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Washed up

A MASS stranding of a bizarre sea creature on Cabo de Gata’s Barronal beach has been reported. More than thirty of the otherworldly, gelatinous blobs were counted on Sunday April 10, but although it appears to resemble a jellyfish or clumps of fish roe, the animal in question is actually…

Chock a dock

THE acting Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, has inaugurated the initial phase of the new seawall in Almeria port, a project which is expected to cost some €17.4 million. The numbers are impressive, with a 417-metre stretch of wall being installed, comprising nine reinforced concrete ‘boxes’, each 45-metres long by…

Off the beaten track

A TOTAL of 70 teams from the motoring world, from all corners of Spain, converged on Cuevas de Almanzora over the weekend for the eleventh ‘Lower Almanzora’ rally event. The event, which took place from April 22-24, is included in the Spanish off-road vehicle rally championship. It covered 500 kilometres…

That boy needs therapy

A CHAIN of 10 bilingual nurseries in Almeria have designed an ‘early stimulation’ programme, aimed to optimise attention, concentration, emotional expression, language, and creativity. The education brand offers almost 900 places for boys and girls aged 16 months to three years. The new format was designed in-house, with input from…

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Rain control

THE organisation ‘Coordinators of Farmers and Ranchers of Almeria’ (COAG) has expressed concerns that hired planes are being used to prevent rainfall throughout the province. According to them, the mercenary aircraft appear when rain is forecast and use chemical weaponry to cause clouds to dissipate. A spokesman for the agricultural…

Pride in the playa, local school children do their bit for Mojacar

A group of children from a Mojacar high school took on a huge project as they spent a morning cleaning up an area of the beach. Some 60 children from the IES Rey Alabez School, accompanied by three teachers, scoured the beaches of Playa Villazar, La Rumina and Descargador for…

Brits visit the area

A GROUP of students from the University of Salford in Manchester have been on a visit to the Almeria Provincial Council headquarters to discover the attractions of the Costa de Almeria and how they are promoted. Technicians from the Provincial Tourism Board explained the area’s tourism potential to the students…

Spring breakers get into a scuffle

MORE than 2,000 young revellers descended on Mojacar last weekend as the 2016 edition of Mojacar Spring Break took place. The first groups began to arrive on Thursday filling the Pueblo Indalo complex and adjacent Mojacar Beach apartments. The three-day weekend attracts students and young people from across Spain and…

Vera awarded

VERA Mayor Feliz Lopez was presented this week with an award from the Andalucian Youth Institute to recognise the town as a Municipio Joven de Andalucia (Andalucian Youth Town). The award, which the regional government gives to places which pay particular attention to their youth by carrying out specific activities…

In pursuit of beauty, British buyers undeterred by Brexit

Property sales in Spanish coastal areas continue to improve despite the uncertainty regarding the so-called Brexit. Online data recorded by property valuation expert, Tinsa, showed the turnover of property in resort areas including Mojacar has steadily risen over the past 12 months. While figures showed that the market in some…

Hospital channel for sick children

A NEW channel aimed specifically at sick children is to be installed in rooms at the Hospital de La Inmaculada in Huercal-Overa. Fan3 of Atresmedia is a TV channel specifically designed for hospitalised children to bring entertainment as well as information on the distressing procedures they are facing. The initiative,…

Revving up their engines in Almeria

THE Second Motocross Championship of Almeria is set to kick off this week. The competition, MX Almeria, will consist of six races which will take place in different locations in the province, more specifically Zurgena, Berja, Roquetas de Mar, Gador, Tabernas and Nijar. The first leg will begin in Zurgena…
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