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Local news and information for Tarifa, Cádiz

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Explosion in hotel kitchen leaves 10 employees in hospital

AN EXPLOSION in the kitchen of a Tarifa hotel has left 10 people injured, four of whom are in a serious condition. Emergency services were called out to the 100% Fun resort in the Cádiz-province coastal town at around...

Society Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of...

RAFTS carrying over 40 migrants have been intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar and 149 Africans rescued, the coastguard revealed this morning (Sunday). Five barely-seaworthy sailing boats were spotted between 05.00...

Travel/Tourism Sun, May 21, 2017

Gales up to force nine in Cádiz, Gibraltar and Ceuta...

FREAK storms in the Strait of Gibraltar have forced the port of Tarifa (Cádiz province) to shut with all commercial and passenger transport grounded. The closure was announced at 16.00 yesterday (Saturday) and will...

Crime/Incidents Mon, May 9, 2016

Kitesurfers drown off Tarifa beach

A WOMAN and a man have lost their lives whilst kitesurfing off the coast of Tarifa (Cádiz province). They are said to have drowned yesterday (Sunday) afternoon near the Los Lances beach when they found themselves...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Tarifa fire takes 36 hours to put out

A HUGE forest fire which broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning has finally been put out today (Sunday) after wiping out 15 hectares of land. The blaze flared up at around 05.15hrs in the Las Tablas area of...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Five Africans in a rubber dinghy rescued near Tarifa

MIGRATION drama in the Mediterranean continues with Spain's coastguard rescuing five sub-Saharan Africans who tried to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable dinghy. They were spotted near the coast of the...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Mother of lone baby on African toy boat traced

THE mother of a 10-month-old baby who travelled to Spain alone on a toy boat from Morocco has been traced. She and the infant's father reportedly became involved in a confrontation with border police on the coast of...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Mar 9, 2014

Guests evacuated in Tarifa hotel blaze

EIGHT people have been injured in a hotel fire in Tarifa (Cádiz province) emergency services reveal. Firefighters were called out to the small hotel on the C/ San Donato and had to evacuate all 20 guests, plus staff,...

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