Primark to open huge new store in Andalucia

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London based fashion retailer Primark is set to open a huge branch in Seville by the end of this month. Designed using the company’s Birmingham store in West Midlands in the U.K. as a blueprint, Seville’s Primark will feature 7,000sqm of retail space spread over two floors. Primark’s latest store is located in the innovative Lagoh shopping mall a leisure …

How to spot fake euro notes on holiday in Spain

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Spain’s central bank and the national police have made available some very useful information to help you spot fake euro notes that are in circulation. Last year alone Spanish authorities seized more than 2.7€ million worth of counterfeit money as they become more aware of how to spot it. Now in an effort to stop this kind of forgery the …

1.6 billion pesetas have still not been exchanged for euros

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If you still have some old Spanish pesetas lying around, you only have until the end of next year to hand them in for euros. With the introduction of the euro in 2002, the old familiar peseta’s may now be a distant memory, but they can still be exchanged for euros until the end of 2020. The Banco de España …

Spanish based Ryanair pilots and cabin crew to strike in September

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Ryanair’s Spanish based pilots have voted to strike in September over the closure of three Ryanair bases in the Canaries and one in Girona, Catalonia. Spanish-based pilots will join cabin crew for September strike action. Some Ryanair flight attendants have already planned to strike in September over pay and working conditions with some of their planned strike days overlapping with …

Free entrance to Rincón caves approved

Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria.

The Andalucían government has approved new opening times for the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria. Starting September 15th 2019 the first 60 people to visit the caves Monday through Friday between 10 am and 11 am will not have to pay an entrance fee. Councillor for tourism Antonio José Martín said the new timetable would help to …

Protect your bald head and ears from skin cancer this summer

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Not surprisingly bald men are the biggest group affected by actinic keratosis; each year more than 17,000 cases are diagnosed. Having no hair to cover your head is considered to be a high-risk factor when it comes to skin cancer. Throughout the summer we see television commercials for sunscreen and while we always make sure that children don’t go out …

Brexit concerns don’t appear to be affecting British visitors to Malaga

Numbers of visitor numbers to Nerja increase during Brexit concerns

The latest visitor figures for the Costa del Sol highlight that British tourism is buzzing despite the possibility of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. For the first 6 months of the year, visitor numbers of those flying to Malaga Airport rose by 3.4 per in comparison to last year. The peak number of travellers from the UK …

The ten things you cannot do on a Costa del Sol beach that may surprise you

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Most of the following rules are just common sense, but if you think you are above the law think again or else you may face having to pay a hefty fine. The first one may or may not surprise you: Using shampoo or gel in the showers The showers on the beach are solely for getting rid of sand and …

Man Drives 4 kilometres on the wrong side of the road

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A man has been arrested in Andalucia for driving four kilometres on the wrong side of the highway. The 52-year-old was caught driving nearly 2 and half miles on the opposite side of the A-92 autovia in the Malaga province. The confused driver is believed to have entered the highway in Mollina, travelling in the direction of Sevilla before crashing …

Netflix series The Crown to be filmed on the Costa del Sol

Based on the reign of Elizabeth II and the British royal family the hugely popular Netflix series has chosen the old tobacco factory in Malaga for its Spanish headquarters. Part of the fourth season will be filmed in southern Spain, but Netflix has not yet revealed any of the filming locations. Mallorca based production company Palma Pictures, which is overseeing …