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Another hiker rescued

AS the high season continues, so too does the rescuing of hapless hikers, with yet another being saved from the Rio Chillar on Tuesday August 16. The walker, a 42-year-old man from Malaga, was recovered from the popular Los Cahorros area of the river, north of Nerja. It is understood…

Botellon alive and well in Almuñecar

BOTELLON, a tradition of evening public drinking among Spanish youths has proved it’s still alive and kicking in Almuñecar this year. The activity involves groups ranging in size from a handful of people to several hundred, gathering in a public place to drink and socialise. In Almuñecar, it’s the beach…

Cervantes arts festival continues

VELEZ-MALAGA is continuing its promotion of Miguel de Cervantes over its summer festival season, with 2016 marking the 400th anniversary of his death. Friday, August 26 will see an ‘Open Night’ with 15 different locations across the municipality putting on events. Several of the locations are personally connected to the…

New dog beach opens in Torre Del Mar

TORRE DEL MAR has opened its new dog beach on the El Morchero stretch of Playa Torre Del Mar. It measures 50 metres in length with swimming now prohibited on this area of the beach, which will be maintained by a specialist cleaning crew. The facility is the result of…

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Wildlife wilts in the heat

The oven-like summer heat and arid conditions throughout Axarquia this year may be bringing in the tourists and providing a welcome boost to the local economy, but the wildlife finds the going hard. A mountain goat turned up on a busy road in Torre de Bengalbon last week, while urban…

British boy falls down five metre-high rocks in Nerja

AN 11-YEAR-OLD English boy who is on holiday with his family in Nerja on the Costa Tropical is out of hospital after plummeting some five metres down what is being described as “a rocky area” just after midnight on Sunday, August 14. The fall knocked the stricken child unconscious, but…

Let the music play on in the evening

JESUS PEREZ ATENCIA, Deputy Mayor of Torre Del Mar, has requested a change to Andalucian laws which would allow businesses to play music at night. Perez said he has asked that bars and other venues be allowed to play live and recorded music. He noted that some bars in Velez-Malaga…

Exhibit on in the gardens

ALMUÑECAR sculptor Toni Quiros is staging an exhibition in the Jardines del Palacete La Najarra de Almuñecar until Wednesday August 31. The exhibition is titled ‘From the static movement.’ The name comes from the effect of curved lines contracting and twisting upon themselves, giving the illusion of movement. Quiros, who…

Nerja faces a clean up

LOCAL businesses in Nerja have called for an urgent disinfection of the town’s drains, in the face of a growing rat and cockroach problem. The Association of Nerja Business Owners has said the problem is resulting in “a bad image for our town.” Such a concern is especially worrying now,…

Water woes in Axarquia region

Farmers are warning of the threat to agriculture in Axarquia from the lack of rainfall. The scarcity of water has led to clashes with the authorities seeking to restrict the use of the water supply. Farmers' leaders have claimed water levels are a metre and a half lower than the…

A barrage of boleros in Almuñecar

THE Palacete de la Najarra in Almuñecar hosts what is sure to be an unforgettable concert by the Bolero quartet Amaranto at 10pm on Sunday, August 14. With a classical structure, the group plays in the most traditional style of quartets that have always been popular in Puerto Rico, covering…

Velez-Malaga slashes unemployment rate

UNEMPLOYMENT in Velez-Malaga has fallen for the ninth consecutive month. In July, there were 8,234 people unemployed in the municipality of nearly 78,000, according to the newly-released data. The municipality is one of just two in Malaga with nine consecutive months of improvement, according to a statement released by the…
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