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Whooping cough booster jab relaunched

THE Andalucía health service (SAS) has restarted the administering of whooping cough booster jabs for six-year-olds, after the boosters were curtailed in 2015 due...

Casares dog beach approved for summer use

Dog owners will be able to take their pets to the beach in Casares this summer after the town hall received approval from the...

€4,000 up for grabs in Torremolinos photo competition

PHOTOGRAPHERS have a chance to snap up a total of €4,000 in prizes in the 24th edition of the Ciudad de Torremolinos photography competition,...

Professors charged in fake drugs scam

TWO professors and three of their assistants at the University of the Balearic Islands have been charged with offences after they marketed a fake...

Heritage bid for Málaga delicacy gains momentum

A campaign recently launched by a Marbella group to get one of the Costa del Sol’s classic beach delicacies added to Unesco’s Intangible Cultural...

Cable thefts affecting phone and internet access

Three people were arrested on Saturday for a copper telephone cable theft in Alhaurín de la Torre that left over a thousand consumers without...

Belt up or get ‘snapped’

PEOPLE who drive their cars without fastening their seatbelts are now being watched by new cameras installed by the State’s traffic department (DGT), and...

Leicester fans sentenced in Madrid

LEICESTER City Football Club says it is working with UEFA to establish the “full facts” behind disturbances involving their fans in Madrid last week....

Support grows against Nerja golf course project

A PRESSURE group formed in Nerja in January to fight against a new golf and hotel complex says it has gathered 700 signatures of...

Keyless car thieves caught

THIEVES who used sophisticated electronic devices to break into vehicles and homes in Málaga, Alicante and other provinces have been arrested by National Police.

Hospital construction contract awarded

WORK on Estepona’s future hospital could start as soon as next month, said officials after the town hall awarded the construction contract. After reviewing nearly 40...

Caminito del Rey photo contest offers €1,000 prize

SHUTTERBUGS have a chance to win €1,000 in a photography competition focused on the Caminito del Rey cliff-side walkway at El Chorro. The competition is...

Benalmádena motorway exit contract awarded

AN END appears to be in sight to a problem that affects thousands of Costa del Sol drivers on a daily basis, after the Ministry...

Filmed suicide reopens euthanasia debate

THE suicide of a 58-year-old retired electrician from Madrid ten days ago has re-opened the debate on regulated euthanasia in Spain. José Antonio Arrabal chose...

British scientist honoured in Antequera

A BUST of the British scientist and astronomer Michael Hoskin has been unveiled on a new viewpoint in Antequera. The site overlooks the city’s...

Centuries-old Easter tradition broken in Málaga

Disquiet has been expressed in Málaga this week after one of the city’s brotherhoods was denied permission to continue a centuries-old Holy Week tradition.

Pirate TV service shut down

SIX people have been detained by National Police in Málaga in a crackdown on the illegal distribution of pay-TV channels. An investigation into the operation...

Train to Marbella stalled as state budget for province plunges

The long-awaited project to extend the Málaga-Fuengirola Cercanías train line to Marbella has hit the skids once again as the state budget presented by...

ETA hands over weapons

THE Spanish government says that last weekend’s disarmament by the Basque separatist group ETA was a media operation “to hide their defeat.” In a statement,...

Share a cab and save cash

Conventional taxi drivers in Málaga are stemming the loss of passengers to car-sharing businesses by introducing a similar scheme of their own. The main...

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