Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

Cameroonian on trial for murder

By Richard Torné A Cameroonian man has gone on trial in Almería this week accused of murdering six people who were attempting to reach the...

Roquetas mayor in corruption probe

By Richard Torné Pressure is mounting on Roquetas de Mar mayor Gabriel Amat to resign after it emerged he is to be investigated over his...

Weapons seized in Arboleas market

NEWS Staff Reporter A haul of illegal knives and machetes were seized from a street seller in Arboleas market last month. The Guardia Civil released details...

New Mojacar drive for care in the community

By Emma Randle A new volunteer task force met for the first time this week in Mojacar with the aim of tackling the difficulties experienced...

Schooling chaos in Cariatiz

By Emma Randle Parents in the small village of Cariatiz have been fighting a battle on two fronts since the school term started last week. Children...

Almería honours John Lennon

By Richard Torné Almería is poised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s stay in the...

Mojacar in terrorist thriller shoot

By Richard Torné Mojacar was at the centre of a terrorist attack this week – but only as part of a made-for-TV Dutch series being...

Burglars target Turre estate

By Emma Randle A Turre suburb suffered a spate of four break-ins in one night last weekend, sparking alarm among residents. Three houses on the Agua...

Queen’s visit marred by teachers’ protest

By Emma Randle A group of disaffected teachers across the province staged a hard-hitting visual protest against the state of many public schools to coincide...

Relatives retrace missing walker’s last steps

By Richard Torné Relatives of missing British walker David Oldman took part in a tribute walk at the weekend to mark the third-month anniversary of...

Investigation into sea turtle deaths

By Adéle Land Marine rescue group Equinac is to work with the ministry of the environment to investigate the increasing number of sea-turtle strandings in...

Tortoise sanctuary rolls on

By David Jackson Several homes, a dozen cortijos, two quarries, 500 hectares of farmland, greenhouses and more than 40,000 fruit trees are to be expropriated...

Migrant surge causes rescue centre chaos

By Emma Randle Migrant centres in the province are “overflowing” this month after a further influx of people attempting to enter Spain illegally from north...

Giant tortoise seized in Turre

By Richard Torné A rare species of tortoise that was kept in appalling conditions at an abandoned pig farm in Turre has been rescued by...

€62 million renewable energy centre goes bust

By David Jackson A renewable energy investigation centre in Tabernas launched by the regional government with much fanfare in 2009 is on the verge of...

Baby killed in Cantoria traffic accident

By Richard Torné A one-year-old baby and the driver of a vehicle travelling in the wrong direction were killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday...

Bank fraud rises while local offices close

By David Jackson Three out of every 10 bank branches in Almería province have closed in the last four years, according to a recent study...

Family’s ‘humiliation’ over grandmother’s death

By David Jackson The family of a 74-year-old grandmother from Almería city who had to keep her body for several days say they were “humiliated”...

Paraglider crashes in Mojacar

By Richard Torné Two people were injured at the weekend when a paraglider crashed on take off from Macenas beach in Mojacar. The accident happened on...

Almería airport emergency landing

By Emma Randle An Air Nostrum plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Almería airport on Monday evening, September 5, due to a...