Jazz en La Costa 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017
By Louise Powell
Jazz en La Costa 2017

Complete programme for this important Jazz event. Note: all main concerts are in the Majuelo and start at 22:30h, but there are also free concerts elsewhere. »

UK TV Visits Almuñécar

Sunday, July 16, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
UK TV Visits Almuñécar

Britain’s Channel 4 visited the El Pinero fruit farm in Almuñécar to shoot footage on mangoes and other fruit for its Superfood programme. »

Guájar Faragüit House Fire

Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Guájar Faragüit House Fire

A 31-year-old man injured his arm after jumping from the roof of his house in Guájar Faragüit to escape a house fire. »

Useless Roundabout

Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Martin Myall
Useless Roundabout

I had gone down to Chiringuito El Peñon in Salobreña at Friday lunchtime on my bike - only a lunatic uses a car on the Costa Tropical in July - and there it was, a bus stuck on the roundabout. »

Too Hot for Tarmacking

Friday, July 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Too Hot for Tarmacking

Over in Sevilla a roadworker dropped dead from severe heatstroke whilst he was laying tarmac on the A-406. »

Salobreña Night Market

Friday, July 14, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña Night Market

The Salobreña night-time, street markets began on the Friday the 7th and will run every Friday throughout the summer until the 1st week of September. »

Where Are The Lifeguards?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By Martin Myall
Where Are The Lifeguards?

Amazing as it might seem, given the date and weather, Motril’s beaches were without lifeguards and warning flags for the first week of July. »

Weekend Activities in Otivar

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By Martin Myall
Weekend Activities in Otivar

There are a couple of activities in Otivar this Friday and Sunday, especially for kids. »

Acompalia, Habicheula & Majuelo

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By Acompalia
Acompalia, Habicheula & Majuelo

A charity concert Flamencos in aid of Acompalia, will take place on Sunday August, 6th at 22.00h in Parque El Majuelo, Almuñécar. »

Collective Art Exhibition

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By Louise Powell
Collective Art Exhibition

La Herradura’s Centro Cívico is home to a collective art exhibition in the Pepe Gámez showroom. »

Drink Driving Summer Traffic

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Martin Myall
Drink Driving Summer Traffic

The summer’s here, the roads are clogged and it’s thirsty weather: bad combination, so here’s three cases of drivers chosing booze, not water, to quench their thirst. »

Port’s WIFI Coverage

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Port’s WIFI Coverage

According to the Chairman of the Port Authority, Francisco Álvarez de la Chica, Motril Port has the largest, free WIFI area in the whole of the province. »

Old Furniture Dumping

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
By Martin Myall
Old Furniture Dumping

The street-cleaning company in Almuñécar and La Herradura, made a major sweep of accumulating dumped household furniture etc on Friday 7th and Saturday the 8th. »

Franco’s Revenge?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Franco’s Revenge?

The locals of Larrabetzu, in Vizcaya (Basque Lands) have long wanted to demolish a large stone cross erected in honour of the fascist dictator, Franco - then the day came. »

Ambulance in Road Accident

Monday, July 10, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Ambulance in Road Accident

An ambulance was involved in a collision in Torrox around 07.40h on the 5th at the entrance to a tunnel on the eastbound lanes of the A-7. »

La Clériga, Almuñécar

Monday, July 10, 2017
By Anne Eastwood
La Clériga, Almuñécar

Located opposite Almuñécar's bus station, the boutique La Clériga is all about offering a personal, fashion-shopping experience, »

Motril Cave Find

Sunday, July 9, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Motril Cave Find

A team of spelaeologists (potholers) made an amazing discovering in a cave within the municipality of Motril; finds include 70 pieces from the Nasrid dynasty; i.e., 500 years ago. »

Art in the Alpujarra

Sunday, July 9, 2017
By Louise Powell
Art in the Alpujarra

The Soportújar municipal exhibitions hall is hosting the collective works Alpujarra residents, which will run until the 24th of this month. »

Asking for Trouble

Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Martin Myall
Asking for Trouble

A day that will go down in the annals of breathalyser tales is the 10th of May, 2015 when a biker, who was clearly well over the limit, uttered the immortal words… »

Salobreña in the Limelight

Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Salobreña in the Limelight

Salobreña was the epicentre of national media interest today, thanks to a Spanish cartoon character, Tadeo Jones; brickie turned Indiana Jones, hence the surname. »

Insufficient Medical Staff

Friday, July 7, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Insufficient Medical Staff

The Motril branch of the Partido Popular is asking for more summer personnel for the public-health services on the Costa Tropical, especially Calahonda and Carchuna. »

Family Dies in Flash Flood

Friday, July 7, 2017
By Vivienne Hughes
Family Dies in Flash Flood

The emergency services in Extremadura have located the bodies of four victims in a canyoneering accident, all for are of the same family. »

Almuñécar Guiri Influx

Thursday, July 6, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Almuñécar Guiri Influx

According to the Almuñécar Tourist Board, foreign visitors to the town in the first six months of the year was up five percent, which is not to be sniffed at! »

La Caleta Fiestas

Thursday, July 6, 2017
By Martin Myall
La Caleta Fiestas

The Salobreña dependency, La Caleta, is holding its annual fiestas from the 13th to the 16th of this month. But before that, on the 8th, the Feria del Dia opens. »

Romans, Pianos & Candles

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Editor
Romans, Pianos & Candles

Tonight at 22.00h you will have the chance to attend a concert set in front of a Roman Aqueduct in Almuñécar… if you are lucky, because seats are limited. »

Condom Conference

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur
Condom Conference

Salobreña held a condom-use campaign on the 1st of July aimed at youngsters entitled, Con Condón No Hay Sustos (With A Condom, There’re No Scares). »

Elderly Couple Rescued

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Martin Myall

Two policemen from the Policía Nacional in the city of Granada managed to rescue an elderly man from a fire in his 1s-floor flat. »