Costa del Sol: news in brief

Man climbs the Town Hall

Man climbs the Town Hall Photo: Social media


ON Thursday May 16 a large number of emergency services were called to the area around Estepona Town Hall after a man climbed the seven-storey façade of the building using the lattices that decorate the wall as a support and barricaded himself on the roof.


Caught short

MARBELLA Town Hall has approved measures regulating the use of its beaches and as part of the new plans the authorities in the town will be able to impose fines of up to €750 for anyone caught urinating in the sea.

Birthday protest

MONDAY May 20 marked 52 years since the opening of the Tívoli World amusement park in Benalmadena and its workers gathered at noon at the gates of the centre to celebrate its anniversary but, more significantly, to protest and demand its reopening.

Swimmer died

A 21-year-old man has died in a swimming pool in Fuengirola. At 10.50pm on Saturday May 18, a call was received to 112 that a man had been pulled out of the swimming pool of an urbanisation located in Avenida Pacosol and was undergoing CPR.

Scooter brawl

IN Estepona in the early hours of morning, Tuesday May 13, a dispute over a scooter has resulted in three youths being arrested, two of whom were hospitalised after being injured by stab wounds, and a third for allegedly collaborating in the brawl.

Sun block

EVERY two days thoughout 2023, the Dermatology Service of the Costa del Sol Hospital found a malignant melanoma in patients. This figure was announced as part of a project to commemorate World Melanoma Day, which will take place on May 23.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.