Round up of News in Brief for the Costa del Sol

Tragic delay

A MAN, 57, died in Mijas of a heart attack after an ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive on the scene. The man began to feel ill when leaving a local cafeteria and was helped by local residents who immediately called the emergency services.
The ambulance had been taking another patient to the Costa del Sol Hospital.


Metro news

THE Malaga Metro underground line going to El Palo area may be diverted from the initial Paseo de Reding plan to the beach promenade, the Andalucian Government said.


Uni plan

AN international private University school in the actual El Pinillo building, Marbella, will soon be put out to tender, the town hall announced.


Top gear

A BIN for collecting bottle tops has been installed in Archidona to raise funds for a sick neighbour. Recycling companies pay good price for tops, since they are made of a valuable plastic.


Be happy

YOGA and meditation lessons will be taught for free every first Saturday of the month at Finca El Porton in Alhaurin de la Torre, under the ‘Art of Happiness’ programme.

Danger trip

SEVEN Moroccan minors crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in a rubbish truck. Five of them were caught at a waste management plant in Cadiz to which rubbish is brought every day from the North African enclave of Ceuta and have now been sent back there.


Info panels

MARBELLA Town Hall is going to substitute 15 local information panels for more modern and functional models showing the time and temperature. They are all due to be in place within three months.


Pablo art

RONDA is now amongst the few European cities which has a permanent exhibition of the works of Picasso. The exhibition can be seen at the local Museo Peinada and includes eight works of art.


Port issue

LEGAL proceedings have been opened against Marbella’s La Bajadilla port project, sponsored by Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani, for failing to fulfil contract terms.


Bully bulls

SOME unidentified vandals broke and entered Mijas’ bullring during midnight to fight young bulls and cause several damages, police sources said.


Butterfly skin

MORE than 120 scientists will gather in Marbella for a forthcoming Butterfly Skin Disease summit on November 5-7.


Sport support

FIVE young athletes from the Malaga province were granted €1,000 and €3,000 by the Jose Banus Foundation in Marbella to support them in their professional sport career.

School trips

MORE than 25,000 students in the province will be able to enjoy the events programmed by the Malaga government, including visits to museums and theatre and film festivals.


Gypsy guide

A GUIDE explaining how to successfully co-operate and interact with gypsy women and their community has been published by the Andalucian Gipsy Federation, based in Malaga.


Stadium work

A TOTAL of €365,000 was invested by the Malaga government on restoring La Campana football stadium in Marbella, now in full operation.


Rain damage

SEVERAL roads in the Serranía de Ronda area, affecting the towns of Benaojan, Genalguacil, Juzcar and others, were being repaired at press time, due to the recent rains.


Waste back

MORE than 9,100 tons of waste was recycled last year in Malaga province and this is expected to be doubled in four years, the regional government said.


Subsidy plan

SELF-EMPLOYMENT will be promoted through a €70,000 plan by the Malaga government in towns with population under 25,000. Those interested in applying for subsidies must do it before November 9.


Knife attack

A DOORMAN at a disco in Malaga has lost a kidney after being stabbed by a youth who he refused entry to the premises. The man remains at the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga and the attacker has been identified although not yet arrested.


Property fraud

MALAGA Public Prosecutor is asking for two years in prison and a fine for the Head of Marbella Planning Department, Federico Guardabrazo, for allegedly taking part in a real estate fraud in which properties were purchased from an Arab citizen knowing they were illegal.


No appeal

MALAGA Provincial Court has acquitted the two brothers who own the Mirador construction group of Social Security fraud and falsely declaring bankruptcy, and has rejected the appeals from the prosecutor’s office and Treasury Department.


Bank raid

TWO men, armed with a gun and a knife, entered a bank in Estepona when the branch was about to close for the day. They threatened the staff before fleeing on the A-7 motorway towards Malaga. However, the only got away with a small amount of money.


Bribe bid

A WOMAN, 32, was arrested in Malaga for offering a police officer money or “whatever he wanted” to avoid a fine for using her mobile phone while driving. She was also drunk, and promised one of the officers €1,000 if he took her to a cash point.


Caught redhanded

TWO men were arrested in Marbella for stealing from a local photo studio. They were seen carrying a TV and other objects which they threw to the floor when they saw then police. They resisted arrested and attempt to take a mobile phone from a man who had called the police.


Wanted brothers

A DUTCHMAN, 44, wanted by the Slovakian authorities for fraud was arrested in Estepona. When stopped, he showed a copy of his brother’s passport, not knowing that he is also wanted for fraud in Poland.


Hashish seized

THREE people were arrested in three Tax Office operations which prevented more than six tonnes of hashish being brought into Spain via the Costa del Sol and Huelva on boats from Morocco.


Sexual assault

A MAN has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to sexually assault a woman who he had just met and was kissing in Estepona in August 2005. He is banned from coming near her in five years and must pay her €16,000 in compensation.


Illegal sale

A MAN was arrested in Malaga for forging his deceased ex-wife’s signature in order to sell her car. A car dealer who was allegedly aware of the illegal nature of the sale was also arrested.


Child pornography

A GUARDIA CIVIL officer from Ronda has accepted two years in prison for possession of almost 6,000 images and videos of child pornography which were found in his home in June 2010.


Abduction thwarted

TWO men have been sentenced to 11 years in prison for abducting another, making him believe that they were going to go out with women, getting him drunk and then taking him to his home and stealing several objects from him. They were caught by police calling the man’s brother to ask for a ransom. They also assaulted the victim.


Explosion threats

A MAN, 51, was arrested in Malaga after locking himself in his apartment with three gas bottles which he threatened to make explode and attacking police oficers with three knives. Four of the officers were injured.


Frenzied attack

A MENTAL patient at the Psychiatric Ward of the Civil Hospital in Malaga bit of the tip of a nurse’s finger and injured an orderly. The nurse was treated by colleagues initially before being taken for plastic surgery.

Baby disgrace

POLICE has called for citizen help in order to identify the parents of a baby found dead in a rubbish dump in Malaga city. Call 952 046 281.


Silly or tricky?

A WOMAN was held in Benalmadena for alleged forgery as she reported the insurance company her car was stolen, even though she had been informed the police had found it.


Petrol theft

A MAN aged 37 from Madrid was held in Malaga for allegedly stealing petrol from the tank of a mobile phone net management company.


Con Brothers

A DUTCH man aged 44 wanted by the Slovakian police for fraud was held in an Estepona resort. Police found him as he used his brother’s passport, also wanted for fraud by Polish authorities.


Say cheese

TWO brothers aged 21 and 20 were held in Marbella for alleged robbery, as they were caught ‘red-handed’ carrying a television from a photo store they had just broke into.


Baby found

THE body of a newborn baby boy was found at Los Ruices Recycling Plant in Malaga. The manager of the plant called the police. It appears that the baby had come to term and died after birth.


Road crash

ANOTHER accident on the A-7 caused two kilometres of tailbacks in La Cala de Mijas. The accident occurred at kilometre 202 and at least six vehicles were involved. Several people were slightly injured.


Autumn fair

ST Andrew’s Church, Los Boliches hosts an autumn fayre on Saturday November 10 from 11am until 2pm with a large variety of stalls. For more information 952580600.


Wall collapses

A MAN, 76, was injured when a wall collapsed in the Bermejo-Caracuel area of Alora. Police, firemen and paramedics attended the scene and the victim was taken to Malaga University Hospital with multiple injuries.



THE company in charge of detecting radiation which operates at Algeciras Port found radioactive material in decorative trays from a company in Malaga. They were in a container which was due to be sent to Turkey.

Green area

THE 95,000 sq metres Tres Jardines park in San Pedro Alcantara was officially opened and now locals can enjoy 1,800 metres of hiking routes.


Holy art

THE new Cultural Centre in Alhaurin de la Torre, next to the public Cemetery, opened with a religious art exhibition by Malaga artist Juan Vega.


New look

MARBELLA Old Town streets are getting as ready as new since walls are being painted, parks and plants embellished and house decorations restored, the town hall said.


EU search

A ROMANIAN who was wanted by the Europol (EU police) for stealing €300,000 from a home, was held in Torremolinos during a police control.

Very needy

A MAN stole a marked police car at a police station in the South African capital Pretoria after an officer left the keys in the ignition while he rushed to use the toilet.


Holy smoke

A FUGITIVE Croatian priest who allegedly ran off with almost €1 million and a married woman after illegally selling church property has been arrested.

Antonio aid

ANTONIO BANDERAS’S ‘Lagrimas y Favores’ Foundation has donated €130,000 for local social charities and so that 34 students from Malaga University will be able to study in the United States next year.


Icy theatre

THE Cervantes Theatre in Malaga will be the setting for ‘Nutcracker on Ice’ performed by the Imperial Ice Stars from December 12 to 18. It will take up to 36 hours to create an ice rink in the theatre.


Port shop

MALAGA Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has asked the Port Authorities to return to plans to create a supermarket at the Muelle Uno complex. The new president has said that he is open to the idea and will consider it.

Air access

THE Ministry of Public Works has set aside €5 million to finish the new access road to the Airport. The project has been 90 per cent finished for just under a year due to lack of funds. It is now hoped that it will be completed before next summer.


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