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Mijas fires under control as fire warning remains in place

FIRES which broke out in the Cala Hills and the Las Lagunas area of Mijas earlier this afternoon have been stabilised, the Infoca firefighting...

VIDEO: Infoca firefighting service dousing blaze in the La Cala Hills in Mijas

Two wild fires going on in Costa del Sol, one in La Cala de Mijas and one in Las Lagunas, Fuengirola. https://twitter.com/Plan_INFOCA/status/1145341018805551105

Wildfire breaks out in Mijas

A WILDFIRE has broken out this afternoon in the La Cala Hills in Mijas. The Infoca firefighting service is on the scene, and there are...

Rubbish piling up in Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande as refuse collection strike drags...

SOME 270 tonnes of rubbish have built up on the streets of Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande as a strike by refuse collectors drags...

Topless sunbathing, to bare or not to bare, and where?

TOPLESS sunbathing. It is today by no means an uncommon site on the Spanish costas. When mass tourism really began to take off in Spain...

“We are family”, tens of thousands celebrate LGTB Pride in Barcelona

TENS of thousands filled the streets of central Barcelona on Saturday to celebrate LGTB Pride Day under the slogan “WeAreFamily. Organisers Pride Barcelona said somewhere...

Lobster continues to grow with thousands of happy customers and is now available in...

Lobster is the only mobile operator in Spain to offer a service completely in English Lobster's competitive tariff plans all come with unlimited...
highway from Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania to Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya

Pause for self-assessment

A FEW weeks ago we were highly impressed to find ourselves driving along a very new section of dual-carriageway on the main 900km highway...

Trump becomes first president to set foot on North Korean soil

DONALD Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean soil. The US leader shook the hand of North Korean...
CCCA summer season off to a flying start

CCCA summer season off to a flying start!

NOT only do CCCA members enjoy their driving, their cars and seeing the beautiful Andalucian countryside, they also enjoy a marvellous social scene with...

Spain hit by further wildfires as stifling temperatures continue

JUST as the Catalan authorities were reporting firefighters were managing to contain the massive wildfire in Tarragona, several other blazes broke out in central...

Coin cyclist national cycling champion

COIN local Carmelo Urbano has secured victory for the Sub-23 Andalucia Team after being proclaimed the new Spanish road race champion. Urbano completed the 157.8-kilometre...

IN PICTURES: Costa del Sol’s Tamisa Golf Hotel closes today after years of hospitality...

THE Tamisa Golf Hotel in Mijas is open for the final time today (Saturday) after years of being a mainstay for holidaymakers and expatriates...

British mother booted off easyJet flight for wearing over revealing top

A 31-YEAR old mother of two claims she was booted off an easyJet flight because she was wearing an over revealing top. Harriet Osborne from...

Court upholds decision to sack funeral driver for playing pop music while with deceased’s...

AN EXTREMADURA court has ruled a funeral director was right to dismiss a driver who played pop music and smoked while driving the daughter...

Spain is home to Europe’s best variety of vultures

THE northern Catalan / Pyrenees area of Spain is the only place in Europe where four species of vulture are present and nesting according...

The Canary Islands Health Services ordered to pay millions to parents after baby left...

THE Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) has been ordered to pay €1.2 million to the parents of a child who was left severely disabled...

British woman dies cooling off in Orihuela pool

A BRITISH woman had died while cooling off from the suffocating heat in a swimming pool in Orihuela, according to Spanish press. The 36-year old...

Spain’s ‘Wolf Pack’ victim speaks out for the first time

THE victim of the La Manada Wolf Pack has spoken out for the first time. In a letter sent to journalist Carlos Garayoa of the...
The Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car

Fabulous Aston Martin for a secret agent

ONCE upon a time James Bond was not famous. Hard to believe; it was a long time ago. On August 15, 2019 at the...
my phone is broken iPhone, Samsung

The frequency of frequencies

For the first time in a very long time I’ve been ‘phoneless for what is coming up to two weeks now (maybe more!). The first...

EU Health Agency issues new advice to European travellers following chikungunya infections in Spain

EU HEALTH authorities have issued advice to European holidaymakers after three Icelandic tourists contracted the chikungunya virus while staying on the Costa Blanca. The European...

France suffers highest ever recorded temperature

FRANCE has registered its highest temperature since records began. The mercury climbed to a stifling 45.9C in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux on Friday. The...

Germany’s darknet drugs portal shuts down and Mallorca-based leader arrested

GERMANY’S biggest internet platform for selling illegal drugs has been closed down, and its Mallorca-based leader arrested. Eleven people have been detained for suspected involvement...