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Paperwork slows animal protection

IN a move sure to delight those who insist that bears, elephants, tigers and other creatures do not ride bicycles, leap through rings of fire, or roller-skate voluntarily, live circus animals may soon be protected in Malaga, although legal mumbo-jumbo is currently clouding the issue. The documentation in question comprises…

Marc Anthony ignores Starlite to play in San Pedro

MARC ANTHONY, the American singer, who was once married to Jennifer Lopez and is of Puerto Rican descent, has decided to include San Pedro Alcantara as part of his European tour, but ticketing is incredibly complicated depending on when you apply and where you live. The concert itself will take…

Luxury tourism ‘crucial’ for local market

TOURISM Costa del Sol (TCS) and Andalucian Tourism have sent a combined delegation to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) trade show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The prestigious event takes place from April 25-28, and is the most important in the Arabian Peninsula for the sector, with around 26,000 attendees…

Plumes of smoke from burning bus cause worries across Marbella

AN enormous plume of smoke generated by a burning bus parked in the neighbourhood of Isdabe, which is technically just in Estepona, sparked concern among Marbella residents as some believed that a building in Puerto Banus was on fire. The fire started in the early morning of Tuesday April 26,…

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Mijas council chaos as Ciudadanos break agreement with PP

RELATIONS between the left-leaning Cuidadanos (C’s) and right-wing Popular Party (PP) in Mijas reached a new low on Tuesday April 26, as the orange party officially terminated the coalition agreement between the pair. Although C’s only have five seats in the 25-strong local council, Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado has now…

Illegal animal parts

OPERATIONS by the Guardia Civil’s Service for Protection of Nature (SEPRONA) have resulted in the seizure of five lamps made from hawksbill turtle shells, and a jacket made from ocelot fur. The hawksbill is a critically endangered turtle according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the five…

Spain's A-List shows up for huge hotel opening party

SPAIN'S biggest stars were shining bright on Saturday April 23 as the Room Mate Valeria Hotel ushered in hordes of celebrities in order to celebrate its lavish opening party. Savvily timed to coincide with the Malaga Film Festival, currently taking place, the swanky fiesta allowed the creme-de-la-creme of Spanish cinema…

Market gardening in San Pedro de Alcantara

SAN PEDRO DE ALCANTARA Council has announced plans to outsource gardening and maintenance work of the town’s principal boulevard, blaming the previous administration in typical fashion. “The government of Angeles Muñoz only cared about starting jobs, without any continuity plan, and now we have found that we have neither the…

Sad death of a well-known chiropractor from Guadalmina

WELL-RESPECTED chiropractor Dr Mark Lane, of Marbella Chiropractic Clinic based in Guadalmina, was sadly involved in a motorcycle incident on April 23 which resulted in his death. Well-known in the area for his work and his membership of the Los Pussies motorcycle club, after having spent several years in Australia,…

New horizons for Malaga Airport

NORWEGIAN AIR INTERNATIONAL has announced that it is investigating the potential of direct long-haul flights from Malaga to the United States and other destinations. The Irish subsidiary of Norwegian Air has just received a provisional foreign air carrier permit from the US Department of Transport, which also opens the possibility…

That [bleeping] Picasso

JACKSON POLLOCK famously lamented that whenever he thought he had struck upon an original idea, he would soon discover that Picasso had already done it, describing the iconic Spanish maestro with a profanity best left unpublished in a family newspaper. Now, 60 years after his death, the works of the…

Attention all drivers

MIJAS will officially open its new ITV centre in the last week of April. This will mean that the residents of Mijas, Fuengirola and Benalmadena will not have to travel to Malaga or San Pedro de Alcantara in order to comply with the inspections. Standing for ‘Inspeccion Tecnica de Vehicles’…
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