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Costa Del Sol - News In Brief

By Saturday, 26 January 2013 15:00 0

A VOICE FOR THE PEOPLE

THE Spanish Ombudswoman, Soledad Becerril, says she will speak up for home owners affected by last summer’s fires on the Costa del Sol.  She wants the Junta de Andalucia and the Environment Ministry to speed up red tape so owners can rebuild their homes.

 

STOLEN CABLE

GUARDIA Civil found 4,000 metres of copper cable at Alhaurin de la Torre’s Platero II urbanisation, half of what was stolen from the street light network days earlier.

 

EASTER ART

AN art exhibition on the topic of the Easter religious festivities and brotherhoods can be visited until March 24 at Malaga’s Revello de Toro Museum. 

 

BABY SPOTTED

A BENNET’S WALLABY was born at the Parque del Oeste in Malaga, a local daily reports. The baby, approximately five months old, has been seen in its mother’s pouch and is in good health.

 

LOSING OUT

THE price for a kilo of oranges varies 750 per cent from the amount paid to farmers to the price paid in the supermarket.  Farmers lose up to €0.07 per kilo of oranges produced and don’t even cover production costs.

 

BLOWN DOWN

ONE of the oldest ficus trees at La Concepcion Historical-Botanical Gardens in Malaga was blown down by the wind. The tree was estimated to be almost 170 years old and damaged several others when it fell.

 

TRY AGAIN

TREES in Malaga’s Plaza de la Merced are being replanted for the third time. Following a renovation of the square last year, some of the trees which were replanted have not taken and will be replaced.

 

STICKING POINT

TWO vehicles got stuck on the Llano de la Cruz Bridge and in the Olivar de las Monjas tunnel in Ronda because they were too large.  Firemen were called in to remove them while roads remained closed.

 

PET POLICE

MALAGA Local Police Nature Protection Group (Grupona) retrieved 204 animals of different species in 2012, which were taken to the Recovery Centre for Protected Species.

 

GALLIC DATE

ON Saturday, the Teodoro Reding Historical-Cultural Association will commemorate the 203rd Anniversary of Malaga’s defense against Napoleon’s soldiers. The event will start at 5pm in Avenida Lope de Vega, Teatinos area.

 

BARS CHECKED

THE number of bar and restaurant terraces set up in Malaga city without following local regulations has fallen from 62 per cent to 10 per cent since checks began last May.

 

SPOTS TAKEN

ALL 150 available spots to sell second-hand goods at the Second-Hand market which will be held at the Cortijo de Torres fairground from March have been taken, according to the city council.

 

HOMES APPEAL

MALAGA Provincial Government will appeal against the Junta de Andalucia Decree for the Protection of the AndalucianCoast which prevents 30,000 homes and 8,000 hotel rooms planned for 11 towns from going ahead.

 

CHECKED OUT

BENALMADENATown Hall has completed the demolition of the old HotelPark, near the access to the marina. The work included the removal of almost 6,500 cubic metres of rubble.

 

BOATS UNUSED

MALAGA Councillor Teresa Porras has admitted that the city has three boats to remove debris from the sea which have not been used since 2007,  in response to allegations from the opposition Socialist Party.

 

NEW LIFE

FUENGIROLA Mayor, Esperanza Oña, announced that a boutique hotel will open at the end of June this year in the building which formerly housed the local town hall. It will have 40 rooms.

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