Monday, 23 January 2017

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Big brother is coming

MOJACAR is one of 12 places in Almeria where property owners who built sneaky pools or extensions could face hefty bills and fines this year. The Ministry of the Treasury, aka the taxman, and the property registry have announced that the town, along with Albanchez, Enix, Feliz, Gador, Huercal de…

No news on nuclear clear-up

ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION is going to sue the Nuclear Safety Board (CSN) for “allowing an illegal nuclear cemetery in Palomares,” and there is still no news on the clear-up. Fifty-one years after the accident which saw two American planes collide above Almeria, dropping nuclear bombs onto Palomares from above, thousands…

Woman beheaded by ex-partner in Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL officers found the decapitated body of a 33-year-old woman minutes after neighbours reported shouting coming from her Almeria home. The suspected killer is the 31-year old ex-partner of the victim, who has a previous record of domestic violence, according to a council spokesperson. Mayor of Huercal de Almeria,…

Better beach access in Carboneras

WORK in Carboneras to provide access to Playa del Ancon from Calles Bonito and Boraza should be complete by the end of the month, the council has announced. Local mayor Salvador Hernandez and Town Planning councillor Salvador Alarcon visited the site of the work to inspect progress and reported that…

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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…

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…
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