Polopos Town Hall, which is responible for the coastal village of La Mamola decided to temporarily close the Playa de Castillo de Baños because of E-Coli in the seawater.
Walter Truscott, at the age of 62, had an ambition to swim from Castell de Ferro to La Mamola beach and decided that it should be a sponsored swim to the benefit of Acompalia
The Mancomunidad de la Costa Tropical is going to pump 389,000 euros into sorting out the rain drains, sewage system and pavements on the Paseo in La Mamola.
British pensioners, Christopher and Christine Martin, met a tragic end when the living room ceiling fell on them as they sat on a sofa at their friends’ cortijo in the Alpujarra village of Rubite.
We have all been witness to the very uncharacteristic rainfall this winter, which has been with us since the 18th of December on an off – more often ‘on’ than ‘off’. Whilst roads have subsided, houses flooded and crops ruined, up to the last week of February, there had been no fatalities in our neck of the woods. That all changed up in the tiny Alpujarreño village of Rubite on the Monday the 22nd February.