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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...

Bid to entice shoppers to hill-top village

By David Jackson The business association ‘Mojacar es pueblo’ has launched a New Year's campaign to attract shoppers and diners to the village. The association is...

Flu grips Almería

By David Jackson Doctors fear there could be a flu epidemic on the way in Almería after it emerged that the infection rate across the...

Thieves break into Mojacar petrol station

By Richard Torné Smash and grab thieves broke into the Los Gurullos petrol station in Mojacar in the early hours of Monday morning to steal...

Doctor’s party brings the house down

By David Jackson Police were forced to close down the annual summer ball of the provincial guild of medics which was held at Almería’s Mediterranean...

Brutal killer dies in prison

By Richard Torné One of Almería's most notorious prisoners has died in jail of cancer, according to reports. Pompeyo Miranda, 51, regarded by the authorities as...

Angry protests at hunting kennels

By David Jackson A kennel for hunting dogs outside Húercal-Overa was the scene of a bitter protest between dog lovers and its owner last Wednesday...

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...

Clean air campaign draws grim conclusion

By Emma Randle A clean air campaign mounted by ecologists in Almería and Murcia over the summer has concluded that the entire population of both...

Water strategy chaos

By David Jackson Almería has found itself in the disturbing situation of having spent €620m building five desalination plants that nobody wants to use while...

The community meeting from Hell

By Paul Arnold It turns out that stabbing yourself repeatedly in the thigh with a biro for five minutes continues to hurt for several days...

Two arrested over online weapon sale

By Richard Torné Two people – including a 62-year-old woman - have been arrested in Águilas in connection with the online sale of two anti-aircraft...

Olula school under bullying spotlight

By David Jackson The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a school in Olula del Río has accused the education authorities of ignoring her son’s...

Ex Zurgena mayor in the clear

By Emma Randle The former mayor of Zurgena Cándido Trabalón has been cleared by a court in Almería of charges of illegally granting planning consent...

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Deal struck to run Spain

The Socialist party (PSOE) and Unidas Podemos have just announced an agreement to run the country. They will operate a coalition government but will need...

Brexit warning to expats