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Police warn of ‘hugging thefts’ following new arrest

POLICE have issued another warning about pickpockets who practice “loving thefts” and prey particularly on the elderly. The advice follows the detention of a...

Cannabis club members collared for drug dealing

    Three members of cannabis legalisation association – a Briton, an Irishman and a US man – have been arrested in Marbella for allegedly dealing...

Plans revealed for €300m Tivoli World project

PLANS to transform Benalmádena’s Tivoli World amusement park into a major entertainment and commercial complex have been revealed by Madrid-based real estate company Grupo...

Mijas launches upgraded six-acre dog park

Dogs and their owners had a tail-wagging good time on Saturday at the re-inauguration of Mijas’s Calahonda dog park after a series of improvements...

Nerja fire crews protest over delay on new station

FIRE crews in Nerja have being protesting over the delay to opening their new base. The temporary fire station at the top of Calle...

Marbella hospital relaunches bone marrow donor programme

The Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella last week relaunched its bone marrow donation programme due to high demand from donors following local man...

Dangerous UK fugitive detained in Benidorm

  ONE of the “most wanted” fugitives from British justice was detained by Spanish police in Benidorm last Friday. Gareth Bryan Edwards, aged 25, from Aylesbury,...

Teenage sex gang busted

POLICE have arrested seven people in the break-up of a prostitution ring that among its offerings included sex with a 16-year-old virgin for a...

Madrid assesses Brexit fallout in Spain

VALENCIA and Murcia plus the Canary and Balearic Islands will be most affected by the UK’s departure from the EU, according to an internal...

Marbella promoted as an international wedding destination

MARBELLA town hall, which last year opened the Marbella Wedding Office to help facilitate people who want to get married in the town, has...

Call to lift toll on the AP-7 goes to Congress

A CALL for the toll to be lifted on the AP-7 motorway when the A-7 suffers major traffic jams is set to go to...

Green light at last for Málaga’s large city park

FOLLOWING three years of bureaucratic red tape, Málaga town hall has finally got the green light from the Junta de Andalucía to move forward on...

MTV’s Gibraltar Calling reveals first six star acts

THE line-up for the MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling music festival is starting to take shape, with three headline acts revealed last week – alongside...

Wolf deaths raise alarm in Asturias

THERE have been calls for stronger action against poachers after the bodies of four wolves were found over three weeks in Asturias. The most...

A street or plaza for Pablo

MARBELLA mayor José Bernal last Friday accepted a petition that in less than a week collected 160,000 signatures calling for the town hall to...

Club doorman added to list of suspects in woman’s disappearance

THE provincial court has ordered that a doorman at the Marbella club from which a young woman went missing in 2014 be added to...

Family appeal in search for missing Briton

THE family of a British man who has gone missing in Estepona is appealing for information from anyone who may have seen him. Ian...

Anti-transgender row engulfs Spain

A LARGE orange bus which appeared in Madrid dominated Spanish media towards the end of last week after it was forced off the roads...

New call for Mijas sierra to be declared a Nature Park

AN ONGOING drive by local town halls to have the Sierra de Mijas y Alpujata declared an official nature park has received a new push...

Axarquía at earthquake risk, says study

OVER 20 municipalities in the Axarquía and the north-east of Málaga have been named on a list of those at a greater risk of...

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