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Primark to open huge new store in Andalucia

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London based fashion retailer Primark is set to open a huge branch in Seville by the end of this month. Designed using the company’s Birmingham store in West Midlands in the U.K. as a blueprint, Seville’s Primark will feature 7,000sqm of retail space spread over two floors. Primark’s latest store is located in the innovative Lagoh shopping mall a leisure …

How to spot fake euro notes on holiday in Spain

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Spain’s central bank and the national police have made available some very useful information to help you spot fake euro notes that are in circulation. Last year alone Spanish authorities seized more than 2.7€ million worth of counterfeit money as they become more aware of how to spot it. Now in an effort to stop this kind of forgery the …

1.6 billion pesetas have still not been exchanged for euros

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If you still have some old Spanish pesetas lying around, you only have until the end of next year to hand them in for euros. With the introduction of the euro in 2002, the old familiar peseta’s may now be a distant memory, but they can still be exchanged for euros until the end of 2020. The Banco de España …

Spanish based Ryanair pilots and cabin crew to strike in September

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Ryanair’s Spanish based pilots have voted to strike in September over the closure of three Ryanair bases in the Canaries and one in Girona, Catalonia. Spanish-based pilots will join cabin crew for September strike action. Some Ryanair flight attendants have already planned to strike in September over pay and working conditions with some of their planned strike days overlapping with …

Free entrance to Rincón caves approved

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The Andalucían government has approved new opening times for the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria. Starting September 15th 2019 the first 60 people to visit the caves Monday through Friday between 10 am and 11 am will not have to pay an entrance fee. Councillor for tourism Antonio José Martín said the new timetable would help to …

Protect your bald head and ears from skin cancer this summer

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Not surprisingly bald men are the biggest group affected by actinic keratosis; each year more than 17,000 cases are diagnosed. Having no hair to cover your head is considered to be a high-risk factor when it comes to skin cancer. Throughout the summer we see television commercials for sunscreen and while we always make sure that children don’t go out …

Brexit concerns don’t appear to be affecting British visitors to Malaga

Numbers of visitor numbers to Nerja increase during Brexit concerns

The latest visitor figures for the Costa del Sol highlight that British tourism is buzzing despite the possibility of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. For the first 6 months of the year, visitor numbers of those flying to Malaga Airport rose by 3.4 per in comparison to last year. The peak number of travellers from the UK …

The ten things you cannot do on a Costa del Sol beach that may surprise you

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Most of the following rules are just common sense, but if you think you are above the law think again or else you may face having to pay a hefty fine. The first one may or may not surprise you: Using shampoo or gel in the showers The showers on the beach are solely for getting rid of sand and …

Man Drives 4 kilometres on the wrong side of the road

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A man has been arrested in Andalucia for driving four kilometres on the wrong side of the highway. The 52-year-old was caught driving nearly 2 and half miles on the opposite side of the A-92 autovia in the Malaga province. The confused driver is believed to have entered the highway in Mollina, travelling in the direction of Sevilla before crashing …

Netflix series The Crown to be filmed on the Costa del Sol

Based on the reign of Elizabeth II and the British royal family the hugely popular Netflix series has chosen the old tobacco factory in Malaga for its Spanish headquarters. Part of the fourth season will be filmed in southern Spain, but Netflix has not yet revealed any of the filming locations. Mallorca based production company Palma Pictures, which is overseeing …

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Feria de Malaga: Everything you need to know

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Every year thousands of people visit Malaga for the city’s annual feria to be treated to a celebration of local culture in a party-like atmosphere. Commemorating the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs the feria celebrates the arrival of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon when they entered Malaga …

Indian Restaurant Discount Offer this summer!

If you have a craving for curry why not pop down to Madras Curry House in Torrox. They specialise in delicious Indian/Nepalese dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. Until September they also have an exclusive discount for our Nerja Today readers – Saving 15% off their dishes! Show a copy of this voucher on your mobile. Make sure you reserve your …

Outdoor cinema in Nerja

With the frequent warm evenings on the Costa del sol, children don’t often get to bed so early. In fact, many locals and visitors enjoy sitting outdoors when it seems too warm to sleep. Well, with this in mind, it has been decided that an outside Cinema will be provided for families to enjoy watching a film together outdoors during …

Nerja’s “Summer with the Crabs” features forty-five shows

The Councillor for Culture, Gema Laguna, has presented the poster and programming for the “Summer with the Crabs” 2019 events that started on Friday, July 19, in the Plaza de los Cangrejos, next to La Torrecilla beach.  Forty-five consecutive activities have been scheduled; all free, and will continue until Sunday, September 1st. In this latest edition of summer shows the …

Biggest Costa del Sol show announces Enrique Iglesias & Rick Astley to join Take That!

Gibraltar Calling 2019 is one of the biggest outdoor concerts of the summer and is billed as being two nights of incredible live music. Headlining this year’s concert will be multi-platinum and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. Enrique will be joined on stage by Take That, Rick Astley and Liam Gallagher along with other well-known names. Featuring Gibraltar’s iconic Rock as …

Torre del Mar Air Festival 2019

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the beaches of Torre del Mar to experience the Costa del Sols most exciting air show. The Torre del Mar Air Festival provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. The Torre del Mar Air Festival is a family-friendly, inspiring …

Amazing Lego exhibition to go on display in Malaga

Touted as being the biggest Lego display in Europe and containing more than five million Lego bricks, the exhibition features everything from musical instruments to star wars and superheroes. In total, 110 skilfully built models will be on display in 12 themed zones that are spread over 1,400 square metres. One of the highlights of the exhibition, which runs until …

Malaga Dog Party – Fantastic day out

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The annual Malaga “Dog Party” returns this weekend for its fifth edition, with plenty of non-competitive competitions that dog lovers are sure to enjoy. The event, to be held on Saturday the 11th and the Sunday the 12th of May is centred on the Plaza de la Marina and the main streets of the city. On Saturday two doggie parades …

See the spectacular ‘El Caminito del Rey’

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Attention thrill seekers! Have you heard about the Caminito del Rey near to Malaga in southern Spain? Built in the early part of the 20th century near the village of El Chorro, the Caminito del Rey is a narrow walkway resting on spikes and cables hammered into the side of sheer cliffs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Called the …

Enjoy the historical ‘Route of the Taverns’

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Nowadays it’s easy to forget that just 80 years ago mechanical refrigeration was just getting started and up until then the only way of keeping fish fresh was to pack it in salt. The Ruta de la Venta, or Route of the Taverns is a famous mule track over the Sierra Almijara Mountains to the town of Santa Fe near …

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