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Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:45

Hidden charges hard to digest

Charging exorbitant prices for tapas or adding a surcharge for serving a well-done steakare among the top 25 complaints of Spanish bars and restaurants, according to consumer…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:43

Gay couple beaten during Almería feria

A young homosexual couple were seriously assaulted by unidentified assailants during last week's feria in Almería.The attack happened at around 3am near the hospitality tent of the…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:39

Flood risk looms

Local councils have been busy preparing for the first of the winter rains by cleaning their storm drains, but the refusal of the regional authorities to clean…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:34

Shooting star lights up Almería sky

A spectacular fireball flew over Almería province last Friday night, spotted by members of the public and registered by various space observatories.The phenomenon was caused by a…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:31

Performing bears and seals at Almería fair

A number of animal protection associations have denounced a circus which staged shows with performing bears and sea lions at the fair in Almería last week.Three associations…
Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:26

Save fish campaign targets shoppers

The regional government appealed to consumers this week to "be responsible" when buying fish to help stamp out illegal fishing practices.The annual public awareness campaign was rolled…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:23

Flood fears increase after downpour

A summer storm last week caused widespread flooding in urbanisations of Vera Playa, sparking fears over what meteorologists warn could be a "wet winter".In just half an…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:18

Mojacar bather drowns

The death of a 59-year-old Spaniard from Madrid who drowned while swimming in Mojacar last week has highlighted the dangers of ignoring warning flags amid reports three…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:16

Roquetas mayor linked to kickback scandal

The head of the Partido Popular party in Almería and mayor of Roquetas de Mar, Gabriel Amat, has been linked to a nationwide corruption scandal involving millions…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:13

High-risk British paedophile arrested

FIVE Britons are amongst 13 people arrested for allegedly exchanging child pornography via the internet, the National Police have said.A statement from the force said that one…
Two youths who beat a young donkey almost to death in a field in Almería last year could be sentenced to no more than a year in…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:05

Man drowns saving children from sea

A 41-year-old tourist from Jaén has become the fifth holidaymaker to drown on the beaches of Almería this season after he plunged into the water to rescue…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:02

Woman injured in speedboat explosion

A woman in her 50s was badly burnt last week following an explosion aboard a speedboat in the marina in Garrucha.The accident happened last Thursday shortly before…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:59

Broken down car sparks forest fire

Some two hectares of pine trees and grazing land were burnt on Saturday in a forest fire in Tahal. The emergency was declared at 12:30 midday as…
Four men, including the two sons of Almería city councillor Miguel Cazorla, were injured this week when their car hit a tree after it was reportedly forced…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:53

Game of Thrones start setting up

Against the desert backdrop of El Chorillo in Sierra Alhamilla the first works have started on the film-set for blockbuster TV series 'Game of Thrones', which is…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:47

What a dud!

A Turre construction company exposed by this paper for dumping household waste into an illegal tip has claimed the photo evidence in last week's scoop is a…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 11:36

11 flights slashed

Low passenger numbers have caused several low cost and charter airlines to abruptly drop flights from Almería airport this summer.Although the summer started with 29 destinations being…
A former mayor of Partaloa has been handed a suspended 18-month prison sentence after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice by a court in…
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:36

Expats in angry spat over dog

Brits Paul Higgins and Zoe Green have found themselves the subject of a demonstration this week after a pensioner lodged her pet cat and dog with their…
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:33

Child rescued from inside locked car

A father who left his three-year-old daughter alone in a hot car in Almería city last weekend has had his parental responsibility rights temporarily removed by a…
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:30

Turre shepherd found dead on hillside

A Turre shepherd has been found dead in the Sierra Cabrera mountains after relatives reported him missing hours earlier.Guardia Civil officers recovered the body of 51-year-old Pedro…
Two men have been arrested in connection with last week's Mojacar nightclub shooting.Four people, among them a British expat in his 20s, were slightly injured after a…
Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:14

In Turre’s backyard

A transport and construction firm in Turre has been caught red-handed dumping rubbish into an illegal tip amid growing concerns over waste disposal in the area, Costa…
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