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Tourist found dead on local beach - 23rd Jan 2017
The body of a 81 year old Danish man was discovered yesterday on the Alberquillas beach on the eastern edge of the municipality. The alarm was raised at 3pm by the man's wife leading to the deployment of various local services including the Guardia Civil, local police and fire service. Despite efforts to resuscitate the victim he was pronounced dead at the scene with early indications showing that he fell from the cliffs.
Cold air brings snow to the coast - 19th Jan 2017
A dusting of snow came to the coastal regions last night with the lowest temperatures experienced in recent years hitting the area. Although not quite reaching the beaches the snow was clearly visible on hills of 300m or higher along the length of the Costa del Sol thanks to a wave of polar air from the interior of the peninsula. The cold spell has effected provinces all over Spain with the authorities in 45 issuing weather warnings, amongst them Murcia, Almeria, Granada and Málaga issuing warnings specific to snow fall.
Blood donation service returns to El Salvador - 18th Jan 2017
Residents will once again be able to donate blood later this month with the Málaga transfusion service planning to visit on Monday the 30th January. Those wishing to donate will be able to do so in the offices of El Salvador church from 10am in the morning until 2pm and from 5pm until 9pm in the evening.
New sports facilities for Burriana - 13th Jan 2017
The local council has announced that it intends to install new sporting facilities on Burriana beach. The new summer sports centre will cater for sports such as volleyball, football, basketball and hand ball and will be located at the site of the existing volleyball courts about half way along the paseo marítimo. The councils sports department also announced that it has already updated the current volleyball courts with new nets, boundary marking ropes and floodlights.
Nerja ticket wins ONCE lottery - 12th Jan 2017
An ONCE coupon sold in Nerja on the 10th of January has won a 35,000 euro prize. The coupon, which was sold at the kiosk on Calle Antonio Millón by María Nieves Pérez Rico was the latest in a string of wins in the municipality with previous wins of 175,000 and 350,000 euros in recent years.
Javier Rueda opens exhibition - 10th Jan 2017
Nerja's latest exhibition will open tomorrow in the municipal hall in Calle Cristo. The artist Javier Rueda is putting a collection of his photographs on display with the collective title of "Interferences". The images make use of distortion to create a duality within each image, requiring the viewer to look deeper, provoking surprise and in some cases discomfort to catch the viewers attention. The exhibition will be open until the 25th of January and is well worth taking a look at. You can visit both mornings and evenings from 11am until 11:30am and from 6pm until 9pm.
Upgrades announced to municipal car park - 9th Jan 2017
Nerja's councillor for transport reported today that improvements have been made to the subterranean parking facility beneath Plaza de España. The changes included the fitting of new handrails on the access ramps leading into the facility and the application of a special non slip product on the paving in the same areas to provide more grip under foot. The measures were taken after a series on accidents suffered by users of the car park whilst descending the ramps, particularly in wet conditions.
Museum receives new exhibits - 5th Jan 2017
The Nerja museum has received four new exhibits to its collection in recent days intended to help demonstrate to visitors in a visual way the history, customs and traditions of the municipality and wider area. Frigiliana resident Aurelio Torres has donated three artefacts related to the towns agricultural development, more specifically tools used in the harvesting and processing of sugar cane to create molasses. A canon ball discovered at the feet of the Balcón de Europa, which was formerly the site of a gun battery, will also join the existing exhibits.
Street light improvements in Rodríguez Acosta - 3rd Jan 2017
Nerja's councillor for infrastructure José María Rivas Gálvez today announced planned improvements to the street lighting in Avenida Rodríguez Acosta. The upgrades which will see the installation of new energy efficient lighting will significantly reduce the long term lighting costs while reducing the amount of light pollution in area. The total cost of the upgrade is expected to be €75,000.
New funds approved for infrastructure investment - 30th Dec 2016
In the latest Málaga regional council meeting held on the 16th new funds were approved for financially sustainable projects in the province. Some thirty six proposals were approved for the funding which reaches a combined total of almost €3.5 million. In Nerja one such project was the redevelopment of the Plaza Antonio Machado which will receive €182,000.
Food bank appeal collects 300 kilos of donations - 28th Dec 2016
The Nerja Solidaria association which distributes food to the most needy in the area announced that in its second Christmas campaign local residents have donated 300 kilos of food in the various collection points. These were located in supermarkets throughout the municipality and manned by volunteers from a range of local groups over the last weekend of November.
Nerja athletes dominate Velez-Málaga road race - 23rd Dec 2016
In the annual San Silvestre road race held in Velez-Málaga yesterday the Nerja athletics club once again displayed its deep talent pool taking top spot in both the women's and men's events. The race which is now in its eighth edition was run over a 5km course starting and ending in Plaza de las Carmelitas in the centre of town. Álvaro Fernández in the veteran category came in first in the overall race while Irene Díaz was the first woman across the line in an overall 37th place.