Summer Downpour in Guadix

Thursday, August 16, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Summer Downpour in Guadix

It might be still be summer and dry down on the coast, but Guadix is a different matter; the ramblas nearly bursts their banks yesterday. »

Dutchman Arrested Motril Port

Thursday, August 16, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Dutchman Arrested Motril Port

The Policía Nacional at Motril port arrested a Dutchman fleeing from justice in the Netherlands in connection with drugs charges. »

Kicked in the Tender Ones

Thursday, August 16, 2018
By Martin Myall
Kicked in the Tender Ones

Morche was enjoying its fiesta last weekend, but there was one policeman who wasn't because somebody kicked him in the unmentionables. »


Motril Takes No Chances…

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Martin Myall
Motril Takes No Chances…

Motril is taking no chances today with their swimming competition as far as jellyfish are concerned because they have the 'minesweeper' out! »

Fines out on the Waves

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Fines out on the Waves

The crisis hit the nautical, leisure industry pretty hard with the sector taking a 70% hit; small craft were sold and ports lost mooring fees. »

Mercadona Protest Cancelled

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Mercadona Protest Cancelled

According to a post on Facebook, the protest called for 09.00h this morning in front of the Mercadona P4 shop has been cancelled as both sides have reached an... »

144 Competitors Stung

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
144 Competitors Stung

Jellyfish are a pain; ask the 144 swimmers of the 150 of those participating in the Salobreña Triatlón Cross Costa Tropical, who were all stung. »

Puppies Rescued from Well

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Louise Powell
Puppies Rescued from Well

Fire personnel in Alguazas in Murcia managed to rescue five puppies that had been dropped down a well in a plastic bag. »

Almuñecar Mercadona Rebellion

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Almuñecar Mercadona Rebellion

There are many miffed people in Almuñécar after the firing of a very popular Mercadona worker at the P4 branch of the supermarket chain. »

Slow Pet DNA Bylaw

Monday, August 13, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Slow Pet DNA Bylaw

Ten months after it came into effect, the Rincón de la Victoria Town Hall is only going half heartedly at imposing its Pet-DNA measures. »

Salobreña Flat Fire

Monday, August 13, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña Flat Fire

Around 30 people were temporarily evacuated from their homes in Salobreña as a precautionary measure owing to a fire in a flat. »

A Weekend of Numerous Drownings

Monday, August 13, 2018
By Martin Myall
A Weekend of Numerous Drownings

A total of seven people drowned in separate incidents this weekend past in Madrid (2), Mallorca (2), Córdoba, Gran Canaria and Barcelona. »

Tick Bite Death

Sunday, August 12, 2018
By Martin Myall
Tick Bite Death

Around 100 people are under medical observation in Ávila after a man died of Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever, transmitted by a tick. »

Baby Left in Locked Car

Sunday, August 12, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Baby Left in Locked Car

A 10-month-old girl died after being left in a locked car for eight hours on Friday. This took place in Mallorca on the Balearic Islands. »

Molvizar Fire Suspect

Sunday, August 12, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Molvizar Fire Suspect

The Andalusian Regional Police are investigating a man in connection with the recent mountain-shrub fire in Molvízar Thursday past »

Lanjarón Ploughing Death

Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Lanjarón Ploughing Death

A man died in Lanjarón last Saturday whilst out ploughing his olive grove near his cortijo. The exact cause is not known although heat stroke is suspected. »

Nerja Street Brawl

Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Nerja Street Brawl

A street brawl in Nerja was filmed on Calle Jaén where it meets Avenida Castilla Pérez in the centre of the town, involving locals and foreign tourists. »

Motril’s Dog-Beach Success

Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Martin Myall
Motril’s Dog-Beach Success

Motril's doggy beach; Playa del Cable, has turned out to be a great success, allowing dogs and their owners to walk the beach and enjoy the water. »

Increased Tax on Diesel

Friday, August 10, 2018
By Martin Myall
Increased Tax on Diesel

The Central Government is going to 'change' the tax of diesel fuel, announced the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. »

Molvízar Fire Under Control

Friday, August 10, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Molvízar Fire Under Control

There has been a fire within the municipality of Molvízar, which by 20.50h last night had been declared "under control." »

Flamenco in the Marina

Friday, August 10, 2018
By Louise Powell
Flamenco in the Marina

The Marina del Este is a nice place to spend any afternoon but this evening there is a special reason to go: Flamenco en Evolución. »

Municipal Debt Reduction

Thursday, August 9, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Municipal Debt Reduction

The Almuñécar Town Hall managed to reduce the municipal debt by 35.5 million euros in the space of just seven years. »

Unprepared Belgian Hiker Rescued

Thursday, August 9, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Unprepared Belgian Hiker Rescued

A young Belgian man became exhausted yesterday afternoon on the Nerja side of the Almijarras and had to be rescued. »

Waiter Copies Credit Card

Thursday, August 9, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Waiter Copies Credit Card

The Supreme Court has confirmed a waiter's 5-year, prison sentence for cloning a diners' credit card at the restaurant where he worked. »

Almuñécar Cup

Thursday, August 9, 2018
By David Darby
Almuñécar Cup

Do you fancy an evening of good, competitive football? Good, because tomorrow evening (Friday 10th) the inaugural Almuñécar Cup will be held in the municipal stadium (Estadio Municipal Francisco... »

Policía Local vs. Top Manta

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
By Martin Myall
Policía Local vs. Top Manta

The Almuñécar Policía Local were busy during June and July, especially against illegal street hawking, known as 'Top Manta.' »

4-Year-Old Drowns

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
4-Year-Old Drowns

A 4-year-old boy drowned off a beach in Barbate (Cádiz) after a strong current swept his mini-dingy out into the bay. »

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