1. E-cigs “no safer than the real thing”

Spanish medics are warning electronic cigarettes could be just as dangerous as the real thing, despite being marketed as a healthier alternative.

2. Maurice Boland gets his gong!

Colourful iTalk boss Maurice Boland was honoured by the Red Cross Malaga with the Bronze Medal for his continued support of the charity.

3. Spain’s richest woman emerges

Sandra Ortega Mera has become Spain’s richest woman after inheriting her mother’s stake in the world’s largest clothing retailer Inditex.

4. Gibraltar’s future in EU questioned by proposed referendum

Gibraltar could be forced to leave the EU against its citizens’ wishes if UK prime minister David Cameron pushes ahead with a referendum on Britain’s membership.

5. Primark applications flood in as unemployment continues to bite

Primark received more than 21,000 applications for the 125 jobs it advertised for its new Costa del Sol store.