Latest News

Shrinking beach puts homes in danger

VERAPLAYAZUL residents’ association has spoken out on the state of Vera’s nudist beach and warned that the first line homes are in danger due to erosion. The association has estimated that the beach has reduced in size by 60 per cent over the last 20 years and complains that the…

Power of silence

MEMBERS of Cuevas del Almanzora Council gathered at the entrance to the town hall on the morning of November 25 where they held a minute of silence to honour the memory of victims of gender violence. The small ceremony was one of many events organised by the Municipal Women’s Information…

Ecologists urge council to demolish El Algarrobico

SALVEMOS MOJACAR ecologist group has declared that Carboneras Council is the only competent body able to order demolition of the illegal hotel in El Algarrobico and asked it to go ahead and do so as quickly as possible. After Carboneras mayor Salvador Hernandez recently declared that his council was not…

Hard work is rewarded

MOJACAR’S Local Police force has received the Andalucia Menina Award, thanks to its ongoing efforts in protecting victims of gender violence. The awards are given out annually to associations or individuals who have made the war on gender violence a top priority. Since 2007, Mojacar’s Local Police have worked continually…

Popular News

VERAPLAYAZUL residents’ association has spoken out on the state of…
MEMBERS of Cuevas del Almanzora Council gathered at the entrance…
MOJACAR’S Local Police force has received the Andalucia Menina Award,…
SALVEMOS MOJACAR ecologist group has declared that Carboneras Council is…

A 100th birthday tribute to Harold Fletcher

A former Royal Engineers bomb disposal expert, who saw service in the bomb-strewn streets of Coventry, the deserts of North Africa and the beaches of Sicily and, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 2 December. Harold William Fletcher joined up in 1939, becoming an expert in bomb and mine clearance.…

Ric Polansky’s unorthodox and adventurous life

EUROWEEKLY’S long-time columnist Ric Polansky, a man whose arrival in Spain dates back to the late 1960s, has been featured in a major profile by Diario de Almeria. Here we reproduce elements of that article to give our readers a flavour of the man whose adventurous spirit mean his interests…

Illegal traps snatched

ADMINISTRATIVE actions have been launched by the Environmental Department against the owner of 10 illegal bird traps found in a stream in the Sierra de Filabres, the regional government has reported. The traps were confiscated following a surveillance operation last week when the environmental officers were informed of the presence…

Guardia Civil discover an agreement between a couple and a young woman to sell baby

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil have arrested three people, a young woman from Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, and a couple from Vicar, Almeria, who have been accused of agreeing that the couple would buy a baby from the young woman for €10,000. The investigation began when the officers were…

Moving against violence in Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA is honouring November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, with a week of activities for locals of all ages. Events kicked off on Monday at local secondary schools, where three days of activities were held aimed to raise awareness and educate youngsters in an aim to eliminating violence…

Officers save the day after paraglider plunge

GUARDIA Civil officers came to the rescue last week when a 62-year-old man who was paragliding lost control, plunged into the sea and was unable to get out. The officers, from the provincial maritime service, were carrying out maintenance tasks when they noticed a group of paragliders and saw that…

Brit teacher arrested in Spain over alleged affair with underage student

A BRITISH teacher has been arrested and sacked over allegations that he was conducting an illegal affair with a teenage student at a private school in Almeria. Carlo Troiano stands accused of sexually abusing the 15-year-old and faces the prospect of six years in prison under Spanish law. The affair…

Student missing after attacking teacher

THE authorities have yet to find a student who attacked a teacher at Almeria City’s Galileo secondary school in Pescaderia district last week before disappearing. Members of the school community reported that the second year student punched his French teacher in the face after insulting and trying to embarrass her…

MEMBERS OF: Logo BCCS VectorialAEPG association AFFILIATED TO: