Turre council imploded today after mayor Morales expelled his only party councillor, Maria Luisa Cervantes, from the ruling body. The move means that the association ‘Somos Turre’ has now been split into two. Morales returns to his previous party as a communist IU councillor, whilst Maria Luisa is now an independent councillor under the Somos Turre brand. It also leaves Morales head of a hamstrung minority government, a solitary figure backed up only with the Continue reading Turre council implodes – mayor Martín cast adrift→
The following is a press release issued by Somos Mojacar relating the plenary meeting of Mojacar council held on the 30th July 2015. Dear friends, Last Thursday 30th of July the first plenary meeting of the new legislation took place at 10am. The agenda contained: Approval of previous minutes; Representative for the “Mancomunidad”; Request for the Junta to clean the riverbed; and questions and requests. All previous points were approved unanimously. Somos Mojácar proposed 2 Continue reading Mojacar plenary meeting 30th July 2015 report→
The Secretary of Vera townhall is on a higher wage than President Rajoy of Spain, according to leaked figures. Rajoy is being paid €78.185,04 this year. Chummy from Vera (his name wasn’t published) is on a base salary of €72.470,32, plus a €6.000 “productivity” bonus. Meaning he’ll earn €285.28 more than President Rajoy this year. The average annual Spanish salary, by the way, is just €22.790, or about €1.300 a month after tax. (Not round Continue reading Vera town secretary earns more than President Rajoy→
Aznalcóllar is a small town in Seville which used to have an enormous mine on its outskirts, until the dam holding back millions of cubic meters of poisonous waste broke in 1998 and polluted beyond recovery almost 5,000 ha of natural land either side of 63 km of river, including a vast swathe of Doñana natural park.