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Motril to become the Costa Tropical’s first openly LGBT-friendly town

MOTRIL could become the first Costa Tropical council to approve a municipal plan against homophobia and transphobia on Thursday (July 30).The local government team has put forward a proposal, supported by the Andalucian ARCO IRIS Federation for LGBT rights, to have the town council commit to pursuing actions which foster…

Complaints made over dirty streets in Almuñecar

RESIDENTS and opposition parties in Almuñecar and La Herradura have complained about the poor conditions of the town’s streets and public spaces.During the summer season, population doubles in number in Almuñecar and La Herradura, and the same happens to the amount of waste. The local PSOE team has made complaints…

Projects in store for Nerja Caves and surroundings

THE Nerja Caves foundation has announced series of projects which are to be launched within the present year.The foundation approved on Monday (July 27) the creation of a hiking route which will go along the cave’s surface, and the construction of what will be the first view point of the…

Parque Periurbano to be reopened

A NEW green space is to be opened up in Motril. The town council is hoping to reopen the Parque Periurbano in Cerro del Toro in 2016, or by the end of 2015. The park has been closed for almost four years, after renovation work was carried out in 2012.News…

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Falls see two men injured in Nerja beach incidents

A MAN was rescued in Nerja’s playa Calahonda due to severe injuries sustained after falling from a rock he was attempting to climb.Due to difficulties accessing the area where the incident took place, the lifeguards attended the scene with immobilisation equipment and were aided by the rescue team jet ski.Local…

Get in shape to the beat on the beach in La Herradura

DOZENS of sports enthusiasts participated in La Herradura Beach Aerobics campaign last Friday (July 24).This event, which will be repeated every Friday until August 28 from 8pm at the sports court of La Herradura beach, was organised by the Fusion Cuerpo y Mente Association in La Herradura, with the collaboration…

Gazpacho lovers have a date in Alfarnatejo

ALFARNATEJO is about to celebrate the fair in honour of one of the most typical dishes of summer Spanish cuisine: gazpacho.The 14th edition of this fair is scheduled to take place on July 31 (Friday) and August 1 (Saturday).On Friday, at 7pm, the youngest fair-goers can take part in a…

Child who suffered cardiac arrest on ferry is recovering

THE 10-year-old boy who suffered a cardiac arrest when on board the Motril-Nador (Morocco) ferry has been discharged from the intensive care unit and is recovering well.The child was travelling to Nador on Wednesday (July 22) when his heart stopped, which forced the boat to return to the Motril Port.

La Herradura aims for independence from Almuñecar

A PROPOSAL put forward by left-wing party Izquierda Unida (IU) in La Herradura could establish this Almuñecar district as a town on its own.“Many citizens believe that Almuñecar and La Herradura should be organised at separate entities, without causing damage to either,” claimed IU spokesperson Fermin Tejero.The proposal has been…

Local hero saves tourist’s life in Torre del Mar

A MAINTENANCE worker for Torre del Mar beaches saved the life of a 78-year-old man on Friday (July 24).Antonio Ortega, a cleaning worker employed by the Velez-Malaga Council, reported that around 8am he heard an elderly man calling for help as he could not get out of the water. Mr…

Motril mayor welcomes Saharan children

CHILDREN from the Sahara are in Motril to experience an unforgettable summer thanks to altruist families from the town.At the town hall, mayor of Motril, Flor Almon, welcomed the 14 children from Western Sahara who will spend their holidays with local families within the ‘Peaceful Holidays’ programme, launched by the…

Stealing-spree across Costa Tropical and Axarquia

GUARDA CIVIL in Alhama arrested a Moroccan man accused of having stolen a car in Almuñecar.Police said the 36-year-old man took the car and drove to Torrox (Axarquia, Malaga), where he broke into a different car and stole all the items he found inside.From there he is reported to have…

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