X Factor winner comes to Nerja

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Soul vocalist Steve Brookstein is promoting his new show, SOUL JOURNEY, remembering The Legends by touring on the Costa del Sol. He will play some classic songs by artists like Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, The Temptations, The Spinners and many more. Steve was the first winner of the popular UK talent show the X Factor back …

Theives steal 50,000€ from Nerja Caves

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Thieves managed to get into the offices of the Nerja caves where they broke a ticket machine and made off with two safes before abandoning them in the mountains. The robbery occurred during the early hours of Sunday morning with the culprits managing to force open the safes and steal 50,000€ along with 80 lottery tickets commemorating the 60th anniversary …

Doctors in Malaga claim that stopping smoking and sunbathing reduce the risk of MS

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Following a surge in the number of multiple sclerosis cases in the Malaga region, doctors are advising people to stop smoking and spend more time in the sun.   20 years ago, doctors in the region only diagnosed 600 cases of MS per year, but this figure has now doubled to 1200 cases per year today. A lack of vitamin …

Family of grandma in coma berate travel insurance company

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A British family on holiday in Spain are furious with insurers InsureandGo after being told that a 5,882€ air ambulance fee to fly a sick family member back home for treatment was not covered under their plan.   61-year-old grandma Patricia Reid is in a life-threatening coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage while on holiday in Malaga according to the …

Could an EU wide Green Card allow Britons to move about Europe freely?

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While it might now sound like a fantasy a move is underway to push the idea of a European Green Card to allow British Citizens to move around Europe freely following Brexit. A campaign led by former Labour MP Roger Casale, who now resides in Florence, Italy is lobbying the European Parliament to issue a card for European citizens who …

What you need to know about Spain’s Rent law changes for 2019

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Spain has just released a new set of rules regarding rental properties which give homeowners the power to veto short-term rentals in their communities while also helping to protect people who rent.   The new laws, however, may not have fully addressed the problem of ever-increasing rent in certain parts of the country. No set price The current government has …

HOLIDAY SCAM ALERT: Look out for new cash machine con whilst on holiday in Spain

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Spanish police have issued a warning to the public about a new ATM scam that is spreading around Spain.   The con involves thieves placing a fake ‘skimmer’ on the cash machine’s card reader. What the fake ‘skimmer’ does is copy all the information from the magnetic strip on your card when you insert it into the machine. To combat …

Andalucia’s top ‘snow resort’ is open for the winter season

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The Sierra Nevada Natural Park has started its informative safety campaign this winter to ensure that members of the public can enjoy the mountains and the snow in safety for its most popular seasons. The protected park is open to all sorts of leisure activities and winter sports such as snow hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain climbing and its lesser known organised sledging …

Andalucia is one of the top travel destinations for Airbnb customers

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Spain’s southern province of Andalucia is one of the top 20 worldwide destinations for Airbnb customers. According to the rental property’s website Southern Spain was one of the most booked and researched destinations on the planet as well as well as one of the most popular places travellers added to their wish lists. Coming in at number 18 on the …

Police catch conmen in the middle of a 145,000€ Costa del Sol real estate scam

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Two young men of Croatian nationality were arrested by National Police after trying to scam Costa del Sol property owners in a “rip deal.”   A “rip deal” is a popular scam where the perpetrators pass themselves off as investors looking to purchase a property. According to a National Police statement, the scam involves using the “exchange of bank notes, …