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Nerja News

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+.

Police install cameras at traffic black spots - 28th Nov 2016

Local officials have announced that the police are planning to install CCTV cameras in well known traffic black spots in an effort to improve response times when accidents occur. The roundabout at Nerja's bus stops has been identified along with one end of Calle Granada as two such points under consideration for the camera installation with more potentially to follow. The proposal comes in addition to an already outstanding request for cameras to be installed in various public spaces in the town, including the social services centre and indoor sports hall.

Classical music comes to the cultural centre - 24th Nov 2016

Tomorrow evening the Ramirez brothers will offer a classical music concert in the cultural centre from 9pm. The brothers, Pedro and José Manuel who are both currently professors at music schools in the region will give a performance on their respective instruments, classical guitar and flute. Entrance tickets cost €10 and are available from the centres ticket office.

Police warn of latest burglar tactics - 22nd Nov 2016

The local police have been warning residents in recent days of a new tactic being used by burglars in the area. It appears that criminals operating in Nerja and neighbouring municipalities have been inserting pieces of paper or cardboard between doors and door frames in order to ascertain as to whether a potential target property is currently inhabited. Obviously, if the cardboard is on the floor or missing the criminals run the risk of being caught by the owner so police are requesting that should you find anything of this nature in the doors of your property, to inform them as soon as possible.

Cultural centre presents "Mi Ser" by Manuel Alcaide - 18th Nov 2016

This evening at 9pm the Flamenco dancer Manuel Alcaide will perform his show “Mi Ser” at the Nerja cultural centre. The performer, who began his Flamenco journey in Marbella leading him to theatre's all over the world has described the show as a pure and traditional display accompanied by guitar and voice. Tickets cost €10 and are available form the centres office.

Nerja athletics club reaches national top ten - 16th Nov 2016

This week the Spanish Athletics Federation published its rankings of the top clubs in Spain, based on results of individual athletes in ranking events. Amongst some of the most highly prestigious clubs in the country Nerja featured in seventh place, the only club which was not from a provincial capital and the only club to have fielded a presence in all competitions. This years success has been put down to the high membership numbers of the club with strong athletes in all age categories meaning great internal competition and depth allowing Nerja to send a strong group of athletes to any ranking event.

Local shops join black Friday sales - 14th Nov 2016

From Friday next week Nerja's shops associated with the Nerja Centro initiative will take part in the Black Friday sale. The annual sale which has become increasingly widespread in recent years is an American import, usually taking place on a single day, whereby retailers offer large discounts on a variety of products. The stores taking part in Nerja will begin their sale on Friday the 24th and continue through the weekend with the sale finishing on Sunday. Look for stores displaying the Nerja Centro logo!

Ruta 340 celebrates its 10th anniversary - 11th Nov 2016

The well known Ruta 340 bikers shop will be celebrating its 10th birthday this weekend with one of it's regular biker meet-ups outside its premises in Torrox Costa. On Sunday morning participants will arrive on all makes and models of motorbike for a look at each others machines and a live open air concert by the group Little Less. As usual as part of the event the organisers will sponsor a good cause which on this occasion is a collection for a wheel chair for a local resident in need of help. Those who sign up to attend get three beers on the house, an event t-shirt and a ticket for the meet ups raffle.

Jazz meets Flamenco - 9th Nov 2016

This weekend the Nerja Cultural Centre will play host to a performance of international musicians whose passion for Jazz and Flamenco has lead them to mix the two. Bego Salazar, Rycardo Moreno, David Mesa, Johnny Serrano and David Bao will give a concert on Saturday evening from 9pm guiding the audience through some of their favourite pieces whilst also throwing in a few Bossa Novas for good measure. Tickets are available from the centres ticket office and cost €10.

Nerja bike race finalises regional championship - 7th Nov 2016

The 18th Málaga provincial mountain bike championship came to an end yesterday with the final race of the year being held in Nerja. The Maratón Villa de Nerja which is now in its 3rd year attracted over 150 competitors to the streets of the municipality before leading off into the nearby Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountain ranges. The race set off from the Verano Azul park and continued over a 65km route reaching 1600m above sea level at its highest point before descending back to the town for the finish. Amongst the riders local residents Lucas Agustín Pereira and Francisco Lopez Redondo stood out finishing first and sixth in their respective age categories.

New success for X-bike cycle school - 2nd Nov 2016

Last weekend Vélez-Málaga once again hosted the punishing "Desafío del Buda by Xterra" cycle race in which Nerja's local cycle school enjoyed great success. Lucas Pereira of the X-Bike school took the third overall spot on the podium and top spot amongst the junior category after competing in the 72km long race along mountain paths, dry river beds and step hillside slopes. The race passed through Vélez-Málaga, Arenas, La Viñuela and Benamocarra before reaching the end with Antonio Ortiz winning the men's event and Elena Pérez the women's.

Guardia Civil arrests scammers - 31st Oct 2016

Last month officers from Nerja detained five individuals and took action against two others in connection with a series of deceptions carried out in various municipalities of the Axarquia. The group was carrying out the well known gas revision scam whereby they insist that an inspection of the gas installation is legally required presenting the owner with a bill at the end, frequently at an exorbitant price. The groups principle targets were elderly foreign residents with victims in Nerja, Torrox, Frigiliana and other municipalities coming forward. Various charges were brought against the seven individuals relating to fraud, threatening behaviour and falsification of documents.

Local businesses hold council to account - 27th Oct 2016

Representatives of the Nerja business association have formerly written to the towns mayoress Rosa Arrabal in recent days voicing concerns over the long delays members are experiencing with the councils urban department. The department, which is directly overseen by the mayoress has been described as a "serious obstacle to the business activities of the associations members" with delays of up to 15 months in the resolution of various license applications and planning decisions. In the letter the association calls for a "simple, efficient and reasonable" urban policy which is "at the service of all local residents".

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