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Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:39

Lorries ‘invade’ Garrucha

Garrucha's streets were in chaos last weekend after a planned diversion for heavy goods lorries accessing the port came into effect at the weekend and two days…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:36

Migrants in police coach break out

An investigation has been launched after seven illegal immigrants en route to a police station escaped from a coach in the middle of Almería city last week.The…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:34

Almería – the best medicine

A doctor heading up a conference on emotional health in Roquetas de Mar next month claims he will "scientifically demonstrate" that Almería is a healthy place in…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:30

Italian actor on trial

The case of an 'old school' Italian actor facing charges of fraud against his ex-wife in an ongoing saga dating from 1994 went to court this week.Fabio…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:28

Top award for local establishments

Major travel website 'Trip Advisor' has announced the winners of its 'certificate of excellence' awards.The annual award is given to hotels, restaurants and places of interest in…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:25

The circus rolls on

Animal rescue group Equinac has denounced the Gran Circo Europa circus for using wild animals in its show.The news comes a week after this newspaper exposed Los…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:15

Postal vote fraud reports on the rise

Claims of postal vote fraud have resurfaced in at least two towns in Almería less than a week before voters go to the polls.The local elections are…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 13:53

Alcazaba closure shambles

The closure of the Alcazaba fortress following the partial collapse of a defensive wall last week has caused a fierce backlash against the Junta de Andalucía for…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 13:50

Cold blooded youths slaughter pups

Animal protection volunteers were left reeling this week after rescuing a half-dead puppy from the hands of a group of youths who reportedly killed a litter of…
A medical professional at El Ejido's Poniente hospital died last week after suffering a miscarriage some days before.The woman, who worked as a specialist in the intensive…
Two expat members of Zurgena's Socialist PSOE party have been forced to step down after it emerged they were not on the padrón residents' list.The two, Gary…
The leader of the Socialist PSOE party in Almería, José Luis Sánchez Teruel, has been accused of corruption in the ongoing fraud case, dubbed 'Marismas' (marshes).Sr Teruel…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 13:35

Albox council off compensation hook

A court in Huercal Overa has declared that Albox council is not responsible for paying around 3.1 million euros compensation to the owners of 98 illegal homes…
The high court of Andalucía (TSJA) has upheld an earlier ruling in favour of the controversial Algarrobico hotel's building licence.The TSJA rejected an appeal filed by environmental…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:14

Almería stunned by fatal shootings

A 50-year-old man from Campohermoso, Níjar, has been arrested in connection with the murders last Sunday of his wife and the owner of a plant nursery where…
The demolition of an illegal house in Taberno has been signed off, subject to prior payment of compensation to the owners in a landmark case following a…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:04

Dangerous Algerian fugitive caught

An Algerian fugitive on the run from the French authorities has been arrested in Almería city.The man, identified as M.H.M., 35, is wanted in France after being…
Great train robber Gordon Goody came out of hiding last week to attend a book signing in Antas.Goody, 85, described by many as one of the masterminds…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:53

Circus? What circus?

Los Gallardos council has claimed it had no prior knowledge that a travelling circus with performing lions staged two shows at the weekend.The Gran Circo Europa circus…
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:40

Playing with the planet

Almería's greenhouses came under fire again last week as thousands of people gathered to celebrate International Earth day.A pictorial in UK paper The Independent, which coincided with…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:24

Gutsy Brits nab bungling burglar

A would-be burglar got more than he bargained for when he attempted to mug a retired British couple in Zurgena recently.Instead of making off with his bounty…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:14

Bank account freeze deadline

The deadline for bank customers to provide up-to-date personal identification to their branches is this Thursday, April 30.For Spanish nationals, this is the DNI national identity card…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:09

And they’re off

At least seven Almería politicians who are standing in May's municipal elections are under investigation by the courts or have been found guilty of planning crimes, it…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:00

Woeful justice record

Judges at Almería's provincial court take longer to resolve criminal cases than anywhere else in the region, according to a damning report by the judiciary.The court also…
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