Several town halls in the Guadalhorce valley area have backed a motion to request the return of the regular daily train service of the C2 commuter line between Malaga and Álora.
The motion, supported by the mayors of Cártama, Pizarra and Álora, cal
The British Council is an organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language. The institute has branches in more then 100 countries, and thi
At around five minutes past midnight on 27 November 1983, a Colombian Avianca Airlines jumbo jet crashed only minutes before it was scheduled to land at Madrid's Barajas airport. Avianca Flight 011 remains the second deadliest aviation accident in Sp
Malaga-based Irish artist Pigsy (Ciaran McCoy) will host an online exhibition of his work from 28 November until 12 December. The artist, renowned for his large colourful paintings, will exhibit the body of work he has produced since arriving in Mala
Credited as being the grandfather of tourism on the Costa del Sol, George Langworthy's amazing story has been etched into the history of Torremolinos. Although several authors have focused on the former dragoon who set up home in a secluded corner of
Cártama town hall has launched its ninth Christmas Toy Campaign, an initiative that helps families in danger of social exclusion during the festive season. The campaign, which finances Christmas presents for vulnerable children in Cártama, was launch
Due to the new restrictions introduced by the regional government to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola has announced that it has been forced to reschedule, or postpone, all of its planned performances for
A Belgian couple who have dedicated the last 20 years to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Spain are appealing for help to find a new property after being told they must leave their current premises this week.
Vera and Bert Wesenbeek, founders of
More than 30 of the Costa del Sol's top musicians and singers will participate in the Salón Benefit Festival, which will be held at the Salón Varietés Theatre between Wednesday 11 and Sunday 15 November. The five-night musical extravaganza has been o
A special Remembrance Day service will be held at St George's Anglican Church in Malaga on Sunday 8 November. The service, which will be held at 11am, will be followed by the laying of a wreath on the war graves in the church cemetery.
Tribute acts to two of the biggest icons in music history come to the Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola this weekend. Two Legends: One Stage features Gary Goodmaze and Michelle Daniels as Freddie Mercury and Cher, respectively, in an explosive min
Lovers of opera music will enjoy the annual Lyrical Concert for Cudeca which will take place at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella on Friday 27 November at 9pm. The fundraising event will present a repertoire of Spanish zarzuela and opera, performed by so
Miguel Hernández Gilabert, the republican playwright and poet who received considerable fame during the late 1930s and early '40s, was born in Valencia on 30 October 1910.
Raised in a poverty-stricken environment, Hernández was associated with the
Project Music will host a special concert dinner night at the D-Wine Restaurant in San Pedro on Thursday 28 October.
The concert will feature award-winning Japanese violinist Lamaya, a musician celebrated for her unique artistic range. The performa
Father Louis Darrant from St George's Church in Malaga is preparing to lead a group of pilgrims on the Caminito del Rey on Saturday 7 November. The theme of the day is 'Friends above and friends below', which the priest hopes will give the pilgrims t
The Cazbah Live Lounge in La Cala de Mijas has lined up a series of music events to take place through October. The popular music venue reopens its doors this weekend with concerts by two of the coast's most popular bands.
The music will get going
The Gallery Art Club in Fuengirola will host the latest exhibition by the Costa del Arte Collective from Friday 30 October until Tuesday 17 November.
The group is made up of five female artists from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and their ex
Benalmádena town hall has announced an initiative to plant 250 trees as part of its development of the new ibn al-Baytar Park.
The trees, which include pine, ash, cork oak, white and black poplar and mulberry, are part of the first stage of the new
October 12th, Día de la Hispanidad or Hispanic Day, is a national holiday in Spain that commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.
Also known as Columbus Day or 'Día del Descubrimiento', Hispanic
Swedish artist Kjell Sporrong is to launch an exhibition of his abstract art in La Casa de Las Tejerinas in Plaza de Las Flores, Estepona, this evening (Friday).
Born in Stockholm in 1962, Kjell has spent his life exploring different creative direc
More than 40 proprietors and staff of the bars and restaurants located in Fuengirola port held a protest against the town hall on Sunday evening.
The group, which has set up the Fuengirola Port Matters platform, is disappointed at the town hall's l
The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) raised 500 euros during its fashion show held in Alhaurín el Grande last weekend. More than 80 outfits were showcased by 11 models and then sold to raise funds for local charities.
This year's benefici
During a special ceremony to mark the 32nd Día de la Autonomia de Torremolinos (to celebrate the town's split from the municipality of Malaga), the prestigious Medalla de Honor (medal of honour) was awarded to local health workers as a "symbol of res
Benalmádena town hall has given the green light to a proposal to turn the Cortijo de la Comba in Arroyo de la Miel into a new arts and cultural centre. The initiative, which was proposed by the local cultural sector, was passed during a recent counci
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola will celebrate its grand reopening on Friday 9 October with Cowboys and Kisses, a night of country and western classics. Presented by Costa favourites Johnny G and Melissa Carver, the show presents the best of
Opus Dei, one of the most controversial institutions of the Catholic Church, was founded in Madrid by Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás on October 2 1928. At the time, Josemaría was a 26-year-old Spanish Roman Catholic priest who is said to have
The Phoenix Singers, the Costa del Sol's most recently formed choir, is currently holding auditions for a series of live shows to raise funds for local charitable organisations. The choir is based in the Coín area and was formed last year by jazz ent
Cártama town hall has launched a series of autumn hiking trails under the banner of Cártama en Ruta, four routes that will pass through some of the most representative natural areas of Andalucía. Those with a passion for hiking will be able to enjoy
The Coyote Saloon In Las Lagunas is leading the way with the reactivation of the live music scene on the Costa del Sol. The popular American theme venue and bowling alley has announced a series of concerts that will take place every Friday and Saturd
The Virgen del Carmen municipal swimming pool in Torremolinos reopened last week after undergoing extensive reformation work.
Following years of delays, the work, which began in January and cost 138,000 euros, included the installation of a new roo
Torremolinos town hall has announced rescheduled dates for several live music concerts that were postponed last month because of the coronavirus restrictions decreed by the Junta de Andalucía. The series of rock, blues, soul and folk concerts under t
Fuengirola. A group of expats who own businesses in the port in Fuengirola held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the current crisis they are facing regarding the fall in trade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which has set up a Facebook p
The Age Concern charity shop in Los Boliches has been closed for more than a week because one of the organisation's volunteers tested positive for coronavirus.
The charity acted immediately and the committee decided that the best course of action
Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy the latest gastronomic initiative launched by Torremolinos town hall. Ruta del Tapa Vegana will be held in a selection of the town's restaurants and bars on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. This is the first edit
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Torremolinos town hall has reversed its decision concerning the recent cancellation of all planned live entertainment and cultural activity, with a small-scale agenda now devised for September, albeit not including live music events.
Live music fans will enjoy a night of soul, funk and disco next week, when Malaga's popular Free Soul Band take to the stage at the Coyote Bowling Saloon in Mijas.
The band have been together for more than 20 years and in that time, they have buil
On 4 September 1936, Spanish politician and trade unionist Francisco Largo Caballero was designated the 134th Prime Minister of Spain. He also became Minister of War, and just a few months into the Spanish Civil War, he spearheaded a campaign to main
The iconic Byblos Hotel in Mijas Costa is set to reopen its doors to guests in 2022 after being brought by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
The property, which has been closed since 2010, will be managed by Marugal Hotel Management and will join The U
David Long came to live in Spain in 1994 and he has since become known for his charitable nature and for his determination to help English-speaking senior citizens who live on the Costa del Sol. Born and reared in Dublin, David was one of the foundin
The Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola has announced that the theatre will not now reopen in September as planned. Theatre organisers had intended to kick off the new post-lockdown season with four Prince tribute concerts beginning on 3 September.
The four finalists of the fortieth edition of the Concurso de Cante Flamenco Mirando a la Torre will come together to participate in the coveted flamenco singing competition in Alhaurín de la Torre on Saturday (tomorrow).
The event, which will take
Mayor of Torremolinos José Ortiz and councillor for Infrastructure Maribel Baeza held a meeting with the residents of La Cañada de los Cardos and Las Velas last week to reiterate the council's promise to initiate the long-awaited redevelopment of the
Like all churches throughout Spain, St George's Church in Malaga is beginning to emerge from lockdown and is welcoming back its congregation.
The Anglican church has also recently welcomed its new priest, Father Louis Darrant. The 43-year-old pries
The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) has announced its plans to host series of post-lockdown fundraising events over the coming months. Like all associations, societies and charities along the coast, raising funds has been particularly hard
Valparaiso, one of the coast's longest-serving, and most popular restaurants has been put on the market after more than 35 years of business.
A favourite among the local expat community, the restaurant has not reopened its doors since the lockdown
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host a tribute show to one of the most flamboyant pop stars in the history of modern music. The Purple Revolution is a live stage show and musical tribute to the life, showmanship and the pure musical ge
Ultra-runner Jennifer Lewinski has recently completed a gruelling challenge in order to raise funds for AEFAT, a non-profit association that is made up of families and friends of patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT).
Despite the intense heat, t
Lux Mundi has announced that, due to financial complications, the association is unable to continue to maintain its ecumenical centre in Fuengirola. The centre in Calle Nueva will cease to function from 1 September, when the charity will move to a sm
Malaga. Some of Andalucía's most revered singers, dancers and guitarists will perform at the forty-first edition of the Ciudad de Malaga Flamenco Festival in the Malagueta bullring this weekend. The two-day festival starts at 9pm tonight (Friday) wit
On Wednesday 7 August 1996, 87 holidaymakers were killed and nearly 200 injured when a torrent of mud and rock engulfed a crowded family campsite near the town of Biescas in northern Spain. Remnants of the Las Nieves campsite were strewn for miles as
The local town hall in Benalmádena has announced plans to turn the derelict Los Pintores Hotel complex into landscaped gardens and green areas.
The complex, in Benalmádena Costa, which incorporates the Velázquez, Greco and Goya hotels, is current
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club has launched the association's first Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group. The support group was formed because the Lions realised there was a great demand for a service to help English-speaking expats living in the Mala
Katie O'Neill came to live on the Costa del Sol 15 years ago. She soon discovered the Cudeca Foundation and began working as a volunteer. Today, Katie is the coordinator of Cudeca's 23 shops and outlets and, as she explains to SUR in English, she is
A former barrister who now lives in Spain has recently published his first novel, Tilting at Windmills: a Spanish Year Chasing a Novel Dream.
Henry Murphy came to live in Spain in 2014 and, like the main character in his new novel, he has always ha
Mayor of Torremolinos José Ortiz and councillor for Culture David Tejeiro attended the unveiling of a new plaque at the Hotel Castillo Santa Clara in honour of Margaret Horn Taylor.
A pioneer of tourism on the Costa del Sol, Mrs Beautell, as she wa
The Social Welfare department of Torremolinos town hall has distributed 5,000 face masks to underprivileged families and those in vulnerable situations.
The scheme was introduced in response to the latest decrees set out by the Junta de Andalucía r
Torremolinos town hall has announced the opening of a new Tourist Information and Visitor Centre.
The three-storey building due to open in January will replace the central office in Plaza de Andalucía, which will close at the end of July.
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the municipal debt generated by the previous PP administration led by former mayor Pedro Fernández Montes has been reduced by 35 per cent in the last five years, lowering the figure from 197 million to 128 mi
Authentic stomping blues from Memphis, Delta, Chicago and Detroit will be on offer at the Coyote Bowling Saloon in Las Lagunas, Mijas, today, Friday.
The popular live music venue will continue its summer schedule with a concert by The Blues Stomper
Flamenco enthusiasts can enjoy a free concert by the popular local trio, Chanela, which takes place in Torremolinos today, Friday.
Chanela consists of three celebrated flamenco musicians: Antonio Soto, one of the most respected guitarists in Andalu
An up-and-coming child actor from Malaga has recently fulfilled his dream of securing a role in a major web-television series. The Netflix production, Warrior Nun, is based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala and focuses on an orphaned tee
Andalusians, stand up and demand land and freedom for a free Andalucía, Spain and mankind, claims the song Bandera Blanca y Verde. The Green and White Flag, which is the official anthem of Andalucía, was performed for the first time during a concert
The Mijas Blues Festival returns to the open-air auditorium in Mijas Pueblo tomorrow (Saturday), and this year's event will present three of the most-celebrated blues performers on the Costa del Sol.
The star attraction will be Richard Ray Farrell
The Mijas Tourism Department has teamed up with Big M Promotions once again to host the second edition of the Celtic Festival, an event that presents live music and entertainment, along with a themed market.
The festival will focus on modern and t
The Federación Andaluz de Bolos (FAB), the governing body for all lawn bowls related sports in Andalucía, has announced that it will resume play this year after more than three months in lockdown. Lawn bowls clubs along the Costa del Sol have slowly
Fans of the 1970s dance music scene will enjoy a special tribute night at The Hall live music venue in Malaga on Saturday 1 August. The venue, which is situated close to the María Zambrano train station, will continue its new summer season with a con
After announcing the cancellation of all large-format events this summer, the cultural department of Torremolinos town hall has presented a scaled-down summer calendar of events under the banner of 'Tenemos Talento' (We Have Talent).
The Amber Plaza Club in La Carihuela, Torremolinos, will host The Festival of Legends on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July. The live music and celebration venue - situated opposite the Hotel Pez Espada - will kick off its summer series of live music event
Torremolinos town hall has announced the cancellation of almost all of the large-scale events planned for July, August and September. Suspended events include San Juan, the Festival of Santa María del Mar, the Latin Music Festival, the open-air summe
Live music is set to return to the Cortijo de Torres municipal auditorium in Malaga next month. A series of rock, pop and flamenco concerts have been organised to take place from July to September. With a limited capacity of 800 people, Málaga Gira w
Organisers of the Starlite Festival have announced that its ninth edition will go ahead this year.
Following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a shortened version of the festival, billed as 'The most important boutique festi
Some of the Costa del Sol's charity shops and outlets reopened their doors after Phase Two of lockdown easing came into force on 25 May. Other organisations decided to wait a little longer, even though their shops are their main source of income. Sel
The much-loved Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is celebrating 35 years of serving the artistic community of the Costa del Sol. The English-speaking theatre, the only one of its kind in Spain, was founded by a group of like-minded British residen
Lovers of rock music will once more be able to enjoy live music sessions at The Coyote Bowling Saloon in Las Lagunas de Mijas from this weekend.
The venue will reopen with a free concert featuring Sound Friction, one of Malaga's most popular cover
Benalmádena-based British author with a passion for Andalucía has recently published her debut novel. The flamenco-theme love story, published in both English and Spanish, is set in Andalucía, London, Los Angeles and New York and focuses on the ethic
Baroque artist Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is considered the most influential figure in the history of Spanish portraiture. Although some confusion surrounds the date of his birth, it is of common belief that he was born in Seville on 5 June
Officers from the Surrey Constabulary have begun investigating a 27-year-old missing persons case involving a Benalmádena-based British bar owner. After the missing woman's nephew produced what he believes might be fresh evidence, the police decided
As Malaga and the Costa del Sol looks forward to entering phase two of the lockdown on Monday, there is an optimistic feeling that life will slowly return to some sort of normality. This is a time of year when many town halls are preparing for their
In order to kick start its 2020-21 season, the Salon Varietés theatre in Fuengirola is to host a new initiative called Famous for 15 Minutes, a festival that will focus on short plays, or playlets, as they are known in the theatrical world.
The CYD Santa María Association and Refuge is appealing for funds in order to continue offering help and sanctuary to the 200 animals currently in its care.
The organisation, which is run by Virginia and Concordia, two sisters united in their love
Thousands of employees who were laid off from work because of restrictions enforced by the coronavirus pandemic have claimed that they have suffered financially because they had not been working on the correct employment contracts. Many full-time emp
Fans of the music of the 1960s and 70s will enjoy an online lockdown concert staged by one of the Costa del Sol's most popular vocal groups. A Tribute to The Jersey Boys is a show dedicated to the incredible story of the rise to fame of one of the mo
A kind-hearted Torremolinos bar owner has started to offer free food to those who are struggling to survive during the coronavirus crisis.
Cafetería Princesas, in Plaza Andalucía, is offering a complimentary hot meal between 6pm and 7.30pm every d
After nine months of extensive infrastructure work, the Torremolinos Cercanías station has entered phase two of its renovation project. In order to progress with the work, platform two has now been closed, so passengers for Malaga and Fuengirola must
The British Benevolent Fund (BBF), which has been providing financial assistance to UK citizens in Spain since 1933, has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity announced that th
On the night of 15 May 1793, a farm labourer with no formal scientific education made Spanish aviation history with an invention that was purely the result of his own ingenuity, skill and courage. Although his achievements were often overlooked, toda
Phrases like "we are all in this together" have now become a rallying call for many charities and support organisations along the coast. Age Concern Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmádena is one charity that is responding to this call every week, working
A local opera singer is using her vocal talents to raise money for the Estepona/Manilva branch of Age Concern.
Originally from New Zealand, Clarice Williams has lived in Estepona since 2016, but prior to this has performed on stages all over the wo
Multitalented Welsh national Cath John has earned a reputation as being one of the most popular and considerate expats in Benalmádena. As well as being known to many as the face behind the bar of one of the oldest Welsh pubs in Benalmádena, Cath is a
Benalmádena town hall has strengthened its guarantee to supply basic needs to families at risk during the coronavirus crisis by signing an agreement with the Benalmádena branch of the Red Cross. The town hall initiated a 60,000 euro grant to provide
Torremolinos town hall has launched an initiative to provide all schoolchildren in the town with masks in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The project was announced by councillor of Citizen Participation, Josefina Serdio,
The Culture and Foreign Residents departments of Torremolinos town hall have launched several new initiatives for both Spanish and English-speaking residents to participate in to help relieve the boredom of the lockdown. The council's cultural progra
The Cudeca Foundation is following suit with other charities and support groups by endeavouring to continue its fundraising events online.
The cancer charity was due to host the annual Walkathon later this month, but due to the restrictions enforc
As part of its 'Salon in your Salon' initiative, The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola will present a special online show of live music on Friday 24 April (today).
Aimed at relieving the boredom of the lockdown, the marathon eight-hour concert t
The tourism department of Torremolinos town hall has launched a new online initiative to highlight the typical gastronomy of the town's restaurants, beach bars, pastry shops and bakeries.
The scheme (#CocinamosEnCasaCon) is designed to promote loca
Many local charities have experienced problems raising sufficient funds to stay afloat during the current state of alarm, so alternative measures are now being sought. The Antequera-based Asociación Girasol, a palliative care charity dedicated to sup
The U3A Costa del Sol Fuengirola is the latest association to turn to social media in order to continue offering a service to its members during the current state of alarm. The association is run by group leaders who usually offer their knowledge and
Born in Malaga on 10 April 1908, Miguel Frías de Molina, artistically known as Miguel de Molina, was a Spanish 'copla' singer and actor who made his name in the 'tablaos' (flamenco clubs) and theatres of Madrid during the early 1930s. His big break c
The residents of Calle Nardos in Fuengirola had an extra special reason to cheer and applaud from their gardens and balconies last week, because the oldest residents in the street were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
The neighbours all
"When you have been raised among a family of gospel singers, the calling to create your own music speaks loudly to your soul," claims up-and-coming pop artist Wendy Halo. This calling is what convinced the British singer/songwriter to quit her corpor
The Spain South district of the Royal British Legion has recently issued guidelines and information to help its members cope during the current state of alarm.
Royal British Legion website. www.counties.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/spa
Animal Care España (ACE) has made an urgent appeal for donations in order to help run its two refuge centres during the coronavirus crisis. The shelters in La Cala de Mijas and Algeciras have been struggling to cope without the usual support from vol
The Torremolinos tourism department has launched a campaign in a bid to draw visitors back after the state of alarm has been lifted.
Under the banner of #NosVemosPronto (see you soon), a new promotional video focuses on the town's main assets, inc
While most of the Costa del Sol's volunteer-run charities have suspended their usual services and closed shops and drop-in centres because of the state of alarm, others are working against the clock to look after those who are at high risk of contrac
With the lockdown now extended across Spain, many of the Costa del Sol's volunteer-run charities that cater for older English-speaking citizens are continuing to increase the services for those considered most vulnerable.
Age Care and Age Concern h
Due to the fact that the lockdown is confining everyone to their homes and all events and concerts have been cancelled, artistes and musicians are now turning to social media to stage interactive shows and events.
Facebook will be the stage for an
The current lockdown enforced by the Spanish government in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus has left almost the entire population confined to their homes. Many believe that the isolation period will definitely be extended and they
People all over Spain are adjusting to the state of alarm that came into force last weekend, a decree that has forced the country into lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19). By Monday, the streets and public areas of the Costa d
Honouring the religious and cultural heritage of St Patrick is something that Father Gerard Daly has encouraged since first being ordained as a Catholic priest.
Father Gerard is the English-speaking minister at the Church of the Immaculate Concept
Irish communities along the coast have been preparing for four days of celebrations in honour of Ireland's patron, St Patrick. However, some of the official events have been cancelled amid fears concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19). The two biggest
Some of the coast's top entertainers will join forces next month to raise money for the fundraising initiative Less Oxygen More Lives, and also for sufferers of motor neuron disease.
Organised by Steve Hughes (One Wish Steve) and his wife Sandie, t
ABritish military operation targeted at preventing a planned car bomb attack in Gibraltar was intercepted by undercover members of the Special Airforce Services (SAS) on Sunday 6 March 1988. Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Sean Sava
Animal Care España (ACE) is hosting its annual spring fundraising gala dinner at the Restaurante Dominique's on the Paseo Marítimo in Los Boliches, on Friday 20 March at 7pm.
The event, which will present live entertainment from vocal duo Lucy & Ol
A British-owned craft gin company has scooped two awards at the recent World Gin Awards in London.
Run by husband and wife team Chris and Carolina Tunmore, Hayes Gin won the prestigious Gold Award for its London Dry Gin. The couple, both avid gin
The UK's top Simply Red tribute is coming to Benalmádena on Saturday 7 March. Held in the Moonlight Show Bar at the Sunset Beach Club Hotel, the show features amazing sound-alike Red Mick, who will perform many of Simply Red's greatest hits, includin
Some of Malaga's top flamenco performers will come together in Torremolinos on Friday for a traditional Andalucía Day fiesta.
Held in the Peña Amigos del Arte Flamenco (situated on the fairground), the proceedings will begin at 2pm, when a typical
Parents' associations from several schools in Mijas have come together to organise a march to raise awareness of the growing problem of overcrowding in their schools. The action was organised after a letter was sent out by AMPA El Torreón, the parent
The Welsh Society of the Costa del Sol is preparing to celebrate the feast of Saint David with a fundraising event at CJ's Bar in Benalmádena on 1 March.
As usual, the Saint David's Day party, which will begin at 2pm, will include live performance
Local poet and children's author Marcos Antonio López has recently published a book of poetry and short stories about Benalmádena. Known as 'El Escritor de Benalmádena' (the writer of Benalmádena), the author's latest work, Benalmádena from my Heart,
The celebrated Sinoidal Ensemble saxophone quartet will play two concerts on the Costa del Sol later this month. Organised by Marbella-based Project Music, the classical music events will take place in the D-Wine restaurant in Marbella on Wednesday 2
A local expat author has released the eagerly awaited final book in the Zambia Trilogy of her Africa series. Much More Into Africa continues the light-hearted look at the life of Ann Patras and her family after they left their fhome in Burton upon Tr
The Great Aerobatic Circus of China will stop in Torremolinos for a one-off performance at the Auditorium Príncipe de Asturias on Friday 14 February. The award-winning circus will present Dream Trip, a heart-stopping show of Chinese circus tradition
The fourth edition of the Gala Drag Queen del Carnival Gay will be held in Torremolinos on Saturday 15 February from 8pm. This colourful event is organised by the ACOGAT, gay business owners' association of Torremolinos, and the cultural department o
The multi-talented British television presenter and stand-up comedian Bill Bailey is bringing his Larks in Transit show to Torremolinos in March. Bailey is currently touring Europe with the show, which is described as "a compendium of travellers' tal
Pioneering civil engineer and pilot Juan de la Cierva y Codorniu made aeronautical history on 31 January 1922 when he made the first flight in an autogiro. The event took place at the Getafe Air Base (Madrid), one of Spain's oldest military airbases.
The Rotary Club Mijas International is appealing to local dentists and dental technicians to assist with its initiative to supply free treatment to the homeless.
This is the second year the Rotary Club has organised the project, which began after
A new hiking group called Walking with Guiris has been founded in Fuengirola with the aim of improving the integration of English-speaking residents and the Spanish community.
Organised by British expat Michael Griffiths and local teacher Charo Ga
Rock 'n' roll fans from all over Europe, the USA and Latin America will gather in Torremolinos to celebrate the Rockin' Race Jamboree, the most important rockabilly gathering in Europe. The festival, which is celebrating its 26th edition this year, w
Torremolinos town hall has announced plans for the protection and recovery of the ruins of La Cizaña, a Roman settlement situated close to Los Álamos beach.
The area around the site is about to be redeveloped with the construction of more than 200
Until recently there was little mainstream interest in growing one's own vegetables and food. However, there is now an increasing focus on taking back control over what we eat and where it comes from.
One of the sustainability philosophies that is
In order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, international classical pianist Cahal Masterson will perform two concerts on the Costa del Sol this month.
Described by the Belfast Telegraph as a musician who "play
Torremolinos town hall has praised the rapid and effective intervention of Local Police officers in the attempted suicide of a teenager last week.
The incident took place on one of the bridges that cross over the AP-7 motorway, after several driver
Torremolinos is the latest town to join the initiative #CuidayAdopta, a service that encourages the adoption of abandoned and lost dogs. Organised by the Spanish association of municipal veterinarians (AEVM), the project aims to reduce the number of
As in most parts of the world, the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Fuengirola is run by group leaders who offer their services free in order to share their knowledge and skills in an activity of their choice. No qualifications are required but g
More than 500 runners took part in the fifth edition of the San Silvestre fun race in Torremolinos on New Year's Eve. The popular, non-competitive street race was organised by Torremolinos town hall, who requested that those taking part, whether seas
Born on 3 January 1974, Francisco de Asís Rivera Ordóñez - Fran, as he is affectionately known to his fans - is a matador who was born into one of the most distinguished bullfighting families in Spain.
Rivera's great-grandfather on his mother's si
The Excellence Art Gallery in Marbella will host the first of a series of international exhibitions planned for the new year on Saturday 4 January.
Under the banner of Painting and Connecting the Global Mind, the exhibition will feature the works
British expat Dr Charles Betty is among nine UK nationals in Spain named in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Charles, an active charity and community worker, was awarded an MBE for services to British Nationals overseas under the UK honours system
Torremolinos town hall has condemned the defacing of one of the town's murals which shows two women kissing. The incident is the latest in a series of homophobic attacks on street art that reflects the town's support of the LGBT community.
Animal Care España (ACE) has given the perfect Christmas present to more than 40 rescued dogs. As part of the charity's ongoing rehousing programme, which organises forever homes in various parts of Europe, the dogs have been found new families in Be
The fifth edition of the charity Toy Run organised by the Komando Amimoto motorcycle club and Torremolinos town hall will take place on Saturday 21 December
More than 200 bikers dressed as Santa Claus will participate in the collection of toys and
The tradition of Christmas has changed greatly over the last one hundred years and the simple customs that many of us grew up with have long fallen by the wayside. In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gift
The annual Christmas charity book fair held in Benalmádena last month raised more than 2,000 euros for the Cudeca Cancer Hospice. Held in the municipal library in Arroyo de la Miel, the market offered more than 5,000 second- hand books, magazines and
A 45-year-old British expat who once enjoyed an active life on the Costa del Sol has had her life shattered by the devastating muscle disorder motor neuron disease (MND). Prior to 2014, Della Hall, who has lived in Benalmádena for 25 years, had run h
Age Concern has announced that the fundraising abseil challenge it organised at the Sunset Beach Hotel in October earlier this year has raised 1,700 euros.
Secretary Steve Marshall said: "What a fantastic effort from some very brave people.
The Festival of Christmas Traditions will be the first in a series of festive activities scheduled to take place in Benalmádena in the lead-up to Christmas. Organised by the foreign residents' department and various local expat associations, the fest
On Wednesday 6 December 1978, the people of Spain voted in a referendum to ratify the new Spanish Constitution. The vote marked the culmination of the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of General Francisco Franco.
The new constitutio
The first edition of the ExPat Expo - formerly the 50 Plus Expo - was held at the IPV Hotel in Fuengirola last month.
The lifestyle event featured an extensive mix of interests, including finance, legal and consumer advice, as well as fashion show
A new trend in specialised pet care has inspired the opening of the first veterinary clinic on the Costa just for cats. It is also one of only two that exist in Andalucía, the other being in Seville.
Clínica Felina Malagat, which opened last month
More than 225 kilos of glass has been collected during the 'Recycling Glass for Them' cancer campaign that was held in Torremolinos last month. The campaign, now in its fourth year, was organised by Ecovidrio, a non-profit entity responsible for mana
Cudeca will host its annual Advent Charity Concert at the Bil Bil Castle in Benalmádena Costa next Friday, 29 November.
This year, the festive music event will again present the Mijas-based mezzosoprano, Mariza Ruppmann, a singer who has performed
Benalmádena town hall has launched a new initiative to encourage children to eat more fruit in an attempt to raise awareness of the dangers of obesity. The scheme, which will be aimed at all schools in the municipality, was launched on Friday during
The explosive music scene of the late 1970s will be relived during the second edition of the Punkirola festival in Torremolinos on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.
When. Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.
Where. Black Velvet, Pasaje
The Malaga provincial government has organised various activities to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.
Workshops for young people, informative talks, self-defence classes and theatrical
The Cudeca Goldies hosted their annual Christmas fair at the Ilunion Hotel in Fuengirola last weekend. The two-day event took the form of a traditional Christmas market with more than 20 stalls offering everything from handmade jewellery, clothing an
El Cross de Torremolinos, a popular six-kilometre street race, attracted more than 800 athletes from all over Andalucía last weekend.
Held in the El Pinar district of the town, the race, which celebrated its 36th edition, was won by Dani García (Cl
Spain's top cinematic orchestra, the Film Symphony Orchestra (FSO), are currently on a national tour that will take them to most of the major cities in Spain.
The FSO Tour 2019/20 will present a show highlighting the music of some of the most popul
Torremolinos town hall has announced a joint project, along with the Pasaje Begoña Association, that is aimed at highlighting the importance of respecting gender and sexual diversity.
The initiative will offer guided tours of the historic Pasaje B
Members and supporters of the Royal British Legion participated in several Armistice Day services along the Costa del Sol last weekend. Remembrance parades and ceremonies took place from Malaga to Gibraltar, and also inland in Coín, Mollina and Loja.
An eight-year-old student at Sunny View School in Torremolinos has seen an idea she proposed to benefit the environment transform into a school policy change.
Martina Ruiz Quesada and her Year 3 classmates had been learning about pollution and the
The Royal British Legion Spain South has organised several Remembrance Day services along the Costa del Sol this weekend. Ex-military personnel and the families and friends of those who served will participate in parades and services in Malaga and Fu
Considered one of the leading dancers of his generation, Spanish ballet sensation Ángel Corella was born in Madrid on 8 November 1975. His dancing career began when he was spotted by celebrated Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova, who recommended the
The English-Speaking Players Association (THESPA), the Costa del Sol's longest-running expat amateur dramatic society, marked its 40th anniversary with a special celebration in Fuengirola on Wednesday. Current and past members, including the group's
The twelfth edition of the popular Blues at Moonlight Festival will be held in Benalmádena from Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 November.
The international rockabilly and American roots music gathering, organised by Active Sound Productions and Benalmá
Bagpipes might seem to be a little out of place in Andalucía, unlike in northern Spain, especially in Galica and Asturias, where they are part of the musical backcloth. However, over the past few years, this traditional Scottish instrument has become
The village of Yunquera is gearing up for the 11th edition of the popular Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes local chestnuts and mosto wine, a grape juice that adheres to an age old local recipe. The Wine and Chestnut Fe
The final feria of the year will take place in San Pedro de Alcántara from Tuesday 15 until Sunday 20 October. Held in honour of the town's patron, Saint Peter of Alcántara, the fair begins at 7pm on Tuesday with the grand parade of the giants. This
Torremolinos council has opened a new Local Police headquarters in the town centre to increase security in the area and to bring the services offered by the force closer to the public.
The new station, which will see greater police presence in the
Benalmádena town hall has approved a new law that forces dog owners to carry a bottle of soapy water when walking their pets to reduce the effects of canine urination in public areas.
The new law is an amendment to the town's existing bylaw concern
The sixteenth edition of Día de las Sopas Perotas, one of the most popular gastronomic events in the province of Malaga, will take place in Álora tomorrow (Saturday). The festival is held in the Plaza Baja de la Despedía from midday and highlights on
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas hosted its annual fundraising challenge on Wednesday and, as in previous years, members and supporters of the charity came together to take part in the hair-raising escapade.
Previous adventures have included a sky jum
The town of Fuengirola will celebrate its popular Feria del Rosario from Sunday 6 until Saturday 12 October. This is one of the more traditional-style fairs and it offers an extensive programme of activities, including bullfights, equestrian shows an
Cártama remembers its medieval past with the celebration of the popular Noches de la Bella Jarifa, an event that promotes the cultural, musical and gastronomic traditions of Andalucía. Organised by the town hall, the 10th edition of the festival will
The Malaga-based environmental platform Viaja, Disfruta y Ayuda has organised three days of events to mark World Cleanup Day in Torremolinos and Malaga.
Talks on Saturday morning in the Pablo Picasso Cultural Centre in Torremolinos will focus on w
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas will open its new social club in Arroyo de la Miel next week. The day centre, the charity's fourth, is open to the English-speaking community of Benalmádena and will offer weekly meetings, monthly lunch clubs, outings and
Mijas Foreign Residents Department is appealing for volunteers to help extend its popular English language conversation classes to more schools in the Mijas area.
The initiative, which is called I Speak English, was started 15 years ago with the a
The first edition of the Festival Internacíonal de Salsa Costa del Sol, an exciting Latin music and dance festival in Torremolinos, is organised to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Havana, the Cuban capital founded by the Spanish in 1519.
The popular Oktoberfest beer festival, an event that promotes traditional Bavarian culture and gastronomy, is being celebrated in Torremolinos until Sunday. The festival, which is incorporated into the cultural agenda of cities around the world, is b
A Belgian couple who have dedicated the last 20 years to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Spain are appealing for help to enable them to start a new canine sanctuary on the Costa del Sol. The property where their rescue centre is currently based i
Torremolinos' bid to promote itself as a global centre of urban art was bolstered this week when Mayor José Ortiz unveiled the latest mural inspired by the famous icons who visited the resort during the town's golden age. The lifelike image of Frank
In a bid to secure Torremolinos as a global centre of urban art, the town hall has presented the latest mural inspired by iconic figures who passed through the resort during the 1960s and 70s. Known as "the playground of the rich and famous", among t
The Spanish Equine Association for Rescue, Care and Homing (SEARCH) is holding its annual garden party at Finca El Sueño in Coín on Sunday, 15 September.
The event is organised to raise funds for the equestrian rescue centre and will present an aft
ACE (Animal Care España) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a series of events, starting with a special party night at the Snack Attack restaurant in La Cala de Mijas on Saturday 14 September. Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by Ibex I
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas will hold its annual summer concert at the Valparaiso restaurant in Mijas on Saturday 7 September. This year, the charity organisation will present an afternoon of entertainment supplied by Jersey 3, the Costa del Sol's t
Thousands of candles will illuminate the streets of Guaro this weekend as the town celebrates its popular Luna Mora Festival, an event that promotes the gastronomic, cultural and musical traditions that have formed Andalucía's colourful history.
The summer season is coming to an end once again and most of the traditional Andalusian ferias are over, but one of the most popular summer events on the Costa del Sol is yet to take place.
The Romeria de San Miguel in Torremolinos is one of the b
The municipal auditorium in La Paloma park in Benalmádena will host a special tribute concert that will recreate the sounds and ambience of the 1980s pop music scene on Friday, 30 August.
The three-hour concert will present celebrated Spanish band
The second phase of the infrastructure works for the new train station in Torremolinos began this week. The work is expected to cause delays for traffic entering the town from the direction of Benalmádena on the Avenida Palma de Mallorca, which has b
The Local Police force in Torremolinos have seized more than 100 fake designer T-shirts during an ongoing campaign to combat illegal street vendors operating in the town centre and along the promenade. A special surveillance team from Torremolinos an
Benalmádena town hall has agreed to donate a 2,000-square-metre plot of land to the local Muslim community for the construction of a mosque.
According to the town's mayor Víctor Navas, the new mosque will be an example of coexistence and tolerance
A group of athletic expats raised more than 5,000 euros during the Trifit Marbella Big Challenge, a grueling 24-hour triathlon organised to help Sarah Almagro Vallejo, the youngster from Marbella who had her hands and feet amputated after contracting
Marbella. Two athletic expats are to undertake a gruelling triathlon in order to help Sarah Almagro Vallejo, the youngster from Marbella who had her hands and feet amputated after contracting septicaemia, a potentially life-threatening condition caus
The municipal auditorium in Mijas Pueblo will host the Celtic Night festival on Saturday 3 August.
The event, which is organised by Big M Promotions and Mijas town hall, will return after a 12- year absence and will present live music and entertain
The Casa de las Navajas will present a night of classical and Spanish guitar music today, Friday 26 July. The concert will be performed by guitarist and composer Pablo Alcázar, a young musician from Nerja who has received much acclaim both in Spain a
A golf-loving British expat has been left paralysed from the chest down after a reputedly routine operation went tragically wrong. Jan Atack, a former Squadron Leader in the RAF, went into a private hospital in Malaga in October 2018 for an operation
The Virgen del Carmen festivities will be taking place all along the coast on Tuesday 16 July, and this colourful, religious event is one of the most popular summer activities on the Costa del Sol. Processions in honour of the much-loved Santa María
St Andrew's Chaplaincy in Fuengirola has recently welcomed its new chaplain, Reverend Nigel Stimpson, a priest who encourages the ordination of women in the Anglican Church and someone who welcomed the definition of marriage to include gay and lesbia
More than 140,000 people are expected to attend the Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar this weekend. The four-day music extravaganza, which began on Wednesday, will present a mixture of musical genres performed by some of today's most inspiratio
La Cala Resort and Golf Hotel in Mijas raised an impressive 8,800 euros during the recent Cudeca Cup Golf Tournament. Sixty-five players took part in the competition which provides a significant financial injection to the Cudeca Hospice each year. Th
More than 500 runners participated in the tenth edition of the San Isidro Solidarity Race held in Cártama last month. The annual street race raised 1,200 euros for Cártama Incluye, an organisation that helps raise awareness of the problems faced by t
Lux Mundi is urgently appealing for volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the ecumenical centre in Fuengirola, especially in its second-hand boutique.
The shop, situated in the Lux Mundi building in Calle Nueva, opens from Tuesday to Fr
The Real Maestranza de Caballería (RMR) will host La Semana de la Música de Ronda from Tuesday 2 until Friday 5 July. The four-day music festival will take place in the bullring and other emblematic locations in Ronda and presents a programme of conc
The Parish Church of Santa Teresa in La Cala de Mijas will host a service in memory of Karen McMahon, the popular Costa del Sol television presenter who died last month after a long illness.
The mass, which will be held in English and Spanish, will
The Picasso Museum in Malaga will host the fourth edition of the Flamenco EÑE Festival from Thursday 27 until Saturday 29 June. Organised by the SGAE Foundation, with the collaboration of the Picasso Museum, the festival aims to promote the cultural
The Costa del Sol will be illuminated with bonfires and fireworks on Sunday 23 June, as thousands of people crowd onto the beaches to enjoy the Fiesta de San Juan. The celebrations, which generally start around 10pm, include the tradition of the mora
International concert pianist Peter Regan will present a night of classical music at the Los Naranjos Golf Club in Marbella on Sunday 23 June. The concert, which begins at 8pm, will include a repertoire of classic works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Wag
Torremolinos Foreign Residents Department has launched a new English-language blog-site.
The platform (www.blog.turismotorremolinos.es/en/) has been set up to help English-speaking residents with information concerning all aspects of living in the
Robert Vandamm, a Dutch national resident on the Costa del Sol, has recently lived through the most difficult period of his life. Not a day goes by without devastating flashbacks, feelings of severe guilt, anxiety attacks and even suicidal thoughts.
Tennessee-born artist Kelly Fischer will bring her latest works to the exhibition hall in Mijas from Sunday 5 to Friday 31 May.
Name. Street Art Solo Exhibition.
Where. Mijas town hall. Avenida Virgen de la Peña 2. Mijas Pueblo.
After 15 recovery years, local writer David Hurst suffered a summer of extreme emotional and mental torment when he had tried to do things his own way again for a few months.
·For more information, visit: david-hurst.co.uk
The 52-year-old freel
Fuengirola is hosting the Feria Internacíonal de los Pueblos this week. The popular multicultural festival, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth edition this year, will highlight the folklore of more than 30 countries, plus six regions of Spain.
The death of Narciso Yepes on 3 May 1997 marked the end of an era in the history of the Spanish guitar. Yepes was considered one of the finest virtuoso classical guitarists of the twentieth century, surpassed only by Andrés Segovia. He developed a st
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host the third consecutive season of stand-up comedy nights this weekend. The two shows will take place on Friday (today) and Saturday and will again be compered by Dave Thompson, the madcap comedian who
After much deliberation concerning the future of her country house set in four acres of land in the Montes de Málaga, an Irish woman with a heart of gold has decided to donate the property to be used as an animal sanctuary.
Gráinne O'Carroll, know
During the annual results presentation held in Benalmádena this week, the Cudeca Foundation announced an income of more than four million euros for 2018. The money had been raised throughout the year via Cudeca's charity shops, fundraising events and
Saint Vincent Ferrer, who died on 5 April 1419, was a Spanish Catholic priest who played a significant role in the conversion of Jews to Catholicism during the early fifteenth century. He also participated in the management of a significant political
A Mijas-based expat known for her continuous efforts to protect the rights of British citizens living in Spain has decided to stand for election in the municipal elections in May.
Anne Hernández was approached to stand for a seat on the council by
Torremolinos. Representatives from 18 countries will participate in the Foreign Residents Day festival in Torremolinos next Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 April. This year will be the 25th edition of the multicultural festival, which will promote the cult
The Cudeca Goldies will host their annual fundraising Grand National afternoon at the Tamisa Golf Hotel on Saturday 6 April. The event begins at 2pm and will show all of the racing live from Aintree on several large television screens, starting with
Inland dog charity, SOS Animals, is to close in June and is urgently appealing for people who can offer a loving home to any of its dogs.
·More information : www.sos-animals.org
The land where the Coín-based refuge is situated was sold after the
Art historian and novelist, Liz Cochrane, first encountered Spain on a road trip she undertook in 1959, and this was to be the start of a long affection for a country that she would eventually call home. At an age when many might be considering retir
A Crystal Palace shirt that was raffled to raise money for the ailing football club in the 1990s has been discovered by its original owner in a bar in Coín.
Coín resident, Pete Carter, who has lived in Spain since 2003, recently discovered the sig
Irish communities along the Costa del Sol came out in force last weekend to celebrate the feast day in honour of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Huge street parties were held in the coastal towns, where armies of green floppy hats enjoyed
The Costa del Sol will be raising the shamrocks and enjoying a steady flow of Guinness this weekend, as many towns will host huge street parties to mark the death of Ireland's patron saint.
Ireland meets Malaga for St Patrick's Day
A fundraising hike will take place on Saturday 16 March (tomorrow) to raise money for the Cudeca Cancer Hospice. Organised by the All in 1 Café in Benahavís, the charity walk will begin at the Hotel El Refugio de Juanar in Ojén.
Participants will e
The Costa del Sol's resident punk rock band, The Reinfected, will perform in the newly-refurbished Voodoo Bar (formerly The Elephante) in Benalmádena Costa tomorrow, Saturday .
The five-piece band, which consists of English and Swedish musicians th
Following the success of last year's 'Earth of Hunger' exhibition, the es.Arte gallery in San Pedro Alcántara is presenting a new collection of art that aims to highlight ethnic, cultural, linguistic and economic inequalities. In its struggle for awa
A Touch of Class will present its latest production at St Andrews Church in Los Boliches today (Friday, 8 March).
All Aboard, which features Ken Knowles, a former member of The Hollies, will present popular hit songs along with satirical sketches a
The Cudeca Foundation opened a new charity shop in Los Boliches on Tuesday. The second-hand outlet, the charity's second in Fuengirola, was inaugurated by the mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula. The opening ceremony was attended by various Cudeca official
The council in Torremolinos has announced that a historic flour mill in the heart of the resort is to be restored as part of a luxury hotel project on the land around it. The Molina de la Bóveda is a disused 18th-century mill overlooking the sea by t
Torremolinos town hall has announced its plans to extend the town's eye-catching new pergola so that it covers almost the entire pedestrianised central boulevard.
The Pergola Torremolinos was designed by Salvador Moreno Peralta, the architect respo
The annual carnival celebrations are coming to a climax in Andalucía, but there is still chance to catch a few of the remaining colourful galas and parades. This weekend, Malaga will host the annual Drag Queen Gala, a flamboyant and extremely visual
The Welsh communities of the Costa del Sol, along with those in the rest of the world, will be celebrating their annual feast day to mark the death of Saint David on Friday (today). Along with the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - the country's nationa
Following the resignation of Fernando Fernández, Coín town hall has elected Francisco Santos Cantos as the town's new mayor. Santos was sworn in during a special plenary session held earlier this week, after Fernández stepped down to take up his new
In a bid to further bolster its reputation as a leading tourist destination, Torremolinos town hall has initiated a motion to secure the 'Q' for Quality Tourism approval for the resort's iconic beach bars.
With the support of the beaches associatio
A new project initiated by Cártama town hall and a local secondary school has been launched to rename the streets in the Doña Ana district of the town after pioneering women.
The scheme, under the banner of 'Deserve a Street', was approved after a
On Tuesday 22 February 2000, the separatist terrorist group, ETA, murdered Spanish politician Fernando Buesa Blanco. At the time of his death, Buesa was leader of the PSE-EE (Basque Socialist Party) in Álava. He died while walking through the univers
Torremolinos town hall held a meeting with more than 50 residents of the La Cañada de los Cardos district of the town last week to announce its plans to improve the neighbourhood after years of apparent neglect. Councillor for Town Planning, Maribel
The town of Montejaque, located in the Serranía de Ronda, is celebrating Andalucía Day with a traditional event known as the Juego del Cántaro. The 'game of the pitcher' is a participatory sport in which teams compete in a tournament that involves th
The inauguration of the recently pedestrianised centre of Torremolinos took place on Thursday. The new-look central plaza and boulevard was officially opened by José Ortiz, Mayor of Torremolinos, and Salvador Moreno Peralta, the distinguished archite
Rock and roll fans from all over Europe, the USA and Latin America came together in Torremolinos last weekend to celebrate the coveted Rockin Race Jamboree, the most important rockabilly gathering in Europe. The festival was celebrating its 25th edit
Torremolinos has undergone an extensive transformation over the last 12 months and the new-look boulevard and central plaza are now complete and will be officially inaugurated on Thursday 14 February. The town hall has pulled out all the stops to sec
Torremolinos town hall has announced plans for a lift to be installed in the Parque La Batería to facilitate access to Avenida Carlota Alessandri and the beaches of La Carihuela.
The glass-fronted lift, which is expected to cost approximately 270,0
Several local musicians and entertainers have joined forces to participate in a live music extravaganza to raise money for Debra, the Malaga-based charity founded with the aim of improving the lives of children who suffer from Epidermolysis bullosa,
Torremolinos town hall has presented the town's Medalla de Honor to the British community. The town's highest distinction was accepted by Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, during a special presentation held in Torremolinos on Wednesday.
The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses (ARCH) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. Founded in 2009 by president Jill Newman Rogers and a group of horse-loving friends, the charity has since rescued, cared for and re-homed more than 300 h
Brexpats in Spain, the Brexit support platform, has been hosting a series of informative talks aimed at the British communities living on the Costa del Sol. On Thursday 24 January, the panel of specialists, which included the British Consul for Andal
The Casa de los Navajas in Torremolinos is currently hosting an exhibition by Cadiz artist, Mariemma Yagüe. Under the title of 'Our Voice', the artist's work reflects on discrimination against women in the workplace and in wider society.
Local and national athletes are preparing for the thirtieth edition of the Media Maratón de Torremolinos, the town's popular half marathon that will take place on Sunday 3 February. Athletes from all over Spain will participate in one of the longest-
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas has announced that last year's fundraising zip wire challenge netted the charity over 5,000 euros. The event, which took place last October, saw ten members and supporters of Age Concern participate in the only cross-boar
Torremolinos is hosting the Semana de la Prevención de Incendios, a fire prevention programme designed to help people to identify the risks of a fire in the home, schools and workplaces.
The initiative, which is being held in the Torremolinos bull
Town halls along the Costa del Sol, as in the rest of Spain, are currently touting support for the forthcoming municipal elections in May. One of the communities that many of them are targeting is the foreign residents, which, in some towns in the pr
The Casas Viejas Incident, also known as the Massacre of Casas Viejas, took place on 11 January 1933 in the small village in Cadiz from which the incident takes its name.
The massacre, one of the most tragic events of the second Spanish Republic, l
The International Rotary Club in Mijas offered some joy to the local homeless community at the start of the New Year, after raising over 1,600 euros at charity events staged over the Christmas period. With this money, and the generous donations of se
Diehard rocker Martin Hope has spent almost his entire life playing the guitar. He was active on the exciting punk scene that took over the UK in 1970s and went on to appear alongside numerous iconic bands of the era. Today, he is content to entertai
The fundraising day comprised a series of friendly football matches held in the Joaquín Martín Díaz sports complex in Cártama. Entry to the event was possible with the contribution of one kilo of non-perishable food, or hygiene and cleaning products,
The Costa del Sol, along with the rest of Spain, is getting ready for the traditional procession of Los Reyes Magos (the Three Kings, or Wise Men), the final spectacle of the Spanish festive season. Tradition says that the Three Kings, Melchior, Gasp
Following a period of uncertainty, Torremolinos town hall has announced that the long-awaited renovation of the Cercanias train station in Plaza La Nogalera is due to begin in June. News of the proposed works was announced by José Ortiz, Mayor of Tor
Torremolinos town hall has been forced to comply with a court order to reopen Calle Olivarillo, a project that will cost 150,000 euros. The road was pedestrianised amid a row concerning the closure of the CEPSA petrol station in 2006, which was order
The bullring in Torremolinos played host to the first edition of the Encuentro del Turismo last weekend. The new tourism fair was organised by WE4TRIPS - an online platform that specialises in the hospitality industry of the Costa del Sol - and the t
Santa Claus is a character that brings joy to children all around the world in the weeks leading to Christmas, and especially on Christmas Eve. As youngsters, we were told that Father Christmas, as he is affectionately known in the UK, lived in Lapla
Hundreds of fun runners are expected to participate the fourth edition of the San Silvestre de Torremolinos, a non-competitive street race held annually to help underprivileged families in danger of social exclusion.
SAN SILVESTRE FUN RUN
The festive season is upon us once again and many people will be busy preparing to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, whether here on the Costa del Sol, on back in the UK. There is, however, a sector of people that will be dedicating their t
Torremolinos is preparing for the first edition of the Ruta del Arte, an open air art festival that will take place in the centre of the town on Saturday (tomorrow). The 'art route', which is organised by the town hall, will promote the works of loca
Fans of The Beatles will enjoy a tribute concert in the Sea Breeze Bar in Fuengirola port tomorrow night (Saturday). The show will be performed by Revival, one of the Costa del Sol's top tribute bands.
Formed in 2007, the group will be remembered a
The launch of the airline Iberia's first commercial flight from Madrid to Barcelona on 14 December 1927 was Spain's first foray into commercial aviation. Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S. A. was founded in June 1927 by Horacio Echevarrieta, a Basque
As part of the campaign orchestrated by the Plastic Free Seas Worldwide foundation, the Beaches Department of the Fuengirola town hall has announced that the final beach clean-up of the year will take place on Saturday 15 December.
It is hoped that
The Foreign Residents Department of Torremolinos town hall held an English language informative meeting aimed at the town's expat community on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by Aida Blanes, councillor for Foreign Residents, focused on the legal aspe
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the car park of the Centro Cultural Pablo Ruiz Picasso will be extended throughout December. The car park, which is free, will open to the public from Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 2am.
During the wee
Although a delay in the progress of the pedestrianisation of the centre of Torremolinos has postponed the official inauguration until January, most of the new boulevard and central plaza was opened in time for the switching on of the Christmas lights
The Cudeca Foundation has announced that the traditional Christmas Light a Light memorial celebration will take place on Friday 14 December from 6pm.
The annual switch-on of the lights that decorate the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmádena will be carrie
The award-winning concert pianist, Sarah Lee, is to perform two concerts on the Cost del Sol next week.
The internationally-acclaimed musician from South Korea, who lives in New Zealand, is currently on a European tour and these will be the only co
Torremolinos will switch on its Christmas lights in the Plaza Costa del Sol tonight (Friday).
The festivities will begin at 5pm, when several musical shows will be staged in the square. The town's mayor, José Ortiz, will perform the switching-on ce
Cártama. An initiative aimed at the reforestation of areas in Cártama that have been affected by drought, floods or fires has been launched by the Worten domestic appliance outlet. The company has initiated a programme under the banner of Bosque Wort
The Asociación Benalmádena Atención Discapacidad (ABAD) participated in the International Day of Disabled Persons on Monday. The local charity installed an information table in Arroyo de La Miel to raise sponsorship for a new care centre.
The Foreigners Department of Torremolinos town hall is to host an informative talk in the Pablo Ruiz Picasso cultural centre on Wednesday 12 December at 7pm.
The meeting, chaired by councillor for Foreign Residents, Aida Blanes, will focus on the b
The Benalmádena Darts League held a fundraising darts competition earlier this month to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The Syd Stock Blind Pairs Memorial Tournament was held in the Beer Garden Bar in Benalmádena and it raised
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the pedestrianisation of the town centre is nearing completion. Following almost 12 months of renovation work, the new boulevard is to be inaugurated on Wednesday 5 December .
The renovation of the Plaza Co
Thursday 6 December will mark the 40th anniversary of the day Spaniards voted for democracy and ended almost 40 years of dictatorial rule. Constitution Day is a public holiday, although it is not celebrated with the same panache afforded to other And
Two kind hearted expats have begun a campaign to help provide Christmas presents for children in danger of social exclusion in the province of Malaga. Elle Monaghan and Teresa Leaver have founded a charity group called Just a Little Help, and their a
A British expat singer is to release a charity Christmas song to raise funds for the 'butterfly children'. Composed and performed by Rashpal Singh, the song is called Sack of Dreams, a catchy festive composition produced by John Springate, former bas
Some of the most celebrated pop and rock sensations from the 70s are heading to the Costa del Sol next summer.
These will include heavy rock legends Rainbow and UFO, who will perform at the Marenostrum Castle Park Festival on 14 and 15 June.
As part of the campaign launched by the Plastic Free Seas Worldwide foundation, the Foreign Residents department of Mijas town hall has helped organise a community beach clean-up in La Cala and El Faro.
The project will take place this Saturday, 2
Torremolinos town hall has launched its Christmas charity campaign to help underprivileged families and those in danger of social exclusion in the run up to the festive season.
As in previous years, Bancosol Malaga will be collecting non-perishabl
A celebrated entertainer that once ruled the stages of some of the Costa del Sol's top show bars is now living the life of a down and out on the streets of Benalmádena Costa. Many tourists will remember the name KT Peters from popular venues like Bun
The Cudeca Foundation has initiated a campaign to promote its monthly support groups for English-speaking people with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.
uEstepona. American Club of Estepona on the first Thursday of the month at 11.30
The story of Ivar Dahl is the story of a life dedicated to real estate, a story of hard work, expertise, Scandinavian efficiency, and above all, a work ethic that has withstood several economic ups and downs. This week he is celebrating the 50th anni
The recent death of Shelagh Tennant, the 60s wild child noted for being the person who helped bring The Beatles to Spain, has shocked the expat community of the Costa del Sol.
The 75-year-old former model and owner of Shelagh's Bar, one of the fir
David Kylen, President of the American Club of the Costa del Sol, has seen many changes since his first visit to the Costa del Sol almost 50 years ago, but he claims that this has not altered his opinion of the place he has come to adore.
Born in D
Malaga filmmaker and director, Carlos Taillefer, collected a special award during the 17th edition of the Benalmádena International Festival of Short Film and Alternative Cinema (Ficcab) last week.
The award celebrated the 40th anniversary of his
A group of Polish tour operators visited Malaga last week with the aim of uilding new tourism links between the Costa del Sol and Poland. The young travel agents represented Rainbow Tours, a company that specialises in promoting holidays in Andalucía
The popular 50 Plus Expo, the lifestyle event for people over the age of 50, will be held at the IPV Palace Hotel and Spa in Fuengirola on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The exhibition is well established on the coast and has been catering for t
Those who participated in the explosive punk rock scene of the 1970s will enjoy the Punkirola 77 festival on Saturday 10 November. This exciting music festival will present several bands from the UK and Spain and will invoke the spirit of 1977, a yea
The Avanto Theatre in La Cala de Mijas is holding a classical music soirée on Tuesday 14 November. The event will present celebrated Italian mezzo soprano, Simona Mango, and Malaga pianist, María del Carmen Pérez.
Organised by Music Management, the
Speculation still surrounds the death of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, the transsexual vedette entertainer who died under suspicious circumstances on 9 November 2016.
Better known as La Veneno (poison), the risqué entertainer had received death threats
Sunday 11 November will mark the centenary of the end of World War I and to commemorate the occasion, the British and German governments are promoting a special programme of bell ringing as a symbolic way of remembering the importance of peace. Presi
The Es Arte Gallery in San Pedro Alcántara is currently exhibiting a collection of work by Cordoba artist, Aurora Cid. Chromatic Geometry is a deep investigation of the geometric shape and includes a collection of colourful abstract designs on paper,
Cártama is preparing for the ninth edition of the Marcha Vecinal en Apoyo a la Investigación del Cáncer Infantil, an awareness march in aid of children's cancer research.
The event, which is organised by Cártama town hall and the Casa de Castilla
Mijas. The International Rotary Club Mijas participated in the annual World Polio Day events last week, with an initiative aimed at raising funds for, and awareness of, victims of poliomyelitis.
Celebrated around the world on 24 October, the day i