Sunday, 19 February 2017

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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…

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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…

Velez-Malaga raises welfare budget

VELEZ-MALAGA Council increased its 2016 welfare budget by 39 per cent to €2.57 million, up by €776,262 from 2015. The council’s head of social welfare and equality, Zoila Martín, said, “since the start of this government, our commitment to social policies has been demonstrated by this increase in funding, which…

Mexican poet wins Almuñecar award

A MEXICAN poet, Mariel Martínez Damián has won Almuñecar’s third international poetry prize, the “City of Almuñecar.” The jury comprised writer, Ayes Tortosa; poet, Trinidad Gan; author, Jorge Galan and Javier Bozalongo. After intense debate they ‘unanimously’ decided to award the prize to the poet for her work La Chica…

Attackers flee crime scene on bus in La Herradura

PASSERS-BY who saw two men attacking a third in La Herradura contacted the Local Police to report the disturbance but when they arrived they were told that the men had jumped on a bus headed for Almuñecar. After ensuring that the injured man was receiving treatment, the officers contacted colleagues…

Motril to head €200 million trade initiative with North Africa

MOTRIL is heading up an initiative, worth €200 million, which aims to strengthen relationships between Mediterranean cities and boost local economies. The Mediterranean Programme of European Neighbours Policy initiative has sent a delegation from Motril to Tangier to meet with Moroccan businessmen and authorities to cement commercial relationships with the…

Drama in Alcaucin as paraglider collides with power line

A PARAGLIDER was rescued by a heroic band of locals after slamming into a medium-voltage electricity cable in Alcaucin, Malaga. The dramatic incident unfolded in the neighbourhood of Puente Don Manuel as the pilot flew low over the village and became hooked on the line, cutting off power to nearby…

The Phoenix Club’s future adventures

IT’S a busy time ahead for The Phoenix Club with lots of trips and activities to look forward to. There will be a trip to the new shopping centre in Granada, which has several floors of shops and restaurants and a great view of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, on…
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