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Street light improvements in Rodríguez Acosta - 3rd Jan 2017
Nerja's councillor for infrastructure José María Rivas Gálvez today announced planned improvements to the street lighting in Avenida Rodríguez Acosta. The upgrades which will see the installation of new energy efficient lighting will significantly reduce the long term lighting costs while reducing the amount of light pollution in area. The total cost of the upgrade is expected to be €75,000.
New funds approved for infrastructure investment - 30th Dec 2016
In the latest Málaga regional council meeting held on the 16th new funds were approved for financially sustainable projects in the province. Some thirty six proposals were approved for the funding which reaches a combined total of almost €3.5 million. In Nerja one such project was the redevelopment of the Plaza Antonio Machado which will receive €182,000.
Food bank appeal collects 300 kilos of donations - 28th Dec 2016
The Nerja Solidaria association which distributes food to the most needy in the area announced that in its second Christmas campaign local residents have donated 300 kilos of food in the various collection points. These were located in supermarkets throughout the municipality and manned by volunteers from a range of local groups over the last weekend of November.
Nerja athletes dominate Velez-Málaga road race - 23rd Dec 2016
In the annual San Silvestre road race held in Velez-Málaga yesterday the Nerja athletics club once again displayed its deep talent pool taking top spot in both the women's and men's events. The race which is now in its eighth edition was run over a 5km course starting and ending in Plaza de las Carmelitas in the centre of town. Álvaro Fernández in the veteran category came in first in the overall race while Irene Díaz was the first woman across the line in an overall 37th place.
Fire causes residential block evacuation - 19th Dec 2016
A residential block in the centre of Nerja was evacuated on Saturday morning as smoke rose through the building from a fire located on the ground floor. Some 30 residents were left watching as the fire service, accompanied by officers of the Guardia Civil and local police, tackled the fire which was caused by the careless use of an electric heater. A man of 65 and woman of 34 were taken to the Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Urban mile road race sets off this Saturday - 15th Dec 2016
The thirty second edition of Nerja's annual Christmas road race will be taking place this Saturday with the athletes gathering at 4pm on the Balcón de Europa. The race, which will cover a distance of 1,609m, has been organised by the local athletics club and will be split up into various age categories (some with lesser distances) with races starting from 4:30pm. This is no typical athletics event though as the club will be offering a €100 cash prize for anybody who beats a current best category time as well as Christmas hams for the winners of individual races.
Junta offers help to upgrade greenhouses - 13th Dec 2016
The department for agriculture, fishing and rural development of the Junta de Andalucia has announced plans to provide financial assistance to farmers and growers who use greenhouses to more efficiently grow crops. The funds are destined to improve performance and sustainability and could potentially be as much as 50% of the amount required with an upper limit of €200,000. Applicants have until the 9th January to present the necessary paperwork with extra help available to young farmers.
Fireball lights up the night sky - 12th Dec 2016
In the late hours of yesterday evening a fragment of a comet lit up the night sky as it disintegrated in the earth's atmosphere. The fragment passed over the province of Málaga heading inland towards Jaén at around 10:30pm with an estimated initial speed of 130,000 km/h according to José María Madiedo, astrophysicist at the university of Huelva. The fragment was seen and heard all over the region with many reports of a roar accompanying the spectacle as it passed over Granada. This is the second such occurrence in the region in recent months after another fireball crossed the night sky on the 29th August.
Business owners show concern over sewage plant delays - 8th Dec 2016
The owners of Nerja businesses have voiced their distress at the ongoing delays in the completion of the sewage water treatment plant currently under construction on the old N340 between Nerja and Maro. Work has been paralysed over the last six months on the project which should have been completed and operating ready for summer 2016. With the town hall and ministry for the environment seemingly blaming each other for the delay, local business associations have sent a letter to the mayoress Rosa Arrabal, showing their support for any measure that will resolve the issue to break the current deadlock.
Residents hold protest at El Salvador church - 6th Dec 2016
Parishioners came together at the doors of El Salvador church last Sunday to demand that the diocese step up the process to assign a new priest to the municipality. Both Nerja and Maro have been without a priest since the previous holder of the position Andrés Pérez, left in September of last year to take up a new role in Málaga. Due to the ongoing delay various religious services have had to be suspended and with Christmas approaching further cuts have left Nerja and Maro with only basic Sunday morning services.
Indoor market opens this Sunday - 2nd Dec 2016
From 11am on Sunday morning an indoor ecological produce market will open in the Sala Mercado in Plaza de la Ermita. The market is the result of collaboration between the councillors for business and the environment and the Ecovalia association aiming to promote healthier products which are kinder on the environment. The market will include 15 stalls from which a variety of products can be bought including fresh fruit, vegetables, wines, cheeses, coffees and cosmetics all of which have been produced from within a 100km radius of the town.
Lucía Muñoz presents her new exhibition - 30th Nov 2016
Local photographer Lucía Muñoz Arrabal will be opening a new exhibition of images on Thursday at 8:30pm in the Nerja cultural centre. In her first exhibition she plans to present a varied collection of photographs from those taken here in Nerja to others from her various travels following themes such as light and shade, intimate moments and the tranquillity and explosiveness of nature. The exhibition will remain open until the 27th January.