Mojacar launches smartphone app

Mojacar townhall has launched a virtual tour office for your smartphone. With it, you can gets historical information, tourist guides and snippets of information as you wander about the place. You can also scan the fancy new QR codes that have been put up on signs at interesting points, and that will instruct your phone to download an audioguide to explain what you’re looking at. Get it from Google play, the Apple market or scan Continue reading Mojacar launches smartphone app

Real Madrid stars all over the place

Yup, Gareth Bale was on holiday in Garrucha (Ideal runs a piece here) and along with his mate Carvajal was spotted in some of the local night clubs. He also went shopping in Mercadona, and had tapas in El Almejero (the place in front of the fish auction). And why not, Garrucha and Vera are lovely places to visit for a few days! The King’s the next one to visit, as he’s expected to spend Continue reading Real Madrid stars all over the place

Is Gareth Bale on holiday in Vera?

There’s a picture doing the rounds on WhatsApp showing Gareth Bale doing some shopping in the Puerto Rey Mercadona. The rumour is that the Real Madrid striker is having a long weekend down here in a rented villa on Vera playa. In other less exciting news, it’s been confirmed that ex PM of Spain Zapatero will be returning to Vera for his summer holidays. He used to own a front line villa, which he sold Continue reading Is Gareth Bale on holiday in Vera?

Six British homes in Albox face demolition

A case deciding upon demolition orders for six British owned homes in Albox has started, in which their builders face up to four years apiece in jail. The homes, all owned by British families, are in urbanisation Las Palmeras de Albox, near Llanos de los Olleres. The ex-Councillor for Building of Albox was facing charges in this case, but his recent death means he’s out of the court case.

Zurgena crime wave leaves residents in fear

Half a dozen homes have been robbed over the last few days in Zurgena, and residents are talking about forming their own vigilante groups, according to La Voz. The Guardia Civil have appealed for calm and say they are investigating. The fear is that now the robbers will move elsewhere in the Almanzora and carry out their attacks in other quiet little villages.

Three arrested for animal cruelty to Capitan the donkey in Almeria

Capitan the donkey was a little African ass that was found, malnourished and badly treated, wandering the poorer section of Almeria city. The locals of the area, despite not being known for cooperating with the police, did call them several times to report the animal, and the fact that wandering gangs of kids kept attacking it.

Vera bans nudism (turns out it’s an accident)

Vera has approved a new series of public behaviour bylaws, that, amongst other things, forbids public nudism and top less beach bathing. Trouble is, Vera is the nudism capital of the Levante. So the article in question specifically made a reference to another article of exemptions. But as is the way in this world, somebody forgot to add the phrase “except on the beach” in the exceptions. Nobody noticed until it was too late. So Continue reading Vera bans nudism (turns out it’s an accident)

One of Spains largest technology companies “nothing but an empty shell”

The founder and CEO of Gowex has quit today after admitting his company accounts are made up and he’s been hiding the loss of hundreds of millions of euros. Trading in Gowex shares was suspended on Thursday after they dropped by about 60 percent in two days, wiping around 870 million euros ($1.2 billion) off the company’s stock market value, in the wake of a damning report by US short sellers Gotham City Research. Gotham Continue reading One of Spains largest technology companies “nothing but an empty shell”