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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+.
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.
Thursday night Tango - 28th Apr 2016
In the Nerja cultural centre this evening Lastra productions will perform their latest show "Entre Tangos" from 9pm. The show, which comes as part of a wider season of tango in the centre, aims to take the audience on a journey starting in 1930's Buenos Aires, passing through the South American Belle Epoque, the Paris cabaret and finishing up with modern day tango styles. If you'd like to see the show, be sure to pass by the cultural centre's box office a few hours prior to get your ticket.
New vehicle for municipal cleaners - 21st Apr 2016
The towns municipal cleaning service got a boost today with the delivery of new equipment to assist them in the day to day cleaning of the municipality's streets. A new high pressure water cleaning unit was delivered which includes a range of differing functionalities and importantly a significant reduction in noise compared to previous models. The machine has been installed into a new van supplied by Carrocerías Hermont which has also been painted in the new colour scheme for municipal vehicles making it easily visible during both day time and night time.
New exhibition by Rosario Nevado - 19th Apr 2016
"Vintura" is the name of the latest exhibition to open in Nerja which will be inaugurated this evening in the Sala Municipal at 8pm. Rosario Nevado has spent the majority of her years living in either Nerja or Granada and is presenting a journey through all her years as an artist, showcasing her changes in style, technique and themes with pieces painted in oils, watercolours and acrylics on display until the 10th of May. You can visit the exhibition both mornings and evenings from 11am until 2pm and from 5:30pm until 9:30pm.
Regional coastal cleaning plans announced - 18th Apr 2016
The local authorities have announced that a fleet of eleven boats will be active this summer cleaning the surface of the sea along the Axarquia coastline. A representative of the body which represents the various municipalities of the eastern Costa del Sol explained that a budget of €354,249 had already been agreed upon and the bidding period opened for interested parties. The boats will patrol the coastline from Rincón de la Victoria up to Nerja during the summer months picking up all types of rubbish found on the waters surface.
Dangerous animals require municipal license - 15th Apr 2016
Nerja's local police chief has announced that owners of breeds of dogs considered to be potentially dangerous will soon require a municipal license to walk their pets in public areas. Owners of dogs with a particularly muscular build such as Pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and Rottweilers amongst other breeds will require a license for each dog and be expected to be able to present the document upon request whilst in public areas. He also added that such pets will be expected to be muzzled and on the lead at all times.
Residents day returns this Sunday - 13th Apr 2016
This weekend the many foreign residents of the municipality will put their hobbies, customs and cuisine on display with Residents Day 2016 getting underway on Sunday at midday. Jorge Bravo Gallardo, foreign residents councillor, encourages everyone to go along to Plaza de España to get to know first hand some of the traditions, culture and gastronomy of the varied foreign influences on Nerja and maybe catch one of the stage performances too. This year the event will include 42 different stalls with the event finishing (officially at least) at 5pm.
Four in a row for Nerja runner - 11th Apr 2016
Last weekend brought over 7,500 runners to the streets of Málaga with the city's annual half marathon taking place on Sunday. The race, which was in its 26 edition, started on the western side of the city near the Martin Carpena stadium and continued along the coast, around the port and historical centre of the city before returning to its starting point. Abdelhadi el Mouaziz of the Nerja athletics club won the male event in a time of 1 hour 5 minutes and 59 seconds, an impressive achievement given this is the fourth consecutive year that the athlete has won the race.
Bikers lunch in Torrox Costa - 8th Apr 2016
This weekend will see another impressive gathering of motorcycles in Torrox Costa with enthusiasts from all over the province coming to a Sunday gathering organised by the Ruta 340 bikers shop. For a €10 attendants get food and beer, a free t-shirt and ticket for the events raffle as well as enjoying live music by "A Little Less" and the company of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. The organisers have also collaborated with local charities encouraging locals and visitors to bring along dog food for Podencos and APA Nerja, both of which do much valued work rescuing abandoned pets with free beer for those that donate!