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Local news and information for El Ejido, Almería

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Man trapped in rubbish lorry rescued

FIREFIGHTERS in El Ejido (Almería province) rescued a man trapped in a rubbish collection lorry this morning (Monday). He was inside a wheelie-bin for reasons that have not been clarified, and landed in the refuse...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Girl, 14, thrown off moving fairground ride

A FULL health and safety inquiry has been ordered into a fairground ride in the province of Almería after a 14-year-old girl was flung clear of her cabin in mid-air. The youngster was knocked out cold and broke her leg...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 5, 2013

Death of 45-year-old mother and baby during labour under...

A HOSPITAL in El Ejido (Almería province) is investigating the death of a 45-year-old woman in childbirth, during which the baby also failed to survive. The regional delegation of health said doctors and nurses at the...

Crime/Incidents Wed, May 16, 2012

Search continues for mother of abandoned newborn baby girl

National Police officers are still looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was found abandoned on Monday on the doorstep of a nursery school in Ejido (Almería). Police sources confirm that they are following...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Aug 4, 2010

Africans sail into Cabo de Gata and El Ejido

GUARDIA Civil officers and coastguard services have rescued 29 would-be migrants attempting to sail into the coast of Almería on two rafts. They saw the first boat-load of immigrants, all of whom are of north and sub...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Oct 25, 2009

El Ejido mayor jailed over alleged corruption case

A JUDGE has sent the mayor of El Ejido to prison pending further investigations over an alleged corruption case involving 12 companies in the town and in Sevilla and Madrid. Yesterday, the eighth suspect in the case,...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Feb 20, 2009

Women forced into prostitution

TEN Spanish nationals have been arrested in connection with forcing women to prostitute themselves in brothels in the El Ejido area. National Police raided two clubs, Cotton and Perla Negra, on Tuesday and arrested five...

Sport Thu, Jan 8, 2009

Cup minnows fight back to beat Espanyol

The major surprise of last night's round of Copa del Rey last 16 first legs was the 3-2 home victory for third division (Segunda B) giant killers, Poli Ejido, who knocked out Villarreal in an earlier round and who...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 15, 2008

Bogus nurse caught stealing newborn baby

A Spanish couple were arrested at the El Poniente Hospital in El Ejido (Almería) yesterday morning for trying to steal a newborn baby from its parents. Posing as a nurse despite not wearing a uniform, the woman...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Greenhouse owner detained after 500 dope plants found

The owner of a greenhouse in the Águilas Bajas area of El Ejido (Almería) has been arrested after it was found to contain around five hundred mature marihuana plants with a combined yield estimated at around 3,000kg....