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Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:07

The need for speed

Telefonica ADSL customers throughout towns in Almería are signed up to contracts to receive high-speed broadband of up to 10 Mbps. In many cases, in reality the…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:05

Two fights, two deaths

Two men have been arrested this week in two separate incidents resulting in the death of a teenager in Las Norias and a 54-year-old man in Pechina.The…
Andalucía's ombudsman has waded into the debate over the recent judicial ruling ordering Albox council to pay a 3.1-million euro bond in connection with the construction of…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:54

Lethal slingshot

A potentially lethal slingshot being sold over the counter in Chinese-owned bazaars could be in breach of health and safety regulations and come under a list of…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:36

Bank employees allegedly 'kidnap' customer

The Banco Popular group has defended the actions of two of its employees who face court proceedings for alleged coercion.The two employees are accused of locking a…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:33

Flu epidemic cases double

Almería's health service is being stretched to its limits amid an unexpected increase in the number of reported flu cases.According to reports, the number of flu cases…
The president of the AUAN property rights association, Maura Hillen, is to stand as mayoral candidate for the Socialist PSOE party in Albox in May's local elections.Ms…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:08

Two men charged over boat deaths

Two men have been arrested in connection with the deaths last month of up to 10 migrants who were reputedly thrown overboard in rough seas "for praying",…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:04

'Street' star dies

Soap fans and Mojacar residents were mourning the loss of actress Anne Kirkbride this week.Ms Kirkbride, who famously played Deidre Barlow in long running soap opera Coronation…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:02

Campaign to save Almería's most famous bar

Almost 2,000 people have joined an online campaign to prevent the closure of a famous Almería tapas bar.Casa Puga in calle Jovellanos has been a continuous fixture…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:51

Clothing bins ‘fail community’

Commercial clothes recycling bins installed by councils across the province could be diverting much-needed second hand clothes from disadvantaged people in the community, according to an expat…
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:49

Palomares anniversary clean-up petition

Environmental group Ecologistas en Accion (EA) has launched a petition for the clean-up of contaminated land in Palomares, Cuevas del Almanzora to mark the 49th anniversary of…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:27

Case dropped against alleged jihadist

The case against an alleged jihadist who was arrested in Almería last year has been shelved after a judge admitted he could not follow up the investigation…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:24

98 Brit-owned homes face demolition

A judge has said Albox council has a 'civil responsibility' to the owners of 98 illegal homes under threat of demolition after a court ordered the builders…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:18

Alarm over Mercury levels in fish

Environmental association Ecologistas en Acción (EA) is calling for stricter controls on the use of mercury after its annual study on toxic metals in food showed an…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:11

Lights out at New Year

New Year's Eve revellers were plunged into darkness in the first minute of 2015 after power outages hit a popular coastal town.According to residents in San Jose…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:07

Bittersweet reunion for mother and daughter

A mother who flew from the United States to collect her 13-year-old daughter from Mojacar for Christmas only to find her missing – allegedly taken by her…
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:02

A taste of Turre

A Turre couple have made history by launching a new gin, the first to be brewed in the province.Isabel Ruiz and Manuel Crespo came up with the…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:35

Winter fuel aid axed

Expats in Spain will no longer be entitled to receive winter fuel payments as the UK Parliament passed an amendment excluding this country from the scheme on…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:32

Three King’s parade tragedy

A 20-year-old man taking part in the Three-Kings parade in Níjar has died from severe head injuries after falling from a float.The victim, identified in press reports…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:27

Online scammer alert

Police have warned the public to be on the alert for internet and mobile phone scams amid a large rise in the number of related crimes in…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:19

Alcoholism on the rise in Almería

The number of people in Almería who sought help for alcohol addiction rose 5.7 per cent last year.According to the Junta de Andalucía's health ministry, some 440…
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 13:29

Crack down on ‘pirate’ taxis

The cabinet of the Junta de Andalucía last week approved a modification to the region's public transport law in order to crack down on 'pirate' taxi services…
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 13:27

UD Almería man accused of assault

Almería football club made headlines for all the wrong reasons last week as one of its technical staff was accused of an unprovoked assault.Angel Luis Catalina, technical…
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