President of Leon murdered in city centre by daughter & wife of the Chief of Police

The President of the Diputación of León has been shot dead in the city square by another woman this evening. 59 year old Isabel Carrasco had just left the main square and was crossing the pedestrian bridge over the river Bernesga when a 35 year old woman walked up to her and shot her three times. She was allegedly encouraged by her Mother, (55). The 35 year old woman was quickly arrested as she fled, Continue reading President of Leon murdered in city centre by daughter & wife of the Chief of Police

Don’t know who to vote for in the EU elections?

It’s the EU elections in a fortnight, and we have a bizarre and overwhelming choice of parties to choose from. Of course, with abstention looking to soar up past 65%, just a handful of votes will decide who gets to ride the EU gravy train for the next four years. Still, if you’re stuck, try out this friendly little EU elections 2014 calculator (for Spain, but available in English). It asks you lots of impertinent Continue reading Don’t know who to vote for in the EU elections?

Cordoba taxi reform turns nasty

The city of Córdoba is reforming its taxi bylaws, after a campaign by consumer union FACUA, which says they’re a decade out of date. Trouble is, the new bylaws aren’t much better, and FACUA turned nasty over the issue. One contentious little new bylaw rules that if you ring for a taxi via a service, the meter drops from the second the driver gets the order, and not from when the client actually climbs aboard.