Almuñécar Murderess Sentenced

Sunday, July 24, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Almuñécar Murderess Sentenced

María Victoria M.G. has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the murder of Jesús M.C. on April the 25th, 2014. She also has to pay 75,000 euros in compensation to the victim's family. »

Independent Republic of Motril

Sunday, July 24, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Independent Republic of Motril

Yup, Motril proclaimed itself an independent republic in 1873 - it only lasted three days, mind, but what the hell; being an independent republic was not to be sniffed at. »

Deserved Pardon

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes

The Board of Ministers approved a Royal Decree for the partial pardon of a mother who had refused her wife-beating husband shared custody over her daughter. »


Explosives in Los Guájares

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Martin Myall
Explosives in Los Guájares

It's good to have nice neighbours but even some nice neighbours have nasty things hidden at home... like explosives, for example. »

Freestyle Championships Almuñécar

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Freestyle Championships Almuñécar

There is nothing quite so spectacular as freestyle motorbike jumping - how they manage to keep hold of the bike in the air is a mystery! »

More Tardy Beach Regeneration

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Martin Myall
More Tardy Beach Regeneration

Yesterday saw the heavy machinery for shifting sand operating in La Herradura and Almuñécar: Peña Parda and Playa Velilla. »

Almuñécar Wants A Doggy Beach

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Martin Myall
Almuñécar Wants  A Doggy Beach

The Almuñécar branch of the IU party laments that Almuñécar hasn't got around to opening a beach for dogs, along the lines of Motril's one. »

The Thin Blue Line

Thursday, July 21, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
The Thin Blue Line

The Independent police union says that the Policia Local in Motril are seriously short staffed; something that they constantly remind the Town Council about. »

Sexual Abuse in the Guardia Civil

Thursday, July 21, 2016
By Martin Myall
Sexual Abuse in the Guardia Civil

A military tribunal is investigating a sergeant in the Guardia Civil for allegedly sexually abusing a guardswoman over a period of four years. »

Terrace Umbrella Accident

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Terrace Umbrella Accident

Today has seen strong gusts of hot wind and one of them swept up a chiringuito terrace umbrella in Salobreña and hurled it against a waiter. »

High-Speed Wheelchair

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Martin Myall

The Guardia Urbana in Barcelona are trying to find a man who was caught on film speeding down Calle Muntaner, overtaking cars... on a wheelchair. »

Almuñécar Mineral Fair

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By Louise Powell
Almuñécar Mineral Fair

Almuñécar will hold the IV Feria Minerales between the 22nd and 24th of July on the Paseo de San Cristóbal. »

Motril Beach Blunder

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By Martin Myall
Motril Beach Blunder

With the commencement of work on Playa Poniente and Playa Granada, Vice Mayor Alicia Crespo wanted to make it very clear that they are not responsible for the late... »

Regatta Route Changed

Monday, July 18, 2016
By Louise Powell
Regatta Route Changed

The 2nd leg of the Costa Tropical Regatta had to be changed owing to weather conditions: the start time and finishing point were changed. »

Jaguar on the Cabra

Monday, July 18, 2016
By Martin Myall

The Otívar road, more commonly known as the Carretera de la Cabra Montés, or simply La Cabra, has been the location for many car adverts, thanks to the spectacular... »

Man Killed by Falling Branch

Monday, July 18, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes

A 58-year-old man was killed by a falling bough as he sat on a park bench in Madrid. He had only just sat down when it dropped onto his... »

The Herradura Puppet Festival

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Louise Powell
The Herradura Puppet Festival

We now have definite dates for the XVIII Festival de Títeres in La Herradura, which are from the 28th to the 31st of July. »

Seventeen Almuñécar Arrests

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Seventeen Almuñécar Arrests

The Policia Nacional busted a gang of pickpockets who specialized in the elderly - the 17 arrests made were nine men and eight women. »

Goodbye Raised Zebra Crossings

Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Martin Myall
Goodbye Raised Zebra Crossings

Salobreña has begun to eliminate those pesky elevated pedestrian crossings in the centre of the town - few tears will be shed. »

Motril Port Open Day

Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Martin Myall
Motril Port Open Day

No plans for today yet? Feeling briny? Why not pop along to Motril Port and have a look around a Spanish Navy Corvette, then? »

Almuñécar 15-31 July Agenda

Friday, July 15, 2016
By Louise Powell
Almuñécar 15-31 July Agenda

Here is the Almuñécar cultural agenda for the second fortnight of July - it's all in Spanish but hey... we live in Spain! »

Salobreña Road Accident

Friday, July 15, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña Road Accident

Just after midday yesterday, Thursday the 14th, there was a collision between a car and a scooter in Salobreña resulting in the rider being injured. »

Regatta Weekend

Friday, July 15, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur

This weekend will see the traditional Costa Tropical Summer Regatta with 150 yachtsmen (and women; 'yachtsperson' doesn't exist) competing in six categories. »

WWF in Marina del Este

Thursday, July 14, 2016
By Martin Myall
WWF in Marina del Este

The World Wild Life Fund has been campaigning this week in Almuñécar with its solar-powered catamaran and tomorrow is the last day, so don't miss it! »

Not Again!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Not Again!

The Guardia Civil in Roquetas de Mar rescued a 3-month-old baby from a parked car, where it had been left whilst the parents went shopping. »

Salobreña Beach Scare

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Martin Myall
Salobreña Beach Scare

It was at 22:23h yesterday, the 12th of July, when the TEDAX (bomb-disposal squad) carried out a controlled detonation of an explosive artifact. »

Frigiliana Killing

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Frigiliana Killing

A 76-year-old man allegedly killed his 71-year-old wife in their cortijo in the Axarquia village of Frigiliana, in the area known as Pago de Lizar. The man then left... »