News in Brief – Costa de Almeria

SAFE ROUTE: Calle Mayor improvements will make it safer for pupils to walk to school Photo credit: Vera town hall

Walk there VERA’S Calle Mayor is being made more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly with eased traffic flow, improved pavements and a two-kilometre safe route so that children can walk to and from school.  Eighty per cent of the €500,584 cost is financed with funds from the EU’s Regional Development Fund (Feder).  

Better road THE regional government is assessing plans for a new road to improve the connection between Garrucha port and the A-7 motorway, announced Marifran Carazo, head of the Junta’s Public Works department.  The study would find the best solution for the heavy lorries using the road, Carazo said.  

Nice try

A 39-YEAR-OLD El Ejido man was arrested after accusing his bank of negligently paying out €3,000 to an impostor from the joint account he shared with his sister. Further investigation showed that he received the money himself after showing ID and his passbook and signing a withdrawal slip.

Wanton damage VANDALS again attacked the Las Dunas sports complex in Cabo de Gata, breaking and reducing to powder the glass panels enclosing the paddle-tennis court. This was the third episode of wanton destruction to affect the sports centre which underwent extensive repairs in June, following storm damage during the winter.

More teachers FIVE HUNDRED teachers were assigned to Almeria province schools following an agreement between the Junta and the unions.  Although anti-Covid restrictions are still in place, these have gradually been relaxed and fewer teachers are needed than last year when classes were reduced to guarantee social distancing between pupils.  

Test case THE European Commission chosen Almeria City’s port to assess its new trawling regulations. Ana Villauriz, the central government’s Junior minister for Fisheries, explained that Almeria was chosen as it “was representative of the Mediterranean” and possessed a long-established trawler fleet with a population affected by the new directives.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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