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MALAGA

Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución on Friday. SALVADOR SALAS

Spectacular switch-on launches Christmas

JUAN SOTO

The festive lights went on in style on Friday in Malaga and Costa towns

Ernesto Valverde, at the Juventus-Barcelona game in Turin on Wednesday.
Ernesto Valverde, at the Juventus-Barcelona game in Turin on Wednesday. EFE

A LOOK AT LA LIGA

A different kind of plan

Rob Palmer

Barça's manager Valverde has put purpose before fancy football

THE EURO ZONE

A return to normality

MARK NAYLER

Mark Nayler

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has asked Catalans to “restore normality” in the regional election he has called for December 21st

Literary gastronomy

A. J. LINN

How things have changed, albeit slowly...

Power dangers

Peter Edgerton

The word 'power' has appeared consistently in the press recently whether it be related to a sad assortment of Hollywood sleaze buckets or to embarrassingly inept attempts at regional independence much closer to home

A load of bull

MARK NAYLER

Mark Nayler

In response to a letter sent by a reader named John Fitzgerald that contained some entirely unsubstantiated claims about the modern Spanish bullfight

Two daughters and two granddaughters with the letter.
Two daughters and two granddaughters with the letter. sur

Love letter returned to family after 74 years

EUGENIO CABEZAS VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA

Rafael Fernández explained to Carmen Díaz that he was planning to escape from a Malaga barracks by pretending to have appendicitis

We're not the only ones in the world

Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes

Figures are rising but the external conditions that have favoured the Costa del Sol in the past few years are only temporary