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New municipal vehicles

TWENTY new municipal vehicles have been rented by the Velez-Malaga Council, saving €162,298.The total cost of the project was €564,285 and will be extended for a period of four years, until May of 2019.“With this new investment we are aiming to improve several departments such as the Mobility, Urbanism and…

Parque Victoria works to be completed by July

WORK on the southeast entrance to the Parque Victoria residential complex in Rincon de la Victoria will be completed by the month of July.Urbanism councillor, Antonio Manuel Rando, explained in a visit that the Development Ministry had asked the council to have the work finished by then so that it…

Costa Tropical trumpets big July jazz festival

THE 18TH edition of the Costa Tropical’s International Jazz Festival will be held in Almuñecar between July 18 and 23.This year’s event will be focusing on the contribution of women to the jazz genre.The event was announced by Culture councillor, Jose Torrente, together with the Institutional Relations councillor, Maria del…

New bus service reaches El Castillo residents

A NEW bus service for the residents of the San Miguel and El Castillo district of Almuñecar has been launched.The new bus line became operational last Thursday and is being managed by company Grupo Fajardo, which has provided a mini-bus with capacity for 18 sitting and 20 standing people, as…

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Improvements encourage visits to Suarez wetlands

THE Suarez Wetlands, the most important natural site in Motril, has had a series of improvements carried out, and now boasts new information signs, paths and picnic areas.The work is aimed at increasing the area’s attraction to tourists, with visits so far totalling 44,000 since the site was made accessible…

Police make arrests after Almijara mountain goat shot dead

TWO men from Almuñecar and Ogijares are accused of illegally hunting and shooting a mountain goat in the Almijara area.They have been charged with a crime against animal protection, according to the statement released by the Guardia Civil police force.The events took place at a private cottage of the Almijara…

Gastronomy tourism in Almuñecar

THE 17th edition of Almuñecar’s Gastronomy Fair will take place on June 19, 20 and 21 in El Majuelo park.The best examples of the town’s cooking and produce will be gathered together at this upcoming food event, in which businesses of Almuñecar and La Herradura will be able to show…

Velez-Malaga hospital to be repurposed as museum

THE old San Juan Hospital in Velez-Malaga will undergo a comprehensive series of renovations to become the new town museum.The new home for local history will allow residents and visitors to learn about the area through 1,700 items, including archaeological artefacts, documents, photographs, reproductions, and other exhibits belonging both to…

Illegal homes vote

FOLLOWING a recent setback when the Spanish Senate’s Justice Commission vetoed proposals to adjust the law to protect owners of property with planning issues, associations are appealing directly to senators.AMA, an association of mostly Spanish home owners from Cantabria, has joined forces with British associations SOHA in Axarquia and AUAN…

English expat dies after being hit by lorry in Motril

AN ENGLISH resident of Nerja, whose name has not been released, has died today (May 20) after being run over by a lorry in Motril.The fatal accident has taken place at around 11.30am in Calle Alonso Terron.The 65-year-old woman was walking her dog when a lorry ran her over as…

Motril’s best beaches see three blue flags confirmed

THE three beaches in Motril bestowed with the blue flag quality labels have held on to the title for the 2015 season.These three areas are the only ones in the province of Granada that hold this prestigious award, together with the Marina of Almuñecar, annually chosen by the Environmental Education…

Frigiliana’s dog fair

THE second edition of the Frigiliana’s dog fair will be celebrated on May 30.The event, which has been organised by the town council together with the local hunting association, will take place at the Coto Los Peñones.A contest will be held with different categories such as hunting dogs, household dogs…

 


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