two Costa beaches.   The scheme is part of a programme launched by Vodafone ONE at five…
Friday, 24 July 2015 10:07

Happy ending for walkabout donkey

THE SAGE of Romera, a seven year-old donkey who was rescued from the slaughterhouse two months ago by ARCH horse and donkey rescue centre before going missing…
A 37-YEAR-old Colombian woman has been arrested in Madrid by police investigating how a two-week old baby came to be dumped in a rubbish bin.   Officers…
A 50-YEAR-OLD Guardia Civil officer from Granada has died in an explosion in Almería, where he was stationed as part of the force's Tedax 'bomb squad'. Emiliano…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 07:51

Speeders beware

A CAMPAIGN to catch speeding motorists is being run by the Guardia Civil and the national traffic authority (DGT) until Sunday (July 26).   Guardia Civil traffic…
SEVERAL small fires in Marbella, Ojén, Mijas and Alhaurín de la Torre over the last week were quickly contained and caused only minor damage, while a larger…
TWO British men have been arrested in connection with the death of a German man who died at a Mijas bar last Wednesday night.   The victim,…
Monday, 20 July 2015 07:57

Car ‘docked’ at Puerto Marina

A CAR parked at Benalmádena’s Puerto Marina last Tuesday rolled off the quay and landed on top of a small boat moored at the dock, which saved…
BANKS failing to pay community fees for homes in their possession are responsible for nearly a quarter (23.6 per cent) of all such outstanding payments in Málaga…
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:01

Beach stingers

AFTER two summers of minimal presence of jellyfish on Costa beaches, the gelatinous creatures appear to have resurged this year, with hundred of bathers stung at beaches…
A CATHOLIC group in Asturias is calling for the country's beaches to be segregated by sex to avoid the possibility of "sins of the flesh." Their campaign…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 07:56

Heat wave set to continue

AN 82-YEAR-old man has died in Sevilla after suffering heat stroke. The present heat wave which has seen inland temperatures soar into the 40s is expected to…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 07:54

Worst summer fire hits Granada

A SPARK from a high-tension power cable in Granada last Wednesday is thought to have set fire to a tree, a freak action which then developed into…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 16:56

Brits' fake kidnap foiled

AN ELABORATE hoax kidnapping, staged by a British couple in the Costa Blanca resort of Guardamar del Segura, was rumbled by Guardia Civil with the help of…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 16:51

Appeal for missing donkey

THE ARCH horse and donkey rescue centre is appealing for any information on the whereabouts of Romera, a seven year-old donkey who disappeared last Friday evening, July…
THE governing Partido Popular (PP) has been accused of using illegal means of financing throughout its entire lifetime. The claim came last week from the party's former…
AN ongoing investigation into the issuing of fake boating licenses that began in Cadiz last November has now stretched to the province of Málaga, with six people…
THE course of the Chíllar river north of Nerja is hugely popular with walkers, especially in hot weather. However, the town hall is concerned that the number…
A GROUP of homeowners in Cártama's Casaola urbanisation have launched legal action against the architect who designed the development, who they blame for numerous cracks and other…
Friday, 10 July 2015 07:32

UK's 'Most Wanted' tours the Costas

A 13-FOOT-high digital screen broadcasting the faces of 18 of Britain's most wanted fugitives is on tour around British expat hotspots on the Costa.   It's the…
Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:05

Car park thieves foiled

THREE people have been arrested in Málaga during a National Police investigation into a series of thefts of valuables from tourists.   In early June, a series…
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