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Price of water to be increased in Mojacar

WATER bills for consumers in and around Mojacar could increase by as much as 32 per cent, following the approval of plans announced by water supplier Galasa. The news is even worse for towns in the Almanzora area which could see costs doubled. The beleaguered company is jointly owned by…

No sign of David Oldman

MORE than a month after he was last seen on June 8, at the time of writing there were still no signs of David Oldman, a British man who was visiting Almeria, and according to his family was hiking between Albox and Huercal-Overa when he disappeared. Although air and land…

Maura Hillen, homeowners’ champion, receives honorary MBE

THE leader of an association representing owners of illegal homes in Andalucia has been appointed an honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), for services to the British community in Spain. The award to Mrs Maura Hillen, an Irish national, reflects her work as President…

Rats the last straw as residents take action

RESIDENTS of the San Antonio neighbourhood, the oldest district of Albox, are up in arms over the presence of large rats marauding through local streets, with one cheesed off citizen taking the extreme step of showing up at the town hall with one of the rampaging rodents, having taken it…

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Quality tourism in Mojacar

LAST week saw the raising of two official Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) ‘blue flags’ for beaches in Mojacar, one less than last year. Piedra Villazar and Marina de La Torre were awarded flags after meeting main criteria like cleanliness, services and environmental management. Mayor Rosa Maria Cano attended the…

Fortified offering in Huercal Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA castle, in reality a 14th century watchtower, is to ramp up its efforts to ensnare visitors this summer, as its opening hours have been extended, with the monument now open between 7pm and 9.30pm Monday to Thursday. The ancient structure is one of the town’s most popular attractions, with…

Growing support for ‘Alfalfero’ the donkey

AN online petition, calling for justice for the donkey which was tortured and killed, has received more than 60,000 signatures. ‘Alfalfero’ the donkey was found dead near to its home in Turre last week and the case has sparked an outcry from all parts of the community. Owner, Cati Balastagui,…

Mojacar support for British expats

Mojacar Council has joined other towns throughout Andalucia in reaching out to its British residents, following the recent EU referendum result where the UK voted to leave the EU. Many British expatriates expressed their concerns following the result, wondering how the changes would affect their status in Spain. The open…

Three sheets to the wind and two years in the cooler

AN Irishman has been sentenced to two years in prison by an Almeria judge, after an afternoon spent drinking with an English friend took an unorthodox turn. After knocking back a skinful in a local bar with a married expat couple, the paralytic pair showed up at their home just…

Better access in Huercal-Overa

PAVEMENTS and streets are becoming easier to navigate and more accessible for those with mobility difficulties thanks to work being carried out in Huercal-Overa by the council. Streets which have received attention include Avenida Guillermo Reyna, where the pavement outside the health centre has been widened to provide better access,…

Almeria charity helps disabled dog find its feet again

A TINY female dog is able to ‘walk’ once more, after Verdiblanca, a charity association for disabled people based in Almeria City, stepped in to create a special prosthetic harness fitted with four small wheels after the poor pooch lost the majority of her front legs. In order to create…

Hotel still waiting

AS the huge skeleton of the empty hotel continues squatting on its own seaside version of death row awaiting demolition, legal battles continue over El Algarrobico. The Junta de Andalucia regional government obtained court permission two weeks ago to send inspectors into the building to carry out evaluations in response…
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