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Charming nights in Almachar

CHARMING nights await those who visit Almachar as it gears up to celebrate for the ninth year in a row its music festival Noches con Encanto (Charming Nights).The council’s Youth and Culture Department has organised this well-known event which kicks off on Friday (July 3) with a performance by Duo…

Elderly man faces 16 months if guilty of stethoscope attack on doctor

A 70-YEAR-OLD man could spend 16 months in prison for allegedly attacking a doctor in a Velez-Malaga outpatient’s clinic.The events took place on June 26 at the Velez Sur clinic. Authorities said in a statement the man had taken part in a brawl at a local bar, breaking several pieces…

Suspected burglars believed to be cause of fire in Motril

A FIRE started at a garage in Calle Comunidad Castilla Leon of Motril caused a fireman and local police officers to be hospitalised due to smoke intoxication.The fire started at around 5am. Authorities believe that the fire was started on purpose by two young men, who allegedly tried to break…

Frigiliana prettier with provincial funds

THE best side of Frigiliana is now showing as several improvement works on its streets and squares have been completed.Acting president of the Malaga Provincial Government, Elias Bendodo, visited Frigiliana on Thursday (July 2), together with the town mayor, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, and both had the chance to see for…

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Council invites local artists to submit poster designs

VELEZ-MALAGA’S funfair, one of the most important events in the Axarquia capital, now has its very own contest to choose a poster.The official poster to announce and commemorate the San Miguel festivities, scheduled to take place between September 22 and 27, will be chosen from candidates by a board of…

Malaga Province is safer than ever for tourists

TOURISTS’ safety is a priority for the Malaga Provincial Council as it has dedicated more than 1,800 police officers to the task of protecting all visitors who spend their holidays in the area.This action is part of the Safe Tourism Plan launched by the Internal Affairs Ministry, as informed by…

Rincon de la Victoria police catch man wanted in 3 provinces

A MAN on the run from authorities in three Andalucian provinces was caught in Rincon de la Victoria by Local Police.In a press conference, the councillor for Citizen Safety, Sonia Jimenez, explained that warrants were pending for the man, issued by courts in Malaga, Sevilla and Granada.The 25-year-old man, identified…

What’s cooking in Nerja?

COOKING shows are all the rage on current Spanish TV and Nerja was chosen once more as the setting for yet another new production.After the great audience success of ‘Master Chef’, the national channel RTVE is currently filming ‘Cocinero al Volante’ (Cook behind the wheel), which last weekend visited the…

US Independence Day celebration

Barbeques will be blazing and the red, white and blue will be waved proudly in the small town of Macharaviaya this weekend in celebration of July 4, America’s Independence Day.But why would a tiny town in Andalucia celebrate an American holiday?It all traces back to military leader Bernardo de Galvez…

Motril Council put plan in place for residents at risk of eviction

MOTRIL Council has put a new protocol in place designed to provide support to local people at risk of being evicted from their homes.Together with the Junta de Andalucia Regional Government and Granada’s Provincial Council, the town has created a method by which those residents who are soon to be…

Frigiliana in the spotlight

FRIGILIANA continues to attract the attention of media, featuring in one of Spain’s largest magazines, AR.The town’s most attractive points have been praised in the Ana Rosa Quintana magazine, on a half page article in the travel section included in a special Malaga feature titled “Malaga: Summer’s Capital.”The summer special…

Almuñecar shows off the Mediterranean diet’s anti-cancer powers

THE benefits of the Mediterranean diet will be shown off in an exhibition hosted at Almuñecar’s Casa de la Cultura.Under the title ‘Mediterranean, diet of light and health,’ the display has been organised by Association Against Cancer AECC in Granada, featuring local painters and others from the Granada Province, who…

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