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News in brief for the Costa de Almeria region


TRAINING COURSES: Nine future Guardia Civil lieutenants will spend a month in Almeria Photo credit: Ministerio de Política Territorial

Work on the field NINE future Guardia Civil lieutenants who are studying at the Officers’ Academy in Aranjuez (Madrid) have been assigned to the province of Almeria where they will spend the next month. Young officers are currently completing their training in different areas, assigned to specialized units and sections in different regions of Spain.

To go up FORBES magazine has ranked the University of Almeria ninth in its annual ranking of the top 25 Spanish universities, two places higher than last year. First place went to the University of Santiago de Compostela in A Coruña (Galicia), followed by the Pontifical University of Comillas (Madrid) and the University of Navarre (Pamplona).

Keep away The ENVIRONMENTALIST group Serbal has called on residents and visitors to Roquetas to avoid certain areas of the Ribera de la Algaida wetlands, which are fed by spring rains. Waterfowl, which nest directly on the ground, are now breeding there and Serbal has asked the public to keep a low profile until July.

Movie recording The provincial council of the Diputacion will provide grants allowing municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants to produce documentaries on local history, culture, art and customs. One produced, the 20-minute videos, which will appear on town hall websites and social media pages, may also be added to the Diputacion archives.

Restocked The 16 GARRUCHA rescuers, coordinated by the local civil protection branch, are now present on the town’s beaches. The sections most affected by the spring storms and which suffered from erosion were also completed with 8,000 cubic meters of sand provided by the Costas Coastal Authority.

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