Martin Myall

N-340 Improvements

Anybody travelling between La Herradura and Almuñecar will have noted road workers laying tarmac and other improvements.
The other improvements in question being stabilization work, which can be seen going on below the road, beside the main junction – there has been a boring machine that has been sinking horizontal piles to stabilize the road bank.

Winter Cinema

It’s been around 30 years since los Salobreñeros lost their winter cinema – sure, in the summer, there are the open-air variety, (Cañaveral) but if you wanted to see a film in a cinema, you had to go to Almuñécar, Motril, or even El Ingenio in Vélez Málaga. Now that’s changed.

Talking of Buses…

The Guardia Urbana in the city of Granada has the task, amongst others, of keeping an eye on the 60 school buses that operate in the city… and there is never a dull moment.

Poachers and Public Transport

The whole point of poaching is to hunt undetected; to avoid being seen, so you would think that travelling on a bus with 140 dead birds was a touch conspicuous. Well, one 31-year-old man from Arjonilla, Jaén, didn’t think so.

Dutch Revenge

A 25-year-old Dutch lad decided that he would avenge the defeat of his country’s football team at the hands of the Spanish selection during the last World Cup by stealing the Spanish flag from the Avenida de la Constitución in Granada.

Illegal Fishing Nets Found

The maritime branch of the Guardia Civil found two large, illegal fishing nets just off the Tesorillo beach. Both nets were anchored to the beach and neither had any markers (buoys) to indicate their presence as a hazard.

Politicians’ Salaries Criticised

The IU councillor in the Almuñécar Town Council has called for the Mayoress, Trinidad Herrera, and chief opposition councillor (ex-mayor), Juan Carlos Benavides to take pay cuts. The IU councillor, Fermín Tejero, who called for this, rejected a salary upon taking up his post.

Lilian Urquieta’s Gift Shop

La Herradura now has a new gift shop, full of hand-crafted items. Everything from jewellery to hand-painted sports shoes. Lilian takes T-shirts, dresses and other garments and adds personalised patterns and images. The jewellery is extensive, as you can see if you visit her website, ( which will take you to her facebook account, where…

Munching for Success

Los herradureños piled out in support of the fund-raising event that took place in the Plaza de la Independicia to raise cash for the Three Kings Parade (Cabalgata de Reyes) on Saturday the 3rd