Pulpí AVE line approved by government

The Council of Ministers have voted to free up 71 million euros to build the 12,2 km stretch of high speed railway between Pulpí and Cuevas del Almanzora. This bit of the AVE was supposed to be paid for last year, but the money comes four months after expected due to “technical problems” with the plans. It’s the extension of the abandoned AVE project that runs past Los Gallardos and Turre that cost upwards of Continue reading Pulpí AVE line approved by government

Sadistic Cuevas dog killer charged

The Guardia Civil have charged the young man who sadistically stamped a pet dog to death with animal cruelty. F.F.R., 18 years old and resident in Cuevas del Almanzora, set his Alsatian on the pet dog of an 84 year old woman in front of her for amusement, and when his dog lost interest, proceeded to kick the small animal to death. According to witnesses, he also threatened to kill her if she interfered. A Continue reading Sadistic Cuevas dog killer charged

650 homes across Cuevas declared illegal by courts

Some 650 homes across Cuevas del Almanzora have been deemed illegal after a judge rolled up dozens of separate court cases into one massive case and confirmed the annulment of the towns 2003 zoning plan (PGOU). The PGOU, ruled the Judge, went against the planning laws at the time and should never have been permitted. This means that hundreds of home owners of all nationalities have suddenly discovered that their building license have been revoked, Continue reading 650 homes across Cuevas declared illegal by courts

Local dog killer beats OAP’s pet to death in front of her

A 24 year old man in Cuevas has been arrested for beating his neighbours dog to death and then taunting the owner, an 84 year old woman, about how he killed the animal. The story is even worse than that, as the dog was her grand-daughters, who had very recently been killed in a car crash. The elderly woman had adopted the dog as “the only living memory I have of my grand daughter”. It Continue reading Local dog killer beats OAP’s pet to death in front of her

AVE back on – Pulpí to Cuevas line to be contracted out in October!

The government announced this morning in the Senate that an 86 million euro tender to build a further 12,2 km stretch of AVE high speed railway between Pulpí and Cuevas del Almanzora will be issued in October. It’s pure propaganda ahead of next years elections, but welcome none the less, I suppose. The Almeria – Murcia line is divided up into many different section. The Cabrera tunnel section is finished, as is the Sorbas – Continue reading AVE back on – Pulpí to Cuevas line to be contracted out in October!

Local gang preying on OAP’s nabbed

A gang of youth preying on OAP’s, mainly elderly women in Vera and Cuevas, have been arrested. Five men ageing from between 16 to 31 have been arrested by the Guardia Civil, living in Arboleas and Zurgena. They would travel down to Cuevas or Vera to either mug OAP’s, or snatch their bags. The group of youths seemed to be controlled by gang leader BMM, a local man from Zurgena, who would order the snatches Continue reading Local gang preying on OAP’s nabbed

Body of missing British resident found in Cuevas

The body of 60 year old British man living in Zurgena who went missing yesterday has been found in Cuevas. Guardia Civil teams searching for the man, who suffered from amnesia, were alerted to the presence of a body at the bottom of the Cala del Peñón Cortado. The London born man appears to have fallen off the cliffs. The fire brigade were called to help scale the cliff and retrieve his body. Police are Continue reading Body of missing British resident found in Cuevas

3 nicked for robbing 14 second homes in Cuevas area

2 residents of Vera and one of Garrucha have been nicked by the rozzers after they burgled at least 14 houses used as second homes in the Cuevas and Pulpi areas. The Guardia Civil say they were highly organised and carefully scoped out their targets over a series of days, before picking only the best homes and emptying them in a quickfire nighttime raid once they were sure the home was empty.  

The walkway in Cuevas everyone said would be washed away in the first rains… was

And it only cost 750,000€. The rambler and cyclist walkway, inaugurated by Cuevas townhall this July at a cost of 750,000€, which went along the Almanzora river between the villages of Palomares, Villaricos, Los Lobos, La Mulería and up to Las Herrerías, has been “totally destroyed” by the recent rains, according to ideal.es. The paper reports that the tecnicos from the Diputación were so concerned about the townhall plans that they officially registered their concerns Continue reading The walkway in Cuevas everyone said would be washed away in the first rains… was