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General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.

Competa Benjamin Team League Champions


A fantastic 2009/2010 season saw our young Benjamin Team finish winners of their League having won 10 out of their 11 matches. A great achievement and fully deserved for all the hard work the team has put in. It was also the first time a Cómpetanian team has ever won the league. Following the end of the season, finals were held at the Malaga Football Federation pitches, which saw Cómpeta, meet another 2 winners out of the 6 leagues that cover the province.

We got off to a great

Todo Casa



Nearly five years of running a business in Competa meant it was time to catch up with Debbie and Alick from Todo Papel. In this current climate it is really an achievement to have notched up five years of running a business. Success for them is not only down to a good business idea in the first place but also down to their personalities. They have become a much respected and relied upon couple in the community.

I managed to have a quick chat with Debbie who was brimming with enthusiasm as

New Service offered by Sunset Properties



If you are considering selling, or are already in the process of selling your property, then this could be the service you have been waiting for. We've all heard the negative comments made in the British press with tiresome regularity about the 'pitfalls' of buying property in Spain and how you might invest your life's savings in a property only to find that it is, in fact, illegal. It is just this kind of damaging publicity that we are doing our utmost to counter. Decree

Dr Death And Trusty Steed Run Away With Title


Marcus Armytage was Grand National winning jockey on Mr. Frisk and is the Daily Telegraph racing correspondent. He has written a book ,“ Hot Cherry “, a light hearted tongue in cheek compilation of some of his racing articles. Marcus wrote “Corinthian Spirit “after Dr. Michael Mannish won the British amateur jockeys championship to the amazement of the racing community.

Looking back at the 1996 flat turf season, you will agree that as far as we are concerned one horse

Round the bend


There were five lanes of traffic: the extreme right shortly filtered off just past the traffic lights; we were next to that; there was an over-taking lane, then two lanes of traffic coming the other way on the left. From one of these a moto-rider, the wind in his hair, veered right across the wide road, cutting up entire lanes as he wobbling through the traffic, and setting off a cacophony of honking and shouts (what does “carapolla” mean again?), in order to draw up alongside a car

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