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Comeback defeat on the road for Femenino in first game following relegation


The long summer was brought to an abrupt end for Malaga's women's team as they lost in the first game back in the second tier following relegation last season. Malaga surrendered a first-half lead to lose against Santa Teresa in Badajoz on Sunday. ... First, Belén couldn't stretch to connect with Carla's cross, then Carola hit the ball off the woodwork. Malaga regained their rhythm at the start of the second half but Santa Teresa showed the clinical edge their opponents were lacking when Estefa made



The polo returns to Sotogrande


Sotogrande's Santa María Polo Club is celebrating the 48th year of its annual international Mansion Polo Tournament. The tournament runs throughout the month of August and welcomes 90,000 spectators who can enjoy the White Summer music festival



Requiem mass in memory of local television presenter Karen McMahon

Tony Bryant

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, ... Club. The requiem mass will be held in the Parroquia de Santa Teresa de Jesús on Tuesday 2 July at 8pm.



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 ... Lapland and only ventured out on his reindeers once a year to deliver presents to the "well-behaved" children. Later in life, we discovered that the man behind the story of Santa Claus is St Nicholas, an early Christian bishop who lived in ancient Greece ... to dry, news soon spread, and children (and their parents) began hanging out a stocking on the night before Christmas. The modern version of Santa was created by an American caricaturist called Thomas Nast Very little is known about the historical



At home with Santa Claus


...route in reverse. There are also flights from Malaga via Gatwick to Rovaniemi with other airlines. Where to stay Santa Claus has ensured that there is plenty of accommodation in Rovaniemi and there is something to suit all tastes. The Guesthouse ... Borealis is a family hotel with simple rooms; the classic Santa Claushas a private sauna in every room; and the Arctic Light Hotel is considered the best hotel in Lapland: the rooms have skylights to enjoy the aurora borealis from the bed, and the ... sizes and nationalities in colourful anoraks are running around in excitement. They can't wait to meet Father Christmas in person. Once settled in, whether travelling with children or not, the first thing to do has to be a visit to Santa, and in fact



Santa María Polo Club releases spring and summer programme


Santa María Polo Club has announced details of its programme of events for the spring and summer, with the Spring Polo Festival and the International Polo Tournament in the summer set to attract the biggest crowds. The club, which is located next ... day from 25 July to 31 August. The world's best polo players will once again provide the backdrop for this popular event on the local social calendar. "We're expecting the best teams and superb displays of prize horses and skilled riders at the Santa



Good weather is forecast for next few days as tourist industry gets ready

Pilar MARTÍNEZ / Ignacio LILLO and apartments and busy restaurant terraces. HOLY WEEK INFO. FOR LARGER TOWNS Malaga. semana-santa/itinerarios/ Marbella. Mijas. Torremolinos. ... Estepona. Vélez-Málaga. Nerja. The association of Costa ... hotleiers, Aehcos, said this week that its members were expectinig an average occupancy of 80 per cent in the coming week, with a peak next weekend. The first detailed weather forecast for the Semana Santa week issued on Thursday by Aemet, the Spanish met



Girl in Estepona pool rescue drama

Firefighters in Estepona recently carried out the spectacular rescue of a girl in a swimming pool. The six-year-old had trapped her arm in the tube of the pool's filter system at her home in Villas de Santa María. The pool edge had to be



Fuengirola Lions come out on top in inline hockey Winter Cup


The Lions Winter Cup officially inaugurated the new floor at the Santa Fe rink in Fuengirola over the weekend. The tournament brought together a total of eight teams from across Andalucía and Europe. The hosts from Fuengirola brought their three



Sparkling Christmas at Ocean Village

Debbie Bartlett

Christmas started in style at Ocean Village this week, with a visit by Santa Claus on Tuesday evening accompanied by Disney Princess Cinderella, Star of PJ Masks and Catboy and his friendly elf for the ceremony to switch on the blue and white ... Christmas lights. Music from Adele look-and-sound-alike Nikki Rae and the entire Prior Park School Choir, delighted the crowds, and visits to Santa's Grotto, which is in O'Reilly's this year, raised funds for Research into Childhood Cancer. Entry to the ... Grotto is £5, and appointments can be booked with Santa by phoning 200 400 48 .



The insider guide to Havana

Andrew Forbes

STAY: Residencia Santa Clara Authentic 'casa particular' close to Havana’s harbour and within walking distance of the sights of Old Havana. Talented carpenter Alexis and his sister Marisol have created a stylish, family-run guesthouse with ... Bucanero beer on the terrace and then stroll down through the gardens to see the World Heritage guns from the old Santa Clara Battery, and the small exhibition about the Cuban Missile Crisis. EAT: TaBARish It may sound a little strange to go all the ... Cuba from the cities of Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba to the beach communities of Cayo Santa Maria and Veradero; and the wild landscapes of Baracoa. They arrange all the details including the necessary tourist visas or ‘Tourist Cards’. Independent


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Get ready for the emotion of Semana Santa in Andalucía


With Palm Sunday just three weeks away, preparations are in full swing at the dozens of religious brotherhoods (cofradías) that will be taking their images out in procession during the Semana Santa celebrations. Thousands are involved in the ... provincial capitals, the Semana Santa processions attract the crowds; a mixture of devotees, hardened enthusiasts and astounded first-timers. A day to queue to make three wishes A stage for Passion The streets and squares of Andalucía are soon to



Bottle caps recycled for a good cause


Most people have wondered whether the plastic bottle caps gathered at collection points in offices and schools do indeed have an economic value. The answer is yes. In the Replasur office on the Santa Teresa industrial estate, there are photocopies



CYD Santa Maria horse sanctuary asks for help following heavy rain

Fernando Torres

The CYD Santa Maria horse sanctuary is in difficulty. The recent rain, which has been beneficial for the countryside and agriculture of the province, has not proven as useful for this rural sanctuary in Alhaurín El Grande. The ground has become very



Seeing the sights and causing a stir


SOL Classic Car Club Classics at the Festival Santa Catalinaview point.SUR The SOL Classic Car Club participated in the Estepona Classic Car and Motorbike Festival held at the Palacio de Congresos at the end of June. Cars belonging to ... members are welcomed. Lux Mundi Torre del Mar Trip to Jaén The Lux Mundi group from Torre del Mar went on a coach trip to Jaén recently and were given a guided tour which visited the parador and old Santa Catalina castle.



Santa Barbara, the heart of the American Riviera

Andrew Forbes

Francisco in the north are always on the visitor hot list. Yet instead, last month I headed to the central coast of the Golden State, to sample the archetypal Californian lifestyle of Santa Barbara. Here the state’s Pacific coast is south facing, and the ... valleys, sheltered by the Santa Ynez mountains, are home to the cluster of small ocean-facing communities of Summerland, Montecito, and Goleta – with Santa Barbara at their heart. This is among the most desirable and exclusive areas to live in the United ... sophistication, small-town charm and Mediterranean chic, its seems a smart choice for this refined region. European charm, American vibe The town of Santa Barbara has plenty of European elegance, yet a distinct identity, built upon food, wine, sport and



Santa Maria Golf Club to host two charity golf tournaments

Tony Bryant MARBELLA

As part of its twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations, the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club in Marbella is to host two charity golf tournaments. The club, which is considered to have one of the best-looked-after courses on the Costa del Sol, has ... already held several events to celebrate its silver anniversary. The first event will be the Captains Charity Tournament on Sunday 25 June, and this year Cudeca has been chosen as beneficiary. The second is the AFA Santa Maria Golf Tournament taking ... the green fees sold at the tournament. The tournament costs 85 euros and those wishing to take part can find details on the Santa Maria Golf Club website.



Father Christmas picks Periana for dress rehearsal

Jennie Rhodes

Father Christmas chose the town of Periana in the Axarquía for his dress rehearsal last Sunday ahead of the big night. He said that he likes to “make sure everything is ok” a week before he does it for real in case he has to make any changes. This



Polo, a jewel in Andalucía's sporting scene


INFORMATION Where? This major polo tournament is at the Santa María Polo Club, by exit 133 of the A-7/AP-7 at Sotogrande. Casual dress code. Free parking. When? Until 1 September. Main game starts at 6.30pm or 7pm every day. (No polo on 27 August). See ... Polo' DJ music from 8.30pm. The games take place at the Santa María Polo Club - located roughly halfway between Gibraltar and Estepona - until 1 September, with matches beginning at any time between 5.30pm and 7pm each day, apart from a brief rest on ... teams play matches of six seven-minute periods called 'chukkas'. There is frequent rotation of horses throughout the contests to ensure high-energy competition. "Polo in Santa María is relatively unknown at the moment to Costa del Sol residents,"




Rachel Haynes

...done, others preparing to hide theirs under a velvet pointed hood. Semana Santa is one of the few occasions in Spain when people know exactly what is going to happen and when. They have complicated guides, now even smartphone apps, to show where every ... in a strategically located bar. However the “waiters” know exactly how long they will be waiting for, and that makes all the difference. If only that religious adherence to timetables in Semana Santa could be applied to other areas. For example, the



Havana turns 500

Andrew Forbes

...gentrified, and ‘repackaged’ for tourists. For my first night in Havana I had booked a ‘casa particular’, a private home converted for tourism use. Travel specialists Cuba Direct had recommended the family-run Residencia Santa Clara guest house. Found in a



Christmas charity event raises nearly £1500

Debbie Bartlett

...shows, Santa's Grotto, meeting Disney characters, mulled wine, mince pies, face painting and a host of other activities, all in an excellent cause.



Roof of Santa María church open to the public from March


On 8 March the roof of Santa María church, located in the heart of Ronda's historical centre, will be opened to the public. The platform, which has been in construction since last summer, was designed by local architect Sergio Valadez. The Malaga



Inline hockey youth tournament this weekend

D. F.

This weekend the Santa Fe de Los Boliches ring in Fuengirola will once again host an international inline hockey tournament. This time it is the turn of the juniors with the Crusaders coming from the UK to match up against teams from Marbella,



From plastic bags to piping for irrigation


...plastic for the production of kilometres of piping for countryside irrigation. The Replasur plant on the Santa Teresa industrial estate stamps out the circulation of a thousand tonnes of this material every year. "Everybody is against the plastic bag,



Marbella council says 'yes' to 17 million euros in new homes after PGOU town plan fix

Nieves Castro

PLANS Santa Clara Urbanisation. Three luxury villas, with a 600-000-euro investment expected on each. La Cerquilla de Nueva Andalucía. A luxury villa with building work valued at over 900,000 euros. Supermanzana G y JKL (Nueva Andalucía). Two ... Marbella, three luxury homes also got approval in Santa Clara. Councillors have said that the increase in the rhythm of approvals is a direct result of the town hall's approval of amendments to the town's 1986 master town plan, known as the PGOU. The ... three Santa Calra properties and on another large home of 900,000 euros in La Cerquilla de Nueva Andalucía. With regard to the two complexes, 44 and 41 homes will be built in Nueva Andalucía as well with a construction value of 7.7 million and 7.2



Torremolinos lights up for a festive season of celebrations and goodwill

Tony Bryant New Year's Eve party in Plaza La Nogalera and the Three Kings parade on Friday 5 January. As usual, the traditional nativity scene will be situated in the town hall, while Santa's grotto and the artisan market will be located in the Plaza Costa del



International inline hockey back in Fuengirola


...rink, at the Santa Fe sports centre in Los Boliches alongside representatives from the Andalusian Federation and Liga Sur. The tournament gets under way this Saturday at 9am and will run until 9.30pm. Sunday’s matchday will be slightly shorter from



La Cala church fills for mass in memory of popular TV presenter

RACHEL HAYNES mass held at the Church of Santa Teresa de Jesús in La Cala de Mijas on Tuesday evening. Members of the international and Spanish communities filled the church to accompany Karen's parents, relatives, friends and colleagues for the service, led



Diabetes specialist to visit support group meeting


La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group will be welcoming diabetes specialist Dr Cuesta of Clínica Santa Elena as guest expert at the next meeting on 31 May. The English-speaking support group meets at Hogar, Calle Blanca Paloma 1, Fuengirola, in the



Home thoughts from abroad

polly rodger brown brit back

Myriads of memories and experiences come from the years I lived in Spain but it is Semana Santa in Malaga which has left one of the most lasting impressions. It seemed so intensely, addictively sensual - the strange sight ofhundreds of men ... the ‘Knights of Middle England’ at the nearest medieval castle. It all seems so innocent, so quaint compared with the sacred and earthly delights of Semana Santa. For me, though, Easter here means spring and after many warm winters in southern Spain