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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+.
Senior residents get competitive - 8th May 2017
Last Friday some 55 Nerja residents over the age of 60 travelled to Torremolinos to take part in the eighteenth meeting of "Seniors in sport". The meeting brought together over 1,500 people to take part in a series of popular games, dances and sporting activities centred around balance, coordination, stamina and precision. Amongst all the municipalities Nerja was the best represented, sending the greatest number of participants of any single region. The local council are eager to point out the benefits of an active lifestyle to older residents highlighting the social, physical and mental benefits such activities can produce.
CCVN hosts Saturday night Jazz - 5th May 2017
The Nerja cultural centre is playing host to David Mesa and his "Jazz it up" quartet this Saturday evening with a style and collection of music they describe as modern and open. Amongst familiar toe tapping hits they'll include a number of their own works which although primarily modern also draw on the Latin background of the groups members with influences from Flamenco and Latin music in general. If you'd like to go along the concert starts at 9pm with tickets costing €10.
New exhibition opens in Nerja Museum - 4th May 2017
The Nerja museums Ana Maria Marquez hall has opened its latest exhibition today this time displaying pieces by Malaga artist Alberto Tarsicio. The collection entitled "unKNOWN" is made up of 24 large scale pieces and features naturalist landscapes alongside de-constructed portraits which the artist hopes provides a conciliatory point between classical and modern art. The exhibition will remain open until the 2nd July.
Weekend success for X-bike Nerja - 2nd May 2017
Last weekend brought continued success for Nerja's X-bike cycle club with numerous members taking part in the 25th Torre del Mar triathlon and many achieving notably high places in the overall classification. In an event which attracted more than 400 athletes club member Jesús Narváez took first place in the veterans II category and 16th overall in the half distance race with fellow member Miguel Rosado six minutes behind him crossing the line in 29th overall place and 12th in the veterans I category. Sergio Narváez was the next X-biker across the line in 49th overall place as part of the seniors grouping.
New reports of false gas inspections - 28th Apr 2017
The local authorities would like to advise residents of new reports of false gas installation inspectors operating in the municipality. The individuals have been presenting identification and paperwork claiming to be employees of a well known local business sent to carry out a free periodic inspection. The individuals then proceed to identify faults with the installation seeking to charge for unnecessary repairs. After numerous complaints to the company wishes to make residents aware of the issue.
Antonio Hidalgo opens new exhibition - 26th Apr 2017
Art enthusiasts might like to pass by the C/ Cristo municipal hall during the next couple of weeks with a collection of works by Antonio Hidalgo on display until the 11th May. The collection consists of paintings and sculptures by the artist covering subjects from landscapes, seascapes, fish, horses and scenes from the feria. If you'd like to visit the "Remembranzas" exhibition you can do so from 11am until 1:30pm and from 6pm until 9pm every day.
Local fishermen investigated - 24th Apr 2017
Officers from the Seprona environmental agency are currently investigating four individuals for the illegal fishing and subsequent sale of a protected species of shark. The investigation began when a photograph of what is believed to have been a thresher shark was posted on a social media page and reported by various users to the authorities. The thresher shark also known as the fox shark has been listed as a vulnerable species by the world conservation union since 2007 primarily due to over fishing and is protected both by national and international law. The case has now moved on to the public prosecutions office of Málaga.
La Ermita concerts now in fifth edition - 21st Apr 2017
This evening will see the latest intimate concert given in one of Nerja's most beautiful hidden treasures, La Ermita de la Señora Nuestra de Angustias. Veronika Nahapetyan on violin and Virgilio Meléndez on cello will perform a selection of classical music in the small chapel from 8pm.
Excellent Semana Santa for Nerja tourism - 19th Apr 2017
The Easter week once again proved extremely popular with visitors as highlighted by statistics from the Nerja tourist office. With the help of a period of good weather the Easter week saw hotel occupancy in the municipality reach an average of 91.19% over the period with the final four days of the week reaching just over 94%. Both of these figures show an increase compared to the same festival period last year. The increase in numbers was mirrored at the tourist office itself with information enquiries also up on last years numbers by approximately 2%.
Blood donation service to visit this month - 14th Apr 2017
Once again the Málaga blood donation service will be visiting the municipality for the day on the 28th of April and is encouraging as many residents as possible to donate. Those who would like to take part in this latest campaign can go to El Salvador church (the offices behind the main entrance) between 10 am and 2pm and again from 5pm and 9pm. Volunteers are reminded however that women should only donate blood a maximum of three times a year and men a maximum of four.
Hikers rescued in Natural park - 11th Apr 2017
Early on Saturday evening the emergency services received a call from a small group of hikers requiring assistance in the nearby Sierra Almijara. The group of four walkers from Málaga were disorientated after loosing their way provoking a search and rescue operation that began at 23:15 that evening. The group were discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning between the peaks of El Cielo and Navachica at around 3:45 safe and well with no medical attention required.
Residents look to block golf course development - 22nd Apr 2017
A new local action group has been born in recent weeks due to the groundswell of concern amongst Nerja and Maro residents related to the long planned Golf course expected to be situated between the town and village. The group which has named itself "Another Maro & Nerja is possible" is collecting signatures hoping to block the project which would see an 18 hole golf course, 680 dwellings and multiple hotels created in a largely agricultural area. The step was seen as necessary due to apparent attempts by the land owner to remove certain protective orders currently in place which prevent the area from being developed.