A well known Níjar farmer was killed two nights ago whilst standing guard on his greenhouses. It seems that he had been suffering some robberies of electrical cable, pumps, etc from the farm so he had been standing watch to try to catch whoever was doing it. A worker turning up for work yesterday morning found the body of his boss lying on the ground next to his vehicle. Police say he was smashed in Continue reading Nijar farmer killed whilst watching his greenhouses
Rumours abound that Aucosta, the company that has the lease to operate the Vera – Cartagena toll road, is losing so much money on it that it’s about to return the road, and the associated debts, back to the State. Aucosta projected that to break even, it needed 7,000 users a day on the road, and hoped for an average of about 10,000 on its business plan. It’s had an average, so far this year, Continue reading Vera – Cartagena toll road in financial difficulties
Garrucha is in the news again, as two women have been arrested for “romancing” elderly men on the net, before meeting them, slipping a little something into their drink whilst getting cozy on the sofa and then robbing them blind. At least one chap had a corony and spent a couple of days up at La Inmaculada. Got back home and discovered they’d nicked 30k of stuff from his home, which probably gave him another Continue reading Garrucha in the news again!
Ideal has discovered that a company called PRODA, which was awarded a contract by the Vera townhall to build some warehouses on the outskirts of town in a public tender, started selling off these warehouses six months before the tender was published, bid for and won. This company must have been, as Ideal points out, very sure that they were going to win the public tender if they were selling them before having been awarded Continue reading Vera company caught out selling off warehouses before the townhall gave them the contract to build them!
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The EU has ruled, after a request by a Barcelona high court, that the much hated SGAE digital canon on CD’s, DVD’s and recording equipment is probably illegal, if applied indiscriminatly. EU court rules Spain’s “digital copyright tax” illegal Hurrah!
Police in Huercal Overa, according to the paper, have arrested a 19 year old (Juan Jose) and a 31 year old after they nipped over a back wall of a cortijo to steal six chickens, a prize cock and two bags of cornmeal. Coppers were able to identify the thieves because Juan Jose dropped, during the excitement, a love letter from his girlfriend that had his name and address on. The Guardia Civil recovered the Continue reading Two arrested for stealing six chickens – shopped by a love letter
So today’s the first full day of school for the new Cabinet after ZPs’ night (or morning) of a thousand long knives yesterday. Ousting the PSOE power base, he has shuffled his best friends up to the top positions and cleverly moved a few obstacles into ministerial posts where they can concentrate their talents on messing up the country and not his political power base. Leire Pajín, a woman alledged to earn €15,000 a month Continue reading ZP shakes it up a bit
Well, a tortoise to be precise. Just came across him on top of a hill and posted it live from the nexus phone. Didn’t even have to turn off the live internet music stream. God, I love the 21st century!
Having evaded the ever vigilant eyes of Hobday’s Cantoria Neighbourhood Watch Association, a group of local lads in Cantoria have been charged with adulterating diesel with corn oil before flogging it off to transport companies and local petrol stations. They made about six million euros, Hacienda reckons. See Petrol scam found in Cantoria Almeria “The operation, codenamed ‘Oil’,” – these coppers do think of some innovative codenames for their operations. Remember Operación “Costurero” (Operation Sewing), Continue reading Six million fuel oil fraud ring broken up in Cantoria