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From booming basslines to valleys of sound: How the Alpujarras in Spain became known for its dub reggae scene

AT a time when many popular forms of music are bland and formulaic, those who want to be lost in music will be spoilt...

Bioparc in Spain’s Fuengirola says sad goodbye to Toñi, a Sri Lankan leopard

TOÑI, the female Sri Lankan leopard cared for at Bioparc Fuengirola since 2005 has died—for 17 years she was one of the zoo’s most...

Sotogrande: The incredible story of Spain’s largest privately owned residential development

IT'S the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucia, home to the discreetly rich and famous, and a beacon of luxury on the coast...

Anti-Gypsy racism condemned after man stabbed to death during argument in in Spain’s Andalucia

GROUPS representing the Spanish Roma community are calling for action after the killing of a man sparked violence towards a group of Gypsies in...

Spain’s Malaga scoops up family tourism award

MALAGA CITY has received a family tourism award for its family-friendly tourist activities. The distinction is awarded to cities whose tourism industry offers an outstanding...

Wildfire in Spain’s Mijas extinguished after razing through 116 hectares

AFTER razing through 116 hectares of forest, the Mijas fire which started on Tuesday, July 26, has been declared ‘extinguished.’ https://twitter.com/Plan_INFOCA/status/1552634039806328833 The fire, which broke out...

Countdown to Spain’s Malaga August feria after two year hiatus

WITH less than 20 days to go, Malaga prepares for its first post-covid August feria. The Malaga Fair returns after a two year hiatus due...

Many claims expected from Mallorcans against airlines disprupted by strikes

THE Balearic consumer affairs ministry is anticipating ‘an avalanche’ of claims against airlines in the wake of ramped up industrial action. According to head of...

A Singh in the tale: British couple claim foul play against ‘Urban Turban’ celeb

A BRITISH couple have accused a popular Marbella celebrity of attempting to steal their business. Ross and Laura Turner claim Bally Singh - who self...

High-Speed Rail Between Spain’s Malaga and Granada to have a third daily frequency as of August

GRANADA and Malaga will add a new frequency to their Avant train connection from August onwards. Since April of this year, the two popular Spanish...

La Viñuela reservoir in Spain’s Axarquia is approaching worrisome historic lows

THE Viñuela reservoir is at 13% of its capacity and experts are concerned. Drought and La Viñuela reservoir are terms that have gone hand in...

VIDEO: Expat eyewitness account of Estepona’s latest wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A Canadian expat described the shock of watching flames from the beach in Estepona as she enjoyed a family day out on Tuesday. https://youtu.be/570vsGKp32s The fire...

EXPLAINER: How €680 million of Junta de Andalucia cash was embezzled in ERE scandal, Spain’s biggest EVER public money...

OVER €25,000 per month on cocaine, €400,000 for a fake chicken farm and thousands on bottomless gin and tonics

Andalucia’s ex-president and corrupt Socialist cronies face jail over massive fraud scandal after appeal rejected by Spain’s Supreme Court.

Spain's top court has upheld convictions for 16 former top officials from Andalucia’s Socialist party in one of the biggest fraud scandals to hit...

Terral winds places Malaga as hottest province in Spain

SCALDING wind has placed Malaga as the hottest province in the whole of Spain with record-breaking temperatures recorded in Estepona. Residents in Estepona experienced the...

WILDFIRE UPDATES SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL: Estepona fire under control and Mijas fire stabilised

INFOCA, the agency that deals with fire emergencies in Andalucia has declared the recent wildfires on the Costa del Sol, in Estepona and Mijas...

VIDEO: Third wildfire within ten days breaks out near Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ANOTHER wildfire has broken out in Mijas on Tuesday (July 26) the third to have sparked near the Costa del Sol town within the...

This Andalucian hilltop town is officially the most tranquil destination in Europe

A PRETTY Andalucian hilltop town has won recognition as the ‘most tranquil’ destination in Europe. Visitors to sleepy Zahara de la Sierra, inland in the...

Andalucia unveils new government with more women than men in ministerial posts

THE re-elected regional president of Andalucia has unveiled the make-up of the new majority government announcing that women will hold the majority of ministerial...

Applications for Spain’s €400 youth culture voucher now open

ALL residents in Malaga who turn 18 in 2022 can apply for the youth culture voucher as of Monday July 25. The voucher, called the...

Burning car sparks new blaze outside Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

ANOTHER wildfire was raging outside Mijas on Sunday afternoon after a blaze was sparked by a burning car. Firefighting agency INFOCA said the blaze had...

Bids submitted to construct new Las Chapas health centre on Spain’s Costa del Sol

TWO companies are vying to construct a new health centre in Las Chapas, Malaga. On July 20, Marbella council made the announcement, declining to name...

Residents mount anti-tree felling campaign in Spain’s Casares Costa

RESIDENTS of Casares Costa are dismayed after the sudden and unannounced felling of twenty eucalyptus trees in the woodland area next to the Restaurante...

Shaggy dog stories: Surviving the heatwave and how sausages are proving the secret weapon to win over rescue dogs...

SUMMER has landed on the hills, around ADANA. The streams have ceased to flow and the ground has been baked a hard, golden-brown. Not...

Spain’s Andalucia to roll out fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine this autumn

THE second booster jabs are due to arrive in Andalucia this coming September or October, the Junta has announced. As with the first booster jab,...

LATEST: Wildfire breaks out near popular beach in Tarifa on southern tip of Spain

A BLAZE has broken out near Valdevaqueros Beach on Friday afternoon, confirmed firefighting agency INFOCA. A team of 20 firefighters has been scrambled to the...

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