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Costa policeman takes toys to Greek refugee camps

A NATIONAL policeman from the Benalmádena-Torremolinos police commissary has set off on a charity cycling trip around Greece, to visit children in the country’s refugee...

Upgrades for nearly 120km of hiking trails

THE provincial government, the Diputación de Málaga, is set to undertake a series of projects aimed at upgrading over 100 kilometres of existing hiking...

Málaga swimmer is first European around Manhattan

CHRISTIAN Jongeneel of Málaga has become the first Spaniard and first European to complete the gruelling open-water swim around Manhattan in New York. He...

Patients in Málaga have longest wait for operations

PATIENTS have to wait longer in Málaga than in any other province of Andalucía to undergo non-urgent surgical procedures, according to data from the...

Mojacar in terrorist thriller shoot

MOJACAR was at the centre of a terrorist attack last week – but only as part of a made-for-TV Dutch series being filmed at...

New warning on virtual kidnap calls

NATIONAL Police have issued a warning following the growing number of cases of virtual kidnappings reported in the city of Málaga, as well as...

The cost of Brexit

THE EU is set to impose new border controls which could affect British citizens travelling to Europe from a post-Brexit UK. These include an entry-exit...

One dead, others injured in Sunday morning blast

ONE person died and 17 others were injured in an explosion which rocked a resort town north of Barcelona at the weekend. The blast...

Ex-mayor stirs PP election controversy

ACTING prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempts to present a positive image of his party, the Partido Popular, ahead of regional elections in Galicia and...

Málaga finally gets green light for large city park

THE long-stalled project to turn Málaga’s old Campamento Benítez military base into a large public park has finally received the green light to move...

Málaga’s Smurf village gets a new boost

MÁLAGA'S provincial government, the Diputación de Málaga, has announced a major investment in the Serranía de Ronda’s blue-walled village of Júzcar, with €300,000 to...

New delay for Benalmádena A-7 motorway exit fix

BENALMÁDENA town hall confirmed last week that the town’s mayor, Victor Navas, is to send a letter to the Public Works Ministry in the...

Torremolinos hails town centre revival but residents complain of noise

TORREMOLINOS town hall last week hailed the revival of the town centre, and in particular the positive effects of the creation of its new...

Train station construction work affects services

A NEW project to improve accessibility within Benalmádena’s Arroyo de la Miel Cercanías train station began on Monday, and will affect some early and...

New home mortgage loans surge by 24%

IN THE latest statistic showing a continuing recovery in the property market, Málaga province saw a 24.4% boost in the number of new home...

Oasis Audrey extradition refused due to ‘invalid warrant’

A UK court refused to extradite ‘Oasis Audrey’ to Spain “because the European Arrest Warrant was not valid”. Former owner of the now-defunct estate agency...

Back to school buckle-up

SPAIN'S traffic department, the DGT, has launched a major new country-wide crackdown on the use of seatbelts and children’s safety seats. The week-long surveillance campaign,...

Man arrested for Gary Hutch murder

The Guardia Civil have arrested a man they describe as the alleged killer of Irish gangster Gary Hutch, who was gunned down in Mijas...

Archidona suffers major weekend fire

A 41-YEAR-old local man has been detained on suspicion of starting a fire which raged near Archidona at the weekend razing at least 100...

Aladdin’s cave discovered

  ART works of "incalculable value" have been seized in Torrevieja. A spokesman for the Guardia Civil said they had arrested a 51-year-old Spaniard and are...

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