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Balcon De Europa Demonstration Against Austerity Measures

Latest News Sunday 22nd of July 2012

Demonstrators held a rally last night (Saturday) to protest against the austerity measures being put in place by the Partido Popular government in Madrid. Carrying banners saying “Rescate A Las Personas” (Rescue The People) and “No A Los Recortes” (No To The Cuts) the demonstrators want the Rajoy government to reverse the latest package of cuts and tax rises announced last week and instead put in place measures to stimulate growth and job creation.

There have been protests in around 80 cities in Spain this week after the government made public the details of the €65 billion (£60bn; $80bn) package of public sector wage cuts and tax rises. The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claims the cuts are necessary to bring Spain’s budget deficit under control and meet EU spending targets. The Spanish parliament ratified the measures on Thursday.

As part of the planned tax rises, the standard rate of VAT (IVA) will go up from 18% to 21% and the reduced rate from 8% to 10% on the 1st of September.

Meanwhile the problems that the Spanish economy face have helped propel Sterling to its highest levels against the Euro since October 2008, with the Pound buying around 1.28 Euros on Friday.

Torrox Lottery Ticket Wins €67,000

News Sunday 22nd of July 2012

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A lottery ticket bought in Torrox won €66,980.50 in Saturday’s state lottery draw (La Primitiva). There were five winners in total who correctly picked 5 numbers plus the bonus number, each winning the same amount. No one won the main prize (6 numbers), so the prize will roll over to the...Read More »

Russian Ballet Gala At The Caves

News Saturday 21st of July 2012

Last night’s Russian Ballet gala at the Nerja Caves Festival was a sell out success, with over 800 tickets sold, featuring stars from the major Russian ballet companies, directed by Aidar Akhmetov. Anna Antonicheva, principal dancer with the Bolshoi in Moscow, and her counterpart at the...Read More »

Nerja Caves Festival Gets Underway

Wednesday 18th of July 2012
The 53rd Nerja Caves Festival got underway last night with a performance by the Salzburger Chamber Solisten of “Picasso, la música de su tiempo” (Picasso, the music of his time). The...Read More »

Large Waves Thwart The Virgen del Carmen’s Boat Ride

Monday 16th of July 2012
This evening’s Virgen del Carmen procession stayed firmly on dry land, as large waves prevented her from taking to the water and making the journey from Torrecilla beach to Calahonda by boat....Read More »

Three Walkers Rescued From Rio Chillar Area In Nerja

Monday 16th of July 2012
Three people out walking in the natural park had to be rescued by a team from the Nerja Civil Protection last night (Sunday). The hikers had been out walking along the Rio Chillar but became lost in...Read More »

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Nerja Beach Libraries Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Monday 16th of July 2012
The beach libraries at Burriana and Torrecilla are celebrating 10 years of loaning books to thousands of beach goers. The Beach Libraries are open from 11.30am to 7.30 pm during the summer months, and have a variety of children’s and young...

Virgen Del Carmen Festival Gets Underway This Weekend In Nerja

Saturday 14th of July 2012
The Virgen del Carmen festival gets underway this weekend, starting with a special mass being held in the church on the Balcon on Saturday evening at 7pm – the “El Sarao” choir will also be taking part. On Sunday night (the 15th)...

Free Entrance To The Caves Museum For Festival Visitors

Thursday 12th of July 2012
The Nerja Caves Foundation have announced that all tickeholders to the Nerja Caves Festival, that starts on the 17th of this month, can visit the Nerja Caves Museum in Plaza España, free of charge. To gain free entry simply show your festival...

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Nerja Caves Festival A Sellout For Pasion Vega And The Russian Ballet

Wednesday 11th of July 2012
This year’s Nerja Caves Festival, which starts on the 17th of July, has already been a sell-out success for two of the acts; Pasión Vega and the Russian Ballet Gala, with all the tickets for those two shows sold. However there is still time...

Cornide de Saavedra Survey Ship

Tuesday 10th of July 2012
The ocean survey ship the Cornide de Saavedra was seen yesterday afternoon in the waters just south of Nerja. This impressive looking vessel is nearly 67 metres in length, and carries a total of 58 people, made up of 31 scientists and 27 crew...

Virgen Del Carmen Painting Unveiled

Monday 9th of July 2012
The painting that is being used as the poster for this year’s Virgen del Carmen celebration was unveiled at a ceremony this weekend. The painting is the work of Ana Martín Gutiérrez and depicts the Virgen del Carmen at sea in front of the...

“What is meant by the Past what?”

Sunday 8th of July 2012
An Expats View Of Life In Nerja Back in the day when the missus and me were putting rucksacks on our backs and catching early morning buses in order to save a dollar, we found ourselves checking into a lovely little guest house in the ancient city...

San Fermin Bull Runs Start Today

Saturday 7th of July 2012
The first bull run of the annual San Fermin festival was held in the Basque town of Pamplona this morning, starting at 8am. Six bulls, ranging in weight from 520kg up to 570kg ran the 850m course in 2m 53s. One runner was gored in the leg and...

Nerja Council Seizes Cafe Furniture

Thursday 5th of July 2012
Nerja Council today carried out enforcement action against three local businesses which were incorrectly using public space in front of their premises. The businesses were either using more space than they were allowed, did not have the necessary...

Frigiliana Featured On TVs “Conectando España”

Wednesday 4th of July 2012
The town of Frigiliana just outside Nerja has been featured on Spanish TV’s “Conectando España” (Connecting Spain). The series is sponsored by Vodaphone and shows how people are using the internet to change the way they live and...

Mama Mia Maya Was Right!

Monday 2nd of July 2012
The fireworks, the car horns and the klaxons went on into the small hours last night in Nerja after Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the final of the Euro 2012 competition. The tapas bars were full of holidaymakers in Spain shirts enjoying the atmosphere as...

Benalmadena Sea Otter Forecasts Win For Spain Tonight

Sunday 1st of July 2012
The Sealife Centre in Benalmadena have been testing out the psychic powers of some of their inmates and have announced that Spain is going to win the Euro 2012 competition tonight, as forecast by Maya the sea otter. Maya made this prediction by...

Trivago Website Places Nerja In Top 3 In Andalucia

Saturday 30th of June 2012
The hotel price comparison website trivago has published a list of the top 50 beach destinations as rated by their users. Out of all the destinations in Andalucia, Nerja is in third place just behind Conil and Marbella. The list is based on user...

Nerja Council Re-Surfacing Beach Access Roads

Friday 29th of June 2012
Nerja Council are carrying out resurfacing work on opposite sides of the town, in a project costing just over €20,000. The two roads being resurfaced are; Avenida de Chimenea, which runs down from the main road through town, to the eastern end of...

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