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Iconic Costa del Sol tower undergoes conservation preparation

TORREMOLINOS COUNCIL has announced that it has begun the much-anticipated structural study of a historic tower that gave its name to the resort. Councillors want to fully conserve the structure of Torre Pimentel and tidy up the surrounding area as the centrepiece of their wider plan to restore heritage sites across the town. In the […]

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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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Touristmolinos enjoys boom in visitors from across EU

TORREMOLINOS has experienced its strongest tourism figures since 2009, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). From January to June 2018, the town welcomed 479,817 visitors, and saw 2,258,852 overnight stays in hotels. Even the figure from the month of June represents an increase of 2.54 per cent on the same period of 2017 […]

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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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The Season begins again…

EACH year the London Season began with Debutantes being presented to the Sovereign, a 200-year-old tradition that ended in 1958. Debutantes were marriageable young women of aristocratic lineage and wealth. Mothers of ‘Debs’ launched their daughters on to an exclusive social season. A summer of exclusive social occasions where the aristocracy met each other and […]

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Council gets to root of tree problem

TORREMOLINOS COUNCIL is pledging to tackle the worrying problem of tree roots destroying pavements and piping. An external company has been commissioned to develop a Management Plan for Urban Trees, which will record the various species in the town and the risks that they represent to public infrastructure. Councillor for the Environment, Cesar Carrasco, said: […]

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Council under fire for dormant museum

THE building that was supposed to house the main museum in the Plaza Picasso, Torremolinos, remains closed and unfinished. Opposition parties have criticised the council’s inability to address the problem, calling it a “symbol” of the administration’s malaise. More than €7 million of public funds have already been invested in the 4,000 square metre property […]

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Man stabbed in Torremolinos ‘over political beliefs’

TWO members of a radical political group associated with the extreme left have been arrested by the National Police for an alleged knife attack. The detainees, aged 19 and 26, were at a supermarket in Torremolinos when they reportedly assaulted another young man who is believed to be of a different political persuasion. Sources indicate […]

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Young woman reports sexual assault in Torremolinos alley

THE National Police are investigating allegations of a rape of a 29-year-old woman in an alley in La Nogalera, Torremolinos. The victim went to a health centre in Torremolinos, from where she was referred to the High Resolution Hospital Centre of Benalmadena, which has specialist facilities for sexual assault. She has reported that the incident […]

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Torremolinos TV under investigation over management contract

THE Court of Instruction of Torremolinos has opened proceedings for alleged irregularities detected in the awarding of Torremolinos TV’s management contract. In 2015 the Council put out a tender to determine its management going forward. However, several potential candidates denounced the process, claiming that it violated the conditions of the tender. Several months later the […]

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Pet dog is new lead in search for missing Costa del Sol man

THE pet dog of the missing man in Torremolinos, Antonio Ortega, has become a valuable assistant in the continuing search. The animal was found on Sunday and showed symptoms of malnutrition along with injuries to his legs and snout. Mr Ortega’s whereabouts have been unknown since January 22, and he was seen for the last […]