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Call to reinstate strays weekend collection

THE Huella Roja animal protection society has called for better conditions at the Zoosanitario centre in Almeria City.The centre needs more resources and staff, said Huella Roja (Red Pawprint) in a formal letter to Almeria Council.The association is also withholding judgement over City Hall’s promise that abandoned animals will once…

Bringing back a treasure

THE Patio de Honor at Velez-Blanco Castle is to be rebuilt.The castle was constructed in the early 16th century on the site of a Moorish citadel and was gradually stripped by its owner of its most valuable features at the beginning of the 20th century.The patio, which was dismantled piece…

Ficus tree fuss continues in El Ejido

RESIDENTS in El Ejido’s Paseo de Las Lomas won’t let their trees go without a fight.The first were cut down in April to make way for a cycle lane and since then they have twice asked the town hall to halt the project. They have also approached the Andalucia ombudsman.“This…

The Virgin of El Rocio

EVERY spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine in Huelva to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio, which for many people is Andalucia’s most famous pilgrimage of the year.On May 25, the beautiful town of Almonte in Huelva saw the Virgin of El Rocio carried through…

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Jail for fighting Guardia Civil officers

THE Superior Court has sentenced a Guardia Civil officer and a corporal who got involved in a fight inside the station in Garrucha (Almeria).The corporal has been sentenced to eight months in jail for a crime of mistreatment of a subordinate, while the officer will have to spend seven months…

Mayor joins pupils to build 3D printers

ROBOTICS workshop pupils in Huercal-Overa teamed up with the local mayor to build 3D printers that have been purchased for the group.The pupils were excited to be able to build the printers themselves and with the prospect of using them in the future for their designs.Also, a 3D scanner has…

Changed face of Almeria politics

THERE were election predictions for every taste before Sunday’s ballot.Expected by some but not others, the Partido Popular (PP) took the most votes - 41.34 per cent - in Almeria’s municipal ballots. The PSOE socialists lagged behind on 33.9 per cent but won 440 council seats to the PP’s 432.More…

Dark words over Garrucha fair

Garrucha Town Hall did not request permission to install a fair at the port last year, insists the Junta de Andalucia regional government.Holding the fair during last year’s fiestas cost the town hall a €30,000 fine, claimed Garrucha mayor, Juan Francisco Fernandez. He also circulated a document on social media…

Adra breakwater building begins

WORK has started to build breakwaters off the coasts of Adra to protect coastal neighbourhoods from the ever-advancing sea.Yet local residents, who had been demanding protection for their homes in El Lance de la Virgen, Guainos and La Caracola, are not entirely happy with the fact that they have been…

Almeria carer arrested for theft

A WOMAN has been arrested for stealing more than €7,000 worth of jewellery from an 81-year-old woman she was employed to look after.Police began to investigate when a woman informed them that a number of gold items had gone missing from her aunt’s home and she suspected one of her…

Berja brotherhood seeks recognition for their saint

IN JUST one week, more than 1,000 parishioners have signed a petition for Canonical coronation of the Virgin of Gador, patron saint of Berja.“We still have work to do brothers, but we’ll give everything for the Virgin,” said Antonio Campos, representative of the brotherhood of the Virgin of Gador upon…

Footballers keep sun at a distance in skin cancer campaign

ALMERIA dermatologists and Union Deportiva Almeria players have joined forces in an anti-cancer campaign.All the footballers recently consulted a dermatologist in the Juegos Mediterraneos stadium to clear up their doubts about skin care and protection from the sun.“Because of their profession these elite sportsmen are more exposed to sun radiation…

 


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