Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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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…

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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…

King Felipe VI visits Malaga’s Transfiere Forum

KING FELIPE VI opened the sixth Transfiere Forum in Malaga on Wednesday (February 15). The science fair pools together innovative research from all over Spain and presents it to a variety of different sectors for the whole of Europe. During his speech the King described it as a “magnificent” event…

Costa Press Club members discover what it was like to be there

MEMBERS of the Costa Press Club recently discovered what it was like living in Malaga during the Second Republic and Spanish Civil War. At a well-attended event held in Tenencia de Alcaldía en La Cala de Mijas, members of the club and the general public watched the documentary “I was…

New uniforms for Benalmadena volunteers

THE Benalmadena councillor for Security, Javier Marin congratulated and thanked volunteer members of the local Civil Protection Unit as they celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. “I thank you on behalf of the corporation for your help and always coming forward following any appeal,” said Marin as…

Fast and furious mopeds in Alora

ONE man, aged 20, faces charges of dangerous driving and another 15 were done for various offences against road safety when Guardia Civil officers stormed an illegal moped race in Alora. Officers from the Antequera Guardia Civil traffic department were tipped off that a day of races was to be…

A new experience for Puerto Banus

IF you are looking for somewhere very special for St Valentine’s Day, then you should consider the brand new Jacks Smokehouse in Puerto Banus which re-opens its doors on February 14 with a new design, decor, menu, wine and cocktail list. This isn’t a facelift it’s a completely new culinary…

Benalmadena apartment block plagued by caterpillars

RESIDENTS of a Benalmadena apartment block are scared to leave their homes courtesy of a dangerous caterpillar species. The pine processionary poses a particular threat to children and animals. The pest has swarmed across diseased trees outside the Bellavista urbanisation, which is near a neglected pine forest. Residents say they…
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