False Coronavirus Alarm

Monday, January 27, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
False Coronavirus Alarm

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that the Chinese woman hospitalised in Granada is not infected by the Coronavirus, which is spreading from China. »

Obligatory Demolitions

Monday, January 27, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Obligatory Demolitions

Motril Town Hall is lining up to order the demolition of houses over 50-years old in a ruinous state on Calle San Miguel and Calle Santísimo. »

New Radar Speed Traps

Sunday, January 26, 2020
By Martin Myall
New Radar Speed Traps

The Dirección General de Tráfico (Traffic Department) requested permission from the Ministerio de Fomento to set up two more speed traps near the city of Granada. »


Soggy Saturday

Sunday, January 26, 2020
By Martin Myall
Soggy Saturday

Well yesterday was not a day to venture out in all along the Costa Tropical, with streets in Almuñécar and Salobreña boasting boating-lake-size puddles. »

Boulder on the N-340

Saturday, January 25, 2020
By Martin Myall
Boulder on the N-340

There has been a rockfall on the N-340 between Salobreña and Motril, which has caused the westbound lane to be closed until it can be removed. »

New Sierra Nevada Hotels

Saturday, January 25, 2020
By Martin Myall
New Sierra Nevada Hotels

A building developer is going to spend 45m euros on two new hotels on the Pradollano (Sierra Nevada) ski resort. »

Sea Rescue Undermanned

Saturday, January 25, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Sea Rescue Undermanned

According to one of the major workers' unions, the CGT, sea-rescue launches are undermanned and are demanding a crew made up of at least four, permanent members. »

Hospital Overload

Friday, January 24, 2020
By Martin Myall
Hospital Overload

The flu is here and the sniffers, sneezers and soggy-hanky brigade are flocking to medical centres, hospitals and witch doctors for relief from their torment. »

Russian Arrested in Nerja

Friday, January 24, 2020
By Editor
Russian Arrested in Nerja

The Policía Nacional in Nerja arrested a Russian citizen, who was wanted with a European Arrest Warrant out on him. »

Norwegian Man Arrested

Thursday, January 23, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Norwegian Man Arrested

Thanks to international cooperation between national police forces, an alleged Norwegian pedophile was arrested in Almuñécar. »

Cortijo Prado Toro (Pitres)

Thursday, January 23, 2020
By Martin Myall
Cortijo Prado Toro (Pitres)

After you've lived on the Costa Tropical for a while, you grow to appreciate the Alpujarra because it is so different, but at the same time, so familiar. »

Lunatic Road Rage

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Lunatic Road Rage

A 29-year-old driver is accused of deliberately driving another car off the road... on his second attempt »

Danish Woman’s Life Saved

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Danish Woman’s Life Saved

Officers from the Torrox Policía Local managed to save the life of a Danish woman after she suffered a heart attack at home last Sunday morning. »

Bank Card Fraud

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Bank Card Fraud

A 52-year-old man in Salobreña has been arrested, accused of fraud for misappropriation of another person's credit card in order to steal money from the victim. »

Another Molvízar Fire

Monday, January 20, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Another Molvízar Fire

Around 2,000 sq/m of grass & shrub land within the municipality of Molvízar was affected by a fire on Sunday in the area known as Marchal Alto. »

Rural Schools Rocked

Monday, January 20, 2020
By Martin Myall
Rural Schools Rocked

The Provincial Education Delegate for Granada,, Antonio Jesús Castillo, has resigned after plans to reshuffle rural schools ran up against strong opposition. »

Vélez Benaudalla Walk

Monday, January 20, 2020
By Martin Myall
Vélez Benaudalla Walk

Vélez de Benaudalla Town Hall wants to promote tourism and sports, which translate nicely in cycling and hiking along their new footpath running above the old N-323. »

Animal Cruelty at Dog Shelter?

Sunday, January 19, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Animal Cruelty at Dog Shelter?

The Guardia Civil (Seprona) has begun to investigate the municipal dog compound over accusations of animal cruelty. »

Snow at Last!

Sunday, January 19, 2020
By Martin Myall
Snow at Last!

The Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) has raised the alert level to Level Orange for today and tomorrow owing to the snow forecast. »

No Blind Dogs Allowed

Saturday, January 18, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
No Blind Dogs Allowed

Three blind men had decided to do the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, accompanied by their guide dogs. One of them is from Pampaneira (La Alpujarra) and they were... »

Elderly Man in Road Accident

Saturday, January 18, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Elderly Man in Road Accident

A man in his 80s suffered a road accident whilst riding his scooter on the N-340 more or less above Cotobro in Almuñécar. »

Motril Lorry Driver in ICU

Friday, January 17, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Motril Lorry Driver in ICU

A lorry driver from Motril was involved in a road accident on the AP-7 in Castellón (Valencia) when he lost control of the vehicle. He is at present in... »

Woman in Molvízar Accident

Friday, January 17, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Woman in Molvízar Accident

Yesterday, fire personnel from Almuñécar had to pull out a woman from a crashed car in Molvízar after she came off the GR-5303 where it passes... »

Invasive Seaweed off Almuñécar

Thursday, January 16, 2020
By Vivienne Hughes
Invasive Seaweed off Almuñécar

Readers will remember that a couple of months back Motril fishermen discovered an invasive species of Asian seaweed in their fishing grounds - now it has appeared off Almuñécar. »

Customer Thwarts Armed Hold-Up

Thursday, January 16, 2020
By Martin Myall
Customer Thwarts Armed Hold-Up

A bar owner was closing up when two individuals burst in armed with large knives - it was coming up to midnight and they weren't there to sell encyclopaedias. »

Clean-Up Crew Cleared Off

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Clean-Up Crew Cleared Off

A convict from the provincial prison in Albolote managed to escape whilst out on a clean-up operation around the Cubillas Reservoir three weeks ago. »

Saudi Ship Causes Waves

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
By Hugh MacArthur
Saudi Ship Causes Waves

Again, the presence of a Saudi ship allegedly carrying arms in Motril Port has caused protests, this time from Podemos. »

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