News in brief from the Costa del Sol region.

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Security measure

POLICE in Ronda have put an operation in place to prevent elderly people in the town being robbed after going to the bank to collect their pensions at the beginning of the month.

House fire

AN 83-year-old woman died in a fire in her home in Malaga city. The fire apparently broke out in the lounge, which was damaged by the heat and smoke. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Domestic abuse

TWENTY per cent of women in Malaga province who report abuse later withdraw the complaint, according to data from the General Council for Judicial Power for 2010. 

Royal donation

KING Juan Carlos will donate €125,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Lorca in May. He was awarded the money for ‘Humanitarian Activities’ by Russian Presidents Dimitri Medvedev.

Entrance exams

THIS week, 6,653 students in Malaga are sitting their university entrance exams, which is 20 per cent more than last year.

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