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Espinar Cracks

The PSOE has brought the appearance of cracks in El Espinar, along Calle Vencejo, to the attention of the press.
Families living there were alarmed by the ‘progress’ of the growing cracks, which appear to be threatening at least two houses. These same locals complained to the PSOE that they had brought the matter up at the Town Hall but to no avail.

Wave Damage

Just before Christmas there were high waves that pounded the coastline of Granada. In La Herradura, the gale pushing up from the south had the waves swamping the beach road and even some terraces.

Segovía Prizes

The 2010 winner of the Andrés Segovía, classical guitar competition was Emerson Salazar from Chile.
Second Prize went to Gustavo Costa, from Brazil, and Third Prize to Jerzy Chwastyk from Poland.

Pieces of Pep

Pep Benaiges, the pen behind the Gazette’s Spanish article, El Catalejos, is one of the most likeable people in La Herradura. He speaks excellent English and is very much into theatre, which runs in his family. But besides that, he has also probably the village’s most well known insurance broker/financial advisor, who set up business here in 1994.

Tartana Treats

Jed, Mandy and the very popular Jonathan, from ‘El Ancla’ have joined forces and reopened La Tartana. The place has had a complete refurbishment, which gives it a fresher, lighter and brighter feel, as has the menu, which continues to offer superb quality food, complete with children’s menu at very competitive prices.

Water Win!

Molvízar has finally won its battle against the nasty water company and their ‘broken meters.’ Incredibly, they actually managed to get the blighters to return their money!

Flood Issues

On the very same day that we were reporting on the flooded and much-potholed Velilla beach road, Salobreña’s main roundabout was awash with rainwater.

Bus Station Fiasco

Well, it doesn’t look like Salobreña will be getting the long-awaited bus station any time soon, unfortunately. The Junta de Andalucía didn’t include any funds in the regional budget leaving the Salobreña PP and PSOE to blame each other for this disappointment.

Municipal Budget Information

A sign of the times is that the Town Hall has just approved the lowest municipal budget in a decade. With a figure of eleven million, you have to go back to the late 90’s to find an equivalent.

Tree Trouble

The cutting down of trees continues to cause friction between ecologists and opposition parties, on one side, and the governing PP, on the other. Now the Regional Ombudsman has decided to get involved, bless him, at the petition of the IU.