News in Brief for the Costa de Almeria area

News in Brief for the Costa de Almeria area
SOCIAL CENTRES: €25,000 improvements to neighbourhood meeting places Photo credit: Huercal-Overa town hall

Spruced up HUERCAL-OVERA town hall is spending €25,000 on improving social centres in Goñar, Los Menas, La Hoya, El Pilar, Las Norias and Los Menas via the Coopera 2 programme. First in line is Goñar which, like the other centres, is a neighbourhood meeting place also used for municipal activities.

Not fair CARMEN CRESPO, who heads the Junta’s Agriculture department, queried whether third-party countries paid tariffs when exporting tomatoes to Europe.  Crespo claimed that Almeria province’s tomato-growing sector was at a total disadvantage owing to EU policies that favoured a much cheaper product that did not comply with phytosanitary requirements.

First arrival MATEO, who weighed in at 3.660 kilos and measured 53 centimetres when he entered the world at the Hospital de Poniente in El Ejido, was Almeria province’s first  baby of 2022. He is the third child of Rosa and David, who live in El Ejido’s Zona Norte area.


Lennon link BRITISH film producer Denis O’Dell died at his San Jose (Nijar) home on December 30, aged 98.  Known for A Hard Day’s Night, Juggernaut and Robin and Marian, he was responsible for bringing John Lennon to Almeria province in 1966 where he filmed How I Won the War.

Lady luck GOOD fortune continued to smile on Almeria province, this time in Berja where the administration in Plaza Antonio de Nebrija sold the first prize in the December 30 draw.  The winning 50567 number was also sold in Oviedo, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Madrid and Salamanca amongst other municipalities.

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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