The Spanish state broadcaster has said it doesn’t see any problems with broadcasting live bullfights on national TV during daylight hours, and that its fine with small children watching them. “The showing of Bullfighting does not affect children” said RTVE. “It is a cultural spectacle which should be treated normally within our programming guidelines” continued the broadcaster when a Parliamentary select committee asked it if was appropriate to show the violent injury and death of Continue reading Bullfighting “not a problem” for kids TV says RTVE→
Mojacar has revealed its 2014 poster for the Moors & Christians (moros y cristianos) festival this year at FITUR world trade fair in Madrid. It’s the annual unveiling of the much awaited poster, which is quite a collectible I’m told.
The head of the Andalucian health service has quit as his department recognises that hospitals across Andalucia are unable to deal with the flu epidemic. José Luis Gutiérrez, head of the SAS (Servicio Andaluz de Salud) handed in his notice with immediate effect this morning. He’s been running the show since April 2008. The Health Ministry of Andalucia have said that the resignation has nothing to do with the flu epidemic, but refused to speculate Continue reading Andalucian health service collapses under swine flu epidemic, boss quits→
As of 11thJuly 2013 the Murcia region increased Inheritance Tax (IHT) payable by residents inheriting within this region. Before this time Group 2 Resident Beneficiaries (spouses, parents, biological & adoptive children over 21) of the Murcia community benefitted from a 99% exemption on assets they inherited within their region however, this has now been reduced to a standard allowance of 15,957 Euros. From 6th August 2013 Valencia resident spouses, descendants and ascendants had their personal Continue reading Inheritance Tax (IHT) increases in the Murcia & Valencia Region→
The townhall of Olula del Rio (up in the mountains) caught fire this morning, and seems to have gutted the studio of the local radio station, Radiolula. Mayor Martínez Pascual said that everything was OK at 7:15 am when the cleaners let themselves in, but at 8am the fire alarm went off, and shortly afterwards flames were coming out of a window, as you can see in the photos. Two fire trucks attended the blaze. Continue reading Olula del Rio townhall catches fire, radio station damaged→