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Nissan helps Marbella go green

ON FEBRUARY 9, the director of Project Zero Emissions Nissan Iberia, Javier Redondo, and the manager of Nissan Concesol, Jose Antonio Martin, presented two electric vehicles to the city of Marbella saying that "it is essential to anticipate environmental problems and public health promotion policies with zero-emission vehicles." In accepting…

Natural born lovers

IT SOUNDS like an avian film plot but is resoundingly true. Two eagles, who escaped the claws of their owners in Malaga province, met one another and have been mating in their new love nest in the pines of Calle Ruy Lopez near Malaga centre. The nest is a mere…

Basketball for Debra in Marbella

FOR THE second year, the old town of Marbella will be transformed into a giant basketball court thanks to a combination of the Basketball Club Marbella, the Association of Merchants and the Debra charity with the agreement of the Ayuntamiento. This was announced on the morning of February 9 by…

Tree-killing pest spotted around Mijas

MIJAS residents have been asked to assist the town hall in tracking down red palm weevils, a ´snout-nosed´ beetle which can be deadly to trees if not caught in time, reports from February 9 confirm. Red palm weevil larvae is known for boring large holes in palm trunks, which weakens…

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Malaga carnival closes with alleged kidnapping claims

UPDATE: More details have emerged about the alleged attempted child abduction at Malaga´s carnival celebrations on the evening of February 6. Police have confirmed that the suspect is a Malaga local, aged 47, and that he was wearing an FBI agent´s uniform as his carnival costume. Video footage of the…

Spanish town celebrates Shrove Tuesday with powder fight

ANDALUCIAN town Tolox, in the province of Malaga, will host its annual Fiesta del Dia de los Polvos (Powder Day Festival) on Shrove Tuesday 2016, which falls on February 9 this year. Locals and tourists will gather to take part in a 19th Century tradition that sees talcum powder or…

Mijas police fear legionella outbreak

DURING the last few days of January, a story began to emerge concerning worries that officers employed in Mijas by the Local Police had with regards to a possible outbreak of legionella in the police station. What is not disputed is the fact the showers in the station have been…

Torremolinos gets a new king (for a day)

ON FEBRUARY 8, the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs Torremolinos (ACET) will crown a local consumer ´king for a day´. In collaboration with the local Chamber of Commerce, the ACET contest is part of a campaign to encourage the growth of small businesses launched with the help of the organisation…

Malaga carnival closes with alleged kidnapping claims

WHILE Malaga's annual carnival celebrations appeared to close without incident on Sunday February 8, reports now claim a three-year-old child was almost snatched from her family while attending Saturday's parade in the city centre. A mother and her young son were walking with a parade at approximately 20:45 in the…

Week of love in Cartama

AS love is in the air and hoping to place money in the tills, the Cartama council has launched its third annual ‘Cartama Enamora’, which encourages romantic residents to enjoy Valentine’s Day, whilst spending money in the town and possibly winning some very good prizes. Fifty different businesses in the…

Woman arrested in Malaga after making terror threats to supermarket

A MALAGA woman accused of making bomb threats to a Spanish supermarket chain has been detained by the Guardia Civil, according to reports on February 5. The accused, 58, made four calls to the customer services department of the supermarket, informing them that Islamic terrorists had hidden explosive devices in…

Artistic map of Malaga

THE contemporary culture centre in Malaga City known as La Termica, has announced that for the next four months it will be exploring and creating the concept of a ‘kaleidoscopic city map’ known as La Ciudad Demudada of Malaga, through its own activities and interaction with those living in the…
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