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Parking at last for Royal Beach residents

RESIDENTS at Royal Beach in Calahonda are celebrating the launch of a new, free public car park in the area which has been prepared by the council.Until recently, locals had to park up to two kilometres from their homes due to lack of parking spaces in the area, which has…

Keeping Mijas clean on hot, summer days

MIJAS Council has reinforced cleaning and rubbish collection services at 30 strategic points in the municipality to solve recent problems with rubbish.The increase in population in the area at this time of year has led to a demand for better services, which Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado said was logical: “Citizens…

La Linea Guardia Civil seize stolen cars and hashish

TWO stolen vehicles and 1,410 kilos of hashish have been confiscated by the Guardia Civil in La Linea.Officers were alerted to a vessel arriving at Tonelero beach, and chased the two cars to a home in the Zabal area where the drivers and passengers dumped them and escaped on foot.Upon…

Golfing for a good cause in La Cala de Mijas

A GOLF charity day is being held this Sunday, August 2, at Calanova Golf Club in La Cala de Mijas to raise funds for Freddie Farmer Foundation, a UK charity for children and youngsters with cerebral palsy and serious mobility problems.The competition, with a 9.30am shot gun start, is a…

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The phantom returns to the Costa

AFTER a successful 2014 visit, West End star Mike Sterling is returning to the Costa del Sol to entertain audiences with performances from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.Mike will be performing in Barranco Blanco on Saturday, August 1, at Tamisa Golf Hotel in Mijas Costa on August 8…

Kitesurfers up in arms over Guadalmar beach ban

SINCE kitesurfing was provisionally banned on Guadalmar beach, near Torremolinos and Malaga-Costa del Sol airport, Malaga City Council has acted fast and given kitesurfers a new area to practice their sport. But complaints are multiplying following their banishment from the area by the air authority because of flight safety concerns.Aena…

Julio Iglesias Concert postponed

JULIO IGLESIAS has had to postpone his concert at Starlite Marbella festival, set for August 5, until next year as he is still recovering from a back operation he underwent in June.Although he tried to recover in time for the concert, the only one he had planned in Spain this…

Andalucia agrees to help airport cabbies

AIRPORT cabbies’ demands for help fighting intrusion in the taxi sector have been heard by the Junta de Andalucia regional government, which has agreed to increase controls.At a meeting with Malaga cabbie representatives in Sevilla, the Junta agreed to work with the cabbies to put systems into place which will…

Costa towns need more funds for the summer

TOWNS across the Costa del Sol are in urgent need of some budget boosting during the summer.With the dramatic fall in tourists to African destinations such as Tunisia and Egypt due to insecurity and the scourge of Islamic terrorism, the Costa del Sol has increased its share of European tourists…

Parents arrested in Marbella after child found locked in car

A TWELVE-year-old girl’s parents have been arrested in Marbella for allegedly leaving her locked inside a car with the windows closed and the doors blocked for two and a half hours.The National Police force was alerted by a witness who saw the girl inside the vehicle in a shopping centre…

British Foreign Office Minister awards Malaga tourist police office Certificate of Excellence

UK Foreign Office Minister Grant Shapps visited the SATE (Servicio al Atencion Turista Extranjera) office in Malaga on Wednesday July 29 to award the office the Certificate of Excellence. The award recognises the excellent quality of the work that the Malaga office carries out in supporting British nationals in the…

Discover inland Malaga Province with ‘outstanding tourist passport’

MALAGA Provincial Council aims to attract Costa residents to venture inland and discover festivals and the most exciting experiences the area has to offer, with the 2015-2016 Outstanding Tourist Passport campaign.The campaign includes 93 events including food festivals, religious celebrations and historical recreations among others.The first 100 people to obtain…

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