Saturday, 25 February 2017

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Rajoy and Hollande prioritise EU immigration and security in Malaga

IMMIGRATION, EU border security and economic growth should be the EU’s main priorities post-Brexit, according to the French and Spanish leaders. As part of the on-going relationship between the two countries, Françoise Hollande and Mariano Rajoy attended the 25th bilateral summit in Malaga. Rajoy said: “It was time for those…

Drop-off zone closed at Malaga - Costa del Sol airport for refurbishment

MALAGA airport’s drop-off zone has been closed for refurbishment to improve the flow of traffic. Whilst construction takes place, Aena will offer 15 minutes free parking in the nearby T3 car park, with around 300 spaces dedicated for the service. In 2016, Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport recorded more than 16…

Plans to build €18m hospital on the Costa del Sol announced

PLANS to build an €18m hospital capable of dealing with 85,000 patients a year, have been announced. Mayor of Estepona, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano and Regional Health Councillor, Aquilino Alonso, unveiled the project on Monday. The Alta Resolucion Hospital will deal with up to 91,000 emergency treatments and 4,000 surgeries…

Former Tottenham midfielder returns to England

EX-FOOTBALLER David Bentley is set to return to England after three years of sunny retirement in Spain. The former Tottenham and Blackburn Rovers star has been a welcome sight on the Costa del Sol social scene, helping promote the La Sala restaurant chain. Bentley retired from the game aged just…

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More acts for Starlite but event still not approved

ALTHOUGH the organisers continue to reveal new acts booked to appear at the Starlite Festival which is due to run from July 13 to August 26 it appears that there is still no approval for it to operate. It is clear that the situation is very delicate as far as…

Storm lashes Malaga causing flash floods and property damage

A STORM has caused flash floods in Malaga City after more than 130 litres per square metre of water fell in the space of three hours. More than 200 incidents were reported to emergency services over the course of the night, among them a roof collapsing during a concert in…

Taxing situation for residents in Benalmadena

BENALMADENA Council has voted unanimously to increase the IBI property tax and refuse collection rates for 2017. The IBI is to increase by 5 per cent on properties valued at less than €60,000, 9 per cent on those worth €200,001 to €450,000, and up to 25 per cent on luxury…

Rampant cat colonies in Torremolinos

URGENT measures will be taken to reduce stray cat colonies in Torremolinos which have been denounced as a public health hazard. Local animal associations will be involved in the decisions to ensure that the cats are protected and kept healthy in the future. Multiple cat colonies have existed in Torremolinos…

Bar shooter in Benalmadena sentenced for murder

A BRITON accused of shooting dead an Irishman outside a Benalmadena bar faces a 44-year jail sentence. Darren O’Flaherty, from Liverpool, has been ordered to stand trial over the murder of Dublin father-of-two, John O’Neil, in the summer of 2010. A criminal with a violent record, he was arrested in…

Arsonist's terror campaign rages on

MIJAS residents expressed their disbelief when a man accused of setting fire to cars and buildings was arrested and released – for the fourth time. Mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado has had to reassure concerned citizens in La Cala and Calahonda that the authorities will protect them from the arsonist. The…

Helmet from a hero found in Benalmadena

AN ANTIQUES specialist thinks he found a genuine piece of British history at a Benalmadena flea market. Professional collector Jose Fernandez bought a helmet that may have belonged to one of Britain's most decorated Second World War heroes. Inside the helmet was an original document listing the medals and other…

Supermarket armed robbers arrested

TWO men who stole €880 during an armed robbery at a supermarket in Marbella centre have been tracked down and arrested by officers of the National Police in Benalmadena. The pair who are Spanish nationals aged 30 and 33 drove up to the store and one entered and initially purchased…
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