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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+.
March against animal cruelty - 26th May 2016
Animal lovers will be gathering together this Sunday for the towns first march in defence of animal rights setting out from the town hall at around midday. The march, which will be just under a kilometre in length, will take a circular route around the town centre finishing on the Balcón de Europa. The organisers are encouraging all those that wish to take part in the event to arrive half an hour early at 11:30 am.
Nerja dance festival begins tomorrow - 25th May 2016
The latest edition of Nerja Danza will begin tomorrow with four days of indoor and outdoor dance performances scheduled to take place at sites around the municipality. At midday tomorrow the performances will begin with the Fernando Hurtado company offering the inaugural performance in the cultural centre with Marco Vargas and Chlóe Brûlé amongst others performing on the Balcón de Europa later in the day. Each day of the festival will bring multiple free to enter performances so it's well worth passing by the tourist office for this years events program.
Junta allocates new social inclusion funds - 23rd May 2016
Today the Junta de Andalucia announced how it intends to divide up its social inclusion budget in the Axarquia region with Nerja set to receive €95,000 and neighbouring Torrox €72,000. The funds, which will primarily by used to help businesses take on more staff and prevent social exclusion amongst the unemployed will also come with the condition that the activities undertaken must hold a special interest for the community as a whole, making the most of the funds on offer. Certain groups are given priority in the initiative with individuals from households where all members are unemployed, sufferers of domestic abuse and the disabled amongst those that have a better chance of being accepted.
New push begins to improve Nerja's coastal walking paths - 20th May 2016
Nerja's coastline went under inspection today by officials from the regions coastal agency. Local councillors and municipal technicians joined coastal engineers in a check-up of a number of the municipality's most popular areas including Caletilla and Salón beaches, La Caleta beach in Maro and the long time closed coastal walkway, Carabineros. The visit comes as a pre-cursor to plans for sustainable development of the areas, firstly to stabilise rocky slopes before further development with new walkways, viewpoints and gardens to greater enhance the coastline for residents and visitors.
Scuba club gears up for environmental clean-up - 17th May 2016
Once again Buceo Costa Nerja has teamed up with the local council to organise another sea bed and coastal clean-up. This Sunday anybody motivated to keep the local environment in top condition can join the event either under water, by Kayak or on foot scouring the beaches and rocks for plastic bottles, plastic bags and anything else that shouldn't be there. Those interested in joining in can register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 952528610.
Roadworks underway throughout the municipality - 16th May 2016
A town hall representative today confirmed that work has already begun in various locations throughout the municipality to modify pavements in key areas of the town. The improvements aim to make getting around Nerja easier for both residents and visitors who suffer from a physical disability which hampers their mobility. Although not all areas which pose a problem can be modified a number of stretches of pavement have been selected to have mini ramps set up or where possible their overall height reduced.
San Isidro procession this weekend - 13th May 2016
Don't forget that this Sunday Nerja will once again celebrate the festival of San Isidro with the usual mass, procession and party at the Nerja caves. Take a look at our page here for me information.
Nerja athletes travel to Ronda - 12th May 2016
This Saturday 29 local athletes will travel to Ronda to take part in the gruelling Legión de Ronda 101km challenge in which entrants have 24 hours to cover the 101km distance in one of various categories. The event which is now in its 19th year has grown in popularity on each edition with places for the individual foot race category being snapped up just 42 seconds after they became available to the public. The 23 men and 6 women met today at the Enrique López Cuenca stadium to finalise the weekends arrangements and to take part in a group photo for local newspapers.
Man arrested for public indecency - 10th May 2016
Nerja's local police reported today that over the weekend they arrested an individual near the centre of the town for public indecency and attacking a police officer. On Sunday the police received a report of an individual in the town centre walking around naked from the waist down. This followed earlier sightings on Saturday when the individual had managed to evade the authorities on several occasions. When approached and asked to provide identification the man attacked one of the officers requiring a second to step in to immobilize the suspect who was later given a medical inspection and then charged.
Illegal settlements dismantled - 6th May 2016
Officers from the Guardia Civil and local police were dispatched on Wednesday in an operation to remove some 30 or so individuals from illegal settlements in the Caleta de Maro area of the municipality. This is not the first operation of its kind to have taken place in Nerja in recent years however it is one of the largest with a total of 500 kilos of rubbish being removed from the beach by the municipal cleaning services. Two boats were required as part of the operation thanks to the difficulty of access to the illegal camp with much of the rubbish being removed by sea.
Nerja prepares for this years Nerja Caves festival - 4th May 2016
Tomorrow the gardens at the Nerja Caves complex will once again host the official presentation of this years Nerja Caves music and dance festival, now in its fifty seventh edition. The occasion will be attended by various local and regional officials as well as some of the musicians who will be taking part and open the sales window for tickets to the performances in the caves themselves. This years festival will begin on the 24th of June with the opening performance by soprano Ainhoa Arteta and will continue until the 15th of July. Tickets are available from the Caves Foundation website.
Papagayo to be demolished - 3rd May 2016
A town hall representative today announced that the Papagayo beach bar on La Calahonda beach is to be removed following the issuing of a demolition order to proprietors. The chiringuito located on one of the beaches overlooked by the Balcón de Europa has given rise to a number of complaints in recent years, prompting the order to demolish and clean up the surrounding area. Thanks to the extended view along the coast from the Balcon, La Calahonda beach is without doubt one of the municipality's most photographed areas. It's hoped that the removal of the chiringuito will further improve upon the beauty of the area leaving visitors with a better image of Nerja and the eastern Costa del Sol.