News, views and information from Motril

Drug Bust

A Frenchman living in Motril was sentenced to three years in jail after being caught with 21 kilos of hash…car.

Archery Champion

Showing great promise and amazing skill with his bow and arrow, Alvaro Salmeron, a local boy from Motril has been raising eyebrows on the international archery field.

New Face

The Wind of Change blows through our beloved, yet rather ill fated, Salotril section once again this month. Supermum and regular contributor Vanessa has been snatched from her Salotril post to focus on rather more important, behind-the-scenes, Gazette work, and left me here to deliver you your monthly news fix. But don’t despair (because that would make two of us) it is far from the end of life as we know it.

Chiringuito Fate

One of the most worrying and much talked about news stories of the month has been the plight of the beloved Spanish beach bar (or chiringuito to us Spanglish speakers). Upon receiving a warning from the Environment Ministry that beach bars must shift their wares off the sand in order to comply with coastal law, beach bar owners last month declared war.

Campervan Ban

Judgement day for the caravaner (oooh, or might that be caravanister? Caravanman?) has arrived as Motril passes a new law banning the vans and stopping what they consider to be illegal campers from parking in the town. So, let’s be honest, to those of you who’ve ever participated in the sport, hands up, who has ever emptied their port-a-loo when they thought no-one was looking? Or set up their front room on the grounds of a car park?