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Drug plantation in Almeria

ON January 28, officers of the National Police raided a flat in Almeria, where they arrested two men aged 30 and 32 and seized 228 marijuana plants, all of which were growing inside the property. When they entered the property, the officers found that the plants were in various stages…

Encouraging Germans

IN an effort to increase the number of German visitors to Almeria, an agreement was signed by the Almeria Provincial Council and the Tourism department of the Junta de Andalucia on February 1, which will include specific actions in order to strengthen the number of visitors coming from Germany. This…

Three youngsters arrests in Balerma

NATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS have arrested three youngsters for alleged thefts with violence, which took place over a period of time in El Ejido, an announcement at the end of January confirmed. The investigation started in December last year when officers became aware that a teen had his phone stolen and…

Facing 90 years in jail for killing six refugees

THE Spanish prosecutor's office has demanded 90 years in prison for a Cameroonian man accused of killing - for religious reasons - six people that were travelling with him in a dinghy, which had departed from Nador, Morocco, and was found in Almeria waters by Maritime Rescue. The Cameroonian allegedly…

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NATIONAL POLICE OFFICERS have arrested three youngsters for alleged thefts…
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Mojacar represented at world kiteboarding championship

MOJACAR resident Osaïa Reding Commaille will be representing Spain in the World Kiteboarding Championship. Sponsored by Mojacar Town Council, Osaïa, at 12 years of age has an enviable track record and an undeniable talent. She shares her daily routine between the Mojacar Bartolome Flores School and the town’s beaches. As…

Almeria desert provides backdrop for US TV series

FOLLOWING up on their legendary film heritage, the deserts of Almeria will once again welcome film crews and actors as hit American television series Penny Dreadful embraces the desert background of El Chorrillo and Tabernas. Shooting has already begun and is expected to last until mid-February after 500 extras were…

Urgent help needed for dog rescue centre in Almeria

DOG rescue centre, The Dog House Foundation near Huercal-Overa is in dire straits following the death of its founder this week. Animal lover, Paul Tighe, was diagnosed with cancer and returned to the UK where he sadly died. Mr Tighe moved to Spain with his former partner in 2003. After…

Roasted vegetables in Huercal-Overa

FIREFIGHTERS from Huercal-Overa were called out on two occasions to deal with a lorry fire on the motorway near the town. The lorry, carrying a large cargo of vegetables, caught fire while it was travelling on the A7. The driver called the emergency services who attended the scene. Later in…

Child star wows Almeria home crowd

FORMER contestant of the Spanish talent show La Voz Kids, Mar Hernandez, was a little nervous as she stepped out in front of a home crowd at the Apolo Theatre in Almeria last weekend for her first ever solo concert, but she needn’t have been. The 12-year-old future star stunned…

Social media comes to rescue of lost dog in Mojacar

A LOCAL residents' Facebook group came to the rescue when a young dog went missing in Mojacar. Little Osker was enjoying a walk on the promenade with his ‘foster mum’ Pat Weston, when he slipped the lead and ran away. A member of the ‘Mojacar Forum’ page, Ms Weston immediately…

Train robber Douglas Goody dies in Spain

THE MAN believed to be the mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery has died of a heart attack at his Spanish home. Douglas ´Gordon´ Goody was sentenced to 30-years in jail for his part in the audacious 1963 heist which saw Mr Goody and a 15-strong gang of robbers hijack…

Hotel takeover could boost Mojacar’s economy

THE socialist party in Mojacar has urged the town council to buy the old Moresco hotel in the village. The 300-room hotel closed its doors in 2009 and has since stood empty and fallen into disrepair. The Artuto Cantoblanco group which owns the hotel allegedly owes more than €200,000 in…
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