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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…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:57

Salad scandal hits Almería

A hard-hitting British television report on farming practices in Almería and Murcia provinces has left the agricultural sector "shocked and indignant".Channel 4 broadcast a documentary entitled 'What's…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:47

Idol in the making

A young girl's dream of becoming a Japanese 'idol' is well on its way to becoming reality after she was picked out by a producer at a…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:01

Cantoria bombshell

The Socialist PSOE party in Cantoria was in disarray this week following the resignation of their mayoral candidate after the ruling Partido Popular claimed he had been…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:52

Brit dies hit by car

The death of a British holidaymaker knocked down in Los Gallardos last Friday has given tragic weight to residents' concerns over the lack of a safe place…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:47

El Ejido corruption probe heats up

A judge in the 'Caso Poniente' corruption case has called more people to testify.Seven people, including five civil servants, along with the wife and son of two…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:32

Shaky growth prospects for Almería

Almería's economy will trail the rest of Andalucía this year and grow well below the regional average, a report by an economic think tank has concluded.The report…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:22

Homophobic attacks top ‘hate crimes’

More than half the 'hate crimes' recorded in Almería province last year were directed at homosexuals, according to government figures.Four out of the seven offences in breach…
A man in his twenties has been arrested under suspicion of firing a handgun outside the gates of a school in Almería city.The incident happened last Thursday…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:45

Map of economic woe

The economic recession had a greater negative impact in towns in the region of Murcia and Almería than anywhere else in the country, according to a newly…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:42

Hotel fire sparks safety fears

A fire that broke out in a derelict hotel in the heart of Roquetas tourist centre has re-ignited residents' concerns about the neighbourhood's security and image.The blaze…
Níjar council has formally washed its hands of the historic Cortijo del Fraile in the Cabo de Gata nature park after the regional high court ruled the…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:37

No bids for Macenas golf course

Hopes of finding a buyer for Macenas golf course have suffered a major setback after an auction last week failed to secure any bids.Reports say the 18-hole…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:34

Fascist propaganda purge

The Socialist PSOE party in Almería has promised to remove all fascist signs and symbols from streets and buildings in Almería city as part of its election…
Members of Zurgena's socialist party have launched a blistering attack on independent mayor Luis Díaz following rumours he is being lined up as the PSOE's main candidate…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:23

Mojacar is top dog

Mojacar remains the most dog-friendly resort on the coast when it comes to the town's beaches.Of all the popular resorts and towns along the coast of Almería,…
Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:17

Almería heritage neglect

Almería's Arabic heritage is being ignored by the tourism council, according to heritage group 'Association of friends of the Millennium of the Kingdom of Almeria' (AMRA).The criticism…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 14:43

Electoral roll chaos

Expats were left confused and angry this week as they tried to take advantage of a 'claim period' where they could check if they were registered to…
A 41-year-old policeman is one of two cavers who have died after becoming trapped in a deep ravine in the Atlas mountains in southern Morocco, it has…
Almería's tomato farmers have been left fuming after a Spanish celebrity chef appeared on TV, casting doubt on their production methods and showing a damning video of…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 13:56

About-turn for Arboleas mayor

The mayor of Arboleas, Cristobal García, has switched sides in the run up to the May local elections.García, currently governing as a member of the Socialist Party…
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