Almuñécar Cocaine Bust

Friday, June 22, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Almuñécar Cocaine Bust

The Motril-based Policía Nacional arrested a 39-year-old Almuñécar man, on suspicion of distributing and selling cocaine. »

Student Art 2018 Competition

Friday, June 22, 2018
By Gazette Reader
Student Art 2018 Competition

Asociacion Amigos del Mar (Friends of the Sea), based in La Herradura, just announced the Winners of the 2018 Student Art Competition. This year’s theme was Keep Our Sea Plastic Free. »

Bread is King!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
By Martin Myall
Bread is King!

(COH 10B) It doesn't take long, living in Spain, to realise that bread has a special relevance here: el pan no se tira, for example. »


Greenhouse Plastic Problem

Thursday, June 21, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Greenhouse Plastic Problem

A Plenary Meeting of the Motril Town Council unanimously approved a motion concerning the disposal of greenhouse plastic. »

Ode to Summer

Thursday, June 21, 2018
By Anne Eastwood
Ode to Summer

You might be forgiven for believing that the main draw for foreigners in Andalusia is the weather; the sun, warmth and relaxed lifestyle, but wait... »

They’re Here!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
They’re Here!

And the jellyfish invasion is already in full swing with waves of them appearing off Almuñécar, Motril and Salobreña beaches. »

Bad Things Happen in Threes

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Bad Things Happen in Threes

A man died in the early hours of last Saturday when his car went down a barranco on the A-4142 in Alfarnate in the Axarquía. »

Salomar 2000 Wins Case

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
By Martin Myall
Salomar 2000 Wins Case

(COH 09B) The Salobreña opposition party, El Partido Popular, says that it has just discovered that the Town Hall has to pay 400,000 euros to Salomar 2000. »

Summer Rubbish Collection

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Summer Rubbish Collection

The Almuñécar Town Hall would like it known that from the 22nd of June through to the 15th of September rubbish collection times will adapt to summer hours. »

Irksome Promotional Video

Monday, June 18, 2018
By Martin Myall
Irksome Promotional Video

The Costa Tropical has many attractive features, both natural and manmade, but what it doesn't have is house caves, despite a recent promotional video's content. »

Car Break-ins Thieves Caught

Monday, June 18, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Car Break-ins Thieves Caught

(DLC 06) Two Moroccans were arrested by the Guardia Civil, as part of Operación Mohumi, in Carchuna in connection with thefts of valuables from parked cars. »

Officer Shot Woman by Accident

Sunday, June 17, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Officer Shot Woman by Accident

A municipal policeman for the city of Granada is awaiting trial for the alleged accidental shooting of a woman in Huétor Vega. »

Amigos del Mar News

Sunday, June 17, 2018
By Gazette Reader
Amigos del Mar News

The jury of the Asociacion Amigos del Mar, based in La Herradura, has just selected the winners of the 2018 Drawing and Painting Competition. »

The Majuelo Swamps

Sunday, June 17, 2018
By Martin Myall
The Majuelo Swamps

The Almuñécar archeologist, Elena Navas, has responded so doubts cast on the accumulation of water in the fish-salting pits in the Parque Majuelo. »

Clobbered by a Strelitzia

Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Clobbered by a Strelitzia

A couple had the fright of their lives whilst they were eating ice cream on bench on the Paseo del Altillolast Sunday - a tree fell on one them. »

Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Arrested Twice in 24 Hours

The Almuñécar-based Guardia Civil arrested a young Moroccan individual twice in just 24 hours, for snatching a hangbag and stealing two mobiles from people. »

Motril Bus Station Vandalised

Friday, June 15, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Motril Bus Station Vandalised

Last weekend saw acts of vandalism being carried out in Motril's new bus station. »

Car Plunges Down Barranco

Friday, June 15, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Car Plunges Down Barranco

Another car drove off a road and plunged down a steep slope, but this time it was on a track above the Playa El Cañuelo near Maro. »

Motril Burger King Opens

Thursday, June 14, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Burger King Opens

The fast-food outlet, Burger King , which is next to Al Campo in Motril, will reopen this week - it had opened briefly for two days before closing... »

Cantarriján Shuttle Operative

Thursday, June 14, 2018
By Martin Myall
Cantarriján Shuttle Operative

The La Herradura shuttle-bus that services Playa Cantarriján during the summer begins to operate on Friday the 15th. »

Lottery Winners Bag 35,000 Each

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Lottery Winners Bag 35,000 Each

There are some happy bunnies in La Herradura and Salobreña after an ONCE prize landed sharing out 350,000 euros between ten people. »

Velilla Groyne Clean Up

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Velilla Groyne Clean Up

Around 20 volunteers have participated in a clean up on the Velilla groyne; that's the one just past the waterpark. »

Talking about Death

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By Acompalia
Talking about Death

Come and join Acompalia’s informative talk on June 14th from 10:30 in Palacio Ruiz de Castro – Centro de arte Hernández Quero, Calle Ruiz, 6, Motril. »

Cabra Montes Accident

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By Martin Myall
Cabra Montes Accident

Around 15.00h yesterday afternoon a car plummeted down a scree slope, more or less opposite the roadside fountain on the Cabra road (near the abandoned gasolinera). »

Going up behind the Town Hall

Monday, June 11, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Going up behind the Town Hall

If all goes according to plan, Salobreña could soon have a new Social Services Centre on a plot behind the Town Hall. At the moment these services are located... »

The Aquatropic Waterpark Opens

Monday, June 11, 2018
By Louise Powell
The Aquatropic Waterpark Opens

Almuñécar's waterpark, Aquatropic, will be opening for the season on the 14th of this month, which will be welcome news for many. »

Already Too Many But More Come

Monday, June 11, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Already Too Many But More Come

Motril has had to open up a public building to house the illegal-immigrant overspill - the port facilities cannot keep them there after 72 hours. »

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