Turre agrees to develop a new avenue plan

Turre council and the Junta de Andalucia will shortly sign a new agreement to develop a new avenue plan for the town. The Junta says that it has agreed to finance the cost of developing the new plan which will take into account the AL150, AL151 and AL152 – in essence, the main road from Los Gallardos to Mojacar where it passes through the village, the new bridge which goes to the LG – Garrucha Continue reading

Nasty outcome to true love found on dating programme

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Juan y Medio is a slightly sinister TV presenter on regional TV Canal Sur. He presents a number of programmes, including one where small children sing and dance for the amusement of OAP’s, but the programme that concerns us is a stupefyingly boring daily afternoon programme called “la tarde aquí y ahora” (the afternoon here and now). In it, Juan y Medio (I understand he was actually born in Almeria but fled the place as Continue reading

Mojacar cracks down on noise and nuisance – again

Mojacar Mayor during a plenary session

Mojacar council has put forwards a new suggested bylaw that extends and amplifies its previous and controversial bylaw on noise and public nuisance. A plenary meeting is scheduled for this Thursday 26 November at 10am to approve it or not. The meeting is open to the public so anyone who wishes to attend would be very welcome. Some interesting things I spotted from a first reading: Anyone using a public space for a meeting, demonstration, Continue reading

Carboneras Mayor in trouble for being a sexist pig

The Mayor of Carboneras is in trouble after being rather sexist during the last plenary meeting, and the opposition are demanding he quits. The trouble started during a heated argument over something or other during the meeting. One of the PSOE (female) councillors butted in, causing Mayor Salvador (GICAR) to roar back at her “[all] be quiet and respectful when a man is talking”. The Mayor has rebutted saying that he spoke in the plural Continue reading

Measures to protect house purchasers in good faith become part of Spain’s national election campaign

From the AUAN: As the political parties finalize their election manifestos in the run up to the Spanish National Elections on 20th December, the homeowners campaign group AUAN welcomes the news that the Socialist Party (PSOE) has made a commitment to deliver more solutions to protect purchasers in good faith so that they can rely on the accuracy of the information recorded at the Land Registry when making the biggest investment of their lives – Continue reading

Why the name Abundio was so popular in Mojacar in the 40’s

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I was told today of an interesting historical footnote which explains away the popularity of the name “Abundio” amongst elderly Moqueros. It’s a great story, whether it be true or not, and so I recount it here. It seems that in the mid 40’s the registrador civil, the civil servant in charge of the civil registrar, was a man of sensible practical humour who had a wish to immortalise himself. Never having achieved anything of Continue reading

All day drinks and drugs … tests for drivers, that is

local police traffic fine

The Guardia Civil have announced they will be carrying out thousands of random drink and drugs tests during the next two weeks. “Any time, any place” is their slogan for the campaign, taking place ahead of the Christmas rush. The Guardia warn that they will be carrying out the tests across the country with no prior warning at any time during the day.

Marta Dominguez, top athlete, guilty of doping


One of Spain’s top female athletes from the last decade has been found guilty of doping and banned from the sport by the International Sports Tribunal. Marta Dominguez has also been stripped of her Gold medal from the 2009 Berlin World competition (3.000 metre obstacle race) and her Silver medal from the 2010 Barcelona European championships. [AdSense-Bmarta ] She became a senator for the PP in 2011 and stands from Madrid. She was this afternoon Continue reading

Mojacar art exhibition

From the council: The exhibition of paintings by Teresa Nájera will be inaugurated next Sunday, November 15, at 12 noon at the Mojácar Centro de Arte. Visitors will be able to enjoy the thirty oil paintings and watercolours by the famous painter, Teresa Nájera, up to the 30th of this month. The artist, who was born in Logroño in the La Rioja region, is a great admirer of Mojácar and a lover of painting. She Continue reading

Movistar fusion class action suit


Movistar is currently the target of a class action suit by Spanish consumer organisations after a rather nasty marketing error. See, Movistar launched a new combined phone / adsl / whatever package called Fusion a few years, with the fanfare of it being one low price for ever. So when they went and jacked up the price last year, people complained – quite correctly – that they’d been signed up on the promise of the Continue reading