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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+.
Hikers rescued by ProtecciÃ³n Civil - 22nd Sep 2017
A pair of Swedish walkers had to be rescued earlier this week when they encountered difficulties whilst hiking along the rio Chillar. At 16:50 yesterday afternoon the local police requested that members of the ProtecciÃ³n Civil assist in a search and rescue operation for the pair who were eventually found at around 18:15 in an difficult to access area to the west of the river. Neither of the individuals required medical attention and were returned to the centre of the town in the early evening.
Malaga university installs new equipment in Nerja caves - 21st Sep 2017
The Nerja Caves Foundations long running collaboration with the university of Malaga has lead to the installation of new scientific equipment in recent weeks further reinforcing the sites position as an underground laboratory. A new spectroscopy laser will help research teams understand the processes which cause methane gas to escape from the earth, a study of real importance given the gases links to the greenhouse effect which also promises to provide the foundation with more information on how it can preserve and manage the caves. The installation called upon the local caving club for assistance who helped to place air sampling tubes in harder to reach areas for the study which is expected to last at least a year.
Full house for indoor football - 18th Sep 2017
Last week some 400 spectators turned up to watch two indoor football games which took place in the Sierra Almijara hall behind Nerja's athletics stadium. Two teams from the Nerja indoor football sports club were in action with the youth team playing against Malaga and later the seniors against U.D. CoineÃ±a. The atmosphere was fantastic with so many spectators turning the event into a passionate evening of sport. Unfortunately it was not the night for the local teams with both losing, the seniors being decisively beaten but five goals to one and the juniors losing by a single goal after a last minute missed penalty.
Nerja almost ready for Chanquete World music - 14th Sep 2017
The final stages of preparation are underway for Nerja's second Chanquete World music concert which will kick off at just after 4pm on Saturday afternoon. The event is taking place on Playazo beach on the western side of the municipality with a number of singers, groups and DJ's performing including Miguel Campello, Orishas and Carlos Jean. Tickets are still available for purchase from the official website but act fast as numbers are limited.
Maro's Carrera Urbana as popular as ever - 12th Sep 2017
Maro held it's annual collection of road races on the weekend as part of its feria celebrations. The Carrera Urbana de Maro, an athletics meet which is now in its thirty third year making it one of the oldest in the area, attracted almost 150 participants for its various categories. Races began at 7pm around the street circuit with Carlos Salcedo jr winning the overall men's category and Jacqueline Perrin the women's.
Huge turnout expected for Narixa club cycle event - 8th Sep 2017
Nerja's Narixa cycle club is expecting a large number of participants this weekend in it's Climb to Los Castillejos event which will set off from Plaza de EspaÃ±a at 10am. The race leaves Nerja in the direction of La Herradura and takes a northern turn into the hills of the natural park before descending back to the centre of the town for the finish, also in Plaza de EspaÃ±a. The race which is now in its third year, has proven to be extremely popular with cyclists from Nerja and the wider area forcing the organizers to limit numbers to 400 riders.
Art exhibition opens this Friday - 6th Sep 2017
The Malaga artist JosÃ© Antonio DÃaz BarberÃ¡n will open Nerja's latest exhibition on Friday with a selection of his hyperrealist paintings in a collection he has called 'El triunfo del BodegÃ³n'. The artist, known simply as BarberÃ¡n, has exhibited all over the world since the early 80's with thirty three exhibitions to date in cities such as New York, London and Madrid gaining ever more recognition along the way. His exhibition will remain open in the Calle Cristo exhibition hall until the 24th of September with morning viewings from 11am until 2pm and evening viewings from 6pm until 10pm.
Sewage plant delays reach parliament - 4th Sep 2017
Following months of delays on Nerja's long awaited sewage treatment plant the issue has now reached the ears of the national parliament in Madrid with prominent PSOE politician Miguel Ãngel HerediaÂ raising the issue. He announced his intention to register a new initiative demanding that the government takes steps for work to start by October at the latest calling it an insult that the residents of Nerja have seen four months of delays with seemingly no interest from national government.
Council elects to reinforce police presence - 1st Sep 2017
Earlier this week the council held a meeting to discuss the security arrangements currently in operation in the municipality, just a couple of weeks after the Barcelona attacks. Representatives from the local police and Guardia Civil were present alongside councillors and members of other local services who routinely operate in the town. The result was an agreement to adopt further passive security measures in the towns streets, to increase the number of officers routinely patrolling and reinforce existing preventative measures, including a renewed focus on community policing.
Authorities warn of Vuelta EspaÃ±aÂ traffic disruption - 29th Aug 2017
The town hall is reminding residents that on Thursday there will be significant disruption on the municipality's roads as the Vuelta EspaÃ±aÂ cycle race passes through the town. Anybody planning to travel on the N-340 around lunchtime needs to bear in mind that the road will be cut off to traffic between 1pm and 3pm to allow the race to pass by unhindered. The authorities are asking residents and visitors to plan ahead to avoid unnecessary hold ups and to cooperate with the local police and race organisers wherever necessary.
Maro prepares for feria - 25th Aug 2017
With just over a week before the start of its annual feria Maro is in the final stages of preparation. The small village fair which offers a less noisy and more rural experience to locals and visitors will begin on Wednesday 5th of September and continue until the early hours of Sunday. Keep an eye on our page here for more details when they become available.
Maro beach settlements removed - 23rd Aug 2017
Earlier this week council officials supported by the Guardia Civil took action to remove an illegal settlement on La Caleta de Maro beach. The authorities were alerted to the camp following the assault of three local fishermen who were using the beach on a Saturday afternoon by individuals from the settlement. In what is an increasingly routine operation for the council the settlers were moved on and the area cleared of rubbish.