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Fuengirola beaches to raise Q for Quality flags

FOR the first time ever, Fuengirola’s beaches have been awarded Q for Quality flags by the ICTE Spanish Touristic Quality Institute.The flags are to be raised on Friday 8, in a special ceremony starting at noon on San Francisco beach, which Mayor Ana Mula has invited all local people to…

Work begins in Mijas to prevent summer fires spreading

MIJAS employment scheme workers are busy in Entrerrios clearing up and creating fire breaks to reduce the risk of forest fires spreading this summer.Rural Areas councillor Cristobal Gonzalez explained during a visit to the area: “This work is extremely important as in these areas a simple spark can result in…

Officer injured tackling axe-brandishing man

A MAN has been arrested in La Cala after allegedly injuring a police officer with an axe.A Local Police patrol was sent to a home in Riversol urbanisation after neighbours alerted the authorities to sounds of a fight inside the home.Upon arrival, officers reportedly heard a man shouting, crashes and…

Open-air sports encouraged

BENALMADENA Mayor Paloma Garcia Galvez has been on a visit to new exercise facilities installed in Retamar urbanisation.The facilities are part of an open-air health and exercise facility scheme the council is carrying out across the area to meet one of the main requests of local citizens.Another similar facility is…

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Generous youngsters aim to make dreams come true

CHILDREN at Torrequebrada International School are cracking open their piggy banks to help make others’ dreams come true.Secondary students at the Benalmadena school have decided to help children with cancer and staff and AVOI association volunteers from Malaga’s Materno Infantil hospital visit Disneyland Paris.To achieve this goal, they have arranged,…

We Are Malaga!

MALAGA-born celebrities have been taking part in a new promotional video for a tourism campaign aiming to attract visitors to the city.The number of people born in the province who have triumphed in their chosen professions, from singing to acting, football to cookery, lead Malaga City’s Tourist Board to think…

Organisers refute council statement that Malaga Rocks Mijas festival won’t go ahead

MIJAS Town Hall has announced that ‘Malaga Rocks Mijas,’ the festival whose line up includes The Christians and that is due to take place at the end of the month, has not been authorised and will not be allowed to go ahead.Meanwhile the festival promoters flatly contradict statement, blaming a…

Sentence confirmed for karate-kicking mother

A ONE-year jail sentence has been confirmed for a mother who kicked her daughter’s doctor after disagreeing with the treatment prescribed.Although the mother appealed the original sentence, which also ordered a €180 fine and €400 in damages for the victim, a Malaga Provincial Court has now confirmed it.The incident occurred…

Police raid suspected cocaine sales point

THREE people have been arrested in San Roque for suspected cocaine trafficking.Surveillance was set up on a home in the town which police officers suspected was being used as a distribution point, and after a car was seen collecting the two residents of the home a check point was arranged…

Unique senses tours to provide new experiences

IN an aim to continue attracting visitors, Malaga City is drawing up plans to provide tourists with unique, personalised experiences.Malaga Senses routes are planned to be four-hour long tours based on one of the senses with three of the five activities chosen by the customer.Activities may include visits to museums,…

Good news continues for employment

UNEMPLOYMENT figures for Malaga Province continue their downward trend with 3,446 fewer people registered as jobless at the end of April.This was the second largest drop in Andalucia behind Sevilla, which managed to reduce unemployment by 5,330 people, possibly due to the April Fair.Altogether Andalucia registered a total drop of…

Appeals court rejects jail sentence for alleged fruit thief

A YEAR-and-a-half jail sentence given for stealing 300 kilos of oranges has been declared null by a Malaga Provincial Court.Although the accused was found guilty of cutting through a fence and stealing the fruit and ordered to pay damages along with an 18 month jail sentence, the appeals court has…

 


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