The Weekend – 27 February 2016

The Weekend – 27 February 2016

Welcome to another weekend here on the costa blanca. Or, actually, wherever you are, welcome to the weekend, but I happen to be on the costa blanca. The bad news is that it´s going to…

JUDO COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND

The locally based NAZOMI Judo Club is participating in a competition this weekend which will bring hundreds of young people from across Spain to compete in Torrevieja.
The third Jornada Liga Judito takes place on Sunday from 9:00 in the sports city, …

ORIHUELA GOVERNMENT FOCUS ON PARTIES OVER THE NEEDY

Orihuela´s first plenary meeting of the year was particularly notable this month, on account of a number of the councillors who make up the municipal corporation absent.
Ousted former president of the Partido Popular, Pepa Ferrando, was attendi…

ORIHUELA PP DESCENDS INTO FURTHER CONFUSION

The Executive Committee of the Partido Popular in Orihuela has appointed José Francisco Pérez Espinosa as their new interim President, following the expulsion of Pepa Ferrando from the party after she led a renegade group to defy party p…

THE 2015 CORVERA OPENING PROMISE

The Minister of Development, Public Works and Planning in the region of Murcia, Francisco Bernabé, has this week stated that “if all goes well” and that the problems relating to the competition award and compensation are resolved by…

JUDGE ORDERS UBER WEBSITE SHUTDOWN

A court in Madrid has ordered the shutdown of the transport booking website and app Uber, “with immediate effect”.
The site was designed to allow travellers to connect with car drivers and “car share” for their journey, althou…

AIRPORT OPERATIONS BIDS IN

Spanish airport operator AENA has received 167 offers from 12 companies or groups bidding to handle the operation of 19 airports in their network.
It was in July of this year that the service was put to tender for the second phase of the competition …

ORIHUELA ANIMAL CENTRE CELEBRATES TWO YEARS

Orihuela´s animal protection centre, which is run by the ASOKA organisation, is celebrating its second year with more volunteers, more help, and more animals looking for homes.
The centre currently has some 200 dogs, 60 cats, 5 pigs, 2 goats a…

SWEET TREATS UNDER COMPETITION INVESTIGATION

After earlier reports of weather conditions threatening almond crops, the Spanish confectionary market is now facing more dilemmas, after disciplinary proceedings have been confirmed against six of the top turrón manufacturers for alleged market…

BODYBUILDING CHAMP COP

A Spanish policeman has been crowned World Bodybuilding Champion in a competition held in Madrid.
Antonio Morcillo, a 37 year old officer from the policía local in the Badajoz town of Villanueva de la Serena, has been training for the title for…

TORREVIEJA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN EVENTS CANCELLED

The councillor for festivities in Torrevieja, Lola Sánchez Roca, has announced that Tuesday´s Virgen del Carmen celebrations in the city have been cancelled.
The reason for the cancellation is the appearance of a large quantity of fish of…

EUROPE RULE ALICANTE FILM STUDIOS ILLEGAL

The General Court of the European Union has stated 265 million euro in funding provided by the Generalitat Valenciana towards the construction of Alicante´s film studios, the Ciudad de la Luz, was granted illegally and therefore must now be recov…

GREEN LIGHT FOR HIGH SPEED TRAIN PRIVATISATION

The Spanish Government has given the green light to the privatisation of the high speed train service between Madrid and the east coast, allowing for one more private operator to run on the line, thus providing competition for national train operator R…

SPANISH AIRPORT OPERATOR TO BE PRIVATISED

The Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, has announced that the Spanish government aims to privatise the airport network company AENA, by offloading 49% of the company to the private sector.
In a statement, Mata stressed that AENA will continue to b…