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23 Spanish provinces on high alert

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23 Spanish provinces were on alert on Monday due to the risk of high temperatures of up to 40ºC, according to Spanish meteorological agency Aemet. In Andalusia, the provinces of Córdoba, Jaén, and Seville are on alert level orange (significant risk) for highs of up to 40ºC degrees; while Cádiz, Granada, Huelva and Málaga are […]

Beware of pick pocketing flower sellers on the street

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We have had a few reports of gypsy type looking women selling flowers in La Cala, they keep you talking and pick your pockets and handbags. there seems to be more than normal. Please beware and pass the message on. Take a photo of them if you get chance, we will publish.  

Spain put on Red Alert – Extreme weather predicted

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The weather site has issued a warning stating this week Spain will experience severe storms and extreme temperatures, soaring above 40 ° C. Many areas have been placed on high alert for strong storms with heavy hail falling in mountainous areas and high temperatures in the south possibly causing some spectacular thunderstorms. Following on from […]

Holidays and Events for Mijas 2016

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June On June 2 takes place the traditional floral offering to the Virgen de la Peña, the patron saint of Mijas. In June is also held the Blues Festival and the Dance Festival. Also, on the beaches at La Cala take place the traditional bonfires occur during Midsummer, on June 23. This night of summer […]

Heat wave here in La Cala

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THE first heat wave of the summer months hits La Cala, Spain today. Malaga will see highs of 36ºC and early warnings indicate that it will be even hotter inland in the Axarquia region. Ronda, Marbella and Antequera will reach above 34ºC while other parts of the Costa del Sol are expected to reach above […]

Elliott Wright gets engaged

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La Cala’s own Mr Elliott Wright has announced his engagement to his beautiful girlfriend of 10 months Sadie Stuart. Revealing the happy news on Twitter on Friday, the ex-TOWIE star wrote: ‘I met this girl 10 months ago… I knew then she was special… Today even more so! Thankfully she said… Yes!’ The 30-year-old La […]

Best Lobster in town

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When I first moved to the Costa de Sol just over 10 yrs ago, one of my first restaurants visited was the famous Lobster restaurant La Langosta in Fuengirola which was opened in 1960 and run by a very elegant German couple Inga and Helmut. I had old friend of many years over from Bali […]

New ITV / MOT Station coming to Mijas Costa

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Great news for car and motorbike owners living in the Mijas Costa area, the new ITV station, (MOT in English) will be opening this year in the Molino de Viento zone of Las Lagunas in Mijas Costa, that’s near the Mijas Water park. The 5,000 square meters plot for the ITV station was donated municipal council […]

Holidays and Events Calendar for Mijas March to Dec 2016

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March / April The Easter Week is one of the most popular festivals of Mijas, which receives a large influx of visitors at this time and processions throughout the week. May Sardines in La Cala, on May 1. On this day many people go to La Cala to enjoy some grilled sardines on the beach. […]

Semana Santa Guide for Mijas

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The Easter week processions in Mijas are very pretty and worth visiting. The parade leaves the village church to wind slowly around the narrow, cobbled streets, with their lifelike statues of Christ on the Cross and his mother the Virgin Mary in mourning. Elaborate costumes are worn and much time is taken on the decorations. […]

Semana Santa in Malaga

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ANTONIO BANDERAS AND SEMANA SANTA IN MALAGA Holy Week 2008 was particularly difficult for Banderas who sorely missed his father, José Domínguez Prieto, who had recently passed away. He recalled how only the year before his father had joined him on their traditional balcony on Málaga´s emblematic Larios Street. The actor’s dedication to Málaga’s Semana […]

La Cala weather, Here comes the Sun !

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AFTER a couple of weeks of stormy, unstable weather here in La Cala, warmer climes are on the horizon. The mercury will rise in Malaga City and the Costa del Sol and is due to stay for some time. Maximum temperatures will hit 20 degrees and will remain until Sunday March 6, when the temperature […]

Chinese New Year Celebrations

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On Saturday we decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year ( Year of the monkey ) in La Cala. We were booked into the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in La Cala run by the crazy character Mrs Woo. Set menu was great with a really good singer the the fantastic cabaret drag act called Dragtastic […]

Malaga, Costa de Sol Earthquake

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Costa del Sol Earthquake – A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain – damaging hundreds of properties and closing schools. The 20-mile deep quake hit at 5.22am (local time), 39 miles north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima and 102 miles east-southeast of Gibraltar, the US Geological Survey said. […]

La Cala de Mijas Boardwalk gets TLC

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LA CALA DE MIJAS BOARDWALK’ wooden coastal path is currently receiving some TLC from municipal carpenters and painters who are working to repair damage and protect it for the future. Work began on a stretch of path along La Luna beach, and was then to spread to other areas and eventually covered the entire five […]

Olivia’s La Cala’s Elliot Wright pays tribute to Nanny Pat

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Elliott Wright has joined family in paying tribute to his Nanny Pat who has passed away aged 80. The loveable grandmother, who shot to fame by cooking her sausage plaits on reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex , died after a short illness and her family have thanked fans for their kind words. […]

Ban the Berlin Circus from La Cala de Mijas

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You may have seen this petition on your Facebook or twitter feeds, this petition is found on Change.org and it calls for the local Mijas gov to ban the Berlin circus from La Cala de Mijas. This is copy of the petition letter to the Ayuntamiento de Mijas in both Spanish and English. En muchos […]

Michelin stars for the Costa del Sols gastronomic scene

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Three chefs in Malaga province have just achieved their first Michelin stars for their restaurants. In a ceremony held on Wednesday at the Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) to present the ‘Guía Michelin España & Portugal 2016’, three new stars were added to those already held in Malaga. The province’s […]

Marbella goes to the Caribbean

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Ive just returned from a most fabulous trip to Barbados and a Caribbean cruise on the famous luxury liner Silver Whisper with 50 other friends mostly from Marbella including Marbella’s own Olivia Valere, Princess Bea Von Auseberg, Saeko Hamada etc. Also the World champion tennis legend Martina Navratilova and Selima Sfar. The trip was organised […]

Sean Connery’s Marbella Courts now go for wife for fraud

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SEAN Connery’s wife Micheline Roquebrune has been charged with avoiding millions of euros in Spanish property tax.The charge relates to the 1998 sale of the couple’s €6.4 million Marbella property at the beachfront Malibu complex close to Puerto Banus. If convicted the 86-year-old Roquebrune faces up to two and a half years in prison and […]

Malaga Christmas lights 2015

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Malaga Christmas lights are switched on. Christmas is just around the corner and Malaga welcome in the festive season on Friday night as Calle Larios became bathed in seasonal light. Throughout the evening, there were various events catered to all ages, including a theatre production of ‘Peneque el Valiente’ for children. There were also be […]