The very latest news in brief from across the Costa del Sol

One heavy lamppost

One heavy lamppost Credit: Facebook

Here’s a chance to catch up with the very latest news in brief from across the Costa del Sol compiled for you by Euro Weekly News .
Unpleasant surprise
THE unlucky owner of a blue Renault Megane had an unpleasant surprise when they returned to collect their car which was parked in a Marbella side road on July 5. One of the very attractive but extremely heavy old street lights lining the pavement had toppled off from its base and smacked into the top and side of the vehicle causing a reasonable amount of damage.
Lux Mundi
THE next Taizé Prayer evening at the Parish Church San Jose Fuengirola will take place at 7.45pm on Thursday July 29, all will be welcome to join the congregation in prayers for unity and personal intentions, but social distancing and wearing of masks must be observed.
New market
DURING the summer months there will be a street market in the Avenida de Andalucia in Benahavis every Thursday and Friday which will be open from 6pm until midnight with different vendors offering a selection of handicrafts, clothes, accessories and other items of interest.
Repsol Awards
TWO establishments in Estepona and one in Marbella have been awarded the Solete, a new category of award created by the Repsol Guide to recognise local establishments which have been operating for some time, receive good reviews and give excellent value for money. La Escollera restaurant and Sonora Beach Chiringuito in Estepona and El Fiesta, el bar del mercado are the recipients of these new awards.
Sister Sledge
A BRIEF note on the Marbella Arena website shows that the Sister Sledge concert due to take place on July 30 of this year has been postponed until the same date in 2022. There is no explanation as to the reason for the change other than the fact that tickets already purchased will be honoured next year although the band’s website has not been updated.

Some of the ‘slegendary’ band
Some of the ‘slegendary’ band
Credit: Sister Sledge

Tri-lingual school
ESTEPONA is to have its own tri-lingual school which will teach in Spanish, English and French and work is now starting in Torrevigia, (near Selwo Park) on two buildings, one for teaching from nursery to high school level and the other for student accommodation.
Beach Apps
ONCE again, the San Roque Council which has 17 kilometres of beach (including those in Sotogrande) will offer those considering visiting, the chance to check capacity and weather as there will be CCTV cameras on every beach with Apps available on Android and Apple.
Cancer campaign
THE Spanish Association Against Cancer in Malaga (AECC) is running a campaign with the support of the City Council and various stores to remind people that although you can’t vaccinate against cancer, you can take action to change your lifestyle to make you less vulnerable.
Sardine chefs
ONE of the beach attractions which appeals to residents and visitors to the Costa del Sol are the many espeteros which look like small boats dotted along the beaches where sardines are cooked over open flames. Mijas Council has supported the training of 10 student espeteros chefs.
The newly trained chefs
The newly trained chefs
Credit: Mijas council

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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. 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