Palomares has a new weekly market after the town council inaugurated a weekly Wednesday market. The market boasts stalls of all types and is being held in the main street until the early hours of the afternoon. Mayor Antonio Fernandez visited the first edition of the market and told residents of Palomares that “the new market will fill a need in this town and I am delighted by the enthusiasm by which local traders have Continue reading
Remember the chap who lost it back in 2011, took a gun to the main square of Palomares and killed three members of gypsy family who were extorting him? Juan Antonio Z.G. was originally found not guilty by jury of the three murders. But the public prosecutor appealed against the verdict and won, meaning the trial was reheard. The desired judgement has now been found. Juan was attacked by the father of the clan the Continue reading Palomares mass killer found guilty
The US – Spanish nuclear waste cleanup op in Palomares is to go ahead, but the protocol is to be kept a state secret it seems. But the budget is there – the US has committed to spending 500 MILLION dollars on the project! However, Spain will have to reimburse some of the cost. How much is not known. But don’t expect miracles. So far, all that has been officially agreed is for a joint Continue reading Palomares nuclear waste removal to be a secret
Palomares has a new weekly market. It’s being held every Wednesdy morning and initially will have 35 stalls. First edition was last week.
The USA has agreed to take radioactive Palomares topsoil out of the province and transport it back to Nevada, to a storage facility just outside of Las Vegas. The US Energy Dept sent the Spanish Nuclear Commission a cleanup plan back in July which the Spanish are prepared to accept to finally put an end to the problem, according to a leaked report. The radioactive material comes from an incident 50 years ago next January Continue reading USA ready to take radioactive Palomares topsoil
Grupo Almanzora says it will press ahead from next year with plans to build 1,500 homes in Palomares, along with the obligatory hotel. The company owns 75% of the land, and some 55 smallholders own the rest of the land which is to be developed. Most of it is prime beach front property. Grupo Almanzora says 50% of the homes will be individual chalets and the rest viviendas adosadas. The company says that the construction Continue reading 1,500 homes to be built from next year in Palomares
ROAD CLOSURES A number of roads will be closed and diversions in place around Villaricos this 7th, 8th and 9th of August whilst a large music festival takes place there. Dreambeach 2015 will cause the closure of the following roads. The diversions will be in place from 3pm Friday until 9am Saturday, and again from 3pm that Saturday until 9am on Sunday. The AL7107 Garrucha bound road will have a diversion setup at the Los Continue reading News in brief
A second beach has been reopened after being declared safe from toxic algae which caused almost 100 people to need medical attention. Quitepellajos in Palomares (Cuevas del Almanzora) was reopened Saturday to the public. The Vera beach was reopened earlier this week. A beach in Villaricos is still offlimits.
Vera Playa has been declared free of the toxic algae that has plagued the beaches in recent days, and with no new medical cases over the weekend the Junta’s health ministry has removed bathing restrictions. However, the algae is still present in Villaricos and Palomares, so the restrictions continue in place there. 8 people were treated on Sunday for exposure to the toxic stuff.
Although the Junta de Andalucia and its health ministry have limited themselves to vague comments about “some sort of micro algae dinoflagellate” (something the Ecologists find suspicious and are claiming there may be a cover up) Vera townhall has let slip that the specific genus is Ostreopsis. We still don’t know what type of Ostreopsis we’re dealing with. It’s similar to the Junta saying we’re affected by primates; Vera townhall have now come forwards and Continue reading Vera townhall identifies what type of micro algae has closed our beaches