Exchanging Driving licence from UK to Spanish simplified

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The process for swapping your UK driving license to a Spanish licence before the Brexit deadline, has now been made even easier. The Spanish road transport network division of the Spanish government, have put in place a new two-step process to aid with the transition. This system can help British nationals living in Spain with initiating the exchange, well ahead …

New additional measures for Andalucia

The Junta de Andalucia have announced further preventative measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 within the region. Beginning 10th November and continuing until 23rd November, the following rules will be in place: Leaving the town in which you live is not permitted unless you have a justified reason. Justifications include; For work, medical appointments, flights booked, train or ferry …

High speed train derails in Malaga

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Some carriages of a RENFE high-speed train travelling within the Malaga province derailed, causing injury to four passengers. Heavy rainfall added to the challenge as nearly 20 inches of mud made accessing the carriages difficult for rescue teams, where the Guardia civil, volunteers and firefighters collaborated to reach passengers. Four passengers and then conductor of the train suffered minor injuries. A …

New Nerja Walking Trail Network is planned

A new project is planned to boost natural and cultural knowledge of the wonderful nature walks within Nerja. The Nerja Trail Network is to be made up of fifteen different paths: Cuesta del Cielo, Pico Almendrón, Barranco de la Coladilla, Maro-Barranco Sanguino, Cerro Mangüeno, Tajo Baena, Cortijo del Imán, Navachica, Torres San Juan, Cueva de los Boes, Cortafuegos a Apretadero, …

Nerja’s water treatment plant becomes operational

It has been a momentous week in Nerja’s history as the water treatment plant has finally been put into operation. The initial testing phase of treating wastewater for the town will run for 6 months until April 2021. It is still yet to be confirmed who will take over the maintenance and operation of the facilities from April 2021, but …

Flights arriving from other countries to Spain are permitted as airspace remains open

With regards to yesterday’s new travel restrictions for the region, here is an additional clarification regarding the rules:  As published yesterday, travelling to Andalucia is not permitted from another country or region of Spain from 30th October until 9th November. However please note that this is for travelling by land and not by air travel. Airspace in Spain has not …

New Andalucian Travel & Border Closure Rules

Starting on 30th October rules affecting 450 municipalities within the region of Andalucia will come into force. The new restrictions on travel and border closures are expected to last until 9th November. Here are the new rules: -It is not permitted to go out of your home at night time between 11 pm and 6 am. Exceptions do apply, for …

Breast Cancer Survival Rates Increased by 20% in Malaga

Today, Monday 19th October 2020 is International Breast Cancer Day. Positive data now shows that the survival rates against the disease in Malaga has increased to 87%. This is a 20% increase in survival compared to the rates taken 30 years ago. According to the Andalusian Society of Medical Oncology (SAOM), there will be around 1,100 cases of breast cancer …

One million euro investment to be made in Nerja’s health and education facilities

The president of the PP of Malaga, Elías Bendodo has announced that there will be an investment of 1,179,000 euros from the COVID Funds into the town of Nerja. The investment aims to improve the health and educational facilities in Nerja, with the building of a new Health Centre and improvements to El Chaparil Institute for education. Bendodo said that …