Plenty of fireworks going off around the world to herald the New Year. Photos
Happy New Year…
Happy New Year everyone. The Balcón de Europa was the most packed I have seen it for many a year.
Police monitoring social networks to track unauthorised parties at New Year
Local Police in Málaga province, in cooperation with Investigation and Protection Group (GIP) and Regional Police have been monitoring social networks since mid-November to identify venues where unauthorised New Year parties are being organised.
New Year party venue in Linares closed due to ‘irregularities’
In Linares, Jaén, the hall destined to hold a New Year party for around 400 people has been closed by the local municipal authority for ‘irregularities’.
First baby of the year in Málaga
The first baby of the year in Málaga was born at the Hospital Materno Infantil at 01:35. The boy, named Sinai, weighed in at 4,005 grams.
Happy New Year
It was the biggest turnout for many a year on the Balcón de Europa,with the seething mass of humanity stretching from the iglesia El Salvador right down to the viewpoint.
New Year celebrations in Bérchules
Around 10,000 people attended the New Year celebrations on Saturday night in the town of Bérchules, Granada province, a tradition which began back in 1994.
Christmas and New Year menus at Restaurant First
The Christmas and New Year menus are available at Restaurant First near the Marinas de Nerja hotel. Fireworks and ‘live’ music feature on New Year’s Eve.
Booze ban in Bérchules
The small town of Bérchules in Granada province is fairly unique as it celebrates New Year’s Eve on the first Saturday in August, having adopted this policy in 1995 due to power outages in the municipality during the ‘normal’ New Year celebrations of 1994.
New Year price check
The new year begins with a number of price increases, although users of the butano gas bottles can heave a sigh of relief as the price of those has been frozen for the first quarter at a maximum of €15.09 for a 12.5 litre bottle.