Tajo de Los Vados Fire

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Tajo de Los Vados Fire

The moutain-brush fire in the Tajo de Los Vados area of the municipality of Salobreña on Tuesday the 16th, was the first of what will probaby be a series of summer fires. »

The Crutch Murder Weapon?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
The Crutch Murder Weapon?

An 85-year-old woman is being tried this week, accused of killing her 82-year-old husband with one of her crutches, dealing out 14 blows with the said ‘weapon.’ »

Drivers vs. Cyclists

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Martin Myall
Drivers vs. Cyclists

In the space of only a week there have been three cases of drivers, two of them under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in one instance both, ploughing into groups of cyclists. »

La Herradura Retarmacking

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Martin Myall
La Herradura Retarmacking

The Ministry of Public Works (Fomento) began the process of retarmacking the access road for the A-7 from La Herradura on Monday the 15th. »

Woman Arrested in Motril

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
By Martin Myall
Woman Arrested in Motril

The Policía Nacional, with the help of the Policia Local, arrested a woman in Motril accused of entering people’s homes in order to remove items of value. »

Two Deaths from Falls

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
By Martin Myall
Two Deaths from Falls

A 13-year-old boy fell from the roof of an abandoned factory in Teià (Barcelona) on Sunday the 14th and died from the 10-metre fall. »

Rowland Fade

Monday, May 15, 2017
By Martin Myall
Rowland Fade

We have received news that well known painter and long-time Almuñécar resident, Rowland Fade, passed away this morning, having succumbed to cancer. »

Another Bouncy-Castle Accident

Monday, May 15, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Another Bouncy-Castle Accident

Within the space of just over a week, there have been two incidents involving badly moored, bouncy castles, resulting in injuries and even a death. »

Almuñécar’s Gymnast Medals

Monday, May 15, 2017
By Louise Powell
Almuñécar’s Gymnast Medals

The Almuñécar School of Rythmic Gymnastics did well at the Campeonato de Andalucía 2017 (Eastern Phase) which was held in Roquetas de Mar. »

More on Alminares Bust

Sunday, May 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
More on Alminares Bust

The police have arrested a Romanian man accused of “illegal detention” (kidnapping), as well as an illegal possesion of firearms, in Salobreña’s Urb Alminares. »

Jete-Ítrabo Junction Work

Sunday, May 14, 2017
By Martin Myall
Jete-Ítrabo Junction Work

Anybody that has taken the Otívar road and passed by the Ítrabo junction will have seen that workmen are up to something. »

Torrecuevas Romeria

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Torrecuevas Romeria

The Hermandad Virgen Madre and San Isidro Labrador de Torrecuevas are warming motors or the VI Romeria de San Isidro on the 21st of this month. »

Reduced Blue Zoning

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Reduced Blue Zoning

The Salobreña branch of the Partido Popular (PP) are not happy with the governing party over the latest changes to the Blue Zone arrangement in town. »

Very Bad Parking

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Very Bad Parking

It was nearly four in the morning one day in Pamplona and a young male driver decided to park; his parking was impeccable but his choice of parking space was very erroneous. »

First Pipes Laid

Friday, May 12, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
First Pipes Laid

The first pipes are being laid down the Peña Parda end of La Herradura Bay, which will belong to the new rain-drainage system, separate from the sewer system. »

Almuñécar Apartment Fire

Thursday, May 11, 2017
By David Darby
Almuñécar Apartment Fire

Smoke pouring from an apartment just off the Banco Sabadell roundabout above Inmobiliaria Mateos. »

Classic Car Rally

Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Classic Car Rally

A classic-car rally, organizsed by the Club de Automóviles Veteranos de Granada, will leave Granada on Friday the 12th at nine in the morning and head for the Coast. »

The Dog Killers

Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
The Dog Killers

Up in Valverde de la Virgen (Leon) a 47-year-old man stands accused of tying his dog to the rear of his car, making it run home, resulting in it dying from exhaustion. »

Teens Die in Lift Accident

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Teens Die in Lift Accident

Two teenagers died yesterday in Madrid when the floor gave way in the lift they were using between the 8th & 9th floors - the fall killed them both instantly. »

Drug Bust on Alminares

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Drug Bust on Alminares

The Guardia Civil discovered, indoor, marijuana plantations located within two houses on the Urbanización Alminares just up from La Caleta, Salobreña. »

El Morche Suicide Averted

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
El Morche Suicide Averted

A Torrox Policía Local patrol managed to stop a man from committing suicide in the early hours of the 6th in his holiday flat near the mouth of Río Güi (El Morche). »

Sewage Treatment Woes

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
By Martin Myall
Sewage Treatment Woes

Yes, we’re obviously talking about Nerja, whose new sewage-treatment-plant work must be going faster than light… as its going backwards - just joking. »

Toddler Rescued from Window

Monday, May 8, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Toddler Rescued from Window

The police managed to prevent a tragic accident after they were alerted to the presence of a toddler hanging half out of a 1st-floor window in the area of Madrid known as Usera. »

Bouncy Castle Fatality

Monday, May 8, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Bouncy Castle Fatality

Seven children were hurt when a bouncy castle in Girona was first reported to have exploded, flying some 40 metres with the children inside, three of whom were seriously injured. »

Accident in Empty Pool

Monday, May 8, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Accident in Empty Pool

An elderly man fell into an empty pool in Almuñecar and is in Intensive Care in Motril’s Santa Ana Hospital with multiple fractures. »

The Paseo Bars Affair

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By Martin Myall
The Paseo Bars Affair

Juan Carlos has fired off broadsides and the Mayor has responded with grapeshot, but if you want to know what is going on down in the nightbars under the Altillo... »

Spain to Pay Out

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By Martin Myall
Spain to Pay Out

Spain has lost an international court case over green-energy funding, which was cut back in 2010 leaving the British company Eiser in the lurch. »