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19:39

National

Urdangarin out for Christmas

SUR

...in the city on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Christmas in his family home. He returned to prison after four days.

19:26

National

When Christmas boxes become compulsory

EDURNE MARTÍNEZ

The practice of employers giving Christmas boxes to their staff began many years ago in Spain, at a time when there was no Social Security system and most of the population was so poor that company owners used to give a small box containing turrón ... to their workers so they could enjoy Christmas. The tradition has continued in many firms, although nowadays "some people consider it outdated and paternalist and would prefer a salary increase instead", says Esther González, of the EAE Business ... School. Esther says Spain is the only country in Europe where the tradition of a Christmas box has not been considered a type of payment but a "detail" provided by companies to their employees, but after recent sentences from the Supreme Court "employers

17:02

Opinion

All I want for Christmas

Tony Bryant

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 ... gifts, yet today, it has become a multi-billion-euro industry synonymous with commercialism and consumption. The tradition of gift giving was embraced by retailers, for whom the weeks and, eventually, the entire month before Christmas became a very ... profitable period. During the 20th century, retailers started directing marketing efforts at children in the hopes that they would entice the parents to spend more money. Up to the 1970s, the six weeks before Christmas accounted for 80 per cent of the toy

10:39

Local

Experts carry out new inspection of Mijas pool where three drowned

FERNANDO TORRES / JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

New inspections on the pool at Club La Costa World, where three members of the same family died on Christmas Eve, began on Monday. After being given the approval of the judge investigating the case, an engineer and a professional diver,

13:33

Gibraltar

Christmas tree recycling scheme launched on the Rock

Debbie Bartlett

Those with real Christmas trees to dispose of can do so in an environmentally-friendly manner by taking them to the Civic Amenities Facility in Europa Advance Road. The trees, which would not survive in the local climate if planted, will be

11:30

LifeStyle

A saint who became Santa

Tony Bryant

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 ... at the time of the Roman Empire. St Nicholas was said to have inherited a vast wealth from his parents and this gave rise to stories concerning his generosity, especially among underprivileged children. The custom of hanging up the Christmas ... stocking is said to have evolved because of the saint's charitable nature. Legend claims that on Christmas Eve he would toss small bags of gold coins through the windows of the homes of the poor. After one bag landed in a child's stocking that was hanging

16:27

LifeStyle

Cudeca Goldies host Christmas fair

Tony Bryant

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 ... 1960s and 70s. Along with a performance by the talented Reflections Acapella quartet and a surprise visit by Father Christmas, visitors also enjoyed a ladies' fashion show. Several Cudeca volunteers were on hand to give information about the services ... Cudeca offers, and advice about how people can become involved with the charity. The cancer hospice also used the event to launch its exclusive selection of Christmas cards, which are designed by a loyal team of talented volunteers. Hundreds of

17:03

Local

Malaga shops close in protest over Calle Larios Christmas lights

sur

Last-minute Christmas shoppers were met with 'closed' signs in Malaga last Friday when around 30 shops in streets adjoining Calle Larios joined a protest against the festive light show. These businesses are calling for the 6.30pm show to be

11:41

Local

Volunteers deliver free meals to those in need on Christmas Day

Ash Bolton

A team of volunteers helped dish out some Christmas cheer by delivering free meals to those facing the day alone. Louise Jones and her family led a team of 10 volunteers to deliver 33 festive dinners to people who otherwise wouldn't have had a ... meal. The food was given to the elderly, single mums and homeless people from Alcaidesa to Estepona. As well as dishing out the food, volunteers also spent their time with the elderly to make sure they were not alone on Christmas Day. As reported ... in SUR in English just before Christmas, the idea was the brainchild of Louise's seven-year-old son. Louise, 38, a personal trainer, who is originally from near Manchester and now lives in Guadiaro, told SUR in English: "It just felt amazing to be

10:33

Local

Judge authorises parallel inquiry called for by the family of Mijas drowning victims

JUAN CANO / FERNANDO TORRES / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

Just four days after a man and his two children, aged nine and 16, died in a swimming pool in Mijas on Christmas Eve, the lawyer representing the family, Javier Toro, announced that they were calling for a "a parallel investigation", given their ... Mijas from London on 21 December to spend their Christmas holidays at the Club La Costa resort. That intent was formalised in a document that Toro presented to a court in Fuengirola on 6 January. Now, in an order dated 21 January, the court accepts the