Post San Juan Clean Ups

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Post San Juan Clean Ups

Cleaning crews in Almuñécar picked up a total of 25 tonnes of rubbish from its beaches: Puerta del Mar, Fuente Piedra, and Cristóbal saw the greatest concentrations. »

More Vandalism in Salobreña

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
More Vandalism in Salobreña

Salobreña is no stranger to mindless vandalism but even so, each time it occurs it hurts on a collective level: this time it was the public toilets in the sports stadium. »

Norwegian Brass Bands

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
By Louise Powell
Norwegian Brass Bands

The Norwegian brass bands are in Almuñécar and will be until the end of the month. Saturday saw concerts given by Frydenlud Skolekorps and slemmestap Skolekorps. »


Velez Benaudalla Accident

Monday, June 26, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Velez Benaudalla Accident

Four people were injured in a road accident on the A-44 where it goes through the municipality of Vélez Benaudalla on Sunday the 25th. »

La Herradura Bikers Meet

Monday, June 26, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
La Herradura Bikers Meet

The Almuñécar bikers club, El Incerso is holding its IV Concentración in the Castillo de La Herradura on the 1st and 2nd of July. »

Summer Rubbish Collection

Monday, June 26, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Summer Rubbish Collection

The Almuñécar Town Hall reminds residents and visitors alike that from the 26th of June to the 15th of September there will be summer rubbish-collections times in force. »

Salobreña’s Habaneras

Sunday, June 25, 2017
By Louise Powell
Salobreña’s Habaneras

Starting on the 30th of June and lasting until the 2nd of July, Salobreña will be holding a Habaneras Festival where Argentina will be the invited country. »

Cotobro Walls Repainted

Sunday, June 25, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Cotobro Walls Repainted

If you have driven out to Cotobro along the beach road you will have seen determined painters having a good go at the wall that holds back the banked... »

Reader’s Letter: Salobreña Chaos

Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Gazette Reader
Reader’s Letter: Salobreña Chaos

We have been coming to Salobrena for the last twelve years and were there at the time of your story: Salobrena-Parking-Eliminated. »

Baby Left in Locked Car

Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Baby Left in Locked Car

Incredible as it might seem, a mother left her toddler in a parked car for over an hour with an outside temperature of over 40 degrees whilst she went... »

Strong Surf Warning

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Strong Surf Warning

Tonight there will be a high tide; i.e., a high-water surge around 04.30h tomorrow morning. But there is no need to panic, despite the accompanying photo. »

San Juan Rules in Almuñécar

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Martin Myall
San Juan Rules in Almuñécar

That can be read two ways and both are correct: Almuñécar is completely given over to the Fiesta de San Juan and… there are rules that you will have... »

Brit Arrested in Almuñécar

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Brit Arrested in Almuñécar

A Policía Local patrol with a sniffer dog arrested a British subject yesterday, who was found is possession of drugs, with a street value of 7,160 euros. »

San Juan in Motril

Friday, June 23, 2017
By Martin Myall
San Juan in Motril

Tonight’s the big night and Motril is going to be no exception; plenty of acivities, as well as the traditional beach bonfires etc. »

Salobreña SJ Market Cancelled

Thursday, June 22, 2017
By Louise Powell
Salobreña SJ Market Cancelled

The Town Hall has just announced that owing to circustances “outside its own decision making” the nighttime street market over the San Juan celebrations has been cancelled. »

Nowhere to put Them

Thursday, June 22, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Nowhere to put Them

The 92 immigrants that reached the coast off Motril on Saturday the 17th have had the good luck of finding the holding centres full - they are to go... »

Milking Cancer Sympathy

Thursday, June 22, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Milking Cancer Sympathy

A 44-year-old man was arrested in Xàtiva (Valencia), suspected of fraud; he allegedly swindled 2,600 euros out of a friend, making her believe his daughter had cancer. »

Prolific Burglar Caught

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Martin Myall
Prolific Burglar Caught

At least 20 break-ins on the Costa Tropical could have been solved after the arrest in Salobreña of a woman, identified as J.G.M. »

A Torrenueva Landing

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
A Torrenueva Landing

Torrenueva beach saw the arrival of 32 illegal immigrants in an open boat, amongst them two women. All of them were from sub-Saharan Africa. »

Snowing on Sierra Nevada?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Snowing on Sierra Nevada?

Whilst you were moaning down on the coast about the heatwave, last night it snow a little of Sierra Nevada - daytime temperatures in the city around 40ºC. »

Successful Naval Visit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Successful Naval Visit

A total of 8,000 people turned up at Motril Port to see the seven docked warships belonging to the Spanish Navy. »

Down The Drain

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By Martin Myall
Down The Drain

According to the Bank of Spain, taxpayers will lose 70% of public funds used to rescue Spanish savings banks. »

Salobreña Parking Eliminated

Monday, June 19, 2017
By Martin Myall
Salobreña Parking Eliminated

Locals in Salobreña are more than a little ruffled that at the doors of San Juan, the small parking area near the Peñon roundabout has been ripped up. »

Cheese Against Cancer

Monday, June 19, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Cheese Against Cancer

Master Cheesemaker, Isabel Orantes, together with a Junta bigwig and the Vice Chairman of the Mancomunidad for the Alpujarra, presented a scheme to help in the fight against cancer. »

Corruption and Heatstroke

Monday, June 19, 2017
By Martin Myall
Corruption and Heatstroke

School kids in the Madrid have been suffering from mild heatstroke in their classrooms this past week owing to this premature heatwave. »

Tropical Fruit Weekend

Sunday, June 18, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Tropical Fruit Weekend

Today is the last day of the I Jornadas Gastronómicas de Frutos Tropicales in La Herradura - an event designed to promote locally grown, tropical fruit and push tourism. »

D-Day Landings at Benidorm

Sunday, June 18, 2017
By Martin Myall
D-Day Landings at Benidorm

Yup, this weekend Benidorm has played host to a historical reenactment of the D-Day Landings, put on by 200 members of the Codex Belix historical group on the... »