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Hospital crisis deepens

By Emma Randle A shortage of specialists and other medical staff is bringing Huércal Overa’s La Inmaculada hospital to crisis point, according to the provincial...

Bitcoin buzz reaches Vera

By Emma Randle Buying a beer in a popular seafront bar on Vera Playa need not involve scrabbling around for a few euros any more...

Brit determined to clean up countryside

By Emma Randle An expat’s mission to clear rubbish from the Tabernas desert has ballooned into a potentially national clean-up campaign in a bid to...

Brit teacher in sex abuse case freed

By Richard Torné A British schoolteacher accused of sexually abusing an under-age female pupil in Roquetas de Mar has been released on bail, reports say. Father-of-two...

Boars killed by poachers in Turre

By Richard Torné Police are on the hunt for poachers after the badly decomposed bodies of four wild boars were found caught in illegal traps...

Unholy row over convent works

By Emma Randle The restoration of the historic convent in Albox has sparked fears over the building’s safety after opposition parties accused the mayor of...

Hospital to compensate dead patient’s family

By Richard Torné A court has ordered the Poniente hospital to pay more than €53,000 in damages to the relatives of a patient who died...

Weathering the year out

By Emma Randle A retired geologist in San José has published his annual report for the weather, after taking daily readings for the 22nd year...

EU bans credit card surcharges

By Dave Jones THE European Commission has banned surcharges for consumer debit and credit card payments made online - and in shops - anywhere in...

Almería’s airport traffic soars

By Richard Torné More than one million passengers used Almería airport in 2017, marking the busiest year since 2008, according to the latest official data. The...

Mojacar prom bounces back

By Emma Randle Mojacar council has launched its controversial plan for the second phase of the town promenade for the second time, after opponents managed...

Fat cat mayor

By Richard Torné Almería city’s mayor, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, is the fourth highest paid council head in Spain, earning more than €82,000 a year, according to...

Espionage thriller to be shot in Almería city

By Richard Torné A new action blockbuster starring Jude Law and Blake Lively will be shot in Almería city, the provincial council has confirmed. British-made espionage...

Auan presses for planning change

By Emma Randle A meeting in Albánchez held as part of a new campaign to help residents on illegal developments attracted scores of British homeowners...

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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