Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Romantic writer dies after stressful battle with developers

'Gentleman scholar' Alastair Boyd became the victim of a "mafia-style" campaign by golf developers after opposing the controversial Los Merinos scheme

Spain nets huge fine for illegal fishing

Andalucia must must pay 100 million euros for failing to prevent the capture of rare fish

Wrecking ball hits Marbella

The first of a number of scheduled demolitions has begun with the knocking down of two illegal buildings in the town.

Andalucia tops organic league

But while it has helped Spain to overtake Italy as Europe’s leading producer, at just six euros a head, region is one of the smallest organic consumers

Cash is King (size)

160,000 euros found under bed of mayor arrested for thousands of illegal licences

Bank bomb in Gaucin

Gas bomb blew up in the middle of the night smashing windows and causing the collapse of part of Unicaja bank’s ceiling.

A High-way arrest

A SPANIARD has been arrested for driving without a licence, and with his wife and eight children in the back.

Drunk, without lights, and driving wrong way down motorway

A 54-year-old man has been arrested for driving the wrong way around the Málaga Ring Road with no lights and almost four times over the drink-drive limit.

Briton in Prison threat for leaving baby in car

Malaga prosecutor have charged the man with abandoning his 14 month old son after he left him to await the arrival of a friend at Malaga's Terminal 2

One man and his pig

So concerned were Sid and Pauline Olivera about the welfare of their snuffling neighbour, they have adopted him

It’s no Gas!

A pair of shady gas fitters are conning unsuspecting people into repairing their boilers for no reason

Ryanair tries to clear up fog of confusion

RYANAIR is insisting that a flight cancelled at the last minute at Granada airport was due to fog, despite airline representatives telling passengers at the airport that the plane was diverted to Malaga because of "high winds"

Natural Disaster

Authorities plan to drive motorway through UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Rubbed out

After our report last issue about villas being built 20 metres from the beach in Mijas, activists demand date for Algarrobico hotel demolition in Almeria

Ronda toll road scheme could be put on hold

A controversial motorway linking Ronda with the Costa del Sol has been held up amid claims that the project has been scrapped.

Passengers acuse Ryanair of lying

Fog of confusion as Ryanair accused of lying over suspicious cancellation

Profit Air

Winning a prize draw for Ryanair tickets left a couple 360 euros out of pocket

Becks Hams it up in Sevilla

HE certainly knows how to ham it up on the celebrity circuit. But now David Beckham has proved his total love of ham full stop. After the recent friendly in Sevilla – in which England’s second highest capped player was one of the few plus points for his team – he naturally went shopping.

Vicious attack on British woman in Estepona

A British woman has been knocked unconscious during a brutal attack in Duquesa Port. Maxine Daniels, 60, was hit over the head with a crowbar, after a night out with friends.

Missing Marta ‘killed’ by ex-lover

St Valentines day confession by 20-year-old boyfriend. Jealous former lover Miguel Carcaño, 20, admitted he had killed her in a fit of rage.

Are you shore?

• Luxury villas go up just metres from the sea despite coastal law banning building within 100 metres
• Work goes ahead in Mijas while 100-year-old cottages in Galicia face demolition

‘Best bargain hotel in the World’ near Ronda

Hotel Molino del Santo, in Benaojan, has also been voted ‘Best Hidden Gem in Europe’ by the millions of customers who use the Trip Advisor website each year.

Our bountiful, endangered coast

According to the government report, the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean of Andalucía has the greatest concentration of marine mammals in Europe

Torre earner

British writer makes small fortune listing Torremolinos as one of world’s most authentic places

Julius Caesar marched through my garden

An English writer has based a new novel on the discovery that Julius Caesar and 40,000 legionnaires once marched through his garden

Illegal breeding farm busted

Guardia Civil impound 5,000 exotic animals, including tortoises and protected parrots