Goodbye Wooden Paseo

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Goodbye Wooden Paseo

(KAR03) Many of our readers will remember the wooden pier in La Herradura, as well as the wooden paseo. Well, the last vestige of it all has finally disappeared. »

A-7 Further Delayed

Monday, November 13, 2017
By Martin Myall
A-7 Further Delayed

(COE06) The repair work on the A-7 between Calahonda and Castell de Ferro has been further delayed meaning that it will take two more months to completely reopen. »

Verdi Opera in Almuñécar

Monday, November 13, 2017
By Louise Powell
Verdi Opera in Almuñécar

An operatic treat in Almuñécar on the 15th with a performance by the Opera Nacional de Moldavia of Nabucco (Verdi’s third opera). The performance begins at 20.00h. »

Almuñécar Film: Miss Sloane

Monday, November 13, 2017
By Maria Hehir
Almuñécar Film: Miss Sloane

The next Film in English to be shown in Almuñécar (with subtitles in Spanish) will be Miss Sloane with Jessica Chastain. »

City win 4-0 in Motril

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By David Darby
City win 4-0 in Motril

(COH02) CD Almunecar City moved three points clear at the top of 3a Andaluza Senior last night with a convincing 4-0 win over Motril B in Puntalon. »

Virtual Kidnappings

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Virtual Kidnappings

The Policía Nacional received three reports of virtual kidnapping in just 48 hours within the city of Granada: one of Tuesday the 7th and two the following day. »

Salobreña Aeromodelling Weekend

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Salobreña Aeromodelling Weekend

This weekend saw an aeromodelling competition, Chirimoya Air Meeting 2017, in Salobreña in the TH-2 area of the municipality. »

Boars & Beaches

Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
Boars & Beaches

The morning broke on Playa Velilla in Almuñécar to reveal a dead wild boar. It was discovered by an early-morning beach stroller. »

Huge Almuñécar Cocaine Bust

Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
Huge Almuñécar Cocaine Bust

(COE05) There has been a drugs bust in Almuñécar involving an incredible 1.2 tonnes of cocaine. Amongst others, a British lorry driver was arrested. »

Controversial Hotel Project

Friday, November 10, 2017
By Martin Myall
Controversial Hotel Project

The main opposition party in the Provincial Council, the PP has criticised the assignation of 5m euros for a hotel project in on the Paseo de San Cristóbal in Almuñécar. »

Gagged & Bound Mystery

Friday, November 10, 2017
By Martin Myall
Gagged & Bound Mystery

The investigation into the case of a young woman found, unconscious, gagged and bound hands & feet, at the bottom of an embankment, has turned 180 degrees; she did it herself. »

Acompalia’s Art Show

Thursday, November 9, 2017
By Acompalia
Acompalia’s Art Show

Acompalia is launching an art exhibition at the reformed La Azucarera sugar factory at Pilar, Motril. »

La Herradura’s Power Cuts

Thursday, November 9, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
La Herradura’s Power Cuts

The First Councillor of La Herradura, Juan José Ruiz Joya, denounces the repetitive power cuts in the village over the last few days. »

Salobreña Choir Anniversary

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña Choir Anniversary

(DLC) Last Saturday saw the 25th Anniversary Concert of the Coral Villa de Salobreña, with both former and present members of the choir participating. »

Motril Rail Link

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Rail Link

The opposition party, PSOE, has called on the Central Goverment to study the best way of bringing a rail connection to Motril Port and then execute it. »

Dog Attack Ends in Amputations

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Dog Attack Ends in Amputations

(COE04) An elderly woman has undergone the amputation of both legs after a brutal attack by her neighbour's dogs. »

Street Work Behind Gas Station

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Street Work Behind Gas Station

There is some street work going on behind the main-road gasoline station in Almuñécar in front of the Centro Infantil Reina Sofía. »

Tourist Information Moved

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Louise Powell
Tourist Information Moved

(HMI01) The Almuñécar main Tourist Information Office (Palacete de La Najarra) will be closed for building work. In the meantime, tourist-information services will be moved. »

Preying on the Defenceless?

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Preying on the Defenceless?

The Public Prosecutor in Granada has recommended 4.5 years’ imprisonment each for the helper and fiscal consultant of an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s. »

2017 Worse Forest-Fire Year

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
2017 Worse Forest-Fire Year

Andalucia has seen 15,254 hectares of forestland and mountain shrub destroyed by fire so far this year, which is three times higher than last year. »

Controversial ATM Tax Waiver

Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Martin Myall
Controversial ATM Tax Waiver

Apparently, the Motril Town Hall has decided to waver the municipal tax on banks with outside ATMs - this has not pleased the left-wing party, Izquierda Unida. »

Almuñécar Nov. Cultural Agenda

Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Louise Powell
Almuñécar Nov. Cultural Agenda

The cultural agenda for November 2017: plays, music, conferences, book presentations and poem readings. »

Almuñécar Street Robbery

Saturday, November 4, 2017
By David Darby
Almuñécar Street Robbery

(COH01) Looking outside they saw a middle aged man, who clearly had learning difficulties, being attacked by a young, North African looking man in a blue hoodie. »

Drain Dog Rescued

Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Drain Dog Rescued

(KAR02) It was on the night of Halloween that locals in the centre of Motril heard the lamentable whining of a dog in distress - it was coming from down a rain drain. »

Bungee Jumping Death Trial

Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Martin Myall
Bungee Jumping Death Trial

(COE03) According to court findings, the death of the young Englishwoman, Kleyo, in July, 2015, could have been avoided had there been a second monitor at hand. »

It’s Bumpy Out There

Friday, November 3, 2017
By Martin Myall
It’s Bumpy Out There

It might have been relatively quiet this evening where you are, but just out to sea we had six earth tremors in the space of 23 minutes. »

Altillo Work Starts in January

Friday, November 3, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Altillo Work Starts in January

(COE02) It was back in January 2015 that the Almuñécar Town Hall announced that it was going to undertake major work on the Paseo del Altillo - nothing happened. »