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Costa tees up for Spain’s top golf event

WITH the Costa del Golf in the midst of its peak season, final preparations are being made for the premier event on this year’s...

Air traffic controllers and pilots can stick to Spanish

THE government has agreed to allow airline pilots and air traffic controllers to communicate in Spanish. An EU directive requiring use of English at...

Europe-wide drug-smuggling ring busted

A MAJOR drug-trafficking gang headquartered in Málaga that shipped huge amounts of hashish and marijuana across Europe in a multi-million-euro operation had been broken...

Another referendum

WHILE the eyes of the world have been on Cataluña, the Axarquía village of Canillas de Albaida, population 800, has been holding its own...

Province’s farmers praying for water

THE  province of Málaga is facing deepening water shortage concerns, with the Guadalhorce reservoir system currently at drought alert levels, although the Junta de...

Delay in full opening of Guadalhorce hospital drags on

MORE than 15 months after it opened its doors, the Guadalhorce valley hospital has still not seen the launch of its surgical and inpatient...

Association volunteer arrested for child sex abuse

A 22-YEAR-old man who worked as a volunteer providing support classes for schoolchildren at a charitable association in Marbella was arrested last week for...

Dog deaths under investigation

AUTHORITIES are investigating a series of fatal dog poisonings in the La Campana zone of Nueva Andalucía in Marbella. Local officials have confirmed the...

Choice of supermarket can save shoppers over €900 a year

CHOOSING the right supermarket can save the average shopper €909 a year, according to a new study by the Spanish consumer group Organisation of...

Home sales up by 19% in first half of 2017

HOME sales in Málaga province jumped by 19.1% in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to data...

Fuengirola demands immediate action on Los Pacos health centre

Fuengirola’s town hall has called for the Junta de Andalucía to immediately move forward with the long-awaited project to construct a third health centre...

Undercover officers take down crime syndicate

UNDERCOVER Guardia Civil officers have revealed a tangled web of organised crime, kidnapping and attempted murder. Officers from Crevillente, in the province of Alicante, arrested...

Easier ticketing at Granada’s Alhambra

Visitors to the Alhambra Palace in Granada will no longer have to face massive queues at the ticket offices following a complete overhaul of...

Disney trip appeal for brave family

AN ONLINE crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for a family in the Axarquía, after Amanda Edwards and her eight-year-old son...

Mijas prepares to take on services in urbanisations

MIJAS town hall has begun laying the groundwork for a process aimed at municipalising the maintenance of roads and other basic infrastructure, and services...

Antonio Banderas achieves his theatrical ‘dream’

Málaga-born Antonio Banderas confirmed on Friday that he had reached agreement with the owners of the city’s Alameda Theatre to redevelop the building. Work...

Work finally begins on A-7 Arroyo de la Miel motorway exit

Construction work on a solution to one of the A-7 motorway’s most dangerous traffic blackspots, Benalmádena’s Arroyo de la Miel exit, has finally started.

Lost hiker’s signal fire allegedly sparked Marbella wildfire

THE Guardia Civil at the weekend arrested a young Russian man for allegedly causing a wildfire in the sierra outside Marbella and Ojén, when...

Cinema ticket tax cut

The cost of going to watch a movie is expected to fall next year following last week’s government announcement that IVA (value added tax)...

When Jávea and Málaga changed places

A FAMOUS painting by celebrated 19th-century artist Joaquín Sorolla which put Jávea, Alicante, on the map has turned out not to have been created...

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Málaga city and 14 towns at ‘high risk’ of flooding

FIFTEEN municipalities in Málaga province are at high risk of flooding, according to a study published by the provincial government’s strategic planning foundation, MADECA....