Transformer Fire in Salobreña

Friday, January 18, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Transformer Fire in Salobreña

According to Radio Salobreña, around 30 dwellings were temporarily evacuated owing to a fire in a transformer, housed in a block of flats. »

Police Save Motril Man

Friday, January 18, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Police Save Motril Man

Municipal police officers in Motril carried out on CPR on a man on Tuesday, who had fainted on a restaurant terrace in the town centre. »

Lobres Illegal Tyre Dumping

Thursday, January 17, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Lobres Illegal Tyre Dumping

Somebody has been using the hillside behind Lobres as a tyre dump. This village lies just north of Salobreña, if your are not sure where it is. »


Granada Autovía Roadworks

Thursday, January 17, 2019
By Martin Myall
Granada Autovía Roadworks

Roadworks began yesterday morning on the autovía that connects Granada to the Costa Tropical (A-44), affecting the Otívar and Padul turn off. »

Motril to Lose Extra Police

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril to Lose Extra Police

Extra police were transferred in to Motril to cope with the steady influx of illegal immigrants/migrants last summer but now they will be leaving. »

Stabbing in Salobreña

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Stabbing in Salobreña

A man was attacked and stabbed at the main entrance to a block of flats where he lives in Salobreña yesterday. »

Bore Rescue Developments

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
By Martin Myall
Bore Rescue Developments

Whilst not wishing to make this a media fest, there have been developments that should be covered, concerning the family and how the rescue is going. »

Insufficient Medical Attention

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Insufficient Medical Attention

Elisabeth Ramón from the Partido Popular in Salobreña has denounced the lack of service provided at the medical facilities in La Caleta. »

German Arrested over Stabbing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
By Martin Myall
German Arrested over Stabbing

Incredibly, just 15 days into 2019, there have already been two women in Spain who have died allegedly at the hands of the male partners. »

Alpujarra Forest Fire

Monday, January 14, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Alpujarra Forest Fire

There was a mountain fire in the Panderón de Mecina area of the Alpujarras which consumed around 18,000 sq/m of woodland. »

Toddler Down Well

Monday, January 14, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Toddler Down Well

The Guardia Civil and fire personnel are trying desperately to rescue a toddler who has fallen 110 metres down a well. »

Santa Ana Malpractice

Sunday, January 13, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Santa Ana Malpractice

(COH 10C) The Andalusian Supreme Court (TSJA) has sentenced the regional health board to pay out 171,300 euros to an ex-patient at Hospital Santa Ana. »

Racism in Almuñécar

Sunday, January 13, 2019
By Martin Myall
Racism in Almuñécar

(COH 09C) There is a Moroccan family in Almuñécar that has suffered numerous acts of vandalism on the family car, with racist remarks scratched on the paintwork. »

Elections & Promises

Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Martin Myall
Elections & Promises

(COH 09C) Yes, the municipal elections are just four months away and our politicians are warming up for the Great Porkies Olympics for the coming campaign. »

Cheque Prizes for Purchases

Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Cheque Prizes for Purchases

Two lucky shoppers in Almuñécar won cheques for several-hundred euros to be spent in local businesses, thanks to a raffle draw. »

Almuñequeros in Cuba Accident

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Martin Myall
Almuñequeros in Cuba Accident

A road accident in Cuba on Thursday afternoon involving a bus with 40 people on board, amongst them a family from Almuñécar, resulted in seven deaths. »

Running for Cancer Charity

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Martin Myall
Running for Cancer Charity

Two brothers began a long-distance run today from Loja's Plaza de la Victoria to Salobreña, arriving tomorrow in support of the AECC to raise funds. »

Paseo Work Drags On

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Martin Myall
Paseo Work Drags On

(COH 08C) The Mayor of Almuñécar had promised that the work on the Paseo del Altillo road would be concluded by Christmas - she didn't mention which. »

Track Barriers Unpopular

Friday, January 11, 2019
By Martin Myall
Track Barriers Unpopular

Locals have complained about mounds of earth at the beginning and ending of a popular track-cum-lane in Motril in La Nacla area, effectively blocking it. »

Two Almuñécar Road Accidents

Thursday, January 10, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Two Almuñécar Road Accidents

A driver had a lucky escape after nearly plummeting down onto the N-340 where it passes through the Taramay tunnel. There was also collision near Urb. Alfamar. »

Iberia Drops Madrid Flights

Thursday, January 10, 2019
By Martin Myall
Iberia Drops Madrid Flights

Thinking about flying from Granada to Madrid? Think again because Iberia might be pulling some of the flights. »

Blood and Bikes

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Blood and Bikes

If you live in Almuñécar you have two upcoming dates that might concern you: blood donations and ITVs for mopeds. Read on for Gualchos and Albuñol, too. »

Car Burns on A-7 Access Road

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Car Burns on A-7 Access Road

A car burst into flames on the A-7 access road in Taramay (Almuñécar) on Monday night with two people aboard - neither was injured. »

Castle Keeper Needed

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Castle Keeper Needed

Bored? Career change? How about looking after Salobreña Castle - the Town Hall is looking for someone to do precisely that. »

18 Immigrants Rescued off Salobreña

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
By David Darby
18 Immigrants Rescued off Salobreña

The 18 occupants were all males with one minor amongst them. They were intercepted less than 100 metres from the beach in Salobreña and arrived in Motril at 12:30h. »

Costa Population Fluctuations

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Costa Population Fluctuations

The population on the Costa Tropical is fluctuating, with some towns increasing in population whilst other decrease. »

Policemen Sentenced over Drugs

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
By Martin Myall
Policemen Sentenced over Drugs

(COH 07C) The provincial law courts in Málaga have found 18 people guilty of drug trafficking, amongst them two policemen and one ex-policeman. »

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