Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

A couple from Turre, plus a female friend, are all looking at three years in jail after they were arrested for trying to sell a storeroom as a real house to the aunt of the female friend. They managed to flog the home for 177.000 euros, but when the aunt turned up she realised it was a hut in a field and the photos she’d seen were false. The hut was valued at around 20.000 Continue reading Turre trio charged with selling warehouse as a real home

Anyone see the fireball? (Video)

There was a massive fireball over Almeria and Granada last night at around 10:15 pm. A huge rock hit the upper atmosphere at around 74.000 kph and became a huge fireball which was visible to the north. It hit the planets atmosphere some 91km above Senes and finally blew up 51km high above the Negratín dam. Scientists don’t think any fragments reached the earth. Here’s a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1LYZYzcIrs

Dead sea turtle appears on Vera Playa

A large sea turtle has been found dead on Vera beach, just outside Garrucha. It was some 70 cm across. No news on how it died, but it probably ate too many plastic bags (they go after them in the water thinking they’re jellyfish). So if you’ve ever let a plastic bag fly away from you on the beach – YOU PROBABLY KILLED IT. Possibly. It’s recently been the breeding season for them, and the Continue reading Dead sea turtle appears on Vera Playa

Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices

In a surprise move, Turre council has put out to tender the two bars that will be permitted at this years feria. If you want to run one of them it will cost you 2,500€ plus 200€ flat fee for water & electricity. You’ll also need to have all your paperwork in order and a public liability insurance minimum of 50k. Each bar must have a minimum of 15 tables and 60 chairs. You’ll also Continue reading Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices

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

Man drowns on Mojacar beach

A 59 year old man from Madrid drowned on Bancal beach in Mojacar (down towards Hotel Best Indalo) this afternoon after he was dashed against rocks by strong currents. Other bathers raised the alarm when they realised the man was in trouble and lifeguards rushed to the area, but the man had suffered a severe head wound from the rocks. All they could do was bring him back to the beach and perform CPR. But Continue reading Man drowns on Mojacar beach

Chap arrested for abusing underage family members in Turre

I am informed that a chap from Turre, believed to be of the gitano persuasion was arrested last weekend for abusing his under-age daughter and some of her friends. The Guardia Civil caught this alleged paedophile last Saturday after a series of complaints and he remains awaiting the decision of a judge. Meanwhile, other members of his community continue to circulate through Turre warning locals of his alleged crimes and of the community justice he Continue reading Chap arrested for abusing underage family members in Turre

Twit causes alarm and gets arrested after pretending to be carjacked

Almeria airport

A twenty four year old Spaniard has been arrested after he claimed to have been carjacked on the road outside Almeria airport. The man told police that whilst driving there another car blocked his way, forcing him to pull over, and two men jumped out to rob him. He claimed to have lost 200 euros in cash as well as his mobile phone. However, police detectives quickly realised that nothing in his story made sense. Continue reading Twit causes alarm and gets arrested after pretending to be carjacked

Cajamar offloads 400 million euros in bad loans for 7,5 M in cash

Local cooperative bank Cajamar has rolled up some 400 million euros in bad loans into one big package and has sold them for seven and a half million euros in cash to Haya Real Estate, a mainly US backed investment vehicle. This is the second big operation with that company for the bank, after it sold Haya its real estate platform “Cimenta2” for 225 million euros last year. The loans in question were all granted Continue reading Cajamar offloads 400 million euros in bad loans for 7,5 M in cash

Almería mayor rejects ‘refugee city’ plans

The mayor of Almería has refused to add the city to a network of ‘refugee cities’ proposed by Barcelona and Madrid to welcome refugees from Syria and other troubled countries. Rogelio Rodríguez-Connedador said responsibility for the refugee crisis is “outside the municipal scope of power” and should be left to “European institutions and member state governments”. Left wing opposition party Izquierda Unida (IU) opposed such a stance however, lodging a motion with the city council, Continue reading Almería mayor rejects ‘refugee city’ plans