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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:49

New law restricts use of e-cigarettes

THE use of electronic cigarettes in public places has been restricted under a new Consumer Defence Law.  The legislation is now in force after being published last…
  THE European Parliament last week voted to ban roaming charges beginning in December 2015 as part of its broader telecoms reform   The move means EU…
CASES of melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, have increased by nearly 40% in the last four years as the effects of “abusive” sun exposure in the…
VISITORS to Málaga could soon by able to soar towards the sky aboard a new city centre Ferris wheel before exploring the ocean depths in a new…
FRIGILIANA'S  mayor has issued a reminder that all land owners are obliged by law to comply with the self-protection plan against countryside fires.  Javier López Ruiz says…
  CUDECA founder Joan Hunt OBE last week announced her retirement as president of the cancer hospice foundation after more than two decades at the helm. Her…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:36

Animal abuse app

A MOBILE phone application to enable people to denounce cruelty to animals has been launched.   National animal rights organisation Observatorio Justicia y Defensa Animal presented the…
  BUS users in Málaga province could see disruption of service over the Semana Santa holiday with workers at the CTSA-Portillo bus company set to go on…
POLICE arrested the former girlfriend and suspected killer of Andrew Bush, a British jeweller from Bristol, in her native Slovakia on Tuesday afternoon. Bush had been found…
    A PREGNANT, 34-year-old woman from Granada has made medical history by becoming the first person to be diagnosed with WhatsAppitis.    The patient, who awoke…
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:21

The great fuel rip-off

 MOTORISTS in Spain are being ripped off by multi-national oil companies.   This was the conclusion of minister for industry José Manuel Soria this week when he…
SPANISH train operator Renfe last week launched its programmes for its 2014 luxury rail travel season, focussing on shorter, more affordable trips on its vintage coaches in…
  THE new southern approach road to Málaga airport is now fully open, as is another stretch of the coastal autovía in Granada.  Public works minister Ana…
Friday, 04 April 2014 06:46

City bike-sharing scheme expands

MÁLAGA'S bicycle sharing scheme, “málagabici,” now has over 10,000 subscribers, with more than 50 people using one of the bikes every day to get around the city. …
  A WOMAN who was speeding and using her mobile phone when her car collided with and killed two people in Málaga has been sentenced to three…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:31

PAYBACK TIME

ELECTRICITY companies are to return an average of 34 euros to every customer on an upcoming bill.   The companies are to return a total of some…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 13:49

Illegal bingo games busted

POLICE have broken up two illegal bingo games held in local social clubs in Cártama and Álora, announced the Junta de Andalucía on Monday. Officers seized nearly…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:56

Freak accident in Nerja restaurant

TWO Dutch tourists are recovering after being seriously burned while eating in a Nerja restaurant last week.  They are reported to have been injured after being served…
TWO million people took part in a huge demonstration in Madrid on Saturday evening, according to organisers. This was the culmination of the Marchas de la Dignidad…
  ADOLFO Suárez, Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister after the death of Franco and a key figure in the country’s transition to democracy, died last Sunday…
THE Andalucía parliament has given its support to a proposal for the creation of a train service form Málaga to El Chorro and Fuente de Piedra with…
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:36

Spanish fascination

  LIFE  in Spain, the creation of a fictional crime detective, and a real-life Spanish spy were all topics for discussion in an entertaining lecture given by…
  ALHAURÍN de la Torre town hall has launched work on cutting nearly 2.5 kilometres of firebreaks to protect homes in zones of the town adjacent to…
Monday, 31 March 2014 08:27

Illegal home topples Junta official

  THE newly appointed director of the Junta de Andalucía’s energy agency, Luciano González, resigned from his post last week amid allegations that he owns an illegal…
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