Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

Dangerous felon linked to Belgian cop’s death arrested in Almería

By Richard Torné A dangerous criminal on the run from the Belgian authorities has been arrested by police in the port of Almería. Moroccan Rachid El...

Migrant internment centre plans criticised

By David Jackson Fears have been raised over plans to convert an unused prison in Almería city to hold migrants who have been detained while...

Property rights prize launched

By Emma Randle The Auan property rights association has created a new national award to mark the second anniversary of its success in changing the...

Cruise ship health hazard warning

By Richard Torné Cruise ships should be made to comply with far stricter emissions controls amid warnings marine diesel is “100 times more toxic” than...

Hoax message dupes thousands

By Emma Randle A social media appeal for information about a seemingly unidentified elderly hospital patient with memory loss doing the rounds on Whatsapp has...

Hunters suspected of shooting golden eagle

NEWS Staff Reporter A protected golden eagle was found badly wounded after being shot near a game reserve in Barranco de La Hoz in Murcia. Police...

Women’s day run slammed as ‘sexist’

By Emma Randle A Women’s Day race organised by Almería council last weekend was decried as “sexist” after participants received a cleaning product and shopping...

US nuke accident film to feature Palomares

By Richard Torné A French film maker currently shooting a documentary about US military nuclear accidents says he was shocked to discover how much radiation...

Expat to open Oria observatory

By David Jackson An Alicante-based British man has requested planning permission for an observatory in Oria. Colin Cooper runs astro-photography holidays from his villa in Jalon...

Deadly caterpillar warning

By Emma Randle The Guardia Civil has issued its annual alert against processionary caterpillars, with a campaign launched on social media warning dog owners their...

Ex-Oria mayor guilty of cronyism

By Richard Torné A former mayor of Oria has been barred from holding public office for 10 years after being found guilty of perverting the...

Mojacar mayor questioned over vote rigging claims

By Richard Torné The mayor of Mojacar, Rosa Maria Cano, has given evidence before a magistrate in Vera as part of an ongoing judicial probe...

Thousands hope for refunds on property tax

By David Jackson More than 10,000 property sellers across the province could expect a windfall after the constitutional court ruled that capital gains tax on...

Books given the brush off in Mojacar

By Emma Randle Artists are up in arms at a decision by Mojacar council to move the public lending library into the town art gallery,...

Train wreck

By David Jackson Five companies awarded contracts to build sections of the planned Almería to Murcia high-speed train line (AVE) have rescinded their tenders since...

Not another Indalo!

By Emma Randle A large Indalo figure will adorn the roundabout outside Mojacar’s Parque Comercial shopping centre in time for the Easter season, the council...

Sadistic killer jailed

NEWS Staff Reporter A Romanian man has been sentenced to 27 years in jail after being found guilty of the brutal murder of his girlfriend. Dosanu...

Farcical scenes at Turre town hall

By Richard Torné There was last minute drama at a packed Turre town hall last week when a surprise secret ballot was held to vote...

Cab driver’s anti-crime drive

By Richard Torné A Mojacar taxi driver who recently launched a WhatsApp group chat to alert residents of criminal activity in the area says the...

276 km/h driver jailed

NEWS Staff Reporter A driver caught doing more than three times the speed limit on a motorway close to Almería airport has been jailed for...