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Pedro Sánchez (left) and Pablo Iglesias shake hands after the vote.
Pedro Sánchez (left) and Pablo Iglesias shake hands after the vote. EFE

Pedro Sánchez voted in as Spain's prime minister

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The Socialist leader will head the country's first coalition government since 1939 after winning a simple majority by just two votes

A LOOK AT LA LIGA

Gullibility proves costly

Rob Palmer

Gullibility proves costly
AFP

Rather than "judging a film by its trailer", clubs looking to recruit in the winter transfer window need to exercise due diligence

Green homework for the Costa del Sol

MATÍAS STUBER

Sewage treatment is still an issue in Malaga province.
ÑITO SALAS

Climate change experts are calling for urgent improvements to water management and want a strip of woodland along the coastline

What do people die of in Malaga province?

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What do people die of in Malaga province?
Fotolia

Cancer and Alzheimer's have moved up the list of natural causes and suicide is still the main cause of unnatural death, but the number of fatalities in traffic accidents fell by half

Around the galleries

Denise Bush

A round-up of art exhibitions currently open to the public in southern Spain

Work by Sean Scully is at the CAC in Malaga until 19 January.
Work by Sean Scully is at the CAC in Malaga until 19 January. SALVADOR SALAS

Poor man's pepper

Poor man's pepper

ESPERANZA PELÁEZ

Unlike some other spices, paprika had always been cheap and easily accessible to everyone

Nursing staff and family surround little Adil.
Nursing staff and family surround little Adil. ÑITO SALAS

Malaga claims the first birth of the New Year in Andalucía

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Adil arrived at the Hospital Clínico at just six minutes past midnight followed six minutes later by Francisco in Almeria and thirty-three minutes later by David in Marbella

health & beauty

Coffee and health

javier morallón

The accumulation of evidence is overwhelming, so let's look at some of the facts about this dark potion

The euro zone

Too close to call?

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

It's plausible to argue that in present-day Spain there is a very close relationship between law and politics when it comes to Catalan separatists

The finished article

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

Unfortunately, owing to the general haze of tinsel, turkey legs and passive aggressive in-laws, a lot of us lose track of which day is which around this time of year.

Wishes and resolutions

Rachel Haynes

Rachel Haynes

With new governments embarking on a complicated year in Spain and Britain, what did our politicians put on their lists of New Year's resolutions?

Sharing a lifelong passion for opera

Patrick Shaw relaxing in Fuengirola.
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Tony Bryant

The 68-year-old language teacher's fascination with opera began while singing in St Andrews University Choir. He went on to perform at several world-class opera houses and now shares his knowledge of the genre with the U3A in Fuengirola

Audrey listens as doctors explain how she was kept alive.
Audrey listens as doctors explain how she was kept alive. efe

A miracle in the mountains

CRISTIAN REINO BARCELONA

Doctors at the Vall d'Hebron hospital resuscitated a woman who had spent six hours in cardiac arrest

No shows

ANDREW J. LINN

In Spain, the question of reservations is treated more casually than in many other first world countries

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Back and forward

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

What have we learned about Spanish politics this year and what should we expect to happen (or not to happen) in the one that's just around the corner?