Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Two dead and two injured in Costa del Sol road accident

TWO people have died this afternoon in an accident between two vehicles in Estepona. Emergency services were alerted to the accident at the entrance to the industrial estate at 14.45. The scene was attended by the ambulance service, fire brigade and police. The injured have been transferred to the Costa…

Attempted murder suspect on trial after car sex attack

AN MAN is on trial for the attempted murder of a young man he stabbed in a savage attack after seeing him having sex in public. Prosecutors want an eight year sentence for the accused, who will appear in court via a video link as he is considered too aggressive…

Trio of tortilla awards

THE Bambu Bar of La Herradura has won three awards in the Route of the Tortilla, a prize which is promoted by the council of La Herradura, gaining ‘Best Tortilla,’ ‘Best Attention and Service’ and ‘Most Original.’ The award was given by the deputy mayor, Juan José Ruiz Joya, to…

Man found 'shot' in burned out car in Marbella

THE body of a man has been found in a burned out car in Marbella. Investigators believe he may have been shot. Firecrews called to the scene on Friday evening put out the blaze and found the man in the passenger seat of the car. It is believed a flammable…

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Justice minister visits the reformed Caminito del Rey

JUSTICE minister Rafael Catala was dispatched by the national government in Madrid for a special tour of one of the Costa del Sol’s most magnificent attractions. The senior politician spent three hours at the Caminito del Rey enjoying a guided tour and breathtaking scenery at the mountainous marvel. Catala was…

Sting to play in Fuengirola

FORMER member of The Police and now huge star in his own right Sting will be playing at Sohail Castle on July 17 with special surprise guests as part of a long international tour in support of his first album in a decade entitled 57th & 9th. Having toured extensively…

Police raids net 61 burglary gang members

Highly-skilled burglars operating out of a number of Spanish cities had links to Malaga and Alicante, police have revealed. In an operation conducted with French police and Europol, the National Police have arrested 61 people in several Spanish provinces. All are believed to be members of a Georgian mafia gang…

Costa del Snow

SNOW has arrived in southern Spain, with light snow falling in Yunquera and Nerja as well as light hail in Malaga centre. Temperatures are set to go as low as three degrees in parts of the province and snow will fall in altitudes above 500 metres. Snow has already started…

Andalucians rally against health service cutbacks

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets of Malaga, Granada, Sevilla and Huelva on Sunday to protest against cutbacks within the Andalucia health service over recent years. An estimated 55,000 people in Granada, 30,000 in Malaga and 10,000 in Sevilla joined marches to express their concern over the Junta de…

Heroic Marbella boxer honoured

LOCAL boxer Antonio Benitez has been awarded for his services to the sport and to Marbella. ‘El Chato’ officially hung up his gloves in January after being badly injured in a fight in Bilbao last November. The former welterweight champion was defending his Spanish national title when he was knocked…

3,000 dogs abandoned in Malaga in 2016

THREE THOUSAND dogs were abandoned in Malaga last year, the city council has reported. Although the number is half of that registered back in 2011, it remains too high to allow the municipal animal pound to fulfil the pledge to not put down any animals, explained Environmental Sustainability councillor Raul…

Malaga firefighters have 'zero confidence' in head of brigade

MALAGA firefighters are heading into their third week of protests and continue demanding that the city mayor sacks the head of the fire brigade, Jose Cruz Romero, in who they now have zero confidence. Of the 306 firefighters in the brigade, 286 have signed a manifesto demanding Cruz is removed…
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