Monthly Archives: March 2013

Player Headbutts Referee

The Vélez-Málaga law court has found a football player guilty of headbutting a referee who had shown him a red card. He was subsequently fined 360 euros and ordered to pay 720 euros in compensation.

Barred from Airport

The individuals have had court orders served forbid them from entering Málaga Airport, after their arrest over alleged incidents of theft involving tourists.

Wonky Policemen Jailed

A policeman was sentenced to 17-years imprisonment for the theft of 138k of drugs from the main police station in Sevilla. He was not alone in the theft as his accomplice, sentenced to 15 years, was tasked with substituting the stolen drug with plaster and chocolate powder.

Old House New Use

Deep in the Alpujarra, there is a hamlet called Mairena, which is a municipal dependency of Nevada. This rural cluster has a population of only 247 inhabitants. One of them, a 37-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly converting old school housing into a thriving Marihuana plant nursery.

Depressing News

Checking my portfolio of Seaside Gazette articles reveals that there are definitely two subjects missing over the years: alcohol and hypertension. Thus I shall start with the more pleasurable subject, which for some is a problematic one. Alcohol in moderation is pleasurable and considered to be healthy, e.g. reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes.

Not All Gloom

Motril Port is surging ahead, and if the province’s port, doorway for cruise ships to local tourism is doing well, then the rest of the Costa Tropical is sure to follow.

Broke Burgillos

The Town Hall of Burgillos (Sevilla) has just declared itself ‘not viable’ as it is unable to operate owing 70 million euros.

Russians Filming in Salobreña

If you had printed that kind of headline in Franco’s day… but times have moved on. A film crew from the Russian state TV channel, Rossiya, has been filming a documentary in Salobreña which will be broadcast at peak-viewing times.