José Pompeyo Arqueros has had a distinguished career. Councillor for the PP in his hometown of Adra. 30 years in the Real Club Náutico de Adra, ending up as President and with a Gold Medal of Appreciation from the Spanish Sailing Federation for his good work. VP of the Andalucian branch of said Federation. So it’s a pity he got caught selling false pilot licenses, good for boats of your choice of up to six Continue reading President of Adra Royal Yacht Club nicked for flogging false pilot licenses→
You know those kind souls from the “gas company” that knock on your door and charge you a vast amount to change the regulator on your gas bottle? A whole bunch of them got arrested nationally yesterday. Not for ripping off over 2,500 main pensioners, or demanding money with menaces, but for defrauding the revenue.
A 16 year old who was refereeing an under 10’s football game needed urgent hospital treatment after being beaten senseless by some parents after the game ended. It happened in the central northern province of León, when the youth, who is training to become a professional referee, was overseeing a friendly between two football teams made up of children aged 7 and 8, at the training ground for CD Bosco. He sent off one of Continue reading 16 year old referee “beaten to a pulp” by parents during under 10 game→
Just how many Andaluzes work for the public sector? It’s an ongoing joke, about how the biggest employer is the state, closely followed by the bars for those employees to hang out in. But, is it true? Well, todays Ideal newspaper has a special report on the state of the public sector in Andalucia… 20% of the active population work for the Junta, for one of its state owned companies, or a townhall. That’s one Continue reading 1 in 5 Andaluzes work for the Junta→
Más of Catalonia warned last night that he refuses to rule out the possibility of “unilateral independence” for the region if Madrid continues to refuse to discuss greater autonomy for Barcelona. “It’s not our first option, or the best one, nor the one we want. But it is still our last resort” he warned Madrid. Más announced on Thursday that he would call a referendum on greater autonomy for the region in November, against the Continue reading “Unilateral independence still on the cards” warns Catalan President→
The Junta has given the go-ahead for a five star rural hotel in Canyajar (above Almería) which will be marketed to, in the words of the Junta, the “gay market”, or what the Brits coyly call “the pink pound”.