Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

No firemen in Albox

By Emma Randle The provincial government has confirmed that Albox fire station remains unmanned after its closure by the local council on January 1, CA...

Migrant in a tight spot

NEWS Staff Reporter Two men were arrested in the port of Almería last week after trying to smuggle a migrant in the engine bay of...

Turre mayor launches mobile app for residents

By Richard Torné Turre council’s new mobile app aimed at dealing with residents’ complaints has been dogged by problems just weeks after being launched. The ‘Decide...

Big-hearted expat dies

By Emma Randle Harvey Defriend, long-time Vera resident and champion of the arts in Almería has died aged 77. He passed away on Friday, January 6,...

Royal blacking up continues

By David Jackson Immigrants have expressed their sadness over the “missed opportunity” for many councils to use black residents to fulfil the post of King...

Albox fire station shock

By Emma Randle Albox council has handed the town fire station over to Diputación, after a last minute refusal by the provincial council to agree...

More makeshift classrooms than ever before

By David Jackson A quarter of all temporary school buildings across Andalucía are located in Almería province, after the Junta’s promise made in December 2015...

Sorbas dry spring plight goes to UN

By Emma Randle The plight of residents in the Sorbas village of Los Molinos where the Rio Aguas natural water supply is drying up was...

Teachers unite against attacks

By David Jackson Teachers across the province have united to demand that more is done to protect them in classes from unruly pupils after two...

More people in province than ever before

By David Jackson   Almería was one of only two Andalusian provinces to experience population growth last year, and one of the very few regions of...

Almería to feature in new gastro book

Emma Randle     Almería provided food for thought for a respected British travel and gastronomy writer last month, after she visited the province researching a new...

Spreading Christmas cheer

By Emma Randle   A German couple from Vera has launched a Christmas toy campaign for poor children in the town for the third year running. Karin...

Dog killer convicted

A youth accused of kicking a dog to death in the Cuevas del Almanzora village of Alhanchete two years ago has been found guilty...

Vera live music row escalates

By Emma Randle   A Vera bar that had to close for a week after claiming it was 'victimised' for holding live music gigs has reopened...

Almería lacks paediatricians

By David Jackson   There are fewer paediatricians working in the province than stipulated by law, according to a parliamentary complaint sent this week by the...

Farmers told to meet Brexit challenge

By Richard Torné Spanish farmers will have to slash the price of their exports to the UK if they wish to remain competitive in the...

Turre mayor under siege

By David Jackson   Turre councillors voted to overturn the controversial Cabrera ‘land grab’ decision at a stormy plenary meeting on Monday, along with several other...

Storms wreak havoc across province

By Emma Randle Rain, snow and high winds buffeted nearly 40 towns across the province last weekend, resulting in more than 210 emergency call outs...

Let them know we matter

THIS week the Costa Blanca News group launches the petition ‘Tell the UK government you want associate EU citizenship’. We are aiming to show Theresa...

End of the road

By Richard Torné Eight loss-making toll roads across the country - including the AP-7 Vera-Cartagena motorway – are to be nationalised, the Government has announced. The...