Almeria Costa News in Brief

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Caption: MARKETS RETURN: Permitted once again on Mondays and Thursdays in Huerca-Overa
MARKETS RETURN: Permitted once again on Mondays and Thursdays in Huercal-Overa Photo credit: Huercal-Overa town hall

Markets open HUERCAL-OVERA’s open-air market is open once again, with stalls whose permits end in an even number allowed to set up last Monday on the right side of Avenida Guillermo Reyna, while the Thursday market will be installed according to the previous measures, the town hall announced. 

Canine park ALMERIA CITY will soon open a sixth dogs-allowed park in the Costacabana area.  With an area of more than 2,500 square metres, this is divided into two plots, with one for puppies and dogs of up to 20 kilos and another for those of 20 kilos or more. 

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 Sorbas fire INFOCA, the Junta’s forest-firefighting service, had to mobilise firefighters on the ground as well as a helicopter to extinguish a fire in Sorbas.  Their work was complicated by the terrain, as the flames had affected a steep hillside although only1,000 square metres of scrub were finally affected. 

Lucky streak ALMERIA province’s trickle of lottery wins continued with the second prize in last week’s National Lottery sold by the administration in Avenida de las Negras in Campohermosa (Nijar).  Lucky number 58,117 paid out €60,000 for every full ticket and €6,000 for each “decimo” or tenth. 


Deep down POTHOLERS from a Huercal-Overa club discovered and cleared an uncharted vertical cave in Cabezo de la Jara, leading to three 30-metre galleries one above the other 70 metres below ground. Maps have since revealed that the pothole, on the Almeria-Murcia boundary is actually located in the neighbouring province. 

More jobs SPAIN’S postal service Correos announced that it is creating 128,021 temporary jobs, 24,384 of which will correspond to Andalucia, with 1,835 allocated to Almeria province.  Within three days of making the announcement, 119,934 people had applied for one of the delivery or administrative posts, Correos sources revealed. 



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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