King of Spain’s “female friend” implicated in his son-in-law’s corruption ring

German aristocrat Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein has been named as a corrupt benefactors of public cash, pinched by and channeled via the son-in-law of the King of Spain, Iñaki Urdangarin. Corinna, who has been linked romantically to the King of Spain, is a “very old friend” of his and, in fact, was his personal guest on the infamous elephant shoot he went on in Botswana earlier this year. The elegant 47 year old caused a stir in Continue reading King of Spain’s “female friend” implicated in his son-in-law’s corruption ring

Spanish uneasy over the first unregulated sales season

For the first time, the sales season in Spain is unregulated, and Spaniards are uneasily eyeing the prospect of, gasp! shops starting their sales when they want to. You see, since time immemorial, sales in Spanish shops have been limited to a strict timespan established annually by the government. But this year… shops can set their own sales, in accordance to consumer whims. Local newspaper Ideal.es tells us of the unease of consumers in Granada, Continue reading Spanish uneasy over the first unregulated sales season

Violent robbers of British pensioners in Arboleas caught (one was British, two Spanish)

The Guardia have charged two local men and a British man with the violent robbery of two British pensioners at their home in Arboleas last November. A 20 year old British man BPD and two other local men have been charged with breaking into the pensioners home and attacking them. Both needed hospital attention after the fearsome nighttime attack. The crooks made off with just 260€ in cash, a mobile phone and some bank cards. Continue reading Violent robbers of British pensioners in Arboleas caught (one was British, two Spanish)

Crashed Russian plane used to be on the Almería route

The plane that crashed in Moscow on Saturday, killing five people, was used last summer on the Moscow – Almería route. Operated by Russian travel company Red Wings, the Russian built Tupolev 204-100V, registration number RA64047, was used during the summer months to bring up to 200 Russian tourists at a time to Almería airport, according to La Voz de Almeria.  When the summer season ended, the plane was rerouted onto a Moscow – Prague Continue reading Crashed Russian plane used to be on the Almería route

Velez Rubio’s mayor earns more than the PM, claims opposition

7.987,48€ is what Miguel Martínez- Carlón, PP Mayor of Velez Rubio, was paid in June, according to what the opposition PSOE party have published in their local newsletter, which means, according to their figures, that he earnt more than the PM of Spain, Mariano Rajoy. Digging into the figures, we see that the amount is slightly exaggerated – the amount paid to the Mayor included his summer bonus, the cost of his social security and a Continue reading Velez Rubio’s mayor earns more than the PM, claims opposition