Firemen Give Hose-Handling Classes

Residents of Monte de los Almendros received a special visit last month from the firemen of Motril. Luckily there wasn’t a flame in sight and the reason for the visit was purely educational (oh, if only I’d known).

Ítrabo Fiestas

In the last half of August, as the crowds started dribbling off the beach, I was just beginning to think all the partying was over. But then I had underestimated the Spanish.


The brilliant avant-guard village swimming pool in Lobres (designed by DJ Arquitect, how cool?) that recently opened its doors to the public, is now offering Aquagym classes.

African Vibes

The fabulous female vocalist and composer, Angelique Kidjo, from Benin in Africa headlined at the Nuevas Tendencias Festival in Salobreña last month.

Motorway Madness

The stretch of motorway between Lobres and Taramay that will eventually link Salobreña and Almuñécar has been given a finish date of… wait for it… 2012.

Kayak Cup

Another sporting event to put Motril on the map was the Second Edition of the Sea Kayaking Cup of Andalucía

Water Troubles

They were really going loco down in Acapulco this summer, as residents of the popular urbanisation in Torrenuevas had been suffering frequent water cut-offs since the beginning of July.

Councillor Refuses Fine

MOT Councillor Immaculada Torres

Harsh accusations were flung at the Mayor’s administration last month as spokesman for the opposing Socialist party, Manuel Garcia Albarral, accused one of the Mayor’s Councillors of ‘refusal to pay a parking fine.’

Penguins for Judges


Looking Back to 2009: The law courts of Motril that have been going haywire and workers have had to suffer the sticky consequences for over a month.

False Alarm

False-Alarm Terrorist Attack: an empty car with a false number plate parked badly outside Guardia Civil barracks, home to 17 families of the law, can only mean one of two things.