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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:43

Have your say

EXPATS are being urged to have their say over the UK government's consultation document on personal tax allowance. The Costa News group's front page story 'Tax Plan…
Monday, 29 September 2014 09:40

Huge cigarette fraud uncovered

A LARGE-SCALE illegal tobacco factory in Ávala has been closed by police. It is estimated to have been producing 1.5 million packs of cigarettes and generating 4.5…
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:40

Luggage charges legal, says European Court

VUELING has won its appeal against Galicia’s Consumer Court after it was fined for charging passengers extra fees for checked-in luggage.  Last week, the European Court of…
A BRITISH filmmaker with close ties to the Costa is to have the world premiere of his B-movie thriller Blood And Carpet at the Marbella International Film…
Friday, 26 September 2014 09:44

Trafalgar lighthouse slated for tourism use

THE Trafalgar lighthouse in Barbate could be converted into an interpretive centre on the Battle of Trafalgar and possibly a hotel or restaurant, under plans being developed…
USERS of the Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella will have to pay for parking, beginning possibly next month.   The company in charge of the long-stalled…
SLIGHTLY more than 4,000 homeowners in Mijas will be seeing an increase in their IBI property tax bill after officials detected their homes had been enlarged or…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:47

New hope for illegal homes

THOUSANDS of properties built illegally on land which was not classified for construction could be regularised following an announcement from the Junta de Andalucía last Wednesday.   …
Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:45

False feria rape victim given jail term

THE  20-year-old woman who falsely claimed she had been sexually assaulted by five youths during Málaga’s annual fair in August was given a 10- month suspended prison…
A DUTCHMAN who has been in jail for 11 years for the rape of three women in Fuengirola has seen his case reopened after DNA samples from…
YOU'VE heard of the charity ice bucket challenge – now get prepared for the fire hose challenge.   A local group has organised an event this weekend…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:55

Five arrested in laughing gas bust

POLICE have arrested five people for allegedly selling ‘laughing gas’ balloons at nightclubs in Marbella.   The balloons filled with nitrous oxide – which gives a quick…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:34

Tax plan bombshell

MANY British expats who earn a UK government pension or income from a property back home will be hit hard if plans to axe their tax allowance…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:54

Alleged baby-abuse parents face 11 years each

A COUPLE accused of beating their 17-day old baby and causing injuries he took a year and a half to recover from are facing 11 years in…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:35

Spain’s terrorism alert increase sparks debate

AFTER raising its terror threat level from low to high, Spain is living a week of international discussion and debate on the stand against the Islamic State…
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:31

Road threat to lynx

A TOTAL of 17 Iberian lynx - the most endangered species of cat in the world - have been run over and killed so far in 2014.…
THE tiny pueblo of Genalguacil in the Genal valley area of the Serranía de Ronda found itself splashed on the pages of The New York Times earlier…
Friday, 12 September 2014 08:48

Marbella announces IBI tax cut for 2015

MARBELLA town is to reduce the IBI property tax rate by 10 per cent in 2015, announced mayor Ángeles Muñoz last week. Further, it will double the…
MOTION sensors are to be installed in Málaga’s Parque del Oeste after a night time attack on one of the animals which live there.  Last week, one…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:32

Charity reaches new heights

AVID hill walker Tony Simmonds, who turns 75 next month, will celebrate his birthday by making the climb of his life – and raising money for Cudeca…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:30

Felipe and Letizia in Málaga

KING Felipe VI has talked of the international importance of Málaga and the Costa del Sol during his first official visit to the province as Spain’s monarch. …
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:31

Irish gangster shot dead in Marbella

A MAN alleged to be an Irish gangster was shot to death by two masked men as he sat on the terrace of bar in the Elviria…
THE EUROPEAN Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled against Spain on Wednesday in a case that could reduce the amount of inheritance tax the Treasury can charge foreigners…
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:32

PP coup bid

THE DETAILS of the controversial electoral reform proposed by the Partido Popular (PP), which would give control of local councils to whichever party receives the most votes,…
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