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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:51

Spain confirms first chikungunya case

SPAIN'S  first confirmed home case of chikungunya was confirmed in Valencia on Monday.   The viral infection is transmitted by mosquitoes and causes a fever followed by…
A SPANISH man has cycled 2,800 kilometres from the British town of Loughborough to Estepona to raise money for Hope Against Cancer, in memory of his brother…
Monday, 31 August 2015 07:53

Marbella seeks fix to A-7 traffic jams

MARBELLA town hall is seeking action from the Public Works Ministry to put an end to the daily traffic snarls on the A-7 between Puerto Banús and…
Friday, 28 August 2015 09:18

Water nightmare in Árchez

RESIDENTS in Árchez say this summer has become a water nightmare with some properties cut off from the supply for around three months, despite numerous meetings with…
Friday, 28 August 2015 08:34

Region set to defy new Mountain Law

THE region of Extremadura which was hit by a massive countryside fire a fortnight ago is to defy the government's new Ley de Montes, or Mountain Law…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:41

Health card U-turn expected

MARIANO Rajoy's goverment may be about to perform a U-turn on the subject of free health care for undocumented immigrants.   The move appears to have been…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:19

Hackers expose local cheaters

ACCORDING to the specialist publication Wired, a group calling themselves Impact Team managed to access the contact details of all of the site's members worldwide.   Nationally,…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:40

High-risk British paedophile arrested

FIVE Britons are amongst 13 people arrested for allegedly exchanging child pornography via the internet, announced the National Police.   A statement from the force said that…
A WIDFIRE in Benahavís on Saturday moved authorities to temporarily declare a Level 1 alert in the zone and around a dozen homes were evacuated, though none…
AN INTERNATIONAL manhunt launched last week for murder suspect Sergio Morate has ended in his arrest in Lugoj, Romania.   Morate, 30, is suspected of killing two…
SIXTEEN dogs and cats were abandoned in Spain every hour during 2014.   The statistic comes from a new report by the Affinity Foundation which says abandonment…
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:46

Into gear for the Vuelta

MARBELLA is gearing up for the start of the 70th annual Vuelta de España, which begins this Saturday, August 22, in Puerto Banus.   The town's mayor…
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:42

Arson attack leaves family homeless

A 39-YEAR-OLD Málaga man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to the home of his 36-year-old brother and his family.   Last Friday's events, which…
Businesses in Málaga have complained of a crackdown by the tax authorities during the month when many owners and their professional advisors are on holiday and unavailable…
THE mother of a three-year-old boy who died in Coín last Wednesday after falling out of an open window has been provisionally freed as investigations into the…
TWO major incidents last weekend saw the Costa's fire-fighters evacuate 2,000 people from both Benahavis Feria and a Manilva holiday resort as multiple hectares of scrubland were…
Friday, 21 August 2015 11:58

BAGGAGE HANDLER STRIKES IN MÁLAGA

EMPLOYEES of a company which handles luggage for a number of airlines at Málaga's airport are to stage a series of strikes, starting tomorrow, Friday 21 August.…
HUNDREDS of people were evacuated from their homes in Extremadura at the end of last week as a countryside fire spread rapidly in hot, dry and windy…
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:43

CASH POINT RIP-OFF SPREADS TO THIRD BANK

  BANCO Santander has joined CaixaBank and BBVA by announcing that it too will be charging people who are not their customers to use their cash point…
TENSIONS  over the waters surrounding Gibraltar were reignited last weekend, after Spanish SVA anti-drug trafficking helicopters and vessels entered Gibraltar's territorial waters in the pursuit of drug…
Monday, 17 August 2015 11:30

CAMINITO FREE UNTIL MARCH

THRILL seekers will be pleased to learn that admission to the Caminito del Rey is to continue to be free of charge until at least March 2016.…
Friday, 14 August 2015 10:34

SUMMER TRAFFIC CLOGS MÁLAGA ROADS

MOTORWAYS around the city of Málaga are presently carrying 40,000 more vehicles daily than normal.   In the case of the AP-46 toll road between Málaga and…
Friday, 14 August 2015 10:30

BIN WARS BREAK OUT IN MÁLAGA

CONTROVERSAIL proposals to fine workers in Málaga if they do not place rubbish inside bins has come under fire from employees and unions.   City hall last…
Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:41

Torrox beach makes UK headlines

THE Málaga resort of Torrox has made headlines in the British press following the town hall's decision to fine anyone trying to reserve a prime sunbathing spot…
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