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A VIDEO of a local police officer in Cataluña telling a member of the public he would lie in court has become a hit on the Internet.…
FOR the first time ever, Spain has overtaken Italy as the world's top olive oil exporter to the United States and Japan. However, there are warnings of…
Friday, 22 August 2014 10:07

Mijas racetrack jumps back into action

HIGH-LEVEL horse competitions are set to return to the Hipódromo Costa del Sol racetrack in Mijas beginning this autumn after the town hall awarded a new contract…
Friday, 22 August 2014 08:25

Coín’s top tomatoes fetch 620 euros

A SMALL box of Coín’s best tomatoes sold for 620 euros at auction after the town’s annual tomato growing contest last Friday.   Sebastián Pacheco of Coín’s…
POLICE have arrested five people after a woman in Marbella was scammed out of 750,000 euros by a man who claimed to be the prime minister of…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:35

Car hire companies named and shamed

THREE car rental companies - Europcar, Avis and Hertz - have been accused by the European Commission (EC) of 'discriminatory practices' over online transactions.   According to…
RESIDENTS of the Castillo de Santa Clara building in Torremolinos have installed a painted tile portrait in memory of Briton Anne Margaret Roe, who with her husband…
FIVE young men, two of them minors, have been arrested by police in Málaga on suspicion of a sexual assault on a 20-year-old girl. The victim was…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:44

Ebola patient dies in Madrid

THE 75-year-old Spanish priest who was flown to Spain after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia (CDSN last week) died in hospital in Madrid on Tuesday morning.…
Monday, 18 August 2014 10:18

Cannabis club controls

THE regional government in Cataluña is to introduce controls on around 400 cannabis clubs which have been formed in the last couple of years. Most of the…
Monday, 18 August 2014 10:15

'Lover boy' sex gang arrested

THIRTEEN  people have been arrested by National Police in an operation which freed 11 Romanian women who were sexually exploited by their fellow nationals in Spain.  …
AT LAST  the deadlock has been broken.   Workmen building the extension to the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella knocked off in 2011, when 50% of…
Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:59

Mijas opens new fire prevention office

TRUE to his word the mayor of Mijas, Ángel Nozal, has opened a new Fire Prevention Office.   Just under two weeks ago, with the ashes barely…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:31

Horses found dead in Álora cruelty case

TWO people have been charged following the discovery of the remains of at least six horses on a farm in Álora.   Around 30 more were suffering…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:22

Nerja Museum director stabbed to death

THE DIRECTOR of Nerja's History Museum has been stabbed to death at her home in Torrox Costa.   A Spanish man, believed to be her former partner,…
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 13:24

Catalan waiter claims king is his father

A CATALAN waiter who claims that King Juan Carlos is his father is reported to be pursuing a paternity suit in the Supreme Court. Albert Solá Jiménez…
SPAIN has been given 90 days to respond to the recommendations of a United Nations working group which has investigated how the country is handling reports of…
Friday, 08 August 2014 10:01

Economy 'better,' says PM

AS Spain was packing its bags for the annual August break, Mariano Rajoy was telling journalists that the country's economy is performing "better than expected." At last…
Friday, 08 August 2014 09:39

Busy August puts pressure on the coast

LAST weekend was one of the busiest of the year for the tourism sector with thousands arriving at resort along the Costa del Sol for their annual…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:26

Ronda golf complex moves on

THE CONTROVERSIAL project to build a luxury housing and golf development near Ronda moved forward last week, according to mayor María de la Paz Fernández. She said…
JAMIE MOORE, the former European light-middleweight champion, is recovering in the Hospital Costa del Sol after being shot twice in the legs on Sunday as he got…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:58

Mijas burns again, and again

A SECOND countryside fire in Mijas in less than a fortnight is believed to have been started deliberately.   There were no reported injuries, but properties were…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:56

SUMMER PHONE FRAUD WARNING

      Consumer groups have issued a summer warning over an increasing number of reports to defraud private individuals through telephone calls. They say these scams…
A RULING from the Supreme Court last week means that suspected drug traffickers arrested in international waters can be prosecuted in Spain.   The move will end…
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