El Mundo says that the worldwide head of Google News was in Madrid recently and told senior politicians that if they went ahead with the proposed “Google Tax” he’d close the popular news service in Spain. Ironically enough, El Mundo is one of the big backers of the Google Tax…. Anyway, Congress went ahead and passed the first draft of the law today, meaning it now goes for a second vote before being enshrined in Continue reading Google planning to close news service in Spain?
There is irritation in Roquetas del Mar today, after the town hall setup an auction to flog off 64 properties, and not one person showed up to bid. The properties have all been seized by the townhall in lieu of taxes. The two biggest lots were the old Hotel Colonial at 1.6 million euros (with further taxes of 1.2 million owing) and Hotel Bellavista Mar at 14 million euros (and a further 13 million owing Continue reading Massive Roquetas property auction complete failure
Toyomotor 2014, Almería’s largest motor show, has opened today and runs until Sunday 19th in the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de El Toyo, open to all and showing off the wares of the modern market for anyone looking for a new vehicle. Over 500 types of car are on show, along with 200 motorbikes, loads of bicycles and an assortment of electric vehicles, from 30 different dealerships across the province. It’s not just new Continue reading Looking for a new motor? Almería motor show opens
Three people have been admitted to hospital in Madrid, and another one in Tenerife, all suffering symptoms of Ebola. All four have high fevers and have been in at risk areas. Of the Madrid three, one is a friend of nurse Theresa, who is recovering from Ebola in hospital; one is a man who arrived from Paris today, having recently been in Africa and who has a high fever; and the third is a missionary Continue reading Four hospitalised with Ebola symptoms across Spain