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Costa council takes steps in the right direction

MARBELLA council has completed the linking of Arroyo Primero with a brand new stairway that connects Alfredo Palma with the Boulevard Pablo Raez. Councillor for Public Works, Javier Garcia, explained that one of the objectives of the project was to “integrate a public stairway into the landscape of the boulevard so that residents can make […]

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First International Tourism and Equality Forum comes to Marbella

MARBELLA has hosted its first International Tourism and Equality Forum, with the participation of a range of professionals in the sector to discuss the issue. Congress Palace was the venue for the conference, which comes shortly before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women on November 25. For the first time, professionals […]

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Costa del Sol city to promote ‘Pedal Day’ to increase bicycle use

MARBELLA will host a Pedal Day campaign on November 25 to encourage a greater use of bicycles in the city. The initiative was presented by Environment Councillor Manuel Cardeña, along with representatives of Marbella ByCivic, Arturo Reque, and La Vereita, Miguel Ruiz. Mr Cardeña said that these groups are “responsible for raising social awareness around […]

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FLYING HIGH: Airline to hold three recruitment days in southern Spain

INTERNATIONAL airline Emirates, based in Dubai, is holding three ‘open days’ in Malaga, Marbella and Sevilla to search for potential new crew members. Malaga will host its recruitment day on November 26 at the Hilton Garden Hotel, Marbella will hold its own on November 28 at the Melia Marbella Banus Hotel, and Sevilla will have […]

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Costa del Sol welcomes international Olympic movement

MARBELLA Mayor, Angeles Muñoz, has opened the 47th edition of the Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. She was joined by the presidents of the International Olympic Committee, the European Committee, the Spanish Committee, and the Andalucia Tourism Minister. “This is a hugely important event for the city, making Marbella the showpiece of the international […]

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LICENCE TO KILL: Beach bars on Spain’s Costas face uncertain futures

TWELVE beach bars (chiringuitos) in Marbella are facing uncertain times after a central government order that their licences cannot be renewed. The bars affected are all along the beaches in the eastern part of the city, including Alicante, Costabella, Real de Zaragoza, La Vibora, El Realejo, and Rio Verde. The government says that the beach […]

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Wave of support for Marbella girl struck down with septicaemia

EXPATRIATES and residents in Marbella have rallied to help raise money for a local Spanish girl who remains in hospital after losing all four limbs to septicaemia last summer. Expatriates have joined with the family of Sarah Almagro Vallejo, 18, from Marbella, since she was taken to Costa del Sol Hospital on the night of […]

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Strong business increase recorded in Costa del Sol boomtown

THE number of business licences granted in Marbella as of August rose by almost 11 per cent on the same period last year. According to Jose Eduardo Diaz, councillor for Industry and Public Roads, 367 licences were registered as of the end of August, compared to 331 last year. He also noted that in the […]

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Seven, including a three-year-old girl, injured in Costa del Sol car crash

SEVEN PEOPLE were injured this morning (Monday) in a collision between two cars in the Nueva Andalucia district of Marbella.  Five of those involved in the accident, which occurred on Calle Salman, were rushed to the Costa del Sol Hospital. Those admitted to hospital are believed to be a young girl, three-years-old, and two women thought […]

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Help to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless animals

THE Marbella based animal charity Triple A will be joining similar charities in 28 countries to support the ISAR  27th Annual International Homeless Animals Day® on Saturday, August 18. The main goal of ISAR and Triple A is to reduce and try to eliminate, the overpopulation of dogs and cats, and the adverse impact this […]

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Safer beaches promised by Costa del Sol council

MARBELLA COUNCIL is updating its beach surveillance points, adding 15 new ones along the coast and all will, for the first time, be equipped with public address systems. Councillor Manuel Cardeña said that this was an important initiative needed to safeguard those using the beaches and ensuring that rescue and lifeguard services will increase their […]

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SHOCKING: Costa del Sol burglar who posed as electrical inspector to rob the elderly

A SPANISH male in his 30s has been arrested by the National Police and has been charged with burglary in Fuengirola, Malaga City and Marbella. It is alleged that he and another man (who is being sought) presented themselves to elderly residents as electrical inspectors and whilst one distracted the property owner, the other stole […]

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Trapped driver rescued after car plummets into stream

AFTER receiving a report from the 112 emergency service, two crews from the San Pedro Alcantara fire service attended an accident on the Ronda road. A car left the road, crashed over a guardrail dropped approximately three metres and ended up stuck at the entrance to an underground stream where the driver was trapped. The […]