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Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:12

Calls for provincial leader’s resignation

Opposition parties have called for the resignation of Gabriel Amat, mayor of Roquetas de Mar and president of the Almería provincial government following his alleged involvement in…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:06

Unemployment up during third quarter

A total of 4,000 people in Almería joined the dole queue between July and September, according to the latest labour force survey (EPA).There are now 130,600 people…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:03

Mojacar taxes top table

Mojacar residents are the most highly taxed in Almería province, according to treasury figures on council spending.The government report calculated how much income councils collected on average…
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:00

Body found in Sierra Nevada

The body of a man who went missing almost a year ago while hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains has been recovered by the Guardia Civil.The remains…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:35

Medical staff in Ebola protest

Emergency services staff in Almería staged a protest outside the city centre's Bola Azul hospital this week, alarmed at health service proposals to transfer potential Ebola cases…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:31

Diva’s swan song

One of Spain's most popular divas took to the stage at the weekend in what could be her last performance before starting a two-year prison sentence for…
Some 300 people attended an 'Ecocide' conference held in the tiny hamlet of Los Molinos in the Sorbas nature park last weekend, as part of a campaign…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:18

Work restarts on Garrucha bypass

Work on the Garrucha bypass has restarted more than two-and-a-half years after the project was shelved due to cash shortages.The regional government this week announced that tunnelling…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:27

Germany fights citizen’s corner

Níjar local police have denied accusations made by a German resident that he was "beaten up" by police during a religious procession earlier this year.The man, who…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:25

Illegal homes tally rises

More than 600 homes in the Cuevas del Almanzora area have been left in legal limbo following a series of high court rulings revoking planning licences issued…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:22

Mojacar video victory

A Mojacar council meeting was videoed by a member of the public for the first time this month without penalty, after the passing of a regional law…
Cuevas del Almanzora council has caused a rumpus after approving a plan to name a Palomares street in honour of a former minister of dictator Franco.On Monday,…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:14

Aguamarga expansion blocked

A planned development of 350 homes and a 300-room hotel in Aguamarga has hit the buffers this week after the Supreme Court ruled the development had been…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:03

Almería’s not-so-clean air

A damning report on air quality by a leading environmental group says Bédar has one of the highest ozone levels in the region of Andalucía.The 92-page study…
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:00

British couple rescued from blazing yacht

A British couple were rescued from a burning yacht off the coast of Carboneras at the weekend.The two, a 44-year-old man and his wife, 33, were sailing…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:58

Dog killed by crazed teenager

A youth who cold-bloodedly beat a dog to the point of death in front of its 84-year-old owner in Cuevas del Almanzora last week has been charged…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:56

AVE cut by half

Almería's future high speed railway track – the AVE – is to be reduced from double to single track, the central government has announced.The decision to cut…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:50

A towering waste?

Cash earmarked for flood repairs in Turre was spent on building a highly controversial 4.5-metre high marble tower, according to an opposition councillor.The monument, located on the…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:46

Going underground

Mojacar's mayor Rosa Maria Cano is under fire after it emerged she awarded herself and key individuals parking spaces in the village hilltop's controversial underground car park.Cano's…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:42

Unemployment in Almería continues to rise

The number of people out of work in Almería rose for the fifth consecutive month in September, according to the latest Government figures.Data shows that there are…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:38

World of westerns opens up

Spanish film actor Eduardo Noriega will be one of the leading lights of this year's Almería Western Film Festival (AWFF), staged in Tabernas this coming weekend.Noriega will…
Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:35

Junta publishes planning reform bill

The Junta de Andalucía has this week published a draft bill aimed at regularising illegal builds amid news the Priors, an expat couple whose home was demolished…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 12:11

Expat home owners in major court victory

Four British couples in Albox have won a landmark ruling against the developers of an illegal urbanisation after a judge in Almería ordered the Spanish builders and…
Thursday, 02 October 2014 12:09

Hospital bed loss sparks protest

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out to protest against the alleged closure of up to 30 beds on a surgical ward of the Inmaculada hospital in Huércal Overa…
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