El Ejido municipal pound says fewer animals on street

The municipal animal pound of El Ejido has said that there appear to be fewer stray animals on the streets of El Ejido. To date, it seems they have only caught 235 stray animals; in 2009, they caught 883. The pound said that they weren’t receiving as many calls as last year regarding stray animals, and said that this was encouraging. The pound claims that around 70% of all the stray animals caught are found Continue reading El Ejido municipal pound says fewer animals on street

General strike day approaches

Don’t forget that Spain has a holiday on the 29th September, as a national strike looms. Unions are threatening to close down the country if ZP doesn’t undo much needed -and too little- changes to work laws, in a classic example of why, today  in the 21st century, these 19th century union models should be banned. ZP claims to be “relaxed” about the whole thing, although his fingernails are getting shorter. Government and public sector Continue reading General strike day approaches

Almería’s new park opens

Almería officially opened it’s new park, the Parque del Andarax, earlier this month, and it appears to be lovely. Some 77 ha of space have been converted into a “green lung” for the city, with two artificial lakes, exercise grounds for old and young, 8 km of bike lanes, sports installations, 16,000 trees and 21,000 shrubs. There is also a large space in the middle which has been designed for expos, concerts or other public Continue reading Almería’s new park opens