Thursday, 19 January 2017

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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…

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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…

Local man of steel comes a cropper

CRISTIAN de la Cruz, the athlete who recently featured on the cover of Euro Weekly News (EWN) after pledging to spend 24 hours running and cycling across the Axarquia to raise funds for charity, saw his attempt cut short for medical reasons. The Axarquia Al Limite challenge, which is raising…

Day centres

PENSIONERS in Almuñecar have complained that the day centre for the elderly in the town has been closed on a number of days in December whilst the centre in nearby La Herradura is open. According to the council, the problem is caused by a number of public holidays during the…

Police officers accused of violence

A WAITER from Frigiliana has reported the Local Police chief and two Guardia Civil officers, who he claims beat him up outside the bar where he works. The 39-year-old waiter, Daniel Reyes, reported that he had stayed at the bar where he worked for a drink after finishing his shift…

Wait almost over

THE wait for the new Nerja fire station is almost over, the council has announced. Construction on the new 3,631m2 station at the main roundabout into town from the A-7 motorway was completed almost a year ago, but confusion over who was to pay for a change to the original…
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