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British man arrested following brutal Mijas bar brawl faces extradition

fernando torres / juan cano

...several times, once in the abdomen. All those involved were British nationals between the ages of 25 and 40. Of the six detainees, five have already been released on charges, while the sixth was transferred to Madrid on Wednesday where he was due to ... respond to two extradition orders issued by the British authorities. He is reportedly linked to several drug trafficking cases. The events took place on Monday shortly after 11pm. According to sources, a Guardia Civil patrol approached the bar in



22 May 1940: Gibraltar is evacuated in the Second World War

Debbie Bartlett

It is a largely unknown fact that during WW2 the British government decided to turn Gibraltar into a fortress to stop Hitler and Franco seizing it, and ordered all women, children, the elderly and infirm to be evacuated to make room for the troops. ... hours to leave, and the French authorities ordered British ships which were just arriving in Casablanca to take them, threatening to impound the ships unless they did so. They refused the officer in charge, Commodore Creighton, time to clean and supply



British Benevolent Fund appeals for donations to continue providing pandemic assistance

Tony Bryant

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 ... financial assistance from families and individuals in vulnerable situations. The organisation, which works in conjunction with British consulates in Spain, has been providing temporary grants to help with bills, accommodation and other basic necessities ... to people that have been stranded in Spain, or those who live here but have lost their livelihood. It has also been providing assistance to British nationals trying to return to the UK. BBF Chairman John Scott said: "The appeal will help to deliver



Local artists pledge to support others during Covid lockdown

Jennie Rhodes

Two local artists, Annabel Keatley and Gerrit Oppelland Hampel, are participating in the Artist Support Pledge, an initiative set up by British artist Matthew Burrows designed to help artists during the coronavirus crisis. Burrows, who is a ... target, which means she can now buy work from a fellow artist. A win-win situation "For me it's a chance to sell and to see what other artists, especially British ones, are doing," explains Annabel, who admits that she can feel "a bit cut off from



Don’t panic. Ask a mechanic

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What to do

Art, music and culture during the lockdown

Denise Bush

Hall, the Met Cloisters, the Temple of Dendur, the Met Breuer, the Charles Engelhard Court, and the Arms and Armour Galleries. The British Museum The world’s largest indoor space on ... Google Street View is the British Museum in London. Visit over 60 galleries, see the Rosetta stone, Old Master paintings and amazing textiles from around the South Pacific as well going ‘behind the scenes’ at the museum to find out about poison arrows ... and ‘mummy goo’. Information on how to explore the museum online is at: The Vatican City State Museum Virtual tours of eight areas of the museum. The Vatican museum



Royal British Legion still on duty during state of alarm

Tony Bryant

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. INFORMATION Royal British Legion website. ... parameters of social distancing. Home visits and hospital visits are a no-go, but telephone and e-mail communications are up and running, along with shopping for food and medicines where possible. "Any British ex-service personnel is able to access



Advice for travellers to and from Gibraltar

Debbie Bartlett

British Airways is still running flights into Gibraltar from UK but the government is warning British travellers not to try to enter Spain across the land border from Gibraltar unless they are legally resident and have documentation to prove it.



British embassy updates travel advice for tourists in Spain

SUR in ENglish

The British embassy in Madrid has recently updated its coronavirus crisis travel information aimed at tourists from the UK still in Spain. The information covers the situation regarding hotels, which have been ordered to close across Spain by next ... Thursday, as well as travel options for returning to the UK. Here are the latest instructions issued by the embassy. The most recent video message from the British ambassador, Hugh Elliott, can be viewed here. Hotels "The Spanish Government has ordered ... that hotels and short-stay accommodation must close by midnight on 26 March. These instructions do not apply to long-stay accommodation where people can cater for themselves. The local authorities may ask British travellers to move hotels, as guests are



Armed men who robbed a post office in Mollina are detained


Two men, one Czech, 32, and the other British, 33, accused of holding up a post office in Mollina on 20 March armed with knives, have been remanded in custody pending trial. Staff handed over 27,000 euros in cash and stamps to the men who fled



Police responding to Estepona house fire discover marijuana grow house


A 27-year-old British man was arrested on Sunday after Local Police and firefighters responding to a house fire in Estepona discovered an apparent indoor marijuana plantation. The officers found that a marijuana grow house was apparently being ... found that the home was illegally hooked onto the public power grid. It was for this alleged offence that the British man was arrested.



British Ambassador to Spain stresses that the key requirement is to stay at home


British Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott has released a video message informing citizens of the "big implications" of the drastic measures brought in on Saturday by the Spanish government due to the coronavirus crisis. The message comes after the ... British government advised against all but essential travel to Spain and recommended that all tourists return home. More information Travel advice from the British governmentGet updated information here The ambassador reminds residents and ... work - if working at home is not possible - and to carry out caring duties. British tourists have been advised to go back to the UK.SALVADOR SALAS "It's really important that we all comply with this," said the ambassador, reminding British



21 February 1980: 100 British couples become Costa celebrities


On 21 February 1980 a casual observer at Malaga Airport might have been forgiven for thinking that the British prime minister or an 80s pop star had arrived. Instead there were 200 British tourists. That morning, 50 British couples celebrating ... popularity and continues in its campaigns to attract more off-season visitors. Saga Holidays has survived long since its 200 guests of honour returned home to the UK. Dan Air, however, did not share the same fortune. It was bought by British Airways for £1



Man held over threat to British embassy

A.F. / J.C.

A Lebanese man has been held in Benalmádena after threatening to attack the British Embassy in Madrid. The alarm was raised earlier this month after diplomatic staff received a series of phone calls in which the caller said that an attack was



New British supermarket set to open in Mijas by the end of March


Mijas, in Las Lagunas. It is between rival supermarket Aldi and the car dealers Carsol. The company has an exclusive licence to sell goods from Tesco, the leading British supermarket group. It will offer 7,500 product lines of Tesco-branded goods as ... well as household brand names. Managers at The Food Co commented that they are always looking to offer "the best of British". The Food Co is part of Overseas Imports, which is also linked to Overseas Supermarkets, the firm already running the ... can find out more by contacting the company at Overseas success story The mastermind behind the project is the Alicante-based food importer Overseas Imports, specialising in British supermarket products. The businessman and



RBL launch annual poppy appeal

Tony Burns, chairman of the Spain South District of the Royal British Legion (RBL) urged the expat community to support the many acts of Remembrance across southern Spain over the weekend of 10 to 11 November, at the recent launch of the 2018 Poppy



British man living in Mallorca goes down with coronavirus


A British resident of Mallorca tested positive for coronavirus last Sunday, becoming the second person identified with the illness in Spain. He had returned from the French Alps where he was in contact with the British man from Brighton who was



British author releases final instalment of Africa memoirs

Tony Bryant

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



A Place in the Sun in the Axarquía

Jennie Rhodes

The film crew from Channel Four's A Place in the Sun have been in the Axarquía area east of Malaga to talk to British residents this week. Presenter of Channel Four's A Place in the Sun, Danni Menzies, interviewed a couple at La Viñuela ... reservoir during filming on Tuesday. Danni Menzies and Periana resident Angela Karlsson during filming in the village. Chloe Gavin She has also spoken to British residents in Periana and Su Derrick of La Vaquería café in Benamargosa.



British pensioner dies in Torremolinos flat fire


A British man aged 79 died in a fire at his home in Torremolinos last Saturday morning. Neighbours raised the alarm at the ten-storey block of flats on the Avenida de Benálmadena in the resort. Emergency services found the Briton's body inside.



Withdrawal Agreement eases healthcare concerns of British pensioners in Spain

Rachel Haynes

After the British government approved the Withdrawal Agreement last Friday, the final step, ratification by the European Parliament was completed on Wednesday, meaning that the UK leaves the EU at midnight tonight, Friday. A rollercoaster ... four years for Brits in Spain MORE INFORMATION Facebook Q&A. British Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott will be answering questions during a live Q&A session on Facebook/Brits InSpain today, Friday, at 12 noon. British government website. ... once again towards the next, and final, deadline - 31 December 2020 - when this period of grace ends. The British consul for Andalucía, Charmaine Arbouin, and the Ambassador in Madrid, Hugh Elliott, have both stressed how the deal ratified this week



British Consulate continues Brexit outreach with two more Costa meetings


The British Consulate has organised two events on the Costa del Sol for February as part of its Brexit outreach programme. Those with questions about Brexit and its possible effects can visit the Consulate's pop-up desk at the Association of ... Language Schools in Andalucía (ACEIA) Malaga's sixth Annual ELT Conference in Malaga on 1 February. The event will run between 9am and 2.30pm at the Hotel Eurostars Malaga (Calle Héroe de Sostoa, 17). A member of the British Consulate team will be on hand ... María s/n) on 19 February. At this meeting, organised in conjunction with the Coín branch of the Royal British Legion, members of the Consulate team will give a talk on how British nationals in Spain can register correctly with the Spanish authorities,



The British Consul urges foreign residents in Coín to register on the town hall ‘padrón’


“If you live in the municipality and you are not registered at the town hall, the council isn’t receiving money which is due to it so it can provide more services. We always encourage British residents to register”. That was the message from ... Charmaine Arbouin, the British Consul for Andalucía, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, who visited Coín this week to give a talk about the effects of Brexit on foreign residents there. It was attended by about 140 people. “We were able to reassure ... them,” she said. The Consul also held a meeting with Mayor, Francisco Santos, because Coín council is carrying out a campaign to encourage British residents to register on the ‘padrón’. It estimates that more than 5,000 residents are not registered.



20 March 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono wed on the Rock

Daryl Finch

Fifty-one years ago today, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in Gibraltar: it was 20 March 1969. After a ten-minute ceremony performed by registrar Cecil Wheeler at the British Consulate Office, the newlyweds headed to the airport where the now ... to go across." They decided to try their luck in Paris, but were unable to tie the knot there because they hadn't been in the country long enough. Finally, their friend Peter Brown suggested they head to Gibraltar as it was a British protectorate. ... The Beatle later recalled that it was sold to him as "quiet, British and friendly" and because they could go ahead at short notice. "We went there and it was beautiful," he said in a 1980 interview. "Symbolically they called it the End of the World



Coín urges British residents to register at the town hall


...registered inhabitants. "It's money we are not receiving and cannot use to improve infrastructure, services and other projects which benefit the people who live here," he says. The local authority believes a considerable number of British residents are not ... yet on the 'padrón' and has arranged a meeting with the British consulate next month to ask for their collaboration and support for the campaign. It is believed between 1,500 and 2,000 British people who live in the town or the nearby countryside have ... yet to register. A similar campaign in Marbella added a further 10,000 names. In November, the provincial government of Malaga began its own campaign to encourage British residents to register at their local town halls, in response to Britain's



Mijas offers support to residents

Rachel Haynes

The councillor for Foreign Residents in Mijas, Arancha López, has announced further initiatives to inform the municipality's 8,842 British residents of their rights and obligations during and after the transition period. "The British in Mijas are



Family appeals for news of British man missing in Spain

SUR in English

Relatives have stepped up their appeal for information about the whereabouts of 23-year-old British man Harry Stagg, who is thought to be in southern Spain after hitchhiking from the UK last year. Harry, who is from East Cowes on the Isle of



British people could have to pay more tax on properties they rent out on the Costa

Héctor Barbotta

Tax changes which will follow the UK's withdrawal from the European Union are likely to have an important effect on the property sector on the Costa del Sol, about 50 per cent of which depends on the British market. Unless an agreement can be ... reached to the contrary, from next year Brexit will result in fiscal modifications which will affect British citizens who live in the UK and earn money from renting out properties they own in the EU. Around 50 per cent of the properties sold on the ... Costa del Sol, especially in Marbella, Mijas and Estepona, are bought by British people as holiday homes and are rented out during the times the owners are not using them. A reminder for British citizens to register The British Consul for



Scouts from around the province celebrate Founders Day

Rachel Haynes

The 1st Fuengirola Scout Group, part of British Scouting Overseas, joined members of groups from around the province on Saturday for a joint celebration of the birthdays of founder Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave. The Mayor of Malaga, ... representatives of the stamp club and the different Scout groups present, including to 1st Fuengirola Group Scout Leader, Robert Troost. The presence of the British Scouts in Malaga was another example of the diversity of the province said De la Torre. The



UK Embassy reassures Britons on Brexit paperwork requirements


The British Embassy in Spain and the Consulate in Malaga have issued a series of reassuring messages to Britons living in Spain this week. Many have been concerned about the paperwork they need to have before and after a likely Brexit date at the ... period. Brits in Rincón told EU rights apply until December 2020 The British consulate in Malaga gave an informative talk on the effects of Brexit to around 25 people at Rincón de la Victoria town hall on Wednesday morning. The consulate confirmed ... protected if registered The Withdrawal Agreement also guarantees British residents the same rights as now in healthcare, pensions, work and residency beyond that date providing they are registered by the end of the transition, 31 December. In a message



Police raid on illegal cigarette factory unearths six suffocating workers

Juan Cano / Álvaro Frías

...cigarettes an hour. Earlier in the day the factory’s masterminds had already been arrested elsewhere. Run by an organisation formed predominantly by British nationals, the bunker is the first illegal tobacco production line to be located underground in ... 30-year-old D. D., who was on the run from the British authorities after failing to return to prison after temporary release. Another of the suspects arrested is Lithuanian national A. R., who is wanted by the authorities in his home country for crimes



The last of the original British players

Jennie Rhodes

Steven Craven and Nick Harcourt-Smith are the only two remaining British musicians who have been part of Malaga's philharmonic orchestra since it was formed in 1991. As the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga heads towards its 30th anniversary in early ... especially opera.”Nick explains. He has a collection of old vinyl records handed down to him from his father, which he says he has “carried around” with him to the various places he has lived. Steven was one of two British trumpeters who came to Malaga in ... 1991 on an 18-month contract and he says that there were "seven or eight" other British musicians who arrived at the same time. "When I knew I had won the audition for work in Malaga I had to look in the atlas to see where Malaga was. When I arrived



Torremolinos town plan change is approved, paving the way for Intu

Alberto GÓMEZ

The new master town plan for Torremolinos, known as the PGOU, has finally come into force. As a result of the long process to have it approved, the giant leisure development on the outskirts of the resort can now start. British developer Intu has



Gibraltar represented at COP25 in Madrid

Debbie Bartlett

Environment minister John Cortes attended the 25th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Madrid recently, not only to represent the Rock but as Political Lead of the UK Overseas Territories, representing their governments in the UK delegatio