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Vultures attract shutterbug tourists to Ronda

PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiasts with a soft spot for bird watching are in for a special treat in the Serranía de Ronda, where conservationists have come up with a creative solution to the vultures’ scanty food supplies.This winged scavenger was finding slim pickings in the hot summer months, but thanks to conservationist…

Stunning setting for Jimena music festival

THE tenth edition of Jimena de la Frontera’s music festival will be running from July 9-12 in three different locations.On Thursday 9, a classical concert gets events going from 8.30pm onwards at the Reina de los Angeles chapel, with performances from Coda, Orquesta Joven, Bridge Wartet from London and Nairobi…

Former Benalmadena mayor Bolin on trial

FORMER Mayor of Benalmadena, Enrique Bolin, is due to stand trial this week accused of corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation.He will appear in Malaga Provincial Court to answer to charges that there were irregularities in the auctioning of vehicles removed from local streets, some of which were later used by the…

Malaga expects poor table olive crop

AROUND 33 million kilos of table olives are expected to be collected in Malaga Province in September, 40 per cent less than usual.According to the Andalucian Coordinator for Farmers’ Organisations, this is due to the lack of rain and the high temperatures of the past months.Table olives in Malaga are…

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Marbella buyer wins back €11,000 deposit

A MARBELLA woman has finally got her €11,000 deposit back after a 10-year wait for a new house, which turned out not to be the one she had bought off plan.Ausbanc legal firm representative Alfredo Martinez Muriel explained that their client paid €11,406 as a deposit in 2004, but construction…

Malaga beats the population trend

WHILE on a national level Spain is losing population due to low birth rates and the effects of the financial crisis, in Malaga Province figures continue to rise.They have been doing so for the last few years, but in 2014 it became the province that gained the most inhabitants in…

Stolen Malaga bikes sold online

TWO men were arrested in Malaga for allegedly selling more than 30 stolen bicycles online.The investigation began after a €450 bicycle was stolen from a garage in Malaga City. The owner claimed to have seen it for sale on the internet several days later.The person selling it was identified and…

Malaga is a main offender in Andalucia’s poor air quality

MALAGA is one of the main contaminating areas in Andalucia due to traffic, according to environmentalists ‘Ecologistas en Accion.’A report regarding the quality of the air in Andalucia, there are six polluting areas in the region. They also include the industrial areas of Huelva and the Bay of Algeciras, and…

Torremolinos Parque Animal owner denies charges of killing dogs

THE defence for the owner of the Parque Animal shelter in Torremolinos has asked for the case against her to be dropped.She is accused of the mass culling of 2,183 animals in two years, having allegedly given them reduced doses of euthanasing drugs which would make their deaths slow and…

Britons arrested for running over policeman in Estepona

TWO Britons were arrested for mowing down a Local Police officer when fleeing from a routine checkpoint near Estepona.The events took place near the Diana Shopping Mall when the police ordered the driver of the vehicle to stop. He reportedly ignored them and when an officer approached the vehicle, went…

First flood of summer visitors welcomed

MALAGA airport is welcoming the first avalanche of visitors expected this summer coinciding with the start of July.An estimated 700,000 passengers on almost 4,000 flights are due to arrive this week, between Saturday June 27 and July 6, Aena airport operators have announced, with the busiest days expected to be…

Cartama families battle as homes slowly collapse

NINE families in Cartama are stuck in a legal battle as their homes literally fall apart around them.The families, which include 11 children, are fighting to get an architect, who drew up plans for their homes in Casasola urbanisation, to have work done to shore them up, claiming he failed…

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