Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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Stop illegal fishing

THE intensive work of environmental officers in Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park has significantly reduced the number of cases this year, the Junta de Andalucia regional government has reported. Although fishing is the main sustenance for many families in Almeria Province, like most things in life it has rules and…

Promises turning turtle

Controversy surrounding construction of the high speed AVE train line past Cuevas de Almanzora shows no sign of abating, with residents up in arms over the location chosen for an endangered species reserve. Up to 270 families, most in the hamlet of Los Lobos, expect to be told on Monday…

Huge marihuana raid

MORE than 30 police officers from Lorca (Murcia) were involved in the bust of a huge marihuana farm outside Pulpi which led to four arrests and confiscation of more than nine tonnes of the drug. Investigators had been searching for some time for the farm they suspected was in the…

Getting area well prepared

SCIENTISTS have been testing an ‘artificial brain cell’ project in the Alboran Sea which they hope will be able to predict earthquakes a week before they happen with more than 80 per cent efficiency. Although there is equipment in existence which attempts to predict earthquakes, they are far from perfect…

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Saving sea life

SINCE it was given permission to collect washed up marine animals from the coasts of Almeria by the Junta de Andalucia regional government’s Environmental department, Equinac association’s volunteers have become the marine fauna’s best friends in the province. So far this year, Equinac coordinator Eva Moron has reported, volunteers have…

Crush rush

HUERCAL-OVERA Council has announced it will be holding its third Wine Day on Sunday, September 18, from 11am onwards in the Urcal district. The event, the first two editions of which proved very popular, includes a crushing competition which will see children and adults compete to see how much grape…

No means no

TWO men were jailed for 12 years each and ordered to pay 60,000 euros in compensation to a young woman they were found guilty of raping recently, just one of the many cases as the authorities warn that sexual aggression is on the up in Almeria. In fact, according to…

All hands on deck

A SPECIAL camp for disabled youngsters took to the high seas in a terrific summer trip that saw them set sail across the gorgeous Almeria coastline aboard the 10 metre long Talisman boat. Groups of half a dozen at a time enjoyed long spells at the helm of the sailboat,…

A match made in Almeria

ALMERIA born singer David Bisbal will once again star in a promotion campaign for Costa de Almeria. The Provincial Tourism Service has put a new contract out to tender for another project to carry the delights of Almeria to all the corners of the world and the province is also…

A royal visitor

Greeted by hundreds of excited children, parents and special guests, the Queen of Spain officially opened the new school year in Almeria. Letizia, wife of King Felipe VI, delighted pupils with her appearance at the bilingual school Gines Morata to the north of the capital. Famous for her easygoing style,…

It’s only fair to share it out

FOLLOWING news that work is to be done in neighbouring Granada to lay pipes from the Rules reservoir down to the coast, which farmers have been demanding for more than 10 years, an Almeria agricultural association has been quick to remind the authorities of old plans to include pipes to…

Coastal concerns

EXPERTS are becoming increasingly worried about the future of Almeria’s coasts as population migration trends are showing more and more people leaving inland areas and heading towards the sea. Over the last 25 years there has been a general trend across Spain for population to multiply on the coasts, with…

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