A 43-year-old British man has been arrested in connection with the forest fire that broke out on Monday lunchtime in the area known as the Cerro de San Isidro, just behind Nerja.
It appears that the local resident admitted that he lit a small fire
Vélez-Málaga mayor Antonio Ferrer along with councillor María Santana, signed a contract with the company Axarquía Aviation Park on Tuesday which paves the way for a flight school in the Axarquía.
The town hall sold a plot of land at the Parque Tec
A 28-year-old local man was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after being found with a lighter near a burning container in Vélez-Málaga.
The arrest comes after a new wave of arson attacks on bins, cars and wasteland in the town.
Speaking to SUR last week, twelve hours after she, along with her daughters and nieces were rescued from the Río Chíllar, Daniela Cárdenas spoke of her "impotence and desperation" as night fell and the group were unable to make their way back to the
Last Sunday's rescue of a 34-year-old woman, along with her three daughters and two nieces, from the Río Chíllar in Nerja has once again brought to the fore the lack of control or safety measures at the popular beauty spot.
Swedish tourist, Daniela
A 40-year-old was arrested on 26 April after a high-speed chase through Torrox during which he reached speeds of up to 130 km/h in areas with restrictions set at 20 or 30 km/h.
The man, who was approached for being illegally parked close to the sea
A 20-year-old woman was rescued from a fire in her home in the village of Canillas de Albaida last Sunday.
Neighbours noticed flames coming from the first floor of the building where the woman was asleep. The other three homes in the building were
Residents of the Cantal neighbourhood in Rincón de la Victoria are blaming a recent spate of burglaries on the lack of police presence in the area.
At least 12 break-ins have occurred in the last two weeks and one neighbour, Juan Martín, told SUR
Around 50 volunteers participated in a clean-up of Nerja's beaches last Saturday. Those taking part used motorboats and kayaks to remove half a tonne of waste from the cliffs and beaches of Nerja during the event.
Plastics from local greenhouses,
During its last plenary session in April, Frigiliana town hall voted to start judicial proceedings against the two mobile phone operators that use a mast situated in the historic centre of the village.
The structure is situated in the grounds of th
Malaga's provincial government, Diputación, has announced that it is to fund a major renovation to Riogordo's El Paso (Passion Play) ground, to the tune of 270,000 euros.
The money is coming from Diputación's cofinancing investment plan, meaning R
The main bus station in Vélez-Málaga reopened last Friday following two years of work to reform the building which was, until the 1960s, the town's train station.
The Malaga provincial government, Diputación, financed the entire project, which cost
Residents in the Cerro y Mar and Chorreras housing developments, which are situated between Lagos and Mezquitilla in the Axarquía, have gone back to court to seek a solution to an ongoing legal battle with Vélez-Málaga town hall over incomplete work
Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Antonio Ferrer, has told SUR that two companies have shown interest in the project to repair the town's tram system infrastructure, since the work was put out to tender for a second time in January this year. A previous call ha
As part of the plans to pedestrianise Vélez-Málaga town centre, from next Tuesday some roads will be closed off to traffic while in others the traffic will change direction.
Some of the work has already started, including creating new roundabouts
The Nerja caves provided the stage for Malaga's main event to mark World Autism Day on Tuesday.
The caves' discoverers were joined by the Nerja Caves Foundation director, Chema Domínguez, Malaga's autism association president, José Reyes and repres
The body of a middle-aged man was pulled from the sea just 50 metres from Nerja's Balcón de Europa on Monday afternoon.
Police have confirmed that the man, who was fully clothed, is not local and haven't ruled out the body belonging to a migrant.
Guardia Civil officers are looking for the people responsible for a suspected arson attack on the Aquí Mismo beach bar in Torre de Benagalbón. The fire took hold late last Thursday evening.
A resident who spotted flames coming from the promenade a
Emergency services were called to two separate fires in the Torrox area last weekend. The first broke out in a field of stubble by the Torrox to Cómpeta road, while the second started in greenhouses in the Pecho la Torre area of El Morche.
A proposal to reactivate plans to build a harbour between Torrox and Nerja was one of the main items on the agenda during a visit to the Axarquía on Tuesday by Patricia Navarro from the regional government, the Junta de Andalucía. The idea has been o
A man, in his 70s and of Finnish origin, has been arrested and given a restraining order after what appears to be another case of gender violence.
The man apparently tried to strangle his wife with a belt after beating her with it and kicking and p
Frigiliana features in the latest Spanish Coca-Cola advert which was first televised and shown on the internet on Monday.
Viewers get a brief glimpse of people having lunch at a restaurant which was especially created for the promotional video, on
Torrox town hall has revealed plans to turn the existing market on its Plaza de la Constitución into a gourmet market, with a central bar where visitors will be able to sample local food.
The announcement was made last Friday by mayor, Óscar Medina
Rincón de la Victoria town hall has announced plans to extend its cycling to school project, 'STARS' to include a further seven schools.
The European Union initiative, which was started in the town two years ago, was the first of its kind in Andal
Although motorhomes are frequently spotted in coastal areas during the winter months, the influx this year at El Playazo beach in Nerja has attracted numerous complaints from both residents and business owners.
Last week, around 50 were counted on
Torrox has been named gastronomy capital of Malaga following a competition held by the Diputación provincial government to promote the Sabor a Málaga (taste of Malaga) brand.
Mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, along with Tourism councillor, Sandra Extr
Mayor of Totalán, Miguel Ángel Escaño, has said that the council is hoping to get the go ahead for a project to revitalise the Cerro de la Corona dolmen; a 6,000-year-old megalithic burial site, just 200 metres from where two-year-old Julen fell into
Juan Carlos Aparacio Nieto, 56, was officially made new chief of National Police for Vélez-Málaga during an official event at the town's Centro del Exilio on Tuesday.
María Gámez, the central government representative in Malaga, attended the cerem
Residents of the small village of El Trapiche, which belongs to Vélez-Málaga, have been assessing the damage caused to their properties and cars, as well as the local church, after a burst mains pipe connected to La Viñuela reservoir spilled around 1
The organisations and entities involved in the so-called 'Brick Beach' project to regenerate Mezquitilla beach in Vélez-Málaga met with residents last Tuesday to discuss the project and to answer their concerns.
The project involves regenerating pa
An entrepreneur from Seville has introduced a new service to Benalmádena collecting rubbish from people's homes to avoid them having to go to communal bins or recycling points.
Francisco José Novalío has signed a deal with a local housing estate w
More than 100 Benajarafe residents, as well as members of the opposition IU and PP political parties, took to the streets last Saturday to protest against Vélez-Málaga town hall's decision to sell a piece of land which is currently used for the annua
Residents of Torre de Benagalbón have voted for the most environmentally friendly of the two options presented to them for a new promenade.
Mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Francisco Salado, unveiled the results of the vote last week. Of 2,700 votes
Thieves have stolen two safes containing around 50,000 euros from the offices of the Nerja Caves. The robbers broke into the offices in the early hours of Sunday morning and made off with the safes, which also contained 80 lottery tickets featuring t
Vélez-Málaga town hall has awarded the contract to construct a section of Malaga's coastal pathway in Chilches to the Asturias-based company, Mediamadera Ingenieros Consultores SL.
It will form part of the provincial government's plan to connect t
Nerja painter, Juan Antonio Ortega Montesinar, has donated 413 euros to the children's oncology volunteer association (AVOI) in Malaga.
The painter, who is known for his charity work and images of Holy Week, sold over 100 calendars with his painti
Work has started again after a break over the Christmas period to complete Nerja's waste water station, which will enter into a testing phase before this summer.
Spain's Environment ministry has said that it wants to make sure that work is not furt
The vice secretary of Malaga's Partido Popular (PP) political party, Natacha Rivas, announced last week that Macharaviaya town hall has been accused of hiding information relating to expenses for trips made to the city of Pensacola in the USA over a
Vélez-Málaga town hall has put out to tender a project to repair the damaged sections of the town's tram infrastructure, which stopped running over six years go.
Mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, announced last Friday that interested companies had unt
The A-7205 in Puente Don Manuel will be closed to traffic until 27 February for the installation of a new pedestrian crossing.
The road closure is on the section of road from the A-402 towards Vélez-Málaga between the intersection on the Moraleda
The good temperatures registered throughout December and the almost complete lack of rain have brought forward the almond blossom in a number of areas of Malaga province, especially those exposed to the sun and closest to the coast.
Nerja town hall has installed four containers specifically designed for residents and tourists to deposit plastic bottle tops around the town centre.
Under the title 'Corazones Solidarios', the aim is to encourage people to donate their unwanted b
The Giner de los Ríos centre on Calle Diputación in Nerja, just 200 metres from the Balcón de Europa, is to be pulled down later this month, once the Christmas period has ended. Work to demolish the centre is expected to take around 30 days.
Two entrepreneurs, Daniel Stocker, 33, from Switzerland, and 39-year-old Rakel Domínguez, from Malaga, are hoping to open the first community eco-school in Spain. They have identified an area in the village of Almayate, which belongs to Vélez-Málaga,
Of the nearly 30,000 vehicles registered in the province in the first ten months of this year (29,826), only 53 were electric. If the statistics provided by the dealers' federation Faconauto, from data from the Traffic Department, were to include oth
The Nerja Cave Foundation last Tuesday confirmed its 2019 budget, which includes a 10.7 per cent increase in spending.
The foundation has announced a series of reductions in admission prices for the over-65s, under-12s, large families and people w
Malaga's provincial government, Diputación, has installed a series of informative panels at 14 points along the province's Senda Litoral, the coastal path that links the towns along the Costa del Sol.
Of these five are in the Axarquía: the Cantal c
Nerja town hall has said that the reason the Christmas lights had not been switched on until today is that no company had come forward for the two-year contract to decorate the town.
Last Friday, a Cordoba-based company, Pogesa S. A, finally signe
The strike planned by cleaning operatives to coincide with the Día de las Migas in Torrox on Sunday has been officially called off.
A deal was confirmed in writing between the cleaning company's union and the town hall. This will lead to a six per
The car industry is fuming. Successive announcements from the Spanish government about a rise in the price of diesel in 2019 and a ban on the sale of combustion engines from 2040 as part of the fight against climate change, have sounded the alarm in
The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation, Unesco, has added the Axarquía's dry stone walls onto its list of the world's intangible heritage of humanity, under the title, "Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques".
Vélez-Málaga town hall has announced plans to auction 31 plots of land in the town. Earlier this year it sold off two of the original 33 plots.
The land in question can be used for residential or industrial purposes. Values are between 13,000 and
The strike planned by Torrox's street cleaning company, to coincide with the annual Día de las Migas celebrations on 16 December, looks likely to be cancelled, thanks to an agreement between the town hall and unions representing the company.
Local police, hunters and other officers spent almost two hours on Wednesday morning trying to capture a young wild boar in Torrox town centre.
The animal, which according to sources was around three years old, was first spotted by residents in th
The section of the N-340 coastal road which was closed two weeks ago, following a landslide, reopened on Wednesday.
Emergency work to secure the rockface and install a safety fence in the area started immediately after the landslide, which resulte
Torrox's annual Día de las Migas, which is held on the last Sunday before Christmas every year, has been plagued with political controversy ahead of this year's event.
The town's cleaning company has threatened to strike over salary and working ho
Residents of the Calaceite housing development in Torrox Costa were told that the building was safe to return to on Monday afternoon, a day after a landslide caused serious damage to a door, several windows, railings and a wall in one of the blocks.
Torrox town hall started work last week to resurface the six kilometres of the M-5105 road to Frigiliana that fall inside its municipal boundary.
The other stretch of the road, which is roughly 10 kilometres in total, was redone a few years ago by
The old N-340 coast road between Nerja and Torrox will be closed to traffic for the next month after a large rock broke away from the hillside alongside and fell onto the carriageway below on Tuesday afternoon.
No one was hurt in the incident which
A couple from Madrid, who spent many years living and working in London, have just opened what they say is Andalucía's first eco-friendly boutique hotel.
Mayte González and Javier Martín, who worked in the banking sector in London for a number of y
The old N-340 coast road between Nerja and Torrox was closed to traffic on Tuesday afternoon after a large rock broke away from the mountainside above and fell onto the carriageway.
No one was hurt in the incident which occurred in the municipalit
Valle Niza beach, which belongs to Vélez-Málaga, is the seventh in the district to receive the internationally recognised 'EcoPlayas' flag.
The award was picked up in Mallorca earlier this week and is given to beaches which meet sustainable and en
Lacaliza restaurant, next to the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria, opened last week, a decade after the previous restaurant closed.
Local residents, Óscar Delgado and Conchi García, are the new owners of the eatery, which they say is one
The latest migrant tragedy to hit Malaga province this year occurred on Chilches beach last Saturday afternoon, when a dinghy with 15 north and sub-Saharan Africans arrived, two of whom had died before reaching shore.
Eleven of the migrants managed
Unicaja bank has said that it will pay for work needed to be done to the Nuestra Señora de Gracia convent in Vélez-Málaga, which is commonly known as Las Claras.
The bank, which currently holds the deeds to the building, has applied to the town hal
Residents of the Generación del 27 neighbourhood, situated between El Morche and Torrox Costa, celebrated the news that a telephone mast, which they say has caused "high numbers" of cancer-related deaths, is to be taken down in early November.
Nerja Town Hall has signed a contract with a company based in Asturias to build footbridges over the mouths of the Chíllar and Seco rivers in the town.
The bridges form part of a project being run by the provincial government, Diputación de Malaga
Three of five youths recently arrested for a series of violent crimes in the Algarrobo area were given prison sentences earlier this week after a witnesses came forward at the end of August this year, leading to the arrest of all five.
The Nerja caves and museum foundation has initiated plans to build a 4,000 square metre outdoor auditorium in the gardens of the popular tourist attraction.
The project is to coincide with both the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the caves an
A five-year-old British boy died after drowning in the swimming pool at a holiday apartment where his family were staying in Nerja.
Reports say that the boy had been playing in the pool with his siblings when the accident happened.
The Paseo del los Carabineros, a walkway which links the Calahonda and Carabeíllo beaches in Nerja, remains closed to the public 16 years after it was shut due to the risk of falling rocks. However, there appears to be no solution in sight for the ar
A French fugitive was caught by Local Police in Rincón de la Victoria in the early hours of Monday morning when officers stopped the man while he was seen driving recklessly through the town.
Results of a breath test showed he was twice over the l
The town hall in Rincón de la Victoria has announced that it has set aside 30,000 euros to clean up the town's Casa Bezmiliana fort. The money will also be used to install four surveillance cameras in a bid to stop vandalism.
The 18th-century milit
Vélez-Málaga is to regenerate part of its coast with construction waste.
The town hall will use part of the four million euros of European Union funding it has been awarded to carry out the 'Brick Beach' project to Mezquitilla beach between now an
Building work to the new national police headquarters in Torre del Mar is nearing completion and is set to be finished in early November, according to Vélez-Málaga town hall.
Work started in March 2017 and it looks as though builders will meet the
Two entrepreneurs from Nerja have designed a mobile phone and tablet application which they say will allow both foreigners and people with visual or hearing impairments to enjoy live theatre.
Fernando de la Rubia, a 48-year-old economist from the t
Following the brutal murder of his partner, Manoli C. S (44), in El Morche last Thursday, a judge in Torrox has ordered that her suspected murderer, Juan Antonio M. L. (46), be remanded in custody without bail.
Sources in the court said that the a
Vélez-Málaga town hall has announced that it is planning a major overhaul of its special protection and reform plan for the town's historic centre.
The plan, known in Spanish as the 'Plan Especial de Protección y Reforma Interior' (Pepri), has been
The Añoreta neighbourhood which forms part of Torre de Benagalbón and belongs to Rincón de la Victoria, was one of the first modern housing developments to be built in the area, around 30 years ago. The area is now best-known for its golf course, whi
The opposition Partido Popular (PP) party at Nerja town hall has criticised the current Socialist administration for the "dangerous state" of the railings around the town's famous Balcón de Europa.
PP councillor, José Miguel García, was speaking a
Chief of Torrox Local Police, José Manuel Ruiz Ortega, has reported a 75 per cent reduction in beach-goers reserving the best spots near to the shoreline this year, compared with 2015, when the local bylaw was implemented and in 2016 and 2017.
Worten, the electronics shop at El Ingenio shopping centre in Vélez-Málaga, was broken into for the second time in less than a month on Monday. A gang of "hoodies" entered the store at around 7am and stole a number of electrical appliances. A similar
A border dispute between Vélez-Málaga and Arenas has been opened up as a result of complaints from residents in the Cerro Beas area about the Refugio de Leo dog kennels which opened up next to their homes a year ago.
Complaints have been filed to b
Torre del Mar's long-awaited theatre has hit another setback after plans were unveiled last month to build 2,800 homes on land previously earmarked for the cultural centre.
Speaking to SUR earlier this week, councillor for Torre del Mar, Jesús Pére
Rincón de la Victoria councillors agreed during a plenary session last Monday that they would ask the regional government, the Junta de Andalucía, for 438,000 euros towards pedestrianising three roads in the town centre.
Calle Frigiliana, Calle Ron
The Local Police force in Rincón de la Victoria has received 368 applications from prospective candidates hoping to be offered one of three posts currently being advertised.
The next phase of the selection process, which includes a theory test, wil
The only battle in which King Ferdinand of Spain was involved during the Conquista del Reino de Granada (taking of the Kingdom of Granada), happened in Vélez-Málaga. It took place in April 1487, days before the surrender of the mayor, Abul Kasim Vene
A well-known chiringuito restaurant and bar on the beach in Torre del Mar went up in flames early on Thursday morning.
Three fire engines were called to the Bere Bere chiringuito, which is on the western side of the resort next to the annual Weeken
A sad ending to the story of the young diver from Vélez-Málaga who went missing off the coast of Cadiz. A British-registered leisure boat spotted the body floating in the ocean on Monday, ten kilometres from where he went missing. Sea Rescue and the
The Junta de Andalucía has approved a 1.2m-euro plan to improve safety on a 22-kilometre stretch of the A-7204 between Venta Baja in Alcaucín district and Riogordo.
Jesús Huertas from the Junta de Andalucía said that the work, which includes improv
Local business organisations in Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar have overwhelmingly opposed plans to extend the El Ingenio shopping centre, situated between the two towns.
Both ACET and ACEV, which represent independent shops in Torre del Mar and Vé
Vélez-Málaga town hall has announced that the first stage of work to pedestrianise the town centre has been awarded to Soluciones Integrales de Ingeniería y Obras, S. L., for 111,860 euros.
This is the first stage of four to complete the project an
Twenty people originally believed to be involved in the Río de la Miel illegal rubbish dump scandal in Nerja have been freed from further investigation in a letter from Malaga's provincial court to the judge presiding over the case at Torrox court.
A new dog beach in Torrox Costa officially opened last week, with around 200 canines and their owners making use of the facility on the same day.
The area covers a 300-metre stretch of beach near the mouth of the River Torrox and is the seventh bea
Phenomena such as the collaborative economy, which includes multinationals in the transport sector such as Uber and Cabify, or logistics, like Deliveroo and Glovo, are coming under scrutiny from tax inspectors because they often hide a number of irre
A 53-year-old Spanish man was detained on Tuesday when police officers responded to a 112 call in Torre del Mar which alerted them to a possible case of domestic violence.
According to the alleged victim, a 38-year-old woman originally from Paragua
Torrox town hall has added more than 100 extra free parking spaces to its blue zones along the coast.
The spaces may be used for a maximum of two hours using a cardboard disc which can be bought for one euro from the town hall and other locations.
The population of Rincón de la Victoria has doubled in size in the last 20 years, from 23,000 according to the 2000 census, to 46,000 people according to the latest figures. However, it wasn't until the arrival of the Malaga to Zafarraya train in 190
Frigiliana is one of Andalucía's most distinctive tourist destinations, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Now it has been recognised by the regional ministry for Tourism as an official Tourist Municipality. Home to under 5,000 residents, F
Members of the Plataforma Lirios de Mar group which formed in protest against the construction of a promenade in Torre de Benagalbón met with local mayor, Francisco Salado, on Tuesday to start designing the prom.
Technical reports which highlight t
A funeral urn dating back to the end of the Neolithic period and beginning of the Bronze Age has been discovered just seven metres from the public areas of the Nerja Caves; in the Sala de Cataclismo.
Although the urn was discovered in March the Ner
Mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal, met with the president of Malaga port authority on Monday with a view to attracting more people to Nerja who arrive in Malaga via the many cruise ships that stop in the city.
Arrabal hopes to bring more tourists to Ner
Som Cerezo, a shop on Calle Cruz in Nerja's town centre, which has sold everything from electrical appliances to postcards since it first opened in 1950, is to close its doors.
Current manager, Antonio Som Cerezo, who took over the shop from his fa
The battle is heating up between the hotels, who claim that holiday lets are creating unfair competition, and owners of properties which are rented for tourism, who say their business helps to create wealth and employment in the province.
The life of Cristina Gil López changed completely on 18 July 2014 when she gave birth to her second child, Kevin. Early during the pregnancy she contracted chicken pox, resulting in the boy being born with serious physical issues.
His level of dis
Work to finish Nerja's waste water treatment plant is well under way after the project was restarted on 19 February this year, following a nine-month stoppage.
Drains in the town centre, including Antonio Ferrandis 'Chanquete', Prolongación de Anto
Nerja town hall reopened the car park at Burriana beach last Friday ahead of the summer season. The opening of the car park, which has a total of 240 places, had been subject to considerable delay, according to opposition parties. The council also co
Nerja and Cómpeta town halls are both seeking investors to purchase and take on the management of holiday accommodation which they each own in the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountains.
Cómpeta owns La Casa La Mina, which has been closed since 2014
Nerja's Chíllar river, which has become one of Malaga province's most popular alternatives to crowded beaches during the summer months, still has no management plan or controls in place, despite its increasing popularity which has brought a growing a
Town halls across the Costa del Sol and Malaga province are in limbo over 'plusvalía', the land-value tax they charge to property sellers, while they wait for a change in law to clarify how this tax can be levied in the future.
The uncertainty come
Nerja town hall has published the draft version of a new bylaw on its website which will require residents who have been on the town hall census (Padrón) for more than four years to pay up to 150 euros for a civil wedding.
Currently only couples wh
A 42-year-old mountaineer, who had gone missing from his group, was rescued from the Axarquía's La Maroma mountain on Monday morning after the group alerted emergency services at around 8.40pm on Sunday.
Once located, the man, who had disappeared a
Malaga's provincial government, the Diputación, is currently carrying out a 150,000-euro project to improve the water supply in the villages of Arenas, Sayalonga and Canillas de Albaida in the Axarquía.
The condition of the existing pipes regularly
A court in Malaga has sentenced the former mayor of an Axarquía village, José Antonio Gutiérrez (41), to nine months in prison for misappropriation of public money. Gutiérrez, who ran Sedella and pleaded guilty to the charges against him during his c
Local politicians including mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, along with Elías Bendodo, President of Malaga's provincial government; Diputación, officially opened a 30-metre coastal pathway over the Gúí river, connecting Torre del Mar and El Morche via
Rincón de la Victoria has also announced progress this week in its stretch of the Senda Litoral coastal pathway project. Although the area already has its own seven-kilometre-long promenade, the town council plans to construct a footbridge over the G
Around 30 cars parked on the pavements of residential areas in Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar, including La Mata and Viña Málaga, were issued with unexplained parking fines last week.
Mayor Antonio Ferrer, who lives in La Mata, said that he had not
A court in Malaga has ruled that Vélez-Málaga town hall must pay back 4,844 euros in Plusvalía (increased land-value tax) to a resident who sold a house in the Chilches area in March 2016.
The man originally bought the house in August 2005 and at t
Four years after it became law in Andalucía for all taxis in towns with populations greater than 10,000 to have meters, Rincón de la Victoria's 24 taxis have this week been fitted with the devices.
The delay was due to a failure to agree on tariffs
The Mediterranean archaeological park, situated next to the Cantal and La Victoria caves in Rincón de la Victoria, is set to have restoration work carried out, according to the town's mayor, Francisco Salado.
The archaeological site, which first op
Nerja town hall and the archaeologist and conservationist at Nerja Caves, Luis Efrén Fernández, have announced that the party which is traditionally held on 14 May, the night before San Isidro, has been cancelled this year.
The move comes after Fer
The premium extra virgin olive oils from Malaga, that is those made from a selection of the best olives and with very limited production, continue to achieve international success. Three olive mills in the province have won a total of six medals, fiv
Firefighters were called to tackle two car fires in Nerja on Monday. The vehicles, which were both rented, caught fire in the Los Huertos de Carabeo public car park.
It is not known why or how the fires started. Officers used synthetic foam to ext
Vélez-Málaga town hall has installed six new shower units, half of which are adapted for wheelchair users, along the beaches in both Torre del Mar and La Caleta. In addition to the showers, public toilets have also been installed, in response to resi
Although tickets for the cruise cost parents 750 euros, the trip turned out to be "a total nightmare". "We felt ripped off, this has been the worst school trip of our lives," said students from the Jorge Guillén secondary school in Torrox, one of the
The Junta de Andalucía finished cleaning up the Barranco del Viejo area just two kilometres from Nerja town centre and near the border with Frigiliana this week.
The site had accumulated 5,000 tonnes of rubbish over a 15-year period and was the su
Award-winning Irish celebrity chef, Neven Maguire, was filming in Frigiliana this week for his programme which is aired on prime time Irish television. Frigiliana's tourism councillor, Carmen Cerezo, said that the filming had been made possible throu
Three boats which have been abandoned at Caleta port in Vélez-Málaga are up for auction. The boats form part of a total of 49 that are being sold by auction across the whole of Andalucía. The 49 boats are expected to fetch between 200 euros, for the
Rincón de la Victoria's public indoor swimming pool has been hit with another setback following a decade of problems which have prevented it from opening. The Junta de Andalucía has withdrawn its decision to award a specialist company the management
Guardia Civil officers arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault in Nerja last Friday. The 40-year-old suspect is accused of sexually assaulting a female shop assistant in an incident which allegedly took place in a clothes shop in the town centr
Nerja's deputy police commissioner, Andrés P. C., 28, was hit by a car being driven by a former Nerja councillor in the town on Tuesday.
The ex-politician, Expedito Cabra, 77, said that he had become "distracted" as his car approached a roundabout
Mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Francisco Salado, has said that residents of Torre de Benagalbón will be able to vote for their preferred outcome to the controversial promenade development.
Local residents have been campaigning to save the area, wh
A 48-year-old Belgian man from Vélez-Málaga was found dead when his car came off the N340 road, near to the Cantarriján beach and Cerro Gordo west exit on Saturday.
Officers believe that the man had suffered a heart attack or was asleep at the whe
Mayor of Arenas, Laureano Martín, has criticised the Junta de Andalucía's decision to delay the multi-million-euro retirement home and hotel project in the village. Although the project, launched by a Belgian investor, was given the green light by th
Some species of birds have returned to the pond at Vélez-Málaga's María Zambrano park since a renovation, including improved filtration and oxygenation of the water, took place earlier this year.
Parks and gardens councillor, Marcelino Méndez-Trel
The only covered car park in Torrox Pueblo has been at the centre of complaints by residents in recent months due to its condition.
The public parking area, which opened in December 2008, has been continually vandalised and the damage has not been
Work finally started again to Nerja's sewage treatment plant on Monday. The long-awaited return of Isolux-Corsán-Corviam, who gave assurances that they would be able to complete the project, came after a series of protests in the town in January and
Las Claras, an association that is campaigning to ensure that the Las Claras convent in Vélez-Málaga is used in the most appropriate way, has asked for the building to have "university use" if and when it is bought by Vélez-Málaga town hall from Unic
Nerja's fire station was officially opened last Friday.
The service will cover Nerja, Maro and Frigiliana, with a combined population of 40,000 people.
This figure, however, can triple during the summer months.
Three firefighters are currently
Designers who dress members of royal families, football players or television presenters are often imitated by those aspiring to be like their idols and this tendency can boost the sales of small clothing outlets whose clothes are worn by celebrities
Travel website TripAdvisor has named Parador de Nerja as Spain's sixth best.
The list, which TripAdvisor explained is based on travellers' trips and comments, produced a 'top 10' list of paradors in Spain, with the number one spot going to Cangas d
More than 700 people participated in last Saturday's protest through the streets of Nerja over the ongoing delays to the town's sewage treatment plant, according to local police sources.
Around one third of those who turned out were foreign reside
A fall in visitor numbers at one of Malaga's most popular tourist attractions, the Nerja caves, has been attributed to a change in visiting rules and hours.
A 10.4 per cent drop in numbers was recorded last year, but according to manager of the cav
A residents' group supporting the redevelopment of Las Claras convent in Vélez-Málaga into a cultural centre, told the town's mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, in a meeting last week, that Unicaja, the current owner of the building, should, through the b
A new notary office opened in Nerja on Monday, meaning that the town now has two such entities.
The office, which is run by Milagros Mantilla de los Ríos Vergara, is situated in Calle La Cruz.
The notary on Avenida de Pescia, run by José Alberto
A court has asked the Guardia Civil's environmental unit to investigate the source of effluent leaks around Nerja town centre this week. On Tuesday sewage was spotted spilling into the mouth of the Chíllar river, at El Chucho and El Playazo beaches t
Large towns along the coast are gaining in terms of population and those inland are progressively losing theirs. That is a simple way of summing up the way the registered population in the 103 municipalities in Malaga province has evolved in the past
While the figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) last week show a modest increase in the inhabitants of Marbella in the year up to 1 January 2017 (428), more recent statistics from the town hall's 'padrón' department show that th
The pilot of a light aircraft escaped uninjured when his plane crashed into a field of avocados not far from the Axarquía airfield at the Benamocarra bridge on Thursday morning.
According to a spokesperson at the airport's control tower, the pilot,
Publishing its budget for 2018 on Wednesday, the Nerja Caves foundation said that it wants to maintain high visitor numbers in 2018.
At the end of 2016, the foundation announced that more than 432,000 people had visited the site; a 5.2 per cent in
A resident of Benagalbón whose baby goat had its four hooves cut off has offered a 500-euro reward for "trustworthy information" about who was behind the crime.
Francisco Javier Jiménez explained to SUR on Monday that he had bought the goat, which
Pupils from the Trayamar secondary school in Algarrobo will have a stall at the town's Christmas market this weekend in order to raise funds as part of an Erasmus programme they have been taking part in.
While a 20,000 euro Erasmus grant funded the
Rincón de la Victoria town hall has renewed an agreement with the Spanish NGO, Organización Social de Acción Humanitaria (OSAH), or Social organisation for humanitarian action in English, which was first signed in 2011.
The new agreement will see
The town hall in Nerja says it is waiting for documentation from a local businessman to get permission to remove heavy machinery which has been disused since a quarry closed in 2000.
Around 30 items have been creating an eyesore around the Los Col
Rumours over the much talked about vote of no confidence against the Mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal, continue to be just speculation after a councillor from the Ciudadanos party failed to show up to a meeting with Partido Popular (PP) politicians to si
Nerja town hall voted unanimously last week to pass a draft proposal which, if it comes into force, will seek to eradicate the use of animals by beggars in the town centre by issuing fines for anyone caught begging with their pets.
Mayor Rosa Arra
The Junta de Andalucía is to meet with irrigators in the province next week to agree a series of measures in an effort to avoid declaring a drought.
The announcement came after the Junta's environment representative, José Fiscal, admitted on Monday
The Guardia Civil are hunting two hooded men who violently attacked a 70-year-old man in his home before making off with a car, jewellery and money.
The horrific incident occurred in the rural area of La Morea, to the south of Frigiliana village an
Miguel Briones, the central government's representative in Malaga, confirmed on Wednesday that Spain's environment ministry has committed to the Nerja waste water station being ready for testing in 2018.
Briones said that an agreement had been rea
Mayor of Almáchar, José Gámez, along with Francisco Salado, Vice President of Malaga's Diputación, announced last week that the small Axarquía town of Almáchar is to be home to a museum dedicated to raisins.
The project is being funded by the two e
Spain's environment ministry announced last Friday that after almost six months of stoppage, work has started again on Nerja's waste water treatment plant.
The company overseeing the project, Isolux-Corsán-Corviam, which declared bankruptcy at the
It was in 1981 when Pedro Gómez, originally from Salamanca and his Danish wife, Dorit, visited Aldea Alta for the first time. In those days it was just one of many farmhouses that had been abandoned in the Vélez-Málaga countryside. The opportunity to
The number of fines issued for reserving space on beaches in Torrox has increased this year, despite widespread international media attention.
In 2015 Torrox town hall was the first in Spain to start fining 'beach hoggers' - people who left belongi
A tourist from Madrid has presented a complaint against the hotel Balcón de Europa to Nerja town hall.
The tourist, Alejandro de la Fuente, has reported in writing that the hotel is providing guests with sunbeds on the La Caletilla beach, to which
The storms at the beginning of this week did not bring as much rain as the Spanish met office Aemet had forecast. Nevertheless the rain that did fall, especially in the Guadalhorce valley and Antequera areas, has been welcomed by local farmers, altho
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Festival of Three Cultures in Frigiliana got under way on Thursday and will be on until Sunday. It is one of the most hotly-anticipated events in the Axarquía and all happens in the town that boasts some of the w
Once again a controversial and offensive advertisement flew over the Malaga coast last Sunday, a week after it was first spotted being flown by light aircraft from Cadiz to Almeria.
This time the people behind the publicity stunt, who are still uni
Authorities and the agricultural sector have been stepping up action in recent weeks with the impending threat of drought looming over the Axarquía.
Last week the Junta de Andalucía met with environmental councillors at the Axarquía's largest loca
Nerja's botanical garden opened recently, three years after work was completed on the site next to the Nerja cave.
Disagreements between the Junta de Andalucía and the Nerja cave foundation over the management of the gardens led to the 36-month del
Mayor of Rincón de la Victoria Francisco Salado announced last weekend that residents of Rincón, including those in Benagalbón and La Cala del Moral, will be asked their opinion on the promenade project in Torre de Benagalbón.
He said that a compa
A British woman was rescued by an off duty police officer and lifeguard in Nerja on Monday.
The incident happened at around 3.30pm, when 37-year-old National Police officer, Francisco Javier Martín, and 19-year-old Fuengirola lifeguard, Iván Mérida
Bathers on Calahonda and El Salón beaches in Nerja alerted SUR to the presence of froth caused by effluent in the sea near the shore during the course of last weekend. The dirty water caused alarm in the town at the start of the high season and despi
An 11-year-old Austrian boy is the chief suspect behind a series of fires which broke out on Tuesday evening and into the night in and around Periana.
He was caught by police and firefighters who were extinguishing the wildfires. According to mayo
More than 100 dogs were removed from land near the Granadillas stream near Rincón de la Victoria last Friday.
Seprona, the environmental protection unit of the Guardia Civil, obtained a court order from a judge in Malaga to intervene to rescue the
The new administration at Rincón de la Victoria's town hall has started a cleaning blitz following months of controversy over the management of the town's cleaning company, which led to last week's vote of no confidence.
Beaches have been the firs
An 82-year-old British tourist named Brian Hayes has been found disoriented and dehydrated on the hard shoulder of the dual carriageway near Nerja. Hayes, who was visiting the area from Manchester, went missing after he left a rented apartment in the
More than a week since SUR first published the revelations over public figures' involvement in an illegal landfill site in Nerja, the accusations and developments continue, with around 40 people under suspicion.
SUR has had access to a document tha
Almost 40 people, including Junta de Andalucía members, Nerja mayor, Rosa Arrabal, and former mayor, José Alberto Armijo, as well as other councillors and 26 companies are being investigated by Malaga's environment public prosecutor and the Guardia C
Meetings have been taking place in the last week between Nerja town hall and landowners, La Sociedad Azucarera Larios SA (Salsa), to try to reach an agreement over the controversial Maro golf course development. Councillors met with representatives f
A woman has been left with burns on her arm following an explosion at a roast chicken takeaway in Nerja.
The incident occurred at 1.30pm on Thursday after a gas cylinder in the shop exploded, causing a fire.
The shop is located on Calle Pintadas
Current mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Encarnación Anaya (PSOE), has accused the tripartate pact of the Partido Popular (PP), Ciudadanos and the Partido Andalucista (PA) of having "spurious interests and fear of justice" after they presented a vote
A three-year-old has died after an incident at a swimming pool on Sunday in Rincón de la Victoria. The child fell into the pool and began to drown but was quickly rescued. Medical services managed to get the boy breathing again, but he remained in a
Despite prior warning and public approval, the current closure of the old bridge, one of Nerja's main access points to the west of the town, has generated a high number of complaints by residents. The bridge will be closed for approximately one month
Customers at a Frigiliana restaurant had a lucky escape on Wednesday after a 4x4 vehicle parked up in a street just off Plaza Amparo Guerrero suffered brake failure and rolled down from a height of two metres onto the restaurant's terrace.
Around 200 people took part in a demonstration against a planned bullfight in Vélez-Málaga last Saturday. Among the demonstrators were representatives from political parties, Podemos and Izquierda Unida, as well as animal rights organisations. The me
The iconic Iberostar Málaga-Playa hotel in Torrox Costa officially reopened with an inauguration event last Saturday, having undergone a major makeover during the low season.
Both the interior and exterior of the hotel have been modernised. In addi
Their story has gone all around the globe and since giving a press conference at Torrox town hall a week ago, Jimena Rico and Shaza Ismail have been inundated with requests for interviews and even offers to have their story made into a book or a film
The new doctors' surgery in Torre de Benagalbón, which belongs to Rincón de la Victoria, will start operating from Monday 8 May, according to the government's equality, social services and health representatives, José Luis Ruiz Espejo and Ana Isabel
Alicia Martín Cruz and two of her three dogs, eight-year-old Lima and nine-year-old India, help children and adults in the Axarquía region to overcome difficulties with reading, writing, maths and general emotional development.
Schools and centres
A young actor from Benajarafe has secured the leading role in Billy Elliot the musical, which will premiere in Madrid in October.
Eleven-year-old Cristian López Zamanillo, who lives with his mum, 34-year-old Soraya Zamanillo and grandmother, Argand
Nerja looks set to be the next town in the Axarquía to impose fines for 'beach hoggers,' according to a consultation document published by the town hall.
The proposal, which forms part of a list of 35 suggestions currently out to consultation, woul
Thieves stole 3,000 euros in cash and 21,000 euros of jewellery from two elderly foreign residents' houses in Nerja town centre earlier this week, disguising themselves as inspectors from the company Sevillana-Endesa. According to police sources, the
An estimated 30,000 residents in Vélez-Málaga are experiencing problems with boilers, dishwashers and washing machines, damage amounting to 150,000 euros, due to abnormally high levels of lime scale in their tap water.
The town hall and water compa
Three out of the four biggest Axarquía town halls have failed to sign off this year's budgets, despite being at the end of the first quarter.
Councillors at Nerja, Torrox and Rincón de la Victoria town halls have been unable to reach agreements ove
The 18th Nerja Residents' Day took place on Plaza de España on Sunday. Thirty-four stalls represented the large number of associations, companies and other organisations that are formed by, or work with, foreigners in the town. There were music and d
Torrox town hall has announced plans to restore the old sugar cane factory situated in Torrox Costa.
Mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, revealed last Friday that the town hall has approached Spain's central government for financial support for the proj
Spain's home office minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, used the occasion of laying the first stone for Torre del Mar's new National Police headquarters to condemn terrorism and make reference to Basque terrorist group ETA's plan to hand in all its remaini
Residents of the town of Torre de Benalgabón have gathered over 2,000 signatures via change.org in an attempt to stop a project to construct a promenade on sand dunes.
Opposers of the plan who have formed an association of around 800 residents, 'Pl
Work is under way to stabilise the walkway and cliffs between the Mirador del Bendito next to Carabeíllo and Burriana beaches in Nerja. The walkway was closed 15 years ago due to concerns over safety and falling rocks from the cliffs. It is hoped tha
A 44-year-old driver damaged bollards and parked cars after invading a pedestrianised street in the Torre del Mar area in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The woman, who had a alcohol level of more than 0.4 milligrams per litre of air, drove a
Rincón de la Victoria town hall has announced a six-month extension to its programme to collect DNA from residents' dogs. The announcement comes after only 71 out of an estimated 9,500 dogs' DNA have been registered since the start of the scheme. Pet
A 20cm by 20cm hole in one of the two pipes that takes raw sewage into the sea off Nerja's coast was spotted and subsequently filmed by residents in the town last Thursday. The hole, 400 metres from the seashore between the El Chucho and Torrecilla b
Two young university graduates from Vélez-Málaga have set up their own business selling Holy Week souvenirs. Daniel Escalona, 25, who has a degree in Marketing and his friend, Francisco Gutiérrez, 23, a Business Management and Administration graduate
Anybody who has walked down Calle Carabeo in Nerja this week will probably have seen the words 'sé fuerte Luis,' (be strong Luis), painted in large red letters over an existing piece of artwork depicting some of Spain's most illustrious writer and ar
The Junta de Andalucía has this week announced its intention to open Nerja's botanic garden this year, three years after work was finished on the site next to the Nerja caves.
José Luis Ruiz Espejo, Malaga's representative from the Junta, told SUR
A new case of animal abuse reached the courts this week; this time a dog in Torre del Mar which was being kept tied up in squalid conditions in Torre del Mar.
National police officers found the dog, which had neither food nor water at the time, in
The El Cueva de Nerja-UMA Under-15 side won the bronze medal in the indoor Copa de España competition in Zaragoza.
The male athletes from Nerja scored 59 points while their female teammates won 63 points in sprint, jumping, javelin and long-distanc
A new dog park has opened in Rincón de la Victoria. The new space measures 600 square metres, includes a fountain and seating area and is situated in the Los Almendros park in the town centre. Councillor Ezequiel Carnero said last week that "there is
A vote of no confidence has been motioned against the current mayor of Frigiliana, José Antonio González and his party, the Partido Popular (PP).
Councillors from the socialist PSOE and Andalusian party, Partido Andalucista (PA), presented the moti
Following the success of a party last Sunday to raise funds for Pablo, a seven-year-old boy from La Cala del Moral who has cancer, further events are being organised for this weekend. The party, which took place on Plaza Gloria Fuertes, raised 20,000
A team of scientists investigating the age of the drawings in the Nerja caves has dated them back 20,000 years, instead of the previously believed 43,500 to 40,000 years.
The team, which has been led by professor José Luis Sanchidrán, from the Univ
The former Partido Popular (PP) administration at Nerja town hall, led by ex-mayor José Alberto Armijo, has expressed its "surprise" over investigations into mismanagement when the party was in power in the town. The investigations, which are being l
Following a seven-month delay, work has started again on Nerja's waste water treatment station. As of last Thursday the roads around Burriana beach, to the east of the town, have been closed to traffic, in order to complete work to the main pumping s
Registration is open for a new film festival in Vélez-Málaga, which will show short films made by people using their smartphones. The festival, called 'Corto&cambio' (short & change) aims to show life in Malaga province through the eyes of its reside
A new drama school in Rincón de la Victoria has taken its first pupils since the project was set up after residents were invited to vote on how 500,000 euros should be spent in the town. The school is based in the Sala de Las Musas in La Cala del Mor
Frigiliana council has announced that it is to charge couples 50 euros for a civil wedding. Considered one of Spain's most beautiful villages, Frigiliana has seen a growth in 'wedding tourism' recently and until now civil weddings have been free, exc
A man and a woman died after a microlight aircraft crashed near the La Axarquía aerodrome on Thursday last week.
The 47-year-old woman, who was flying the aircraft as part of a training circuit, and an unidentified man, were killed after the aircra
An 81-year-old Danish man died on Sunday after falling from a cliff in a rocky area of Las Alberquillas beach in the Maro-Cerro Gordo nature reserve.
The emergency services tried to revive the man, who was taking a walk with his wife, but he had a
Last weekend Nerja celebrated San Antón with traditional bonfires in the streets. Locals and visitors fought off the cold around the bonfires and barbecues with the help of sweet muscat wine. According to the tradition the fires are lit in the street
The group who discovered of the Nerja caves met at the historical site for the 58th annual reunion on 12 January. Francisco Navas, José Torres and brothers Miguel and Manuel Muñoz were accompanied by their wives, along with the widow and son of the f
Nerja-based NGO Nerja Solidaria de Alimentos reported on Tuesday the theft of 300 euros and a laptop from its headquarters in Plaza de la Ermita in the town. According to the NGO's president, Miguel Benítez, the robbery took place on Monday and there
The continuing saga of Nerja's unfinished water treatment plant has been at the centre of the town hall's agenda this week as an investigation into the delays to the work has been opened. In the same week, Spain's central government has said that wor
AIDS is one of the greatest pandemics in the world. It was only discovered 35 years ago in Los Angeles, but now around 38 million people have been infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and approximately half of them are unaware of the f
How much does a cave cost when it is a tourist attraction and has been declared of special cultural interest?
That's the question that a panel of three experts has just answered. In their opinion the Cueva del Tesoro caves, which includes prehistor