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Local news and information for Costa de la Luz

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...

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...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Forest fire on Huelva-Sevilla border forces evacuations

A HUGE forest fire in the province of Huelva has forced emergency services to evacuate over 500 residents, but they were all able to return home last night (Saturday). The blaze broke out on Friday afternoon in La...

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...

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...

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...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Mother and wife of El Palmar holiday home fire victims...

A MOTHER whose five-year-old daughter and husband, 41 were killed in a dramatic blaze in their holiday home in the province of Cádiz has passed away in hospital. Carmen Navarro, who worked for the 112 emergency hotline...

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