Hail storms bring chaos to Malaga roads

Early morning hail storms have caused massive traffic jams on Malaga roads. The traffic jams are mainly in the direction of Cadiz and on the Guadalhorce motorway. Heavy hail and rain that swept through the province this morning have caused traffic tailbacks on most major roads leading into Malaga. On the ring road and the A-357 traffic jams were at …

New planetarium to open on the Costa del Sol

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The city of Malaga has put out a tender order for the building of a state-of-the-art planetarium on a large site within Campamento Benitez. Interested parties now have until February 8th, 2020 to submit their plans for the building of the planetarium, along with a concession period that will last for 37 years. Located near Malaga’s border with Torremolinos, Malaga …

Nerja gets 280,000€ to rejuvenate the Carabineros promenade

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After having been neglected and closed off to the public since 2002 due to the danger of rock falls, the coastal pathway known as the Paseo de los Carabineros is about to get a facelift. The Government Council of the Diputación de Málaga has approved 281,368 euros of funding for the recovery of Paseo de los Carabineros. The work is …

Malaga Province just had its driest ever year

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It’s official, 2019 was the driest every year for rainfall in Malaga province since records began. Using the rain metre at Malaga Airport (APG) the Spanish weather agency Aemet had collected just 204.6 millimetres of rainfall for the entire year. This now sets a record for the least amount of rainfall in a single year since record taking began back …

Nerja gets 350,000€ to spruce up the towns beaches

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The Government of Andalucia has awarded the town of Nerja a grant through the Ministry of Tourism to help spruce up its beaches. The grant in the amount of 352,321.28 euros will be used to purchase beach cleaning equipment and machinery to improve the cleanliness and safety of Nerja’s beaches. Nerja was the only town on eastern Costa del Sol …

Nerja to see its water supply temporarily cut off

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Water supply company Aguas de Narixa is informing residents of Nerja that certain parts of the town will have their water supply cut off due to maintenance work. The temporary disruption is scheduled for Monday the 30th of December from seven o’clock in the morning until half-past two in the afternoon, 07:00 to 14:30 hours. The areas affected are C …

The Sierra Nevada Ski Season kicks off in style

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Europe’s most southerly ski resort is open for business. Located near the city of Granada the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is currently undergoing a transformation that will see the introduction of an eight-seat chairlift that will service the Borreguiles beginner’s area. Sadly the new chairlift and two new tow lifts will not be ready until next season. What Sierra Nevada …

Historic Spanish Galleon Docks in Malaga

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A historically correct replica of a Spanish galleon treasure ship has docked in Malaga and can be visited up until January 12th, 2020. Timed to coincide with the holidays, the Galeón Andalucía is moored at Muelle Uno in the Port of Malaga. Fresh from a year-long tour of Europe, The Galeón Andalucía is an exact replica of the treasure ships …

42,000€ worth of Jamon stolen while lorry driver takes a nap

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More than 300 legs of Jamon were stolen from the back of a lorry on the Costa del Sol while the driver was sleeping. The brazen theft occurred a week ago at a petrol station in a service area in the early hours of the morning while the driver was having a rest on the Las Pedrizas motorway, in Malaga. …