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One of the first beach bars to reopen in Playamar, Torremolinos. ÑITO SALAS

Phase One kicks off with coffee and churros

Juan Soto / SUR

Residents in Malaga province have been able to have breakfast on a pavement terrace for the first time in 64 days. At lunchtime restaurants served their first beers and tapas

Local ITV testing centres facing a 150,000-vehicle backlog
Ñito Salas

Local ITV testing centres facing a 150,000-vehicle backlog

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The Spanish Association for ITV centres (Aeca-ITV) is calling for the Industry ministry to extend the validity of certificates for at least three months as centres will struggle to clear this backlog

THE BOTTOM LINE

Lost connections

Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes

It's almost as if Covid-19 had eaten its way through the umbilical cord that links us to what was, and maybe for some still is, our home.

THE MUSIC MAKER

Knocking really matters

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

It's actually quite enjoyable to flex the initiative muscles once again

THE EURO ZONE

Law and disorder

MARK NAYLER

Mark Nayler

Reshuffling and overloading courtroom timetables isn't going to help Pedro Sánchez return the economy to a semblance of normality soon

food & drink

'Restaurant' dining while in confinement

ANDREW J. LINN

While it is understandable that restaurants currently prevented from welcoming customers through their doors need to keep the money coming in, I have yet to hear about a successful fine dining experience at home

Antonio Banderas in A Chorus Line.
Antonio Banderas in A Chorus Line. SUR

Malaga prepares to host the Max Awards

FRANCISCO GRIÑÁN

The gala ceremony, which was due to take place at the Cervantes Theatre in June, has now been rescheduled for 7 September

The animals at Holiday World require permanent  care.
The animals at Holiday World require permanent care. SALVADOR SALAS

The unaffordable cost of closed hotels

Héctor Barbotta

The paralysis in tourism has not only left the sector with no income but also created maintenance costs which very few companies are able to meet

THE MUSIC MAKER

Cool runnings

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

For every occasional buffoon flouting the rules, there have been vast swathes of good guys doing the very best they can