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Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:14

Toxic algae mystery deepens

Two beaches in Palomares and Villaricos remain closed to the public this week in the aftermath of the recent toxic algae outbreak amid a steep rise in…
Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:10

Landmark victory

Property rights associations across the country have won a landmark legal victory after the Senate unanimously voted in favour of guaranteeing compensation before an illegal home can…
Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:03

Smash and grab

Police presence in beach areas along the Cabo de Gata coastline is to be stepped up following a string of car break-ins at the weekend.According to reports,…
Animal lovers turned to social media this week to express their anger over a story reported on the Facebook page of Almería animal rescue charity, La Huella…
Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:57

Cactus plague returns

The insect plague which affected thousands of cactus plants last year has returned with a vengeance across the province.Thousands of plants were infested last year, prompting reaction…
A comprehensive plan to restrict traffic movement in the centre of Almería city is to be presented at a forthcoming council plenary meeting.The 'plan of sustainable urban…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:08

Toxic algae forces beach closures

Bathing has been banned on three popular beaches in Cuevas del Almanzora and Vera after the presence of harmful algae was detected by the regional government health…
A nine-year-old girl was badly injured this week in an apparent drive-by shooting in a run-down neighbourhood of Almería city.The incident happened on Monday afternoon in the…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:57

Coastal property sales on the rise

Coastal property sales in Almería province rose significantly between 2013 and 2014, according to an industry report.Data released by multinational property valuation company Tinsa showed increases in…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:49

Power to the people?

Turre's future plans for public works schemes could be largely decided by residents as part of a radical new plan being introduced by mayor Martin Morales.Sr Morales,…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:47

Rarely seen bird ‘could disappear’

Ornithologists have raised an alert about the risk of extinction of a rare bird found in Almería province.The last surviving examples of the Dupont lark ('Alondra Ricoti'…
Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:25

Life's a beach

Almería city council last week issued a list of controversial laws on beach use just as thousands of people were set to celebrate the fiesta of San…
Two doctors have been found guilty of professional negligence in the case of a pregnant woman who died after losing her unborn child in the Poniente Hospital…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:58

Moors and Christians float mishap

A group of spectators and participants had a lucky escape last weekend as a float toppled over during the Moors and Christians closing-parade in Mojacar.A large balsa-wood…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:37

Mayor-drama at councils

Mayors in Almería were officially sworn in at the weekend amid unprecedented scenes in a number of hung councils across the province.The May 24 election results left…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:35

Tortoise amnesty

Keeping a tortoise as a pet could land you in prison, according to a new law.The modification of an existing law which will come into effect on…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:33

No care for care workers, says union

Employees in the disability care sector are physically abused on a daily basis, according to a report from general workers union UGT.One in three workers in the…
House sales in the province have fallen by nearly two per cent in the last year, according to latest government figures, placing Almería third from bottom in…
Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:12

Are you being served?

British residents in towns which boast a large number of foreigners can expect an improvement in communication with their councils following the appointment of about 14 British…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:12

Albox council in crisis

Albox mayor Rogelio Mena has sparked a crisis at the council after being found guilty of civil rights breaches by a court in Almería – just days…
Turre's mayor-ship is being hotly contested within a coalition mooted by two minority parties to take power after the ruling Partido Popular party failed to gain an…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:04

Bédar’s mining past revisited

An old iron mine near Bédar is being mapped out by French geology students with the aim of opening it up as a tourist attraction in the…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:01

Coeliacs on the rise, warns association

The number of people diagnosed with Coeliac disease in Spain has risen by 15 per cent year-on-year in the past 20 years, according to the Spanish federation…
A lorry driver from Granada has been shot dead by an off-duty policeman in Navarra in an apparent road rage confrontation.Jesús Madrigal Burgos worked for the transport…
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