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Spaniard speed-climbs Everest – twice in one week

29-YEAR-OLD Kílian Jornet, Spanish professional ski mountaineer and long-distance runner, reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain on May 27, only 17 hours after taking off from advanced base camp. The ascent comes on the heels of his most recent attempt to set a fastest known time for summiting Everest on May 22. Jornet is six-time champion of […]

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Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry to headline concert for Manchester victims

ARIANA Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry will headline a star-studded concert in Manchester on Sunday to benefit victims of the suicide bombing at Grande’s May 22 concert there, organisers announced yesterday. Usher, Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus are heading over from American to perform at the June 4 concert, alongside the likes of Coldplay, One […]

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The Rusty Nail raises essential funds for Pinar de Campoverde

THE RUSTY NAIL, Pinar de Campoverde will play host to a weekend-long fundraising event June 2-3. The event, an initiative of The Rusty Nail’s Landlord, Jimmy, will raise funds to purchase a defibrillator (or two!) for the village. Entertaining the crowds on Friday (today) from 8.00pm will be ‘Cherry K’, followed by ‘Bee’ on Saturday […]

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Tiger Woods insists ‘no alcohol’ involved in arrest

PUFFY-EYED, unshaven and disheveled, Tiger Woods mugshot photo, taken after his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving at 3am by Florida police, is not the best evidence of his innocence. However, Woods says alcohol was “not involved” in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday. The player, who was charged with Driving Under the […]

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Manchester terror attack leaves 50 still in hospital – 17 in critical care

FIFTY patients are still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in last week’s Manchester attack, including 17 who are in critical care, the health authority for England said on Tuesday. The suicide bombing at Manchester Arena killed 22 people, including some children and a total of 116 people received hospital treatment in the days […]

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The Prodigy play Costa del Sol

THE PRODIGY are set to headline the Costa del Sol’s Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar from 5 to 8 July. The event’s organisers have now confirmed the line-up with additional performances by Rosendo, LA, Matthias Tanzmann and The Royal Room. The festivals’ promoters have promised a few extra surprises for those attending, however. […]

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Women against domestic abuse

THE MIJAS women’s association, Soroptomist, has been chosen to highlight domestic abuse this month. The group held an event yesterday at their headquarters, titled “paint your world orange,” inspired by the UN campaign of the same name. The initiative sees clothes, social network sites and even buildings coloured orange to highlight the issue. Mijas Council […]

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Three-day science and health conference in Mijas

MIJAS is playing host to its first Science and Health Conference, organised by Anteneo Mijas. The event, which saw the organisation collaborate with the council, Fundacion Descubre and the company Fun Science, will take place on 2, 3 and 4 June, under the name “AteneoConCiencia.” Fuensanta Lima, Councillor for Culture, commented, “once again the council […]

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Mijas to mark Fibromyalgia Day

MIJAS Council is commemorating Fibromyalgia Day with a training and awareness-raising session on Saturday. The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado (Cs) and the mayor of Social Services, Mari Carmen Carmona (Cs), inaugurate next Saturday May 27 these talks that will take place in the plenary hall of the Consistory from 9:30 p.m. The Council […]

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Another brick in the wall

ESTEPONA’S Council are building a retaining wall to avoid landslides in the Arroyo Piojo area. The works will be undertaken by the council after the original contractors did not fulfill their obligations in the environment. The Councillor for Development, Infrastructure and Tourism, Ana Velasco, explained the works will stabilize the land to avoid possible landslides […]

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A word to the wise when visiting Gibraltar: Part Two

ONCE you have crossed the runway and reach the Compass Roundabout, you can turn right for Ocean Village with its many bars and restaurants and then Morrisons supermarket. It is said that this is one of the most profitable supermarkets in the Morrisons group attracting coach trips from the coast and large numbers of Spanish […]

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Boxer Adam Machaj sees the Costa del Sol as a perfect place to train

RECENTLY arrived in the Costa del Sol, heavyweight boxing hopeful Adam Machaj has high hopes of becoming a British Champion. Born in Lancashire of Polish parents, the ‘Heat Seeker’, named after an AC/DC track which plays him into the ring, is literally a gentle giant when out of the ring but has a ferocious punch […]

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Malaga airport wins duty free war

AIR PASSENGERS spend more money on duty free at Malaga airport than any other in Spain, it has been announced. Shops in the airport, which occupy around 15,000 square metres of its total space, have seen business booming, with over 16.6 million passengers passing through the airport last year. Despite Malaga being only Spain’s third […]

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Learn the lingo

SAN ROQUE´S prestigious language school at Edificio Diego Salinas is offering 836 places to budding linguists, with a choice of four languages. With classes running from basic to advanced, students will have the choice of studying Spanish, French, German or English, while teachers can take part in the school´s refresher courses. It is hoped those […]