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A year of going full circle in Spain

NEIL HESKETH MALAGA.

The last twelve months saw a change in national government in Madrid and preparations for a likely sweeping new look in the Junta de Andalucía too

Catalunya's ex president Carles Puigdemont attended a debate on autonomy in Geneva in March.
Catalunya's ex president Carles Puigdemont attended a debate on autonomy in Geneva in March. EFE

The biggest Christmas fair for children

JUAN SOTO

MIMA is expecting the number of visitors this year to be even higher than last year's 30,000

The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre and two councillors test out the togoggan run at the congress centre
The mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre and two councillors test out the togoggan run at the congress centre Salvador Salas

Malaga gets its share of El Gordo

ANTONIO M. ROMERO MALAGA.

Tickets with the first prize in Spain's Christmas lottery were sold in Malaga, Vélez-Málaga, Marbella, Ronda, Torremolinos, Almáchar, Benalmádena and Torrox

Friends in Vélez-Málaga celebrate their share of the second prize.
Friends in Vélez-Málaga celebrate their share of the second prize. Ñito Salas
Pablo Machín.
Pablo Machín. SUR

A LOOK AT LA LIGA

Festive reflections

Rob Palmer

La Liga is as unpredictable as ever. If only we had Zinedine Zidane's crystal ball....

Dani García abandons haute cuisine

Dani García explains his future plans to his staff.
Dani García explains his future plans to his staff. Josele-Lanza

MARINA MARTÍNEZ MALAGA

His Michelin-starred Marbella restaurant will close in October 2019 and reopen as a steak house

 James Bedford's body was cryopreserved.
James Bedford's body was cryopreserved. r. c.

Rest in freeze

SUSANA ZAMORA

A company in Valencia is a pioneer in Europe by offering cryopreservation services. It says it already has two clients

A battle during the 'Festa dels Enfarinats' in Ibi, Alicante.
A battle during the 'Festa dels Enfarinats' in Ibi, Alicante. EFE

28 December 1981: The Day of the Holy Innocents is reinstated

georgie kenny

Ibi, in Alicante, celebrated its Santos Inocentes festivities once again in 1981 after a 42-year hiatus, caused by the Civil War and the difficult years that were to follow

Year in, year out

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

What's in store for 2019? Here are a few predictions

The euro zone

Prepared for the worst

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

The Spanish government's new Brexit initiative is welcome news, and might be the most valuable thing Sánchez does during what is likely to be a short term in power

Star-stricken

ANDREW J. LINN

Why should 35-year-old Dani García decide the world of the Michelin stratosphere is no longer tempting?

Poor sprung door technique

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

I had a brief taste of Sisyphus's fate last week...

Prison life. The building's large courtyard, as well as the chapel, became the axis of prison life for the women.
Prison life. The building's large courtyard, as well as the chapel, became the axis of prison life for the women. sur

What life was like in Franco's women's prison in Malaga

ALBERTO GÓMEZ MALAGA.

Thousands of women were sent to Caserón de la Goleta, which is now the Local Police headquarters, where the living conditions were "infrahuman". In many cases there was no record of the crime they were supposed to have committed

Operating theatres

Ángel Escalera

Ángel Escalera

The Guadalhorce hospital opened late, and not properly. And when a tree is born twisted, it is hard to straighten it out

THE EURO ZONE

In two minds

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

Pedro Sánchez's bumper increase to the minimum wage highlights the PSOE leader's schizophrenic tactics with regard to the Catalonia problem