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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+.
Basketball tournament this Friday - 26th Aug 2015
Sports lovers might like to know that this Friday from 9:30pm the final of the 36th Juan Muñoz basketball tournament will be played in Nerja at the indoor sports hall behind the Enrique López Cuenca stadium. Local teams will fight it out for the top spot with both of last years finalists still in the running for this years title. Third spot will be decided in the match starting earlier at 8pm, so if you're in the mood for basketball on Friday night, why not go along.
La Vuelta passes through Malaga - 25th Aug 2015
One of the big three cycle races of the year, La Vuelta España, came to the province over the weekend with the final stage of four to be contested here leaving from Estepona this morning. The race has travelled all around the area, starting in Puerto Banus and visiting Marbella, Mijas and Málaga city as well as passing through the eastern towns of Vélez Málaga and Torre del Mar. Sadly on this occasion the race didn't visit Nerja as it has done in previous years but that didn't stop the local authorities lending a hand with members of the Civil Guard travelling to Rincón de la Victoria yesterday to assist with crowd control and making the way clear for the race to pass by. The 209km stage was finally won by Esteban Chaves from Colombia in a time of 8h 4 mins.
Saturday night concert in Plaza de los Cangrejos - 21st Aug 2015
Music lovers may enjoy a stroll to Plaza de los Cangrejos near Torrecilla beach on Saturday evening with the local group Calle Nueva Orquestra giving a free concert from 10pm. The group regularly appears in Nerja, performing jazz and swing music as well as Spanish classics at various events throughout the year.
Municipal cleaning services receive extra equipment - 20th Aug 2015
It's been announced that the municipal cleaning services are to receive new equipment as part of the 2015 budget agreed upon a few days ago. Councillor José García Beltrán explained that €365,000 has been set aside for a new rubbish collection lorry, a smaller truck equipped with a hot water, high pressure washer to clean the streets as well as new rubbish bins which will be placed throughout the municipality. He stressed that the budget for these improvements was fixed and that if the final price was less than expected, the town hall would favour purchasing more to further improve the service.
2015 Council budget set - 18th Aug 2015
Yesterday the 2015 budget for the municipality of Nerja was agreed upon in a council meeting held in the main council chamber in the town hall. The total came to a final figure of just over 24 million euros and is available for public scrutiny for the next 15 days in the main town hall building near the Balcón de Europa.
Illegal traffic signs removed - 17th Aug 2015
New councillor José Garcia Beltrán who has responsibility for traffic related issues in the town has ordered the removal of all signs forbidding the parking of caravans and motor homes throughout the municipality today due to concerns over their legality. He explained that owners of such vehicles now have the same rights as other road users meaning that they are free to leave their vehicles stationary in areas where parking is permitted, as long as they are not deemed to be camping. He went on to say that the bye-law approved by the previous administration was at times in direct violation of national law and was therefore illegal.
Fire in Calle Almirante Carranza - 14th Aug 2015
Summer always brings a high risk of fire to the municipality however today local police had to return to an already extinguished fire on a rural plot near Calle Almirante Carranza over fears that the scorched land may ignite once again. A fire was previously reported and put out on the 13th of August with the local fire service smothering the flames before the situation got out of hand although some 1000m of scrub land was burnt. The police officers were dispatched as a preventative measure with the episode serving to show the seriousness with which fire is regarded during the summer months. The local authorities ask that all residents and visitors maintain a watchful eye during the remainder of summer and behave in a responsibly in areas of particularly high risk.
Foreign residents advised to update driving licenses - 12th Aug 2015
Jorge Bravo, Nerja's councillor for foreign residents, has advised expatriates this week to update their driving licenses to the Spanish equivalent before new laws come into effect in 2016. He explained that this mainly effects foreign residents who hold a valid residency card or green residency certificate and recommended doing it now whilst plenty of time remains before the new year. As of 2016 traffic officers will receive new powers to fine foreign residents who have not updated their licenses with a maximum penalty of a €200 fine.
Volleyball returns to Nerja's beaches - 11th Aug 2015
Burriana beach will once again be the venue for competitive volleyball in Nerja this coming weekend with a competition for local players kicking of from 10am on Saturday morning. Various age groups are to be included with younger players in both male and female categories playing on Saturday and seniors playing throughout the day on Sunday.
Plaza España hosts Carlos Baute concert - 10th Aug 2015
Last Saturday night it would have been difficult to miss the concert given in the centre of town by Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute. The concert was the third in a series of four which are being given in Plaza de España as pat of the 56th Nerja caves festival. The show, which started at 10pm, is part of the singers 2015 tour promoting his new album En el buzón de tu corazón and featured new songs as well as past hits. The final concert in the series will take place on the 15th of this month.
Summer white party draws nearer - 7th Aug 2015
Nerja's annual white party, organized by the town councils youth department, is almost upon us with the date confirmed for the 14th August. The venue will once again be El Salón beach just a short distance from the Balcón de Europa with the event beginning (officially at least) at 22:30. Everybody is welcome, the only rule being that you come dressed in white!
Two new exhibitions open in Nerja - 6th Aug 2015
Francine Raguet and Juan Antonio Ortega Montesinos will both be exhibiting their work in the coming weeks in the Sala Mercado and Calle Cristo hall respectively. Juan Antonio Ortega is a self taught local artist who has done much work for local Catholic brotherhoods over recent years, most recently producing the annual poster for the Feria de las Maravillas. Francine Raguet is a French artist who trained in the Monaco school of decorative arts and will be displaying a collection entitled "Earth and Art". Both exhibitions will continue until the final week of August with both morning and evening viewings.