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MIJAS’ Local Police force held their annual feast of their patron in honour of the archangels San Gabriel, San Rafael and San Miguel on Thursday, September 29. Special public recognition and the Cross of Merit were awarded to nine officers, while 21 others received public congratulations for their outstanding efforts…

Children suffer as adults bicker

THE new centre for ADIMI association in Mijas should have been up and running back in May, yet the 164 disabled children who are members of the association are still waiting for access. Meanwhile the association itself is in turmoil with accusations flying back and forth. The new building was…

Mud slinging

STORM clouds are gathering over new problems at the mouth of the Guadiaro river, and the lack of regeneration at the Sotogrande beach. San Roque mayor, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, has laid the blame squarely at the feet of the regional government, which he accuses of reneging on their promise…

Malaga road tolls ‘among highest in Spain’

TOLL roads in Malaga are among the most expensive in Spain during high season, it has been revealed. The province’s toll roads are beaten only by certain stretches in the Balearics, Barcelona, Vizcaya and Madrid. Driving on the Las Pedrizas (AP-46) and Costa del Sol (AP-7) motorways during high season…

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FOLLOWING another change of direction, plans for a luxury hotel…
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TOLL roads in Malaga are among the most expensive in…

Fears over water levels

EXPERTS have again expressed fears over the continuing lack of rain for water courses serving the Malaga Region. If the rains continue to hold off, it is argued, the civic authorities may have to impose water usage restrictions. This would entail calling into action the special drought plan for the…

Appetite for construction

ALREADY occupying a premier position among the world’s most luxurious destinations, Marbella is set to see its star shine even brighter, with the announcement that the Costa del Sol city will have one of the most ambitious hotel projects in history unfold on its soil. Platinum Estates, a Hong Kong…

Golden Years premiere at the Marbella International film Festival

WITH the Marbella International Film Festival taking place from September 28 to October 2, there will be a temporary suspension of the regular Oscar Night presentations at the H10 Andalucia Plaza with all of the movie interest shifting to the Teatro Goya in Puerto Banus for those five days. All…

Seek and ye shall find

A MAJOR archaeological discovery has been unearthed during the initial phase of construction of a new hotel in the heart of Estepona. As earth was being excavated, the well-preserved remains of a medieval tannery gradually came into view, leading the council to call in experts. The ruins date from the…

Counting the human cost

STUDENTS at the European Sixth Form College who took A-levels with the examination boards Cambridge and Edexcel, will not receive any grades, it has been confirmed. In an email to parents Edexcel said it had concerns which “called into question the integrity of the storage of assessment materials and the…

Mega hotel set to dominate

FOLLOWING another change of direction, plans for a luxury hotel in Malaga’s port have now been endorsed by the city council and will shortly be made public. The development is being backed by the Qatar-based Al Bidda Group and is expected to require investment of close to €120 million, with…

Red, red wine the best in Spain

A WINE from Alora has been voted the best available in Spanish supermarkets, in the guide book, ‘Superwines 2017 The Supermarket Wine Guide,’ (Spanish, Los Supervinos 2017. La guía de vinos de supermercado). The crianza Vega del Geva, produced by the Perez Hidalgo bodega, was voted the best red wine…

A round with the stars

PHILANTHROPIC foundation ‘Global Gift,’ headed by Malaga-born actress, and ex-girlfriend of Antonio Banderas, Maria Bravo, plus ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Eva Longoria, is to host a star-studded charity event in Marbella next month. The Global Gift Solidarity Challenge, follows the success of the organisation’s flagship gala in July, which raised thousands…

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