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News from the Poniente Granadino: Loja,Alhama de Granada,Illora,Moclin,Montefrio etc

Wellington’s Country Estate Controversy

Friday, November 23, 2012
By Vanessa Bosch
Wellington’s Country Estate Controversy

A local from Illora (western Granada), Juan Manuel V., claims that he received a 'brutal beating' at the hands of the security guards on the Duke of Wellington's Estate. For those readers who didn't know it, the Duke, and his heirs in perpetuity, was awarded a large estate in this area of Granada for... »

Blasting Boob

Saturday, August 25, 2012
By Vanessa Bosch

People were astounded to hear that workers on the high-speed-train line outside Loja managed to seriously weaken a standard railway bridge during blasting operations. »

The Pleasant Hells

Monday, August 13, 2012
By Vanessa Bosch
The Pleasant Hells

Close to the town of Loja, which is the capital of the Poniente de Granada, or western Granada, Río Genil runs through a 20m-deep canyon, after flowing over a waterfall called, Cola de Caballo (Horse Tail). »

Fire Station Flounders

Monday, July 30, 2012
By Vanessa Bosch
Fire Station Flounders

Work on the new area (comarcal) fire station in Loja has ground to a halt after the construction company went bust, and it is not the first time that Loja has seen a virtually completed project wallow, dead in the water. »

Shotgun Death Over 16-Year Old

Saturday, July 7, 2012
By Vanessa Bosch

A 20-year-old lad from Archidona (Malaga) died after receiving both barrels of a shotgun, hitting him in the neck and head. It was 23.35h on the street of a small village near Loja. »

Butano Going Up – Surprise!

Friday, June 15, 2012
By Martin Myall
Butano Going Up – Surprise!

Yes, yes, they've only recently put the price up for a bottle of butane gas, but that isn't going to stop them putting it up again on the 1st of July, so that a bottle will cost you 16.43 euros! »

Justifying A Salary

Thursday, May 24, 2012
By Martin Myall

At a time when many people have no job, no savings, no income, the fact that we have 445,568 politicians drawing salaries from public funds is beyond comprehension for the average Spaniard. »

Seaside Gazette Goes .Com

Monday, May 21, 2012
By Martin Myall
Seaside Gazette Goes .Com

We have successfully moved from our seasidegazette.es url to our new theseasidegazette.com, which you can see in your url bar. Visitors are being automatically rerouted to the our the new address but it would be convenient if those that have us bookmarked on their browser updated the link. »

British Consulate Newsletter

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
By Martin Myall
British Consulate Newsletter

This year sees the UK host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as holding celebrations up and down the country for the Queen‟s Diamond Jubilee. »

Publication Update

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
By David Darby

The March edition of the Seaside Gazette is at present with the printers and will be ready for distribution Friday the 2nd around midday. »