Fears of a Spanish bail-out escalated after its wealthiest region asked the central government to help pay its bills and the country’s fourth largest bank asked for a €19bn (£15bn) taxpayer rescue. Government borrowing costs soared after the Catalan President Artur Mas told reporters: “We don’t care how they do it, but we need to make payments at the end of the month. Your economy can’t recover if you can’t pay your bills.” His comments Continue reading Spain goes pop as bankia and catalunya go under
So I’ve been trying to buy some asset tags, for a little “project” of mine. These are those durable little metal stickers with a barcode and a number on them, which you stick on things to prove they’re yours, and associate them to an inventory list. Lots of companies use them. Anyway. The cheapest I can find in Spain which meet my requirements, are around 350€ + IVA+pp per one hundred. In the UK? The Continue reading Why is Spain so much more expensive than the UK for some things?
A large fire yesterday afternoon burnt around 170 ha of scrub, up in the Sierra de Almagro hills behind Cuevas dam, extending towards Huercal Overa. Infoca, the forest fire people, put it out by about midnight, using seven fire teams, several pumps and a helicopter. No other damage was reported. Here’s a video of the helicopter picking up water to put the fire out: