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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...

Turre council in disarray

CA News Reporter   The ruling coalition in the Turre council has found itself in a minority position after leader Martín Morales expelled a fellow councillor...

Beach bar sun beds spark heated rows

By Emma Randle Vera beach goers were up in arms this week after a beach bar cordoned off an area of sand at Puerto Rey...

Gypsy clan shoot-out

By David Jackson Three members of a notorious gypsy clan from Albox known as ‘Los Pertolos’ have been arrested and charged in connection with a...

Notorious Vera Playa cat burglar nabbed

By Richard Torné A 27-year-old Moroccan man charged in connection with a spate of burglaries in Vera Playa and Palomares was in the country illegally...

Turre ramps up pressure to recover unpaid rates

By Richard Torné Debt-ridden Turre council is to hire experts to collect up to €1.4 million in outstanding rates, town planning councillor Martin Morales has...

Almería’s tap water among most expensive

By David Jackson Almería has some of the most expensive tap water in the country, according to a new study by the National Union of...

Wounded eagle rescued on motorway

By Richard Torné A badly wounded eagle found on the side of a motorway was rescued by the Guardia Civil last week. The specimen of Bonelli’s...

Two dead in Níjar reservoir tragedy

By Emma Randle A man and woman have drowned in a reservoir in Níjar after entering the unfenced pool to rescue a dog that appeared...

Priest in sexual abuse blackmail claim

By Richard Torné A priest is claiming he was blackmailed by a woman and her teenage son into handing over more than €50,000 to prevent...

Cuevas to host ‘biggest cable skiing’ facility in Europe

By Richard Torné A Polish-owned firm will build the 'biggest cable skiing installation in Europe' in the rowing canal in Cuevas del Almanzora following a...

Internment centre plan sparks anger

By David Jackson Plans to locate a new foreigner internment centre (CIE) in either Almería city or Granada province have aroused anger from associations opposed...

Guardia seize firearms in Albox

NEWS Staff Reporter Three people have been arrested in Albox on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons after one of the men allegedly threatened a neighbour...

Running free in Vera

By Emma Randle The Vera naturist community held its annual nudist run last weekend aimed at promoting “respect and tolerance” between nudist and ‘textile’ communities. Held...

Boar cools off in sea

By Richard Torné Holidaymakers got the shock of their lives last week when a boar suddenly appeared on a popular beach in Cabo de Gata...

Roquetas council in massive migrant scandal probe

By Emma Randle A Guardia Civil operation has uncovered a large scale migrant fraud network centred in Roquetas de Mar, in which an area council...

Double murderer jailed

By Emma Randle A man who cold-bloodedly shot his wife and her employer after suspecting them of having an affair has been handed a 36-year...

Brits to be paid thousands in damages

By Richard Torné A disgraced former town hall architect and Zurgena council have been ordered to pay more than €645,000 in compensation to seven British...

Almería fastest growing province in region

By David Jackson Almería will remain the fastest growing province in the region of Andalucía this year, despite a slowdown in the rate of expansion,...

Deadly olive plague threatens crops

By David Jackson The regional government has said it will do “everything it can” to prevent a deadly olive tree plague from spreading into the...
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Dolphin dies after being handled by beach goers

By Emma Randle   Animal rescue association Equinac has appealed to the public not to touch or surround animals found on beaches, after a baby dolphin...

Palace deadlock broken