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Bar fire causes evacuation in Torre del Mar, owner suspects burglary

UPDATE: A FIRE at Bar Sweet in Torre del Mar in the early hours of Thursday morning (May 27) which destroyed the premises and forced a dozen residents of the block of flats above to leave their homes as a precaution, could have been started by burglars, the owner has…

World fame for Frigiliana: our chocolate box village

Once the best-kept secret in Axarquia, the typical ‘white village’ of Frigiliana seems well on the way to reaching international fame, as it has now been included on the list of the most charming and beautiful villages in the world. The quiet, peaceful village began to make the news last…

Roadworks are denied

RESIDENTS of Cajiz have for years been complaining of the dangers of the access to the tiny village from the old N340 road and asking for something to be done about it, to reduce the accidents which happen there on a regular basis. Although the council approved a motion back…

Recycling is a priority for Almuñecar

OVER the last five years, Almuñecar has put its mind to recycling and this has resulted in a notable increase in the volume of rubbish recycled in the town, the council has reported. Environmental councillor Luis Aragon reported on the subject for World Recycling Day and stressed that there are…

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So long, suckers! Octopus fishing to be banned

LOCAL fishermen are once again up in arms regarding the latest restrictions to commercial activities in the region, coupled with significant delays in payment and other deficiencies which have reduced a once-proud fleet of around 200 trawlers to little more than 50 in just a single decade. The latest remonstrations…

Waving the flag - La Herradura has Q for quality

FOLLOWING criticism from the Ciudadanos party, the council in Almuñecar-La Herradura has wished to clarify the matter of its beaches’ flags and certificates. In 2012, the PP party has explained, the council decided to give priority to the ‘Q for quality’ beach evaluation system, run by the ICTE (Spanish Tourism…

Peace in our town - Peace Boat visits Motril

Motril became the latest member of an exclusive grouping of global ports, considered the gateway to regions of such cultural significance as to warrant a visit from the fabled Peace Boat. An historic liner carrying more than 1,000 passengers, which has toured the world for decades promoting human rights and…

Water, water, everywhere - Trying to reduce pressure on La Viñuela dam

ALTHOUGH Axarquia is a notoriously dry area, it holds some 80 per cent of tropical fruit, such as mango and avocado, produced in Andalucia, placing significant pressure on the La Viñuela dam, the largest in the region. Now, the Junta de Andalucia regional government is exploring ways to reduce that…

Velez-Malaga town centre neglected

BUSINESS associations from Velez-Malaga have expressed their discontent over the condition of the town’s historical centre, and in particular over pending projects in the area. “After presenting numerous letters and holding meetings between town hall representatives, stressing projects which need to be carried out and could have been completed already…

Man charged for attacking goatherd

A MAN has been jailed by a Malaga Provincial Court for attacking a goatherd who refused to join him and snort cocaine. The accused was found guilty of deliberately injuring another after the court heard how the goatherd, who was chatting on his mobile as his goats grazed in the…

Malaga climber's May Day mission

FIVE mountaineers from the Trail Running Sport club in Malaga completed a project they had been planning for two years over the May Day weekend, by covering a 150-kilometre route including La Maroma mountain in Axarquia and crowning Sierra Nevada’s Mulhacen, the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula. The idea…

Suspicious strawberry selling in Almuñecar

A TRAVELLING strawberry vendor had his fruit confiscated in Almuñecar, after local residents called the Local Police to complain about his presence. The man, the police were told, was driving around near Plaza Madrid in a van with a megaphone trying to sell the fruit, a forbidden practice in the…
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