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San Juan to light up La Salida beach

RAFAEL PIÑA, deputy mayor of San Pedro Alcantara, has given an introduction to preparations for the San Juan festival in Marbella. Celebrations are set...

Estepona announce €15 million budget for new hospital

ESTEPONA Council has announced that a third of its €15 million budget for the new state of the art hospital has been spent on...

Soroptimist Internation to help Costa del Sol schools

APRENDO HACIENDO (Learning by Doing) is a new project started by Soroptimist International Costa del Sol to help schools in the area. The very first...

New Costa del Sol park almost complete

FUENGIROLA Mayor, Ana Mula, has revealed that work on the new Los Boliches park is nearly three quarters completed. She visited the site along with...

Estepona promotes its natural charms

ESTEPONA COUNCIL has announced that it has completely revamped its website “Estepona Natural” to raise awareness about the environmental attractions of the town. Councillor for...

Two policemen arrested over alleged rape of 18-year-old woman

TWO local policemen in Estepona have been arrested for the alleged rape of an 18 year-old woman. The officers, aged 37 and 38, have been...

Irish hitman to be sentenced for Mijas murder

A DETAINEE is to be sentenced today on the charge of shooting dead a man in Mijas, as part of an ongoing feud between...

San Juan to light up La Salida beach in Marbella

RAFAEL PIÑA, Deputy Mayor of San Pedro Alcantara, has given an introduction to preparations for the San Juan festival in Marbella. Celebrations are set to...

FAME OF THRONES: Tourists chiefs poach big-budget movie shoots to the Costa del Sol

TOURIST chiefs will pay for British film producers to visit picturesque locations in a bid to bring big-budget movie shoots to the Costa del...

Hidden treasure found in Mijas

A PRE-ROMAN settlement has been found in Mijas in an excellent state of preservation. The main piece discovered in the Finca de Acebedo is an...

FISH AND FRESH: Costa del Sol restaurants to showcase local cuisine

MORE than 70 beach bars and restaurants of Torremolinos are taking part in an initiative called “Fish and Fresh” from today until Friday to...

Estepona to host largest outdoor wine tasting event

ESTEPONA will host the largest outdoor wine tasting event in Spain next month. The town is looking to make a name for itself in the...

€2 million Costa del Sol hash drop-off foiled

A MAN has been sentenced to three years in prison after transporting hash on a jet ski to a Manilva beach, and then crashing...

FIRE BAN: No barbecues allowed near forests in Andalucia this summer

THE Councillor for the Environment of the Municipality of Mijas, Juan Antonio Carrasco has announced that from yesterday (Friday) the burning of stubble...

Costa del Sol begins beach repair works

ESTEPONA has begun the regeneration of five of its beaches that had suffered damage in the storms of the winter. Punta Pinillos, El Angel, El...

International football camp heading to Costa del Sol

THE Mayor of Estepona, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano, joined former national football coach Vicente del Bosque to present the sixth annual Summer Campus on...

Benalmadena boat companies facing choppy waters

BENALMADENA COUNCIL is forging ahead with plans to introduce tighter conditions for tourist boat operators in the marina. The proposed changes have not been popular...

Marbella to invest €300,000 for bullring renovation

MARBELLA COUNCIL is to invest €300,000 to renovate the Plaza de Toros bullring in Marbella. The arena has been closed for months, unable to host...

A woman of character will be honoured next week

WHEN the history of the British influence on the Costa del Sol is finally written, one name will be in the forefront of how...

15 TONS of hashis found in Costa del Sol raid

A COMBINED operation resulted in the seizure of a fishing boat containing up to 15 tons of hashish. Working together, officers of the Guardia...

Costa del Sol ex-mayor claims his plans beach plans were ignored

MIJAS’S Popular Party (PP) leader Angel Nozal is pushing for investment to stabilise the town’s beaches whose erosion is reportedly placing sea-front properties at...

Animal rights group calls for end of donkey taxis in Mijas

ANIMAL RIGHTS activists have once again claimed Mijas’ donkey taxis are forced to work all hours of the day throughout the year ferrying tourists...

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Tributes pour in following the death of Costa Blanca radio favourite

TRIBUTES continue to pour in after the sudden death of local radio presenter Peter Hurst. It is understood that the very popular afternoon show host...

Police find drugs hidden in pineapples at Alicante-Elche airport

THE Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency have intercepted a shipment of drugs hidden in plaster figures. The items were found during a...

Costa Blanca forest firefighter numbers up to 700

DECISIONS taken at both provincial and regional levels of government mean that around 700 troops will be allocated this summer to help fight forest...

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Port in Marbella to begin dredging works

THE Port of Cabopino in Marbella has begun to dredge its banks to clear the way for the passage of large ships. Approval has been...

FOR FOG’S SAKE: Holidaymakers confused at start of summer weather

HOLIDAYMAKERS were left puzzled after parts of the Costa del Sol were this week enveloped by a blanket of thick fog. Known locally as...

Final stages of work on popular Cost del Sol spot

WORK on the new Plaza-Mirador in Estepona has entered its final stages and is set for completion this Tuesday. An opening ceremony and proclamation is...

Chaos at Malaga Airport’s passport control causes outrage

ALTHOUGH passengers arrived at Malaga Airport on time and passed through security checks quickly, they were horrified to discover huge queues at passport control...

Security increased in Benalmadena for festival season

THE town of Benalmadena is employing seven new security operatives to work with the Local Police for the summer. Mayor Victor Navas explained that although...

Fuengirola to receive ‘Platinum Broom’ award for clean streets

FUENGIROLA has been chosen to receive the ‘Platinum Broom’ award from by the Technical Association for the Management of Waste and Environment (ATEGRUS), for...

Swearing allegiance to the Spanish Constitution and Monarch in Marbella

HUNDREDS of people congregated in Marbella over the weekend to swear allegiance to Spain by kissing the Spanish flag. This formal event referred to as...

San Juan to light up La Salida beach

RAFAEL PIÑA, deputy mayor of San Pedro Alcantara, has given an introduction to preparations for the San Juan festival in Marbella. Celebrations are set...

Estepona announce €15 million budget for new hospital

ESTEPONA Council has announced that a third of its €15 million budget for the new state of the art hospital has been spent on...

Soroptimist Internation to help Costa del Sol schools

APRENDO HACIENDO (Learning by Doing) is a new project started by Soroptimist International Costa del Sol to help schools in the area. The very first...