Extreme Parking

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Extreme Parking

The Almuñécar fire personnel were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out how a car got to be where it was, and how to get it out. »

American BBQ in Salobreña

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
By David Darby
American BBQ in Salobreña

There is a newly, opened smoked BBQ joint in Salobreña, aptly named ThisisBBQ.es, with a unique menu for the Costa Tropical. »

A Roundabout Punch Up

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
A Roundabout Punch Up

A driver had to be treated in hospital, not because of a road accident, but because a pedestrian repeatedly thumped him through his open window. »

Town Hall Dodges Pay Out

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Town Hall Dodges Pay Out

The Almuñécar Town Hall has managed to dodge, all told, a 45m-euro payout after a judge sentenced in their favour. »

Fake Iberian Hams

Monday, August 5, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Fake Iberian Hams

FACUA, which is a consumer-rights organisation, has reported a major Spanish distributor of Jamón Serrano for fraud. »

Something’s Missing…

Monday, August 5, 2019
By Martin Myall
Something’s Missing…

Don’t say it too loudly, in case they hear, but so far this summer there have been no jellyfish swarms besieging our beaches. »

Boat BBQ Complaints

Sunday, August 4, 2019
By Martin Myall
Boat BBQ Complaints

There’s always somebody who spoils it for everybody else, and the following is a clear case of just this. »

Bill Posting Fines

Sunday, August 4, 2019
By Martin Myall
Bill Posting Fines

Motril is cracking down on illegal bill posting around town, wielding a massive 3,000-euro fine on culprits. »

A Weekend Away: Purullena

Saturday, August 3, 2019
By Martin Myall
A Weekend Away: Purullena

The last time I had been to Purullena, which is close to Guadix, was about ten years ago so my recent trip was a nostalgic one. It takes about 90 minutes to get there from the coast. »

Another Almuñécar Power Cut

Saturday, August 3, 2019
By Martin Myall
Another Almuñécar Power Cut

It's summer and lo, Almuñécar gets hit by power cuts, yet again, with just over a week to go before the big day on the 15th and the firework display. »

Salobreña Goes Green

Saturday, August 3, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Salobreña Goes Green

In the last Plenary Meeting of the Salobreña Town Council a "climatic declaration" put forward by Podemos was unanimously approved. »

End to Cave Concerts?

Friday, August 2, 2019
By Louise Powell
End to Cave Concerts?

The Major of Nerja has backed the Nerja Caves administration over their decision to no longer hold concerts down in the caverns. »

Fish Farm not Abandoned

Friday, August 2, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Fish Farm not Abandoned

It seems as though the reporting in the regional press about the state of abandonment of the Salobreña fish farm has had an effect. »

More Police for Motril

Thursday, August 1, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
More Police for Motril

The new Mayor of Motril has announced that she will be beefing up the municipal police, as well as building a new police station for them. »

Bye Bye Bears

Thursday, August 1, 2019
By Martin Myall
Bye Bye Bears

The Peña Escrita (unofficial) zoo has been shedding animals for years and now it's time for the five bears to go. »

Short Cut

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Short Cut

A car drove into a builders' trench in a trading estate in Granada (El Florio) next to the Dhul factory. »

Dead Shark on La Rábita Beach

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
By Martin Myall
Dead Shark on La Rábita Beach

A dead shark appeared on Monday on a beach in La Rábita, which is right down the eastern end of the Costa Tropical. »

Costa Women

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
By Gazette Reader
Costa Women

Costa Women continue to grow its community and last week were excited to welcome its 8,000th member at costawomen.com. »

Failed Fish Farms

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Failed Fish Farms

Salobreña-based fish-farming companies have come and gone and fish pens have multiplied, then almost fizzled out again until obtaining their present state. »

Rubbish: Times & Fines

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Rubbish: Times & Fines

The Motril Town Hall has issued new regulations governing rubbish disposal; what time it can be put out for collection, etc. »

Judge Resists Arrest

Monday, July 29, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Judge Resists Arrest

A Granada judge was arrested, accused of domestic violence and then served a restraining order before being released pending trial. »

Fitness Pills Overdose

Monday, July 29, 2019
By Vivienne Hughes
Fitness Pills Overdose

The death of a 28-year-old woman in Don Benito (Extremadura) was likely caused by an overdose in dietary tablets used in fitness training. »

Victims Cut from Wreckage

Sunday, July 28, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Victims Cut from Wreckage

Four men were injured in a car crash in the early hours of Saturday on the N-340 where it goes under the autovía port-access road (GR-16). »

Too Hot for Choppers

Sunday, July 28, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Too Hot for Choppers

If it's been hot down here on the coast until recently, imagine what it's has been like in Granada. It's been too hot for choppers. »

Nacla Fire Suspects charge

Saturday, July 27, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
Nacla Fire Suspects charge

The regional police belonging to the Junta de Andalucía have tracked down two people, thought to be responsible for the recent fire in the Cortijo de la Nacla area. They have been charged with causing a forest fire through negligence. »

British Tourist Raped

Saturday, July 27, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur
British Tourist Raped

The Policía Nacional have arrested a British man, accused of raping a 19-year-old woman of the same nationality on holiday in Marbella. »

Órgiva’s Tierra Frágil

Friday, July 26, 2019
By Gazette Reader
Órgiva’s Tierra Frágil

Artists’ Network Alpujarra is an art collective that raising awareness about climate crisis through Art. »

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