Vintage Cars of Granada

Wowzers! Many residents were left with crinks in their necks at the end of April, after craning to get a good look at the convoy of shiny automobiles cruising through town. In celebration of ‘25 years of routes,’ the Veteran Automobile Club of Granada was showing off in good-old-fashioned style by circling the province in…

Barbero Killer Sentenced

At a court in Granada, the killer of Daniel Barbero was sentenced to ten years in prison. However, he and six other defendants were acquitted of forming a drug trafficking gang.

La Herradura Tragedy

An incident unfolded on Thursday 23rd April while Alicia, a 35-year-old local woman was working at her cleaning job in the offices of Centro Jate de La Herradura, (underneath the Municipal Market).

Pizzeria Realengo in La Herradura

Just how good is Pizzeria Realengo in La Herradura? Well it’s my job to write about all the nice things that restaurants and café bars produce, so it came as a bit of a shock to have someone tell me something about Realengo I didn’t know. That something is the steak…

The English Library in La Herradura

The wonderful volunteers at The English Library in La Herradura are still looking for new members. These guys have fought tooth and nail to keep the library going, and all in the face of bureaucratic adversity, the like of which is normally encountered only by a British MP trying to sort out his expenses.

25% off ALL treatments

Claire at Evolución is celebrating her 5th anniversary of trading in La Herradura. To celebrate, she is offering 25% off ALL treatments from 11th to 15th May. This amazing offer is sure to attract a lot of attention, so book as soon as possible!

Interview: Juan Carlos Benavides (Mayor)

TSG: Last month there was lots of ‘turbulence’, so what we would like to do is put over your take on things.
JCB: OK, let’s go
TSG: There were many people that didn’t agree – did not understand why – the road works on the Avenida de Andalucía had to start just before Semana Santa. We put in last months Gazette that we had spoken with the Town Hall engineer who said that Almuñécar was tied to a start date as far as the grant was concerned. Could you add anything to this?

Anacondas R Us

A local La Herradura resident decided it would be really good fun to have a huge snake (don’t we all!). So I’m presuming he contacted someone like ‘Anacondas R Us’ in Barcelona and within a few days he received his snake in the post.

Pedestrians Only… At Last

Now, we couldn’t let a month go by without a roadwork tale or two, not when the Spanish are so fond of their diggers. This time however it’s by popular demand and the residents of La Guardia are actually happy to see work begin on turning the area into a pedestrian one.

That Band

The now legendary That Band will be playing at the La Cochera in La Herradura on Saturday 30th May. Mike, Duncan, Javier and Roland will be performing their particular mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, rock and soul.

El Cerval Bajo and El Cerval Alto

It’s funny how you can live here for a score or more years and still find somewhere new just seven kilometres behind La Herradura. I’m talking about los Cervales, which is a small cortijada (hamlet) – two really, because you have El Cerval Bajo and El Cerval Alto. It wasn’t that long ago that the hamlet had no paved thoroughfare, no electricity and certainly no telephones.

Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for Tennis? There are more than 40 ladies and gentlemen in the Las Palmas tennis club from all over Europe, including Belgium, UK, Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, Argentina, Switzerland and Spain, a real mix of both residents, and others who spend part of their year here.

Charity Dinner

The month of April saw a special charity dinner in the Peña Parda Restaurant, in aid of the Spanish Association against Cancer. To say the event was well attended would be an understatement, with the venue packed to the gunnels!

Chiringuitos to stay

Those of you with long memories will recall, way back in 1987, the destruction of almost all the chiringuitos on the beach in La Herradura, to comply with the Ley de Costas (Law of Coasts).