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Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:27

Pleasure boat trip ends in misery

More than 40 holidaymakers based in Almería province were struck down with suspected food poisoning last Saturday after taking a cruise on a pleasure boat departing from…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:23

Bus route blocked

The socialist PSOE party in Mojacar has accused the Partido Popular (PP) council of "ignoring the needs of residents".The PSOE called for a discussion of a regular…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:14

Cuevas coastline set for development

Massive development of the Cuevas del Almanzora coastline is in the pipeline according to the new urban plan for the municipality.A major reclassification of land is set…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:06

Is there anybody there?

The Calar Alto observatory in the Los Filabres mountains is turning the scientific spotlight on Almería province with a new project to search for Earth-like planets.The centre…
Thursday, 30 July 2015 15:00

Cell phone addiction worry

Many children in Spain are addicted to their cell phones and suffer withdrawal symptoms if they cannot use them, according to a study carried out by the…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:17

Guardia Civil officer killed in blast

A bomb expert was killed last week when an explosive device accidentally went off inside his van in the Guardia Civil barracks in Almería city.The explosion, which…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:08

Turre's litter crisis

Litter is mounting up in Turre amid revelations the council's refuse collection service has been drastically reduced in spite of the high summer season and the heavy…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:04

Too young to tie the knot

Children under the age of 16 can no longer get married even with parental consent after a new law raising the minimum age for marriage came into…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:59

Counterfeiters busted in the costas

A gang of fraudsters who flooded the market with more than 200,000 euros of counterfeit money have been busted by the National Police.The gang of 10 men,…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:57

Shellfish prices soar as catches sink

The price of local shellfish and blue fish has shot up by up to 40 per cent following a 35 per cent slump in catches across the…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:52

Endangered turtle nests on Pulpí beach

A beach near San Juan de los Terreros was at the centre of a rare natural event last week after a loggerhead sea turtle laid 80 eggs…
Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:37

Plans for tortoise reserve shelved

Landowners from Cuevas del Almanzora at risk of losing their properties for a tortoise sanctuary received comfort from central government last week after it pledged not to…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:28

Spanish costas under jihadist threat?

Reports in the UK press have magnified fears over the increased risk of jihadist attacks along the Spanish costas.On Saturday, The Daily Star published an article claiming…
The AUAN property rights association this week met with Junta de Andalucía officials to press for changes in regional planning law.The meeting comes just days after the…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:23

Tortoise collection fiasco

Huércal Overa is the latest council to offer a collection service for illegally held pet tortoises amid criticism by environmentalists that the Junta's recent tortoise ban "lacked…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:55

That sinking feeling

Former Arboleas mayor Angel García has been barred from holding public office for four years after being found guilty of building a swimming pool on green-belt land.The…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:53

Record house sales in May

Almería province saw property sales rise to their highest level in eight years in May, according to figures from the national institute of statistics.More than 1,000 properties…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:51

'Cheating' parents busted

Hundreds of parents in Almería city are being investigated by the regional government on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining places for their children at certain schools.Allocation of school…
Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:41

Water plan shambles

Environmental pressure group Ecologistas en Acción (EA) in Almería has published a damning response to regional government water management plans for the next six years, claiming they…
Thursday, 09 July 2015 12:13

Triple burglary shock in Vera

A spate of three burglaries in one afternoon left British homeowners "shocked and distressed" in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Vera last weekend.The break-ins…
Thursday, 09 July 2015 12:10

Beaches re-open...

The last of three beaches affected by an outbreak of toxic algae has re-opened to the public this week following a two-week ban on bathing.The beach in…
Environmental association Ecologistas en Acción has launched a bitter attack on property rights groups, calling them "delinquents" and "offenders" for applying pressure to legalise their homes.In a…
Thursday, 09 July 2015 12:02

Spot-checks for older vehicles

Drivers of older cars in Almería province could find themselves being pulled over at the roadside and their cars inspected as part of a new government campaign.The…
Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:58

Three drown in tragic week

Three people have lost their lives on Almería's beaches in the past week.The first death occurred on Saturday when the body of a man was found floating…
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