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New move to help illegal homeowners

By Emma Randle The Auan British property rights association has launched a new initiative to address the plight of thousands of expats who still lack...

Fugitive arrested in Carboneras

By Richard Torné A Moroccan man on the run from the Belgian authorities for the attempted homicide of his ex-wife has been arrested in Carboneras. The...

Dark cloud hangs over solar platform’s future

By Richard Torné The future of Europe’s biggest solar energy research centre could be in jeopardy amid claims Government red-tape is blocking crucial EU investment. Located...

Black Friday fraud alert

By Richard Torné Both the regional government and consumer rights group Facua have warned the public to be on the lookout for suspect sales in...

Guardia probe knife attacker’s suicide

By Richard Torné A 46-year-old Colombian man arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife in Aguadulce at the weekend was later found hanged in his cell. The...

Assault weapons seized in raid

By Richard Torné A 51-year-old Moroccan man has been charged with illegal firearms possession after the Guardia Civil seized two AK-47 semi-automatic rifles at his...

Mains water for Cantoria Brits

By Emma Randle British homeowners who have been living without water in Cantoria will be connected to the mains after the council authorised the service...

Ikea store a step closer

By Emma Randle Plans for an Ikea store in Almería city are continuing apace after the local council this week approved detailed plans for the...

Sophia Loren wows fans in Almería

By Emma Randle Hundreds of people gathered outside Almería’s Cervantes theatre last weekend to see world famous actress Sophia Loren unveil her star in the...

Multinational ‘played key role’ in El Ejido corruption scandal

By Richard Torné Executives from one of Andalucía’s biggest multinationals were at the centre of Almería’s largest ever corruption scandal involving a former El Ejido...

Unregistered elderly expats lose out

By Emma Randle Two elderly couples in Zurgena have been refused financial assistance with care home fees because unknowingly they were no longer listed on...

Albox loses stray dog service amid growing council turmoil

By Emma Randle The stray dog collection agency in Albox has announced it will no longer be providing the service in the town after the...

Zurgena landslide hill to be levelled

By Richard Torné Zurgena council has given the go-ahead to level a hill which caused a dangerous landslide more than five years ago. The landslide, caused...

Intensive olive farming ‘must cease’

By Richard Torné The authorities must act immediately to stop the extraction of groundwater in the Río Aguas, the International Rights of Nature Tribunal in...

More parking at Pueblo Indalo

By Emma Randle A new 600-space car park is being created behind the Pueblo Indalo holiday apartments in Mojacar. The extra car parking is part of...

UK thriller to be shot in Almería

By Richard Torné A new action blockbuster starring British actor Jude Law and US star Blake Lively will be shot in Almería province next year. The...

Cuevas cable ski flop

By Richard Torné Cuevas council’s highly trumpeted plans to transform the town’s disused rowing canal and turn it into Europe’s leading cable skiing facility looks...

Woman survives throat slashing

By Emma Randle A woman who nearly died after her partner cut her throat in the El Puche district of Almería city is recovering in...

US helps bring down Spanish paedo ring

By Richard Torné Spanish police have arrested six people in connection with child internet porn thanks to a tip-off from US Homeland Security. One of those...

March for water

By Richard Torné More than 200 people marched through the streets of Almería city at the weekend to demand a crackdown on water-intensive olive farming...
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Scores freed in sex-trafficking raid

By Richard Torné The Guardia Civil last week raided a fortress-like building in Cuevas del Almanzora as part of a nationwide operation to smash a...