Pile Up on N-340

Monday, April 24, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Pile Up on N-340

Five people were injured in a multi-car accident on the N-340 in Taramay, Almuñécar on Saturday the 22nd. »

Franco, Falangists & Nerja

Monday, April 24, 2017
By Martin Myall
Franco, Falangists & Nerja

Franco is long dead but there are still many people in Spain who are fanatic supporters - the funeral service in Nerja for a Franco-era minister was a demonstration of this. »

The Wave

Sunday, April 23, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
The Wave

In an article yesterday we spoke of wave erosion and that how not everybody was happy with the construction of beach defences - here’s why, or better said, who. »


Ferry vs. Seawall

Sunday, April 23, 2017
By Martin Myall
Ferry vs. Seawall

A ferry ploughed into a seawall of the Nelson Mandela dock in the Puerto de la Luz in the Las Palmas of the Canary Islands on the afternoon... »

Two Germans Arrested

Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Two Germans Arrested

Two German citizens were arrested in the north of the city of Granada, charged with being in possession of several kinds of illegal substances (speed & crystal meth). »

Hungry Waves

Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Hungry Waves

Well, this gale that has swept the coast on the 20th and 25th has wiped out just about all of the beach regeneration carried out for Semana Santa -... »

Another Salobreña Vega Fire

Friday, April 21, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Another Salobreña Vega Fire

There was another fire on the Salobreña vega, Thursday the 20th which the fire service managed to bring under control and put out despite the blustery conditions. »

Strange Bank Robbery

Friday, April 21, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Strange Bank Robbery

A man was arrested in Puerto Serrano (Cádiz) for holding up a bank armed with a knife. The surprising thing is that he did so without covering his face... »

Charity Book Fair Event

Thursday, April 20, 2017
By Louise Powell
Charity Book Fair Event

Under the name, Feria solidaria del libro y más… the cancer association, AECC together with the church charity, Cáritas, have organized a book-fair event in Almuñécar on Saturday the... »

A Kiss and Goodbye

Thursday, April 20, 2017
By Martin Myall
A Kiss and Goodbye

The Semana Santa brotherhood, Hermandad del Descendimiento in Córdoba is taking disciplinary action against a female Easter, throne bearer. »

This is The Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017
By Martin Myall
This is The Plan

The Seaside Gazette has online readers; some 4,000 monthly visitors generating 9,000 visits, clicking on the website from literally all over the world. »

A Sea Rescue Easter

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
A Sea Rescue Easter

Salvamento Marítimo rescued 52 people, 11 of whom were women, all cramped into a zodiac-type dingy 36 miles of the coast of Granada on Good Friday. It was to... »

Man Glassed in Motril

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Man Glassed in Motril

A 20-year-old man had his face slashed in Motril in the nightlife area of Motril on Sunday the 16th. »

Paraglider Blunder

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By David Darby
Paraglider Blunder

Unfortunately, today Tuesday 18th April, a Spanish pilot misjudged his approach to Velilla Beach in Almuñécar and ended up, dangling from a tree. »

No to Maro Golf

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
No to Maro Golf

A neighbourhood association for Nerja and Maro is collecting signatures against the macro, urban development project that includes an 18-hole golf course in Maro. »

Brit Arrested over Drugs

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Brit Arrested over Drugs

The police in Alicante rumbled a shipment of drugs coming through the Alicante-Elche Airport, consisting of a new kind of synthetic cannabis-based drug. »

Endesa Electrician Scam

Monday, April 17, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Endesa Electrician Scam

This time it was con artists mascarading as electricitians from Sevillana-Endesa operating in Nerja and targeting elderly foreign residents. »

Gazette News

Monday, April 17, 2017
By Martin Myall
Gazette News

The paper edition for May will have radical changes within, both in content and layout. So, why the change? »

Semana Santa Stampede

Sunday, April 16, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Semana Santa Stampede

It is testimony to how jumpy the Spanish general public is over terrorists attacks that panic broke out during a Semana Santa procession in Sevilla resulting in injuries. »

Motril House Fire

Sunday, April 16, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril House Fire

There was a house fire in Motril around the beginning of the month on Calle Inclán, which is in the north of the town. Two men and a woman... »

Nerja Grua Rates

Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Nerja Grua Rates

There are certain Spanish words that foreign residents soon pick up; tapa, multa, siesta, grua, fiesta and autovia, amongst others, which is why using grua requires no translation. »

Organ Transplant Record

Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Martin Myall
Organ Transplant Record

Andalucía has beaten it own quarterly record for transplants after knocking up 237 organ transplants; that’s 18% up on last year during the same period. »

Employment Ruse

Friday, April 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Employment Ruse

The Policía Nacional arrested the owner of an industrial laundry in Castellón for the illegal employment of a worker whom he didn’t even pay, let alone pay his Social... »

False Cancer-Cure Drug

Friday, April 14, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
False Cancer-Cure Drug

The Policía Nacional on the Balearic Islands have arrested two universitiy professors at the UIB (Universidad de las Islas Baleares) for fraud involving a false medicine. »

White Jellyfish Hunt

Thursday, April 13, 2017
By Gazette Reader
White Jellyfish Hunt

We are looking for the Big White Jellyfish (Rhizostoma luteum). »

And The Lights Went Out

Thursday, April 13, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
And The Lights Went Out

Yet again, and as feared, Almuñécar suffered a black out during Easter, this time on Easter Monday with the town throbbing with tourists. »

Three Die in Cave Fire

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Martin Myall
Three Die in Cave Fire

As a result of things getting out of hand, three youngsters died in a cave fire in Molineta, Almeria at the beginning of April. »