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Local news and information for Costa Almería

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 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Farmhand who crushed 79 piglets to death sentenced

A FARM worker who filmed himself jumping into a pig-pen and flattening 79 piglets has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on top of the compensation he has already handed over. The accused, 19, was employed at the...

Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Stranded baby dolphin 'dies of stress' as hundreds of...

A DOLPHIN calf has died on a beach in Mojácar (Almería province) after the stress caused by hundreds of bathers handling and crowding round her led to her suffering a heart attack. According to the marine fauna rescue...

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 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,...

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...

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 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Earthquake in Almería province

AN EARTHQUAKE in the province of Almería last night (Sunday) caused a flood of calls to the 112 emergency hotline, but no damage was reported. The quake measured 3.2 on the Richter scale – enough to be felt, but not...

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