A 67-year-old woman was rescued on Sunday after she broke her ankle while hiking at El Torcal outside Antequera. The 112 emergency line received a call at 2.20pm reporting the incident, and firefighters, police and medics were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters hiked in and carried the woman out to the ambulance, which took her to the Antequera hospital.
A magnitude 4 earthquake off the coast of Málaga was felt in many areas of the province last Friday afternoon. The quake hit at 6.19pm with an epicentre 11 kilometres deep. No damage was reported but the tremor was felt in Málaga city and other coastal and inland towns of the province, as well as on the Granada coast.
A lift large enough to transport patients in stretchers between the ground and first floors of Ronda’s new hospital finally opened last week, at a cost of €72,000 to the Andalucían health service – eight months after the health facility first began operating. The fact that the hospital opened without the lift made the national news earlier this year, and up until last week patients were transported via ambulance around the building’s exterior.
Torremolinos town hall has reallocated €2 million in the municipal budget in order to pay the salaries of workers at the municipal maintenance and cleaning companies, Samset and Aselimsa, for the remainder of the year due to budget shortfalls at the companies. The opposition Partido Popular has criticised the ruling PSOE party for poor budget planning, noting that the governing team is responsible for the companies.
Rincón de la Victoria town hall has launched a tree-pruning campaign that will be carried out throughout the municipality during the autumn and winter. Work has started in Rincón, after which it will be carried out in La Cala del Moral, Benagalbón and Torre de Benagalbón. The exact timeline of the work will depend on weather and other factors, said officials.
Close to a hundred people enjoyed an acoustic dinner concert by Ronan Keating in Marbella on Saturday night in benefit of the Global Gift Foundation. The event at La Sala in Puerto Banús came as part of a charity golf weekend put on by the Irish singer at the Marbella Club resort. The tournament and dinner concert together rose over €40,000 for Global Gift, said the charity.