A crisis like this present one brings out heart-warming solidarity and sacrifice, but it also brings to the fore the callous, the devious and the stupid
The CSIF trade union has complained that the Traffic Department issued a speeding fine against a fire engine that had been called out to a fire.
The Junta de Andalucía approved a widening of a programme to put right storm damage to include ramblas on the Costa Tropical.
Whilst over in Almuñécar the fire service is breaking out the party hats and farting cushions over their latest acquisition – a brand new fire engine – the Motril fire service is busily unwrapping their prezzie, too!
Passersby may have been surprised by all the commotion around Hotel Almijarra on the 25th, with the police and emergency services pouring in and out of the building, but there was no cause for concern as it was all emergency exercise, or a simulacro, as they say in Spanish.
Calle Real saw some emergency service activity during May. I was first alerted to this one whilst having a drink and a bite at El Ancla, when Cliff (get well soon mate!) told me that there had been a partial house collapse at the top of town, with part of the rear wall of a property missing.