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Costa del Sol port to raise awareness of sea pollution

BENALMADENA’S Puerto Deportivo has been selected as the venue to present Andalucia’s 16th underwater ecological day. Raising awareness among visitors, sailors and all those who enjoy the sea about the importance of not polluting it by leaving behind harmful products, is the main aim of the event. The initiative has the full support of the […]

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Police seize 80 kilos of hashish from drug gang on the Costa del Sol

A DRUG trafficking operation has been shut down after 80 kilos of hashish was seized and four people arrested. The National Police and officers from Benalmadena detained three men, two of French nationality and one Moroccan, as well as a Spanish woman, after stopping a vehicle in Benalmadena, as part of a routine operation. The […]

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A JOURNEY OF HOPE: The inspiring tale of Maximus McNeill

MAXIMUS McNeill has an inspiring story about overcoming life’s bumps and bruises. Growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and suffering with a stomach disability, he moved to the midlands at eight years-old to be closer to the Birmingham children’s hospital. With his Scottish accent and stomach condition Maximus was mercilessly bullied at school throughout his childhood, […]

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UPDATE: Woman ‘missing’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol for seven weeks found safe

BREAKING NEWS – Friday, August 2018 – 6.30pm: ⇒ EXCLUSIVE: Costa del Sol woman ‘missing’ for seven weeks found after Facebook tip-off A DISTRAUGHT family is appealing for help in tracing a woman who has been missing on Costa del Sol for almost seven weeks. Marie McManus, aged 42, used her credit card when she checked […]

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Scabies outbreak announced on the Costa del Sol

A NURSING home in Benalmadena has suffered an outbreak of scabies which has affected six people. The detection of this skin disease, which is extremely contagious and irritating, has forced the Junta de Andalucia to announce the breakout. Several relatives of the inhabitants say that the number of those infected is actually more than twenty, […]

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Counterfeit crackdown by Costa del Sol police

POLICE have seized more than 1,300 counterfeit handbags, items of clothing and shoes in the latest crackdown on illegal street vendors in Benalmadena. It comes in the wake of a special probe ordered by the town council which culminated in 27 officers swooping on a property in plaza Ole Ole. Security councillor Javier Marin praised […]

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Six arrested in Costa del Sol hash bust

SIX people have been arrested on the Costa del Sol for allegedly selling hashish and marijuana in a private smoking club that has since been dismantled by the police. A drug trafficking investigation by officers led them to the premises on Plaza Solymar, in Benalmadena, which they then put under surveillance. Legal smoking clubs are […]

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Impact of street vendors becoming a “critical” situation

THE issue of illegal street vendors along the Costa del Sol is in the spotlight again after the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs of Benalmadena (ACEB) described the situation as “critical.” The president of the group, Rosa Maria Gonzalez Rubia, said that this year the problem is much greater, “with continuous complaints from traders and […]

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Uber arrives on Costa del Sol shores

DIGITAL taxi service Uber is coming to the Costa del Sol this summer. The globe-trotting company will be bringing 200 of its cars to Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Uber already operates in more than 600 cities across the world, and has also established itself in Madrid and Barcelona. Although the launch date […]

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Cudeca cancer care charity presents 2017 accounts

THE Cudeca Foundation formally announced its pre-audit financial results for 2017. For the fifth year running it was in surplus and expects to carry over €47,736 to 2018 reserves, subject to annual audit by KPMG. The name Cudeca is an amalgam of three Spanish words Cuidados del Cancer (cancer care) and reflects the activities of […]

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Police bust cross-border drugs ring in Benalmadena

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil have dismantled a Benalmadena based criminal network that operated a drug trafficking ring between Spain and France. Working with the Central Bureau for the Suppression of Illicit Traffic in Narcotics (OCRTIS) in Bordeaux, the Guardia Civil’s investigations led to the arrest of 17 people. As part of operation “Clibano,” police […]

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Costa del Sol businesses call for clampdown on illegal street vendors

BUSINESSES in Benalmadena are demanding “greater vigilance” from the authorities against illegal street sellers, as the summer approaches. Local representatives are to meet with the councillors for security in both Torremolinos and Benalmadena, as well as the heads of local and national police. The meeting has been convened by the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs […]

Local councillor fronts new political party
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Local councillor fronts new political party

BENALMADENA Councillor Beatriz Olmedo has been elected as national spokesperson for Contigo Somos Democracia(Together We Are Democracy), Spain’s newest political party. Contigo Somos Democracia are centrist, socio-liberals who have pledged to put the power back in the hands of the people. Their website describes how Spain “needs a new social, political and ethical commitment, where […]