Turre avenue approved by the Mayor

Mayor Morales has today signed his contentious avenue plan into law via executive order of the Mayor. You’ll remember that 100% of his councillors were against the avenue plan that he drew up. Designed by an unqualified friend of his and presented in the dying months of his administration, he has been accused of forgetting about the avenue until now and presenting the fastest plan he could design in order to secure his legacy. The Continue reading Turre avenue approved by the Mayor

Galasa is saved in last minute deal

Our local water company Galasa was due to be declared bankrupt tomorrow December 1, but a last minute plan by the pp and PSOE has been agreed to save the bankrupt company. Details are still sketchy, but both parties have agreed a price rise lower than the one originally mooted. A new steering committee will be created to oversee the company, and the county council will set up a commission to start fixing the many Continue reading Galasa is saved in last minute deal

Someone found a cave painting on a masonry wall block….

Excitement is growing around “ancient” paintings discovered on the blocks of an ancient stone wall in Aulago (Gérgal) which some experts think may be prehistoric cave art. The paintings were discovered by a local man called Miguel Brocal, who alerted the authorities to their presence. What he was doing levering the blocks out of the wall has not been vouchsafed, one hopes he was simply repairing it. A unit formed of architects, conservators and art Continue reading Someone found a cave painting on a masonry wall block….

Nijar in grip of crime wave

San Isidro in Nijar is in the grip of a crime wave, with an average of four break-ins a day being reported to police over the last month. Mayor Esperanza Pérez said: “I have convened a security meeting for next week with local authorities to discuss the matter. Recently Níjar municipality has been hit with a crime wave which obviously has made local residents nervous. I have requested additional Guardia Civil patrols for the area Continue reading Nijar in grip of crime wave

Turre agrees to develop a new avenue plan

Turre council and the Junta de Andalucia will shortly sign a new agreement to develop a new avenue plan for the town. The Junta says that it has agreed to finance the cost of developing the new plan which will take into account the AL150, AL151 and AL152 – in essence, the main road from Los Gallardos to Mojacar where it passes through the village, the new bridge which goes to the LG – Garrucha Continue reading Turre agrees to develop a new avenue plan

Three saved from drowning on Mojacar beach

Three people have been saved on La Rumina beach in Mojacar just hours after a man drowned on another nearby Mojacar beach. Emergency services were called at 18:20 after the three people were spotted struggling against currents offshore. Two of the people were rescued by Civil protection units and the third was rescued by other bathers. All were taken to the medical centre for a checkup, being exhausted and cold but are said to be Continue reading Three saved from drowning on Mojacar beach

Black season for local beaches Four people have drowned this year and dozens more rescued from dangerous currents

A 35 year old Frenchman drowned on Monday off la Cala del Plomo beach in Cabo de Gata natural park, becoming the fourth tourist to drown in our seas this season after a week in which dozens of people had to be rescued from dangerous currents along the levante shores of Almeria and Murcia. Alexis Pineda, Nijar councillor for beaches, said the incident was a tragedy caused by strong currents and that two other people Continue reading Black season for local beaches Four people have drowned this year and dozens more rescued from dangerous currents

Well behaved illegal homes can now become legal

The Andalusian ruling council has just approved a modification to the LOUA, the Andalucian land law, allowing illegal homes that haven’t been denounced to quietly be permitted. Three articles of this law will be modified. If your illegal home is not in a special protection zone, nor in a dangerous area, has not been denounced or is not involved in an investigation, is detached on its own parcel of land and generally being blameless, and Continue reading Well behaved illegal homes can now become legal

Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

Six residents of Almeria city saved two dogs from dying in a locked car yesterday afternoon, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law. The excitement started at around 3pm when a local man called José, according to local paper La Voz de Almería, was asked to call the local police by a youth who had spotted two dogs locked inside a car parked on the Rambla, the main Avenue in Almería. The car Continue reading Locals save dogs locked in car, but they’re the ones in trouble with the law

How much debt does your townhall have?

It’s not a factor many people think of when buying a house in the area, but the level of debt carried by your townhall will have a strong effect upon the future of your new home. Anyway, the list of longterm debt carried by each town in the province as of 31st December 2014 has just been published. Here’s the full list: 1. Alhabia… Total longterm debt (thousands of euros): 2.948.. Residents: 681.. Amount of Continue reading How much debt does your townhall have?