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It’s now time for some action on Almuñecar's water infrastructure

THE mayoress of Almuñecar, Trinidad Herrera Lorent, has launched an impassioned plea to the Junta de Andalucia regional government to come to the municipality’s immediate aid, via a letter to the Territorial Delegate for the Environment which the EWN has seen. The letter paints a somewhat bleak picture regarding water…

Torre del Mar lighthouse restoration is finally happening

THE dilapidated lighthouse in Torre del Mar is set to be refurbished, after the Velez-Malaga Council awarded a €50,000 contract to optimistic local company Atico Metal, who say that the work will be complete within two months. Scheduled to begin this week, the refurbishment is “necessary now as a historical…

Fighting fag ends on Almuñecar's beaches

ALMUÑECAR has launched a war against fag ends on beaches with an information campaign and distribution of conical ashtrays amongst bathers and beachgoers part of the plan. The campaign began on Playa Puerta del Mar, Environmental councillor Luis Aragon explained, and was to spread to other beaches in the area…

Mean machines manifest

TORROX will once again take pole position from July 15-17, as it hosts the fifth annual Torrox Motor Show, with up to 15,000 visitors expected to attend the largest event of its kind in Spain, and one of the most important in southern Europe. The modding and tuning jamboree specialises…

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Orderly Q by the sea

EARLY morning beachgoers in Torre del Mar were confronted by a bizarre sight on Friday July 1, as the sand had been stamped with hundreds of colossal letter Qs, arranged in lines at the water’s edge. Rather than being the result of some creative alien spadework, the offbeat scheme was…

Lifeguards take up posts

THE 33 new lifeguards taken on for the summer season in Almuñecar were welcomed into the service and took up their posts last week after receiving a pep talk from local Security delegate Juan Jose Ruiz Joya. The 26 men and seven women, aged between 19 and 43, will be…

Crisis in the campo

A perfect storm of depleted storage, changing climate conditions and peak summer demand has deprived residents across Colmenar of a proper water supply, with EWN able to reveal that the campo has been without water for weeks, while the village supply is at dangerously low levels. The council has issued…

Shop ‘til you drop in Nerja and Rincon de la Victoria this summer

THE summer sale frenzy is already upon us, and until September 15 businesses based in Nerja and Rincon de la Victoria are permitted to choose their own opening hours, with many choosing to trade seven days per week. While businesses covering less than 300 square metres have this privilege throughout…

Fateful fall for Canillas de Aceituno resident

THE lifeless body of a 73-year-old Canillas de Aceituno resident has been rescued by a team of the Special Mountain Rescue arm of the Guardia Civil, with a helicopter employed to airlift his remains off the side of a mountain. A resident had raised the alarm over his potential disappearance…

Farewell to the sounds of Norway

MORE than 350 Norwegian musicians have spent over a week in Almuñecar taking part in the fourth Tropical Norwegian Bands Festival of Almuñecar, which ended with a four-hour final concert and closing ceremony on Plaza de la Constitucion. Before an audience of hundreds of people, Norwegian bands Ostre Halsen Skolekorps,…

Local expat’s new book

AMERICAN writer Felicia Hall, who lives with her husband Andrew in La Herradura, will be presenting her new book in Spanish at the Centro Civico at 9pm on Sunday (July 3). The book, in honour of the people of the area, describes her memories and speaks of the post-war years,…

30 zones for safer walking

IN an aim to dissuade drivers from using residential and central streets as speedways and to increase pedestrian safety, Velez-Malaga Council is considering creating so-called 30 zones in various areas which would bring the speed limit down to 30 km/h and give priority to pedestrians. Areas which may become 30…
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