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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:33

Almost at the end of the road

The penultimate section of the A-7 motorway opened this week a year after the previous stretch. The motorway is the most direct route between Almería and Malaga…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:29

First steps towards Mojacar’s new prom

Construction of the second phase of the promenade and cycle path in Mojacar finally got underway last weekend after being delayed since February. Mojacar mayor Rosa Maria…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:26

From horses to stories

Best-selling local author Christiane Gohl is presenting the first novel she ever wrote in Mojacar this week, in the town that inspired her tale of love, longing…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:05

Library legacy lives on

One of Mojacar's less-known facilities has enjoyed a boost of publicity in recent weeks. Volunteers at the English library, now into its third decade, proudly announced a…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:46

Heads up for thrill-seekers

The long wait for eager adventurers ended on Saturday as the Caminito del Rey – the cliff-hugging walkway pegged high on the walls of the Los Gaitanes…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:32

Turre fountain flows again

Turre council held a grand opening of its newly renovated Moorish water fountain last Saturday. The 440,000 euro project involved the redevelopment of the surrounding area to…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:25

Two new sports centres for Levante area

A new sports centre opened last weekend in San Juan de los Terreros. The facility which boasts a football field with artificial grass, padel courts, changing rooms,…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:22

Running for life

A local business woman will be running the 'Rock n Roll' half marathon in Madrid this month to raise funds for cardiovascular disease treatment, after her daughter…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 17:18

Clean sweep for Almería station

A cleaner's strike that plunged Almería city bus and train station into dirt and disarray for nearly a month ended on Sunday. The strike in protest at…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:43

Spaniards killed in air tragedy

At least 49 Spanish nationals are believed to have been on board the Airbus A320 which crashed in the south of France on Tuesday morning.The aircraft operated…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:21

Summer flight decline

The summer flying programme begins at Almería airport next month with a 50 per cent drop in the number of international destinations.Despite the airport handling flights to…
Passengers arriving at Almería bus and train station are being met with the sight of overflowing rubbish bins and litter lining the main concourse in the fourth…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:10

Mojacar vote rigging claims re-surface

Claims of electoral fraud have re-surfaced in the run up to May's local elections after a recording, allegedly of a Mojacar town hall official pressurising a resident…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:05

‘Head in the sand’ Brits

The case of an alleged illegal development of 29 homes in Partaloa due in the Almería courts this week was adjourned after at least one of the…
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:03

TB case detected at university

A student at Almería university has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), according to the regional health department.The third year female psychology student reportedly started to feel unwell…
Friday, 20 March 2015 13:16

Victory for homeowners

Property rights associations have won a remarkable legal victory after the Senate last week voted in favour of guaranteeing compensation before an illegal home can be demolished.The…
The mayor of Mojacar has been fined by a judge for failing to comply with a sentence to demolish illegal works to a house in Mojacar.A judge…
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:55

Almería museum top-rated in China

The museum of Almería has gained top ranking on a leading Chinese tourism website.The travel portal Lianorg.com rated the attraction as one of the top tourist attractions…
A convicted paedophile who practiced as a paediatrician in Almería hospitals for five years will do time in his native Colombia before being extradited to Spain.Colombian national…
Europe could face a protracted 50-year battle to defeat western jihadists returning from the conflict in Syria, an expert on foreign affairs has warned.Florentino Portero, a lecturer…
Friday, 20 March 2015 12:38

Foreign buyers return to province

The plunging euro and realistic prices are bringing property buyers back to Almería in their droves, according to industry insiders.According to real estate agents and property experts…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:56

Prawn surprise

The famous Garrucha red prawn could soon have a new name.Thanks to an EU decision to adopt the boundaries of the international fisheries map, the 'Gamba Roja…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:51

Trouble at the top

Four ruling councillors in Garrucha have resigned, leaving mayor Juan Francisco Fernández with a minority in government.The four – Mari Paz Bonet, Alonso Soler, Isabel Paredes and…
Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:49

Mojacar mayor sued

Mojacar opposition party Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve (MPSM) has filed a complaint against mayor Rosa Maria Cano, accusing her of "perverting the course of justice" on two…
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