British resident arrested for accidentally starting Nerja fire

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Firefighters were called out Monday at around 1.30pm to extinguish a forest fire near to Nerja in an area known as the Cerro de San Isidro. From what we know it appears as if a 45-year-old British resident of Nerja is responsible after admitting he lit a small fire to burn some rubbish. The small fire quickly spread due to …

Banksy exhibition comes to Malaga for the summer

Banksy exhibition in Malaga

The Térmica arts centre in Malaga is hosting an exhibition of works by the anonymous England-based street artist Banksy, with many of the works being shown for the first time in Spain. “Banksy is probably the best-known contemporary artist in the world,” said Alexander Nachkebiya, curator of Banksy. Titled the “Art of Protest,” the exhibition contains more than 40 of …

Malaga Airport passenger numbers increase for the first four months of 2019

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Data from Spanish airports operator Aena shows that passenger numbers at Malaga airport are up 7.3% for the first four months of 2019 when compared to 2018. Considered as being the gateway to the Costa del Sol, Malaga airport saw 5.2 million passengers either arrive or depart Malaga airport between January and April of 2019. Of this number, 4.3 million …

Jamie Oliver opens restaurant in Malaga airport

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Celebrity British chef Jamie Oliver has just opened a new restaurant in Malaga airport with the aim of giving travellers a better option when it comes to airport food choices. The name of the new restaurant is “Jamies Deli”and it will be serving freshly prepared, sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, salads, hot products and a large variety of sweets. Malaga province is …

Popular Nerja beauty spot to be looked at following the latest rescue

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Local and regional authorities have decided to take a look at what safety measures are currently in place to stop people getting lost along the Rio Chillar. This comes about after a 34-year-old Swedish tourist called the emergency services when she and five other girls failed to find their way back to the start of the hike as the sun …

The superb guitar duo Café del Mundo come to Nerja!

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Playing thousands of concerts per year Café del Mundo are Germany’s hottest Flamenco guitarists. Yes, you’ve read correctly: Germany’s hottest Flamenco guitarists. With, standing ovations, and a fan cult on the level of a rock star’s Café del Mundo has released six albums, including “Beloved Europa” which entered Amazon’s Top 100 Jazz Albums within the first month of its release. …

Freddie Starr found dead in his Costa del Sol home

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Comedy legend Freddie Starr has been found dead in his Costa del Sol flat. Originally from Lancashire, the 76-year-old entertainer was discovered by a carer in his Mijas home. Most recently involved with the reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” back in 2011, Freddie went on the show despite having a quadruple bypass just a …

British expat arrested for alleged theft of iPad at Malaga airport

British expat arrested for alleged theft of iPad at Malaga airport

A British national living in Spain has been arrested after having allegedly stolen a British holidaymaker’s iPad at Malaga airport. The so far unnamed 45-year-old man grabbed the victims backpack at Malaga airport hoping to get away with the 700€ tablet. According to airport police, the victim of the alleged theft had just arrived in Spain from the UK and …

The locals on the Costa can now use a slide to get to work!

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Residents waking up late for work in one Spanish town, can make up for lost time by catching the slide to work. Thanks to the longest urban slide in Spain that has been built on the Costa del Sol, locals now have an unusual form of ‘transport’ to get along to work. Completely funded from private sources, the 38-meter long …

Nerja’s biggest summer festival yet

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Nerja’s  60th International Festival of Music and Dance receives its biggest ever budget. Scheduled to run from June 29th until August 3rd, Nerja’s giant festival includes 11 concerts, 9 of which will take place outdoors in the new 1700 seat Jardines de la Cueva auditorium, while the other two concerts will be held inside the caves. Following the discovery of …