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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 kicks off its festive season - 6th Dec 2017
Today Nerja's Christmas lights were turned on officially kicking off the holiday season in the municipality. In a ceremony that took place in front of El Salvador church at 6pm the illuminations were turned on accompanied by carols performed by local groups "Con otro aire" and "Abanico de Ilusiones". Also today the municipal nativity scene was opened to the public in the Calle Cristo exhibition hall.
Nerja duathletes compete in AlhaurÃn de la Torre - 4th Dec 2017
Members of Nerja's X-Bike cycle club were in action over the weekend in the second edition of the AlhaurÃn de la Torre Duathlon Cross. The race consisted of a 6km off-road run, followed by a 20km cycle stage before a further 3km run to the finish. In an event which drew in some 120 participants the highest placed Nerja representative was Sergio NarvÃ¡ez who crossed the line in 17th overall place in a time of 1 hour 48 minutes.
New reports of fake utility inspectors - 1st Dec 2017
The authorities are alerting residents to the presence of individuals posing as representatives of the Endesa electricity company. The fake technicians have been targeting elderly and foreign residents claiming they need to carry out checks on the electrical installation in order to gain entry to the property. Once inside they begin giving instructions, supposedly as part of the tests, keeping the owner busy in order to rob them. The police are reminding residents that utility companies will make contact before sending any technician to the property and that if unsure owners should contact the company directly before opening the door.
Nerja athletes selected for national team - 28th Nov 2017
Two Nerja athletes have been selected for the Spanish national team for the fast approaching European cross country championships which will take place in early December in Samorin, Slovakia. Gonzalo GarcÃa and Ouassim Oumaiz will join the team being the only two athletes from the province of malaga who made it through to the final selection. Almost six hundred athletes will take part in this years championships breaking the previous record with some thirty seven nations being represented in the 22 separate races that will be held on the 10th December.
La Rosaleda exhibition arrives in Nerja - 24th Nov 2017
This Monday an exhibition of 75 images of Malaga's Rosaleda football stadium will be opened in Nerja at the indoor sports centre from 6pm. The exhibition which has been travelling the municipalities of the region since July when it first opened in Marbella is to mark the 75th anniversary of the stadium. The commemorative photographic collection covers the entire life of the Rosaleda from its construction in 1941 to the present day and will be opened by former team member SebastiÃ¡n HernÃ¡ndez Reyes and club historian Domingo Manuel MuÃ±oz.
Town halls cooperate on Senda Litoral - 23rd Nov 2017
The mayoress of Nerja has met with her counterpart in Torrox to forge ahead with planned upgrades to the coastal walkway known as the Senda Litoral. Rosa Arrabal and various local councillors met with the mayor of Torrox Ãscar Medina and his team to work together on the walkway paying particular attention to the stretch from the Torrox River to Nerja's Rio Seco. The discussions covered technical aspects of the project as well as locations for viewpoints and rest areas.
Water company warns of sporadic water cuts this evening - 21st Nov 2017
Aguas Narixa is informing customers that due to servicing and upgrades to the water network currently underway residents in certain areas of the town may experience supply cuts this evening. The areas of Avenida de Pescia, Campillo Vidrio, Cementerio, La Ermita, Cuesta del Ingenio, Castilla Perez, Torrecilla and Chaparil will all be affected from 10pm until 4am the following day. Once the water supply has been restored it is recommended to let it run for up to five minutes.
New subsidy approved for Nerja's beaches - 16th Nov 2017
It was announced today that Nerja will receive a new subsidy to improve the equipment and overall quality of the municipality's beaches. The new funding which totals €100,560 comes from the 2014-2020 rural development program for Andaluica which is part of an EU initiative. One of the primary goals of the funding is to improve accessibility to beaches but the subsidy will also be used to improve the general facilities in the area with proposals for new covered rubbish containers, lifeguard stations(s) and shaded areas currently under discussion.
Sports facilities get upgraded - 13th Nov 2017
Over the course of last month Nerja's Enrique LÃ³pez Cuenca sports stadium received a number of upgrades and new installations as part of the councils continuing plan to improve the towns sporting facilities. Requests by the highly successful athletics club were heeded with the upgrading of equipment for field events including new safety netting for discuss and hammer throwers and a new landing matt for high jump competitors. As well as this the stadium was equipped with new Rugby posts that can quickly be put up and taken down meaning that Nerja can now host rugby federation events and competitions.
Klaus Potratz opens his new exhibition - 9th Nov 2017
The German artist Klaus Potratz will open a new exhibition in Nerja this evening as he displays a collection of works that he calls "Impressions of the Costa del Sol". From 7:30pm visitors will be able to take a look at the paintings of this visiting artist who finds the colours and light found here particularly inspiring for landscapes and seascapes. The exhibition will be open in Nerja's Calle Cristo exhibition space until the 25th November with both morning and evening viewings.
Mayoress looks to secure British tourism - 8th Nov 2017
Rosa Arrabal, mayoress of Nerja, flew to London this week to fly the flag for the town at the World Travel Market tourism show. The event which is now in its 37th year is seen as one of the most important in the travel industry, particularly for Costa del Sol resorts meaning that Nerja was not alone in looking to seduce potential British visitors. Amongst the various locations that were highlighted at the event the nearby natural parks of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama and the Acantilados de Maro / Cerro Gordo were amongst the most prominent whilst the regions gastronomy, fiestas and wider heritage were also a key component in the offer to potential visitors.
Photographic exhibition opens in cultural centre - 6th Nov 2017
Tomorrow evening at 8pm a new photographic exhibition will open in the Nerja cultural centre organized by the education and culture department of the town hall. The collection of images which are the work on the Nerja photographic club is entitled "Doors, Windows and Facades" and aims to give an insight into city life highlighting the architecture, the way of life for residents and decorative elements which make the cities in question unique. The club, which has been running for over 20 years invites everyone to come and take a look at their work at the exhibition which will remain open until the 6th January.