Saturday, 10 December 2016

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Killer dogs on the loose

The seemingly intractable issue of feral dogs in southern Spain has left farmers in Canillas de Albaida demanding the authorities take action following a series of ‘at least 10’ attacks which have left more than 50 goats and sheep dead. Organised packs of the perilous pooches are roaming the Sierra…

Rock smashes barrier

A HUGE rock crashed through the security fencing on the CN 340 near the access to Punta de la Mona and landed smack bang in the middle of the road, in the lane heading towards Malaga. With a volume of several cubic metres it would have caused catastrophic damage, but…

Welcome to the wondrous world of rural Frigiliana

FRIGILIANA has officially been chosen as one of the seven rural wonders of Spain. In total 20 different municipalities were shortlisted for the honour, and the winners were decided on November 24 following a month of online voting. This is the fifth edition of the awards, which seek to bring…

Mysteries unveiled at Science Week

HUNDREDS of people participated in a hugely successful Science Week held by the Nerja Cave Foundation. Stretching from November 11-18 the event saw students, ecologists, families and local residents come along for a feast of insight, knowledge and understanding. Lucky guests were offered a guided tour through the famous caves…

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A HUGE rock crashed through the security fencing on the…
The seemingly intractable issue of feral dogs in southern Spain…
FRIGILIANA has officially been chosen as one of the seven…
A 56-YEAR-OLD Malaga City resident died on Tuesday December 6…

Quantum leap for lawmen in Nerja

BADDIES in Nerja better watch out. The local police chief has announced a ‘quantum leap’ in the operational capacity of his squadron as more troops are set to join the force in 2017. The force’s evolution won’t exactly smash the fabric of space-time but will make a difference to officers…

All about teamwork

MARIA DEL MAR MEDINA, Almuñecar-La Herradura’s councillor for Institutional Relations and Festivities, alongside Toñi Salinas Muñoz, president of the Residents’ Association of La Carrera, have presented the poster and official program for the district’s official fiestas. The festival in honour of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception will be held…

Fruit thieves busted

THE National Police have arrested seven men, including one minor, in Velez Malaga accused of stealing 2,401 kilos of avocados. The group, the members of which had previous police records for theft of citrus fruit in the Levante area and mangos and avocados in the Axarquia and Costa Tropical, were…

Culture vultures

AS southern Spain appears increasingly set for a new tourism boom, a delegation from Almuñecar-La Herradura has been dispatched to Granada in order to participate in a Tourism Congress, Thursday November 17. At the event, the team will take part in a workshop alongside around 100 tour operators and travel…

Almijara Bowls Club Ladies Singles Championship event

THERE was a good turnout of members to support and play in the Ladies Singles Championship which was held on Wednesday November 9 at the club. After playing several 11 end, well contested, matches, the semi-finalists were Sally Woodhead versus Pat Corderoy and Emerita Basham versus Sheila Entwistle. The final…

Taking a turn for the worse

THERE appears to be little light at the end of the tunnel for the meandering, seemingly endless project to construct an urgently-needed new medical centre in Nerja, as the Junta de Andalucia confirmed they have no plans to fund the scheme. Speaking at the Balcon de Europa on Monday, November…

Endangered shark becomes bait as local fishermen split prize

FISHERMEN working off Burriana beach in Nerja have come under heavy criticism from environmentalists and marine biologists in the wake of the butchering of an adult thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) after it was caught ‘accidentally.’ The incident occurred last week, after the four-metre animal, which apparently weighed some 400 kilos,…

Religious assets targeted by vandals

THE National Police are investigating two separate attacks on religious sites which happened in Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar last week. On Wednesday (November 9) vandals broke the glass protecting sculptures of the Holy Family by Jose Casamayor at the Las Carmelitas convent in Velez centre, while on the…

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