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Costa del Sol council taps up tourism links in London

MIJAS Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado is attending the World Travel Market from November 5 to 7 in London. Tourism Councillor Josele Gonzalez is also in the delegation, which is seeking to strengthen its ties with the British tourism industry through various meetings with tour operators and travel agencies. Mayor Maldonado said: “We must highlight the […]

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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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WATCH: House collapse on the Costa Blanca traps two British expats

TWO people have been rescued alive following a partial collapse of a house on the Orihuela Costa. The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday morning in the popular Laguna II urbanisation, and according to reports, firefighters who rushed to the scene cordoned off and evicted 60 people from 15 properties. At least eight have been […]

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Significant grant allows employment training on the Costa Blanca

THE Council in l’Alfàs del Pi is in the process of developing a landscape regeneration project in the Parque de Escandinavia, which includes cleaning, pruning, repair of degraded areas and landscaping. This action is part of the project Escoles d’Ocupació Et Formem, a mixed program of employment and training for people who have had difficulty […]

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New grand Library of Southern Europe announced for Estepona

THE mayor of Estepona, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano, has announced that the process of obtaining private land near La Rada beach for a grand Library of Southern Europe is underway. It is expected to be one of the most important cultural and leisure facilities in Spain, making up 5,000 square metres and opening out onto […]

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Free tourist bus launched in San Pedro Alcantara to connect with town centre

DEPUTY MAYOR of San Pedro de Alcantara, Rafael Pina, together with tourism adviser, Silvia Ruiz, has announced that a free tourist bus will be launched in the town and will run from July 23 until the end of August. Mr Pina said that the aim of the bus is “to facilitate access, both for visitors […]

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Complaints about failing health services on Costa Blanca

THE mayor of Finestrat, Juan Francisco Pérez, has spoken out about the lack of doctors in the town, and the many delays with the ambulance service. With the arrival of the summer the mayor detailed the deficiencies of the service provided by the Ministry of Health in the town’s two medical centres, one in the […]

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Beach improvements promised follow Costa Blanca mayor’s meeting with residents

JOSE MANUEL DOLON, the mayor of Torrevieja, has held a meeting with a number of residents’ representatives to listen to their ongoing concerns. They came from the southern part of the municipality in Mar Azul, Eliseos Playa, Los Chimos and Playa Verde, and especially talked about the state of the beaches between Cala de Ferrís […]

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Mijas Council proposes new hospital location

MIJAS COUNCIL has submitted a proposal to the Junta de Andalucia about its preferred location for the new hospital. While little progress has been made on overall plans, one of the few certainties was that the hospital would be based in Las Lagunas. According to local reports, the council has presented a recommendation that the site […]

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Malaga’s waste wars

POLITICIANS have finally reached an agreement over the future of Malaga’s cleaning services. The city’s Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has announced the political hot potato will be resolved by privatising street cleaning while allowing waste collection services to remain publicly run. De la Torre had faced criticism from his own party, the Partido Popular […]

Equality promoted in nativity scene
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Equality promoted in Malaga nativity scene

MALAGA’S nativity will have a black Balthazar for the first time. Brahima Traore, a nationalised Spaniard who escaped the conflict of his native Ivory Coast, has spoken to one publication about being chosen to represent one of the Magi at this year’s festivities. Chosen by the city’s Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, Traore will play […]

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Thousands spent by council on chairs criticised

ARE you sitting comfortably?  If you’re not, then 24 members of the Almoradí council certainly are in their brand new chairs that have cost more than €10,000. The Almoradí City Council has spent €416 on each seat that is going to be used by the councillors and the mayor, María Gómez and have been placed […]

Plonker of the Year

Plonker of the Year…

CHOOSING Plonker of Year is no easy task In  Benidorm’s Company Bar last week the conversation turned to the subject of people who collect stuff. “Do you know,” asked one clever clogs, “what people who collect postcards are called?” “Pathetic old gits?” I sarcastically replied. “Nope. Deltiologists,” he said smugly. “And people who collect banknotes?” […]