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UK Government to safeguard expat healthcare

THE UK Government has brought in a Bill which aims to safeguard UK citizens’ healthcare abroad after Brexit day. The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill has been introduced to give the government legal powers to fund and implement healthcare deals, and seeks to ensure cover for the 190,000 expats and 50 million people who travel abroad […]

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Controversial donkey taxi reforms on the Costa del Sol

MIJAS’s council has said it wants to change rules to improve conditions for animals working for the town’s donkey taxi service, with animal rights campaigners sceptical of the plans. Council officials unveiled their proposals following meetings last Tuesday. They include measures placing a maximum weight on passengers, regulations for working hours and the quality of […]

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Cleanup efforts continue in flood-hit towns across the Costa del Sol

TOWNS across Andalucia have begun clearing the damage and debris left behind in the wake of floods which swept through the region last weekend. Locals were joined by volunteers in the cleaning efforts and attempts to salvage belongings while council workers, electricians and plumbers attempted to get basic services up and running. The total cost […]

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Pumpkin tagine of lamb served up to Chico and Bucks Fizz

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala uses up some Halloween pumpkin for a Tagine of Lamb served up to Chico and pop band Bucks Fizz. IN preparation for our Halloween week at The Little Geranium (starting October 30 ends November […]

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IN PICTURES: ‘Brave fools’ tackle Europe’s longest zipline

A GROUP of pensioners have just returned from one of the biggest challenges of their lives, sliding down Europe’s longest zipline from Spain into Portugal. The members of Age Concern Fuengirola y Mijas embrace life’s challenges with a ‘can do’ attitude, which was was evident in every one of the Zipline Challenge Team. Tackling the […]

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High drama for the Javea Players

JAMES HIGHWOOD, the host of a popular television programme called British Justice? is on trial, accused of murdering his baby boy. Against his solicitor’s advice to have legal representation, he prefers to conduct his own defence and pleads manslaughter. He annoys the judge by claiming that the jury alone is responsible for the verdict, and […]

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Costa del Sol welcomes a new tiger from Denmark

BIOPARC Fuengirola has welcomed a young female Sumatran tiger from Ree Park Safari in Denmark, into its care. Born in February 2017, Kerinci will join Harau and Asmara, the resident male and female Sumatran tigers who have been living together since last year. The arrival of Kerinci has come about from the collaboration of Bioparc […]

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Twenty internet scammers arrested

NATIONAL POLICE throughout the Valencian Community have made a series of arrests in connection with an alleged internet scam. Twenty people have been detained – aged between 19 and 36-years-old – believed to be behind a series of frauds that affected more than 170 victims.  Fifteen of the gang already have police records. According to […]

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Activities for Half Term Holidays

YET ANOTHER week opens that is a ‘crunch week’ for the Brexit negotiations. Though there are much more serious demands on adults time.  Its half term this week in the UK so schools are closed and parents are running round entertaining their children. Visits to petting farms, theme parks and museums are very much on […]

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Costa town is ready to rock

FUENGIROLA’S councillor for Culture, Rodrigo Romero, has announced that legendary British rock band Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will be headlining the town’s inaugural Rock the Coast festival next summer. The hard rock festival will be on June 14 and 15, and will involve around 40 bands from around the world. It will take place at the […]

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Benidorm emergency plan announced

AS soon as the official warnings of severe weather conditions were announced on Tuesday, Benidorm Council activated its Territorial Municipal Emergency Plan. Heavy rains have been forecast to hit the Valencian Community as from yesterday (Thursday) and expected to continue across the next few days until Sunday. The arrangements were announced by Councillor Lorenzo Martinez, […]

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Nigel loses his brave brain cancer fight and gains his angel wings

URBANISATION La Marina woke up to the very sad news that 10-year-old Nigel Watson died during the early hours of this morning. His mum, Jackie, posted on Facebook: “It’s with great sadness to tell you that Nigel gained his angel wings this morning.” Among the many tributes that have already been placed, one summed up […]

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Costa Blanca thieves caught red handed carrying a stolen cash register

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested two thieves in Denia in connection with alleged robberies carried out on a house and commercial premises. The events took place last Sunday evening when the National Police received a 091 call to alert them of a possible robbery in a home in the municipality. Once they arrived at the […]