Spain’s Costa del Sol regional news in brief

Criminal Extradited

POLICÍA Nacional arrested a 24-year-old Lithuanian fugitive in a Benalmadena hotel on Saturday, under a European Detention and Delivery Order. The extradited person was accused of the alleged crimes of participation in a criminal organization, drug trafficking, and money laundering which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in Lithuania.

Comedy show

THE Teatro Municipal Carthima will offer this Saturday, March 7, at 8.30 pm, the comedy “Qué buena suerte tengo pa tó” by Manolo Medina and Javier Vallespín. The comic duo returns to Cartama with this funny comedy and tickets are on sale at Calzados Madueño, Complementos Covadonga and at

Fatal crash

LATE Monday night a car crashed into the side railing on the MA-21 road near the Guadalhorce bridge, south of Malaga, luckily no other vehicles were involved. Upon arrival at the scene, health personnel could only confirm the death of the driver, a man who was alone in the car.

Understanding Autism

Las Lagunas Municipal Library will become the first to have an exclusive section dedicated to autism. Currently, there are just 23 books in what is known as the Blue Space, which include special advice for parents as well as a small number suitable for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Jobs filled

IN FEBRUARY, Torremolinos has become the town of the province of Malaga where the number of unemployed has decreased the most. 247 people, 22.07 per cent of the total of 1,119, have left the list of unemployment in the area showing a decline that exceeds 198 registered in nearby Benalmadena.

Easter concert

Camerata Sotogrande Choir will present their annual Easter Reflections at the Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Sotogrande on Tuesday April 7 from 8pm. The musical presentation will include excerpts from works by Mozart, Bach and Karl Jenkins and is free to attend although donations will be welcomed.

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