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Velez-Malaga police chief dismissed after a vote of no confidence

THE CHIEF of Local Police for Velez-Malaga has been dismissed following a vote of no confidence by councillors. Esteban Torres Garcia has had to take responsibility for the actions of his officers in an incident early in February. Leading councillor and spokesman for the Partido Popular (PP), Francisco Delgado Bonilla,…

Malaga municipalities at risk of being hit by earthquake

THE NORTH-WESTERN region of Axarquia is at the highest risk of being hit by an earthquake, according to seismologists. A revised map has been produced by the provincial government, in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Seismic Engineers (AEIS). The eastern part of the Costa del Sol has the least…

Dolphin rescued off a beach in Torrox

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD female dolphin has been rescued by biologists after becoming stranded on Torrox’s El Morche beach. Local residents alerted the Guardia Civil to the distressed animal. Scientists from the Aula del Mar de Malaga, a marine biology museum, were then contacted. Following its rescue, the animal was checked over…

Petition demands theatre renovation in Velez-Malaga

A PETITION that has gathered over 5,000 signatures is demanding Velez-Malaga’s theatre, Lope de Vega, be restored. Local businessmen have formed a group, pressuring the city’s council to start works on the building, which was acquired for €500,000 in 2014. The group handed its petition to the town hall last…

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Massive drugs haul seized in Malaga drugs raids

FIFTEEN people have been arrested in a major crackdown on a drug smuggling gang who used high-powered boats to bring massive amounts of hashish into Spain. The haul by the Guardia Civil and agents from the Agencia Tributaria, was one of the biggest seized in one operation at more than…

Pipelines to combat flooding in Almuñecar

WORK is underway to eliminate flooding in the La Paloma area. The project, which is costing €1.5 million and estimated to take nine months, has begun with the installation of pipeline that drains into the Rio Verde. The works, which were awarded by the Costa Tropical’s Commonwealth of Municipalities to…

Brothers arrested for animal abuse

NATIONAL POLICE in Torre del Mar last week rescued a malnourished dog, Rex, who had been locked away in cramped quarters with poor sanitation by two brothers. The police were tipped off to the crime by a resident of Torre del Mar, who complained that a dog was being neglected.…

Citizens’ group says no to golf in Maro

A LOCAL group of over 50 residents have come together to reject company Salsa Lario’s proposal to create an 18-hole golf course and 680 houses in Maro. The company owns around 250 hectares of land around Maro and laid out its building proposals in April 2015, which include two million…

Almuñecar farm receives funding

ALMUÑECAR’S ‘experimental’ farm, El Zahori, has received €35,000 for improvement which will see 44 additional labourers employed. The agricultural space, which is the responsibility of Almuñecar Council, cultivates sub-tropical crops and is a source of tourism, with around 1,200 visitors to its centre each year. The investment, which is supported…

Mussel madness: ‘€47 million hit’ to tourism from coastal farm in Axarquia

PLANS to farm mussels off the Almuñecar coast will mean a €47 million loss to the region’s tourist industry and cost nearly 750 jobs, it is claimed. Opposition to the project, off the coast at Punta de la Mona, is being led by the town’s mayor, Trinidad Herrera. He heads…

Nerja police uniforms to stay

A DECREE by Nerja’s Mayor, Rosa Arrabal, that local police did not have to wear uniform, has been overturned by the Consulative Council of Andalucia. The policy, which was implemented in September 2015, allowed police officers to wear plain clothes on duty and was first criticised by businesses in Burriana,…

Schools celebrate day of peace

SCHOOLS in La Herradura and Velez-Malaga have been celebrating the ‘School Day of Non-Violence and Peace.’ The day, which is celebrated throughout the world, takes place on January 30 each year, on the anniversary of the death of Indian lawyer, politician and human rights campaigner Mahatma Gandhi. Velez-Malaga students celebrated…
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