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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+.
Nerja Yawara-Jitsu club competes in nationals - 17th Nov 2015
This weekend members of Nerja's Yawara-Jitsu club will head to Mula in the province of Murcia to take part in the the 11th national Yawara-Jitsu tournament. Yawara-Jitsu is a martial art, first developed here in Málaga in 1975 which takes a scientific approach to self defence using techniques from numerous other fighting styles. A total of 8 members will be taking part in the three categories of the competition, personal defence, kata and combat. All ages will be on display with a junior member, two juveniles and four seniors all taking part as well as one in the beginners category.
Civil protection service looks for volunteers - 16th Nov 2015
Nerja's voluntary Civil Protection Service opened its doors to new recruits today with the announcement that it will be accepting new applications from those wishing to join until the 11 of December. The service has become an increasingly visible presence in the town over recent years helping with processions, patrolling the beaches in summer and assisting the emergency services of the town with mountain rescues. Those wishing to apply can pick up a form in the civil protection office at 80 Calle Carabeo in the mornings and get more information by sending an email to email@example.com
Cudeca hiker reaches Nerja - 13th Nov 2015
Councillor for sport Cristina Fernández Pinto welcomed Juan Andrés Camacho to the municipality last night as he continues his hike along the Gran Senda de Málaga to raise awareness of the work done by the Cuedeca cancer charity. The young fundraiser set off this morning on the third stage of his journey with the aim of reaching Canillas de Aceituno in the Sierra de Tejada before the end of the day. The Gran Senda de Málaga is a 700km long hiking route which passes through coastal towns from Estepona all the way to Maro as well as the more mountainous parts of the province. Juan Andrés hopes to complete the route in just 11 days meaning an average of almost 64km on each stage.
Cultural centre presents Inma Montalvo show - 12th Nov 2015
This Friday at 9pm the Nerja Cultural Centre will play host to 'La Culpa es de la Vaca', a new dance-theatre show by Inma Montalvo. Inma describes the show as a work which will take you on a thought provoking journey, leading you through conflicting emotions and sensations eventually bringing you back to where you began. Tickets cost €5 and are available from the centres box office.
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.