Smooth FM returns to the airwaves with new owner

Albox residents will be able to enjoy a new radio station next week! Grant writes in to tell me that: Smooth FM is returning to FM in Albox on 89.8 from 2 June. “New shows” and a “new format” are promised for the re-launch. The station has a new owner, Ray Peters, who moved from Majorca to Arboleas at the end of last year. Longtime presenter Mark Deakin is leaving and presents his last regular Continue reading Smooth FM returns to the airwaves with new owner

Outcry over abandoned donkey in Almeria

Citizens have united to demand a police investigation into an abandoned and maltreated little donkey found wandering the old quarter of Almeria city earlier this month. Little capitan as he’s now known, was spotted several times wandering the back streets and fields of the city, and several people complained to the Local Police about the animal, about which they were concerned. Indeed, it is alleged that a couple of times residents called the police -not Continue reading Outcry over abandoned donkey in Almeria

Heads roll at the PSOE after wipe-out at the EU elections

Heads are rolling at the PSOE after their disastrous showing at the EU elections. Although they were still the second most voted party, their share of the vote more than halved, to just 23%, and lost 9 MEP’s. And so there will be “a new direction”. An extraordinary general meeting of the PSOE has been called for the 19-20 July, in which “a new direction” will be voted for. This is generally taken to mean Continue reading Heads roll at the PSOE after wipe-out at the EU elections

Information on health care requirements for UK residents during their temporary stay in Andalusia

The Junta de Andalucia and the British Council have issued a guide to British residents who are traipsing around Andalucia this year and fall down a crevasse, or foolishly eat the Russian salad at the beach bar, or otherwise fall into the hands of a doctor. It was obviously written by a non-native English speaker, but the information is none the less valid. People holding the European Health Insurance Card in force are entitled to Continue reading Information on health care requirements for UK residents during their temporary stay in Andalusia

Well, that was a bloodbath for the big parties

5 million voters abandoned the two big Spanish national parties in yesterday’s EU vote. If we carry this over to the national elections next year, we’re looking at the end of the two party state in Spain. Only about 49% of the population voted for PP or PSOE, against 81% in the 2009 EU elections. The difference between the two parties has closed, as both are become reduced to their core members, with the PP Continue reading Well, that was a bloodbath for the big parties