Latest news snippets from in and around Axarquia

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Latest news snippets from in and around Axarquia.
Bad stock
POLICE in Malaga have seized 24 kilos of marijuana hidden amongst furniture after stopping a removals’ lorry as it was driving through the town. The driver said he had driven from Marbella where the stock was collected destined for Rome, Italy, The driver and a woman in Marbella have been arrested.
New line
A NEW dedicated telephone hotline has been set up by Torre del Mar Council to ‘improve customer care’. The number to dial is 637 070 704 to ‘speed up and improve’ the process of contacting relevant departments for “a sector of the population that prefers not to use the internet”.
SOS Corales
MORE than 250 kilos of waste, mostly abandoned fishing gear and plastics, has been removed from the seabed at the Punta de la Mona in Almuñecar. The council has collaborated with SOS Corales in a project aimed at protecting and conserving the seabed in the municipality.
Mum’s compo
A NEW mum has received €91,773 compensation from Malaga Hospital after giving birth at the health centre and suffering complications, later being diagnosed with a rectovaginal fistula. She was prescribed antibiotics but the pain continued and she was later admitted to another hospital where it was discovered she had damage to the sphincter.
Well read
THE Department of Culture at Rincon de la Victoria Council has launched a new project ‘Generación L’ to encourage literary knowledge amongst the municipality’s children. It includes free activities with ‘dynamic’ and participatory workshops “that will be adapted to the evolutionary and educational needs of the children”.
Armed Forces
THE PP party in Velez-Malaga Council has presented an ‘urgent motion’ in which it proposes to pay tribute to the armed forces and “reinforce the remarkable link that this military body has with the municipality” by naming a square in Avenida de la Naciones in recognition of the efforts of the army.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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