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Calls not to “demonise” health workers after COVID outbreak in Malaga hospital

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The trade union CSIF has called for people not to “demonise” health workers after a recent COVID outbreak in a Malaga hospital.

The Spanish trade union CSIF has called for people not to “demonise” health workers after a recent COVID outbreak affected a number of professionals from the Regional University Hospital of Malaga, mostly from the ICU. According to the most recent data, the number of those affected by the outbreak has risen to 68.

The trade union has called for citizens to keep calm and has highlighted that people may become infected anywhere, as there are currently “conferences, fairs, and events, such as the OPE public examinations held just a week ago, in addition to the increased movement of people that can be expected at this time of year”.

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The trade union has asked people not to “blame” the health workers for the outbreak, which occurred a few days after the colleagues attended a Christmas dinner together, emphasising that “these individuals have not broken any rules”, and that they had “followed all recommendations”. They also called for people to remember that health workers “have been heroes throughout the pandemic”, and therefore “it is very unfair that they are criminalised and blamed for the outbreak”.

“This is a specific case which should not call into question the professionalism of the health workers,” they added.

The Regional Director of the nursing union Satse, Manuel Quero, even praised all those who attended the Christmas dinner for having done antigen tests before the celebration.

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Moving to Manilva: The ultimate guide

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WITH the stunning landscapes, seascapes and whitewashed villages Andalucia is famous for, as well as easy access to world-class restaurants, shops and schools, Manilva is a favourite for British and other nationalities moving to Spain.

Nestled on the Costa del Sol, Manilva is also just 29 miles from Marbella and 11 miles from glittering Sotogrande, giving it something of a luxurious vibe for those moving to Malaga province.

But if you are thinking of moving to Manilva, where do you go for all that essential information on the types of property on offer, the best schools and the coolest restaurants?

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To make moving to Manilva a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before heading over.

Where is Manilva?

Manilva is located on the Costa del Sol in the west of Malaga province and close to Cadiz province.  The nearest large international airport, Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), is 65 miles from the area.

The municipality of Manilva includes the popular coastal areas of San Luis de Sabinillas and La Duquesa, as well as an inland town, Manilva.

Properties in Manilva

As one of the Costa del Sol´s most popular areas, Manilva has a thriving property market, offering everything from luxury villas to sea view apartments.

Costing from around €60,000 for a two-bedroom apartment to €3 million for a large villa, Manilva has a huge selection of property types, making it a great spot for moving to for different budgets as well as for couples, retirees, young professionals and families.

One of Manilva´s latest and most luxurious developments, Small Oasis, has recently launched its latest selection of properties, offering 144 apartments with stunning views.

Priced from €199,900 these apartments offer easy access to Manilva´s hottest areas as well as amazing communal areas, including a cinema, gym and pool.

Contact: For more information, click here 

5 of the best things to do in Manilva

Getting involved in local life is one of the best things about moving somewhere new, and Manilva has plenty on offer.

1. Castillo de La Duquesa

The beautiful castle of the Duquesa was built by Charles III in 1767 and is well worth a visit.

2. Manilva beaches

Manilva has some of the best beaches of the Costa del Sol, great for a day in the sun.

Among the best are La Chullera, Las Arenas beach, and La Duquesa beach.

3. Golf

Sports fan will love one of the Costa del Sol´s best golf courses, La Duquesa Golf Club.

Located in San Luis de Sabanillas, the club is the perfect spot to playing a game in the sun.

4. La Duquesa marina

The marina, is one of Manilva´s most popular spots.

With space for up to 328 boats, the marina is a great place to charter a boat for day, either for fishing or marine life watching.

5. Santa Ana church

Built in the 1700s, this beautiful church is located inland in Manilva old town close to the area´s many cafes and restaurants.

5 of the best Restaurants in Manilva

1. Sabor Toscano

Serving up some of the best Italian food in Manilva, Sabor Toscano is known for its classic dishes, including seafood and pasta.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to 11.45pm

Address: Calle Rambla del Mediterraneo, 5 Puerto de La Duquesa, 29692,

Booking: 660 55 07 97

Price: €€

2. El Estribo

This Argentinian restaurant is famous for its steaks and other meat dishes.

Open: Monday to Saturday 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm, Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Address: Calle Real las Flores 1 Urbanization Hacienda Guadalupe, 29692 San Luis de Sabinillas

Booking: 952 89 37 88

Price: €€

3. Delfines

With stunning views, this seafood restaurant offers up salted fish and baked fish.

Open: Thursday to Tuesday 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm

Address: Calle Alboran 2, 29692

Booking: 952 89 02 31

Price: €€

4. Kinnaree Thai

Khinnare Thai Restaurant offers wonderful views in front of Puerto La Duquesa and is popular for its fresh ingredients and homemade sauces.

Open: Monday to Sunday 12.30pm to 4pm and 6pm to 12am

Address: Bloque el Delfin 16 Duquesa Business Centre, 29692 Puerto de la Duquesa, Manilva

Booking: 952 89 28 11

Price: €€

5. Cubanga

This international restaurant offers everything from steak to pasta and serves up some of Manilva´s best dishes.

Open: Monday to Sunday 10am to 12pm

Address: Playa Levante 3527, 29691 Manilva-Puerto Duquesa

Booking: 607 56 27 12

Price: €€

Schools in Manilva

When moving to a new area, making sure there are some great schools is essential, and Manilva has some impressive local schools.

The area has four local schools, the San Luis de Sabinillas Public School, the Ravira Nursery School, Maicandil School, and Pablo Picasso public school, as well as access to some of the Costa del Sol´s best international schools.

One of the most prestigious in Spain, Sotogrande International School accepts children aged 3 to 18 and teaches the International Baccalaureate, one of the world´s most respected qualifications.

Important contacts

Moving somewhere new is great but it’s important to know the contact information for the emergency services.

That´s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Manilva.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

Reporting a theft: 902 102 112


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Water Treatment Plant Inaugurated In Fuente De Piedra

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Water treatment plant inaugurated in Fuente de Piedra. image: diputacion de malagaFuente de Piedra finally has a supply of drinking water again after four years The Diputacion de Malaga has financed the Fuente de Piedra drinking water treatment plant with €475,000. This new installation will make it possible to put an end to the serious problem that Fuente de Piedra was tolerating, with the water not suitable for consumption.For the last four years, residents had been forced to use tanker trucks to supply them with drinking water. Finally, Francisco Salado, the president of the Diputacion de Malaga, inaugurated this infrastructure on Monday, January 24, accompanied by, Siro Pachon, the mayor of Fuente de Piedra.Mr Saldado highlighted that it is “a historical milestone that will improve the quality of life of the residents of the town, because it will enable them to turn on the water tap and be able to use it for drinking or cooking”, while stressing the importance of collaboration between the Provincial Council, the Andalucian Government, and the Fuente de Piedra Town Council.The water treatment plant is located on a municipal plot of 3,851m² located on Calle Clara Campoamor, where the well from which the water will be collected is also located. For ease of exploitation, and quality of the treated water, a reverse osmosis demineralisation system has been installed.He also explained that in addition to financing this plant, the Diputacion de Malaga has also contributed to improving the water supply to Fuente de Piedra with other actions. Another €200,000 have been provided for the modernisation of water distribution networks in the municipality.A subsidy of €60,700 was added, to deal with the supply of drinking water to the population through tanks. And another aid of almost €215,000 was also granted for works on the water supply network from the catchment to the urban nucleus.“An important economic effort from the Diputacion de Malaga so that the citizens of Fuente de Piedra can recover normality in the water supply”, he specified, emphasising the importance of ensuring a water supply in all towns, since this also contributes to the fight against depopulation, as reported by 101tv.es.___________________________________________________________Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to check The Euro Weekly News for all your up-to-date local and international news stories, and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Police hunt for three robbers of Marbella call centre

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Marbella police are searching for three professionals who robbed a call centre in the city

The National Police force in the Malaga city of Marbella has launched an investigation, after three armed men robbed a call centre in the municipality of San Pedro Alcantara, last Saturday, January 22.

As seen in security footage, these criminals wore masks, caps, and gloves, to avoid detection, and each one was armed with an alleged weapon. It is not known at this stage if the firearms were real, or fake. They are observed acting in a very calm and professional manner as they carry out their robbery.

Sources have informed malagahoy.es that no arrests have been made yet. The perpetrators acting rapidly, barely inside the premises for a matter of seconds, so the short period of security footage is the only clue that investigators have to go on for now.

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They entered the premises in a violent fashion, brandishing their firearms, which they pointed at the woman on duty behind the counter. On three separate occasions, the robbers shout for the employee to put her hands up, while demanding she opens up the till and hand over the cash.

One of the men is heard telling her, “Get up, and drop your cell phone!”, as he points his weapon directly at her. At no time during the robbery were any shots fired. Within one minute the robbery was over and the three exited the premises and escaped. There were no customers inside at that time.

An investigation by the National Police is currently underway to try and identify and apprehend the three criminals, as reported by malagahoy.es.

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