British supermarket to open in Mijas

food co

The same company behind the Costa del Sol’s Iceland stores is backing the Food Co, a new venture to sell Tesco’s range of products in Las Lagunas on the road between Fuengirola and Mijas. Food Co has rapidly been expanding in Spain with a chain of supermarkets selling Tesco products and expects to have its new Mijas location open before …

Heavy people are to be banned from riding Mijas’s famous donkeys


Starting next year people who weigh more than 80 kilos will not be allowed to ride Mijas’s famous donkeys. The ban comes after a lengthy campaign run by animal rights activists who claim that the donkeys are overworked. Back in August, a local councillor’s proposal to ban people weighing over 80 kilos from riding the donkeys was quashed by members …

Freddie Starr found dead in his Costa del Sol home


Comedy legend Freddie Starr has been found dead in his Costa del Sol flat. Originally from Lancashire, the 76-year-old entertainer was discovered by a carer in his Mijas home. Most recently involved with the reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” back in 2011, Freddie went on the show despite having a quadruple bypass just a …

Second dog park in Mijas

Mijas now has a second park designed specifically for dogs, the first one having been opened a few weeks ago in Las Lagunas.

Mijas fire stabilised for a second time

The forest fire in Mijas, which necessitated the evacuation of 150 families as a precautionaru measure has been stabilised for a second time.

Forest fire in Mijas

Firefighters are battling a forest fire which began at around 19:45 in the paraje El Chaparral in Mijas, the smoke being visible for miles.

Wildfire in Mijas now stabilised

A wildfire which broke out in Mijas at around 17:30 on Sunday has been stabilised and some 400 residents of urbanisation Marina del Sol who were evacuated from their homes as a precautionary measure have now returned.