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Mijas studies new funding options to jumpstart hospital project

Mijas town hall last week said it is studying new funding options in order to expedite the long-awaited project to build a public health...

Man arrested for ‘out of sight’ mobile and wallet thefts

The National Police have arrested a man in Marbella for a series of alleged thefts using a technique in which he hid the victims’...

Marbella forecasts Davis Cup economic impact in the millions

Officials in Marbella say the town’s recently announced selection to host the first-round tie between Spain and Great Britain in the 2018 Davis Cup...

Ronda reveals final Puente Nuevo traffic plan

The finalised plans for new traffic restrictions to reduce the number of vehicles travelling over Ronda’s historical Puente Nuevo bridge were revealed by the...

1,000 kilometres in homage to Pablo Ráez

A 27-year-old man from the northern Spanish region of Asturias, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015, arrived in Marbella on Sunday after completing...

Electricity bill shocker

HOUSEHOLD electricity bills have gone up by an average of nearly 10% this year, according to minister for energy Álvaro Nadal. Sr Nadal made the...

Ministers pass new security strategy to tackle ‘fake news’

MINISTERS have passed Spain’s new National Security Strategy document which states that the use of cyberspace to, “commit illegal activities, misinformation acts and propaganda”...

Driver praised after train derailment

THE driver of the train from Málaga to Sevilla which derailed last Wednesday (CDSN last week) is being praised for his skill in preventing...

Drought adds pressure on aquifer that serves major Costa towns

THE already overexploited Sierra de Mijas aquifer, which serves a population of more than 250,000 people in Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, and the two Alhauríns,...

Torremolinos plans to convert old rubbish tip into public park

TORREMOLINOS town hall has announced that work will begin next year on the capping of the old, illegal rubbish dump in the local sierra,...

New rules to watch TV abroad

THE EUROPEAN Parliament’s legal affairs committee has agreed rules to make it easier for broadcasters to release their content online throughout the EU. New...

Residents complain about Las Palmeras repair work

THE president of a community of shops in the heart of Fuengirola has complained about the quality of repair works carried out by the...

Ronda rejoins Costa’s Michelin-star constellation

A NEW star is shining bright in Ronda, after the town’s Bardal restaurant became the only new addition to the province's selection of top-tier...

Tourism ‘Plan B’ to beat Brexit

SPAIN will have a 'Plan B' in place to protect its tourism sector if no Brexit deal between the UK and the EU is...

Málaga’s local train service at ‘maximum capacity’

A REQUEST  made by a provincial representative of the Ciudadanos political party for extended Cercanías local train services has been ruled out by Spain’s...

Summer charter flights planned from UK to Gibraltar

FOLLOWING the demise of Monarch Airlines, which left Gibraltar with fewer flights to and from the UK, short-break specialist Super Break has announced a...

The ‘Big Collection’ for needy families starts tomorrow

MORE than 130,000 volunteers will be at supermarkets and food halls across Spain tomorrow, Friday December 1, and Saturday, as the country participates in...

British teacher arrested for alleged sex abuse at language academy

A 64-YEAR-old British man has been arrested in Estepona for allegedly sexually abusing two seven-year-old girls at a local language academy where he works...

Campaign launched against antibiotics abuse

THE SPANISH Family Medicine Society (semFYC) issued a warning last week saying that a third of antibiotics being consumed in the country have not...

Fraud charges follow pension payments after deaths

NINETEEN people in 11 provinces have been identified as suspects in a National Police crackdown on fraudulent pension claims. It is understood that most detainees...

Pharmacy Theft

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Roundabout Work

Club Praised

Iberia Strike

Fairground Injuries

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Boy Discovered

Gang Detained

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Torremolinos PGOU approved but large mall remains pending

THE Junta de Andalucía has given final approval to Torremolinos’s updated local development plan (PGOU), but left some planning zones pending, most notably the...