750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement

After a strong residents petition, the Madrid suburb of Pinto has passed a new bylaw meaning pet owners could be fined 750€ for letting their dog bark all night, roam free or not picking up their mess on the pavement. You can be fined up to 1,500 euros for not disposing of your dead pet responsibly (one imagines the good citizens of Pinto were not, up to now, in the habit of tossing their dead Continue reading 750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement

One of the Albox Mafia arrested – but for drink driving!

You’ll remember that last week the Albox Mayor lodged a criminal complaint against a group of blackmailers, extortioners and general mafiosos in his village, as he claims the local shopkeepers are too scared to speak up. Anyway, one of the two main suspects, a gypsy from the Los Pertolos clan, known as RRT in the press, was arrested over the weekend. For drink driving, no less. They haven’t been able to get this lowlife on Continue reading One of the Albox Mafia arrested – but for drink driving!