GENDER VIOLENCE

Tragic week for domestic violence in Spain, with five deaths registered

Police are currently searching for the killer of a woman who was stabbed early Thursday morning in Torrox, Málaga

REGIONAL NEWS

British man shot dead by police in Estepona after he opens fire on officers

The individual had been involved in a traffic accident earlier in the day, and had fled the scene carrying a firearm

REGIONAL NEWS

Why the Spanish region of Andalusia is calling time on bachelor weekends

High-speed train links, cheap apartment rentals and online entertainment packages have made these destinations irresistible to revelers, but locals are less than amused

LGBTQI Community

From Lucía and Natalia to Lucas and Mateo: The Spanish transgender twins beating back stereotypes

The brothers from Málaga have taken their story public via a series of YouTube videos, in which they hope to raise awareness about issues of transsexualism

Transportation

Taxi drivers’ strike in Malaga over ride sharing apps descends into violence

Regional government of Andalusia mediates in dispute after attack on VTC head

Property

The parts of Spain’s coastline developers would most like to get their hands on

Greenpeace report identifies 53 unspoiled areas of Spanish coastline at risk of future development

History

Museum dedicated to Spain’s Sephardic Jews to open in Malaga

Center aims to shed light on “unknown” heritage of the community’s leading thinkers

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

“Humiliated” Antonio Banderas pulls out of Malaga arts center project

Actor and city’s unofficial cultural ambassador was under fire for alleged preferential treatment

LGBTQ ISSUES

Spaniard who went missing in Turkey blames homophobia for her treatment

María Jimena Rico and her girlfriend were held incommunicado after fleeing the latter’s father

LGBT ISSUES

Escaping life-threatening family prejudice, lesbian couple back in Spain

María Jimena Rico and Shaza Ismail arrived in Malaga after being held incommunicado in Turkey

Missing Spaniard

Spanish woman who was fleeing father of girlfriend found in Istanbul

Jimena Rico and Egyptian partner “threatened with death” by parent, who didn’t accept their relationship

PUBLIC HEALTH

Malaga introduces DNA profiling for dogs

Move, first of its kind by a major Spanish city, aims principally to reduce fouling of pavements

POLITICS

Spanish PM warns opposition lack of support could force new elections

Vulnerability of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s minority government shown over the last week

Public health

Dressing up not dressing gown: Why patrons of this bar have to ditch their pajamas to get their ‘churros’

Owner of Los Monaguillos in Malaga says that enough is enough when it comes to attire

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Jail sentence for refuge owner who put down “thousands” of animals

Judge calls for law reform to allow for tougher sentences in cases of cruelty

REAL ESTATE

British developers lead the revival of Costa del Sol’s property sector

Upscale projects take shape along Malaga coastline from Marbella to Estepona

WEATHER

Two left dead by torrential rains and flooding in southern Spain

One of the victims was located in an escort bar while the other was a power company worker

FEATURES

The ongoing love affair between Kuwait and Marbella

The Kuwaitis were the first to bring their petrodollars to the Costa del Sol

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Prosecutors seek jail for Spanish youths who crushed 79 piglets to death

The suspects also face heavy fines for animal cruelty, which they shared on WhatsApp

PEOPLE

Prince’s former Marbella mansion on sale for €5.25 million

Singer bought residence as a wedding gift for his first wife Mayte García

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Controversial castle restoration earns global architecture award

Work on Matrera tower had been described by scholars as “bringing shame to Spain”

CRIME

Couple aged 79 and 72 arrested for cocaine trafficking in Málaga

Main suspect had a prior record and delivered the drug in supermarket wrapping paper

‘GOLDFINGER’ CASE

How Sean Connery’s underwear fears led to a tax fraud trial in Spain

Judge probing sale of actor’s Marbella property to make way for apartment buildings

HEALTHCARE

A jazz concert in the operating theater

Musician plays sax during his own brain surgery to help doctors locate specific regions

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Four bodies found and 35 people missing after migrant boat sinks

Fifteen immigrants have been rescued at the scene by the Spanish coastguard The craft was trying to travel from Morocco to the Andalusian coast

Extreme weather conditions leave three dead in southeastern Spain

Victims were carried away by flash floods in Granada province The towns of Denia and Benidorm reported extensive damage

Singer Isabel Pantoja released from jail on four-day furlough

Spanish music star is serving a two-year sentence for money-laundering