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Pack your bags – Smurfs kicked out of their Andalucian village

JUZCAR, a small village in the province of Malaga once known as one of the ‘White Towns of Andalucia’, shot to fame in 2011 when buildings in the town (including the church and cemetery)...
What a waste

El Palo bin row – what a stinking waste

THE RESIDENTS of the Olias urbanisation in El Palo are in uproar after rubbish continues to accumulate in their streets after three bins were removed. Some residents are now saying the smell form the decomposing...

Woman arrested over fake report of motorbike theft

A WOMAN, aged 36, has been detained by the National Police after filing a false police report saying her motorbike had been stolen to cover for her boyfriend. The accused’s partner, who has also been...
€450,000 road almost complete

€450,000 Fuengirola road almost complete

WORKS to reform Calle Santa Catalina in Los Boliches are already more than 60 per cent complete. The road, which was being upgraded over a 45-day period is in the upper part of the town...
PARKS

Park life in Mijas

MIJAS’ Council has put together a team to clean the municipality’s parks and playgrounds over July and August. Laura Moreno, Complementary Services Councillor, has visited Parque el Abuelo alongside the Councillor for Parks and Gardens,...
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The Wright Plaice to go in Spain

THE SURNAME Wright has become synonymous in the Costa Blanca with high quality food and this special tradition has now transferred to La Cala de Mijas. Edward Wright who has run a number of different...
Calm waters

Calm waters for Mijas

MIJAS Council has met with water company, Acosol, to agree a solution to the problem of patchy water supply. Acosol's CEO, Manuel Cardena, and the mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, held a meeting at...
Malaga Metro

Malaga´s Metro success

MALAGA’S metro system is the second fastest growing in Spain, according to new data. The city’s public transport system, which has been running since July 2014, attracted 469,000 passengers in June, almost 12 per cent...
€120,501 budget winners

€120,501 budget winners in Mijas

MIJAS Council has announced it has approved the first round of subsidies it will be handing out to local associations this year. The council has now considered nine out of the 37 requests made by...
Animal abuse case continues

Animal charity boss’ trial continues

A TORREMOLINOS court has granted the town council’s request to take part in the trial of Carmen Marin, the former president of charity, Parque Animal. Marin, who was previously sentenced to four years in prison...
La Cala de Mijas

€125m Costa del Sol property boost

WORK to some houses on a 600-property development in La Cala de Mijas are expected to be completed within months, according to organisers. The project, which is backed by British developer, Taylor Wimpey Plc, and...
€200m luxury complex to hit the coast

€200m luxury complex to hit the Marbella coast

MARBELLA’S Golden Mile is set to host a new luxury estate offering 15 semi-detached houses following a multi-million Euro investment. Work has already begun to the project, with excavating machines preparing foundations and advertising campaigns...
Burning bridges

Burning bridges in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA Council’s dispute with Mijas Council over a fire station has ended before eviction proceedings began. Ana Mula, Fuengirola’s Mayor, has written to her Mijas counterpart, Juan Carlos Maldonado, saying her council would vacate the...
Noise pollution reduced

Noise pollution reduced in Los Alamos

RAFAEL FONTALBA, chief of the Los Alamos Local Police, has revealed complaints about noise pollution have fallen over the last two years. Fontalba said the number of complaints filed by residents had fallen to 15...
Gipsy Kings

Gipsy Kings to play two Spanish gigs in Marbella and Cadiz

FAMILY bands make for strong links but can also see almost catastrophic meltdowns such as that seen with the Gallagher brothers in Oasis. The original Gipsy Kings were formed in France by brothers Nicolas and...
Municipal gardeners strike indefinitely

Municipal gardeners strike indefinitely

MORE THAN sixty Benalmadena gardeners and maintenance workers are on strike in protest over proposals to split the workforce across different areas. The employees, who set down tools on Tuesday, work for the Public Parks...
Traffic Chaos

Traffic hell continues on A-7 in Velez-Malaga

MOTORISTS spent hours stuck in traffic last weekend after the total amount of jams accumulated to 24 kilometres on the A-7. The majority of the traffic took place between Velez-Malaga and Estepona, particularly near Rincon...
Night music

Night music in Fuengirola

FUENGIROLA’S Parque de Espana was the scene of a free night time performance by the town’s municipal band. From 9.30pm, the event, which is part of Fuengirola Council’s cycle of summer cultural performances, saw the...
€220,000 market upgrade

€220,000 market upgrade for Marbella

MARBELLA’S Council is investing hundreds of thousands of Euros in upgrading the town’s central market. The repair works will help to solve the site’s “historical problems”, including issues with paving and waterproofing. The town’s mayor, Jose...
Relatives of accident victims sue officer

Relatives of accident victims sue officer

THE RELATIVES of those killed in a fatal accident on the A-7 have appeared in court at the trial of the Guardia Civil officer believed to be responsible. The families are now expected to file...
Pest control

Pest control in Estepona

ESTEPONA’S Council has implemented a “pioneering” new system to control the rise of bugs damaging the town’s trees. The natural method,used to exterminate aphids and other parasites, involves releasing “enemy” insects. Serio Rodriguez, Councillor for Parks...
Beach workers intervene in 14,427 incidents

Fuengirola´s beach workers intervene in 14,427 incidents

FUENGIROLA’S Special Emergency Plan for Beach safety (SEPLA) has helped thousands of people so far already this summer. The project, which was launched in June 2016, brings together workers from the rescue services, Local Police,...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on...

Spanish police kill five ‘suicide vest’ bombers in second terror attack

POLICE have shot and killed five suspected terrorists in a shoot-out in the resort town of Cambrils (Tarragona) in northern Spain this morning. Six civilians...

TERROR ATTACKS: UK’s Foreign Office issue new travel and safety advice for Spain

THE UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice for the Spain following the two terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on...
Ex Marbella mayor may return

Ex-Marbella mayor may return to power

POLITICAL TURMOIL in Marbella looks set to be resolved by the end of this month. And this could see the return to power of the...
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Rising water costs in Malaga

MALAGA’S Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has said Emasa water bills will rise to meet the costs of a €130.7 million bill to improve...
Drug baron arrested on coast

Drug baron arrested on Costa del Sol

THE LEADER of Russia’s largest drug trafficking gang has been arrested in Mijas following a joint operation between Spanish and Estonian police. Three members of...

€372,600 housing aid withdrawn from Torremolinos residents

TORREMOLINOS Council has been forced to go back on its word to carry out works restoring 31 apartment buildings in the municipality after the...

Fire station returned to council within a month after legal wranglings

MIJAS Council are preparing to hand over a fire station it had been using to Fuengirola Council within the month, it has been announced. Following...
Kitchen Fire

Kitchen fire sparks complex evacuation

A FIRE at a restaurant in Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina has forced a building to be evacuated a caused extensive damage to the complex. It is...
Pack your bags

Pack your bags – Smurfs kicked out of their Andalucian village

JUZCAR, a small village in the province of Malaga once known as one of the ‘White Towns of Andalucia’, shot to fame in 2011...
What a waste

El Palo bin row – what a stinking waste

THE RESIDENTS of the Olias urbanisation in El Palo are in uproar after rubbish continues to accumulate in their streets after three bins were...

Woman arrested over fake report of motorbike theft

A WOMAN, aged 36, has been detained by the National Police after filing a false police report saying her motorbike had been stolen to...
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