Almuñécar Xmas Market

Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Almuñécar Xmas Market

The traditional Almuñécar Christmas Market will be running until the 30th of December in the Town Hall Square, so pop along and check it out. »

Ana Stormed In & Off

Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Ana Stormed In & Off

It's been a windy week on the Costa Tropical, thanks to a storm called Ana which hit the area this Monday; termed in Spanish as an explosive-cyclogenesis storm. »

Burglary Suspects Arrested

Friday, December 15, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Burglary Suspects Arrested

The Almuñécar Guardia Civil has arrested two people in relation to a series of break-ins in the town, specifically in the Vellila area. »


Almuñécar Christmas Concert

Friday, December 15, 2017
By Louise Powell
Almuñécar Christmas Concert

The Almuñécar Municipal Band will be performing their Christmas Concert 2017 on Sunday the 17th at the Casa de la Cultura starting at 13.00h - admission is free. »

Almuñécar Turf Replaced

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By David Darby
Almuñécar Turf Replaced

There will be new artificial turf for the Rio Verde football pitch in Almuñécar, thanks to a 160,000 budget. This is the pitch on the northside of the N-340. »

Seafront Road Tarmacked

Thursday, December 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Seafront Road Tarmacked

The company that has been carrying out the road works along the seafront road of La Herradura has now begun the re-tarmacking phase, after having refilled the trench opened... »

Administrative Obfuscation

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Administrative Obfuscation

The Andalusian Board for Transparency & Data Protection has called upon the Almuñécar Town Hall to furnish information on work posts and salaries. »

Vikings to The Rescue

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Martin Myall
Vikings to The Rescue

(GIL) According to tourism forecasts, this winter on the Costa Tropical is going to be a bumper one, thanks to the growing influx of Nordic visitors. »

Illegal Work on Motril Church

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Illegal Work on Motril Church

(MAD) A church in Motril has run into trouble over allegedly illegal building work; they had decided build a Sunday-School classroom and storeroom for Easter thrones. »

The Plastic Problem

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
The Plastic Problem

(COH03) There have been many articles in the news lately on the growing plastic-contamination problem in our oceans and seas. Locally, Motril fishermen have also raised the alarm. »

Snow Chains Needed

Monday, December 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
Snow Chains Needed

If you are thinking of taking the old road to Granada via Otivar then be warned that you will need snow chains up there, once you're on the plateau. »

Merited Recompense?

Monday, December 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
Merited Recompense?

(TVI05) Nine PP councillors in Nerja's Town Council have demanded payment for attending a Plenary meeting, even though they had walked out at the beginning. »

Octogenarian Bounder Arrested

Monday, December 11, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Octogenarian Bounder Arrested

An 86-year-old man who was arrested by the Policía Nacional in the city of Granada had seven arrest warrants out on him - obviously a bit boisterous. »

Blasting the Streets Clean

Sunday, December 10, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Blasting the Streets Clean

(HMI05) They're blasting the shopping streets of Salobreña with high-pressure hoses in order to clean them up - they hope to have them looking as good as new once... »

Car Arson in Salobreña

Sunday, December 10, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Car Arson in Salobreña

(MAD01) Four cars went up in flames in the early hours of yesterday in the old part of town of Salobreña; i.e., in the old market square. »

A Town Called Disgusting

Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Martin Myall
A Town Called Disgusting

A rose by any other name... tell that to the townsfolk of Asquerosa (Disgusting). No matter that it comes from Latin, meaning Aqua Rosae, (Rose Water) it still sucks. »

A Fruit Machine, Tractor & Bar

Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
A Fruit Machine, Tractor & Bar

A bar owner told the farmhand playing on a fruitmachine that he had to go because the bar was closing. The lad did, but only to return and ram... »

English Film: The Viceroy’s House

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Maria Hehir
English Film: The Viceroy’s House

The next film in English to be shown in Almuñécar will be The Viceroy's House (subtitles in Spanish) on Tuesday the 12th at 18.00h. »

Paloma Gets The Pigeon

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Martin Myall
Paloma Gets The Pigeon

The Almuñécar barrio of La Paloma - that's the one across the main road from the P-4 - will soon have a bloody-great stone pigeon as a monument-cum-sculpture. »

Top of the Table Clash

Thursday, December 7, 2017
By David Darby
Top of the Table Clash

It's the big one! It's this coming Saturday 9th December at 6pm… the battle of the top two teams in the 3a Andaluza Granada Senior Grupo 1 will happen... »

La Herradura’s Wider Pavement

Thursday, December 7, 2017
By Martin Myall
La Herradura’s Wider Pavement

The boiler-suited boys have been in out in La Herradura, honed in the art of leaning on shovels, interspersed with fits of activity - the municipal maintenance workers, no... »

Almuñécar’s Medieval Fair

Thursday, December 7, 2017
By Martin Myall
Almuñécar’s Medieval Fair

It's that time of year again when Almuñécar goes just a little Medieval with the Mercadillo Medieval de las Culturas on the Paseo del Altillo. »

Grub up in the Alpujarra!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Grub up in the Alpujarra!

Órgiva is the place to be if you're hungry over this mid-December break because until Sunday the 10th there's the Jornadas Gastronómicas Pura Alpujarra. »

Restored Alhambra Area Reopens

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Louise Powell
Restored Alhambra Area Reopens

Phase One of the restoration work on the roof of the Baño Real del Palacio de Comares in the Alhambra has concluded and the area reopened to the general... »

A Drowning Off Maro

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
A Drowning Off Maro

An immigrant drowned off the coast of Maro. According to Salvamento Marítimo, the victim was a male who jumped out of RIB before it reached the beach. »

Galleon Visit Success

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Galleon Visit Success

The 4-day galleon visit to Motril attracted 5,300 visitors, amongst them 300 schoolchildren, with the last day, Sunday, being the day with the most visitors. »

Rum Factory Trial

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Rum Factory Trial

The trial over the fire at the Montero rum distilery in Motril will be held on the 15th of March, with two ex-employees facing charges of manslaughter. »