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Fake terrorist attack alert goes viral

By Richard Torné Police in Almería are on the hunt for three armed men after the theft of a lorry sparked a rumour they were...

Mayor goes it alone

By Emma Randle The mayor of Albox declared it was "business as usual" at the town hall after all seven ruling councillors resigned last week,...

British Airways announces new service to Almería

NEWS Staff Reporter British Airways has announced a new, twice-weekly service to Almería from next year. As from March 27, flights will depart on Tuesdays and...

‘Rethink needed’ on water management

By Dave Jones and Emma Randle Environmental association Greenpeace has claimed the poor management of water – as well as climate change – has led...

Fantastic finish to Brits’ epic cycle journey

By Emma Randle Two long distance cyclists made a triumphant return to Lubrín last weekend after completing a 2,000 kilometre fundraising journey from the UK. Friends...

Anarchy in Albox

By Emma Randle Seven out of a team of eight ruling councillors in Albox have resigned after the mayor refused to retract a controversial decision...

Priors in court shock

By Richard Torné An elderly British couple whose house in Vera was unjustly demolished almost a decade ago have expressed disgust after being awarded almost...

Brit bites chunk off friend’s face

News staff reporter A British holiday maker has been arrested in San Javier, Murcia after he bit a piece out of his friend’s cheek in...

Mojacar town register appeal

By Emma Randle Mojacar council is appealing to foreigners to register as residents with the Spanish government after the National Institute of Statistics (INE) revealed...

Alleged piglet killers go on trial

By Richard Torné Two men have gone on trial on animal cruelty charges after they filmed themselves crushing to death dozens of piglets at a...

Inheritance tax relief

By Dave Jamieson Close relatives who are left an estate valued at under €1 million will no longer have to pay inheritance tax to Andalucía’s...

Vera fish firm scandal deepens

By Richard Torné Seven workers at a Vera fish processing firm are under investigation pending possible public health and fraud charges following a food poisoning...

Brit councillor in shock resignation

By Emma Randle Arboleas council was thrown into turmoil this week after a leading British councillor stepped down as member of the governing team, saying...

Turre’s ruling coalition teeters on brink

By Richard Torné Turre council's fragile coalition will collapse unless mayor Maria Isabel López backs a project to pave the town's main avenue before the...

Vera rejects Galasa water

By Emma Randle Vera council has turned down advances by Galasa to supply water to the town with mayor Félix López saying the water company...

Lubrín man’s epic charity bike ride

By Emma Randle Two cyclists have started an ambitious trip from England to Almería this week to raise funds for a hospital garden in memory...

Sorbas cliff-top houses ‘at risk’

By Emma Randle Water leaks in Sorbas have provoked fears that parts of the town built on the edge of a precipice may collapse if...

Britons seriously hurt in Zurgena crash

By Richard Torné Two British women in their 60s and a male van driver were badly injured last week in a head-on collision involving three...

Waiting times soar for operations

By Richard Torné Waiting times for non-urgent operations in Almería province have risen to 56 days – almost two weeks longer compared to last year. According...

Lawyer hits back at Catalonia referendum

By Richard Torné The lawyer for the AUAN expat property rights' association is planning a demonstration against the Catalán referendum at the end of this...
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Jail for fake claims couple

By Dave Jamieson A British court has imposed jail sentences on a couple who submitted a fake illness claim after holidays on Mallorca. In the landmark...