Twitter turns 81-year old amateur writer in Almeria into literary success

AN 81-year old amateur writer has struck sudden success after social media boosted his struggling Spanish Civil War memoir. Emilio Ortega, an Almeria resident, wrote his autobiography back...

Charity worker arrested in Almeria over sexual favours for food claims

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a 63-year-old humanitarian worker on suspicion of exchanging food in return for sexual favours performed by poverty-stricken claimants. Investigations began into the non-governmental...

New Almeria shopping centre will create 1,500 jobs

A NEW shopping centre is set to create 1,500 jobs when it opens its doors in October this year. Builders are working at full speed to have the...

World record success at Almeria festival opening

ESCAPE ARTIST and magician, Alfred Cobami, has bagged the world record for time spent inside a giant ice cube at the opening of El Ejido’s theatre festival....

Man arrested in Almeria over ‘fake weapon’ shock

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of violently threatening a couple with a fake weapon as they sat in their car. The suspect, referred to only as...

€330 million plea to reverse rural exodus in Almeria

THE centre-left PSOE party is asking for €330 million to reverse the rural exodus from Almeria. And part of the cash would go towards installing broadband internet,...

Man rescued by helicopter after horror fall in Almeria

GUARDIA CIVIL officers aboard an emergency chopper have rescued a man who fell onto his head while climbing in Almeria. The climber was out in the Sierra...

Meet and Crete: Thousands of dancers descend on Mojacar

MORE than 1,500 dancers came together to take part in the annual dance convention Levantate y Baila in Mojacar, organised by Hotel Servigroup. It is an event that...

PET POISONING HORROR: Residents fear ‘their dog could be next’

A SOCIALIST party (PSOE) councillor has urged local government to find out whether humans are at risk from substances which killed two dogs and poisoned eight more. Early...

Almeria animal charity pleas for help

AN Almeria animal charity has launched a desperate plea for help. The Amethyst Dog Rescue in San Juan de los Terreros has since last year been working...

Almeria chosen for new Terminator film shoot

A PICTURESQUE Almeria fishing village will reportedly host a shoot for the new Terminator film. There has been a lot of movement in Nijar’s Isleta de Moro peninsular...

€330 million needed for Almeria’s dying towns

THE centre-left PSOE party is asking for €330 million to reverse the exodus from rural Almeria which affects one in three villages. And part of the cash would...

Man arrested for carrying ‘fake weapon’ in Almeria

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of violently threatening a couple with a fake weapon as they sat in their car. The suspect, referred to only as...

LIFE’S A BEACH: Almeria flies more blue flags for summer

ALMERIA’S beaches will fly 29 blue flags this summer, two more than last year. Spain’s non-profit environmental education association (ADEAC) hands out the awards to beaches which meet...

Brit homeowners back property bill amendment

AN ALMERIA-BASED organisation representing expatriate homeowners living in houses lacking legal status has said it supports an initiative in the Andalucian Parliament to solve the issue. The Abusos...

Madrid government called to action over ‘Caso Almeria’ “terrorism victims”

THE President of the Cantabria regional parliament - Dolores Gorostiaga - has called for the three men murdered by Guardia Civil agents in Almeria to be recognised...

Union’s dish blame after fourth workplace death in Almeria

THE son of a worker crushed to death by a six-tonne generator witnessed the industrial park accident, the UGT union has revealed. The 57-year-old Melilla born man became...

‘Caso Almeria’ murders remembered in Spain

THE Cantabrian regional government will pay homage to three innocent men murdered in 1981 by Guardia Civil officers who thought they were ETA terrorists. It comes after an...
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