A fellow at a local footie match at Olula del Rio was so angry by the ref’s decision that he picked up a dog sitting quietly next to him and threw it at the ref when he came nearby. The dog, which was more startled than anything, quietly limped away, whilst its owner punched the aggressor in the face.
The townhall of Olula del Rio (up in the mountains) caught fire this morning, and seems to have gutted the studio of the local radio station, Radiolula. Mayor Martínez Pascual said that everything was OK at 7:15 am when the cleaners let themselves in, but at 8am the fire alarm went off, and shortly afterwards flames were coming out of a window, as you can see in the photos. Two fire trucks attended the blaze. Continue reading Olula del Rio townhall catches fire, radio station damaged
However she spells her name – and Carme Chacón likes to change the spelling depending where she is in Spain- the ex-minister of Defense can be sure of one thing: if she loses the PSOE leadership fight, Rubalcaba will sink her without mercy. Carme was a PSOE bigwig in the previous administration who became the first ever female Minister of Defense under Zapatero (she famously travelled to Afghanistan while pregnant) and did bugger all else. Continue reading Carme? Carmen? Carmeta? Catalan or Andaluz? PSOE leadership fight launched from Olula del Rio
Finally, 50 days after firing the provincial delegates for Tourism and Culture, President Griñán has gotten around to naming two new delegates for these jobs. Did the tourists stop coming? Did the local artists all suffer writers block and flee to pastures new? No? Guess we could have gone a bit longer saving these salaries, then. You will remember that Griñán had a fit of pique with the previous holders of these jobs (Yolanda Callejón Continue reading Hey, we’ve got new government delegates!
A businessman in Olula del Rio has been arrested for the murder of two young gypsies. According to sources, the two gypsies (who belonged to the “Los Pertolos” clan of Albox), at 9am this morning, entered his marble quarrying business (Marmoles Ballester) to demand some protection money to prevent something unpleasant happening to his business. Unofficial sources suggest that they were armed with either guns or bats. The businessman vanished into his back room to Continue reading Olula del Rio businessman kills 2 gypsy “mafiosos” over protection racket