Finally, a contract has been signed and 2,73 million euros will be spent restoring El Cable Inglés in Almería. (It’s the big pier that runs out to sea, at the left of the port at the bottom of the rambla). Built 106 years ago by a British mining company, alledgedly by Eiffel, him of the Paris monstrosity, it was designed to allow mining trains to run out to sea and pour their wares straight into Continue reading El Cable Ingles to be restored (finally)→
The Junta has backed down on its plans to introduce a flat rate tax on all single use plastic bags as from the 1st of January, and has said the new tax will now start on the 1st of May. The reason, it seems, is not to overload retailers during the busy January sales.
Martin Morales, the IU councillor for Turre, who has a bit of a bee in his bonnet about the Turre main road, became so frustrated over Turre’s failure to do anything about it that he has denounced them to the Public Prosecutor. The Prosecutor has had a meeting with Martin and other IU people on Wednesday, and has agreed to open an investigation to see if charges of failure of omission should be laid against Continue reading Public Prosecutor to inspect Turre townhall over failure to fix high street→
Not sure if this is a wasps nest or a bees nest, but it’s a cunning piece of work that we found inside a breezeblock. Six stories high, and stank to high heaven. Click on the photos for a larger image:
The Great and the Good of Almería have been in meetings recently to discuss our Future, namely, the Plan de Ordenación Intermunicipal del Llano Central del Levante Almeriense, or POTALA. This “Plan for our Future” (note caps) contemplates the building of three golf courses (minimum – sic), 7,000 hotel rooms, xx,xxx new homes and apartments and much more in the vast, wind swept area between Turre, Los Gallardos, Vera and Garrucha, known as the new Continue reading Llano Central draft POTALA recommendation document published→
Just before Christmas, the organisers of the Wacky Races 2010, Irene and Martyn of Taberna Cristina in Villaricos, handed over a cheque for €2,200 to Asprodalba at their Christmas spectacular – which is run every year by the expatriate community in Vera, Almeria. As in previous years, many people gave up their free time to put on a superb performance for the students of the occupational centre just outside Vera. Artists included: singer Tony Justice, Continue reading Wacky races funds presented at Asprodalba Christmas show→
Congratulations to a Mr Robert Jones of Mojácar, whose (slightly skewed) photo of clouds streaming over the sea into a blue sky made it onto tonights weather forecast on Canal Sur Andalucia. Thought I’d mention it, in case he missed it 🙂
Nice to see the old traditions being kept up in Spain – I’ve just been given a suckling pig as a Christmas present. Roasted, it shall be delicious. All I need now is a volunteer to cook the thing.
Turre is having a “food collection”, running until the 27th, in which local citizens can donate food for the hungry. The townhall is in charge of collecting the food and sending it to the Almería food bank, which then donates the food to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc, etc across Spain for this Christmas. Appropriate food is anything tinned, rice, dried foodstuff, etc. A number of local organisations are helping to collect the food. A Continue reading Turre food bank collection now open→
Almeria city has managed to lure the Germans back by offering Air Berlin some lucrative slots at the airport. Flights to Germany will start twice weekly next year, I forget to which city but I think it was Berlin with an option to Dusseldorf if all goes well. This will fit in nicely with the Eastern European angle of the local chamber of commerce. Vueling, which had been approached with the offer of covering three Continue reading Air Berlin to fly to Almeria, but Vueling says no thanks→