Round up of News in Brief for the Costa del Sol

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MALAGA PROVINCE & ANDALUCIA REGION

 

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Exports rise

MORE than €525 million in agriculture and food exports are estimated to be yielded this year in Malaga province, beating all records so far, the regional government said.

Cheap region


RENTAL prices in Andalucia dropped by 2.1 per cent in the third quarter of the year, making it the ninth cheapest region in Spain.

 


 

MALAGA CITY

 

Pet vengeance

A MAN aged 28, whom dog had been run over to death by a car, was held in Malaga for allegedly crashing the glasses and puncturing the tyres of the vehicle.

Helpful app

MORE than 14,000 visited an app for smartphones and tablets helping autistic people in their daily routine, created by an unemployed software developer from Malaga.

Farm robbery

A €200,000 irrigation system has been destroyed following the theft of almost 2,000 sprinklers from a Malaga farm over the last eight months.

Death threat

A MAN who threated to kill his mother and aunt has been arrested in Malaga city. In another domestic violence case a man has also been held for violating a restraining order brought by his daughter.

Family feud

A MAN has been arrested in the Palma-Palmilla area of Malaga for allegedly attacking his sister and a child, and also damaging a family vehicle with a golf club.

Home fear

A MAN has been arrested in Malaga after allegedly threating his parents at home, with his mother locking herself in a room fearing he would attack her.

Husband held

A MAN has been arrested in Malaga for dousing his house in petrol, attacking his wife and threatening to kill her, forcing her to leave the property.

Road to crime

A ROMANIAN man has been jailed for four years for carrying a kilo of cocaine, a gun and ammunition when stopped while driving in Puerto de la Torre, Malaga.

Danger city

MALAGA has the second highest traffic accident rate – after Santa Cruz de Tenerife – of any provincial capital in Spain, a study by Linea Directa insurance company said.

Sea rescue

A SUBMARINE remote vehicle dived 520 metres deep in the Malaga coast to rescue scientific material that had been lost by a National Sea Research Institute ship.

Vandal action

SEVERAL firemen trucks in Malaga were covered with paintings, reading message such as ‘politicians are crooks.’

Flea market

VENDORS of the Malaga flea market protested against the city hall decision of giving stall licenses by draw, as they consider it unfair for those with years of experience.

Job creation

UP to 477 stable job positions were created so far this year through the Malaga Job Centre Institute (IMFE), the director for this area in the town hall Esther Molina said.

Lucky day

WINNING lottery numbers gave €350,000 to those who bought a ticket at the ONCE lottery shop in front of Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga.

Job creation

UP to 477 stable job positions were created so far this year through the Malaga Job Centre Institute (IMFE), the director for this area in the town hall Esther Molina said.

Lucky day

WINNING lottery numbers gave €350,000 to those who bought a ticket at the ONCE lottery shop in front of Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga.

 

TORREMOLINOS, BENALMADENA & FUENGIROLA

 

Fugitive detained

A MAN, 28, wanted for breaking and entering and armed robbery in Romania was arrested in Torremolinos. He allegedly took part in the crimes with another two people, stealing €3,000, before fleeing the country.

Shooting charge

A MOTHER and son have been arrested for killing a man in the El Pinillo area of Torremolinos in June. Police believe the shooting was over a drugs deal. A third person has been arrested for harbouring the alleged killers.

Win and help

CHARITY Christmas lottery tickets are being sold by the Benalmadena Welfare Council to raise funds for the local Community Kitchen.

Sea rescue

A SUBMARINE remote vehicle dived 520 metres deep in the Malaga coast to rescue scientific material that had been lost by a National Sea Research Institute ship.

Vandal action

SEVERAL firemen trucks in Malaga were covered with paintings, reading message such as ‘politicians are crooks.’

Flea market

VENDORS of the Malaga flea market protested against the city hall decision of giving stall licenses by draw, as they consider it unfair for those with years of experience.

 

Expat help

BRITISH and other foreigners associations in Benalmadena were explained the many fiscal and welfare benefits of registering in the local records (‘padrón’), as they met with Foreign Residents Councillor Adolfo Fernandez.

Rights on

MORE than 800 students in Benalmadena will be informed in their schools about gender violence through conferences to be held by Women Rights Council experts.

 

Not so fast

THREE were held in Fuengirola for a series of home robberies they had allegedly committed hours earlier in Mijas.

Man held

A MAN aged 28 under arrest warrant by the Romanian authorities for gun robbery and burglary, was held by the police in Torremolinos.

Gala day

PRIVATE security companies celebrate today (Thursday) their patron saint’s day in a gala event at the Guadalmar Parador del Golf, between Malaga and Torremolinos.

Dear water

RESIDENTS in Fuengirola are reportedly set to see their water bills increase by five per cent in the next year.

Family jailed

A MOTHER and son have been jailed for their alleged connection with the death of an Argentinean man in Torremolinos in a June shoot-out.

Top stays

TORREMOLINOS was the only destination in the Malaga Province to be in the top 10 for hotel night stays in September in Spain, with 530,462 overnight stays, according to national statistics.

 

MIJAS COSTA

Meet the UK

RESIDENTS living in Mijas can sign for a discount trip to Manchester and Liverpool organised by the Council of Youth for the December 6-9 long weekend.

Burglars held

THREE people who tried to get away from police have been arrested for burglary in Mijas after stolen items were found in their hire car .

 

Phone robbers

TWO Romanian nationals were held by the Civil Guard in Mijas for allegedly stealing mobile phones from bar and restaurant clients.

 

Stay clean

MIJAS municipality will be maintaining its beaches during the off-season thanks to the work of 20 people participating in an employment program.

Foreign theft

TWO foreigners were arrested in Camino de Coin in Mijas in connection with the theft of the all terrain vehicle from Morocco they were driving.

Home seizure

GIVING the bank one’s home to extinguish the mortgage debt in case of seizure (‘dación en pago’) has been proposed by Alternativa Mijeña party in Mijas town hall.

 

MARBELLA

Fishy business

GUARDIA CIVIL Nature Protection Service officers from Marbella and Fuengirola seized 130 kilos of octopus being transported in vehicles without documents to prove it came from a legal source.

Son cleared

A MAN accused of pushing his father over in the Marbella family home in September 2011 and causing him to lose two teeth has been acquitted.

 

Home books

A BOOK loan service will bring the impaired their read at home through social workers, the Marbella town hall said.

Postal news

THE restored Post Office in Marbella’s Nueva Andalucia quarter, serving 12,000 people including many expats, was recently re-opened.

Public affairs

WELFARE investment in Marbella grew 27 per cent from last year, Welfare Councillor Manuel Cardeña said in response to budgetary cut accusations by PSOE party.

 

ESTEPONA & MANILVA

New streets

ESTEPONA Town Hall inaugurated its newly remodelled streets in its old town yesterday (Wednesday).

Photo frame

A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition based on the sea and 21st century fishermen was inaugurated by Estepona’s Agriculture and Fishing Councillor. It will be on show until Saturday at the Casa Consistorial, 9am-3pm.

Fewer fish

THE number of fish caught by Estepona fishermen during June, July and August fell by 30 per cent compared to summer 2011. The 675 tonnes caught is 266 less than last year.

Trick or treat

HALLOWEEN will be celebrated by the Manilva Foreigners Office with live music, contests, inflatable parks, etc. in a party at La Duquesa Castle, starting 4pm.

 

INLAND

 

Drug bust

TEN people have been arrested and five drugs sales points broken up following Antequera police raids in which marihuana plants, cocaine, cash and drug utensils were seized.

Dance prize

LOCAL folk artists and associations were awarded during the “Con Acento Andaluz” (With Andalucian Accent) gala night in Alhaurin de la Torre.

Drug raid

TEN suspects were held and 34 marihuana plants seized by the police in Antequera, dismantling five drug dealing points in one month.



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