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Fruit thieves busted

THE National Police have arrested seven men, including one minor, in Velez Malaga accused of stealing 2,401 kilos of avocados. The group, the members of which had previous police records for theft of citrus fruit in the Levante area and mangos and avocados in the Axarquia and Costa Tropical, were…

Culture vultures

AS southern Spain appears increasingly set for a new tourism boom, a delegation from Almuñecar-La Herradura has been dispatched to Granada in order to participate in a Tourism Congress, Thursday November 17. At the event, the team will take part in a workshop alongside around 100 tour operators and travel…

Almijara Bowls Club Ladies Singles Championship event

THERE was a good turnout of members to support and play in the Ladies Singles Championship which was held on Wednesday November 9 at the club. After playing several 11 end, well contested, matches, the semi-finalists were Sally Woodhead versus Pat Corderoy and Emerita Basham versus Sheila Entwistle. The final…

Taking a turn for the worse

THERE appears to be little light at the end of the tunnel for the meandering, seemingly endless project to construct an urgently-needed new medical centre in Nerja, as the Junta de Andalucia confirmed they have no plans to fund the scheme. Speaking at the Balcon de Europa on Monday, November…

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Endangered shark becomes bait as local fishermen split prize

FISHERMEN working off Burriana beach in Nerja have come under heavy criticism from environmentalists and marine biologists in the wake of the butchering of an adult thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) after it was caught ‘accidentally.’ The incident occurred last week, after the four-metre animal, which apparently weighed some 400 kilos,…

Religious assets targeted by vandals

THE National Police are investigating two separate attacks on religious sites which happened in Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar last week. On Wednesday (November 9) vandals broke the glass protecting sculptures of the Holy Family by Jose Casamayor at the Las Carmelitas convent in Velez centre, while on the…

A town for the ages

NEARLY 1,000 pensioners from Melilla will make their way to Frigiliana over the course of November, thanks to a new agreement signed between the two municipalities. Frigiliana mayor José Antonio González Conejero has indicated expeditions will arrive every Thursday, and each group will be made up of approximately 215 pensioners.…

No child without a toy this Christmas

THE No Child Without a Toy campaign has once again made its way to Almuñécar and La Herradura. This fundraising endeavour has become a mainstay in the town since it was first launched 20 years ago, and aims to ensure that even children with limited resources will have something to…

Scammers disconnected

GUARDIA CIVIL officers have arrested two people in Rincon de la Victoria for their alleged involvement in an elaborate internet scam. The investigation originally began after a person went to the police complaining that they had bought a high-end phone from a website offering bargain prices, but that their purchase…

Major English drug smuggler apprehended in Axarquia

A 56-YEAR-OLD Englishman has been detained in Sedella, Malaga, under a European Detention and Delivery Order issued by the Court of St. Albans in the UK. He has been wanted under suspicion of drug trafficking since 2014, when British police intercepted 3.7 tonnes of cannabis resin that he was attempting…

No second chances for barmy burglar

A MAN who was arrested by the Local Police for breaking into a house in Motril a month ago has allegedly been up to his old tricks again. This time around, the presumed perpetrator, a 39-year-old man, apparently managed to get inside the residence after scaling the walls of the…

Working to win the battle against cancer

DOCTORS and health professionals gathered at Marbella’s Hospital Ceram on Thursday (October 27) for the 7th International Cancer Forum Marbella. The conference focused on an integrative therapy concept aimed to widen current therapy concepts in the fight against cancer. The evening included various speeches, the first by the head of…

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