During the Easter week parade in Nijar, several policial locales in Nijar stopped a German man, along with his Italian wife, when the man laughed at the parade passing by outside the bar window. The comment was, according to the man’s statement in court later, an aside made to his wife, which was overheard by the patrol, who took offense and demanded his passport. The German man said he didn’t have it on him, and Continue reading Germany demands explanation from Nijar over local police brutality
A Frenchman in a taxi has been unfortunate enough to have 1,5 million euros in cash confiscated by the coppers. It happened whilst he was in the back of the cab in Valencia. A routine traffic control stopped the taxi – the coppers were looking for unlicensed or illegal taxis, and wanted to check the papers of the driver. But the suspicious behaviour of the passenger, who was clutching a “massive” suitcase, aroused the suspicion Continue reading Chap found with 1,5 million euros in a suitcase
President Rajoy is coming to Almería next weekend on a two day official visit. He will be on state business on the 17th and on the 18th is expected to meet with business leaders and PP politicians. He’ll be giving two public speeches, one in Almeria and another in Aguadulce. The hope is that he will be announcing some nice projects for the province – the PSOE have already asked, in a satirical moment, if Continue reading Rajoy on official visit to Almería next weekend – will he bring gifts?
A new study has found that Bédar has, as far as ozone in the air is concerned, the most polluted air in Andalucia. The monitoring station above the village recorded levels above the World Health organisation recommended maximums on no fewer than 188 days last year. The WHO says the maximum should be 100mg per cubic metre of air. Spanish law says the maximum should be 120mg per cubic meter – Bédar recorded high levels Continue reading Bédar has most contaminated air in province
After four years of legal battles, several expulsions and a few arrest threats, the Mayor of Mojacar has lost her battle to prevent council sessions being filmed – it’s now enshrined in a new law published this week, the Andalucian Law of Transparency. It’s a constitutional right for any citizen to sit in on a standard council meeting, and to take any notes he or she wants to. In principle, this means you can record Continue reading Mojacar forced to allow cameras into council sessions – will Rosmari comply?