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Malaga man jailed for selling juice as iPhones

A MAN has been jailed for almost a year and a half and fined €2,160 for offering mobile phones for €500 but handing over cartons of fruit juice instead.The accused advertised iPhones for sale on a secondhand sales website and masqueraded as a messenger who arrived at buyers’ homes, took…

Planning for the future

THE heads of Malaga and Santa Cruz de Tenerife port authorities are working together to draw up a cruise package to offer companies with one of the two ports as its base.The two directors, Paulino Plata from Malaga and Pedro Rodriguez from Tenerife, are analysing data to produce a closed…

Police in Malaga remember fallen colleagues

NATIONAL Police force officers in Malaga held a memorial ceremony yesterday, May 21, for the 19 officers who have died in service in the province.The ceremony marked the first anniversary of the death of officer Francisco Diaz Jimenez, who died after being stabbed by a suspect.Provincial chief of police Pedro…

John Terry spotted dining in La Sala Puerto Banus

JUST before the end of the English football season, Chelsea captain John Terry has been spotted relaxing in Marbella on a mid-week break with his wife Toni Poole.Chelsea already have the English Premiership title in the bag, hence a little me-time for Terry, who had dinner in Puerto Banus’ swanky…

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Hostel network will ensure mod cons for Gran Senda hikers

A NETWORK of lodgings and accommodation is being created along the Gran Senda (Great Path) that covers 650 kilometres of Malaga Province, to encourage tourism.Elias Bendodo, head of the Malaga Provincial Council, explained that it was hoped the network would boost rural, active and nature tourism by providing a network…

Full steam ahead for ‘Via Verde’ rail track path

THE final project for a Via Verde (Green Track) in the Guadalhorce Valley has been presented in Coin.The track, with a €1.4 million budget, will initially cover five kilometres between Rio Fahala in Alhaurin el Grande and Coin, following the rails of a disused railway line from Coin to Malaga…

€6.4 million for work to improve Malaga train service

THE government is going to spend more than €6.4 million on improving Malaga’s Cercanias local rail service.Of the funds from Fomento (the Public Works and Development Ministry), a large chunk will be spent on improving access to stations, especially in Torremolinos and Los Boliches, while the rest will be spent…

Western Costa del Sol Commonwealth announces water refunds

WESTERN Costa del Sol residents are due to get some money back as refunds of improvements levies on water bills have been announced.Mancomunidad de Municipios (commonwealth of municipalities) leader Margarita del Cid has said that the management committee has agreed to pay back €9.8 million charged in improvement levies since…

A plea for help

THE Malaga Animal and Plant Protection Society has sent out a plea for help to feed the 900 dogs currently housed at the charity’s La Virreina refuge.Donations of dog food will be gratefully received at the Carrefour in Malaga City’s La Rosaleda shopping centre this Saturday, May 23, from 10am…

British artists’ work to adorn new Ronda museum

RONDA’S Museo Romantico, which will display British artists’ work, is due to open within the next few months.Housed at the headquarters of the Artists’ Circle, an early 20th century building in the town, the museum will take over a 700-square-metre hall and display 75 19th century Spanish scenes by artists…

Prisoner on release arrested for violence and threats to wife

A MAN who went to visit his wife while on temporary release from jail and allegedly held a knife to her throat while threatening her has been arrested in Malaga City.The 49-year-old reportedly went to the bar where his wife worked and started to shout at her, causing clients to…

Anti-drug operation underway in Mijas Costa

THE Guardia Civil have been working on an operation since 6.30am today, May 21, on an anti-drugs operation on the Avenida de Andalucia in Las Lagunas, Mijas Costa.So far three properties have been searched and three people arrested suspected of small-scale drug trafficking.Police sources have said that investigations have been…

 


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