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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 athletes dominate Málaga road race - 23rd Oct 2017
Last Sunday brought almost 20,000 thousand runners to the streets of Málaga in the 39th Málaga road race. The event was once again dominated by members of the Nerja athletics club with four local runners coming in the top ten. Both men's and women's races were won by Nerja athletes with Abdelhadi El Mouaziz winning the men's event for the fifth consecutive year and Rebeca García winning the women's race just ahead of her teammate María del Mar Serrano.
4x4 hobbyists arrange event this weekend - 19th Oct 2017
The Nerja 4x4 hobby club is holding another meetup for enthusiasts this weekend with their KDD Villa de Nerja 4x4 event including exhibition and night time route. The club is looking to make the event bigger and better than last years, beating the record of 400 registered participants. Entrance for car and driver is €35 and €15 for any accompanying persons. As well as the activities this includes lunch, dinner, various event related gifts and a €5 donation to a cancer research charity (AECC) .
Water company advises residents of supply interruptions - 18th Oct 2017
The Narixa water company is advising residents and businesses in and around Calle Almeria in Nerja to expect temporary supply cuts today and Thursday. The supply interruptions are expected between 8am and 3pm and come as a consequence of work to improve the water distribution system in the area. Once supplies have been re-established customers are advised to let the water run for at least five minutes.
Good weekend for Nerja athletics club - 13th Oct 2017
Last weekend saw the final regional athletics events of the 2016/2017 season being held with good results for the Nerja club. Two running events brought the athletics season to an end with Trail Ciudad de Malaga, which covered a 30km distance, bringing three golds for club members in their respective age categories and an overall second place for Daniel Moreno. Meanwhile Cristobal Ortigosa took the overall gold in the Malaga half marathon with fellow club members José M. Sánchez and José M. Ruiz also collecting medals in their respective categories.
Town hall announces new equipment for police - 3rd Oct 2017
The local police announced today that it has applied to the regional authorities for new equipment totalling €470,000. The application, which was made in conjunction with the local council, hopes to expand upon the equipment the police currently have available in order to speed up everyday tasks, improving efficiency and freeing up valuable resources for use elsewhere. The proposal includes new CCTV surveillance cameras, PDAs to speed up on the spot fines, an improved communications system and new laser equipment to catch speeding motorists.
Nerja fined by regional authority - 29th Sep 2017
The Junta de Andalucia has announced that it has begun the paperwork to impose penalties on ten municipalities in the province with Nerja being one of those effected. The authority has started the proceedings against councils that are causing unacceptable pollution to coastal waters by failing to meet minimum standards of sewage treatment. Nerja continues to be the only municipality on the coast which pumps sewage untreated into the sea due to the administrative and financial problems which have paralysed the construction of the areas water treatment facility which began in 2014.
Museum visitors numbers hit record highs - 28th Sep 2017
Nerja's natural history museum in Plaza de España set a new all time record for visitor numbers this summer with 26,918 individuals walking through the doors. The period from June 15th to September 15th saw a 19.09% increase on the same period last year with August showing a particularly strong increase. The improving visitor numbers are part of a longer trend which started in 2015 with a number of new initiatives. Since then numbers have increased to over four times what they were in 2014 with improved levels of visitor satisfaction also being reported.
New exhibition in Calle Cristo hall - 26th Sep 2017
Nerja's latest art exhibition will open tomorrow with Paco Hernández presenting his exhibition entitled Serpentina. The artist explained that his collection "fundamentally pursues beauty" focusing on what he described as "timeless elements" from nature such as plants, clouds and human beings with a Hellenic basis. The exhibition, which will be open until the 14th October in the Calle Cristo municipal hall, can be visited from 11:00 until 13:30 and from 18:00 until 21:30.
Hikers rescued by Protección Civil - 22nd Sep 2017
A pair of Swedish walkers had to be rescued earlier this week when they encountered difficulties whilst hiking along the rio Chillar. At 16:50 yesterday afternoon the local police requested that members of the Protección Civil assist in a search and rescue operation for the pair who were eventually found at around 18:15 in an difficult to access area to the west of the river. Neither of the individuals required medical attention and were returned to the centre of the town in the early evening.
Malaga university installs new equipment in Nerja caves - 21st Sep 2017
The Nerja Caves Foundations long running collaboration with the university of Malaga has lead to the installation of new scientific equipment in recent weeks further reinforcing the sites position as an underground laboratory. A new spectroscopy laser will help research teams understand the processes which cause methane gas to escape from the earth, a study of real importance given the gases links to the greenhouse effect which also promises to provide the foundation with more information on how it can preserve and manage the caves. The installation called upon the local caving club for assistance who helped to place air sampling tubes in harder to reach areas for the study which is expected to last at least a year.
Full house for indoor football - 18th Sep 2017
Last week some 400 spectators turned up to watch two indoor football games which took place in the Sierra Almijara hall behind Nerja's athletics stadium. Two teams from the Nerja indoor football sports club were in action with the youth team playing against Malaga and later the seniors against U.D. Coineña. The atmosphere was fantastic with so many spectators turning the event into a passionate evening of sport. Unfortunately it was not the night for the local teams with both losing, the seniors being decisively beaten but five goals to one and the juniors losing by a single goal after a last minute missed penalty.
Nerja almost ready for Chanquete World music - 14th Sep 2017
The final stages of preparation are underway for Nerja's second Chanquete World music concert which will kick off at just after 4pm on Saturday afternoon. The event is taking place on Playazo beach on the western side of the municipality with a number of singers, groups and DJ's performing including Miguel Campello, Orishas and Carlos Jean. Tickets are still available for purchase from the official website but act fast as numbers are limited.