Four people were injured in a three-car pile-up in Almería city centre last Sunday. Witnesses called the emergency services when a car collided with two others on the Avenida Pablo Iglesias around midday. Two women in their late 20s and two men aged 45 and 32 were hurt.
Three members of a gypsy clan that attacked a shop girl in Almería city last month have each been sentenced to nearly four years in jail.
The known family of shoplifters, two parents and three children, targeted a popular Chinese shop on the Cabo de Gata avenue, attempting to make off with stolen goods. The young shop assistant tried to stop them but was beaten up by the thieves, suffering a broken rib and multiple bruises. The parents and one adult daughter have been sentenced to prison.
DESALINATION PLANT PLEA
Cuevas council has called on central government to begin repairs of the desalination plant in Villaricos, which has been inoperative since the September 2012 floods. The local authority said it had received no reply from the Madrid government to repeated requests to carry out the repair of the plant. The council pointed out that the Government had agreed to finance the work but later annulled the project due to budget restraints. It added that getting the plant operational again “was essential” for the area's economy and to prevent further hardship for farmers.
CAR TAX DISCOUNT
Hybrid and electric vehicle owners in Cuevas del Almanzora will get up to a 75 per cent reduction on their car tax as part of the council's strategy to reduce greenhouse emissions. The move is part of the EU's 'Europe 2020' plan, a 10year strategy to encourage sustainable growth and coordinate policies among member states. Cuevas said it would also scrap car tax for historic vehicles which are 25-years-old or more. The councillor for economic development, María Alarcón, also revealed that the local authority would be installing charge points for EVs in the municipality as part of the 'strategic plan for Cuevas 2016-2025', although she did not say when or how many.