Rubbish Strike Postponed

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Rubbish Strike Postponed

You will have noticed that the dustbin men (refuse collectors) didn't go on strike yesterday. Instead, they're postponing it until next Monday. »

Bye Bye Night Club

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
By Martin Myall
Bye Bye Night Club

The night club on the beach El Cable in Motril has been demolished, as it was built without the necessary permission from Costas. »

Decade Delving

Monday, April 8, 2019
By Martin Myall

We continue with a look back on what was happening on the Costa Tropical ten years ago; the latest to reappear is about a flasher on a pushbike in La Herradura. »

Acquitted of Causing Fire

Monday, April 8, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Acquitted of Causing Fire

It was last October that a farmer in Los Guájares was acquitted for having caused a forest fire through negligence. »

Pizza Delivery Hold-Ups

Monday, April 8, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Pizza Delivery Hold-Ups

The Policía Nacional in Motril arrested two young men accused of carrying out several muggings within the town, targeting pizza deliveries. »

New Online Section

Sunday, April 7, 2019
By Martin Myall
New Online Section

We have just started a new section entitled Looking Back, which mirrors a section in our paper edition; i.e., a look at articles published a decade ago. »

Huéscar Cross-Country Event

Sunday, April 7, 2019
By Martin Myall
Huéscar Cross-Country Event

Today sees the IV Ciudad de Huéscar cross-country race which will offer a panoramic route through the Sierra Bermeja for the competitors. »

Bus Runs Amok

Sunday, April 7, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Bus Runs Amok

A municipal bus in Málaga ploughed into several parked cars in the centre of Málaga after the driver suffered a heart attack on Friday. »

ATM for Paying Taxes

Sunday, April 7, 2019
By Martin Myall
ATM for Paying Taxes

The Almuñécar Town Hall has come up with a cajero automático (ATM) where you can pay in your municipal tax bills - whoopeeee! »

Finnish Band Plays in Almuñécar

Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Louise Powell
Finnish Band Plays in Almuñécar

There's a spot of live music at the Almuñécar Casa de la Cultura on Monday the 8th at 19.00h: a concert by a Finnish military band. »

Guardsmen Found Guilty

Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Guardsmen Found Guilty

Four Guardia Civil police officers have been sentenced up to 14 years imprisonment, in one case, for their participation in a drugs ring in Sevilla. »

Cook & Drive Event in Motril

Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Martin Myall
Cook & Drive Event in Motril

Would you like to test drive a car Sunday morning, as well as attending a cooking event in Cocina Hogar, Motril? »

Helping A Partner To Die

Friday, April 5, 2019
By Martin Myall
Helping A Partner To Die

Ángel Hernández helped his moribund wife to end her life and was arrested for it, charges - assisted suicide is illegal in Spain. »

Double-Barrelled News

Friday, April 5, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Double-Barrelled News

Two pieces of local news - each too small to fill an article by themselves - one for Motril and one for Salobreña. »

Jail Term in Ron Montero Case

Friday, April 5, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Jail Term in Ron Montero Case

Motril law courts have sentenced the ex-Administrator of the Ron Montero rum distillery to 3-years imprisonment over the tragic fire in July 2015. »

Salobreña’s Surplus Budget

Friday, April 5, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Salobreña’s Surplus Budget

The Mayor of Salobreña has made it known that the town finished last year with a surplus of 3.4m euros from the 2018 Budget. »

Body Found in Motril Cortijo

Thursday, April 4, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Body Found in Motril Cortijo

The Policía Nacional in Motril are investigating the discovery of the body of a 50-year-old man in an advanced state of decomposition. »

Motril Rubbish Strike Is On

Thursday, April 4, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Rubbish Strike Is On

After talks between the ex-Limdeco workers and the Town Hall broke down on Monday, it now seems certain that the rubbish-collection strike will go ahead. »

Benny’s Back!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Martin Myall
Benny’s Back!

Did he ever go away? That's a good question, but that fact is... Benny's back and running for the mayoralty of Almuñécar in the 2019 Municipal Elections. »

IU Wary over Underwater Park

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Martin Myall
IU Wary over Underwater Park

The Almuñécar opposition party, IU, is not impressed with the idea about sinking statues etc off Almuñécar beaches, because of the costs it entails. »

An Almuñécar Doggy Beach?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Martin Myall
An Almuñécar Doggy Beach?

The political party MÁS Almuñécar has been carrying out polls amongst the residents to find out how they feel about a dog beach, amongst other things. »

Biker Accident in La Caleta

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Biker Accident in La Caleta

A biker was killed in a road accident this afternoon on the N-340 where it passes through La Caleta in Salobreña. »

Simplify Your Life

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
By Louise Powell
Simplify Your Life

That's the title of the lecture that the Tibetan Master, Tulku Lobsang Rimpoché will be giving at the Centro Cívico in La Herradura this month. »

Baby Dies from Meningitis

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Baby Dies from Meningitis

A baby girl, a little under 1-year old, died in Hospital Santa Ana last Wednesday from Meningococcal Sepsis. »

Elderly Cyclist Knocked Over

Monday, April 1, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Elderly Cyclist Knocked Over

Just after midday yesterday a cyclist was side-swiped by a passing car on the Cabra road; i.e., the A-4050 or Otívar road. »

Travelling in Style

Monday, April 1, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Travelling in Style

A car passenger recorded with his phone camera a woman travelling on an autovía using an electric scooter... and wearing headphones, to boot. »

Speed-Boat Racing in Almuñécar

Sunday, March 31, 2019
By Martin Myall
Speed-Boat Racing in Almuñécar

A reader has asked via facebook what is the racing going on in front of Cotobro. The answer is that it is Endurance Class B racing. »

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