Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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Pipeline repaired after recent storms in Velez-Malaga

VELEZ-MALAGA’S Council has fixed around 100 metres of pipeline damaged by a recent storm, which caused residents in Chilches and Benejarafe to be without water for 10 hours. Water company Aqualia started work at 7am to repair the affected pipe, restoring water for thousands. The city’s councillor for Water, Marcelino…

Rivers at risk in Malaga due to expanding fruit industry

ECOLOGISTS and conservationists have issued a stark warning over what is increasingly viewed as an unsustainably rapid expansion of the subtropical fruit sector in Axarquia. The Andalucian Network of New Water Culture (GENA) issued a joint statement alongside the Cabinet for the State of Nature in Axarquia (managed by Ecologists…

Hunger strike: Last resort for Janet

JANET HAYDEN, a 70-year-old British woman who is due to be evicted from her home in La Viñuela on April 4, has announced that she is now on hunger strike, claiming that her bank has failed to even discuss the subject. Ms Hayden, who featured in last week’s Euro Weekly…

Theatre will go purple in Velez-Malaga for International Women's Day

VELEZ-MALAGA will illuminate the Teatro del Carmen in purple to celebrate International Women’s Day. The councillor for Social Welfare and Equality, Zoila Martin, said this will be done to commemorate the struggle for gender equality, explaining, “we want to make it clear to citizens that there are still many obstacles…

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Rambla del Carmen gets much needed improvement

MOTRIL’S City Council has improved Rambla del Carmen with an investment of €32,394. La Rambla del Carmen, which is located between Calle de las Cañas and Barranco de las Monjas, finally has a new look thanks to two months of works carried out by the Department of ​​Maintenance, Agriculture, Parks…

British expat faces eviction from Spanish home after 14-year ordeal

WHEN British national Janet Hayden first clapped her eyes on an idyllic plot of land for sale in La Viñuela in 2003, she could hardly have known that her ideal home was to become a house of horrors. While Janet had been told the land could not legally be built…

Greater accessibility for deaf people in Almuñecar

ALMUÑECAR had put in place a video interpretation service for deaf people. The move means deaf people will be able to contact and use municipal services without the use of a sign language interpreter. The initiative comes after the City Council joined the Provinvial Network of Accessible Municipalities. Among those…

Almuñécar opens performing arts school

THE NEW School of Music and Dance of Almuñécar has been opened, occupying a brand new 2000 square metre building in front of the city’s health centre. After almost seven years, this long-awaited project has finally come to fruition, and from the month of March it will host dozens of…

Puppies in Velez-Malaga rescued from owner who was arrested for mistreatment

HAVING received an alert from a member of the public, officers from the National Police attended a property in Velez-Malaga where they discovered two puppies in extreme distress and arrested their owner. It appears that the two animals spent most of their time locked in the courtyard of a house…

Inquest into death of British father in Axarquia eight years after brutal attack

AN inquest has heard how a British man was killed defending his twin teenage sons from a violent mob armed with knuckledusters, bricks, bottles and metal bars in the Axarquia village of Competa. Stephen Mallon, 49, of Bournemouth fell from a balcony during the assault in July 2009. He suffered…

Motril teams up with Granada

FLOR ALMON, the mayor of Motril, has taken part in the first forum organised by the councils of Motril and Granada. The meeting was designed to strengthen relations and establish stronger local economies and culture. The cities are closer now than ever and intend to continue to grow and strengthen…

Musselling in on unpopular scheme

TRINIDAD HERRERA, mayor of Almuñecar, together with representatives from all municipal political parties plus a number of local business owners, associations, federations and clubs has signed a manifesto in protest of the planned mussel farms. As recently revealed by the Euro Weekly News, the Junta de Andalucia is planning to…

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