Buenavista Gets Best Chef Award

Sunday, April 8, 2018
By Martin Myall
Buenavista Gets Best Chef Award

Javier Fajardo Ledesma from Otivar's Restaurante Buenavista won first prize in Mejor Cocinero de la Costa Tropical II, organised by Hotel Victoria Playa in Almuñécar. »

Taramay Brush Fire

Sunday, April 8, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Taramay Brush Fire

Some three hectares of mountain shrub went up in the hills above Taramay near Loma del Gato in Almuñécar on Thursday afternoon. »

Torrenueva Independence?

Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Martin Myall
Torrenueva Independence?

This Motril dependency has long sought independence from its mother town but now it has all the necessary paperwork together, at last. »

Roman Remains Uncovered

Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Louise Powell
Roman Remains Uncovered

Roadworks on Calle San Joaquín in Almuñécar has turned up Roman remains. The street in question is near the Cueva de Siete Palacios. »

Foreign Cyclist Killed

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Foreign Cyclist Killed

A driver knocked over nine cyclists yesterday in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, seriously injuring several of them. »

Property Tax Scare

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Martin Myall
Property Tax Scare

There has been a general cry of alarm after it became known that the 2018 budget included linking the catastro to real market property prices. »

Assault in Vélez Benaudalla

Friday, April 6, 2018
By Martin Myall
Assault in Vélez Benaudalla

A man from Vélez Benaudalla remains hospitalised in the ICU of Traumoltologia in Granada after receiving a brutal beating from his nephew. »

Failed Self-Immolation

Thursday, April 5, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Failed Self-Immolation

A 50-year-old man tried to set himself alight in the Emergency Department of a Granada hospital yesterday morning. »

La Herradura Romería

Thursday, April 5, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
La Herradura Romería

The Asociación de Amigos del Pago de Guerra is finalising the arrangements for the XVIII Romería, planned for this Sunday, the 8th. »

Almuñécar Wax Clean Up

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Martin Myall
Almuñécar Wax Clean Up

The cleaning operation to remove wax from street surfaces in Almuñécar and La Herradura has begun in earnest. »

Fibre-Optic Installation

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Fibre-Optic Installation

In the last few weeks a telephone company has been installing fibre-optic cables in the old town of La Herradura. »

Elephants on the Autovia

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Elephants on the Autovia

Along all the autovías in Spain there is a perimeter fence to keep wild animals out to avoid accidents, but when elephants arrive by lorry... »

Punta Court Decision

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By Martin Myall
Punta Court Decision

The Almuñécar Town Hall has dodged another silver bullet in the form of a two-million-euro fine over a building project on the Punta de la Mona. »

Falling Tree Kills Toddler

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Falling Tree Kills Toddler

The heavy rains and high winds at the end of March caused the death of a 4-year old in a Madrid park when a tree fell on him. »

Costa Banana Fire

Monday, April 2, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Costa Banana Fire

The Almuñécar Fire Service was busy Saturday evening, putting out a fire on a piece of overgrown wasteland near Costa Banana. »

Salobreña Bus Station

Monday, April 2, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Salobreña Bus Station

Fresh from denouncing the 'cannibalising' of a municipal ambulance, the PP opposition leader in Salobreña has turned his criticism to the bus stop. »

Red-Flag Fines Rejected

Sunday, April 1, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Red-Flag Fines Rejected

The decision by the Motril Town Council to reject a call to make swimming where there is a red flag flying forbidden has drawn criticism. »

Almuñécar Car Chase

Sunday, April 1, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Almuñécar Car Chase

A Moroccan driver was chased in central Almuñécar and detained by the Policía Local after he had been seen driving erratically around the octopus roundabout. »

Windsurfer Rescued off Motril

Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Martin Myall
Windsurfer Rescued off Motril

Salvamento Marítimo (sea rescue) were called out on Thursday to pick up a windsurfer whose mast/sail had broken - he was half a nautical mile out. »

Swimmers Rescued in Almuñécar

Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Martin Myall
Swimmers Rescued in Almuñécar

A busy Easter on the Costa Tropical with two swimmers rescued in Almuñécar - busy because a surfer in Motril had to be rescued, too, on the same day! »

Generous to Passersby

Friday, March 30, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
Generous to Passersby

The municipal police in Granada came across a man, who did not appear to be in command of his faculties, handing out banknotes of up to 50 euros to passersby. »

Almuñécar Film: The Bookshop

Friday, March 30, 2018
By Maria Hehir
Almuñécar Film: The Bookshop

Next Tuesday, with Semana Santa behind us, there will be an English-language film screened in Almuñécar entitled, The Bookshop. »

Art Show in Almuñécar

Friday, March 30, 2018
By Louise Powell
Art Show in Almuñécar

Art enthusiasts have until the 4th of April to view the works on display at the exhibition hall, Rowland Fade in the Casa de la Cultura in Almuñécar. »

Romanian Woman Arrested

Thursday, March 29, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Romanian Woman Arrested

A Romanian woman has been arrested in Almuñécar, accused of stealing an expensive watch using the 'hug' method, which is a form of pickpocketing. »

Two Brothers & A Sawn-Off

Thursday, March 29, 2018
By Martin Myall
Two Brothers & A Sawn-Off

The Green Meanies A.K.A The Guardia Civil, arrested two brothers in Órgiva for the illegal possession of firearms. »

A Waste of An Ambulance?

Thursday, March 29, 2018
By Hugh MacArthur
A Waste of An Ambulance?

According to the Salobreña opposition party, the PP, the Mayor has converted an ambulance into a works van. They say that the ambulance, which belongs to Protección Civil, was the best equipped one in the municipality. »

Woman’s Fall & Car Crash

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes
Woman’s Fall & Car Crash

A woman in Motril fell from a 2nd-floor balcony on Monday from her flat on calle Millán which is near Cuatro Esquinas and Calle Las Cañas. »

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