A MAN, 57, died in Mijas of a heart attack after an ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive on the scene. The man began to feel ill when leaving a local cafeteria and was helped by local residents who immediately called the emergency services.
The ambulance had been taking another patient to the Costa del Sol Hospital.
THE Malaga Metro underground line going to El Palo area may be diverted from the initial Paseo de Reding plan to the beach promenade, the Andalucian Government said.
AN international private University school in the actual El Pinillo building, Marbella, will soon be put out to tender, the town hall announced.
A BIN for collecting bottle tops has been installed in Archidona to raise funds for a sick neighbour. Recycling companies pay good price for tops, since they are made of a valuable plastic.
YOGA and meditation lessons will be taught for free every first Saturday of the month at Finca El Porton in Alhaurin de la Torre, under the ‘Art of Happiness’ programme.
SEVEN Moroccan minors crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in a rubbish truck. Five of them were caught at a waste management plant in Cadiz to which rubbish is brought every day from the North African enclave of Ceuta and have now been sent back there.
MARBELLA Town Hall is going to substitute 15 local information panels for more modern and functional models showing the time and temperature. They are all due to be in place within three months.
RONDA is now amongst the few European cities which has a permanent exhibition of the works of Picasso. The exhibition can be seen at the local Museo Peinada and includes eight works of art.
LEGAL proceedings have been opened against Marbella’s La Bajadilla port project, sponsored by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani, for failing to fulfil contract terms.
SOME unidentified vandals broke and entered Mijas’ bullring during midnight to fight young bulls and cause several damages, police sources said.
MORE than 120 scientists will gather in Marbella for a forthcoming Butterfly Skin Disease summit on November 5-7.
FIVE young athletes from the Malaga province were granted €1,000 and €3,000 by the Jose Banus Foundation in Marbella to support them in their professional sport career.
MORE than 25,000 students in the province will be able to enjoy the events programmed by the Malaga government, including visits to museums and theatre and film festivals.
A GUIDE explaining how to successfully co-operate and interact with gypsy women and their community has been published by the Andalucian Gipsy Federation, based in Malaga.
A TOTAL of €365,000 was invested by the Malaga government on restoring La Campana football stadium in Marbella, now in full operation.
SEVERAL roads in the Serranía de Ronda area, affecting the towns of Benaojan, Genalguacil, Juzcar and others, were being repaired at press time, due to the recent rains.
MORE than 9,100 tons of waste was recycled last year in Malaga province and this is expected to be doubled in four years, the regional government said.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT will be promoted through a €70,000 plan by the Malaga government in towns with population under 25,000. Those interested in applying for subsidies must do it before November 9.
A DOORMAN at a disco in Malaga has lost a kidney after being stabbed by a youth who he refused entry to the premises. The man remains at the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga and the attacker has been identified although not yet arrested.
MALAGA Public Prosecutor is asking for two years in prison and a fine for the Head of Marbella Planning Department, Federico Guardabrazo, for allegedly taking part in a real estate fraud in which properties were purchased from an Arab citizen knowing they were illegal.
MALAGA Provincial Court has acquitted the two brothers who own the Mirador construction group of Social Security fraud and falsely declaring bankruptcy, and has rejected the appeals from the prosecutor’s office and Treasury Department.
TWO men, armed with a gun and a knife, entered a bank in Estepona when the branch was about to close for the day. They threatened the staff before fleeing on the A-7 motorway towards Malaga. However, the only got away with a small amount of money.
A WOMAN, 32, was arrested in Malaga for offering a police officer money or “whatever he wanted” to avoid a fine for using her mobile phone while driving. She was also drunk, and promised one of the officers €1,000 if he took her to a cash point.
TWO men were arrested in Marbella for stealing from a local photo studio. They were seen carrying a TV and other objects which they threw to the floor when they saw then police. They resisted arrested and attempt to take a mobile phone from a man who had called the police.
A DUTCHMAN, 44, wanted by the Slovakian authorities for fraud was arrested in Estepona. When stopped, he showed a copy of his brother’s passport, not knowing that he is also wanted for fraud in Poland.
THREE people were arrested in three Tax Office operations which prevented more than six tonnes of hashish being brought into Spain via the Costa del Sol and Huelva on boats from Morocco.
A MAN has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to sexually assault a woman who he had just met and was kissing in Estepona in August 2005. He is banned from coming near her in five years and must pay her €16,000 in compensation.
A MAN was arrested in Malaga for forging his deceased ex-wife’s signature in order to sell her car. A car dealer who was allegedly aware of the illegal nature of the sale was also arrested.
A GUARDIA CIVIL officer from Ronda has accepted two years in prison for possession of almost 6,000 images and videos of child pornography which were found in his home in June 2010.
TWO men have been sentenced to 11 years in prison for abducting another, making him believe that they were going to go out with women, getting him drunk and then taking him to his home and stealing several objects from him. They were caught by police calling the man’s brother to ask for a ransom. They also assaulted the victim.
A MAN, 51, was arrested in Malaga after locking himself in his apartment with three gas bottles which he threatened to make explode and attacking police oficers with three knives. Four of the officers were injured.
A MENTAL patient at the Psychiatric Ward of the Civil Hospital in Malaga bit of the tip of a nurse’s finger and injured an orderly. The nurse was treated by colleagues initially before being taken for plastic surgery.
POLICE has called for citizen help in order to identify the parents of a baby found dead in a rubbish dump in Malaga city. Call 952 046 281.
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A WOMAN was held in Benalmadena for alleged forgery as she reported the insurance company her car was stolen, even though she had been informed the police had found it.
A MAN aged 37 from Madrid was held in Malaga for allegedly stealing petrol from the tank of a mobile phone net management company.
A DUTCH man aged 44 wanted by the Slovakian police for fraud was held in an Estepona resort. Police found him as he used his brother’s passport, also wanted for fraud by Polish authorities.
TWO brothers aged 21 and 20 were held in Marbella for alleged robbery, as they were caught ‘red-handed’ carrying a television from a photo store they had just broke into.
THE body of a newborn baby boy was found at Los Ruices Recycling Plant in Malaga. The manager of the plant called the police. It appears that the baby had come to term and died after birth.
ANOTHER accident on the A-7 caused two kilometres of tailbacks in La Cala de Mijas. The accident occurred at kilometre 202 and at least six vehicles were involved. Several people were slightly injured.
ST Andrew’s Church, Los Boliches hosts an autumn fayre on Saturday November 10 from 11am until 2pm with a large variety of stalls. For more information 952580600.
A MAN, 76, was injured when a wall collapsed in the Bermejo-Caracuel area of Alora. Police, firemen and paramedics attended the scene and the victim was taken to Malaga University Hospital with multiple injuries.
THE company in charge of detecting radiation which operates at Algeciras Port found radioactive material in decorative trays from a company in Malaga. They were in a container which was due to be sent to Turkey.
THE 95,000 sq metres Tres Jardines park in San Pedro Alcantara was officially opened and now locals can enjoy 1,800 metres of hiking routes.
THE new Cultural Centre in Alhaurin de la Torre, next to the public Cemetery, opened with a religious art exhibition by Malaga artist Juan Vega.
MARBELLA Old Town streets are getting as ready as new since walls are being painted, parks and plants embellished and house decorations restored, the town hall said.
A ROMANIAN who was wanted by the Europol (EU police) for stealing €300,000 from a home, was held in Torremolinos during a police control.
A MAN stole a marked police car at a police station in the South African capital Pretoria after an officer left the keys in the ignition while he rushed to use the toilet.
A FUGITIVE Croatian priest who allegedly ran off with almost €1 million and a married woman after illegally selling church property has been arrested.
ANTONIO BANDERAS’S ‘Lagrimas y Favores’ Foundation has donated €130,000 for local social charities and so that 34 students from Malaga University will be able to study in the United States next year.
THE Cervantes Theatre in Malaga will be the setting for ‘Nutcracker on Ice’ performed by the Imperial Ice Stars from December 12 to 18. It will take up to 36 hours to create an ice rink in the theatre.
MALAGA Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has asked the Port Authorities to return to plans to create a supermarket at the Muelle Uno complex. The new president has said that he is open to the idea and will consider it.
THE Ministry of Public Works has set aside €5 million to finish the new access road to the Airport. The project has been 90 per cent finished for just under a year due to lack of funds. It is now hoped that it will be completed before next summer.