Costa Almeria News

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS

Body found off Almería coast

By Emma Randle The body of a woman found in a dinghy off the coast of the Cabo de Gata on Monday (August 15) is...

Chainsaw attacker faces jail

NEWS Staff Reporter A man who chased his ex-wife’s lawyer with a chainsaw at a vegetable auction in El Ejido is facing eight years in...

Guardia Civil under strain

By David Jackson The Guardia Civil union AUGC has filed a complaint, claiming there are not enough officers in the province to cover the busy...

Exploring the nature of genius

By Emma Randle A forensic expert from Almería is studying the DNA of Leonardo da Vinci as part of an international project to discover more...

Summer tourist boom

By Richard Torné The province is experiencing a boom year in tourism after independent figures revealed soaring visitor numbers. According to data from the Spanish airports...

Galasa sells family jewels to avoid bankruptcy

By David Jackson Water company Galasa is technically insolvent and will have to close by December unless its financial situation improves, it has emerged. The firm,...

Vera seaside complaints ‘fall on deaf ears’

By Emma Randle A residents’ association in Vera lodged a barrage of complaints at the council last week for allegedly failing to maintain the town’s...

British businessman killed in Mojacar crash

NEWS Staff Reporter A 38-year-old British man was killed on Saturday night (August 6) after he fell off his motorbike on the Mojacar-Garrucha bypass in...

16-year-old sex slave freed

By Richard Torné A 16-year-old girl who was forced into prostitution at a club in Almería city has been rescued by police. Five people, including a...

New park for Turre

By Emma Randle Plans for a new park in Turre are underway after the provincial government agreed to part finance the project. The development is being...

Garrucha prawns cause a riot

By David Jackson Eleven people were injured last Saturday evening in Garrucha after a row over the price of a plate of prawns turned into...

Shoot out scare in Lucainena

By Emma Randle A Lucainena resident has been arrested after he fired a fake gun in a bar, causing clientele to fear for their lives...

New shopping centre go-ahead

By David Jackson Work will shortly start on a huge new commercial centre for Almería city after its plan got the go-ahead from stakeholders and...

Mojacar’s new promenade plan unveiled

By Richard Torné Plans for Mojacar’s new promenade extension have met with stiff opposition from a number of beach bar owners and one of the...

Virtual unknown becomes Albox mayor

By Richard Torné Albox has a new mayor – the third in just over a year - following frenzied horse-trading between the parties to elect...

Almería’s richest towns list published

By David Jackson Almería, Carboneras and Roquetas de Mar are the three towns with the wealthiest inhabitants, according to statistics from the national Tax Agency...

Alcazaba director to step down

By Richard Torné The director of Almería’s most emblematic monument, the Alcazaba fortress, will step down in September following last month’s drilling scandal, which damaged...

Fighting for Brexit rights

By Emma Randle Nearly 30 councils across the Almanzora valley have agreed to support a locally-led campaign to protect British nationals’ rights in Europe in...

Mojacar gold award approved for Tito

By Emma Randle Late Mojacar resident Tito del Amo will receive the town’s Indalo de Oro award in 2018 after the council voted unanimously in...

Pokémon pop up all over province

By Emma Randle Councils across Almería province are taking steps to deal with the latest craze to sweep the world - ‘augmented reality’ game Pokémon...