50 families renting flats are facing eviction in Roquetas del Mar because their homes had been rented out under false pretences. The builder of “Mirador del Sur”, a large complex in Las Colinas de Aguadulce had the homes embargoed some years ago by his bank after he failed to meet interest payments on the loans. Despite this, and whilst the legal battle was ongoing, he proceeded to rent out as many as he could, although Continue reading 50 families to be evicted in Roquetas because their rental contracts are fake
A massive police operation in Roquetas del Mar ended with the arrest of a 36 year old man who snatched a six year old boy off the street Thursday night. Dozens of police officers from the Guardia Civil, Judicial Police and Local Police scoured the town along with friends and family members of the small child until he was found. The child was playing in his street in front of his house with some friends Continue reading Paedophile snatches six year old boy off street in Roquetas
The Junta has said it will finish off all of the abandoned motorways in the province, if the EU stumps up 280 million euros to pay for it all. Well, that’s the essence of yesterday’s statement. The plan submitted to the EU is asking for Andalucia’s share of Presidents Juncker’s massive cash spend under the known “Plan Juncker”. The EU Prezzie, you will remember, has abandoned austerity and announced he’s spending hundreds of billions of Continue reading Junta asks EU to 280M to finish off Almería’s motorways
A 42 year old resident of Roquetas del Mar accused to holding up a local supermarket has been arrested thanks to his “enormous nose”. JJGR was spotted by the owner of the supermarket shoplifting last week, and when the owner approached him, JJGR pulled out a blunt weapon and threatened the man, leaving with his stolen goods and some of the days takings. The shopowner was only able to identify the man by his “enormous Continue reading Enormous nose leads to mans arrest in Aguadulce
There is irritation in Roquetas del Mar today, after the town hall setup an auction to flog off 64 properties, and not one person showed up to bid. The properties have all been seized by the townhall in lieu of taxes. The two biggest lots were the old Hotel Colonial at 1.6 million euros (with further taxes of 1.2 million owing) and Hotel Bellavista Mar at 14 million euros (and a further 13 million owing Continue reading Massive Roquetas property auction complete failure
The Shell garage in Roquetas del Mar is selling the most expensive fuel in Spain, according to a survey by consumer organisation OCU (here). The average price for fuel at the Shell is over 13% more expensive than the national average. The cheapest stations are all up in the godforsaken empty northern barrens of Spain. Online services such as http://www.elpreciodelagasolina.com/ will tell you the daily price of fuel in all the stations in your area, Continue reading Roquetas shell garage selling most expensive fuel in Spain!
Roquetas del Mar marina is the public port with the lowest occupation of berths in Andalusia, along with Puerto Umbria – last year it had an average occupation of just 21%. So the Agencia Pública de Puertos, the Andalusian government agency that runs the port, has announced a price drop of 20% for both marinas. So, if last year an annual 8m berth cost €2033, this year it’ll be just €1654. A 12m berth cost Continue reading Roquetas marina drops berth prices by 20%
Michelin 2014 is out and Almería has added a second Michelin restaurant to the provinces gastronomical lineup. Alejandro (Roquetas de Mar, Almería) gets its first Michelin, and La Costa in El Ejido keeps the one it had last year. Well done both. Now, how about one this side of the mountains?