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Nerja (1983). Eugenio studied Journalism at Malaga University and has been a SUR correspondent on the Costa del Sol since 2006.
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