By John Smith •
Published: 15 Sep 2021 • 18:04
52 Contestants ready for the final
ENJOY a selection of news in brief from across Axarquia and the Costa Tropical compiled by Euro Weekly News.
52 young men from across Spain will be taking part in the RNB Spain ‘beauty contest’ which takes place in Periana on Saturday September 18. Prior to the finals, the contestants will have spent a week touring Axarquia and taking part in a Top Model contest as well.
TWO dedicated mountaineers, Pablo Cuadros and Sonia Gwiggner, members of the Playas de Torre del Mar and Grupo del 17 clubs respectively have travelled to Tanzania to tackle the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa where they will leave a plaque promoting Axarquia
AN unidentified naked man who appeared disorientated was spotted in the early hours of September 13, walking around the streets of Motril and passers by contacted the police. When officers arrived, the individual appeared to suffer a massive heart attack and sadly died despite CPR.
THE manager of the Amare Chiringuito on La Herradura beach was praised when he saved the life of a guest who was choking. As soon as he saw the problem, he jumped into action and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on the man to clear the obstruction.
THANKS to the number of Spanish residents who spent their summer holidays in Torrox, the town had an exceptionally busy time. 2,359 people went to view the lighthouse during July and August and it now closes for the season on September 17 with a guided tour.
HAVING been delayed for some time due to inclement weather, the Chalanas Regatta in memory of Miguel Cano will be held this Saturday, September 18 at Varadero beach in Torre del Mar from 5pm when these boats normally used for fishing compete with each other.
AS part of the municipal program Empléate 2021, 30 unemployed young people from Almuñecar and La Herradura have been enrolled in the programme’s second phase and for three months they will be taught the basics of masonry (20 people) and gardening (10 people)
Friday, September 17 has been designated Tourist Day in Torrox and there will be a number of events in the town with the tourist train operating during the day together with a selection of workshops with the day culminating in a performance by Cafe Quijano.
IN response to requests from shoppers and business owners, the Velez-Malaga Council has allocated a further 590 parking spaces in four separate plots in the area of the Polígono Industrial la Pañoleta which it is believed will also make the area much safer for pedestrians.
AS there is currently no detailed plans concerning the war graves of those buried in Burriana, the Council plans to carry out a geolocation study to find out the exact location of the Civil War graves that may exist so that eventually they may be uncovered.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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