Round up of Axarquia News in Brief

New times for bus service

NEW timetables announced for the 1 bus line starting from Monday. The first bus will leave at 7am from Velez to Torre del Mar, and at 7.30am in the opposite direction.


Outdoor plan

SHOPS and businesses in Motril’s town centre have been appointed an ‘Outdoor Shopping Centre’ by the Andalucian Government.


Space galore

AN average 8 per cent of the 143 spaces available in Velez-Malaga’s municipal parking lot is so far being used, the parking’s managing director said.


License figures

MORE than 330 reports and licenses – mostly construction, safety and technical – have been filed by the Axarquia association of town halls (‘Mancomunidad’).


Suspect held

A MAN aged 42 has been held in Torre del Mar as the main suspect of 10 robberies in local homes after many stolen items were allegedly seized at his residence by police.


Hikers’ rescued

FOUR mountain hikers who got lost on a 1,900 metre peak between the provinces of Granada and Malaga were rescued by the Civil Guard and brought to Alhama, Granada.


Xmas thought

LICENSES for opening new businesses and managing the Christmas lights and seasonal activities will be under the spotlight next Thursday at the Velez-Malaga Businessmen Association meeting.


Pool funds

THE Andalucian Government has claimed €228,000 back from Velez-Malaga town hall for a share of the budget invested on the municipal swimming pool.


Find a solution

ACTION should be taken to stop homes from being seized by banks in Axarquia while a global solution is sought, PSOE Andalucian congressman Javier Garcia said.


Leave alone

RESIDENTS in Torre del Mar are against sport machines being removed from the beach promenade, local IU party spokesman Salvador Martin said.


Pupil jam

SAN JOSE Primary School director Maria Dolores Moral has asked Velez-Malaga town hall to solve traffic congestion created by students arriving and leaving.


Two held

TWO youths aged 13 and 14 have been held by police for allegedly hitting a woman with a stone to steal her motorcycle at Tesorillo Beach, Almuñecar.


Wrong move

MOVING the Youth Office to the Municipal Pool will lead to a worse service, Velez-Malaga PSOE party has said.


Charity note

LIVE jazz, 80s pop-rock and folk music mixed with comedy will be performed on Saturday at Carmen Theatre, Velez-Malaga, to raise funds for charity.


Safe market

IT IS safe to work and shop in Almuñecar Municipal Market, town hall officials have said in reply to market traders worried about the building’s structure.


Next stage

VELEZ will hold the next stage of the 10th Regional Cross Country Running on November 24. The last stage was held last weekend in Nerja.


Loose tiles

FLOOR repairs are being carried out on Cala Avenue, Almuñecar, by the town hall following problems especially when it rains.



New parking

WORK on 200 underground parking spaces in Nerja’s Burriana area will cost €2.5 million, with a deadline of 18 months.


Run for good

A CHARITY running competition in Rincon de la Victoria this Sunday – starting 10 am at the Tourist Info office – will raise funds for local associations working for social integration.


Uni budget cut

INVESTMENT on R&D grants will be cut off by 20 per cent to €800,000 in the Malaga University next year, due to governmental budget cuts.


Crazy cars race

THE 3rd Crazy Car Race will be held in Archidona on December 8 at noon. Participants will be taught how to build their cars next Tuesday, as last year all cars went off the route.


Sweet potato

A FOOD festival to be held in Velez November 23-35 will promote cooking with sweet potatoes, one of the town’s most extended cultivations.


Bye sea centre

THE Centre for Endangered Sea Species Care (CREMA) in Malaga may be closed by the Andalucian Government next year, due to budgetary cuts.


Chisel thefts

ONE was held and two were followed by the Malaga police as suspects of five violent robberies, using a knife and a cold chisel.


New hotels

A NEW €7 million hotel will be opened in Malaga city centre. The same hotel chain recently opened the three stars Itaca Hotel on Fajardo Street.

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