Junta’s anti-obesity law comes closer

The Junta has published a draft version of a new anti-obesity law, a first for Spain. It goes after the 18.7% of Andaluzes who are classified as fatties and makes them run naked through the locker room whilst the jocks flick at them with wet towels. Or something like that, I haven’t read it very closely. The issue is worse amongst the youth, with 22.5% of kids overweight in the region. Some highlights of the Continue reading Junta’s anti-obesity law comes closer

The Cabrera land grab – a look at how it worked

Costa Almería News broke the news this week that Mayor Morales of Turre had signed a decree to take over the running of Cabrera village. What does this actually mean? I had a read of some documents to find out. First off, let’s explain the situation. Cabrera isn’t run by the council (although home-owners still have to pay IBI). Instead, it’s technically a partially finished urbanisation, which means it’s run by a junta de compensación, Continue reading The Cabrera land grab – a look at how it worked

Elderly woman goes missing in Turre

An 80 year old woman has gone missing from the mountain hamlet of Royo Morera above Turre. Some 80 volunteers and civil protection officers are combing the mountainside for her, along with a rescue helicopter, Infoca mountain fire fighter teams and a mountain rescue team. The elderly woman was declared missing to the Guardia civil at 4pm yesterday after she didn’t come home. A major search started early this morning.