Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

David Lean’s ill-fated Almería epic

NEWS Staff ReporterA film crew from digital TV channel TCM last week shot scenes in Almería for a documentary about late British director Sir...

Facebook censors local artist

By David JacksonFamous local photographer Rodrigo Valero has had another of his acclaimed photographs censored by Facebook. The artist says he had the photo...

Survey upbeat over tortoises

By David JacksonBiologists carrying out their annual tortoise survey of Almería and Murcia were surprised to see a huge increase in the number of...

Hoodlums dump puppy in refuse tip

By Richard TornéShocked volunteers from an Almería-based animal shelter last week rescued a puppy which had been left to die in a refuse tip...

Junta in bowel cancer screening pledge

By Richard TornéA bowel cancer screening program introduced last year by the Junta in Almería city will be extended to the rest of the...

Property purchases continue at 2015 levels, but average prices slump

By David JacksonHouse sales continue across the province, but prices remain low and more buyers are taking out finance to complete their purchase.These are...

Behind the lens: a photographic life

Mojacar photographer Rod Westwood hit the big time in Madrid in the 1980s as a successful fashion and advertising photographer, the high spot of...

Cabo de Gata vanity projects

The regional government has been accused of cutting back on Cabo de Gata nature park services while buildings worth millions of euros lie empty...

More mobile speed traps installed

The traffic police (DGT) have increased the number of secondary roads across the province which they classify as dangerous, allowing them to install mobile...

Hidden depths

An underground pool thought to be the deepest of its kind in the world has been discovered in the Sorbas nature park during the...

Almería’s rail service ‘a joke’

The decrepit state of Almería's railway network was laid bare last week when local politicians and representatives of a pressure group fighting for improved...

Ecologist alarm at fourth turtle death

Ecologists have highlighted man's negative impact on the local environment after a loggerhead sea turtle was found washed up dead on a beach in...

World first for Almería

Excitement is mounting among classical music enthusiasts in the province ahead of the premiere of a piano concerto composed by Almería city orchestra's much-loved...

Zurgena launches interpreter service

Zurgena council has launched an interpreter service for expats who need to attend their health centre but do not speak Spanish.Councillor Jim Simpson said...

On a mission to stop air pollution

A British woman in Bédar has launched an online petition to halt industrial plant pollution in the province – and says she is prepared...

Woman critical after being badly burnt

A 29-year-old woman was fighting for her life this week after her home was allegedly doused with petrol and set alight by her partner,...

Zurgena ex-mayor back in court

The ex-mayor of Zurgena, Candido Trabalón, is due to face another trial on Friday for alleged planning offenses during his terms of office.Sr Trabalón...

Goats and rain blamed for second rock fall

The main road known as El Cañarete was the scene of further chaos on Monday night, April 4, after rocks from the roadside cliff...

Two seismic faults ‘very active’ under sea

The director general of the Spanish Geographic Institute (IGN) says he believes two seismic faults are very active under the sea off the coast...

Boost for provincial bee keepers

Regional government grants for beekeeping came up for grabs this week amid recent concern over the future of bees in the province.Bee keepers have...