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Eyesore eliminated at last

FOLLOWING two years of putting up with the crane next to the castle, Salobreña residents and visitors breathed collective sighs of relief this week as the offending contraption was finally dismantled and removed. The crane was needed during renovation works carried out on the Moorish castle, explained local mayor Maria…

Nesting birds cause a careful clean-up

THE Department of Agriculture, Fishing and Environment for the Council of Andalucia in Malaga has urged the town hall of Nerja to take the necessary measures to avoid irreparable damage to the Kentish plover wader birds (Charadrius alexandrinus), that have made their nests in some areas along the Playazo beach.…

The ever-present dangers of DAFO

In a quiet little village, Puente don Manuel on Friday April 14, about 150 expatriates were crammed into Mis Tapitas Bar, anxiously listening to an explanation of the catalogue of restrictions which might soon be imposed on their homes. Mario Blancke, well-known activist, the mayor of Alcaucin, and spokesman for…

A touching tribute to a local music legend

A MAGICAL evening was had by all at a memorial music bash at Dom and Cath’s Sciroccos’ in Venta Baja on Sunday April 10 in memory of Peter Webster. His fellow musicians banded together to produce a fabulous tribute to Axarquia’s Mr Bass. Peter would have been proud of the…

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Man with suspected Paris terrorist link arrested

A FRENCHMAN believed to have supplied weapons to terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who was behind several terrorist attacks in Paris on January 8 and 9 2015, was arrested in Rincon de la Victoria on Tuesday (April 12). Antoine Denive, aged 27, was arrested by the National Police following an investigation in…

The classics never go out of style in Rincon

THE year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, the most important Spanish literary work of all time. Like many other Axarquia municipalities, Rincon de la Victoria has decided to capitalise on Cervantes fever by launching a new contest in…

Paws together for animal rights

THE development of a new municipal ordinance for the protection and possession of animals is being reached with veterinarians, animal protection associations and the general public in Rincon de la Victoria. The new law is a big step forward for regulation, prevention and the guarantee of adequate living conditions for…

The joys of springtime

ON Sunday April 3, the hiking group of the Municipal Sports Board of Almuñecar enjoyed a lovely day out in the area of the Los Bermejales reservoir. The route allowed them to enjoy wooded areas and stunning views, as they took in the tranquility of their surroundings and enjoyed the…

Municipal budget gets the go-ahead in Velez

IN a recent plenary session, the Velez-Malaga Council definitively approved the municipal budget for the present year, which has a particular emphasis on employment and social politics. Money will also be spent on improvement projects in different parts of the city. Velez Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer stated that “all of…

The search continues for the law breakers

The Hacienda (Tax Office), ever vigilant, continues to sweep its way through Axarquia in its endless search for refurbishments or property changes that have not been declared for tax purposes. And although the watchful eye of the Hacienda may have previously honed in on larger cities, the noose is now…

Communication is key in Competa

COMPETA Council has created a new mobile app to improve communication with residents. This platform allows anyone to report any imperfections or areas needing special attention in the municipality. This new tool is fast and also permits the user to receive in ‘real time’ the latest news and topics of…

Tapas Route now bigger and better than ever

THIS year, the 5th edition of the Velez-Malaga Tapas Route has more participants than ever, with 26 establishments offering up their gastronomic delights. Velez Commerce Councillor Ana Campos said that the increased interest in the event is a reflection of the success and acceptance that it has gained among members…
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