New plaza inaugurated in Canillas de Aceituno

Local and provincial dignitaries attended the inauguration of the new Plaza de las Palmeras in Canillas de Aceituno, a €135,426 project funded through the Plan Proteja. The 1,435 square metre Plaza, with a viewpoint looking out of the Axarquia, sits on top of what will be a three-storey car park.

Four mountaineers rescued

On Monday night, Guardia Civil Mountain Rescue (Sereim) officers located and rescued four mountaineers who had managed to become disoriented while hiking in the mountains between Málaga and Granada provinces. They had set off from Canillas de Aceituno but the weather caused them to lose their way and they phoned for help.

Fire near Canillas de Aceituno is now under control

A forest fire which began shortly after 14:00 on Friday near Canillas de Aceituno in Málaga province has been brought under control, initial estimates suggesting that around 85 hectares of land have been affected.

New Mayor for Canillas de Aceituno

The new Mayor of Canillas de Aceituno is Pilar Ortiz Hidalgo, former first deputy mayor, who takes over after the incumbent, José Manuel Aranda, was legally forced to step down after being banned from public office for nine years following his conviction for urban planning violations.

Mortuary for Canillas de Aceituno

Work has been under way for about a month now on the first mortuary in Canillas de Aceituno and construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 2011.

Mayor of Canillas de Aceituno convicted

The Málaga Provincial Court has convicted the Mayor of Canillas de Aceituno, José Manuel Aranda (PSOE), of corruption relating to an urban planning violation, disqualifying him from holding public office for a period on nine years and imposing a fine of twelve months at €10 per day.

Roadworks in Canillas de Aceituno

Work has started to renovate calles Placeta and Huertezuela in Canillas de Aceituno, a project budgeted at €115,931.84 and including repairs to the pavements and renewal of infrastructure along a one hundred metre stretch of the road.