The Junta de Andalucia has published a 10 year plan to regulate the construction along the Andalucian seafront. The plan is designed to regulate and control the construction of seafront homes, with a view towards building ecologically sustainable tourism propelled towns up and down Andalucia. The plan, strangely enough, regulates from the protected area of the Ley de Costas (which is currently being changed, so this new plan is out of date before it ever Continue reading Junta publishes plans to permit 90,000 homes to be built on the coast
A woman in Jaen has been sentenced to 15 months in jail, and fined 900€ plus vets fees for throwing a neighbours Chihuahua out of a third storey window. It seems that the dog escaped from the flat next door and entered into the womans apartment when she left the door open. Upon finding the dog in her hallway, she scooped it up, ran over to her window and chucked it out into the void. Continue reading 15 months jail for throwing a Chihuahua out of the window
A report – rumour?- has surfaced suggesting that the reason behind the sudden arrest of the government’s legal counsel for Almeria, Demetrio Carmona, was because he had come across -and pinched- millions of Iraqui Dinars seized by the State in the first Iraq war, held in a storeroom in El Ejido and forgotten about. Demetrio was arrested last week in a central government sweep, accused of a “mega scam”, along with at least six prominent Continue reading Was the theft of millions of Iraqui Dinars behind arrest of Almerias government lawyer?
There are now 6,202,700 people actively seeking a job in Spain, according to the latest employment figures published the State Statistics Agency INE. That’s 27.16% of the working population. The figures speak for themselves. El Mundo helpfully points out that if everyone of the Spanish unemployed stood in a line holding hands, they would reach from Cordoba to Moscow: Meanwhile, the economic recession continues to bite in Spain – the working population dropped by 235.300 Continue reading 6.2 million unemployed (and rising)
As the full moon rises over magical Mojacar in the springtime… Two photos taken this evening from Turre, of all places, then I superimposed the moon onto Mojacar. Well, it was in the wrong place for the photo….
The ex-mayor of Zurgena for urban planning have been sentenced to 21 months in jail each after a Judge found them guilty of allowing homes to be built in rustic areas. Candido Trabalon, the ex-mayor, who is still currently the councillor for pubic works in Arboleas townhall, in coalition with the ruling party after he lost the last elections, continues to face trial on several other counts of urban corruption. The current judgement only relates Continue reading Jail for ex-mayor of Zurgena in urban corruption case
I´d remind everyone who is whinging about the new Mojacar noise ban that, as I explaned before here, they have 30 days to pop along to the townhall and lodge their complaints against the bylaw. The official annoucement of the bylaw can be found here. As I said before (OK, that was for a slightly different bylaw, but the principle is the same): According to my understanding of the Ley 7/1985, de 2 de abril, Continue reading Anyone bothering to actually contest the Mojacar noise ban?
The traditional olive oil decanter found on every single restaurant table and bar counter is Spain has been banned by the EU, and Spain will now pass a law with immediate effect to order their withdrawal. The reason isn’t why you think it would be. Hygiene is not a problem. It’s actually to combat olive oil fraud. The EU reckons that consumers are being misled by the use of refillable olive oil decanters on tables, Continue reading Olive oil decanters in bars banned by EU