Recent news in brief collected from around the Costa del Sol

One of the specialist beds in the Estepona Hospital

One of the specialist beds in the Estepona Hospital Credit: Estepona Council

Estepona Hospital
ALTHOUGH not fully staffed as yet, the Junta de Andalucia has approved the opening of the Estepona Hospital so that it may accept some patients suffering from Covid-19 which will relieve the pressure on other hospitals in Malaga Province.
Ecuador election
THERE will be a general election in Ecuador next Sunday, February 7 and Marbella is one of seven municipalities in Andalucia which will be designated a polling station to allow Ecuadorian citizens to exercise their right to vote.
1,198 falls
DURING 2020, the Fuengirola Local Police were involved on 1,198 occasions in giving assistance to mainly elderly people who had fallen at home or in the streets caused in part by the lockdown and subsequent lack of exercise.
New fire fighters
FOR the first time since 2008, the Benalmadena Council has been able to add six new fire fighters to their brigade who are needed to man the new fire tender and support vehicles obtained at a cost to the Council of €323,000.
Health centre
THE Junta de Andalucia has announced that it will arrange for the construction of a third primary care centre in Torremolinos. It will be built in the Playamar area and will join the existing centres of San Miguel and La Carihuela.
Car parks
RECOGNISING that there is a historic shortage of car parking in and around La Lagunas, the Mijas Council is committed to increase the number of spaces in the area by 1,055 to add to the 668 that are near completion.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page