Costa del Sol News

COSTA DEL SOL NEWS

A bench with a view … to helping others

A GROUP of charity-minded firefighters from Marbella last week climbed to the top of the town’s famous La Concha mountain to install a bench aimed...

Football and politics clash in Cataluña capital

FOOTBALL and politics clashed in Barcelona at the end of last week following the city’s mayor’s refusal to erect giant screens in the streets to...

Drug kingpin Robert Dawes’s right-hand man arrested

A DUTCHMAN described as the right-hand man of jailed British drug kingpin Robert Dawes has been arrested in Torremolinos. Emiel B., 42, was detained in a...

Fuente de Piedra starts trucking-in drinking water

The inland town of Fuente de Piedra last week began trucking in drinking water for local residents after the town’s tap water was declared...

Arrested for unfurling Spanish flag on Gibraltar

A SPANISH fringe-party politician was arrested in Gibraltar on Monday after he and several others allegedly hung a large Spanish flag on the mountainside on...

Taxi tariff study shows huge variations

A NEW survey by consumer group OCU across 54 cities shows that taxi fares in some Spanish cities can be almost twice as expensive as...

Fuengirola fire damage could rise to €1.5 million

THE cost of damages caused by a fire that gutted Fuengirola’s live music bar Pogs and forced 42 families out of their homes has...

Hot summer on the cards

SPAIN is set for another very hot summer, according to the seasonal forecast by state weather agency AEMET.AEMET meteorologists noted that "it is probable"...

PM curtails Gibraltar visit following the death of MP Jo Cox

UK PRIME Minister David Cameron’s historic visit to Gibraltar on Thursday was curtailed after news came of the fatal shooting of Labour Party MP Jo...

New hope for illegal homes

Amendments to the regional planning laws expected next month will bring forward the regularisation of many homes in the Axarquía and wider Andalucía presently...

Britons in OAP home scam

A BRITISH family are accused of running an illegal old people’s home from their house and trying to persuade residents to sign over their...

Sixty homes evacuated in Almargen fire

SIXTY homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure during a wheat field fire in Almargen on Monday, and one woman was treated for smoke inhalation,...

Warning over bogus Endesa bill emails containing virus

COMPUTER users are being warned of a serious virus being sent in bogus emails appearing to be from electricity company Endesa. If the files linked to...

David Mahon gets seven years for killing stepson

DAVID Mahon, stepfather of Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick who disappeared in Mijas in 2008, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for killing his...

Former Mijas mayor to testify in property auctions case

FORMER Mijas mayor and current Partido Popular councillor Ángel Nozal has been called to appear before a court that is investigating alleged irregularities in the...

The high cost of fraud

NEWS Staff ReporterRECENTLY released figures show that the market in counterfeit goods across Europe is causing manufacturers to lose more than €3,500 million a...

International culture fest in Torremolinos

By Oliver McIntyreTORREMOLINOS'S main square will become a bustling centre of international music, dance and cuisine this week as the town celebrates its first ever Festival...

‘Factory Outlet’ Friday market launched in Coín

  By Oliver McIntyreMarket-trawlers seeking a bargain on new rather than second-hand items have a new shopping option in the Guadalhorce valley.A weekly market has...

Historic photos displayed on Fuengirola’s streets

By James LangtonFUENGIROLA council’s year-long celebrations to mark the town’s 175th birthday are continuing, with the opening of a new outdoor photographic exhibition chronicling the...

Nerja’s beach restaurants face shake-up

 By Dave JamiesonCouncillors in Nerja have surprised beach restaurant owners by announcing that concessions on a number of them will not be automatically renewed...

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Roundabout Reopens

Arson Suspect

Clean Beaches

New Bus-Stops

Bike Detour

Robbery Arrests

Jellyfish App

Electricity Aid

More Transplants

Workplace Accident