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Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:24

'Compensation first' bid

The Socialist PSOE party is to present a proposal at the Spanish senate to modify the criminal code so that illegal homes bought in good faith cannot…
Macenas golf course is being auctioned off in April amid mounting debts.The 18-hole golf course, part of the Playa Macenas beach resort once billed as Mojacar's flagship…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:19

Panic over Mojacar council letter

Expats in Mojacar were left confused and concerned last week after receiving letters hand-delivered to their homes by the local police.The letter, in Spanish, was headed with…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:14

Big Top flop?

Ecologists and political groups have slammed El Ejido council's decision to allow the staging of a circus, featuring wild animals, in the town.Animal rescue and rehabilitation group…
The UK and France have the necessary expertise and infrastructure to store contaminated soil from Palomares, a spokesperson for environmental group Ecologistas en Acción has said.Jose Ignácio…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:01

Keeping track of Alzheimer’s

The Almería Alzheimer's association has called for a census of all Alzheimer's sufferers in the province to target resources more efficiently and help police respond to missing…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:44

Priests escape sex charges

A court in Granada has dropped charges against 11 of the 12 men, including a number of priests, alleged to have participated in the sexual abuse of…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:41

Almería hit by training course scandal

Police are investigating 16 Almería companies believed to have fraudulently netted more than 1.8 million euros in setting up bogus training courses for the unemployed, according to…
Expats were left wondering about the whereabouts of their cars last week after an airport parking facility closed without warning.Customers of Auto Airport parking, which has branches…
The public prosecutor has found no wrongdoing at a care home for young offenders in Oria following the release of a controversial video showing two boys strapped…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:33

Wising up to new will laws

British residents in Spain are being advised to check their Spanish wills in the light of an EU directive that comes into force on August 17 this…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:26

Valuable art work goes missing in Carboneras

A row has broken out in Carboneras over the alleged disappearance of a series of prints worth more than 3,000 euros reportedly acquired by the council in…
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:24

Sex-trade hotspot

More than half of Almeria's prostitutes are based in the Poniente area of the province, according to data from the Association for the Integral Care of Women…
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:26

Mum searches for missing son

A mother searching for her son who went missing from his apartment in Lagos, Portugal, on September 15 last year, has extended her search to Spain.Jon Anderson…
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:23

Dairy goes up in smoke

Three firemen and two workers were injured in a fire that destroyed a Sorbas dairy last Sunday.The loss of the milk co-operative warehouse - the Sociedad Cooperativa…
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:19

Political spat over expat representation

Mojacar council has come under fire this week accused of having no long term strategy in bringing new foreign residents to the town.Political opposition party Ciudadanos Europeos'…
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:17

Judge dread

A man arrested in connection with a string of bar break-ins was subsequently set free before going on to commit at least two more robberies the same…
More than 100 Barcelona-bound passengers found themselves stranded at Almería airport last week after the airport closed before the flight could depart.The passengers were due to travel…
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:11

Algarrobico hotel thieves nabbed

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing copper from the Algarrobico hotel site in Carboneras.The men, three in their twenties and one aged 59, all…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:16

Easter airport strike threat

The first of a series of strikes at Spain's airports has been scheduled for next Wednesday - the day the government begins the sale of shares in…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:13

Break-in alert

Residents across the Levante have been rocked by a spate of house burglaries during January.The Guardia Civil arrested two men last week on suspicion of a number…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:10

Man hurt as gales pound province

A man was badly hurt after a lamp post fell on his car, as 130-kilometre winds battered much of Almería at the weekend.The accident, which happened in…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:06

Legal noose tightens on Rogelio Mena

Albox mayor Rogelio Mena could go on trial over his refusal to hand over sensitive council documents to the opposition, reports say.The case relates to Sr Mena's…
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:04

Call to stamp out vote rigging

Opposition parties in Mojacar are stepping up the fight against alleged vote buying in the run up to the local elections in May.Suspicions were raised after the…
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