The Junta has announced that work on the Almanzora motorway will restart “in May”, although they didn’t give a date, and will finish by March 2015. Work on the motorway stopped in 2012 during la crisis and since then the motorway has been sitting, half built and mouldering, under the hot sun. 85 % of the motorway has been finished, with just 8,7 km to be done.
Bonfires in rural areas have been forbidden as from the 1st of May in a sudden move by the Junta to stave off any more forest fires. It’s a month earlier than expected, and any permits that have been issued for the month of May have been annulled by the Environmental Ministry.
Mojaqueras eat your heart out – for sheer control and balance on something on your head, this bloke in Nijar takes the biscuit. Local newspaper Ideal.es reports that the video was sent in by some readers after they spotted the man cycling down the main Nijar road. Carefully evading the potholes and speed bumps as he sped along.
A changing climate and invasion of stronger types of African mosquitoes means that malaria could return to Spain within the next decade, says the National Health Ministry, which is evaluating the risk of the plague carrying mosquito returning for good to Spain. Spain sees a couple of hundred malaria cases a year, but almost all of them are contracted abroad and break out upon the tourists return to Spain. Malaria was officially eradicated in Spain Continue reading Spain facing malaria risk in the near future→