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Romantic dinner up for grabs in sweetheart photo promo

IN HONOUR of last week’s celebration of Valentine’s Day, Torremolinos town hall launched a promo highlighting the town as a romantic destination for couples...

Málaga’s ‘Cube’ to get five more years

AN AGREEMENT in principle has been reached to extend the presence of the Pompidou Centre in Málaga by a further five years, it was...

More crimes included in prison term reform bill

THE government has approved a proposal to expand the list of offences for which the maximum prison sentence available to Spain’s courts can be...

Votes for all

EXPATS will win a “lifelong” right to vote in British elections after a wide-ranging consultation on its key votes for life strategy, the government...

Pig farm scandal hots up

TWO high-street supermarket chains in Belgium have removed El Pozo cured meat products from their shelves following explosive claims about animal mistreatment at a...

Lack of disabled access at train station sparks protest

AN activist group formed by nearly 30 associations, political parties and trade unions has been launched to demand the launch of work on the...

No bullfights for kids, says UN

THE United Nations says exposure to bullfighting could have “damaging effects” on children. A report from the Committee for the Rights of the Child recommends...

Drug boat crackdown

THE Spanish Home Office announced last week that new regulations are being planned to try and restrict the use of rigid-hulled inflatable boats, frequently...

Cataluña’s saga continues

FIVE of the 32 people being investigated in Cataluña following the region’s independence referendum in October say they ceased their activity because it was...

British MP to introduce Private Member’s Bill on votes for life

BRITISH MP Glyn Davies is introducing a Private Member’s Bill on votes for life for expats on Friday, February 23, when it has its...

UK Passport price hike

AS FROM March 27, UK passport prices are set to rise considerably for those applying by post. The current £72.50 charge for an adult passport...

Spain to ‘slim’ down food

THE government and leaders in the food and beverages sector have signed an agreement which will see large reductions in added sugars, saturated fats...

No docking, snipping or cutting from now on

Docking the tail of a dog, cutting its ears or vocal chords, and a wide range of other practices related to animals became illegal...

Big boost in rural tourism visitor numbers

The number of visitors enjoying the delights of Málaga province’s inland rural accommodation options grew at a rate of more than 40% last year,...

Coach cries foul after club kicked from school league

The British coach of a Mijas-based football club has claimed his teams have been discriminated against, after they were removed from the town’s school...

Snatch shoot arrives in Marbella’s old town

Filming for the British-American television series Snatch, which has been shooting at various locations around the province in recent weeks, arrived to Marbella’s old-town...

Vatican scammers arrested in Fuengirola

A criminal organisation based in Fuengirola that posed as a fake branch of the Vatican Bank to swindle companies around the world out of...

MRI boost for local hospitals

Residents of the Guadalhorce valley will no longer have to travel to Málaga for MRI scans, with work now underway on the installation of...

Expats escape deadly blaze

A Benalmádena couple are thanking their lucky stars, after they escaped from a blaze that gutted their apartment and destroyed almost all of their...

‘It’s over’ said Catalan separatist leader

TALKS have been continuing in Brussels between Cataluña’s former leader Carles Puigdemont and his supporters following the failed investiture debate in the Catalan parliament...

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Mijas snowboarder becomes Spanish hero at Olympics

A 26-year-old snowboarder from Mijas became a national sports hero last week when he became the third Spaniard ever to win a medal at...

Pablo’s legacy carries on