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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+.
Over 40 medals in one weekend for Nerja athletics club - 7th Jun 2017
Nerja's high achieving athletics club enjoyed another successful event in San Fernando over the weekend at the Andalusian championship for under 23's. Around 350 athletes travelled to the province of Cadiz for the event which saw Nerja club members take a total of 23 medals, thirteen of which were gold. This was added to by the veteran members who were in action in Isla Cristina, Huelva taking 21 medals in total, thirteen of which were gold.
Guardia Civil officers catch drug smugglers in the act - 5th Jun 2017
In the latest operation combating drug smugglers operating on the Costa the del Sol officers from the Guardia Civil interrupted two individuals unloading a boat in the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo natural park in the early hours of Friday morning. The smugglers were caught removing 19 packets of hachis from an inflatable zodiac style boat which was picked up by marine officers and tracked to La Cala del Pino beach. Once the haul was removed and weighed it was revealed that the operation had seized some 600 kilos of illegal drugs.
Approved busker list announced - 2nd Jun 2017
A council representative has announced that from the auditions that were recently held to select licensed buskers a total of 16 acts have been chosen to perform in various locations around the town. The artists can begin performing from June 1st until the end of September from 11am until 3pm and again from 7pm until midnight. The performers are now free to pay their fees and collect their licenses.
Fire breaks out in Calle Pintada - 1st Jun 2017
A fire broke out today at around 2pm in a commercial premises located in Calle Pintada. The fire which sent a plume of thick black smoke into the air alarming many of the residents of the street and surrounding area injured the owner and caused considerable damage. Officers from the Guardia Civil, Local Police and fire service attended the scene with early indicators being that the fires origin was a deep fat fryer.
Weekend success for X-Bike Nejra - 29th May 2017
Last weekend once again brought success for the X-Bike cycle club with junior member Nicolás Bobdailla taking the title of Andalucian champion in the rally category in an event hosted in Puerto de Santa Maria. This was the second such success for the young rider who already took another Andalucian title earlier this year at an event in San Fernando.
Regional fire service prepares for summer wild fires - 25th May 2017
Tomorrow the regional authorities will stage a drill in Capistrano to help asses the capabilities of the fire fighting services to deal with the annual problem of wildfires. Capistrano was chosen due to the proximity of dry scrub land and an established urban area which is classified as an interface zone in relation to such fires. The exercise will help in the evaluation of existing practices as well as providing valuable information to help improve response times and overall efficiency in dealing with fires which can quickly spread. Over one hundred individuals will be taking part in the drill from all branches of the 112 emergency services.
Nerja's latest dance festival begins this week - 22nd May 2017
This Friday Nerja will present it's latest dance festival with students from local dance schools performing in the cultural centre and on the Balcon de Europa. The main performances will take place on Friday and Saturday however the Fernando Hurtado dance company will continue the activities with a series of workshops from the 29th until the 31st in local schools. Entrance to all performances is free.
Mini earthquake hits Nerja overnight - 18th May 2017
A small earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in the early hours at 12:07 this morning. The tremor was reported by numerous Nerja residents and was later confirmed by the Andalucian seismic agency reporting that the epicentre had been in the Alhama de Granada area at a depth of 12km. The tremors were reported all over the region with the greatest effects felt in Torre del Mar, Velez-Malaga and Malaga capital although there appear to have been no related damages.
September beach from music concert announced - 17th May 2017
The council today announced a second edition of last years Playazo beach music concert in a poster unveiling ceremony in the main council chamber. The mayoress, Rosa Arrabal alongside youth councillor Sara Rivas, tourism councillor Patricia Gutiérrez and a number of artists taking part in the event unveiled the publicity poster for the concert which will take place on the 16th September and include a variety of national and international groups. The first 2,000 tickets are already available online with more making their way to further points of sale.
Tapas route gets under way - 15th May 2017
The fifth edition of Nerja's tapas route will get under way tomorrow with eighteen bars from every corner of the town getting involved. Amongst the various establishments are some well known names with the Nerja Parador, Mar Bella and La Joya all taking part in the route offering a tapa and beer for €1.80. Those on the route who fill their card with stamps from at least nine of the eighteen participating bars can go on to enter a raffle with the top prize of a free dinner for four and their weight in beer! The route will continue until the 15th June.
New road works announced for Puente viejo bridge - 12th May 2017
The town hall has announced to residents that the Puente Viejo bridge on the Hypersol roundabout will be closed on Monday 16th to allow for necessary repairs to be carried out. The repairs will improve the surface of the bridge and reduce the amount of maintenance work required by resolving issues caused by water eroding the packing material just below the surface layer.
Authorities rush to prepare beaches for summer - 10th May 2017
With the busy holiday season fast approaching local and regional coastal authorities have come together to repair the beaches which suffered the most sever damage during the late April storms. The town hall and national coastal authority began work to repair La Torrecilla, El Chucho and El Playazo beaches this week following a significant movement of sand down the coast. Cristina Fernández, councillor with responsibility for the upkeep of the local beaches explained that this week sand had been moved from the western end of El Playazo back to the most effected areas and that projects to prevent such problems in the long term were still under active consideration.