Monday, 23 January 2017

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Almuñecar Zoo transfers its remaining animals

TRANSFER of the remaining animals from the Peña Escrita Zoo has now taken place, over a year since its closure. Two lionesses, eight coatis, 18 porcupines, one monkey and 18 lemurs were transferred to Belgium and Holland this week. The zoo, which was never legal, was closed following a raft…

Police put paid to pot plantation

POLICE in Velez-Malaga have uncovered and seized 1,399 marihuana crops and arrested four men for endangering public health as well as stealing electricity. The drugs were found growing in four areas of a house, the largest of which contained 1,143 plants, and were cultivated in a garage which could only…

Stab and bullet proof vests issued for Torrox police

POLICE in Torrox are being given bullet and stab proof vests in the first half of this year in a move to keep both police and residents safer. Mayor of Torrox, Oscar Medina and head of security at the town hall, Paola Moreno, have said that this demonstrates “the progress…

Six alleged fruit thieves nabbed

SIX men have been arrested suspected of belonging to a criminal group and stealing more than 26,500 kilograms of fruit and veg from farms in Malaga, Granada and Almeria provinces. The arrestees, three Spaniards and three Romanians, are believed to have been involved in at least 24 thefts of avocados,…

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La Herradura classical guitar festival attracts entrants of 14 different nationalities

TWENTY-ONE guitarists, aged under 35, of 14 different nationalities are signed up for the 32nd Andrés Segovia International Classical Guitar Competition at La Herradura Civic Centre, which pays tribute to guitar teacher Andrés Segovia on the 30th anniversary of his death. This week the town is preparing to welcome the…

Electrified eagles spark action

AN ELECTRICITY pylon that has caused the deaths of several eagles in the municipality of Velez-Malaga has been renovated in order to prevent further accidents following pressure from environmental groups. Specifically, the GENA-Ecologists in Action group filed an official complaint to SEPRONA, the nature protection arm of the Guardia Civil,…

La Herradura: Explosive criminal gang strike again

ONCE again, thieves have used explosives to attack an ATM machine, this time at the BMN Bank in La Herradura in the early morning of January 10. So strong was the force of the explosion that it caused extensive damage to the front of the building, which also houses residents…

Police uncover bogus robbery

THE National Police has uncovered a case of a false complaint of robbery. The claim, filed by a man in his 50s, alleged that two men in their 20s aboard a moped had grabbed his bag as he walked along the road after leaving a pub in the early hours…

Motril mayor traffic ban reversal

THE mayor of Motril Flor Almón Fernández has reacted very quickly to complaints received from shopkeepers in the centre of Motril concerning a ban on traffic. It was on Thursday December 22, 2016 that a decision was made to restrict traffic during commercial hours, except for residents (people who live…

Wave of fires causes concern

POLITICIANS are calling for better security and more police patrols in Benamocarra after five cars were set alight, two of them on New Year’s Eve. Three vehicles burned earlier in December were joined on the last night of the year by two parked outside the Usos Multiples municipal building in…

Malaga City plans to combat climate change

MALAGA is set to align itself with environmentally friendly cities such as Quebec and Copenhagen in the war against global warming with a range of proposals designed to reduce greenhouse gases by 40 per cent by 2030. The city was last year one of the signatories of a policy which…

Mayor makes New Year visits

THIS New Year’s Eve, the mayor of Almuencar, Trinidad Herrera Lorente, surprised workers of fire, police and health services with a visit in order to celebrate the festivities. Trinidad Herrera Lorente, accompanied by staff from her cabinet, started her visit at the local fire headquarters where she received an insight…
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