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Friday, 19 December 2014 12:41

Biking to battle Ebola

A British expat cycling enthusiast has taken on his second challenge in as many years after setting off on a journey around Spain to raise money for…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:06

Car repair revenue revving up

Independent car garages in Almeria showed an unexpected surge in business this year according to a survey undertaken by a vehicle insurance claims auditor.Data released by Auditex…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:56

London traffic fine shock

An expat from Turre, Almería, who spent three months in the UK last summer was fined a total of around 24,000 euros for driving in London's low…
Hollywood's latest Biblical offering, 'Exodus, Gods and Kings' topped the US Box office on its release last week, grossing some 25.5 million dollars and knocking teen flick…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:40

From Bach to Radiohead

British musician Michael Thomas, director of the City of Almería Symphony Orchestra, will be wielding a bow rather than a baton this weekend as he performs with…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:38

Famous hotel to close its doors

The historic Gran Hotel in Almeria city is to close its doors for the first time since its inauguration in 1967. The hotel, which stands opposite Almería…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:33

Carboneras honours film-world legend

A statue of a British filmmaker who brought movie fame to Carboneras with the filming of 'Lawrence of Arabia' is to be erected on the town's main…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:15

More demolition gloom in Cantoria

A judge in Almería has ordered the demolition of 17 homes in Media Legua, Cantoria this week, after finding the developer guilty of building them on non-urban…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:12

Migrant tragedy

More than 20 people attempting to reach the Spanish coast in a rubber dinghy are thought to have drowned last week in the worst sea crossing tragedy…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:09

Dog-beating teenager in court

The case of a youth who allegedly tortured a dog to death in a suburb of Cuevas del Almanzora is currently being investigated by the courts in…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:07

Civil War exhumation bungle

The much-publicised exhumation of Civil War victims at a mass grave in Almería city was brought to an abrupt halt last week after experts confirmed they did…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:04

New Arboleas health centre ‘paralysed’

Fears over the future of Arboleas new health centre grew this week after it emerged that no more work will be carried out on the building at…
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:01

Expat voter apathy

A lack of expat voters could be a factor in the upcoming local elections in Spain.According to research undertaken by this newspaper, 80 per cent of expats…
The United States is testing a process which simulates the effect of Almería greenhouses on air temperature, with the aim of producing a cooling effect on cities…
The Junta de Andalucía has been accused of deliberately targeting illegal homes in Almería located in municipalities not run by the ruling Socialist PSOE party.Antonio Ramón Salas,…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:42

Property developer accused of major fraud

A well-known provincial property developer was arrested in Aguadulce last week along with two of his associates, on suspicion of fraud and money laundering.Antonio Pérez Torres, architect…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:39

Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam in Almería

Film maker Terry Gilliam, best known for his work as a member of the Monty Python comedy team, has received a life-time achievement award at the Almería…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:35

AVE estimated arrival time now 2024

The province will be waiting another 10 years for the arrival of the planned high speed train link between Almería and Murcia, according to the latest regional…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:31

Outsmarted by dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins along Spain's southern coasts have learnt how to obtain an easy meal - by tearing holes into fishing nets just as they are being drawn.The…
Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:23

Crash landing for Corvera

The contract to run Murcia's new international airport at Corvera will be put back out to tender as builders Aeromur have not kept to the terms of…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:48

Pensioners told to pay up

Costa expats who draw a pension from abroad and are tax residents of Spain but have not previously declared their pension for Spanish taxes will have a…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:45

Two badly burned in drug haul bust

Two men were badly injured when a fishing vessel carrying up to 15 tons of hashish and being pursued by customs officials was set ablaze, the police…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:41

Bogus doctor scandal

An investigation has been launched into the case of a woman who passed herself off as a doctor in Murcia and Almería for more than 10 years…
Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:36

Neighbourhood ‘Watch-gate’

Reports of at least five robberies in the last month in the Turre area circulated by local neighbourhood watch (NHW) groups have caused friction in the community…
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