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From the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary:
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary is in desperate need of funds. In the winter months the Sanctuary is always a bit quiet but this year has been the hardest yet. We just scraped through November with help from a campaign on Facebook and the website, and the wonderful donations of food made through horse1.
This month we need to pay:
- 250 euros to the Farrier for general maintenance and specialist work on a few of our animals that have on-going hoof problems.
- In order to feed our animals, we have a delivery of hay every 6 days. We will need another 5 deliveries this month. Each one costs 95 euros making a total of 475 euros.
- Our monthly rent for the Sanctuary site is 600 euros.
- We also need to de-worm all our equines. This costs around 120 euros
- Our equine dentist is coming on Thursday 19th December to treat our newest residents Poppy and The General. This will cost 120 euros.
- We also have an outstanding vet bill of 150 euros for treating Rosie.
If there is any way you can help, please do so via the website Home Page www.nerjadonkeysanctuary.com and click on Donate Here. If you would like your money to go to a specific item please add a note with your donation.
As Christmas is coming why not Adopt a Donkey as a present for a loved one, or maybe for yourself? To adopt, please go to www.nerjadonkeysanctuary.com and click on either Adopt or Donate. Please donate 25 euros for each adoption and add any details (e.g. your email address or the email address of a loved one, plus the name of the animal you wish to adopt). We will then send you, or your loved one, an adoption certificate.
Alternatively, you can visit us at the Sanctuary with any donations. We also always welcome carrots, apples and stale bread to help supplement our animals’ diets.
Directions of how to find us with our opening hours can be found on the website homepage www.nerjadonkeysanctuary.com. For any more information please call Harriet on (0034) 618467575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governing Council has agreed to amend the criteria for selection of candidates to work on projects under the Emergency Plan for Employment in Andalucia, a change that will allow people who reside in the towns where the works are being carried out to have preference. Read more
The European Parliament has approved a new fishing treaty between the EU and Morocco which will allow 44 Andalucian boats, mostly from Barbate, to resume fishing in Moroccan waters after a two year absence. Read more
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The Christmas celebrations have started in Maro with the traditional Dessert Competition held at the Hotel Playamaro, with a total of nineteen desserts and sweets needing to be judged. Read more
One of the events to celebrate Constitution Day on December 6th was held yesterday at the Nerja Cultural Centre where pupils from the Instituto El Chaparil attended a lecture by the provincial delegate Patricia Navarro.
The president of the Asociación Centro Comercial Abierto de Nerja, Enrique López Cuneca, and the Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, have signed an agreement which will allow more Christmas lights to put up at various points around the town. Read more
The Council has announced the winners of the first Essay Competition on the Spanish Constitution, part of the Constitution Day celebrations on December 6th. Read more
Nerja Council is collaborating with an environmental awareness campaign aimed at local primary schools by placing two wheelie bins, for recycling paper and packaging, at the Narixa and Joaquín Herrera schools, the bins having been provided by the Provincial Council. Read more
According to the Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, a total of 13,777 home owners in the municipality are eligible to receive a grant from the Málaga Provincial Government to lower their IBI (Rates) bill for next year. Read more
For the third consecutive year, the Nerja Basketball Club has organised the campus entitled ‘Tu navidad deportiva’ – Your sporting Christmas – which will take place on December 23rd, 24th, 26 and 27th. Read more
Nerja Council is set to take disciplinary action against an individual who has been dumping soil next to the Eagle Aqueduct, apparently to build an access road to his nearby farm. A mound of debris has built up on the north side of the aqueduct and has even covered one of the overflows. Read more
Ana María Márquez, a consultant in Archaeology, Museology and Cultural Heritage, with a BA in History from the University of Córdoba and an expert in Cultural Heritage for the Higher Council for Scientific Research ( CSIC), has been appointed as director of the Nerja History Museum. Read more
The remodelling of calle Lamo de Espinosa and calle Martínez Catena, carried out at a cost of over €3 million, have been completed and the two new ‘boulevards’ leading to the port are once again open. Read more
National Police have arrested a young woman in connection with the assault and robbery of an elderly retired Finnish couple in calle Baja, Fuengirola. Read more
The CoraXalia choir will be performing a Christmas concert at the iglesia de Alcaucín on Friday December 13th from 19:00.
The Municipal Nativity Scene has been officially inaugurated and is on display until January 7th 2014. The scene was created by the Hermandad de El Cautivo and is viewable Monday to Friday from 18:00 to 21:00 in calle Cristo 14. The Brotherhood have also set up a second Nativity Scene in the iglesia El Salvador on the Balcón de Europa.
The Nerja History Museum in Plaza de España is home to an exhibition called ‘aK (After Karst) from now until January 10th 2013. Read more
Three youths aged between 21 years and 24 years have been arrested in Vélez-Málaga on suspicion of stealing 400 kilos of avocados from a farm on the camino de la Rivera. Read more
Torrox Council has reached a collaboration agreement with a newly formed local company, Davisol, for the collection of used cooking oils from houses in the municipality. Read more
Two British nationals have been arrested in Frigiliana on suspicion of operating a marijuana plantation and drugs trafficking. Both are apparently the subjects of outstanding international arrest warrants issued by the British authorities. Read more
A lightning strike at 11:50 on Friday morning in the Puerto de los Umbrales area of Frigiliana caused a wildfire which destroyed 3,000 square metres of scrub and woodland. Two helicopters, planes and ground personnel brought the blaze under control at 15:00.
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Employees of the municipal cleaning company LIMASA have officially registered their intention to convene an indefinite strike as from December 20th 2013, even though the first talks to try and reach an agreement relating to a temporary employment regulation (ERTE) do not take place until Thursday. Read more
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RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA NEWS
A total of 170 animals, including dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes and birds, participated in the XIII Pets Contest in Rincón de la Victoria at the weekend. Read more
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A great deal of effort went into providing a ghoulish experience with decorations adorning the square and surrounding streets. There was even a figure floating over the square, excellent use of a remote controlled copter.
STRICTLY LOCAL...OR NOT
The Christmas lights are up and turned on all over town. Read more
The Supersol supermarket at the junction of calle Antonio Ferrandis ‘Chanquete’ and calle San Miguel at the western end of town will be open on Sunday December 8th from 09:00 to 22:00.
The Christmas lights are up in the centre of town, in calle Pintada and calle La Cruz. Anyone else think they look like the bases of beds adorned with a string of lights? It was a comment I heard this evening and I would have to agree, it was my first thought too. Colourful, though.
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WINING & DINING
Bar H20 on Burriana beach is closed this week for well-deserved holidays, reopening again at 15:00 on Saturday December 14th.
Restaurant Sollun, calle Pintada 23, Nerja, is now closed for holidays until March 10th 2014.
Fun and food with the Santa Claus Party at Restaurant First on December 6th 2013 from 19:00. Read more
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