The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, proposed in the recent election campaign one of the most ambitious megaprojects in the city in recent years: hiding the main, west-east road alongside the city's port in a tunnel. The project would see 2.2
Patching up roads, renovations, a quick lick of paint, with grandiose plans on hold for the long term. That's how the mayors of the bigger councils on the Costa have started off their new terms in office following the local elections at the end of Ma
It may only have been going for three years but the Mijas Open has already become one of the highlights of the World Padel Tour. Until Sunday, the fairground in La Cala de Mijas plays host to the world's top padel players as the tour reaches its half
There will be a special council session in Mijas town hall starting at 7pm on Monday, 29 July, to decide on the dates for this year's feria in Mijas Pueblo.
The meeting is open to the public and attendees will be encouraged to take part in a debat
Josele González is the first born-and-bred Mijas boy to be mayor of the municipality in modern times. Born in 1982, he has worked as a lifeguard, administrator and taxi driver.
Socialist Josele González is Mayor of Mijas after eleventh-h
What could happen today (5 July) in the council chamber of Mijas town hall, in Mijas Pueblo, was still unclear last night, as councillors gather to choose the municipality's mayor for the next four years.
What will happen?
Scenario One. The loca
The refuse collection strike in Mijas was set to come to an end on Monday afternoon after the firm Urbaser agreed to renegotiate conditions with the workforce.
An initial agreement was reached between employers and workforce on Sunday after Mijas t
Mijas is one of the few town halls in Spain where there is still no mayor sworn in following May's local elections. Now it is looking more likely that the centre-right Ciudadanos party (Cs) will do a deal with the conservative Partido Popular (PP) af
Mijas council has awarded the construction contract for an underground car park in the La Candelaria area of Las Lagunas, the largest of the new parking facilities being built in the area. The work will cost 7.8 million euros and will be carried out
Satín Greco, one of the most well-known drag queens in Torremolinos, was attacked outside a nightclub by a group of young people, early last Saturday morning. She claimed, backed by witnesses, that the group attacked and tried to rob her as she left
In the past few months, and especially with the general elections coming up, the debate has resumed again on 'empty Spain', the depopulation problem that affects rural areas all over the country, and Malaga is no exception.
With this in mind, the '
The council in Mijas was coming to terms this week with the possibility of having to pay compensation to some 100 homeowners for wrongfully taking possession and auctioning off their properties.
The Andalusian High Court has ruled against the town
The industrial unrest affecting refuse collection workers in Fuengirola that has been ongoing for two years is set to escalate once again in the coming weeks.
Employees at the refuse collection operator, Urbaser, that holds a contract from the coun
An accusation of phone-tapping of Mijas councillors and the mayor revealed last week was strange enough. But the story took a stranger turn this week with the news that the technical auditor who first discovered the reported tapping while checking st
Just months from municipal elections, Mijas council has been rocked by a potential spying scandal and all political parties have expressed their shock at the revelation.
Recently an independent audit began on a blocked management email account at
The mayor of Fuengiola has been in touch with Renfe over the possibility of reducing the fare on the Cercaniás rail line for the four stations that run through the municipality.
The idea, which came from the Ciudadanos group on the council, is to h
After several years' hiatus, the World Padel Tour began last Saturday, 16 March in Marbella. To celebrate 70 years of the sport, ex-tennis player and Wimbledon champion, Manolo Santana, served as the patron of the event. Players this year included th
The former long-standing mayor of Torremolinos has announced that he is leaving the conservative Partido Popular (PP) and looks set to lend his support to the independent political group, Por Mi Pueblo.
Pedro Fernández Montes was mayor of Torremoli
Within a few weeks Mijas will have the first Brexit information office in Malaga province. Mijas has more British residents than any other municipality in the province; they account for 25 per cent of the population.
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlo
A six-year project is to be started in the shadow of Fuengirola's Sohail castle to discover a lost ancient town.
The Roman settlement of Suel was at the mouth of the Fuengirola river and now a team of archaeologists and anthropologists, supervised
Urbanisation work has now started to prepare for a development with 700 properties to be built in La Cala de Mijas by the firm Quabit.
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and the Planning councillor, Andrés Ruiz, announced the start of the w
The new access route that will help people living to the north of Fuengirola to reach the coast road quicker at Carvajal is expected to be finished in April.
The new road will start at the so-called Lions roundabout on the N-340 and stretch 450 met
The Ciudadanos party (Cs) has threatened to end its pact running the western Costa Mancomunidad.
The public authority provides pooled services es, such as water supply, to 11 municipalities on the western Costa and Cs, with representatives on its
In a bid to promote year-round tourism, Mijas town hall is increasing its focus on other sectors to reduce the burden on sun and sand tourism. One such way has been to make the Alcornocal de la Roza del Aguado cork oak forest on the edge of La Cala d
After years of complaints, Mijas town hall on Monday announced a 7,000-square-metre plot of land in Las Lagunas, next to the Instituto La Vega secondary school, was to be set aside for the town's new fire station.
The new station will be located ne
It used to be copper cabling that was stolen from local streets, but now daring thieves have turned their attention to taking manhole covers, drain covers and grids in a bid to get extra cash.
Town halls on the western Costa, including Mijas, Fueng
The mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, has said that he will put a motion before the next council meeting that, if successful, will pledge the town hall's support for the British community in the resort after Brexit.
Britons are the biggest group
A possible new railway station on the local Cercanías line at Nueva Torrequebrada took a step forward recently at a meeting in Madrid.
Locals have been campaigning for the extra stop for years, and for the first time a mayor of Benalmádena has take
The international World Padel Tour (WPT) announced its official calendar for 2019 on Monday with both Marbella and Mijas set to host events.
In the case of the former, the tournament will be in Masters format and kicks off the new season, taking pl
The local branch of the PSOE Socialist party in Mijas has broken the local government coalition pact with Ciudadanos, the party of the mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado.
The split comes after a week of friction and quarreling between the two parties, wh
The councillor for Infrastructure in Mijas, José Carlos Martín, has said that joint roadworks being carried out with Fuengirola on a street on the municipal border are "now halfway through" and are expected to be finished before Easter.
The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, has announced that the council is setting aside two million euros to buy up homes to use as social housing. She said that the initiative was to "help the people of Fuengirola who are going through a difficult time,
Parts of Mijas municipality, especially Mijas Pueblo, look set to see some improvements to their water supply network shortly.
The local council has said that work will start in two months to spend just over seven million euros that has been collec
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced on Wednesday that the work on the new dog park in Las Lagunas has been completed and would open on Thursday.
"We are happy to announce the opening of this park for all the residents of the town
Following the conclusion of the first phase of infrastructure improvements in the Torreblanca area of Fuengirola before Christmas, the second, more complex phase has been put out to tender.
Residents in this area have been demanding these improveme
With just five months left of the legislature, Mijas town hall is to set in motion some 30 new infrastructure projects at a cost of 700,000 euros.
According to SUR sources, half of these projects will be put out to tender in the coming weeks, and t
A local branch of La Caixa bank in Calahonda was held up by a "heavily-built" man with his face covered on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses and sources close to the investigation.
According to these sources, the man entered the office, which had
Every Christmas, the public library in Arroyo de la Miel announces a selection of new books and audiovisual material available to the public.
This year there are over 650 new titles in 13 different languages for adults, teenagers and children.
Letting your dog urinate in the street without cleaning it up in Benalmádena is likely to come at a price from now on. The local council announced on Tuesday that it will change local bylaws relating to pets and will force owners or walkers to clean
The athletics track and the football pitch at the Arroyo de la Miel municipal sports centre will reopen to the public at the start of 2019. This is according to Benalmádena mayor Víctor Navas who on Monday visited the site alongside Sports councillor
Although these are the times of speed dating and Tinder, it is still possible to find love with the help of a matchmaker and arranged marriage. That, at least, is what is happening to one of the most famous inhabitants of Bioparc, a gorilla called Ec
The new section of the Senda Litoral (coastal path) in Mijas opened between the beach bars El Capricho and El Juncal on Monday.
The works, costing 900,000 euros, were paid for by the town hall. The funding for the remaining 5.3 kilometre stretch b
Legal proceedings against the mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and two councillors have been halted by a judge in Fuengirola after doubts arose over whether a person who had supposedly lodged a complaint about them actually exists.
Since the announcement just over a year ago that the historical Hotel Byblos in Mijas was to reopen, the municipality has continued to attract large new investment projects. The latest news is that the Logarma SL company plans to spend around 60 mill
Repair work to the stretches of the coastal walkway damaged by the recent bad weather spell in Mijas have begun.
Almost 36,000 euros are being spent to repair the paths with special security measures being implemented to guard against a repeat of t
Not for the first time, the IES Las Lagunas secondary school has received recognition from a major organisation. Last year its headteacher received the National Education Prize, while this year it has been chosen by the European Parliament Liaison Of
The excessive use of shisha pipes in bars in Benalmádena has provoked a campaign by the town's Health department to inform people of the dangers associated with them.
According to Alicia Laddaga, Health councillor, one hour using one of these 'hub
Spokesperson for Ciudanandos in Fuengirola, Javier Toro, on Tuesday presented a motion to make it easier for foreign residents to vote in the European and municipal elections in May 2019.
He proposed launching an informative campaign in Spanish, as
Residents and tourists in La Cala de Mijas will be getting 24-hour cover at the local health centre at last, as well as a seven-day emergency ambulance service.
The announcement comes after years of campaigning by locals. Currently once the daytime
The common porpoise, a species that experts believed had disappeared from this part of the Mediterranean, has made a comeback with seven sightings recorded in a recent report.
Scientists at OceanSea, in collaboration with Costasol Cruceros, have r
Mijas town hall's announcement of new regulations to control the conditions of the animals providing Mijas Pueblo's traditional Burro-Taxi service has, far from being praised, revived calls from animal rights activists for an end to the tourist rides
An event that started as a way to promote the huge variety and quality of the gastronomy available in Fuengirola has now been running for ten years. This year the Ruta de la Tapa Erótica (Erotic Tapa Route), will begin on 1 November and continue unti
The Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas will be the venue for Mijas' first wine and cheese festival from today, 26 October until Sunday 28 October.
There will be twenty-two stalls open from 1pm until midnight selling a huge variety of both wines and
Animal-rights campaigners, Pacma, have reacted angrily to plans by Mijas council to improve the conditions of the famous donkey-taxis for tourists in Mijas Pueblo.
On Monday, the mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced details of a hoped-f
An agreement between Mijas and Fuengirola councils means that work on 300 metres of Calle Unión, on the border between the two municipalities, can start.
The street is the dividing line between Las Lagunas, Mijas, and Fuengirola.
The work, which
A council has offered to use some of its own money to put in breakwaters to stop sand being eroded from popular tourist beaches, despite it not being its responsibility to build them.
The mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, wants to find a permanen
...benalmádena. Enrique Bolín, former mayor of Benalmádena at different times since 1966, died on Wednesday night, aged 78. The current mayor, Víctor Navas, made the announcement on Thursday.
Bolín had been a colourful personality in Benalmádena sinc
Mijas council is to spend 868,000 euros on the construction of a bridge to provide improved access from residential estates to the A-387 Fuengirola-Mijas Pueblo road.
The improved road link will give better access from the around 700 homes in the
The political life of Mijas took another turn last week after Costa del Sol Sí Puede (CSSP) councillor Francisco Martínez made a surprise announcement that he was breaking the pact with PSOE and Ciudadanos and accused the two parties of failing to co
The finishing date for the long-awaited new A-7 motorway exit in Arroyo de la Miel has been brought forward by more than two years.
Public Works minister, José Luis Ábalos, said, following a meeting in Madrid on Wednesday with the mayor, Víctor Nav
Water leaks in 81 premises within Fuengirola port are to be repaired by the town hall.
More than 300,000 euros will be spent to complete the work but the council insists that, besides these works, the area needs to undergo a facelift.
The port au
Pets are now allowed back onto the beaches in Mijas, the Beaches department has confirmed, after the end of the high season.
This falls in line with the bylaw approved in 2014 which allows beach users to take their pets outside of high season, prov
Mijas celebrated its traditional Tourist Day on Wednesday, and as usual large numbers of people gathered in the Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo where most of the activities took place. The mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and Tourism councillor
CLC World Resorts & Hotels has announced that it has sold 90 per cent of its new development, Santa Barbara Heights.
The news comes as the Mijas Costa area in general is enjoying a period of growth and new development, which is also helping to boos
Benalmádena council is to build a new food market in the Arroyo de la Miel area. Councillors have announced that the contracts to design, build and operate the new market will be put out to tender soon.
The planned 1,000-square-metre building will
With the aim of showing families the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, the 'Caravana de la Salud' (Health Caravan) parked up in Mijas on Tuesday.
The project is the initiative of international chef Ferrán Adrià, Carrefour and Disney and was present
Mijas council's most ambitious project for this legislatative period has taken an important step forward. Last week it was announced that about 70 per cent of the more than 200 apartment and house developments that do not currently get road maintenan
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and the councillor for Operational Services, José Carlos Martín, on Monday visited the area known as 'El Llano' in La Cala where work to turn the area into a car park had just been completed .
More than 50
Former mayor of Mijas, and current PP candidate for the upcoming mayoral elections, Ángel Nozal, was in court this week accused of planning irregularities.
Nozal was called in after a court in Fuengirola initiated proceedings following a complaint
Manuel Valls, French prime minister between 2014 and 2016, was the invited speaker at a symposium organised by SUR at the Hotel Barceló in Malaga last week.
The politician, who was born in Barcelona in 1962, has been linked with a return to frontli
Mijas town hall has issued a 2.4-million-euro fine to Urbaser, the contractor responsible for refuse collection and street cleaning in the town.
According to SUR sources, the fine has been issued for not "respecting the contract".
According to th
The Malaga tattoo convention celebrated its fifth anniversary last weekend, once more attracting thousands of people from far and wide. Whilemany came to get a tattoo themselves, the skill of the tattoo artists, alongside shows, performances and live
The CLC World Foundation has recently handed over five computers and other office material to the Mijas and Fuengirola branch of the Spanish cancer association AECC.
The donation is part of the wider collaboration plans that the cancer charity and
A small aparthotel is to be opened in the centre of Mijas Pueblo.
According to planning councillor, Andrés Ruiz, a house dating from 1840 on the Plaza de la Constitución, in the heart of the village, will be redeveloped at a cost of 354,000 euros.
Residents' associations and neighbourhood Facebook groups have been reporting a surge in sightings of rats in river areas of Mijas Costa and Fuengirola in the last weeks of the summer.
One of the areas affected is the stream bed crossing La Cala de
The town hall in Torremolinos has said that it has started the much-anticipated archeological and structural study of a historic tower that gave its name to the resort.
Councillors want to fully conserve the structure of Torre Pimentel and tidy up
An 82-year-old man of Basque origin was pronounced dead at a beach in Fuengirola on Tuesday afternoon after lifeguards unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate him.
The man was seen floating face down on the water by bathers at around 2pm close to t
Owners of shops, bars and restaurants in La Cala de Mijas are calling for the World Padel Tour to be staged in their village again next year. The most important world tournament series in this locally very popular racquet sport held one if its stages
A strike by refuse workers in Fuengirola is due to start today, Friday 10 August. Employees at Urbaser, the contract holder for refuse collection and part of the street cleaning services in the resort, are to start a partial stoppage over pay and con
A new local rural police service, tasked with patrolling country areas of the Mijas municipality, was launched by the town's mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, last week.
The department's objective is to "improve the services we offer to the people in t
The local council in Fuengirola has spent much of the last week trying to calm locals' fears that the proposed new set of bylaws designed to stamp out antisocial behaviour was going to restrict some of their favourite pastimes.
The mayor, Ana Mula,
The Junta de Andalucía regional government announced emergency measures on Tuesday to eradicate or reduce the wild boar and pig population in over 100 municipalities across the region, including Mijas.
The move comes after a surge in numbers of the
Councillors in Mijas have announced plans to build into planned modifications to the PGOU master town plan changes which allow them to build 1,100 more units of social housing.
The new homes will be on land in the Torreblanca del Sol area in the mu
A stretch of beach alongside a derelict seafront retirement home has had to be closed off because the local council says the structure is in danger of falling down on beachgoers.
Ever since it shut in 2011, Benalmádena council has been trying to ge
Following complaints from local businesses about illegal street vendors on Benalmádena Costa, the town hall has organised a police operation that seized 1,367 items which were being sold unlawfully.
Earlier this month, the Benalmádena business and
Residents in the seafront district of Carvajal, in Fuengirola, have had enough of the motorhomes and mobile caravans "camped out" on their paseo marítimo. They are calling for the local authorities to do more about the supposed problem, claiming that
There will be a new connection between Benalmádena and Torremolinos before too long. The mayors of the two municipalities signed an agreement at a press conference earlier this week to build a bridge which will link the adjoining areas of La Leala No
Mijas town hall has announced that both the M122 bus which connects Fuengirola and Mijas, as well as the M220 between Fuengirola and Marbella, will run more services during the summer months.
"This is a tourist municipality and when the summer come
The second phase of the transformation of central Torremolinos is well under way and during a visit to the works on Wednesday, the town's mayor, José Ortiz, announced that the new Plaza Costa del Sol would be complete by December.
Ortiz described t
The council in Fuengirola has announced that works to improve the last stretch of Avenida Alcalde Clemente Díaz will begin on 5 September and are likely to last for 72 days.
With financial support from the provincial government, almost 1.6 million
Neighbours of Fuengirola have demanded that local authorities find a solution to the current situation in Bernabé Tierno park. A group of people, mostly from northern Europe, regularly meet in the park to take part in unsafe and unsanitary activities
More than 200 'urbanizaciones' of houses and flats in Mijas have a great deal of work ahead and money to spend to complete the process of being adopted by the council.
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, met with the presidents of the reside
A group of archaeologists contracted by Mijas council have just discovered a perfectly-preserved square oven which could be one of the most important findings in Malaga province. The soundings and excavations are being carried out at Finca de Acebedo
Rainbow flags were once again paraded through the centre of Torremolinos as the town became the centre of LGBT Pride over the course of the weekend. More than 50,000 people gathered in the Plaza La Nogalera across the three-day event to defend freedo
The busy Coín road through the Las Lagunas area of Mijas Costa is set to be improved in the coming months after Mijas council took over its maintenance from the Junta de Andalucía regional government. All 5.7km of the road from the junction with the
Mijas councillor for beaches, Josele González, announced that the town will also increase its lifeguard service, for the second year in a row, by offering a team of 76 lifeguards. This will be the highest number in the province, ensuring Mijas' beach
Fuengirola town council announced last Saturday that plans are under way for a new structure on San Francisco beach which will improve accessibility. The objective is to help elderly and disabled people to enjoy the sea with reduced difficulty.
Mijas town hall has announced that it has provisionally reserved land in the El Ensanche de la Cala area for a hypothetical coastal train.
The councillor for Urban Development, Andrés Ruiz, explained that the objective is for an extended Cercanías
The more than 200 unadopted housing developments in Mijas, which currently don't receive many council services, will soon find out under what conditions the town hall will be prepared to take over upkeep of their streets and offer full services.
The mayor of Fuengirola has given an update on ongoing works to build a new link road from Carvajal to Torreblanca.
Work on the complicated link, which has to run under the railway line, started in February and is expected to go on until April nex
Local residents are well-used to their journey along the A-7 coastal motorway from Marbella and Fuengirola being disrupted by an accident between kilometres 200 and 202 at La Cala de Mijas. This week a local politician highlighted just how dangerous
The books of Mijas have found a new place to lock themselves away, so to speak. A new project from the local government hopes to establish a new public library in a building which was part of the former Guardia Civil headquarters in Mijas Pueblo.
The relationship between the mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, and the mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, is not going through its best period. Despite the geographic closeness of the two municipalities, especially where the Mijas area of Las Laguna
The company which manages the Costa del Sol racecourse, Recursos Turísticos de Mijas, has filed for bankruptcy.
This has come as no surprise to Mijas council, as it had been on the cards for several months.
The decision puts an end to the joint v
The first open meeting took place in La Cala de Mijas on Tuesday to keep local residents informed about progress on the participatory budgets which are to be introduced in the municipality for the first time next year.
At the meeting, which was hel
At one time there were doubts about whether the Marbella music festival would take place this year. However, the organisation has been name-dropping its 2018 lineup on an almost weekly basis. The list is characterised by its size (with 33 more DJ set
La Cala Resort announced last week that a new manager had taken over the leisure and golf resort. Sean Corte Real, a former professional golf player of Portuguese and British origin, has taken on the role with the aim of bringing an international dim
A 38-year-old Bulgarian man was arrested on Sunday afternoon in connection with the death of his mother who died as a result of 13 stab wounds. It is not yet known whether she died at the scene or was taken to hospital first.
The incident occurred
In 2018 Malaga province has gained one more blue flag for its beaches than last year, reaching a grand total of 25. The award, granted by the Environmental and Consumer Association (Adeac), recognises beaches and marinas which meet a series of enviro
The disused building next to Fuengirola's port that was once used my McDonald's is to be turned into a tourist information and visitor centre. The council has voted on a plan to restore the building, which has been empty for several years.
La Cala Resort has announced the appointment of a new director, Sean Corte Real. With extensive experience in resort management around the world, he aims to give the resort a greater international dimension and to "continue the path of excellence tha
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has written to the national government asking that Mijas municipality isn't forgotten in any new rail project for the western Costa del Sol.
While the debate centres on whether a slower Cercanías line or
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has made the surprise announcement that he has set aside four million euros in the council budget to go towards funding a new hospital for the Mijas area, to be built on a proposed site in Las Lagunas.
Although the Ministry of Finance does plan to ease restrictions further on municipalities which have a surplus, some town halls which are in this situation but also have no debt and money in the bank are asking for more concessions now. These range f
The legal situation with the Costa del Sol racecourse in Mijas, which has not hosted any horse races for some years, is complicated and still ongoing.
However, Mijas councillors José Carlos Martín and Nuria Rodríguez hope to bring new life to the f
After at least five weeks out of action, the lift up to the platform at Los Boliches train station, in Fuengirola, is working again.
The busy stop on the Cercanías line to Malaga, which is used by 600,000 passengers a year, has been without a lift
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has said that the work to stop street flooding in the area around the Coín exit of the A-7 motorway in Las Lagunas has been completed. Improvements have been made to storm drains and surfaces in the busy are
Shop and business owners in the Las Palmeras development on Fuengirola seafront have reported "substandard improvement works" carried out on their buildings by the local council. The town hall asked for almost 1.5 million euros to spruce up the area
Councillors in Mijas are urging the central government to set up a National Police station in the municipality to help improve services for residents. Currently Mijas does not have coverage by National Police and residents have to go to neighbouring
Two weeks after the two ruling parties on Mijas council, Ciudadanos and PSOE, added the all-important support of the one Podemos councillor to gain a majority, the municipal budgets were approved on Monday.
The budget for this year has risen once m
The Jardines de la Veguilla area in Fuengirola is undergoing a complete makeover as the town hall invests 700,000 euros to create more green space.
The area between Plaza de la Hispanidad and Avenida Jesús Santos Rein, near the fairground, will be
A 42-year-old man has been arrested over a string of thefts from hotel rooms in Fuengirola. Police started investigating after reports of a man seen climbing out of a hotel via balconies. It is believed he pretended to be a guest before breaking into
The council in Fuengirola has unanimously approved a detailed study of a plot of land in Carvajal where developers Aedas Homes hope to build up to 150 new homes on land whose boundary lies within 50 metres of the Cercanías train track.
The two ruling parties on Mijas council have added the all-important support of the one councillor belonging to the Podemos party to secure a pact to bring stability to the town hall until the end of the current legislature in May next year.
The renovation of Calle Romería del Rocío, near the Fuengirola showground, began this week.
The works on this busy residential street include a complete revamp of the street and all of its infrastructure, including drainage, sewers, services, drink
"At risk of collapse." That is how a Mijas councillor has described the state of a footbridge over the A-7 motorway by the Fuengirola welcome sign, near the old Hotel Beatriz Palace and the BP petrol station. The southern end of the bridge is in Fuen
A taxi specially adapted for pets has taken to the streets of Mijas. The vehicle that is driven by taxi driver Concha Cano has a special area with a harness for pets, which means owners can use it without bringing the animals' customary carrying case
There was good news for residents of the Pueblo Don Silverio estate in Mijas last week. The Mijas councillor for Urban Planning, Andrés Ruiz, has told residents of 47 houses in the area between Mijas village and Fuengirola centre that they are finall
To local people it's often called Calle del Hambre (hunger street) but to many tourists and foreign residents alike who are in search of a restaurant in Fuengirola, the area is more frequently known as Fish Alley.
The name refers to the concentrati
The joint venture between British constructor Taylor Wimpey and the La Cala Resort group is proving an enormous success, according to representatives of the two firms.
They say properties are selling well, and they have now just announced that a n
The complex plan to incorporate some 200 independent housing estates and residential complexes into the street services provided by Mijas council reaches one if its critical points this month. According to sources, Mijas town hall has finished the au
Since snowboarder Regino Hernández became Spain's first medal winner in 26 years at the Winter Olympics two weeks ago, he has received one recognition after another. Earlier this week it was the turn of his neighbours and friends in Mijas to pay trib
The town hall in Mijas has said that some 8,000 residents in historic Mijas Pueblo will be able to modify their homes and businesses faster in future.
Applications will now be dealt with by new council rules and not have to pass through the regiona
Mijas council has been told it has to pay 360,000 euros in compensation to staff for irregularities in employment contracts and conditions.
According to sources, the amounts relate to decisions under the previous PP administration and include 233,0
Mijas council is to debate in next month's full council session the planning application for a shopping park on the well-known Camping Fuengirola site, near the A-7 and Sohail castle. The campsite sits across the boundary of Mijas and Fuengirola and
In a special meeting convened to discuss controversy over who runs the district's public sport facilities, Mijas's ruling councillors have said that they will aim for the fees for using the different installations and services to be cut by half for r
Supermarket giant Lidl is to open a large new store in the Las Lagunas area of Mijas.
With a projected cost of 12 million euros, the shop will be built on land in Calle Roble next to the district's social security office and near Avenida de Mijas.
Tax collectors are to auction 14,000 square metres of land, part of Mijas's horseracing complex, to recover the debts of the failed public-private company that ran it and collapsed with losses of four million euros.
The land was once a karting trac
The area of Torreblanca in Fuengirola is set to see significantly improved links with the rest of the municipality and the Costa under new plans explained by local mayor, Ana Mula, this week.
Work has already started on a new link road inland from
Fuengirola council passed its 2018 budget on Tuesday, with votes from the ruling Partido Popular councillors.
Mayor Ana Mula explained that the budget allowed for investment of nine million euros, three million euros more than last year.
Earlier this week Andalucía became a pioneer in Europe by introducing a law to guarantee the rights, equal treatment and non-discrimination against gays, lesbians, transsexuals, bisexuals and intersexuals.
Under this new law fines of between 6,000
Mijas town hall has moved to clear one of the buildings on Calle Clavel in Las Lagunas of squatters who had been causing "mayhem" for nearby residents.
Local Police officers alongside staff from Social Services and mayor Juan Carlos Maldonado enter
Fuengirola's indoor market, Mercacentro, has 99 stalls, of which only 30 are currently open. In the last month three have closed down due to lack of trade, despite the market's prime location in the town centre. Stallholders have blamed the lack of b
Fuengirola town hall has said that the collapse of part of a wall on the Termas de Torreblanca Roman baths archaeological site has been caused by the roots of a large bougainvillea plant.
It was first suggested that the damage to the remains of the
The Andalusian high court, TSJA, has annulled an infrastructure plan involving part of the Torreblanca area of Fuengirola, in a response to an appeal filed by home owners in a case that dates back to 2011.
The ruling, published last Friday, means t
An opinion poll, conducted by SW Demoscopia and to which SUR has been granted exclusive access, shows that support for Ciudadanos (C's) in Mijas has grown since the last elections in 2015.
C's mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, who was first installed a
The Spanish men's hockey team have won both of their matches so far in the 5 Nations hockey tournament, which is hosted between Malaga's Carranque sports complex and the Retamar hockey centre in Benalmádena.
The other participants are Canada, Irela
The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, told a council meeting this week that the current owner of the concession to collect rubbish and carry out some street cleansing in the municipality will see out the full four years of its contract after all.
An international women's organisation has launched a guide to assist foreign residents on the Costa del Sol and Malaga province faced with experiences of domestic violence.
Presenting the new guide by the local branch of Soroptimist International
Mijas council approved its 2018 budget at last on Monday against the odds.
The town hall, which is run by a minority coalition of Ciudadanos and Socialist councillors, was facing a difficult challenge ahead of the council session as the opposition
Rural areas of Mijas (which account for almost a quarter of the population after Mijas Pueblo, Las Lagunas and La Cala) should begin to receive more services in the next few years.
Town Planning councillor Andrés Ruiz met recently with representati
Opposition politicians are asking for the cleaning services in Fuengirola to be carried out by council workers, now that the Urbaser company has announced that it will no longer be continuing with the concession.
They say the present model is not w
The town hall in Mijas plans to double the amount it spends in 2018 on flood prevention measures for the streets of Las Lagunas.
This comes on top of a renewed effort in the last financial year to put an end to repeated flooding in this low-lying a
Mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, of the Ciudadanos party, has started the year with two key financial decisions pending approval by councillors and still has some negotiating to do to ensure his plans win a majority vote in the chamber.
The councillor for Social Services in Fuengirola, Francisco José Martín, has been explaining improvements made to social services coverage in the municipality since last July.
Saying that the aim of the changes is "to get closer" to residents, he a
An off-duty Guardia Civil officer intervened in an alleged incident of domestic violence earlier this month, a released report has said.
The officer, in his own car, saw "a man assaulting a woman in the presence of two small children" in his rear-v
Calle Antequera, one of La Cala de Mijas' busiest roads, was reopened to the public on Tuesday.
The road, close to the coast has now "improved its tourist appeal", said Mijas mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, at the opening, which was attended by many
Mijas council has carried out a feasibility study into swapping the pedestrian bridge that runs over the A-7 linking the two sides of Las Lagunas for a road bridge.
It says that the increasing population in the area means driving around the Las Lag
Over 80 rubbish containers on the streets of Fuengirola are to be put inside 23 specially built underground units.
Fuengirola council says it is to spend a million euros, taken from an underspend on its 2016 budget, "with the aim of improving the l
After years of complaints from local residents, Mijas council has announced that it has finished putting up 20 street-lighting columns along the previously unlit Camino de Campanales, between the Fuengirola-Mijas road and Avenida de Mijas in Las Lagu
The Malaga provincial court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for trying to kill a woman due to an "unrequited love that had become an obsession", according to prosecutors. The attack occurred in September 2015 when the man approached the
The company behind the planned huge leisure park development in Torremolinos has announced that it expects some 2,500 construction jobs to be created once building gets under way.
British-owned Intu says that contracts will last up to three years
Mijas council has approved a building licence for the construction of 50 new holiday properties on the Club la Costa resort in Mijas Costa.
The owners are expected to spend six million euros expanding their holiday ownership complex and have agreed
Fuengirola council has bought a private plot of land in Torreblanca which contains important Roman ruins dating from the first century BC.
The ruins alongside the N-340 were once a bathhouse and were declared of special historical interest in 2005
Mijas town hall has designated a plot of land for the construction of a long-awaited residence for the elderly in Las Lagunas. This step in turn gives the green light to the drawing up of the plans and the tender process. The mayor, Juan Carlos Maldo
Developers Urbania International launched the first phase of the Higuerón West 217 project in Fuengirola on Monday.
The 250-million-euro scheme involves the construction of a luxury apartment complex in the Higuerón Capellanía area in Fuengirola ne
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has said that the council is looking for ways to fund the planned new local hospital for Fuengirola and Mijas.
Faced with what it says is the urgent need to improve healthcare in the area, the council is
The planned local hospital for Fuengirola and Mijas will be built on the Avenida de Andalucía in Las Lagunas, near Parque Miramar. The building will cover a plot of 150,000 square metres, of which 60,000 will be dedicated to the health facility.
Road improvements to Calle de La Unión are to cost nearly a million euros and are to be carried out by the local town halls, in plural.
This street runs along the boundary line between the municipalities of Mijas and Fuengirola and so residents on
Opposition politicians in Fuengirola have criticised the council for "neglect" of the town's historical legacy by shutting down parts of the local museum.
The Museo de la Ciudad, near Bioparc, has just one exhibition room currently open, despite a
Road improvements to Calle La Unión are to cost nearly a million euros and are to be carried out by the local town halls, in plural.
This street runs along the boundary line between the municipalities of Mijas and Fuengirola and so residents on one
So far in 2017 Mijas council has granted licences to 237 businesses for new premises, expansion or name changes. This figure is more than double the figure in 2016.
Councillor for Town Planning, Andrés Ruiz, expressed how pleased he was with these
The historic Camping Fuengirola which is found on the stretch of land between Mijas and Fuengirola, will undergo a massive transformation in the next few months in order to be converted into a large-scale shopping centre. The project has required a p
Ricardo Criado can't catch the train at his nearest station, which is Carvajal, a district in Fuengirola. There are 119 steps up to the platform and Ricardo, who uses an electric wheelchair, can't get up them. Nor is he the only person affected. You
One of the most characteristic images of the years prior to the economic crisis was the cranes. From 2008 onwards these structures disappeared from the skyline of municipalities in Malaga; a sign that the construction industry was at a standstill, wi
José Carlos Martín, the councillor for Operational Services in Mijas, announced this week that roadsigns and markings are to be replaced throughout the municipality, as part of a project to improve safety in the area. The total cost is expected to be
Plans have now been drawn up for a new road to link the east and west sides of Las Lagunas, in Mijas Costa, and the council has agreed to reserve funds from next year's budget to pay for the works. The road will run east to west between the Avenida d
In recent months, several foreign investors have been looking at Mijas as a possible business opportunity. It is an attractive location, especially because of the large numbers of foreign citizens who live or have a second home in the municipality. A
A new tourist office is to open at the end of this year near the town hall building in La Cala de Mijas.
More than 20,000 euros are being spent on preparing the area where the new office will be located in the main boulevard.
The next phase of th
Fuengirola town hall unfurled a giant Spanish flag on the fairground on Thursday to mark the Día de Hispanidad or Spain's national day.
The flag measured 50 metres in length and, according to municipal sources, is the longest in the world of its ki
Residents of La Cala de Mijas are growing increasingly concerned by the inaction of the local government in addressing the lack of public health services available in the town.
The coastal resort, which has seen a considerable rise in tourist numbe
One of the biggest projects proposed by the Ciudadanos party in Mijas is one step further towards becoming a reality, as the council has now contracted the Cemosa and Ingenia companies to carry out a detailed study of all the residential developments
It is difficult to know exactly how many people in Malaga province live in an 'urbanización', the Spanish word used for residential developments that can range from a simple apartment complex to vast estates covering various hectares.
In recent ye
Despite the horrible series of events that Negri has had to endure, her nightmare tale has finally reached a happy conclusion. On 12 June at around 5.45pm, police in Fuengirola received a call alerting them that a man (Negri's previous owner) was all
Fuengirola has announced that measures to prevent terror attacks were to be stepped up following a meeting between the town hall and the central government representative, Miguel Briones.
Similar meetings, with the presence of the National Police,
Just a few days after announcing the arrival of a Sumatran tiger, Bioparc Fuengirola has welcomed a special new resident, the first ever golden-cheeked gibbon to be born in Spain.
Gibbons are born blond so that young can blend into the fur of thei
Mijas town hall has given the green light to the project to renovate the Hotel Byblos in Mijas, one of the Costa's most iconic hotels once frequented by famous faces including Princess Diana.
It is expected that work will get under way either at t
Harau, a two-year-old Sumatran tiger, has a new home. From now on he will live in Fuengirola's Bioparc as part of a Europe-wide conservation programme designed to encourage reproduction outside the species' natural habitat.
It is hoped that Harau,
The ex-mayor of Mijas, Ángel Nozal, and leader of the PP group on the council is to be quizzed by an investigating judge.
The formal interview will take place on 5 October and is in connection with the supposed offer of a job at Club la Costa resor
Curro orders people about a great deal on El Palo beach, near the legendary Casa Pedro restaurant. He has no official authority or position, but is the self-appointed 'parking attendant' in that area: the person who officiously organises the few and
Workers at a hotel and catering college that has been shut for three years could soon be getting their outstanding pay checks.
The CIOMijas college, in La Cala de Mijas, closed when the consortium running it, a joint venture of the Junta de Andalu
Opinions differ over the origins of the castle, with dates of its construction ranging from the 10th to the 12th centuries
Nowadays, Sohail Castle is one of the most important emblems of Fuengirola. Many cultural events are held there
The World Padel Tour drew impressive crowds as it rolled into Mijas Pueblo last week. Some 3,000 people were treated to some of the best competitive padel in the world over the weekend as tickets at the specially-constructed arena in Plaza Virgen de
An indefinite strike has been called for 7 August by workers at Urbaser, the company contracted to carry out street cleaning and refuse collection in large parts of Fuengirola.
According to sources at the company's workers committee, the dispute ce
For the next few days, Mijas will be the centre of the padel world as the town hosts the Cerveza Victoria Mijas-Costa del Sol Open, part of the World Padel Tour.
Until Sunday, some of the biggest names in the sport will be facing off in the special
Councillors in Mijas have recently reached an agreement with residents and businesses to close off some of Mijas Pueblo's narrower streets to traffic in the evenings during the peak summer months.
From last Sunday, Calle Málaga, Calle Carril and Av
The reopening of the Hotel Byblos, the luxury hotel on Mijas Golf, has moved a step closer. On Tuesday, mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced that the building licence for the renovation work will be issued at the end of the summer.
Central government has agreed to take charge of the plan to build a breakwater on El Bombo beach in La Cala de Mijas.
Local politicians have been calling for the structure to be built for some time as they believe it will capture sand and help prev
The local authority in Mijas has been explaining the success of its efforts to help residents who want to rent out their properties to tourists but have been unable to do so due to a bureaucratic trap.
New legislation introduced by the Junta de An
Residents in La Cala de Mijas have begun a campaign against the private project, known as the Ciudad del Motor, that involves the construction of motor racing facilities on land in the area.
The residents' association, whose president is Jesús Sepú
Ever since the courts declared that the 'plusvalía' tax should not be charged if a property loses value, town halls have been searching for different ways to top up their revenue streams.
In both Fuengirola and Mijas, they look set to take advantag
Members of the Partido Popular (PP) opposition group in Mijas have demanded a greater presence from the Local Police force in the municipality after statistics showed an increase in crime figures in the area.
In the first three months of 2016, just
In Finland, not everyone pays the same amount for a traffic fine. As an example of the progressive country it prides itself on being, Finland sets traffic fines in accordance with the offender's income, so they have the same impact on everyone. Howev
Five workers at CIOMijas hospitality school, who were recently revealed to have been working for 32 months unpaid, have been excused from work indefinitely by the training centre's liquidators.
The measure has been taken due to concerns surrounding
St Anthony's College will have a new pedestrian crossing by the end of next week. Until now parents, pupils and teachers have had to put themselves at risk when crossing the road near the school, as the nearest pedestrian crossing was two kilometres
Mijas this week is attracting the gaze of golf fans around the world as La Cala Resort welcomes one of the year's standout championships.
Until Sunday, the Asia course at the resort will host the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9, one of two eve
Irregular property auctions carried out by officials at Mijas council could have started 37 years ago, say investigators.
The town hall commission set up to look into 'express auctions', led by Podemos's local councillor, Francisco Martínez, has as
The management of the Mijas racecourse, the Hipódromo de la Costa del Sol, has come under further scrutiny this week after the public prosecutor sent allegations of criminal offences to a court for investigation.
After studying a report filed in Fe
Ruling councillors in Mijas have reacted angrily to accusations from the opposition PP group that they are holding up plans to build breakwaters on the area's beaches to stop sand erosion.
In a recent council meeting, the town hall had been accused
A private firm's proposal could lead to Mijas becoming home to a motor racing circuit. Land in La Cala has been earmarked for the venture which would involve the construction of circuits, pits and spectator stands, as well as a semi-Olympic- sized sw
The Mijas councillor for Infrastructure, José Carlos Martín, has announced that the council plans to begin three major road improvement projects and has put out to tender three contracts, worth approximately 1.8 million euros in total.
The first im
Three former mayors of Mijas have been called before a judge suspected of overpaying some staff up to a total of 100,000 euros a year.
The case centres on extra payments made to employees at the 'Patronato de Deportes', a municipal-owned company ru
This is the municipality on the Costa del Sol with the largest number of British residents: 12,000 of them are on the population register. Roy Pérez, the councillor responsible for foreigners in Mijas, gives his views on the effects of Brexit.
Employees of the CIOMijas hospitality school, who have not been paid for 31 months, are to file a criminal lawsuit against the Junta de Andalucía for offences against their health and workers' rights. The training school has not opened for two years
Residents in the Torreblanca area of Fuengirola have been breathing a sigh of relief this week after the council temporarily suspended plans to charge them an average 6,000 euros per household.
Plans had been drawn up to demand the payment to fund
It cost an estimated 40 million euros to build and was one of the most important hotel and catering training centres of the Junta de Andalucía. However it was open for barely a decade and has been closed for nearly two years.
The CIO Mijas centre,
The hotel chain Ilunion has acquired its third establishment in the province after it was confirmed that it has taken control of the Hotel Hacienda Puerta del Sol.
The hotel chain, which now runs 26 hotels in the country, will rename the hotel the
The dream of building a 5.3- kilometre coastal walkway in Mijas Costa between La Cala and Fuengirola is a step closer to becoming reality after the local council announced that it has submitted a master plan for carrying out the works.
Mayor of Mij
The lower part of Avenida Alcalde Clemente Díaz Ruiz, one of Fuengirola's main access roads from the A-7 motorway and Mijas Pueblo, reopened on Saturday after the completion of a 2.6-million-euro facelift.
The mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula, announc
Many residents in the Mijas municipal area who live on privately-constructed residential areas, or 'urbanizaciones', look set to see their services provided by the local council in the future.
Mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, local councillor
The mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, has announced that six plots of land have been designated in Mijas Pueblo for about a thousand new parking spaces. The plan aims to relieve the pressure on spaces for locals, especially in the summer. Maldon
Francisco Martínez, the only councillor in Mijas town hall of the Costa del Sol Sí Puede party, which is affiliated to Podemos, was questioned by public prosecutors in Malaga yesterday.
It follows last week's revelations, emerging from taped conver
The riverside park (Parque Fluvial) in Fuengirola will undergo 500,000 euros of urgent improvements in the coming months. The focus of the work will be on the drainage and sewage pipes that run under the area, responsible for draining much of the tow
A report by the Guardia Civil into supposed misconduct in property sales by Mijas council between 2011-2015 has called into question the role of former mayor and local PP leader, Ángel Nozal. Nozal has also been in the spotlight recently over suppose
La Cala de Mijas residents' association has succeeded in stopping Mijas council from sellling off a big piece of land for private housing. The 28,180-square-metre plot, by the Los Olivos football pitch on the outskirts of the village, is due to be so
The need to get vital information regarding the problem of domestic violence to the foreign community in Mijas - 40 per cent of the total population according to town hall figures - has resulted in Viogenex, a project which saw its second meeting las
A Partido Popular councillor in Mijas, Santiago Martín, resigned on Thursday after SUR revealed the content of conversations in which a Podemos councillor, Francisco Martínez Ávila, was offered a job in exchange for supporting a vote of no confidence
A petition devised by a group of Costa del Sol residents that appeals for the AP-7 road toll to be lifted when the alternative A-7 is congested, which has gathered approximately 1,500 signatures in under two weeks, is now being backed by local mayors
Fed up of what they consider a "lack of security" in the municipality, and following the recent spate of fires affecting cars, property and containers, residents in Mijas Costa, and especially those in La Cala, joined voices on Wednesday to ask the t
For several days, residents in La Cala de Mijas have been living in fear after a string of arson attacks has targetted cars, commercial properties, rubbish containers and other property. The crimes have been blighting the area for almost a month, but
Antonia Ledesma is still mayor of Alhaurín el Grande despite the opposition's attempt to replace her with a no-confidence vote on Wednesday.
It wasn't a question of the opposition groups not having enough support to oust the mayor - in the end the
The lack of close-by accident and emergency facilities for people living in the Guadalhorce valley is now a thing of the past, or at least the situation has been greatly improved, with the opening of a dedicated casualty department at the recently-fi