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Spain tightens security

By Dave Jamieson SPAIN has maintained its terror alert at Level 4 of 5, but has stepped up surveillance in sensitive areas following last week’s...

Meeting Mrs May

GIBRALTAR'S chief minister Fabian Picardo held a short 20-minute meeting with Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday, July 13 the day she...

A new speaker but no new government

By Dave Jamieson SPAIN'S Congress, the lower house of parliament has a new president, a role equivalent to that of Britain's speaker. The inaugural session...

British youth released from illegal detention

  By Dave Jamieson The 19-year-old son of a British family living in Madrid has been released after having being held captive by his father for...

PENSION CASH GRAB PROBE

By Dave Jones The Spanish Tax Office stands accused of flouting the Double Taxation Convention with the UK, which became law in 2014. The situation...

Almuñécar fights beach hoggers

By Dave Jamieson The Granada resort of Almuñécar has joined in the war against holidaymakers who try to reserve the best spots on its beaches....

Local residents launch Brexpats in Spain group

By Oliver McIntyre SEVERAL British residents of Mijas have launched a group called Brexpats in Spain aimed at helping to answer expats’ questions on the...

Alhaurín issues tips on tiger mosquito

By Oliver McIntyre Alhaurín de la Torre town hall has taken a new step in its campaign to control the population of tiger mosquitoes in...

Marbella combats rogue taxis

  By Oliver McIntyre MARBELLA town hall has launched a two-prong approach in its battle against non-licensed taxi services in the town, combining a public awareness...

Local residents launch Brexpats in Spain group

By Oliver McIntyre SEVERAL British residents of Mijas have launched a group called Brexpats in Spain aimed at helping to answer expats’ questions on the...

PENSION CASH GRAB PROBE

  By Dave Jones The Spanish Tax Office stands accused of flouting the Double Taxation Convention with the UK, which became law in 2014. The situation...

Fake purebred gang busted

By Nuria Perez A CRUEL gang dealing in what were supposed to be purebred horses has been busted by the Guardia Civil. They scammed insurance...

Maura Hillen, homeowners’ champion, receives honorary MBE

NEWS Staff Reporter The leader of an association representing owners of illegal homes in Andalucia has been appointed an honorary Member of the Most Excellent...

Summer traffic campaign underway

By Dave Jones The special summer traffic campaign was launched on Friday by the national traffic department (DGT). A DGT spokesman said they are expecting 84...

Consumers irked by further Telefónica hikes

The consumer group FACUA – Consumers in Action says it will open further legal action against Telefónica following the announcement that the telecom company’s...

Vueling under fire after days of chaos

By Dave Jamieson A government enquiry has opened into days of chaos at Spanish airports caused by “operational problems” at Vueling Airlines. Problems for the Barcelona-based...

Dogs now allowed at Torremolinos’s flagship park

Dog owners heading out for a stroll at Torremolinos’s most popular park can now take their pets with them. The town hall announced last week...

Fugitive Malaya convict arrested in Venezuela

By Oliver McIntyre A businessman who was convicted in the Malaya corruption case but went on the run rather than serving his prison time has...

Two die in weekend motorbike accidents

By James Langton Last Sunday, July 3, was a dark day on the roads of Málaga province, after two motorbike riders were tragically killed in...

All the luck of the lottery in Mijas

Mijas experienced a truly odds-defying moment of lottery luck on Saturday. A special National Lottery draw that was held at the town's own municipal theatre in...

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