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BREAKING NEWS: Torre del Mar bar siege ends

THE siege at a café in Torre del Mar has ended with the man who barricaded himself in the building, reportedly threatening to use gas bottles to cause an explosion, being escorted from the scene in the custody of police with a blanket covering his head. Police had earlier surrounded…

Food, fun and music on show in La Cala del Moral festival

GASTRONOMY, culture and tradition will become one in 'Cala Mediterranea' - an event hosted by Rincon de la Victoria neighbourhood La Cala del Moral. This eclectic event is to be held between September 3 and 6 at the Plaza Gloria Fuertes and, as councillor in charge Pedro Fernandez Ibar explained,…

Velez-Malaga tram undergoes repairs to get back up and running

VELEZ-MALAGA hopes to get its trams back in service soon. The town council is putting the finishing touches across the tram railways, which saw its service interrupted around three years ago.The six kilometres of tracks, which connect various points in Velez-Malaga, from the train station to the San Andres Church,…

Motril’s youth anti-smoking campaign returns for new term

THE CAMPAIGN ‘Youths Without Smoke’, launched by the Social Services Department of Motril Council, will be resumed in September on several schools across the town. The project is included in the ‘Motril against drugs’ programme with the goal of preventing and reducing tobacco consumption amongst Motril youths. Awareness-raising events will…

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Nerja councillor Ana Gonzalez resigns from Partido Popular

THE Partido Popular in Nerja has seen the resignation of one of its councillors this week. Ana Gonzalez has decided to say goodbye to opposition party PP, but will remain a councillor, sitting with independents in the town hall. Ms Gonzalez explained her decision to leave was motivated by the line…

Do not fall victim to ‘gas inspectors’ scheme fraud

NERJA’S foreign residents’ office wishes to alert all residents to the infamous gas-inspections fraud scheme, which seem to be spreading around Nerja and other Axarquia towns once again. Here are the main guidelines to find out whether an inspection is false: • A gas revision is compulsory every five years.…

Start your engines up! Gremlins Motril roar across the Costa Tropical

MOTORCYLE enthusiasts better get ready as engines roar across Motril and the Costa Tropical.   This free event will take place on September 5 and 6, at the ‘Pepe el Berenjeno’ bull ring, with an activity programme which will include the traditional route across the town, and several performances and…

Axarquia goes Western with attractions for all the family

RINCON DE LA VICTORIA sure is big enough for the Western Fair! And will take visitors back to the Old American West.  The event is the brainchild of the town council and is to be held between August 27 and 30 in Plaza Al Andalus. It is a pioneering event…

Granada experiences crisis of violence against women

A FRENCH tourist was arrested in Almuñecar accused of attacking his wife, also French, at an apartment in which they were spending their holidays. The incident was one of four arrests in connection with gender-based violence in Granada Province in just one day.The 41-year-old victim received medical treatment in an…

Nerja celebrates holidaymakers with ‘Day of the Tourist’

NEEDLESS is to say, Nerja is one of the most tourist-friendly places in the Malaga region. The Town Council wants to express their gratitude to the large number of visitors that the town receives every year with a pioneering event, the Day of the Tourist, which will take place on…

La Herradura gears up for swim race

LA HERRADURA will host the closing events of the 16th Provincial Swimming Circuit on Sunday (August 30), accredited as the most important sports event of the summer on the Costa Tropical. This competition is divided into five categories, with a minimum age of eight years. A 400-metre route has been…

Great success for the Nerja Caves Festival

The 56th editon of the Nerja Caves International Music and Dance festival, celebrated over the past few weeks, has been a huge success in terms of participation and quality. It is estimated that around 10,000 visitors were able to enjoy renowned artists, in an event that has focused mainly on…
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