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Waving the flag - La Herradura has Q for quality

FOLLOWING criticism from the Ciudadanos party, the council in Almuñecar-La Herradura has wished to clarify the matter of its beaches’ flags and certificates. In 2012, the PP party has explained, the council decided to give priority to the ‘Q for quality’ beach evaluation system, run by the ICTE (Spanish Tourism…

Peace in our town - Peace Boat visits Motril

Motril became the latest member of an exclusive grouping of global ports, considered the gateway to regions of such cultural significance as to warrant a visit from the fabled Peace Boat. An historic liner carrying more than 1,000 passengers, which has toured the world for decades promoting human rights and…

Water, water, everywhere - Trying to reduce pressure on La Viñuela dam

ALTHOUGH Axarquia is a notoriously dry area, it holds some 80 per cent of tropical fruit, such as mango and avocado, produced in Andalucia, placing significant pressure on the La Viñuela dam, the largest in the region. Now, the Junta de Andalucia regional government is exploring ways to reduce that…

Velez-Malaga town centre neglected

BUSINESS associations from Velez-Malaga have expressed their discontent over the condition of the town’s historical centre, and in particular over pending projects in the area. “After presenting numerous letters and holding meetings between town hall representatives, stressing projects which need to be carried out and could have been completed already…

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Man charged for attacking goatherd

A MAN has been jailed by a Malaga Provincial Court for attacking a goatherd who refused to join him and snort cocaine. The accused was found guilty of deliberately injuring another after the court heard how the goatherd, who was chatting on his mobile as his goats grazed in the…

Malaga climber's May Day mission

FIVE mountaineers from the Trail Running Sport club in Malaga completed a project they had been planning for two years over the May Day weekend, by covering a 150-kilometre route including La Maroma mountain in Axarquia and crowning Sierra Nevada’s Mulhacen, the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula. The idea…

Suspicious strawberry selling in Almuñecar

A TRAVELLING strawberry vendor had his fruit confiscated in Almuñecar, after local residents called the Local Police to complain about his presence. The man, the police were told, was driving around near Plaza Madrid in a van with a megaphone trying to sell the fruit, a forbidden practice in the…

La Herradura motorway access needs maintenance

A LACK of maintenance and lighting at the access to La Herradura from the A7 motorway, has caused local councillor Juan Jose Ruiz Joya to speak up and complain. Ruiz Joya has pledged to take the matter up at the next plenary session, and urge the council to demand that…

Discover Axarquia with new promotion leaflet

NERJA plays an important role this year in a leaflet created by the Commonwealth of Costa del Sol-Axarquia Municipalities, to promote the main tourist attractions, gastronomy and events that are held during the year in the area. Thirty-nine photographs have been chosen to illustrate the leaflet, along with a selection…

Putting safety first in La Cala del Moral

SCHOOLS and beaches are places where safety has to come first, which is why a number of training courses are being held this year to ensure that those manning them are able to provide correct, efficient first aid procedures in the case of an accident. The most recent courses to…

Demystifying the Guardia Civil in Periana

ALTHOUGH primarily formed to protect the interests of those who are in danger of having their houses demolished due to improper licensing of developments, Save Our Homes Axarquia (SOHA) also works to promote good relationships and greater assimilation into the local community. They have therefore arranged for an officer of…

National Police free malnourished dogs and horses

ON SUNDAY May 8, the National Police announced that they had arrested two men, one aged 44 and the other 75 in Velez Malaga for the mistreatment of four dogs and 22 horses. The men have now been charged with animal abuse and the animals themselves have been passed into…
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