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Welcome to our Nerja news section where you can keep up to date with the main stories that are emerging in Nerja today with our rapid fire news snippets. Please be aware that these pages aren’t a ‘what’s on’ section however if you’d like to be kept up to date with the many concerts and exhibitions that take place in the town and the wider area including Malaga you can follow us on Facebook or circle us on Google+.
Water company warns of supply disruption - 2nd Feb 2017
Aguas de Narixa today advised customers of potential disruption to the water supply in the municipality in the coming days. The company is undertaking periodic cleaning and disinfection of an important sub-station water tank and will use the opportunity to carry out other upgrades to the system. This may leave some areas of the town with lower than normal pressure for short periods.
Mini bus for Maro beach? - 1st Feb 2017
Following years of ever increasing popularity for La Cala de Maro beach, land and business owners in the immediate area came together last week in a meeting with the local council to look for solutions to related problems. The primary issues raised were due to lack of areas for visitors to park, leading to the narrowing of the road approaching the beach and the blocking of agricultural tracks used to access small holdings. Amongst the discussed measures was the idea of a minibus to take visitors to and from the beach during the summer months, improved maintenance of access roads and greater vigilance by the authorities for illegal camps on the beach. The council representative Cristina Fernández assured all those present that the council was aware of the issues and would be announcing the availability of news funds to tackle them.
Great weekend for Nerja athletes - 30th Jan 2017
Last weekend once again brought great results for Nerja's athletics club with 18 medals being won in an indoor athletics meet in Antequera. In the meet for the sub-23 category members the Nerja team took the top spot on the medals table with eight golds, four silvers and 6 bronzes. The medals came from a variety of disciplines with the majority coming from track events however the team also took medals in the high jump, long jump and hammer.
Nerja targeted by armed robber - 25th Jan 2017
Within 48 hours Nerja has been the location of two armed robberies. The pharmacy on Calle Ruperto Andúez and the Hotel Perla Marina on El Chucho beach were the scenes of the two robberies by a hooded individual armed with a pistol. The Guardia Civil is investigating the two incidents in which the robber got away with a total of €1,100.
Tourist found dead on local beach - 23rd Jan 2017
The body of a 81 year old Danish man was discovered yesterday on the Alberquillas beach on the eastern edge of the municipality. The alarm was raised at 3pm by the man's wife leading to the deployment of various local services including the Guardia Civil, local police and fire service. Despite efforts to resuscitate the victim he was pronounced dead at the scene with early indications showing that he fell from the cliffs.
Cold air brings snow to the coast - 19th Jan 2017
A dusting of snow came to the coastal regions last night with the lowest temperatures experienced in recent years hitting the area. Although not quite reaching the beaches the snow was clearly visible on hills of 300m or higher along the length of the Costa del Sol thanks to a wave of polar air from the interior of the peninsula. The cold spell has effected provinces all over Spain with the authorities in 45 issuing weather warnings, amongst them Murcia, Almeria, Granada and Málaga issuing warnings specific to snow fall.
Blood donation service returns to El Salvador - 18th Jan 2017
Residents will once again be able to donate blood later this month with the Málaga transfusion service planning to visit on Monday the 30th January. Those wishing to donate will be able to do so in the offices of El Salvador church from 10am in the morning until 2pm and from 5pm until 9pm in the evening.
New sports facilities for Burriana - 13th Jan 2017
The local council has announced that it intends to install new sporting facilities on Burriana beach. The new summer sports centre will cater for sports such as volleyball, football, basketball and hand ball and will be located at the site of the existing volleyball courts about half way along the paseo marítimo. The councils sports department also announced that it has already updated the current volleyball courts with new nets, boundary marking ropes and floodlights.
Nerja ticket wins ONCE lottery - 12th Jan 2017
An ONCE coupon sold in Nerja on the 10th of January has won a 35,000 euro prize. The coupon, which was sold at the kiosk on Calle Antonio Millón by María Nieves Pérez Rico was the latest in a string of wins in the municipality with previous wins of 175,000 and 350,000 euros in recent years.
Javier Rueda opens exhibition - 10th Jan 2017
Nerja's latest exhibition will open tomorrow in the municipal hall in Calle Cristo. The artist Javier Rueda is putting a collection of his photographs on display with the collective title of "Interferences". The images make use of distortion to create a duality within each image, requiring the viewer to look deeper, provoking surprise and in some cases discomfort to catch the viewers attention. The exhibition will be open until the 25th of January and is well worth taking a look at. You can visit both mornings and evenings from 11am until 11:30am and from 6pm until 9pm.
Upgrades announced to municipal car park - 9th Jan 2017
Nerja's councillor for transport reported today that improvements have been made to the subterranean parking facility beneath Plaza de España. The changes included the fitting of new handrails on the access ramps leading into the facility and the application of a special non slip product on the paving in the same areas to provide more grip under foot. The measures were taken after a series on accidents suffered by users of the car park whilst descending the ramps, particularly in wet conditions.
Museum receives new exhibits - 5th Jan 2017
The Nerja museum has received four new exhibits to its collection in recent days intended to help demonstrate to visitors in a visual way the history, customs and traditions of the municipality and wider area. Frigiliana resident Aurelio Torres has donated three artefacts related to the towns agricultural development, more specifically tools used in the harvesting and processing of sugar cane to create molasses. A canon ball discovered at the feet of the Balcón de Europa, which was formerly the site of a gun battery, will also join the existing exhibits.