The ex-mayor of Jerez, a chap revelling in the name of Pedro Pacheco, has been sentenced to fours years and six months in jail, plus an eight year ban from holding public office or voting, for giving two friends, both noted local party supporters, top jobs in Jerez townhall. Blimey, who did he annoy? He belonged to some local party and, in coalition with the PSOE, was mayor for two terms. When the other lot Continue reading Four years for Mayor who gave “friends” jobs at the top
We currently have 19 km of high speed train line built in the province – the bit from Sorbas to Garrucha. It includes Spains second longest tunnel. You’ve seen it. It was originally a “priority” for Spain, when it was announced, and it was planned to be the coastal link of the “Meditterean Corridor”, a high speed rail link up and down the Med, from Portugal to Italy. Then the crisis hit. And, as we Continue reading Europe abandons Almeria’s AVE high speed train link
Spotted this lovely little Mochuelo (little owl) out in the fields this morning. Not a common bird in this area, although you get a lot of them up in Valencia – the climate around here isn’t supposed to be conductive to them. Later: Just noticed this jpg I uploaded is a bit blurry. Click on it to make it bigger and clearer!