Stricter controls on celebrations in Mijas

Mijas Council has introduced stricter controls on private Christmas and New Year parties or celebrations, a measure adopted as a consequence of the Madrid Arena tragedy.

A time to celebrate…

Thanks to Matthew Laming for this photo of the Dutch community in Nerja celebrating their new king.

Austere celebrations today

The official celebrations in Madrid today have been cut back due to the economic crises with spending this year estimated to be €900,000 compared to last year’s figure of €2.8 million.


The scenes were similar all over the country as Spain fulfilled their dream of winning the World Cup, always having been regarded as the ‘great under-achievers’ on the world stage. Plaza Tutti Frutti in Nerja was packed with people watching the match and thousands took to the streets to celebrate the well-deserved victory. For the record: Spain are the first …