Beat Addiction

I promised to write an article about smoking after I had managed to stay off cigarettes for one year. Just in time, after the majority of New Year resolutions have faltered and smokers now having to pursue their addiction in front of bars and restaurants.

Life or Death Debate

Is it acceptable for doctors not to attempt to save a life? Is it okay for doctors to decide ahead of time, whether a patient who goes into cardiac arrest, should be resuscitated or admitted to intensive care?

Chris, Cats & Caterpillars

Someone asked me the other day what my constant reference to ‘up the tree’ was. Outside our kitchen door is an almond tree, we nailed boards to it to make a platform so that the cats could be fed away from the dogs…

Americana – February

Greetings from Tucson, where politicians no longer tread the streets for fear of being shot in the head. Now, while some might have their own personal list of candidates for this particular fate, you have to agree it really is not the right way to go about things.

World Cup Trophy in Almuñécar

How would you like to get up close the the World Cup trophy? You would? Well, now’s you chance as it will be on show at the Almuñécar Casa de la Cultura on the 17th of February from betweem 17.00h to 22.00h and that’s it, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Unusual Visitor

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The light aircraft, with several people onboard, was on its way to the airport in Axarquía, in Vélez-Málaga, when the pilot decided to make an emergency landing, due to lack of fuel, on Salobreña’s beach, between the Peñon and La Caleta.

Top Tunnel

The A-7 autovia tunnel, Cantalobos has been voted the safest tunnel in Spain by the national motoring club RACC!

Going, Going, Gone!

You will have noticed that the parking spaces along C/Sánchez Chaves (along the bottom of the municipal market) have disappeared.

Eight Million Saved

The Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Andalucía has just reached a finding that will save the municipal coffers nearly 8-million euros for the original purchase of the Palacete La Najarra, which is the present day Tourist Information Office.

Streets Affected by Roadworks

We have just received notice that the following streets in Motril will be closed for public works from Monday morning (7th) until the 18th of this month – 11 days. Plaza Javier de Burgos C/Marqués de Vistabella up to C/ Milanesa C/Cruz de Conchas up to C/Arco Oliver C/ Cardenal Belluga up to Plaza Canalejas

Diver Finds Hidden Drugs

Eight waterproof packages containing a total of 200 kilos of hashish were discovered, anchored just off La Playa del Muerto, which is the one at the far end of Cotobro, accessible via a pathway around the rocks. The submerged ‘goodies’ were discovered by a local diver.

Unjustified Expense?

The IU has denounced the ‘extra expense’ of half a million euros being spent on Almuñécar’s subterranean car parks.