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Local news and information for Almería city

Culture Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Sophia Loren earns star on Almería Walk of Fame

ITALIAN legend Sophia Loren is the latest celebrity to earn herself a star on Almería's Walk of Fame – in a city she knows well after having filmed there in 1971. Alberto Lattuada's which came out in English...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Three migrants rescued and 49 missing after raft capsizes

A CAPSIZED raft found in the Alborán Sea was carrying 52 would-be migrants, but only three have been found so far. The inflatable rubber dinghy had been drifting for several days, according to those left on board,...

Travel/Tourism Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Almería flights diverted to Málaga due to fog

POOR visibility resulting from thick fog forced two flights to Almería to be diverted to Málaga yesterday (Saturday). One came from Luxembourg and was due to land in Almería at 08.45, and the other, from Brussels,...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Teens arrested for starting cave fire which caused three...

THREE young teenagers have been arrested for starting a fire in an Almería province cave which killed two 16-year-old women and a 20-year-old man. A blaze went up at around 20.00 last night (Monday) outside the cave in...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 16, 2016

'Lost' immigrant dinghy with 27 occupants found off...

COASTGUARD workers off the shores of Almería finally located a dinghy full of sub-Saharan would-be migrants in the early hours of yesterday (Friday) morning after searching for it all night. They had been told of a...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Dec 7, 2015

Almería parents let son miss school for three years

PARENTS of a 12-year-old boy from Almería have been fined €360 each plus legal costs for failing to send their son to school for three years. Judge Marcelina María Beltrán found that the pupil's mother and...