Chief Justice says: no more home demolitions in Almeria

The senior Judge of Almería province, Luis Columna, has said that the Judges of Almería do not want to order any more home demolitions in the province, and will do everything possible to prevent being forced to give out any more demolition orders. The comments came today after being interviewed about yesterdays shock decision to award five British families “moral damages” against the townhall of Albox. Judge Luis said he wanted to send out a Continue reading Chief Justice says: no more home demolitions in Almeria

It’s official: the AVE will be single line only in Almeria

The government has announced that Almería will be the only AVE line in Spain that is single line only, in a shock announcement that seems to confirm that the expect traffic will be light, and that Almería won’t be connected to the rest of Andalucia by train. There are other bits of single line AVEs in Spain, but no other line will have single line platforms. The government has confirmed that all stations on the Continue reading It’s official: the AVE will be single line only in Almeria

Roquetas townhall caught using spam bots to promote bullfights

Roquetas townhall has been using spam bots to promote the towns bullfighting festivals across social media networks, according to a complaint from the opposition IU party. The ruling PP party under Mayor Gabriel Amat has for years been promoting bullfighting in Roquetas, paying tens of thousands a year from townhall coffers to organise them. Part of the excuse for the bullfights was that it attracts tourism, and the townhall has in the past pointed to Continue reading Roquetas townhall caught using spam bots to promote bullfights

Junta decides to teach homeless immigrants about “homosexual reality in modern society”

The Junta de Andalucia has provided €68,000 to teach homeless immigrants across Almería about “the reality of homosexuality in modern society”. Emilio de Llera, Andalucian Minister for Justice, said that the programme aimed to “teach the immigrant community about the realities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual communities”. One assumes that if you’re an illegal immigrant living in a squat behind the El Ejido greenhouses, homophobia isn’t the first of your many concerns, but Continue reading Junta decides to teach homeless immigrants about “homosexual reality in modern society”

Zaragoza FC admits match fixing

Footballer Gabi Fernández has confessed to police that Zaragoza FC paid Levante FC players over a million euros in 2011 to throw a critical match, thus avoiding relegation. The scandal has shocked Spanish football, as the 2011 Zaragoza – Levante match is well remembered for Gabi’s amazing two goals that saved the day, and turned the fortunes of Zaragoza FC around that year. Gabi also got transferred to Atlético de Madrid on the back of Continue reading Zaragoza FC admits match fixing