Finally, Mojacar on the BBC (yep, it’s illegal homes again)

BBC Inside Out tonight aired a piece with Paul and Joan Cooper who spent €180,000 on a home that was illegal in Zurgena. Naturally, the home was illegal, it’s facing demolition, no compensation and they’re facing ruin. BBC Still, Mojacar gets quite a few nice shots, along with lots of homes being knocked down, empty villas and half built apartment blocks. Spanish justice gets a mention, and a good interview with Maura Hillen from AUAN, Continue reading Finally, Mojacar on the BBC (yep, it’s illegal homes again)

Vox: A new political party born to cut waste and regional governments

A new national political party has been formed in Spain called Vox. The central point of its manifesto is the suppression of the regional governments of Spain, which the party considers duplicates powers and costs. “We defend a centralised Spain, which respects and admires its regional differences, but which is a modern, efficient and functioning state” said founder Santiago Abascal. “One Parliament, One Government and One Supreme Court” is the catchphrase. One of the main Continue reading Vox: A new political party born to cut waste and regional governments

On why needing a tow at sea could bankrupt you

I was having a couple of beers with a retired fisherman and his son yesterday in Garrucha, and he was telling me an interesting story about rescue as sea. Old Antonio still has three large fishing boats in Garrucha port, and his son, a hulk of a chap, seems to be doing all right for himself, what with the prawns being back and all. So Antonio was reminiscing about the Coastguard (salvamiento maritimo) and their Continue reading On why needing a tow at sea could bankrupt you

Carboneras PSOE “flat out rejects” Algarrobico demolition plans

It’s an error, a mistake, and destruction for our village, says the local PSOE in Carboneras, rejecting flat out President Diaz’s plan to create local jobs by knocking down the illegal and half built hotel on its outskirts. They’ve also said they will refuse to cooperate with the demolition, won’t help in finding local workers, and intend to picket the hotel to prevent demolition. The PSOE in Carboneras is basically a family run mafia who Continue reading Carboneras PSOE “flat out rejects” Algarrobico demolition plans

US Ambassador invited to be judge of Spains 2014 Mr Gay comp

James Costos, the US Ambassador to Spain, has been invited to be the judge in this years Spain’s Mr Gay 2014 competition, and said he is “considering it”. Mr Costos was on an official visit to FITUR, the tourism fair, when he suddenly appeared in the “Gay Spain” exhibition booth, where he spent some time going through the brochures and chatting to businessman Juan Pedro Tudela, who is in charge of the exhibition. Juan took Continue reading US Ambassador invited to be judge of Spains 2014 Mr Gay comp