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IAG will bid for Spanish low-cost airline Vueling

International Airlines Group (IAG) has increased its takeover offer for Spanish budget airline Vueling. The airline giant already owns a 45.85 per cent but...

Water company in new premises in Benahavis

BENAHAVIS town hall announces that the local water company, Aguas de Benahavis, has moved to new premises. It is now located in Plaza Huerto...

Court threat over tourist status in Malaga

MALAGA council has asked that the Junta de Andalucia consider the city an Area of Major Tourist Influx. The council wants the Junta to...

Time to move clocks forward – don’t forget!!!!

The clocks go forward one hour this Sunday, March 31st  at 2am.......

More than 50 police in pot plantation raid in Palma

MORE than 50 officers and a helicopter of the Narcotic Group of the National Police have seized 116 marijuana plants. The raid of seven houses as part...

Roman remains at ‘open air’ museum in Albir

AN open day was held at Albir’s Roman villa, now an open-air museum, last Sunday. Objects excavated at the site, including a ring, coins,...

Portuguese workers leave Spain

The number of Portuguese nationals working in Spain has gradually dropped over the past four years and continues to do so, according to recently-released...

New sea trips planned from Benalmadena to Malaga

BENALMADENA council plans to sign an agreement to run a tourist route to Malaga city via the sea. Tourists will be able to book...

Visiting Cordoba patios continues to be free

OWNERS of patios in Cordoba have given in to the city hall’s decision to provide only €2,000 to help towards their upkeep. This year’s...

Duo accused of violent robbery in Torrevieja

TWO men have been arrested accused of the brutal beating and robbery of a couple in their own home. Five months of investigations led...

Renault to create jobs in Spain

French car manufacturer Renault announced it is to create 700 new jobs in Spain. Six hundred will be at its Valladolid factory where its...

Mayor of Marbella visits local schools

THE Mayor of Marbella, Angeles Muñoz, visited the Pinolivo and PlateroSchools in Las Chapas to thank them for their collaboration in activities organised by...

Park to be improved in Benalmadena

WORK to improve the Paloma Park in Benalmadena has started. Approximately €200,000 will be spent on the park, which opened in 1995 and is...

Drug smugglers arrested at Barajas airport

THREE people were arrested at Barajas airport as they tried to smuggle cocaine through Customs. The luggage belonging to the trio - two women...

Malaga Doctors face cutback wrath

DOCTORS believe that health care cutbacks put them at risk of attacks. Last year, there were 205 physical and verbal attacks against health care...

€400k demanded in Mojacar hotel row case

THE owner of the Mojacar’s Hotel Moresco allegedly owes the Junta de Andalucía almost €400,000. Arturo Fernandez, chairman of the Cantoblanco Group was paid...

Counting your blessings come Easter week!

BACK in those ‘olden days’ we had five weeks to earn an entire year’s wages... one week at Easter and four weeks in August....

Spanish actor’s restaurant to close in Madrid

Javier Bardem’s family restaurant, La Bardemcilla in Madrid's trendy Chueca district, is to close. Jointly owned by Bardem and his sister, Monica, his brother...

Spain’s Iberia Express sees first year success

IBERIA EXPRESS has been described as one of the most punctual and efficient airlines in Europe as it celebrated its first anniversary. Since March...

Pedalling in the rain for charity in Cartama

MORE than 1,100 people took part in the 27th Pedal Day in Estacion de Cartama. Despite some rain, Calle Carmen Juanola was filled with...

Follow the signs to local market in Marbella

SIGNS and information for the municipal markets have been installed in Marbella. The aim is to make it easier for people to find the...

A Celtic touch at the Cervantes

A NEWAGE tribute to Enya was performed at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga. Mystic Dream, led by singer Hille Bemelmans and percussionist Trevor Murrell,...

21 arrests in child porn operations in Spain

TWENTY-ONE people have been arrested and a further 11 charged in three national operations against child pornography. The Guardia Civil operations have been carried...

Marbella Incosol hotel staff owed €34m

STAFF at the Incosol Hotel in Marbella claim they are owed €34 million. They met Marbella mayor, Angeles Muñoz, and Tourism Councillor, Jose Luis...