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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+.
Leopoldina Valdemoro opens new exhibition - 18th Aug 2017
Yesterday evening local artist Leopoldina Valdemoro opened her exhibition of works dedicated to her family's past in a collection she has called "Illustrious characters of Velez Malaga, my family and its descendants". The artist, who graduated from the fine arts faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid, explained that this collection in which she's particularly sought to highlight the role of her female ancestors, was a therapeutic labour of love which helped her to better understand her family's past. The exhibition which is open to the public in the Calle Cristo municipal hall will continue until the 2nd of September with both morning and evening viewings.
Local man injured in traffic accident - 15th Aug 2017
A well known 54 year old man from Nerja was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Sunday afternoon at around 2pm. The incident occurred on the N340 leaving Nerja on the way to Maro just a stones throw from the Hotel Los Arcos. A vehicle with foreign registration collided head on with the man who was riding a motorcycle at the time, for as yet unknown reasons. The man is currently in intensive care and although his injuries are serious they are not thought to be life threatening.
Fishermen assaulted by illegal campers - 10th Aug 2017
Last Saturday three members of the Axarquia fishing club were verbally assaulted and attacked on La Caleta de Maro beach by individuals from an illegal settlement. The incident left one of the fishermen with injuries requiring attention at the local hospital and damage to their equipment estimated to be around 160 euros. Illegal settlements are a common problem in the municipality, particularly in the Maro area with local police frequently removing squats and moving individuals along. The Guardia Civil is now investigating the matter further.
Thousands of shoes collected in river clean-up - 8th Aug 2017
With the ever increasing popularity of the Rio Chillar as a summer excursion the town hall has been forced to up its game in the recent years to remove rubbish left behind by visitors. In the second cleaning operation carried out so far this summer thousands of shoes have been collected, left behind by visitors who've completed the trek. The custom of tying the shoes together and throwing them over cables and power lines, leaving them hanging, has become yet another unexpected consequence of the rivers popularity. The town hall is once again urging residents and visitors to take responsibility for the upkeep of the river, to maintain the area free of rubbish and in it's natural state. The next cleaning operation to be carried out by the authorities is scheduled for September.
Junta takes action to safeguard water supplies - 7th Aug 2017
The Junta de Andalusia's councillor for the environment announced last week a series of measures to connect currently unused water supplies to the Viñuela water distribution system. Amongst the measures is the connection of the Rio Chillar to the system which is expected to add some 2.5 hectometres per year of extra water at an estimated cost of €530,000. The news comes during a drought alert in the Axarquia region with the areas main reservoir at Viñuela at less than one third of its total capacity.
International youth day activities announced - 3rd Aug 2017
Nerja councillor Sara Rivas has announced some of the planned events to mark the fast approaching international youth day which will take place on the 12th of August. The council plan to dedicate the day to young local artists and performers with the Balcón de Europa and Plaza de España providing performance areas from 9pm until midnight. Amongst the evenings entertainments you'll find the typical Guitar and Flamenco performances which Andalucia is so well known for alongside other Latin dances, magic shows and various local groups and dance schools.
Another fire in Almijara - 2nd Aug 2017
The Almijara urbanisation has suffered yet another suspicious fire believed to be the work of the same individual that has started similar blazes in recent weeks. On Monday evening at 9pm a large plume of smoke was visible across the whole municipality with areas closer to the source also able to see the large flames of the fire itself. The culprit had once again set alight one of the pine trees in the community, this being the fourth similar incident to have happened so far this summer.
Early morning earthquake shakes the Axarquia - 1st Aug 2017
Early this morning the Axarquia experienced a minor earthquake according to the Spanish national geological institute. The tremor which measured 3.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 1:16 and was widely reported on Twitter and other social media sites by residents in effected areas. The epicentre of the quake was later pinpointed to the area of Nigüelas, Granada at 12km below surface level.
Councillor announces summer volleyball tournament - 27th Jul 2017
This week details have been released for the annual Burriana beach volleyball tournament. Councillor Cristina Fernández presented this years tournament poster featuring Ángela Lobato, Spanish national volleyball team member and Nerja resident, for the competition which will take place on the 6th August. The tournament includes a number of age categories for young children all the way up to seniors and will begin at 10am with participants signing up between 9 and 9:30am. For more information call 687-827-506.
Cangrejos summer activities begin today - 25th Jul 2017
The Plaza de los Cangrejos summer activities begin today with concerts, shows and film screenings planned for almost every day of the week up until the 3rd of September. Tuesdays are generally reserved for Jazz concerts, Thursdays for cinema, Fridays for performances by the local dance schools, Saturdays for choirs and Sundays for open air dancing. All the activities will start at 10pm apart from the family party on the 30th of August which will begin at 9pm. You can get the program of events from the town hall website here.
Guardia Civil warns against poisonous bracelets - 24th Jul 2017
Via its Twitter account the Guardia Civil has warned residents and tourists against the purchase of some types of hippie style bracelets commonly available at street markets and from roaming vendors in the towns. The bracelets in question are made of a variety of seed which is red in colour typically with a darkened or black spot. The seeds are highly toxic with hallucinogenic properties which in extreme cases have proven to be lethal. The authorities have requested that the public report any products that they feel to be suspicious to the police or Guardia Civil.
Foodtrucks Xperience comes to town - 19th Jul 2017
This weekend the Foodtrucks Xperience will be in Plaza de España from Friday night bringing dishes from around the globe to Nerja. The 10 mobile kitchens set up in trucks, lorries and vans not only bring food, drinks and cocktails but also live music and a children's play area making it a suitable evening out for the whole family. The Foodtruck Xperience will be in Nerja on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening with kitchens opening at 7pm and closing at just after midnight.