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Atlantic storms mean a windy weekend for Southern Spain

THE forecast given for the weekend beginning February 12 confirms a noticeable drop in temperature as Atlantic storms bring an increased chance of rain, gusting winds and wilder waves. Back-to-back storms heading for Western Europe will hit the coast of Portugal on February 12, fizzling out to persistent showers and…

Internationally-renowned artist loans sculptures to Torremolinos

LOCALS and tourists in Torremolinos may have wondered about the giant bronze and stone sculptures which appeared in the centre of town in January 2016. They are the work of a Ceuta-born artist, Elena Laveron, who agreed to loan the eleven sculptures to the coastal town until April 2016 as…

Two found dead in Estepona may have endured violent death

UPDATE: More information has been released about the tragic discovery of two bodies at the Don Pedro de Estepona urbanisation. The victims are a Dutch woman, 54, and a Senegalese man, 30. Reports suggest that the woman´s body had multiple stab wounds while the man´s showed signs of veins being…

DNA evidence implicates Brit as Dutch rape suspect walks free

SPAIN´S Supreme Court has overturned part of a prison sentence being served by Dutch national Romano Liberto van der Dussen, after new DNA evidence implicating a British suspect was released. In 2005, Van der Dussen was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years in prison for the sexual assault, attempted rape, injury and…

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UPDATE: More information has been released about the tragic discovery…
FEBRUARY 2016 ushers another cold snap into Spain as temperatures…
ON FEBRUARY 8, the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs Torremolinos…
THE ESTEPONA Council has signed an agreement with tourism company…

Malaga's pets triumph as city council pledges to protect them

FEBRUARY 11 was a good day for animals in Malaga, as the Department of Environmental Sustainability confirmed that a draft ordinance to govern their protection has been submitted to decision-makers, including vets and animal protection agencies. The new regulations, which will replace those currently in force for pet owners, make…

Fuengirola man detained after woman falls from balcony

A MAN accused of involvement in his alleged girlfriend’s fall from a third-floor balcony, has been imprisoned after appearing at the Fuengirola Court for Violence against Women. The unnamed suspect, who is already a suspect in an attempted murder case, is reported to have been sharing an apartment with the…

Costa del Sol gets chilly as Spring drags its heels

FEBRUARY 2016 ushers another cold snap into Spain as temperatures plummet and clouds roll in. Down on the Costa del Sol, sun-worshippers may have to dig out a sweater as the mostly temperate climes witnessed in December and January give way to cloudy skies, bracing winds, showers and a distinct…

Tourists to donate trees to Estepona

THE ESTEPONA Council has signed an agreement with tourism company Time in Spain Holidays S.L. according to a press release issued on February 8 whereby it is intended to plant 185 different species of trees in Seghers Public Park. Deputy Mayor Blas Ruzafa explained that this was a very important…

Malaga residents fight to shrink sprawling restaurant terraces

A MALAGA city council proposal to reduce the amount of street space occupied by restaurant terraces is being strongly opposed by the city's caterers. Two hospitality associations Amares and Mahos are representing the interests of restaurateurs and bar owners at an open-meeting chaired by the Municipal Department of Public Roads…

Nissan helps Marbella go green

ON FEBRUARY 9, the director of Project Zero Emissions Nissan Iberia, Javier Redondo, and the manager of Nissan Concesol, Jose Antonio Martin, presented two electric vehicles to the city of Marbella saying that "it is essential to anticipate environmental problems and public health promotion policies with zero-emission vehicles." In accepting…

Natural born lovers

IT SOUNDS like an avian film plot but is resoundingly true. Two eagles, who escaped the claws of their owners in Malaga province, met one another and have been mating in their new love nest in the pines of Calle Ruy Lopez near Malaga centre. The nest is a mere…

Basketball for Debra in Marbella

FOR THE second year, the old town of Marbella will be transformed into a giant basketball court thanks to a combination of the Basketball Club Marbella, the Association of Merchants and the Debra charity with the agreement of the Ayuntamiento. This was announced on the morning of February 9 by…
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