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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:25

Home repo shock

Britons Peter and Katrina Etherington had the shock of their lives when they came to their La Nucía holiday home last week to find that it had…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:17

Noise ban for Roquetas

Roquetas de Mar council is to follow in the footsteps of Mojacar council by proposing a noise clamp down in the town.The plans will be announced at…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:15

Up and away

The public lift to the centre of Mojacar village opened last week some eight months behind schedule.The long-awaited elevator transported its first passengers last Friday and was…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:08

Holiday break nightmare

A retired British couple endured a nightmare motorway trip last month when they fell victim to opportunistic thieves.Anita and Maynard Doherty, both 68, set off from their…
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:06

Green light for Mojacar paseo extension

Plans to extend Mojacar's promenade were rubber stamped by the council last week.Phase-two of the project will extend the current promenade from where it ends at Cueva…
The governing party in Andalucía – the Socialist PSOE - has declared "it will not turn a blind eye" to the illegal homes crisis in the region…
Albox residents got the shock of their lives when a Griffon vulture landed in the middle of a street last week.The unexpected guest appeared disorientated as it…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:57

Illegal homes breakthrough

The Junta de Andalucía is poised to change planning rules that could result in the legalisation of the majority of illegal properties in some provinces in the…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:55

Card theft trauma

A British woman who had her purse stolen in 'Iceland' supermarket in Vera has endured months of misery in a vain attempt to recover money taken from…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:53

Dead to rights

The deceased of Carboneras may not 'rest in peace' as a time limit is put on cemetery 'niches' according to opposition party PSOE.The socialist group slammed the…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:50

Racing to raise awareness

Athletes of all ages and abilities took to the streets of Almería and Mojacar last week to raise awareness for local charities.Runners in the Mojacar 'Wolfram' event…
Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:48

Animal welfare 'app' launched

Witnesses to animal cruelty can make an instant report to the authorities without even having to make a phone call or visit a police station, thanks to…
Learning about nutrition took on a new meaning for children from Lubrin primary school when they visited a local restaurant to make homemade pizzas.The children were invited…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:47

Electricity cash-back vow

Electricity companies are to return an average of 34 euros to every customer on their next bill – in Almería that could represent 400,000 clients.The refund is…
The long awaited new section of the A-7 motorway opened last week after years of delays.The first section to be completed since work recommenced opened to traffic…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:37

Trip of a lifetime for ‘Tractor man’

A British man's dream of driving to England on a tractor started to come true this week, when he set off from La Mela in Sorbas -…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:33

AVE mothballed

The future of Almería's AVE high speed rail link was once more thrown into doubt last week after it emerged the state-owned rail company had bricked up…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:29

A bad atmosphere

Air quality in certain areas of the province is currently the poorest it has been since the start of the year, records show.According to the Junta de…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:26

Dead fox prompts Arboleas hunting ban

A ban has been imposed on hunting in an area of Arboleas after a fox was found dead from eating poisonous bait.A canine investigation team from the…
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:31

Bombshell verdict on Algarrobico hotel

The monolithic Algarrobico beach hotel at the centre of a protracted eight-year legal battle stands on urban land, the regional high court has ruled. The ruling, which…
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:26

Expat blogger guilty of defamation

A Mojacar-based blogger has been found guilty of libelling the owners of an English-language newspaper.Expat Lenox Napier was fined 1,800 euros for defaming the owners of the…
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:23

'Needless killings' at city pound

Almería city animal pound came under scrutiny this week for the second time in two months amid accusations of animal cruelty and administrative corruption.Socialist PSOE party spokesperson…
A gynaeocologist in El Ejido's Poniente hospital has been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of a 38-year-old woman who died shortly after giving birth, an Almería…
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:14

Almería marches on Madrid

Hundreds of people from Almería marched on Madrid last weekend to join a huge protest against austerity measures, unemployment and poverty.The so-called 'dignity marchers' with the slogan…
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