Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Unions protest over worker deaths in Almeria

COMISIONES OBRERAS and UGT trades union representatives gathered in protest over the death of a security guard at the Michelin Experience Centre in Nijar. The tragic accident, on Christmas day, led to the 12th death in work accidents in 2016 in Almeria Province, a figure which the unions have said…

Policeman facing jail for fraud

A GUARDIA CIVIL officer and another person are on trial at an Almeria court this week accused of cheating a scrapyard owner out of almost €64,500. The Public Prosecutor is requesting a seven-year jail sentence for fraud and making threats for the defendant, who he accuses of masquerading as a…

Spanish police discover man hidden in van engine bay at Almeria port

TWO men have been arrested in Almeria port for allegedly trying to smuggle a person into the country concealed in a hidden compartment in their van. Guardia Civil officers became suspicious while checking ID and paperwork for people getting off ferries from northern Africa as, although all seemed normal on…

Water fight continues

THE fight for water continues in Los Velez as the local Water Defence association has announced it will be making its views and requests clear to the regional and national governments this year. The association, which gathered members last year who all strongly believe drilling and lettuce farms to the…

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Almeria hit and run suspect arrested after extensive police search

ALMERIA police have arrested a young Romanian man who they suspect fled the scene of a traffic accident which killed a Mallorcan mother on Sunday, January 8. The crash occurred early in the morning on Avenida Federico Garcia Lorca, when witnesses reported that the driver of a black four-wheel drive…

‘Kamikaze’ driver smashes into police road block

A 40-YEAR-OLD man crashed into a Guardia Civil road block after going the wrong way up the A-92 motorway in Almeria. Starting in the Almerian town of Abla, the man barrelled down the motorway for 40km before smashing into a police 4x4. The Guardia Civil announced on their twitter page…

Pin-up of the year

A YOUNG lady from Almeria, Vanesa Gil, has been declared Interviu Magazine Girl of 2016 at a gala in Madrid. The waitress and event hostess was one of 10 finalists competing for the title which is awarded by the popular Spanish magazine known for its front pages and features of…

Paseo plans may not please all

A PROJECT under study in Mojacar may see more beach bars affected as the council wants to extend the paseo maritimo (beachside promenade) further, separating chiringuitos from the sand. The plan is to create more than three kilometres of promenade and include rest areas, bike paths, children’s play areas, showers…

The warm, wet and very weird weather

ALMERIA Province registered what was probably the strangest year in history for weather in 2016, with an all-time low for rainfall followed by surprisingly violent storms. Between October 2015 and October 2016 the Almeria City area, for example, registered just 53 litres of rain per square metre, beating the 1912…

Singer blackmailed

A blackmailer who tried to extort Almeria’s biggest celebrity with ‘compromising images’ of the star has been jailed. The man was sentenced to nine months for demanding cash from singer David Bisbal in return for not releasing the images publicly. The Grammy-winning, platinum-selling star, one of Spain’s most celebrated pop…

National Police release young woman in Almeria

A YOUNG Nigerian woman who had been forced into prostitution in Roquetas del Mar has been released by officers of the National Police. As part of an on-going action against Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation officers became aware of the fact that a Nigerian woman who had been smuggled into…

Spectrum FM interview Mojacar mayor and councillors

MOJACAR Mayor Rosmari Cano, accompanied by Maria Luisa Perez, councillor for non-Spanish speaking residents, and Emmanuel Agüero, councillor for tourism, were recently interviewed on Spectrum, the local English language radio station. Richard Shanley invited the mayor and councillors to his programme Almeria Today, which is broadcast on Spectrum FM Mondays…
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