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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+.
Progress made in health centre saga - 13th Feb 2017
Following a meeting held last Friday between Rosa Arrabal, the mayoress of Nerja and Luis Ruiz Espejo a representative of the regional government of Andalucia the council have announced new developments in the fourteen year long wait for Nerja's new health centre. The discussion revolved around a new site proposed by the council last year after the original site, which was prepared by the previous administration, was found to be unsuitable due to its proximity to the river Chillar. The council now needs to present a formal proposal to the ministry of health which if accepted will restart the administrative process after years of deadlock.
Thursday evening jazz concert - 9th Feb 2017
Jazz lovers might like to check out what's going on in the Nerja cultural centre this evening with Chamber Jazz giving a concert from 9pm. This piano and double bass duo will include music from jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Ray Brown and Kenny Barron. Entrance price for the concert is €10 with tickets available from the centres box office.
Sala Mercado exhibition opens - 8th Feb 2017
Tomorrow morning a new exhibition will open in Nerja's Sala Mercado exhibition hall by Mariano Pozo. The collection which is comprised of a series of black and white photos taken in New York aims to give a visual journey around a city that the artist has always loved with images from all over including Harlem, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The exhibition will remain open until March 7th with both morning and evening viewing hours.
Museum visitor numbers continue to grow - 8th Feb 2017
The management team at the Nerja museum released impressive statistics for 2016 last month showing that just over 52,000 people visited the facility last year. The numbers, which constituted a 60% increase over the previous year, are due in large part to the provision of a visitor "road train" which provides a direct service between the museum and the Nerja Caves on the outskirts of Maro. The statistics also showed that the profile of the average visitor has changed with the average age increasing and with much greater variation in visitor nationality.
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.