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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,…
MÁLAGA province posted Spain’s biggest year-on-year boost in home sales in the second quarter of this year and the fourth highest number of sales, according to data…
Friday, 05 September 2014 08:20

Cruising into Málaga

THE$ port of Málaga is set for a busy week, culminating in a visit from one of the world’s largest cruise liners, the Oasis of the Seas. …
INVESTIGATORS have made preliminary reports on two recent countryside fires and have arrived at similar conclusions.  Around 200 hectares of pine forest and scrubland east of Granada…
TORREMOLINOS'S ruling Partido Popular this week demanded explanations from opposition PSOE councillor José Ortiz after he was named in relation to the ongoing investigations into irregularities in…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 16:51

Wrongly accused

THE parents of five-year-old Ashya King have been reunited with their son in Málaga. Brett and Naghemeh King were released late on Tuesday after being held in…
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 16:49

Another VIP flight breaks down

SPAIN'S air force has suffered two more humiliating breakdowns while transporting a VIP. Foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo was delayed two and a half hours during a…
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 08:29

Tourist arrivals hit new record

The number of tourists arriving in Spain reached a record high in July, according to last week's official government data.   The total of 8.3 million was…
Monday, 01 September 2014 16:47

Call for performing animal ban in Málaga

As Málaga's annual fair recently drew to a close, the candidate representing the Partido Andalucista in the upcoming race to be the next mayor called for live…
THE Spanish government's announcement last week that it is to carry out improvement works to 'facilitate frontier flow' at the La Linea border with Gibraltar, in compliance…
RONDA town hall has asked local residents to help stamp out fly tipping that has resulted in piles of construction rubble and other debris along dirt tracks…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:18

Costa tourism chiefs woo British birders

AS PART of an ongoing effort to woo UK birders to the Costa, tourism chiefs in Málaga province sent a delegation to the recent British Birdwatchers Fair…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:15

TIP-OFFS EXPOSE ILLEGAL JOBS

ALMOST two-third of anonymous tip-offs about illegal employment have led to a fraudulent practice being uncovered. The Employment Ministry said on Friday that in the first year…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:10

Card fraudsters nabbed in Marbella

POLICE  have arrested five people in the break-up of a gang that allegedly used deceptive tactics to make off with people's bank cards and PIN codes and…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:08

THAT SINKING FEELING

THE sixth edition of Gibraltar's Charity Cardboard Boat Race took place in Ocean Village Marina last Saturday and everyone agreed it was probably the best year yet.…
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…
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