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Less than seven per cent of dogs registered in Rincon de la Victoria

THE majority of Rincon de la Victoria residents do not have their pets registered in the town database. Although Rincon created its Municipal Register of Companion Animals 13 years ago, only 600 dogs are accounted for, even though the Official College of Veterinarians estimates that there are 8,735 dogs in…

New inspector of the Local Police in Velez-Malaga

ANTONIO Valle Alarcon has been appointed as the new inspector of the Local Police of Velez-Malaga. His inauguration ceremony took place in the plenary session room of the Velez-Malaga Town Hall, with Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer and various council members in attendance, as well as officers from the Local and…

Some letters of love and indifference

A TOTAL of 311 letters and 95 tweets were submitted in the 22nd Literary Contest of Letters of Love and Indifference and the 5th Tweets Contest, organised through the Almuñecar Town Council and the Municipal Library. The contests seek to encourage literary creativity among Spanish language writers. Submissions were received…

Seaside town is a natural beauty

NERJA has once again been included by the Repsol Guide in its illustrious list of The 10 Most Charming Towns in Spain. The decision will surely not come as a surprise to Nerja’s 20,000 odd inhabitants, who have the good fortune of experiencing the town’s natural vitality, cultural offerings and…

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The Caving Club of Nerja organises exhibition

THOSE looking for a walk on the wild side without wanting to get their hands too dirty can enjoy a new photography exhibition in Nerja. Discovering the Subterranean World, a series of underground images, can now be seen in the town’s Cultural Centre. The show is being organised by the…

Expat couple find success in Sayalonga

AN OLD winery near Sayalonga is slowly but surely securing a strong reputation as one of Spain’s very best and an upcoming favourite of Spanish Michelin-starred chefs. Lurking in the shadow of La Maroma, Bodegas Bentomiz now produces 55,000 bottles of six different wine varieties a year after a storied…

Two arrested for alleged crimes in Motril

THE Local Police of Motril recently resolved two separate incidents by making two arrests. One man was arrested for a presumed crime of gender violence and another was arrested for allegedly violating a restraining order. In the first incident, a patrol car was sent to a street in the east…

Ambassador for animals arrives in Almuñecar

ANTONIO MORENO, the Axarquia cyclist who is traversing the country in the name of animal rights, made a stopover in Almuñecar and La Herradura last week. His campaign, En ruta por los animals, (en route for the animals) aims to raise awareness for animal issues through a series of educational…

Costa Tropical beach bars get an overhaul

SIXTEEN Axarquia beach bars will be refurbished now that the Junta de Andalucia regional government has approved the licences. Diggers have begun to appear on the beach after almost eight years of waiting. The work will affect six establishments in Salobreña and 10 in Almuñecar. The only problem that remains…

Date for Motril air display announced

THE mayor of Motril, Flor Almon, has announced that the 11th annual Motril Air display, organised by Orion Aeronautic Association, will take place on June 26 and expects to welcome more than 50,000 visitors. Some of the best pilots in the world will show off incredible tricks and skills during…

Padron renewal meeting in Nerja

THE Foreigners Department of Nerja is launching a campaign to inform residents about the requirements to renew the municipal padron (residents’ register), with a particular emphasis on expatriates. Around 1,600 foreign residents in Nerja could be removed from the official census statistics if they do not renew their padron before…

Axarquia feeling the quake aftershocks

THE series of earthquakes that rocked Melilla last week did not go unnoticed in Axarquia. The biggest of the incidents occurred in the early morning of January 25 and registered a 6.3 magnitude, but other earthquakes like the one that clocked in at 4.7 two days later could also be…
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