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Cádiz province News & Information

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars

POLICE at the Gibraltar border town of La Línea de la Concepción were ambushed by drug-smugglers who pelted their patrol cars with molotov cocktails. Inspectors say that until now, nothing had ever surprised them, not...

African migrants kidnapped for ransom on arrival in Spain
Crime/Incidents Fri, May 18, 2018

African migrants kidnapped for ransom on arrival in Spain

MIGRANTS who risked their lives on the high seas to reach Spain were kidnapped and held to ransom by a gang based in Algeciras (Cádiz province), the southernmost town on the mainland. After following one of the most...

La Línea's mayor in Brussels for Brexit talks
Politics Mon, Mar 19, 2018

La Línea's mayor in Brussels for Brexit talks

MAYOR of the last town in southern Spain before Gibraltar, Juan Franco, was due to travel to Brussels today (Monday) to discuss Brexit and how it will affect residents, British and Spanish alike. La Línea de la...

Missing hikers, one British, found safely in Cádiz mountains
Crime/Incidents Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Missing hikers, one British, found safely in Cádiz...

THREE hikers missing in the mountains of the province of Cádiz during the weekend's storms have been found alive and well in the Garganta Verde ravine in the Grazalema range. Two of them, from Chiclana de la...

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach
Culture Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Storms expose Roman and Baroque remains on Cádiz beach

STORMS on the Andalucía coast have uncovered a Roman aqueduct and the remains of a road thought to have been built up to 500 years ago. Crowds were seen gathered on La Cortadura beach in Cádiz, which attracted the...

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz
Environment Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Earthquake of 3.4 on Richter scale in Olvera, Cádiz

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was reported in the province of Cádiz early yesterday morning, the National Geographical Institute (IGN) has just revealed. The epicentre was in the town of Olvera, and...

Cádiz couple 'sold archaeological treasures on eBay'
Culture Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Cádiz couple 'sold archaeological treasures on eBay'

THOUSANDS of archaeological gems have been found in a house in San Fernando (Cádiz province) which the owners had been selling on eBay and specialist antique auction sites. The haul dates from between the prehistoric...

Spanish pensioner shot dead on 'favela' tour in Rio de Janeiro
Crime/Incidents Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Spanish pensioner shot dead on 'favela' tour in Rio de...

A SPANISH tourist has been shot dead by a police officer whilst touring one of the most notorious in the former Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro. María Esperanza Ruiz Jiménez, 67, from El Puerto de Santa María...

Shark sighting shuts two beaches in La Línea
Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Shark sighting shuts two beaches in La Línea

TWO beaches in La Línea de la Concepción were red-flagged today (Thursday) after a shark was spotted in the sea close to the shore. Emergency services were called out to the adjoining Santa Bárbara and Levante...

Migrant boat docks on beach full of sunbathers
Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Migrant boat docks on beach full of sunbathers

A MIGRANT raft sailed into Cádiz province shores yesterday (Wednesday) when the beach was full of bathers soaking up the rays. Sunseekers on the Los Alemanes beach in Zahara de los Atunes looked on in amazement as an...

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