The original articles of surrender by the Moorish residents of Almería to the Christian armies in the 15th century have been found (they were lost? Stuck in a box somewhere it seems) by Ideal newspaper and restored by them. They are now on display until after Christmas at the Museo Arqueológico Provincial. The Capitulaciones as they are known, were negotiated between the Islamic ruler of the city of Almería and the Catholic Kings Isabel & Continue reading Almería surrender documents found and restored by local paper
For the first time, the sales season in Spain is unregulated, and Spaniards are uneasily eyeing the prospect of, gasp! shops starting their sales when they want to. You see, since time immemorial, sales in Spanish shops have been limited to a strict timespan established annually by the government. But this year… shops can set their own sales, in accordance to consumer whims. Local newspaper Ideal.es tells us of the unease of consumers in Granada, Continue reading Spanish uneasy over the first unregulated sales season
Courtesy of local newspaper Ideal, who points out that the project is, substantially, in exactly the same position as it was when they did a similar map, in 2009.
A cautionary tale now from Huércal de Almería, where local lady María del Carmen G. has just received a court decision ruling on a compensation claim from a fall in (wait for it) 2005. It seems María was crossing on a zebra crossing one fateful day when a car screeched round the corner and raced down the road at her. Rather than stand there and be run over by the louts, she legged it across Continue reading “Don’t run on broken surfaces” says Judge
A 5 year old child got his jacket stuck between the doors of a life in Salamanca and was strangled as he was dragged upwards by the lift. As this wasn’t bad enough, ideal.es had a video of it. (Here). Later Whoops it’s been removed. Hoax or just didn’t fancy the complaints? I didn’t get to see it myself… but it appeared in the news rss.