Hey! Unemployment dropped in the province! Break out the cava!

The latest figures from the social services office show that an additional 134.182 people signed onto the dole in October across Spain. The total number of people drawing the dole is now, officially,  4.360.926. That’s just about the population of Eire, if anyone if keeping count (4.481.430). The figures come a month after the official population survey showed that just under 5 million people were unemployed in Spain – that’s supposed to be people drawing Continue reading Hey! Unemployment dropped in the province! Break out the cava!

Huercal Overa tapas route starts tomorrow

Yummy! The restaurants of Huércal Overa are competing to see who can come up with the scrummiest tapas. The first annual Huércal Overa tapas route starts tomorrow, with a printed routemap being available from any of the participating restaurants. Get your routemap, get it stamped by at least five establishments, and enter a contest! I don’t know what you can win, the press release didn’t say. For a full list of participating restaurants, see the Continue reading Huercal Overa tapas route starts tomorrow

Turre mayor has sit-in at government offices

Arturo Grima, mayor of Turre, has carried out his threat to have a sit-in at the local ministry of Work offices until they cough up the 417,000€ he says they owe to town. (They say they don’t, as he hasn’t filed the paperwork). Papers this am were reporting that he was still there, firmly sitting in the ante-chamber to the head honcho’s office, past midnight last night, surrounded by some poli andaluz. According to a Continue reading Turre mayor has sit-in at government offices