A swimmer in the waters off balerma, just past Almeria city, was attacked today by a shark. He is in Almeria hospital with a severe for injury. The beaches in the area have been closed while the risk is being assessed according to locals. Civil protection have yet to comment on the incident. More here.
The flipping hotel was built on a legal building license, and the claims by the ecologists have been thrown out of court on a technicality, the High Court of Andalucia ruled today. The Algarrobico building license was legally issued according to the situation at the time (2003) said the panel of judges today, overturning a series of lower court rulings that all said the opposite. The ruling furthermore states that the rights of the promoter Continue reading Algarrobico building license was legal, rules High Court
The townhall of Mojacar has a plan to rack in the fines, by ordering the coppers to fine and fine and fine any poor sod with a wallet. This is now official Mojacar policy, after the town budget was spotted to allow for a five fold increase in fines over 2012 levels. Some numbers via ideal.es and UM, the opposition party: In 2012 the budget expected fines totalling 65,000€ to be issued. In reality, 457.000€ Continue reading Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before
A group of youths have been fined 601€ EACH for quietly drinking and playing cards at their apartment in Mojacar. As if the stupid fine of 500€ each levied recently against some youths for drinking water on Mojacar beach wasn’t bad enough, the local police have surpassed themselves and gone into a private apartment to fine a group of youths for drinking at home. According to the complaint filed by the lawyer for the youths, Continue reading Now you can be fined 601€ EACH for drinking at home in Mojacar!
Only two months after shutting down nine TV stations “because of lack of space on the spectrum”, the Ministry in charge of TV’s has announced they’ll allow five new TV stations to open up. But, and this is fun, it means every TV set in Spain is going to have to be reprogrammed, or you won’t get a signal.
The Spanish legal term prescripción doesn’t have a direct UK translation, despite it being such a useful get out of jail free card. It means “to fall outside of the statue of limitations”, and what that means is that whatever criminal offence you’ve committed, if you keep quiet about it for long enough, you can no longer be prosecuted. For example, let us assume you go into your local friendly supermarket and “lift” a jamón Continue reading Illegal homes blow – “reinterpretation” of law put off due to holidays
The new fountain construction in Turre is actually a front for a massive bit of corruption in favour of the councillor for building, alledged the opposition PSOE party today. You’ll remember that Turre last year had a vote for a new design for their old fuente morisco. That’s the ancient fountain behind the community centre, on the bit of scrubland blocked off with some metal sidings. If, when walking down the main avenue, just below Continue reading Turre PSOE: The new fountain is a cover for massive corruption
The government has admitted finally that yes, when they talk about people in employment, they’re actually talking bollocks – they mean employment contracts and so anyone with two jobs is being counted twice. The admission came after a tabled question in Congress by the UPyD party asking for clarification. What this means is that when the government talks about there being 16,950,000 people working in Spain, they actually mean there are 16,950,000 active work contracts Continue reading Spanish employment figures are contracts, not people admits government
It’s what used to be known as the gitano fiesta, but has now been re-branded as the Fiestas de Santiago el Apostol in an attempt to market it to the guiris. When we were kids we weren’t welcomed up there, but times have changed, and no gitano is too proud to strum his guitar for a lovely lady, or if no lovely lady is around, some daft yet wealthy tourists. You’ll hear the caterwauling of Continue reading Santiago fiesta next week in Turre
The Turre Tapas Route 2014 kicks off on the 24th of July and runs until the 10th of August. Local bars and restaurants will be serving up their special favourite dishes, and residents can vote for their favourite tapas. You can also participate in a raffle – get at least 7 stamps on your Tapas Passport and drop it off to enter into a free raffle to win a Weekend away. (It doesn’t say where). Continue reading Turre Tapas Route 2014 kicks off