Juan Moreno restaurant review, Vera

Hudson Stubbs tells me of his latest visit to the fantastic Juan Moreno restaurant in Vera: We went here last Monday for my 60th birthday – our first visit. As newbies we opted for the Menu ejecutivo at €31 for 5 courses. The food was just sensational – easily the best I’ve had here or anywhere else for that matter. The dishes were wonderfully presented – the tastes, textures and flavours just sublime and the Continue reading Juan Moreno restaurant review, Vera

Local gang preying on OAP’s nabbed

A gang of youth preying on OAP’s, mainly elderly women in Vera and Cuevas, have been arrested. Five men ageing from between 16 to 31 have been arrested by the Guardia Civil, living in Arboleas and Zurgena. They would travel down to Cuevas or Vera to either mug OAP’s, or snatch their bags. The group of youths seemed to be controlled by gang leader BMM, a local man from Zurgena, who would order the snatches Continue reading Local gang preying on OAP’s nabbed

“Clown and coaching with horses” comes to Los Gallardos this weekend

A workshop entitled Clown y coaching con caballos is taking place in Los Gallardos, which aims to help people “break out” from their shyness and develop a sense of self-worth. It’s taking place at the finca of the Equiessence Association in Los Gallardos, from the 1st to the 4th of May.

A possible tip on how to get faster internet out of your Telefonica ADSL

A few months ago, I noticed on the bill that Telefonica had upped my ADSL from 3Mbs to 10Mbs, for free. Nice, but it wasn’t any faster. I checked with the rep, who confirmed that as the switchboards around here are slowly being upgraded, they’re giving you faster broadband for the same price, as and when it’s available. He said it would probably kick in at some point, and just to wait. I then forgot Continue reading A possible tip on how to get faster internet out of your Telefonica ADSL

Body of missing British resident found in Cuevas

The body of 60 year old British man living in Zurgena who went missing yesterday has been found in Cuevas. Guardia Civil teams searching for the man, who suffered from amnesia, were alerted to the presence of a body at the bottom of the Cala del Peñón Cortado. The London born man appears to have fallen off the cliffs. The fire brigade were called to help scale the cliff and retrieve his body. Police are Continue reading Body of missing British resident found in Cuevas

Carboneras will get a marina

Carboneras will get a new marina, or sports port, before 2020. The Junta confirmed yesterday in a meeting with the Mayor that the new marina will be included in the 2015-2020 “Ports of Andalucia” development plan, although no firm timescale has been announced. It’s been on the cards for the last 20 years, but the port of Carboneras has always been firmly industrial and fishing. The Mayor says it’s all part of his plan to Continue reading Carboneras will get a marina

Seat Ibiza is 30 today!

It’s the iconic Spanish car, the nippy little SEAT Ibiza, and the first one went on sale 30 years ago today. The first ever Ibiza cost a whopping 825,000 pesetas, or about €15.620 in 2014 prices. Surprisingly enough, almost double what the basic version costs today. Not really cheap. It was pretty atrocious, too. Design faults and dodgy suspension, made up for only by the fact that the engine blazed out power and was relatively Continue reading Seat Ibiza is 30 today!

Catalonia already secretly working on a new Constitution

Catalonia has leaked the news that the nationalists are already drawing up a new Constitution in the event that the region breaks away from Spain. The main nationalist parties agreed some months ago to ask 10 of the regions most respected scholars, jurists and intellectuals to drawup a draft Constitution – and they have already agreed on the first 60 articles. Santiago Vidal, senior Judge at the Barcelona Provincial Courts, admitted to El Mundo that Continue reading Catalonia already secretly working on a new Constitution

Junta reinforces fire fighting measures in province

This year is going to be fierce for forest fires, as the drought over the winter means the hills are covered in dry and dead vegetation, and a very hot summer is expected. We’ve already lost more land to fire this year than during all of 2013, and the Junta de Andalucia is expecting that this year could be the worst for a decade for fire. So they’ve leased two new aerial units: a Bell Continue reading Junta reinforces fire fighting measures in province