Alpujarra

News from La Alpujarra

Father and Son Perish in River

Monday, June 24, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Father and Son Perish in River

A 43-year-old father and his 17-year-old son both drowned whilst practicing abseiling down the waterfalls along Rió Trevélez in Órgiva. »

Dogs Stolen from Animal Home

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Dogs Stolen from Animal Home

An animal-refuge home in Órgiva has reported that four of its dogs have been stolen after thieves cut a hole in the perimetre fence. »

Órgiva River Valley Fire

Sunday, May 26, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Órgiva River Valley Fire

Infoca was busy yesterday tackling a fire in the Órgiva area of the Alpujarras, which affected meadows and other riverside vegetation. »

A Surprise in The Junk Room

Monday, April 22, 2019
By Martin Myall
A Surprise in The Junk Room

The Guardia Civil, Bomb-Disposal Squad was called in to handle an unexploded shell in a house in Lanjarón from the Civil-War period. »

Fire Suspects Before Judge

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Fire Suspects Before Judge

The Guardia Civil have brought before the judge two suspects for having caused hill fires, one in Capileira and the other in Galera. »

Eastern European Gang Busted

Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Eastern European Gang Busted

La Guardia Civil have busted a gang of East Europeans, suspected of carrying out 19 break-ins on bars and shops in the Alpujarras. »

Old and New in Órgiva

Friday, March 22, 2019
By Gazette Reader
Old and New in Órgiva

The evolving Alpujarra-based, art collective, Artists' Network Alpujarra ANA is set to brighten up springtime in its beautiful area of southern Spain with its Old and New show at the old Town Hall, Órgiva »

Torrox & Alpujarra Wildfires

Sunday, March 17, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Torrox & Alpujarra Wildfires

A hill fire broke out yesterday within the municipality of Torrox in the area known as Tajo de la Zorra. »

Handicapped Brother Starved

Sunday, March 10, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Handicapped Brother Starved

A man was arrested in Motril over the death of his handicapped brother, whose body had been found buried on their property in Órgiva. »

Crushed by Own Car

Sunday, March 10, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Crushed by Own Car

A man in Válor was crushed by his own car when it rolled backwards and pinned him against a wall - he had forgotten to apply the handbrake. »

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