Friday, 23 June 2017

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Intercontinental drug trafficking cartel busted in Spain and Italy

The Guardia Civil has announced the arrest of 46 suspects, 43 in Italy and three in Spain, believed to be involved with trafficking over 600 kilograms of cocaine. Operation San Marino, which involved co-operation between Spain´s Guardia Civil, Italy´s Caribinieri and Panama Police, has successfully broken an intercontinental drug trafficking…

Police quash La Linea people trafficking organisation

THIS WEEK National Police have detained five alleged members of a criminal organization dedicated to trafficking Chinese women in Barcelona. The investigation began a year ago following the arrests of two Chinese nationals in La Linea de la Concepcion. Both were travelling to Gibraltar from Malaysia using counterfeit passports. The…

Pop star Lemar to make Spanish stage debut in Estepona

THE highly successful singer Lemar took time out from his recording schedule to speak exclusively to the EWN Media Group of newspapers before appearing in Estepona. This will be his first-ever show to be performed in Spain although he has been here on holiday on a number of occasions. When…

Dog beaches to open for summer in Marbella

THE Junta de Andalucia has given the go-ahead for the opening of two dog beaches along the coast of Marbella this summer. Miguel Diaz, Councillor for Sustainability of Marbella, has said that the “increasing demand for dog zones over the last couple of years” has led to their decision to…

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Malaga taxis must accept card payments by July 1

TAXI drivers in Malaga City must accept card payments by July 1. Despite having two years to prepare, up to a quarter of the 1,432 cars operating in the city are still not equipped with credit card terminals, according to Malaga Council. The data provided by the Area for Mobility…

Renfe promises no more train cancellations on Malaga-Fuengirola line

RENFE has announced there will be no more cancellations on the Malaga to Fuengirola train route. The head of the Andalucia branch of the train company, Julian Fernandez Muriana, has assured commuters that the changes in schedule were due to nothing more than “unforeseeable complications”. Renfe has sourced extra train…

WATCH: Apartment blaze in Marbella

AN APARTMENT in Las Albarizas, Marbella, has gone up in flames. Firefighters rushed to the scene this morning (June 19) and stopped the blaze from spreading through the building. Authorities have confirmed that fortunately the apartment was empty at the time.

Malaga prosecutor launches taxi license probe

The Malaga Public Prosecutor office has begun investigating Uber and Cabify after discovering irregularities in the purchasing of VTC licenses. VTC’s, at less than 0.01 per cent of the cost of a traditional licence, can authorise 30 taxi vehicles per unit. The only differences between the authorisations is that with…

More cancellations on the Malaga-Fuengirola train route as Renfe struggle to find holiday staff

RENFE is struggling to keep to its busy schedule on the Costa del Sol due to shortages in staff as the summer season starts in earnest. Despite being much busier than neighbouring Sevilla, Malaga receives less funding and less personnel to cope with the extra workload. The General Secretary of…

Ten of the Marbella brawlers arrested while one awaits surgery

TEN of the men involved in a brawl outside a Marbella club have been arrested. Police say they know the identities of all those involved according to a Malaga government spokesperson, Miguel Briones. He also confirmed that the street fight started because one of the men groped another’s girlfriend. Two…

Confusion surrounding Marbella's Starlite Festival

THE controversy over the Starlite Festival which is due to start in less than one month continues with the intervention of officials from Malaga Province. It has been maintained by the Marbella Council for several months that no actual licence allowing the performances has been issued as there are problems…

Parents attack basketball refs in Benalmadena

PARENTS attacked two basketball referees following a children’s match in Benalmadena last Saturday. The officials were reportedly assaulted after presiding over a match between the Benalmadena local team and the City of Melilla, which the home side dominated with a 22 point lead at the final whistle. The incident took…

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