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Friday, 21 November 2014 09:37

Málaga names and shames ticketed drivers

DAYS may be numbered for those who manage to avoid paying fines for traffic violations. Almost 12,000 drivers who have failed to pay the penalties have been…
THE demolition of two properties in Cantoria, Almería, this week sparked a wave of protest with press, politicians and demonstrators gathering in the small hamlet of Las…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:23

Second-hand homes lead surge in sales

IN THE first three quarters of this year home sales in Málaga province have jumped by 9% compared to the same period last year, thanks to a…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:15

Happy ending to dog’s tale

A 29-YEAR-old Málaga man has been fined 6,000 euros after being found guilty of animal cruelty and injuring a passer-by who tried to stop him.  Luckily, the…
A MAN has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for a series of sex attacks on young British women in Fuengirola.   The Málaga provincial court…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:06

Málaga at International Cruise Summit

A DELEGATION from Málaga was in Madrid last week to attend the International Cruise Summit, a two-day event which debated the future of an industry which last…
THE sister of King Felipe may stand trial alongside her husband in 2016. Last Friday, judges in Mallorca ruled unanimously that she should remain an official suspect…
A COMPANY that was fined 813,000 euros for chopping down 271 pine trees on a private property in the Rancho de la Luz zone of Mijas has…
Monday, 17 November 2014 08:12

Plaza Mayor plans new €70m expansion

THE Plaza Mayor shopping and entertainment centre in Málaga is set to launch a 70 million-euro expansion that will see the creation of a nearly 13,000-square foot…
MANY towns on the Costa have carried out campaigns aimed at urging residents to become ‘empadronado’, or registered on the local ‘padrón’ census, but Mijas is taking…
Friday, 14 November 2014 08:17

Guardia Civil smashes car theft gang

FIVE people have been arrested in the break-up of a gang that stole cars in Málaga province and elsewhere for export to Eastern Europe.   Guardia Civil…
Friday, 14 November 2014 08:14

Fourteen killed in Murcia coach crash

FOURTEEN people died and several others were seriously injured on Saturday when a coach came off the road in Murcia, tumbled down a 15-metre embankment and came…
Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:46

Málaga family suffer violent robbery

A MÁLAGA  businessman has been the victim of robbery with violence in his own home while he was carrying his eight-month-old daughter in his arms. The terrifying…
TORREMOLINOS mayor Pedro Fernández Montes on Monday presided over the official naming of a local street after Holocaust survivor and activist Violeta Friedman.   Mrs Friedman (1930,…
Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:32

Crime rates tumble in Spain

CRIME in Spain is on the decline, according to last week’s data from the country’s police forces – but it is unclear if this has translated to…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:57

Cataluña voters say ‘Yes’ to independence

PROVISIONAL results indicate that over 80 per cent of those who voted in Cataluña’s informal consultation on independence on Sunday are in favour of complete separation from…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 09:34

Former Spanish PM Aznar admits Gaddafi deal

THE former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar has admitted being paid to act as a go-between in setting up a deal with Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.…
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:32

Call for child poverty pact

A STATE pact is urgently needed to address the problem of child poverty in Spain, where one in four children lives below the poverty threshold, assured the…
MÁLAGA'S mayor Francisco de la Torre last week presided over the official launch of the Casa Gerald Brenan in Churriana as a cultural centre.   The new…
Monday, 10 November 2014 08:15

Expats urged to vote

EXPATS are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote in next May’s municipal elections.   Last week Mijas and Estepona town halls put out a…
Friday, 07 November 2014 08:13

Warning on new terrorism offensive

THE government has warned that terrorists could use the Ebola virus as a biological weapon.  The secretary of state for security, Francisco Martinez, told parliament last week…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:34

Spanish Ebola victim goes home

THE Spanish assistant nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa left Madrid's Carlos III hospital yesterday, Wednesday, after being declared completely cured of…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:41

No money for Guadalhorce hospital

ACTIVISTS fighting for the launch of the built but still unopened Guadalhorce valley hospital expressed new concerns last week after it was revealed that the Junta de…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:37

Greyhounds die while being shipped to Spain

IRELAND'S Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation after 11 greyhounds being shipped to Spain where found dead aboard an Irish Ferries vessel when it arrived in…
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