Two animals died in horrible circumstances due to the negligence of their owners in the hot weather. A police patrol spotted a dying dog in the back of a locked car yesterday and smashed the windows of the vehicle to get him out. However, 14 month old Fidji and was too far gone and despite help from a local vets, the animal died of dehydration and internal organ failure. Its owners are two French tourists Continue reading Boxer dog dies in hot car and another dog throws himself off roof to escape blistering heat→
Yup, Game of Thrones season 5 will be partly filmed in Andalucia, as I suggested a few weeks ago. No, they aren’t coming to Almería. Instead, it will be filmed in the Real Alcazabar of Seville, one of the worlds oldest palaces.
The Mediterranean grouper (mero in Spanish*) is a protected species, as we’ve eaten most of them, and so scientists receive EU money to try to breed the little buggers. Trouble is, sometimes the programme doesn’t work, and what to do then with 20 massive fish weighing up to 24 kg each? Eat them would be the obvious answer, but again, they’re protected.
No, not me – Seville businessman José Antonio González, currently turned witness for the prosecution in exchange for leniency in the ERE slush fund case rocking Andalusian politics. José has submitted evidence to Judge Alaya, in charge of rooting out the truth in this billion euro corruption case, showing that over the years he paid around €700,000 in bribes to politicians of all colours in exchange for lucrative business deals around Seville. Including €70,000 in Continue reading I gave Izquierda Unida €70,000 cash in a shoe box→
Forensics are back on the bones found whilst digging for Marta del Castillo’s body in Seville (see yesterdays entry here), and the police reckon they’re between 100 and 200 years old. Bones from several different bodies were found all jumbled up together. The Police say they suspect someone probably came across the bones whilst on a building site and took them down to the tip under cover of night to prevent work being halted. The Continue reading Marta bones probably over a century old→
Marta del Castillo was a young pretty teenager from Seville who disappeared 5 years ago, and is presumed to have been killed by her ex-boyfriend and his family. Miguel Carcaño is currently doing a long stretch inside for her murder, but has always refused to tell police what he did with her body. Instead, he keeps making up stories, then sitting back and giggling to himself as the National Police spend millions searching for her Continue reading Bones found in Marta del Castillo search, but nobody seems to care?→
The Almeria to Seville air route is being underwritten by the Junta to the fantastic amount of 2,5 million euros a year, or 10.292.000 over the next four years. The air route was declared to be “obligatory for the social good”, which basically means it has to carry on regardless of actual traffic, and so the long suffering taxpayer must again reach into their pockets to underwrite it.
The US has officially asked Spain if it can double its military force at Morón military base in Seville. Currently they base 500 marines and associated staff there. The request was slipped into Rajoy’s ear when he visited Washington last week, and came back so punch-drunk he forgot to mention it. But a company called Vinnell-Brown & Root Spain (VBR) which maintains the base has asked the government not to permit the increase unless the Continue reading USA wants to double size of military base in Seville→
Air Europa, which is taking over the Almeria – Seville and the Almeria-Madrid routes, has announced that it will not operate separate flights, but instead one long “triangle”. So the route will be Madrid – Almeria – Seville and vice versa, as from the 17th of Feb. Although Air Europa hasn’t confirmed the Madrid Almeria timetable, it has confirmed it will run a twice daily service Monday – Friday, no service on Saturdays and a Continue reading Almeria – Seville – Madrid flights to be combined into one trip→
Air Europa has announced that it is to launch a scheduled flight between Almeria Airport and Madrid Barajas. It will fly twice on weekdays and once on Sundays. Flights start on the 17th of Feb with tickets costing from €113 per seat. The airline has promised to cover the route only until the 31st of July 2014, at which point it has the option to continue with the route. Air Europa also announced this week Continue reading Almeria – Madrid route taken up by Air Europa→