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Remember that the EU has promised to finish off the high speed railway AVE down to Algeciras? Well, today Madrid announced that it will take control of all of the construction work back from Seville, and will “compensate” Seville for the 280 million euros it has invested so far. The money was spent building 77km between Marchena and Antequera (Málaga). Andalucia was the only region to have spent any of its own money on the Continue reading State takes control of Andalucia’s AVE investments
As part of Ryanairs’ plan to force the Generalitat to give it lots of money (same business plan as ETA, but with fewer iron bars and kneecaps, basically) it has continued its economic blackmail of Catalonia by pulling all of its flights to Reus airport. Now, it turns out that Ryanair was the only airline flying from Reus which means the airport now has no commercial routes at all. Since 2005, Spain has spent over Continue reading Another empty airport: Ryanair pulls out of Reus, leaving a brand new airport with no commercial flights at all
That’s the new slogan of Andalucia for the British market, believe it or not. Whilst curled up in a corner in a cafe in Granada browsing ABC this weekend (terrible paper, don’t bother, but it was on the pile in front of me) I came across a clipping about Andalucia’s stand at the World Travel Market in London. “Bienvenidos a Andalucía, bienvenidos a casa”. Luciano Alonso, minister for tourism in Andalucia’s Junta, explained to ABC Continue reading “Welcome to Andalucía, welcome home”
A new law modifying the desahucio express -express evictions- means that defaulting tenants who don’t reply to judicial orders to pay have just 10 days to clear off before the cops come round and throw you out. In 2009, a law, nicknamed the desahucio express came into force which aimed to give landlords greater security if their tenants defaulted on the rent. From being almost impossible to throw out tenants, landlords saw judicial processes speed Continue reading Can’t pay your rent? 10 days to get out under new law
Mojácar has signed an agreement with the local GDR (rural development group) to build a 9 km senderismo ramblers path from La Mena to Macenas. The walkway, which one presumes will be at least graveled, will have informative billboards along the route which ramblers may deface with a penknife. Two informative huts will also be built for ramblers to relax and study local wildlife from. The route is circular, whatever that means (so, is it Continue reading Mojácar to build 50k€ walkway
The new priest at Adra, one Juan Daniel López (not the new priest in Maria, who recently flipped and called his parishioners “heretics” before telling several rambling stories about who’d done what with whom – before being saved by the lynch mob by the Guardia) has offered his poorer parishioners the chance to do odd jobs around the church instead of paying for their childrens catechism. (Catecismo -catechism- is the Catholic session of lessons before Continue reading Can’t pay your catechism? Clean the church instead!
Congress has published a tender for Mobile phones for the next 4 years for its 350 members (worth just over a million a year). Thing is, the tender is so limited in its specs that the only phone that fits is the new iphone 4s. Parts of the tender appears to have been lifted from the apple website, reports el Mundo, and demands that the phones sport techs such as AAC Media playback -patented by Continue reading Congress wants iphones and only iphones
An explosion in a garage in Mojácar early this morning killed a 40 year old man and injured his parents, both 60. The explosion happened in the garage of a home in Capellanía street at around 1,50 am. Police are investigating the cause of the explosion. Two other people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
Two earthquakes of 3.7 and 3.8 degrees on the Richter scale struck, around 1.50 am Tuesday morning, the municipalities of Cuevas del Almanzora and Zurgena, according to Civil Protection(via Europe Press). The earthquake of 3.7 degrees had its epicenter seven km underneath Cuevas del Almanzora, while that of 3.8 degrees was located in southeastern Zurgena, about ten miles deep. So far, no reports of property or personal damage.