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Pirates of the Mediterranean as Guardia Civil strip wreck

On the night of March 4, 1855, the English brig ‘La Isabella,’ which was transporting hand-carved marble statues from Genoa to Calcutta in order to decorate an Indian mansion, was wrecked off the coast of Benalmadena. Its remains have been officially protected since 2009, and are considered of important cultural interest by the Junta de Andalucia, while at a depth of eight metres, the ill-fated ship was accessible for divers in search of adventure. Now, Guardia Civil agents have recovered the most valuable items from the wreck, after recent strong currents resulted in it becoming visible from the surface, raising fears of looting. Continue reading

Is Torremolinos about to become pride of LGBT tourism?

LGBT tourists visiting Torremolinos have had a rough deal in recent years with a lack of activities, events, and infrastructure presenting a limited holiday experience based around the town centre’s aging bars and discos, leading many with little reason to return when far greater variety is on offer in Sitges (Barcelona) and Ibiza. Continue reading

Beachgoers unable to save beached whale in Benalmadena

UPDATE:  Upon studying the images now available, it appears that the whale was not a Cuvier’s beaked whale, as reported in the local press and subsequently by EWN yesterday, but a Mediterranean pilot whale Globicephala melaena . Continue reading

Scouts take centre stage at International Feria

THE 1 st Fuengirola Scout Group was out in full force on Saturday April 30 as creatures big and small made their way to the International Feria de los Pueblos in Fuengirola to take part in a bit of multi-cultural merriment. The scout group was celebrating the 100 th anniversary of cubs and the 30 th anniversary of beavers, and in order to mark this milestone, beavers, cubs, scouts, rainbows and brownies joined forces and took to the streets, as they joined a parade that went through the streets of Fuengirola and ultimately straight into the beating heart of the Feria. Continue reading

Bank Holiday violence in Marbella as British man suffers brutal stabbing

A BRITISH man was viciously stabbed in Marbella over the Bank Holiday weekend, with National Police suspecting that the incident may have been triggered by a drunken altercation. Continue reading

Fire in Malaga charity shop

THE NGO Butterfly Children Charity (DEBRA) has launched an appeal to enable its Charity Shop in Malaga to reopen after a devastating fire.  The Butterfly Children Charity (DEBRA) is facing a huge challenge after the disastrous fire in its Malaga charity shop a month ago. The team of managers and volunteers are working tirelessly in an attempt to reopen the shop but unfortunately the damage caused by the fire means that it requires a complete refurbishment Continue reading

Malaga Film Festival draws to a close

A TRULY star studded evet; Malaga saw the 19th annual film festival closing ceremony on April 30 held at the Cervantes Theatre in the centre of the city. The awards ceremony was a culmination of a nine day celebration into Spanish film and saw prizes for multiple categories including films from Malaga and the Andalucía region. The top film of the festival was ‘Callback’ which saw lead actor, Martin Bacigalupo win the gong for his performance plus the film scooped best screenplay securing its position as film of the festival. Continue reading

Walk for research of Alzheimer’s

WALKERS aimed to help meet a nationwide challenge to cover 50,000 kilometres, and raise €20,000 for Alzheimer’s investigation. They were applauded along the way yesterday (Wednesday, April 27) by Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal. Continue reading

Bergdahl defense can access classified information: ruling

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, December 22, 2015. Continue reading

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

FILE – In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter, as they leave Chicago en route to Los Angeles. The White House announced Sunday, May 1, 2016, that Malia Obama will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) More WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement. Continue reading