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The fate of seven allegedly illegal British-owned houses in Albox hangs in the balance after a court hearing due last week was postponed.The properties, comprising a small…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 12:10

Bearing with the ‘Bears’

A row broke out in a Vera naturist resort last week in the run up to visit by a group of homosexual naturists.The 'Bears Naturistas' is an…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 12:01

All for a good cause

Mojacar was full of generous spirit last weekend with two major events taking place to support two local charities.Friday night saw the 'moon walk' in aid of…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:55

Exodus trailer released

Almeria gets ready to hit the big screen as the much anticipated official trailer for the Exodus movie, mostly filmed in the province, is released.Almost 12 months…
Friday, 11 July 2014 11:44

Almerían psycho

Almería has once again captured the imagination of movie-makers.Less than a year after big budget Hollywood movie Exodus was filmed in the province, an up-and-coming film studio…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:55

Vera council ‘balls up’

Vera's ruling councillors were left red-faced this week after admitting they had mistakenly approved a bylaw banning nudism in the municipality.The ordinance, which bans the practice of…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:52

Shoreline stingers

Visitors to Almería's beaches were left sweating it out on the sand last weekend as swarms of jellyfish invaded the waters of the shoreline.Last Thursday an alert…
The president of hotel group Vita Hoteliers has been arrested on suspicion of tax evasion.Josep Maria Morros Llauradó was detained last week as part of an investigation…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:48

Dog days for Paws

Local animal charity PAWS has shut its gates to strays after an outbreak of potentially deadly canine parvovirus was detected in the kennels.The disease has struck the…
Three people, including two youths aged 15 and 16, have been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a young donkey in May.One of those charged…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:38

Hope for illegal home buyers

Five British buyers have won a case against a Spanish bank for the return of money invested in good faith in properties in the illegal Almanzora Country…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:33

Kidnap alert

An immediate country-wide alert system will be used to help track down kidnapped children considered in serious danger under a new system rolled out last week by…
Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:29

San Juan dampener

A decision by Mojacar council to set a closing time of 3am for beach bars and restaurants on the night of the summer solstice has caused an…
Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:24

Gay couple attacked on beach

A gay couple in Almería were the targets of an alleged homophobic attack last week.The assault, which coincided with International LGBT Rights Day, took place on Torregarcía…
Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:21

Owner wants rid of historic burden

The owner of the crumbling Cortijo del Fraile in the Cabo de Gata has offered to hand it over to the regional government for free, after a…
Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:16

Tap water ‘fit to drink’

Tap water in virtually half of Almería province has been declared fit for human consumption - months after serious problems emerged about its quality.The Junta de Andalucia's…
The future of the troubled Tabernas Western Film Festival was in doubt after it emerged that its organisers had fallen out with the local council over staging…
Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:09

Trapping tiger mosquitoes

The Spanish scientific institute is on the trail of a vicious type of mosquito heading towards Almería province, with the development of a new mobile app to…
Turre council has given the Junta de Andalucía one month to respond to a 'final request' to begin revamping the town's main avenue - or face court…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:49

Green (or red) light for burglars

Homeowners have been warned that new electric meters could cause a rise in home burglaries during the summer months.Consumer group FACUA submitted a complaint to the national…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:45

Algarrobico appeal blocked

An appeal against the latest high court ruling in favour of the controversial Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras has been thrown out.Local environmental group Salvemos Mojacar challenged the…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:42

Hitting the botellón

A group of young holidaymakers say they will appeal a 500-euro fine they received for drinking bottles of water on the beach in Mojacar last week.The group,…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:40

Happy to buy

A lawyer who brokered the purchase deal of two of the Partaloa homes under threat of demolition claims her clients knew of the problems but were happy…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:35

Palomares guinea pigs

A fact-finding report by a group of US scientists on the sites of the 1966 Palomares nuclear accident warns about the "unintended consequences" of waste storage, suggesting…
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