French Hit & Run Incident

Sunday, August 28, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
French Hit & Run Incident

Several Frenchmen have been arrested, accused of running over and killing 63-year-old Francisco Adrover during a joy ride in Gandia, Valencia. »

Drownings 20% Up

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Drownings 20% Up

Up to the 1st of August a total of 264 people had drowned in Spain; that's 20% up on 2015, according to the Federación Española de Salvamento y Socorrismo. »

Lanjarón Fire Victim Dies

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Lanjarón Fire Victim Dies

Just over two months have passed since the tragic fire in Lanjarón left the villagers shock-stricken in the middle of the fiestas. Last night another fire victim died. »


Another Immigrant Body

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Another Immigrant Body

The body of a North-African immigrant was found yesterday just off a beach in La Mamola, east of Castell de Ferro. »

Spanish Quake Victim Named

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Spanish Quake Victim Named

The woman from Víznar who was killed in Illica during the recent Italian earthquake has been named as 27-year-old Ana Huete. »

Lobres Pool Scandal

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Martin Myall
Lobres Pool Scandal

The IU opposition party in Salobreña has denounced the state of abandon that the Lobres public pool finds itself. »

Female Burglar Caught

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Female Burglar Caught

A woman has been arrested in Almuñécar for having allegedly carried out burglaries in a hostal and a private residence whilst the owners slept. »

Cultural Agenda Advance

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Louise Powell
Cultural Agenda Advance

An advance on the Almuñécar cultural agenda for September. This is all that we have received to date. Hopefully we will have the full agenda later next week. »

The Numbers Race

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Martin Myall
The Numbers Race

Madrid and Guipúzcoa have run out of new telephone numbers for landlines, so the only way out is to issue new area-codes prefixes. »

Marina Polish-Mafia Bust

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Marina Polish-Mafia Bust

The Guardia Civil, in collaboration with the Italian police, carried out a raid in the Marina del Este to arrest members of a Polish Mafia operation. »

Granada Girl in Italian Quake

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Granada Girl in Italian Quake

Amongst the many victims in Central Italy following the earthquake today was a girl from Víznar, Granada. »

Mining Town for Sale

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Martin Myall
Mining Town for Sale

You’ve probably heard of hamlets being sold off; a scattering of dilapidated houses, but this article deals with a whole mining town. Ciñera de Gordón, in León, has 128... »

Elderly German Woman Drowns

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Elderly German Woman Drowns

Yet another beach tragedy, this time in Torre de Mar, involving a 70-year-old German woman who drowned this morning, August the 23rd. »

Brit Dies on Torrox Beach

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Brit Dies on Torrox Beach

Monday the 22nd saw the death of a British tourist in Torrox; the 12th person to die on Málaga beaches this year. »

Limping Limdeco

Monday, August 22, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Limping Limdeco

The Motril cleaning company, Limdeco,which is part publicly owned, appears to have its days numbered, thanks to a letter from Hacienda. »

Classical Plays In Almuñécar

Monday, August 22, 2016
By Louise Powell
Classical Plays In Almuñécar

September will see the VIII Festival Sexi Firmum Iulium; four days of Greek and Roman plays at a very fitting venue. »

Rules Water Transfer Denied

Sunday, August 21, 2016
By Martin Myall
Rules Water Transfer Denied

The Motril, socialist governing party has denied that the Junta is planning to transfer water from Rules Reservoir to the Axarquia, as claimed by the PP opposition party. »

La Herradura Photo Competition

Sunday, August 21, 2016
By Louise Powell
La Herradura Photo Competition

Esmeralda Ruiz Guillén won the First Prize of the Nino Rodríguez Barbero photograph competition. (Mi pequeño paraíso). »

Ballet in the Majuelo

Sunday, August 21, 2016
By Louise Powell
Ballet in the Majuelo

The Ukrainian National Chamber Ballet danced in Almuñécar's Majuelo Park with a performance of two works: Romeo & Juliet and El Gran Pas. »

Motril Moves Up Port League

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril  Moves Up Port League

Motril Port saw the largest tanker ever to tie up at its docks around mid-month; one with a 12-metre draft. »

Disgraced Police Inspector

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Disgraced Police Inspector

A police inspector from the Policía Nacional in Madrid has been arrested and is in custody, accused of sexually abusing his Ex's adolescent daughter. »

Bathers Help Beached Whales

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Louise Powell
Bathers Help Beached Whales

Bathers on the island of Lanzarote were amazed to see a herd of pilot whales beach themselves at their very feet. What followed was caught on video. »

Images of the Past

Friday, August 19, 2016
By Louise Powell
Images of the Past

You have until the 31st of August to get a last glance at the old-photo exhibition in La Herradura's Centro Cívico, entitled: Recuerdos del Pasado. »

Baby Left in Parked Car

Friday, August 19, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Baby Left in Parked Car

...Again, we should add. This time it was a German father who had left his baby in a supermarket car park in Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alicante. »

Fag Ends for Drinks

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Fag Ends for Drinks

A bar in La Herradura has pledged to give away a caña (small beer) to anybody who comes in with a plastic cup filled with cigarette butts from the... »

Fire in La Mamola

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Vivienne Hughes
Fire in La Mamola

Around 40 people were evacuated from their homes in the coastal village of La Mamola at the eastern Costa Tropical because of a fire in a restaurant. »

Salobreña Fiesta Blackout

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Hugh MacArthur
Salobreña Fiesta Blackout

Endesa has done it again: last year it was Almuñécar that suffered a power cut on the big night; this year it was Salobreña's turn. »