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Pervert identified by his hands in Axarquia

A 57-YEAR-OLD step-father who allegedly sexually assaulted his partner’s underage daughter has been identified by a photograph showing the back of his hands. The girl had allegedly been drugged with powerful sedatives and sleeping tablets, before being abused by her step-father. Due to the medication she had been given, the…

Firebomb attack on Velez-Malaga church fails

THE latest in a spate of recent attacks on religious icons in Axarquia has sparked a public outcry. A Molotov cocktail was launched at the Virgin de los Desamparados [Virgin of the Helpless] in the San Francisco church, Velez-Malaga, leaving investigators baffled as to the motive behind the strike. The…

Missing couple safely back home in Malaga

THE couple from Axarquia who fled from family members in Dubai have returned to Malaga safely. Maria Jimena Rico and her partner, Shaza Ismail, escaped to Turkey through Georgia where they were arrested by police for not having any documentation. With the help of the Spanish consulate, the pair were…

Light aircraft en route to Granada crashes with three dead

THE Emergency services 112 of Andalucia have reported that after a light aircraft disappeared from radar screens, wreckage and bodies have been found. The aircraft – the make as yet unidentified - took off from Muchamiel Airport in Alicante, heading for Granada when it disappeared from radar at 4.30pm on…

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Axarquia girl missing in Turkey

MARIA JIMENA RICO, a 28-year-old woman from Torrox, has been reported missing by her family after travelling to Turkey. She had journeyed to Dubai to visit the sick mother of her 22-year-old girlfriend, Shaza Ismail. Once in the emirate however, it became clear the invitation had been a ruse and…

Nerja to fine tourists for bagging a spot on beach

Nerja is to introduce fines for selfish beachgoers keen to secure a prime spot on the town’s beaches this summer. The sanctions are due to be enforced from May onwards, with anyone reserving space using towels, deckchairs, tables, or parasols to be handed a €30 spot fine. This is a…

Holy week fills Axarquia's hotels

HOTELS in Almuñécar and La Herradura reached 90% occupancy over this year’s Semana Santa. The town’s council have attributed the high numbers to unseasonably good weather that has drawn crowds to the town, filling beaches and hotels alike. Also responsible for high visitor levels are special tourist events put on…

Eviction reprieve for expat hunger striker in Axarquia

JANET HAYDEN, a British 70- year-old who was due to be evicted from her home in La Viñuela on April 4, has received a last-minute reprieve from her bank. Ms Hayden, whose plight has been followed by the Euro Weekly News, bought a plot of land in the area in…

Water warning in Axarquia as reservoir is only 40 per cent full

AGRICULTURAL groups have warned that if spring rains fail to increase resources, tight water restrictions might have to be applied across Axarquia this summer. The Viñuela reservoir, the largest in the province, is at 40 per cent of capacity, well below the average for the last 10 years. Another mild,…

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…

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