BIOPARC Fuengirola has seen yet another birth, this time that of a Philippine Deer. This is the second birth of a Philippine Deer at the park in the same number of years.
The baby stood up just minutes after an easy birth and joined its mother and big brother for visitors to see. Bioparc collaborates with the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Programme in the conservation of the last Philippine deer in their natural habitat.
THIS Sunday, November 17, PAD (Protección de Animales Domésticos) will organise a sponsored walk.
Registration is from 11am and the walk starts at noon. Entry fee is €10 and participants are asked to get as many sponsors as possible.
The walk will start from the Sohail castle in Fuengirola and go along the Paseo to the Fuengirola Port, marking the half way point and a drink for the dogs. Then walk back towards the Castle where the walk will finish at The Gun Pub for a barbeque and drinks.
Anyone wanting to walk a PAD dog should call Lisa on 658 351 642 before Friday 15.
This Saturday 9th of November, you have the opportunity to learn about Tomistomas a little more, a species of asian crocodile. To do this Bioparc Fuengirola will share with you some of the secrets of this animal: its habitat, reproduction and, specially, food.
After the speech you will see how the Tomistomas have their last bite of the year. The speech will take place at 11.30 at the Tomistomas´ balcony, in front of the children playground.
Don't miss on this amazing chance!
HUNDREDS of people gathered outside the doors of the new Primark store in the Miramar shopping centre in Fuengirola this morning, awaiting its opening.
At midday, the doors opened and shoppers literally ran into the 3,000m2 store, keen to get their hands on some fashion bargains.
This is Primark’s second store in Malaga province and the 35th in Spain.
It has fashion for men, women, children and babies, as well as a household department.
The Inauguration was attended by the Fuengirola Councillor for Commerce, Carmen Diaz, the local Councillor for Employment, Ricardo Von Wichmann, who welcomed and congratulated the 126 members of staff. Primark received 20,800 CVs for its opening in Fuengirola. Seventy per cent of those hired were out of work.
The company will open a store in Cartagena, Murcia, next Thursday, and in November two more stores in Andalucia, one in Huelva, and the other in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria.
The first 50 clients to make a purchase following the opening of the Fuengirola store were given a €25 gift voucher.
NOELIA, the youngest of the chimpanzees at Bioparc Fuengirola celebrated her sixth birthday with her family with a cake made of fruit from her carers.
She is the youngest of the chimps born to Lola and Gordo.
The cake had six candles made from carrots and Noelia also received several gifts, including a soft toy which she kept hold of for the rest of the day. Visitors were delighted to see her reaction to the gifts.
LOCALS and tourists alike are getting ready for the Fuengirola Feria.
Our front page photo shows the traditional curtainraiser ‘romeria’ or pilgrimage which precedes the annual fair.
Local residents accompanied the figure of the Virgin out to the El Esparragal area.
The Fuengirola Fair Feria del Rosario 2013 in honour of the Virgin el Rosario takes place from this Sunday to Saturday, October 12. It will be opened with a big fireworks display on Sunday.
Over the last 20 or so years the ‘feria’ has increased in size and is now one of the most important fairs on the coast.
It attracts thousands to the town from home and abroad.
The fairground is lit up and the entrance area is dedicated to the children’s fair with exciting rides for the more intrepid fairgoer.
Deeper into the fairground are brightly decorated ‘casetas’ with their own music and special dance events going on throughout the day and night.
Locals and even foreigners don traditional Spanish dress, the women in the typical flamenco costumes and the men with the short jackets, high-waisted trousers, boots and hats.
For more information call the Fuengirola Casa de la Cultura on 952 46 07 50
FUENGIROLA ‘feria’ starts on Sunday and continues until next Saturday.
Other upcoming events include the Virgen del Rosario celebrations on Monday in Benaojan; Nerja ‘feria’ from Tuesday until next Saturday; the cattle fair in Villanueva de Tapia from next Thursday until next Saturday; the ‘Monfi’ festival in Cutar next Saturday and Sunday, and the Mule Fair in Arenas next Saturday.
Another event worth seeing this weekend is the Guardia Civil Day on Saturday at Tivoli World in Benalmadena, which will include exhibitions and demonstrations. Entrance to the park will be free.
THE Councillor for New Technologies in Fuengirola, Juan Lazo, announced that the speed of the free Wi-Fi connection available in local parks and squares will be doubled.
In approximately one month, it will have been increased from 6MB to 12MB. The free service, available in public areas, was launched in 2011 and has more than 9,000 frequent users.
It can be accessed in Parque del Sol, Plaza de España, Parque de España, Plaza del Antiguo Ayuntamiento, Plaza de San Rafael, the square in Calle Moreno Carbonero, Parque de los Naranjos, Plaza Anabel Conde and the Tourist Office. There is also free Wi-Fi access at the town’s three libraries.
Users need to register by connecting to the Red_publica_Ayto_Fuengirola signal, fill in the form and accept the responsibility clause. After that, they can use Wi-Fi for free 24-hours a day in those areas on their computers, mobile phones or tablets. If they don’t register, they will only be able to navigate on www.fuengirola.org or www.visitafuengirola.com.
The speed of the service is limited to prevent unfair competition with internet providers.
Access to pornographic or violent content is blocked.
The bodies of twin British pensioners have been found in their flat in Fuengirola. The police believe it may be a double suicide and that no one else was involved.
The bodies of 83 year James and George Chalkley were found in the flat they shared after reports from neighbours of a ‘bad smell’ coming from the premises.
One body was on a bed and the other in a chair. Both had plastic bags tied tightly over their heads. A suicide note was found at the scene.
Police sources said that the case has been handed to an examining judge, but that everything pointed to a double suicide at this stage.
IT is the end of an era for shoppers as one of the oldest and best known hypermarkets on the Costa del Sol closes its doors.
Euromarket, also known originally as HiperEuropa, on the boundary of Fuengirola and Mijas Costa, was once one of the most popular and largest hypermarkets in the region. But now it has new owners, and it is expected to be re-opened under a new name.
Dating back to the early 80s it was at one time the only option for expats in the area wanting to relive their UK-style shopping experience. It was part of the Cayetano supermarket chain, which still has stores in Fuengirola.
Expatriate, Jim Andrews, who has lived in Fuengirola since 1994, said: “Everyone shopped there back then. Apart from Euromarket there were just smaller supermarkets in town. There was no Eroski or Hipercor. There was no La Cañada in Marbella, or Miramar centre. It was the only show in town.”
But this week shelves were emptying as the owners ran down stocks ready for its closure.
A staff member said the store would be closed for two or three months for refurbishment. She did not know for sure who the new owners were, but, she said, it is rumoured to be French supermarket giants Carrefour.