Townhall won’t act over Turre pet poisoner – pet owners beware

A pet poisoner is believed to be at loose in the Fuentemora area of Turre (up above the cemetery) but local residents say the townhall won’t take action because of the forthcoming local elections!!! Fish and lumps of meat with pills inside have been found near the children’s playground and in nearby bushes, and a local resident called Alex told me his pet dog was only saved by quick action after it collapsed after eating one Continue reading Townhall won’t act over Turre pet poisoner – pet owners beware

Iceland overturns laws allowing Basques to be killed on sight

Iceland recently discovered a bylaw that allowed Icelanders to kill anyone from the Basque country on sight, and have decided to overturn it. País Vasco is a region of Spain on the north coast. The law dates from 1615, when a Basque whaling ship foundered in the waters off Iceland and 32 Basque crew members struggled ashore. They set up camp on the beach in Hólmavik, and quickly got into a series of fights with Continue reading Iceland overturns laws allowing Basques to be killed on sight

Andaluz Health Service looks for doctors with “reduced mental capacity”

The Junta de Andalucia has published an advert for 330 new doctors in Andalusia. Of these 330, 17 of them are reserved for people with a handicap of 33% or more. In essence, they are applying for doctors who have a recognised mental handicap such as autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The move has been met with ridicule by doctor and nurses unions, who point out that the complicated examinations required to become a doctor usually Continue reading Andaluz Health Service looks for doctors with “reduced mental capacity”

40 beach bars request permission to open for the summer season

The Junta is currently deciding the fate of 40 chiringuitos (beach bars) across Almería who want to open this year. Of the 40, 8 are new ones that didn’t exist last year. There are currently 70 beach bars installed on beaches across Almería; if the eight new ones are approved, we’ll have 78. 22 of them haven’t bothered to reopen this year; the other 12 have already got their permits. All of which is a Continue reading 40 beach bars request permission to open for the summer season

Chaves & Griñán thrown to the judicial wolves to save the PSOE-A

Susana Díaz may be President of Andalucía after all next week, after her two predecessors Manuel Chaves & José Griñán both announced they would quit politics at the next elections. It is impossible for Susana to become President at next weeks investiture without the support of some of the opposition parties, and both Podemos & Cuidadanos have drawn “lines in the sand” which Susana’s PSOE party have to agree to first. The first of the Continue reading Chaves & Griñán thrown to the judicial wolves to save the PSOE-A

PSOE candidate strips off to get the votes

The PSOE candidate for Mayor in Alcaldía de Meruelo (Cantabria), one Luis Alberto Nicolás, has put up election posters of himself naked (but with the naughty bits hidden by the PSOE rose) to “make a difference”. Luis reckons his town, ruled by a PP mayor in 1979, needs to be shocked out of its fear and apathy into voting for change. His idea seems to be emphasis his “transparency”. His poster reads: I’m better than Continue reading PSOE candidate strips off to get the votes

Another step to protect purchasers in good faith

AUAN and SOHA, the associations campaigning against planning abuses, have released information about an important new step taken by the Socialist Group in the Senate, aimed at giving legal security to third party purchasers in good faith who invest in the Spanish property market.  The Socialist Group has presented an amendment to an existing Bill to reform the Mortgage Act (Ley Hipotecaria) and the Catastral Property Act. It is anticipated that the proposed amendment of Continue reading Another step to protect purchasers in good faith

3 sea turtles found dead

3 sea turtles have been found dead on the same day across Almería’s beaches. One large turtle, 45cm across, with a cracked shell was found in Mojácar; another, 40cm across, was found in Almerimar and a third, 60cm across, washed up in Cabo de Gata natural park. Experts from Equinac, the sea life people, are unsure why the three turtles died but say the fact they were all found on the same day was a Continue reading 3 sea turtles found dead

Hundreds of sailboat jellyfish wash up on shores

Hundreds of brightly coloured sailboat jellyfish have washed up on shores along the province over the last couple of days. The little blighters are innocuous to humans, unlike their close cousins the Portugese man-o-war, which is deadly. You can tell the difference because one kills you and the other doesn’t (hah!). They tend to float around in schools. Round disks up to 8cm in diameter, with a sail on top which allows them to use Continue reading Hundreds of sailboat jellyfish wash up on shores

Bodies found in meat grinder

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a woman in Spain have discovered an industrial meat grinder at the home of her landlord. Argentinian Adriana Giogiosa, 55, was reported missing after her brother could not contact her at the house in Majadahonda, a suburb to the north west of Madrid. The property’s owner, a 32-year-old Spaniard with a history of mental illness was arrested and later detained. Police are now trying to trace four other women, including Continue reading Bodies found in meat grinder