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Take off for first female pilot in Spain’s Patrulla Águila military aerobatic display team

HIGH-FLYING Captain Rosa María García-Malea, from Almeria, is in spin after becoming the first woman pilot in Spain’s military Patrulla Águila aerobatic display team based at San Javier in Murcia. Mother-of-three Rosa is no stranger to breaking barriers. She was a pioneer in Spanish military aviation when she became the…

Violent ex-partner kills woman in Almeria then commits suicide

A YOUNG woman was found murdered in a ditch, after her boyfriend was discovered hanged in a greenhouse. All the evidence suggests that the man beat his partner to death, drove her body out to the fields by Al Alquian, Almeria, and then killed himself. Farmers entering the greenhouse on…

Family of cancer boy Leo the Lion plan their return to Spain

BRAVE cancer-fighter four-year-old Leo Bermejo from Almeria is more than half way through his 31 sessions of proton beam therapy in Oklahoma. The proton treatment in the States follows Leo’s fourth brain tumour operation in the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK. The sessions, which are given Monday to…

Cave fire in Almeria leaves three dead

A FIRE in a cave in Almeria has left three people dead. The blaze is believed to have started at around 8pm on Monday (April 3) in the La Molineta area inside a cave that teens would often meet to drink and smoke in. A 21-year-old man and two young…

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Is Almeria Brexiting too?

BRITISH newspaper The Guardian published a special front-page splash on Brexit featuring a jigsaw map of Europe with the UK piece taken out. But the image caused confusion in Almeria as the entire Spanish province also appeared to be missing. Cheeky Almerians took to Twitter and social media to ask…

Almeria healthcare cuts spark criticism

CRITICS have demanded that urgent action be taken to revive Almeria’s public hospitals. Popular Party spokeswoman Carmen Crespo said they have been stripped of staff and resources to the severe detriment of patients. Shocking statistics were employed to make the devastating case. There are just two beds per 1,000 inhabitants…

Drama in Albox as Brit shot in buttocks by police

 A BRITISH man was shot in the buttocks by Albox police after allegedly trying to stab his ex-wife as she fled their Almeria home. The 43-year-old, with a history of violent spousal abuse, is in intensive care at La Immaculada hospital in Huercal-Overa after ignoring several police warning shots into…

Hundreds demonstrate outside police station in Almeria after resident dies in custody

HUNDREDS of people protested outside a police station in Almeria after a resident died of a heart attack whilst in custody. The 52-year-old man was arrested after witnesses reported seeing him act ‘aggressively’ towards a woman. During the identification process, officers called an ambulance after the man allegedly suffered a…

Leo the Lion embarks on ‘last chance’ proton beam cancer therapy

BRAVE cancer fighter four-year-old Leo Bermejo from Almeria has begun his 31 sessions of proton beam therapy in Oklahoma. It follows his recent brain tumour operation in the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK. Doctors at the ProCure clinic have decided that Leo needs full brain and spine proton…

Female fun runners given cleaning products as gifts

A HUGE controversy has engulfed the annual Almeria Women's Day race. The estimated 1,500 participants, many running in the name of feminism, were given a goody bag with gifts including a grocery shopping bag and a bottle of grease remover. The race was held on Sunday March 12 under the…

Police resources in Almeria stretched thin by record number of illegal immigrants

SENIOR police officers have warned that they can't properly protect Almerians against terrorism because their resources are being diverted to rescue and screen illegal immigrants. The province is considered a potential hotbed of Islamic extremism, a place where jihadis both hide and enter continental Europe. National and Almerian police are…

Healthcare revolution for residents in Almeria

A NEW agreement is set to put Almeria and Andalucia at the forefront of cancer treatment and research. The Amancio Ortega Foundation will contribute €40 million to equipment, doctors and research in what has been described as an unprecedented collaboration between the charity and public sectors. Ortega is Spain’s richest…

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