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Union claims there’s a postal crisis in Almeria

LETTERS and packets are arriving at their destination much later than usual in several towns of Almeria, according to Correos employees.  The trade union representing Almeria postal services has criticised the current lack of staff in the Huercal-Overa delivery unit which, according to the union and several residents, is causing…

Podemos condemns attack on gay couple during Almeria Fair

POLITICAL party Podemos have condemned an attack on a gay couple during the recent Almeria Fair and called for stiffer sentences for hate crimes of this nature. The group thanked the couple for having the courage to come forward and report the crime.  The attack, which happened in the early…

Skint Almeria residents shun investment funds

MOST recent data shows that Almeria residents are not particularly interested in collective investment funds, and contribute the least to these sorts of schemes in the whole of Spain.  Even though the amount of money allocated for investment funds by private citizens has amounted to €700 million, this figure is…

Programme buys meds for thousands of Almeria babies

A TOTAL of 61,786 babies in Almeria have benefited from the programme launched by the Junta de Andalucia regional government, which provides babies with free medicines.  Since it was kicked off in 2008 to June of 2015, the regional government has spent at least €26.5 million on the project, from…

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Locals dispute closure of Vera beaches

MEMBERS of the Veraplayaazul residents’ association of Vera (Almeria) have complained in a statement that the main reason for the closure of three coastal kilometres in the Levante area was not toxic algae. “After studying the analysis carried out by the Junta de Andalucia regional government, algae was not the…

Almeria hustler suspects accused of emptying hotel of furniture

TWO Almeria men have been arrested accused of fraud after a hotel was stripped of its fixtures and fittings. Both men, who already had a criminal record, are said to have defrauded an Alpujarra (Granada) business owner of more than €200,000. The suspected hustlers agreed to purchase a hotel that…

Almanzora Valley villages still waiting for water

WITH less than a month to go before time runs out, there has still been no reply from the regional government to requests to create a drinking water network to supply 20 Almanzora Valley municipalities, the provincial council has complained. Miguel Angel Castellon, provincial council delegate, has complained that more…

Pulpi seeks Queen and ladies of honour

PULPI is looking for this year’s Queen and Ladies of Honour for the annual fair. All young ladies over the age of 16 who are registered as residents in Pulpi can apply for consideration but will need to find sponsorship from a local business to cover their expenses (clothes, make-up,…

30 horsemen from Almeria denied entry to Malaga Fair

A TROUPE of Almeria horsemen arrived three minutes late to process their permits and were told could not access the Malaga Feria. They had got up extra early to enjoy the festivities and entertain at the fair in Malaga, prepared and loaded their horses into rented trailers, and set off…

Almeria veg exporters are beating the Russian veto

ALMERIA veg exports have not only managed to survive the Russian veto but have in fact increased over the last few months according to new figures released last week. The secret, exporters have discovered, is to branch out into new markets while taking care of the existing ones, as found…

Lucky dog survives cruel ordeal thanks to passerby in Adra

EL REFUGIO animal refuge has announced that Naif, a dog recently found in Adra with a stab wound to the neck, with its legs tied together and chained to a post, is recovering well and looking for a new home. The dog was found by a local woman who was…

Almeria politician asks how many more must die waiting for benefits

BETWEEN 2013 and June 2015, 580 people in Almeria who had applied for benefits under the Dependence Law died waiting for an answer, the Partido Popular (PP) party has complained. The figures, announced by Andalucian PP delegate Aranzazu Martin, are one of the lowest in absolute terms for Andalucian provinces,…
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