Recent and interesting news in brief from across the Costa del Sol

Presentation of the Medal of Merit Benalmadena Council

Medal of Merit

REPRESENTATIVES of the Association of Volunteers for Civil Protection of Benalmadena travelled to Sevilla on May 13 to receive a Medal of Merit for Civil Protection, from the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska at a ceremony held in the Gothic hall of the Real Alcázar.

Free parking

CUSTOMERS of the shops in the Old Town of Marbella will enjoy one hour of free parking in the Market car park so long as they spend at least €10 for purchases in these establishments thanks to the Association of Merchants and Professionals.

Kept alive

ON May 16, a 43-year-old man who was enjoying a meal with his family in Puerto Banus suffered a serious heart attack and emergency services including a doctor and Local Police spent time resuscitating him before he was stabilised and transferred to the Costa del Sol

Gourmet market

TORREMOLINOS will have its first permanent Gourmet Market celebrating the Taste of Malaga which is due to open in June, situated in the old City Hall facility in the Plaza de la Independencia which used to house the municipal market which has now been renovated.

Paintball day

THOSE aged between 16 and 30 who live in Fuengirola may apply to take part in a paintball event to be held in Antequera on Saturday June 5 which will cost €10 to include travel and safety equipment as well as guns and 300 paintballs.

Ruta del Sol

CYCLISTS taking part in the latest Ruta del Sol Cycling Tour of Andalucia left La Cala de Mijas on Tuesday May 18 en route for Zahara de la Sierra in Cadiz although some residents were upset that roads were closed and they couldn’t access their properties.

Charity swim

SWIMMER Carlos Vinuesa Godoy, who currently lives in Torrox plans to swim the 35 kilometres from La Linea to Estepona on May 29 in order to raise funds for local charities.

Pretty town

CASARES has been declared one of the five most beautiful towns in Malaga Province according to National Geographic Magazine alongside Archidona, Frigiliana, Genalguacil and Mijas Pueblo.

Blue flags

AFTER dropping to just four blue flags in 2019, Marbella has bounced back this year with seven for beaches and one for the Virgen del Carmen marina.

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John Smith

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. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page