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….
This year is going to be fierce for forest fires, as the drought over the winter means the hills are covered in dry and dead vegetation, and a very hot summer is expected. We’ve already lost more land to fire this year than during all of 2013, and the Junta de Andalucia is expecting that this year could be the worst for a decade for fire. So they’ve leased two new aerial units: a Bell Continue reading Junta reinforces fire fighting measures in province
The manhunt for the baby kidnapper in Gergal continues, and police have released a photo of the alledged kidnapper, Jonathan Moya González, a Spanish man who lives in the village. So far, an intensive police hunt has failed to find him or the 16 month old baby he kidnapped, and police have now released his photo in the hope that anyone who sees him will call them at once. He is believed to be hiding in Continue reading Baby kidnapper photo released, manhunt continues
A 16 month old baby was snatched by a man in Gérgal (a village above Almería city) last Thursday, and police have confirmed that a manhunt is underway in the province to capture the kidnapper and retrieve the baby. It is believed that the man, who although known to the Spanish family had no direct connection to them, took the baby, possibly in exchange for a ransom. Police have refused to identify the man, but Continue reading Manhunt for baby kidnapper underway in province