Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

Almerians trapped in Turkish airport

By Emma Randle A group of 35 people from Almería were trapped in Istanbul airport en route for Japan during the night of the failed...

I say potato, you say patata

By Emma Randle A rural restaurant owner from Lubrin is organising the province’s first ever ‘Potato Festival’ this weekend after identifying the common vegetable as...

Water rates to soar

By David Jackson The board of Galasa, the publicly owned company that supplies water in the Levante and Almanzora area, has voted to increase water...

AUAN’s Maura Hillen receives MBE

By David Jackson Maura Hillen, president of home-owners’ pressure group AUAN, has been appointed an honorary MBE for services to the British community in Spain. Mrs...

Expat real estate agent cleared of fraud

By Richard Torné A British real estate agent has been cleared of fraud by a court in Almería after being accused of duping a couple...

Brexit: Andalucía must keep selling to UK

By David Jackson and Richard Torné The regional minister of agriculture and fisheries, Carmen Ortiz, has said that Andalucía must keep selling to the UK...

Council shame over abandoned pony

By Richard Torné A pony found abandoned in the centre of Almería and loaded onto a rubbish lorry because no council staff were available to...

Driving blind

By David Jackson A new study suggests that more than 7,500 drivers in the province may be so visually impaired that they are driving illegally. The...

Calls to ‘clean the town of blood’ in Roquetas

By Emma Randle Animal rights associations in the province are joining forces to demonstrate against bullfighting in Roquetas this month, in an attempt to shame...

‘Adiós’ – Britons abandon Almería

By David Jackson The number of British residents in the province of Almería has been plummeting since 2012 and is at its lowest level in...

Suspected baby killer arrested in Níjar

By Richard Torné A Moroccan man wanted in connection with the death of his 45-day-old son has been arrested in Níjar shortly before he attempted...

Ex-mayor of Arboleas found guilty of planning offences

By David Jackson The Supreme penal court has upheld a sentence barring the ex-mayor of Arboleas, Ángel García (PSOE), from holding public office for four...

Junta gives green light to planning amendments

By Dave Jamieson Proposed modifications to Andalucía’s planning legislation (LOUA) have been accepted by the regional government and are expected to be formally ratified in...

What an air con

By Richard Torné A British expat has taken on the Junta de Andalucía in a bid to change the rules on holiday lets which oblige...

Alcalzaba director told to quit

By David Jackson There are calls for the resignation of the director of the Alcalzaba fortress and that of the provincial director of culture after...

From Almería to Lebanon

By Emma Randle A renowned violinist who regularly performs in Almería has joined forces with a humanitarian aid organization to raise funds for Syrian refugees...

Calling all lonely hearts

By Emma Randle An events’ organiser from Bédar has launched a new singles club after hearing many people without partners admit to reluctance in attending...

Expat fears over post-Brexit future

By Emma Randle and Dave Jones British residents across the province have been struggling to come to terms with the Brexit vote this week, with...

Turre thugs kill donkey

By Richard Torné A donkey has been found beaten and tortured to death in Turre after it was stolen from its owner last week. According to...

Suspected baby killer on the run

By David Jackson A major man-hunt was launched last Friday (June 24) after a 45-day old baby boy was killed in Níjar. The death came during...