Chris Newsham

What you need to know about Trumps travel ban if you are British with dual nationality

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Britons with dual citizenship will be exempt from Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, the Foreign Office has confirmed. The US President’s team has told Boris Johnson that Britons who have shared nationality with one of the seven mainly Muslim countries will not be stopped from entering America. But UK dual citizens travelling to the United […]

Snow has arrived in Mijas

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I woke up this morning to see SNOW has arrived here in Mijas, with light snow falling in Yunquera and Nerja as well as light hail in Malaga centre. Temperatures are set to go as low as three degrees in parts of the province and snow will fall in altitudes above 500 metres. Snow has […]

Three Kings 6 Jan la Cala

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January 6 – Dia de Los Reyes in Spanish – is virtually as important as Christmas itself in Spain, especially for kids, as this is the day when they get their presents! The fun starts the evening before, when the three kings lead their procession through the streets, throwing sweets to the children. The next […]

George Michael has died aged 53

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British pop star George Michael, the musician who first shot to fame with the 1980s duo Wham!, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 53 years old. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” […]

Rain Damage now expected to exceed €100 Million

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Rain Damaged caused by last weekend’s downpour is now expected to exceed €100 million, according to the Junta de Andalucia. So far, only nine municipalities have submitted their initial assessments of the destruction, with an estimated total cost of €38 million, €28.5 million of which has been claimed by Marbella alone. Some of the worst affected […]

La Cala Christmas Fayre

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La Cala Christmas Fayre – Saturday 10th December is the Christmas Fayre at the parade of shops, bars and restaurants at garden Botanico, La Cala. The Fayre features Father Christmas in his grotto with elves, Facepainting, make your own cookies, Make a card for Santa and hand it to him in the Grotto, lots of […]

Tapa Erotica 2016 Fuengirola

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  Once again, it will be the customers participating in the contest who, during the days of November 4 to 20, 2016, will decide by their votes which will be the winning establishments, thus entering the draw for fantastic prizes.          

Malaga Christmas lights 2016 switch on

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Christmas lights switch on in Malaga 2106 This year the Christmas lighting will be switched on the 24th in November, a must visit. The lighting decoration and switching date change every year, in past events they used up to 600.000 led lights in Larios street, the most centric and popular street in Malaga.Lighting is switched off on […]

7 out of 10 properties sold to foreigners in Andalucia are in the Malaga province

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Chris tells us that according to official Spanish government data, this accounts for 70% of the residential properties sold to foreigners throughout the whole of Andalucía. On a regional level, the number of properties bought by foreigners in Andalucía increased by 18.9% in the first six months of this year. The 5,973 transactions in the […]

Votes for life given to expats from British Government

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On Friday the British Government published detailed plans on how it will deliver its commitment to allow all expats to vote in parliamentary elections. The Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore, announced the policy statement which sets out how the government will remove the current 15-year time limit on British citizens who live abroad registering as […]

Fuengirola Feria 6 – 12 oct 2016

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Feungirola Feria – It is held on the purpose built fair ground, on the road between Fuengirola and Los Boliches. It is roughly equidistant from Fuengirola and Los Boliches train stations and the fair ground can be seen from the train. When the fair is on, you can’t miss it. The fairground is lit up […]

Mijas Feria 7 – 11 Sept

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This weekend in Mijas is Feria which is held in and around the Plaza Virgen de la Peña, with a huge choice of food and drink stalls circling the main square, and the live entertainment being held in the centre. You´ll see plenty of people dressed in traditional feria clothing, and is a great time […]

Property boom in La Cala de Mijas

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Chris Newsham from Agency Marbella tells us that the property market in La Cala in booming with prices haven risen 15% this year alone. Long gone have the days when La Cala was a sleepy town says Chris. People are starting to recognise how La Cala has grown the last 2 years, with Michelen star […]

The Only Way Is La Cala

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THESE days you’re hard pushed not to spot a famous face on a wander through star-studded La Cala de Mijas. Well known characters such as Elliott Wright from The Only Way is Essex and TV chef Steven Saunders run their bustling restaurants with panache while Marbella’s it crowd is never far away. Long gone are […]

Great Video La Cala in Time Lapse

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Press Play to see this fun Video of La Cala    

Simply Red Fuengirola Castle August 18 2016

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The iconic 1980 / 90s band Simply Red will be appearing at Sohail Castle in Fuengirola on 18 August Mick Hucknall and the band will perform all of their hits, including “Stars”, “If you don’t know me by now”, “‘Money’s too tight to mention”, “Holding back the years”, “Fairground” and “Something got me started”. They […]

Malaga Feria 2016

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The annual Malaga city fair in August is an exuberant week-long street party with plenty of flamenco and ‘fino'(sherry).The fair commemorates the re-conquest of the city by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487 and traditionally runs from Saturday to Saturday on the third week in August.This castanet-clicking fiesta starts off with a bang, literally, with an […]

Useful Telephone Numbers

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MIJAS Ambulance   952 460 909 Consumers’ Office 952 582 911 Fire Brigade Las Lagunas 952461 046 Guardia Civil 952840 106 Medical Centre: 952 485 404 Pueblo 952 468 653 Las Lagunas 952 460 909 Police Las Lagunas Town Hall & Foreign Residents Dept.: Mijas Pueblo 952 485 900 La Cala 952 493 208 Calahonda […]

Mijas Auditorium concert

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Just had an old friend Laurie staying with me last week who was booked to do a gig here on Saturday night at the Auditorium in Mijas Pueblo.  She is a Karen Carpenter tribute act, obviously I went along to the concert to see her and to my surprise it was a great line up […]

La Cala Feria 2016

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Last night was the start of Feria in La Cala for 2016, all the streets were all trimmed up and as usual all the women all elegantly dressed in Flamenco dresses. The Feria fairground was officially opened and will go through until Sunday night. Well worth a visit.

Virgen del Carmen celebrations

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Last night in La Cala saw the entry of Virgen del Carmen who is the patron saint of the sea, unfortunately the sea was too choppy to but the boat in so for fun the guys who were carrying the Virgin all run like crazy into the sea as it such is very important to […]