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Christmas program planning begins - 11th Nov 2015
Local councillor Mari Carmen González Ortega will chair meetings this week with local businesses and community leaders to continue the planning of activities for the coming Christmas holiday period. These meetings have already begun with shops and restaurants in the main commercial streets of Pintada, Gloria, Cristo and Hernando de Carabeo already being discussed while later in the week Plazas Cavana and Tutti Frutti will be on the agenda with particular reference to the Christmas parties which will take place in the later. The meetings are particularly aimed at avoiding the problems of past years which have occurred in these areas as well as drawing up a fun program for residents and visitors alike.
200 take part in weekend cycle race - 10th Nov 2015
Some 200 cyclists took part in the Villa de Nerja cycle race on Sunday which brought to a close the provincial cycle marathon program for 2015. The race, which was the 9th such event held in the province this year, was won by the Granada born Francisco Robles in 2 hours and 23 minutes. Jesus Perez came in second a minute and a half behind Robles while Victor Bueno took the final podium position.
Nerja features in new Pablo Alborán album - 9th Nov 2015
The Málaga born singer Pablo Alborán has chosen a number of songs recorded during his July concert in the Nerja Caves as part of the annual music and dance festival for the special edition of his new album 'Tour Terral. Tres noches en las Ventas'. The compilation album was launched last Friday and features live recordings from his summer tour with many songs coming from concerts in Madrid however the local singer also sought to include memorable moments such as his Nerja concert which he described as a "very special concert". The album is now available to purchase with songs 'Desencuentro' and 'Entre un compás', which were both recorded in Nerja featuring in the special and deluxe editions.
Villa de Nerja cycle race this weekend - 5th Nov 2015
This morning the final arrangements were made for the second BTT Villa de Nerja cycle race which will take place on the 8th of November. The event, which is now included in the official calender of the Andalucian cycle federation, caters for two levels of difficultly with a 65km route for those wishing to compete and a 32km route for those just looking for a leisure ride at their own pace. The two events will begin at 8:30 am in the Verano Azul park on the western side of Nerja. For more information visit xbikenerja.com.
Maroween 2015 draws the crowds - 4th Nov 2015
This years Maroween fiesta which took place on the 31st of October was once again a resounding success with thousands of visitors travelling to the small village on the outskirts of the municipality. One of this years new attractions, the "Passage of Horrors" proved to be particularly popular with the opening time extended by four hours to accommodate all those that wanted to experience its ghoulish scenes. By the end of the evening it was estimated that over 3,000 people had made it to the village square for the live music performances while almost 2,000 had gone through the "Passage of Horrors".
Quero-Moyano exhibition opens - 3rd Nov 2015
A new contemporary art exhibition opened today in the Calle Cristo municipal hall in Nerja with numerous pieces from the Quero-Moyano collection on display. The exhibition is split into two distinct parts with one dedicated to equestrian art and the other more contemporary pieces produced by varying methods. The collection, which originates from a 30 year old German gallery is well worth visiting and has free entrance. The exhibition will be open form 11am to 2pm and from 5pm until 9:30pm each week day.
Over 200 people finish Almijara trail - 2nd Nov 2015
A total of 226 people managed to complete the gruelling 21km Almijara trail half marathon last Sunday with members of the Nerja athletics club winning in both the male and female events. Faiçal Britit won the male event with a winning time of 1 hour, 35 minutes setting a new record whilst Yolanda Fernández won the ladies race in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Abderrahim Oumaiz and Ramón Vicente Salmerón crossed the line first at the Enrique López Cuenca stadium in their respective categories of veteran and junior.
Puente Viejo opens for national holiday - 30th Oct 2015
A town hall representative has announced that the Puente Viejo bridge which has been closed over recent weeks for repairs will be open for the coming long weekend. The decision comes thanks to the significant disruption to traffic which has arisen due to the closing, meaning the situation will be relieved for all saints day on the 2nd. Despite this, the necessary work still has not been completed with resurfacing still to be carried out, however the bridge will continue to be partially open following the national holiday with one lane in use.
Flu vaccination campaign begins - 27th Oct 2015
With winter drawing closer the Junta de Andalucia has once again started its annual flu vaccination campaign with over 65's, pregnant women and those suffering with chronic conditions being advised to contact their doctor to receive the free vaccination. This year the campaign will continue until December with over 1.2 million doses being made available to residents of Andalucia from over 1,500 health centres. You can make an appointment at your local health clinic, via the health service website or by calling 902 505 060.
Spanish tax conference for foreign residents - 26th Oct 2015
With changes being made to Spanish law which will effect foreign residents the town hall foreigners department has teamed up with Blacktower Financial Management Ltd to give a talk concerning the new obligations that the changes bring. The topics of discussion will be the new tax information sharing agreements which came into effect in January of this year, the Modelo 720 overseas assets forms, changes to Spanish taxes as well as how the modifications effect wills. Those interested in attending the free presentation given by Tim Govaerts, Regional Manager for Blacktower Costa del Sol, can book a seat by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (952816443). The event will take place on the 18th November at 11am in the cultural centre in Calle Granada.
New hours for rubbish collection - 23rd Oct 2015
As part of a series of measures being implemented by the town hall to upgrade and improve the municipal cleaning services a change to the existing collection times for household and commercial waste has been announced. The daily rubbish collection which currently begins at midnight each evening will now begin at the earlier time of 22:30. The times for rubbish to be deposited at designated collection points remain unchanged however with local police reminding residents that they can take their rubbish out for collection between 22:00 and midnight.
Mountain half marathon preparations near completion - 22nd Oct 2015
Nerja's second Almijara trail mountain half marathon is drawing closer with the final preparations well underway according to sports councillor Anabel Iranzo Platero. The 21km long race organised by the Nerja athletics club in conjunction with the town council will begin at the Enrique López Cuenca stadium and pass through some of the most beautiful scenery the nearby natural park has to offer before returning to the town. If you think that you'd like to take part you can sign up via the club's website here before the 29th of October.