Just spoke to a buddy of mine in Albox whose Dad is involved in the local PSOE party, who gave me an alternate hypothesis on why Pepe quit so quickly today. The allegation is that Pepe’s been involved in, uh, after school activities with his personal secretary. And the husband found out. And was planning to denounce him tomorrow to the authorities, as he’s been paying her a whopping 2k a month salary ever since Continue reading Albox mayor resignation – an alternate hypothesis
Police confirm they have seized dozens of samples of pet and animal food to see if they contain remains of diseased animals or stray dogs, in a major national investigation, according to El Mundo newspaper. Seprona, the environmental arm of the Guardia Civil, has sent dozens of samples of commercial pet food to the Anfaco-Cecopesca laboratories in Vigo, Galicia, after a Judge received reports from an industry whistle-blower. Apparantly third party companies have been collecting Continue reading Petfood is being made with stray dogs and diseased sheep, say police in major investigation
The Mayor of Albox has presented his resignation, saying that he is disillusioned with politics and fed up with it. José García Navarro (PSOE) made the shock announcement today at midday, and the resignation is to take effect with immediate effect. José has said he will return to his previous job as a teacher, “something truely important which I love” he said. His administration has been marked by his failure to legalise thousands of illegal Continue reading Albox Mayor quits due to being fed up with politics
The Mayor of Albox has resigned with immediate effect, according to La Voz de Almería, citing sources in the town. The reasons for the resignation of José García Navarro are unclear, but a press conference is expected soon. Albox townhall is bankrupt, and was unable to pay salaries in December, and has an accumulated debt of over 200,000€ in unpaid bank interest bills, as well as owing a significant amount to the social security office, according Continue reading Albox mayor quits “with immediate effect”
Felipe Gonazalez, the ex-PM, quit late last year as the head of the Doñana natural park board. He excused himself at the time by saying that he simply didn’t have the time to meet the committment and that the post needed someone with more free time. So far, so honourable. Nobody wanted the old bloke there anyway, he never turned up for meetings. Anyway, we now learn that Gonzalez is behind a company which has Continue reading Now we know why Gonzalez quit as Donana head – he wants to drill for gas there!
Despite Andalucia being bankrupt, unable to pay its pharmaceutical bill, schools or even fix potholes, the Junta has found 1,66 million euros -I assume in cash- to keep the Michelin tyre track people happy. Hidden away behind the Cabo de Gata natural park in Nijar, Michelin has Europes largest tyre test track, where it test-destructs tyres to see how they respond. They’re also responsible for those empty lorries you see on the motorway with big Continue reading Michelin tyre track gets 1,6 million from Junta (to fire drivers)
The ex-treasurer of the PP party, Luis Barcenas, has handed over the courts “secret accounts” detailing cash payments to senior party members of the years, in retribution for being hauled over the courts for tax evasion. He’s on trial for smuggling millions into his secret bank account in Switzerland, and seems aggrieved that his old mates haven’t pulled a few strings to get him off. El Pais published images of excerpts of almost two decades Continue reading Barcenas dishes the dirt on the PP party
Roquetas Aquarium has been served notice that it’s electricity supply will be cut off on the 7th of Feb if it does not settle an outstanding 9,500€ electric bill with Endesa. The Aquarium, the largest in Andalucia, is struggling under a 3,5 million euro debt, and its director says cutting off its electricty will cause the death of over a 1,000 examples of different species, including some rare and protected fish, as it has been Continue reading Roquetas aquarium collapses over 9,500€ electric bill
Horsemeat has been found in burgers onsale in Spanish supermarkets, according to consumer group OCU, who have also published an analysis of the quality of the meat inside supermarket frozen burgers. Seems they aren’t too keen on them. They analysis 20 supermarket ownbrand burgers and found horse DNA inside those from Eroski and Alipende. “not illegal” comments OCU, “but certainly false advertising”. 16 of the burgers contained high levels of sulphates, an additive designed to Continue reading Horsemeat found in Spanish burgers
The current townhall of Garrucha (PP) has discovered that the previous administration bought 200 litter bins at 900€ a piece – when the usual list price is around 80€. “If you really go for it”, said an expert consulted by elmundo.es, “you might get some special ones made up which would cost you, tops, 500€ a bin”. Some good news – the 179,000€ bill was never settled as the PSOE were kicked out in the Continue reading Garrucha’s litter bins cost 900 euros – each! And we bought 200 of them!