Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

No decision on water rates until after elections

By David JacksonThe economic crisis affecting water company Galasa was laid bare last week after electricity was cut off to its offices.Visitors to its...

Through the roof

By Richard TornéEnvironmental pressure group Ecologistas en Acción has called on Murcia’s regional government to drastically reduce carbon emissions after ozone pollution levels exceeded...

Girl burned in street acid spill

By Emma RandleA school girl suffered serious burns after falling down in a puddle of cleaning acid on a pavement in Almería city two...

Unlocking doors to a better life

By Emma RandleAn innovative therapy project in El Acebuche prison came to a successful conclusion last week after 12 weeks of personal development activities...

Guardia raid illegal cock fight

By David JacksonThe regional government will fine the organisers of an illegal cock fight in Viator between €2,000 and €30,000 apiece.More than 120 people...

A-7 drivers regularly break speed limit, says report

By David JacksonDrivers monitored on Almería’s main motorway, the A-7, consistently break the speed limit and are “dreadful speeders”, according to a new study...

Carboneras in illegal €28m land deal allegations

By Richard TornéThe public prosecutor has launched an investigation into an alleged 28m-euro land transfer deal involving Carboneras council and the town’s second biggest...

Cortijo Cabrera land grab bid stalls

By Richard TornéTurre mayor's land grab bid in Cortijo Cabrera has hit the buffers following a confidential council report advising against the move on...

Missing Almería girls found safe

By Emma RandleTwo teenage girls who disappeared from Olula del Río nearly two weeks ago were located by Guardia Civil agents in Madrid on...

Landmark Zurgena planning trial kicks off

By Emma RandleThe trial of 25 people in a massive case of alleged planning fraud in Zurgena started in Almería this week, with four...

Ray of hope for long-stay expats

By Dave JonesBRITISH citizens fighting a legal battle for the right to vote in the EU referendum took their case to the Court of...

News for Nottingham…from Mojacar

By Emma RandleMojacar expats have featured on a UK television news program this week in a special report compiled by a Nottinghamshire reporter on...

Almería leads the way with blue flag beaches

By David JacksonAlmería is the province with the highest number of blue flag beaches, having obtained 25, followed by Cádiz (23), Málaga (22), Huelva...

Online petition launched to stop Ohanes bull fiesta

By David JacksonA centuries old tradition in the mountain village of Ohanes is under threat after an online petition to ban it went viral.The...

The right to roam

By Dave Jones and Dave JamiesonEXPENSIVE roaming charges holidaymakers pay to use their mobile phones in another European country have been slashed following intervention...

Rescue dog is star of Spanish TV show

By Emma RandleCanine ‘heroine’ Meca who led rescue volunteers to a dumped puppy in Almería last month was a star again this week on...

A load of bull?

By Richard TornéGreen party Equo has blasted the ruling Partido Popular administration for agreeing to subsidise bullfighting workshops ahead of a decision by the...

Water strategy chaos

By David JacksonAlmería has found itself in the disturbing situation of having spent €620m building five desalination plants that nobody wants to use while...

Holland in tomato pesticide alert

By Richard TornéThe Junta de Andalucía has opened disciplinary proceedings against an agricultural firm in Almería after two export shipments of tomatoes to Holland...

Politics gets personal

By Emma RandleA council meeting in Cantoria turned into a domestic row last Thursday (April 28) after the mayor expelled her husband from the...