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Costa hospital launches protocol to detect rape-drug use

THE  Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella has launched a protocol aimed at detecting the use of so-called rape-drugs, substances that can be put...

British boy loses MasterChef bid but wins hearts in Spain

An eight-year-old British boy who has been competing on Spain’s version of Junior MasterChef washed out of the show in the semi-final last week,...

Repair works for December storm damage underway

WORK is now underway on €4.7 million of repair and improvement work on hydraulic infrastructure and watershed drainage streams in Málaga province in the...

A million visitors to inland Málaga

Tourism in Málaga’s inland areas had a bumper 2016, as the amount of visitors exceeded one-million for the first time last year, according to...

Large drugs finds in La Viñuela and Antequera

NATIONAL Police officers in Vélez-Málaga have detained four Spanish men in their 30s after a large cultivation of marijuana was found in La Viñuela....

Ronda’s new hospital to open on Tuesday

RONDA'S long-awaited new hospital is to finally open its doors to the general public this Tuesday, January 17. During a visit to the new facility alongside...

Judge slams ‘deplorable’ conditions at immigrant centres

A JUDGE in Algeciras has called for action over what she described as “deplorable” conditions and “absolute overcrowding” at the immigrant holding centres (CIE)...

Monkey HIV alert

A HEALTH warning has been issued by Alicante Guardia Civil after one of 25 monkeys confiscated in an operation tested positive for the HIV...

Report in on Spain’s worst military air accident

KING Felipe has called on Spain to remember with “honour, gratitude and emotion” the soldiers who have died working for the country’s “united effort”...

Animal abuse jail sentence

THE former director of the Parque Animal shelter and municipal pound in Torremolinos has been found guilty of animal abuse and document fraud in...

Casares fights to keep local bank branch from closing

CASARES town hall is leading a fight to keep Cajamar bank from closing down its local branch, a move that mayor Pepe Carrasco says...

Prescription charge confusion

Health Minister Dolors Monserrat was forced to appeal for calm on Tuesday morning after apparently announcing a change to Spain’s system of prescription charges...

Málaga’s night-time collectables market seeks stallholders

Málaga's night-time vintage and collectables market, the Rastro Cultural Nocturno, is set to launch its 2017 edition, and is currently accepting applications from sellers...

Malaya case fugitive to be extradited to Spain

A businessman who was convicted in the Malaya corruption case but went on the run rather than serving his prison time is set to...

New Year repairs for Málaga’s English Cemetery

REPAIR work at Málaga’s English Cemetery is to be included in a renovation programme announced last week by the city hall. The project is...

€6m FINE FOR BROKEN PLEDGE

TELEFÓNICA has been fined €6.23 million by Andalucía’s regional government after the telecoms group raised a tariff which it had previously advertised as “final...

Madrid set for Catalan clash in 2017

THE new year seems certain to bring increased tension between Madrid and Cataluña following remarks by the Catalan leader in his televised New Year’s...

They’re on their way!

The Reyes Magos are arriving by air, land and sea as they make their way to the province’s towns and villages in time for...

Spain maintains vigilant anti-terror stance

National Police preparing for a night of maximum security on New Year’s Eve have revealed that they came across a video of two jihadist...

‘Taste of Málaga’ markets for Marbella and Torremolinos

THE Diputación de Málaga last week approved two grants totalling 900,000 for the construction of Sabor a Málaga (Taste of Málaga) markets in Marbella’s...

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