Costa del Sol News

COSTA DEL SOL NEWS

Full steam ahead for province’s first railroad greenway

THE project to create Málaga province’s first railroad greenway – a walking and cycling path created on an old, out-of-use railway corridor – is...

Satellite devices to track local orca population

A STUDY launched this week will use satellite tags to track the movements of the orca whale population of the Strait of Gibraltar and...

Firefighter’s lawsuit to cost Torremolinos nearly €500,000

TORREMOLINOS town hall is going to have to pay nearly €500,000 to a former firefighter in the town who won a lawsuit against the...

Salón Varietés gets facelift ahead of new season

THE summer break at the Salón Varietés in Fuengirola allowed the theatre's management to undertake a series of renovations to the venue – in...

Illegal Brit-run old people’s home closed

GUARDIA Civil police officers successfully completed 'Operation Alten' last Wednesday, storming an illegally operated old people's home in the small Alicante town of Castalla...

23 arrested in break-up of Polish crime gang

TWENTY-three people have been arrested in the break-up of a Polish-led gang that was running a drug-trafficking operation from Marbella. Some of the group were...

Racial discrimination row at Málaga fair

THE actor Will Shephard has made a formal complaint of racial discrimination against a disco at the Málaga fair that refused entry to him...

Costa wildfire wake-up call

MULTIPLE wildfires at the weekend were contained before causing widespread damage, but served as a reminder that Málaga province is in high fire risk...

Ciudadanos may hold key to breaking political deadlock

SPAIN will be “the laughing stock of Europe” if the country holds a third general election in the autumn, according to acting prime minister...

Northern Spain burns in summer fires

TWO people have been arrested in La Coruña during a week which saw firefighters battle many outbreaks across large swathes of northern Spain. Thousands...

Guardia Civil crackdown on illegal garages

GUARDIA Civil officers have closed 128 illegal automotive repair businesses so far this year. Last week’s report from the force shows that over 2,800...

Campaign to reduce food waste gathers momentum

ALMOST eight million tonnes of edible food is thrown away by Spanish supermarkets every year. Now, a petition bearing 800,000 signatures from across Europe,...

Home sales in Málaga province surge to highest level since 2008

HOME sales in Málaga province surged by 11.6% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year and marked...

Nerja launches Chillar fire protection initiative

A NEW initiative to minimise the risk of fires and protect the environment has been launched in Nerja. It concerns the course of the...

Diputación makes €14 million investment in Málaga’s roads

THE Diputación de Málaga last week announced that a total of €14 million is to be spent on road repairs, maintenance and safety improvements...

Leave the car and take the bus to Málaga’s fair

PEOPLE heading to Málaga’s popular summer fair, which starts this weekend, are being urged to leave their car at home and take the bus,...

Fireworks tragedy in Granada

A FIVE-year-old boy has died after being struck by stray fireworks in a Granada town. Sunday’s tragedy came during a fiesta in Montillana, 50...

Heed the warnings

OFFICIALS have put out a call for beachgoers to respect the warnings of red-flag conditions in the sea, following the death of a man...

La Palma suffers devastating country fire

THE Canary island of La Palma has suffered a devastating countryside fire which took one life and forced thousands from their homes before being...

One dead, 17 injured in head-on collision between car and coach

A 72-YEAR-old man was killed and 17 people injured, three of them seriously, in a head-on collision between a car and a coach on...

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