Alti Plano

News from the north-east of Granada (Alti-plano): Baza & Guadix

At Least Two Dead in Helicopter Crash

At least two people are dead following a helicopter crash, this morning, in the area known as La Fuente de la Gitana, which is in the Granada province between Tocón de Quéntar and La Peza. It also appears there are several people injured.

Mysterious Death & Arson

The Guardia Civil in Guadix are investigating the case of a dead farm worker, found with a shotgun wound to the face. At the scene of the crime there were also a dozen burnt out farm vehicles.

Perilous Publican

A bar owner from Huescar (north-east Granada) is standing trial for attempting to stab two of his customers to death – fair!

Baza Gets ITV Centre

Baza has always been a bother when it comes to getting a vehicle through an ITV inspection, because the inspections centre was 18 kilometres away. The previous mayor in 1992 managed to get an ITV centre for the area but after a bout of sulking from Guadix, the Junta decided to place it equidistant between the two towns – which pleased nobody.

Publication Update – June

Am rushing to finish the Monday 8am deadline for the printer, which, barring major disasters, shouldn’t be a problem. Consequently, we will be out on the 1st of June. The online editions will start going up on the same day. The online edition, of course will start going up on the on the same day in the evening.

The Burning Bush

As better and hotter weather fast approaches, the following is a fire-risk reminder: outside of Guadix local fire-fighters were called in to extinguish a small blaze