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MORE than half a million foreigners registered as residents decided to leave Spain last year, according to the latest figures by the national institute of statistics (INE).…
Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:28

Faster airport checks

MÁLAGA airport has installed new devices capable of using biometric controls to identify passengers.  The authorities say that these will streamline border controls “enormously” as they negate…
THE police and the anti-corruption prosecutor are investigating 17 companies in Málaga province for allegedly taking public funding to provide job-training courses that were substandard or, in…
A COURT in the Moroccan city of Tetuan last week imprisoned a British man who is suspected of the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Vélez-Málaga…
A SERIAL rapist who was released from prison in December was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a woman in Lugo, Galicia. Félix Vidal…
THE Gibraltar Music Festival has added another three world class acts to the bill for September 6: Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley and…
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:31

Bishop’s gay views cause outrage

THE Bishop of Málaga has denied criticising adoption by same-sex couples and says he respects homosexual men and women.  In a statement last Friday, Jesús Catalá responded…
  A HUGE lobster weighing over five kilos has been ‘pardoned’ from the cook pot to instead live out its days at Benalmádena’s Sea-Life aquarium.   In…
  THE JUNTA de Andalucía has announced the launch of a process to have the Sierra de las Nieves declared a National Park. The Junta’s Environment Department…
  THE COLLEGE  of Physicians has opened disciplinary proceedings against the director of Benalmádena’s Chare public hospital, Luis Moreno, due to what the Sindicato Médico medical union…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:02

Banderas in Málaga for Easter

MÁLAGA-BORN actor Antonio Banderas is paying his usual Easter week visit to his home city this week, and last Saturday presided at the second annual gala of…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:57

HOME REPO SHOCK

  BRITONS Peter and Katrina Etherington had the shock of their lives when they came to their La Nucía holiday home last week to find that it…
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…
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