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Car containing guns and explosives found in Mijas

POLICE discovered a gun and explosives in a car dumped in a street in the Riviera del Sol estate in Mijas on Tuesday afternoon (September 1). An alert local resident was worried by the appearance of the BMW car which was covered in a white powder, apparently from a fire…

Ministry to study impact of Marbella train extension

THE Ministry of Public Works has deemed it a priority to expand the connections of the train network in the Costa del Sol. The study of the environmental impact that this entails will start in a few weeks, during the months of September and October. At a meeting on Saturday…

Disabled people can now join the fun at Fuengirola beach parties

FUENGIROLA Town Hall has adapted one of the boats used for beach parties on Playa del Castillo so it is accessible for the disabled. The Councillor for Beaches, Jose Sanchez, said that this had been requested by local residents so that anyone could have beach parties in the area, the…

Malaga’s multitasking firefighters tackle jewellery problems

MALAGA’S firefighters are multitaskers. According to a report in local Spanish daily La Opinion de Malaga, not only do the local heroes put out fires and attend accidents, but recently they have been called upon several times to remove people’s rings. In the past few months, they have removed four…

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Police find and set free kidnapped man in Marbella

NATIONAL police announced on Tuesday (September 1) that they had found and freed a 27-year-old man who had been taken hostage in Marbella for six days. The investigation began after the man’s family, residents of Mijas, reported that he had been kidnapped and they were being asked to hand over…

Fuengirola’s opposition demands more help for people facing eviction

MEMBERS of the opposition parties in Fuengirola Council want the town to become more supportive towards people facing eviction. They have presented at petition to the town hall to create a board which aims to put an end to evictions by guaranteeing measures which find a solution for failure to…

200 kilos of hashish seized in Marbella marina

A MAN, 29, has been remanded in prison for carrying 212 kilos of hashish in his vehicle. He was arrested at the marina in Marbella by Guardia Civil, having allegedly got the drugs from a 10-metre-long yacht, which was moored in the port. Officers suspected it was being used for…

Blood diamond suspect picked up in Malaga in ‘landmark’ arrest

A BELGIAN-AMERICAN fugitive wanted in connection with the trafficking of blood diamonds was arrested at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport on Friday (August 28).  He was picked up by National Police officers at the airport as he was about to board a flight to the United States under a European Arrest…

Internal disputes within Costa’s new parties over local office and salaries

INTERNAL conflicts are emerging within political parties Ciudadanos and Costa del Sol Si Puede in Benalmadena over salaries and the allocation of offices there.  Presently, the organisations agree that delegates should receive the same salary, whether members of the municipal executive committee or councillors of the two groups themselves.  However,…

Estepona plans new river park

ESTEPONA Council is currently drafting a project to create a new river park in the city. Member of the local government believe the construction of this park will inject some vitality into the town. This new space would work as a complement to the two main facilities in the surroundings: the…

Catch new season designs on the catwalk that cares

FASHION shows its caring side with a fundraiser in Marbella for homeless children on Friday September 4.  The Sol i Luna Restaurant in Nagüeles is the venue for a catwalk show with a heart, in aid of the charity No Child Without a Home. This Hispanic-Moroccan NGO helps disadvantaged children…

Ferris wheel officially inaugurated in Malaga

MALAGA’s new Ferris wheel Mirador Princess was officially inaugurated on Thursday (August 27). Situated in the city’s port, the big wheel stands 70 metres tall and now has all the opening licences in place ready to receive the general public. The official opening ceremony was attended by the President of…
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