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A British tugboat captain drowned last week after a rubber dinghy being used to transfer him and two other crew members to their vessel capsized outside the…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:12

Tragic Saturday as bathers drown in Níjar

Tragedy struck at two of Níjar's most emblematic beaches on Saturday when two men drowned in separate incidents.The victims, a 49-year-old Polish national and a 21-year-old local…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:07

Almerían aid worker attacked in Morocco

A woman human rights activist from El Ejido was attacked in Tangiers, Morocco, last weekend after attempting to help a group of sub-Saharan women who were being…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:02

Concert controversy

Thousands of fans turned out to see Almería poster boy, singer David Bisbal in Vera last week.For his final concert in the province more than 5,000 people…
Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:00

Algarrobico hotel battle rages on

The Junta de Andalucía defended its position this week in the face of accusations that it funded the Carboneras hotel development which it is now seeking to…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:19

Ibex killing trauma

An ibex cull in Lubrin has shocked the community after three of the wild animals were shot in full view of an expat resident and her two…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:17

Dreambeach goes large

More than 80,000 party-people attended the Dreambeach electronic music festival last weekend. The annual event, held in the small coastal town of Villaricos attracts fans of DJ…
An expat from Bedar had her purse stolen in a Mercadona supermarket in Vera last week. Candy Ross was carrying around 450 euros in cash at the…
Political parties and gay rights associations have condemned the latest alleged homophobic attack which took place in Roquetas de Mar last week. According to alleged victim Alejandro…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:04

Turre back in the game

Residents of Turre now have access to improved sports facilities following the inauguration of the refurbished football ground and outdoor sports area. Mayor Arturo Grima together with…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:02

Almería possible Ebola hot-spot

Security has been stepped up at Almería airport and port following the spread of the Ebola virus across west Africa. The virus which currently has no known…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:59

Summer phone fraud warning

Consumer groups have issued a summer warning over an increasing number of reports to defraud private individuals through telephone calls. They say these scams are often targeted…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:56

It’s a mystery

A British detective-story author is gathering evidence for the plot of her latest novel in Almería this week, after being inspired by her involvement with a local…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:54

Junta plans to take back Algarrobico land

BThe regional government has announced it will exercise a right to take back land on which the controversial Hotel Algarrobico stands on the coast of Carboneras, after…
The future of the troubled flight route between Almería and Seville has finally been resolved. The route, mainly used by government officials has been at the centre…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:24

Bedar blaze brings back memories

A fire that broke out in Bedar last weekend was brought swiftly under control thanks to the prompt action of firefighters. In a scene reminiscent of the…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:23

And the music played on

Music and dancing continued at the Parque Commercial in Mojacar this week despite efforts by the town council to cancel live events. Following a dramatic u-turn by…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:21

Unpaid bills leave course below par

After almost 40 years in existence, the golf course at Cortijo Grande, near Turre has been reduced to a scorched, ruined landscape. Due to unpaid water bills…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:16

Brutal Berja murderer charged

A Moroccan man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Berja last Saturday. The 41- year-old victim, María del Carmen Marín, was found with…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:13

Algarrobico hotel licence legal

A building licence issued in 2003 for the construction of the controversial Algarrobico Hotel on the coast at Carboneras was declared legal by the Andalucían high court…
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:06

Energy certificates a matter of course

More than 13,000 home energy certificates have been issued in Almería province during the last year according to the Junta de Andalucía. A new law came into…
    Cash-strapped Roquetas de Mar council paid two celebrity guests 6,000 euros to give an afternoon speech on the merits of bullfighting, according to opposition party…
Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:39

Noise by-law bewilderment

Mojacar business owners and residents were left confused about the noise by-law after a family music and dancing event was cut short on Monday evening.More than 150…
Police have arrested 84 people throughout Spain in connection with an international money laundering operation after thousands of people were conned out of more than 11.5 million…
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