Round up of News in Brief for Almeria

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Town boosted

NEARLY €300,000 from an Agricultural Employment Promotion plan (PFEA) will be invested in Cuevas del Almanzora, the town hall said.

 

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Street market

TRADERS in Almeria street markets have been forced by the town hall to get liability insurance, in order to protect consumers’ rights.


 

Market conflict


CONTROVERSY surrounded Almeria’s Central Market, since traders claimed against floods appearing after the recent rains, while the town hall replied they should have waited to open after draining.

 

Tight group

MORE than 4,000 neighbours from El Toyo (nearby Almeria) took part in a community meeting  with paella servings and handicraft exhibitions.

Town boost

ALMOST €300,000 from an Agricultural Employment Promotion plan (PFEA) will be invested in Cuevas del Almanzora, the town hall said.

 

Street market

TRADERS in Almeria street markets have been forced by the town hall to get liability insurance, in order to protect consumers’ rights.

 

Market conflict

CONTROVERSY surrounds Almeria’s Central Market after traders claimed over floods appearing after the recent rains, while the town hall replied they should have waited to open after draining.

 

Tight group

MORE than 4,000 neighbours from El Toyo (nearby Almeria) took part in a community meeting with paella servings and handicraft exhibitions.

 

‘Thriller’ mob

NEARLY 200 people were due to perform a Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ flashmob in Almeria last nightThe exact places and hours were a surprise.

 

Storm hit

A GROUP of 17 students and two teachers from Huercal Agave School visiting New York were trapped in a hotel due to Hurricane Sandy, at press time.

 

Go East

RUSSIA, Eastern Europe and the Scandinavian countries are the next targets for promoting Almeria as a tourist destination, the Tourism Board and the regional government said.

 

Flight service

AIR travel in Almeria has gone 10 years backward in number of flights and tariffs as it is one of the most expensive destinations in Spain, Almeria Businessmen Association said.

 

Flasher held

A MAN aged 34 was held in Almeria for exhibitionism, as he allegedly touched himself on several occasions inside a car, parked in front of a Primary School.

 

Works ahead

SEVEN streets in Tabernas urbanisations will be restored and a water-channelling ditch network will be built, in a €188,700 effort by the Almeria regional government.

 

‘Acorn’ deal

FIVE were held by the Civil Guard at the Port of Almeria for alleged drug distribution, as they were seized 4 kg of hashish in 508 portions popularly known as ‘bellotas’ (acorns).

 

Bets off

UP to 198 problem gamblers, mainly men aged 40 to 50, are currently being under treatment, the Indalajer Association in Almeria said during the national Gambling-Free Day.

 

Copper theft

A MAN aged 59 and his 29-year-old partner, both from Lorca (Murcia) were held as suspects of several copper cable thefts in Huercal Overa.

 

‘Feria’ idea

THE Almeria local festival should get the first Friday back to be again an eight-day ‘Feria’ in order to be more profitable, IU party councillors proposed the town hall.

 

Online alert

ALBOX neighbours can now denounce any public work failure (street lamps or traffic lights not working, broken paving stones, etc.) online through www.concejaliadeobrasalbox.blogspot.com.es

 

Frozen fees

TAXI fees in Roquetas de Mar will be increased by 3 per cent due to the IVA tax (VAT), although base fees will remain the same, the local taxi company said.

 

Hero priest

A PRIEST, 72, prevented a robbery at Santa Maria Magdalena Church in Los Molinos area of Almeria. He stopped a woman, aged 42, from stealing a handbag she had taken from one of the female parishioners during mass. He then called the police who took the woman into custody.

 

Thefts spate

THREE men were arrested in Almeria charged with stealing goods from more than 30 garages, storerooms and vehicles in the province. One of the detainees, aged 20, has three prior arrested for similar crimes and has done time in prison.

 




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