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(Agencies) The Budget for 2010, presented on Monday in Madrid by Elena Salgado, Second Vice-President and Minister for Economy (photo), and subject to much negotiation, includes a total of €239,930,290 for the Campo de Gibraltar. Most of the money (58%, or €140,824,000) would be scheduled for the Algeciras Port Authority. And most of that (€73,461,000) is destined for a new container terminal at Isla Verde.> Read the rest of this entry »
The traditional annual Goyesca bullfight, held yesterday in Ronda, when the matadores dress in the costumes of Francisco Goya’s time (1746-1828) was turned on its head this year when star bullfighter Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez turned up in a much trumpeted suit designed by Giorgio Armani. The social aspects of the event long ago took over from the art of bullfighting. On the same cartel were José María Manzanares and Miguel Ángel Perera.> Read the rest of this entry »
A well-place source living between Ronda and Jimena told us this morning about his experiences on Tuesday, when the skies opened after several days of very black clouds. There are reports of it having rained 50 litres per hour at the height of the storm, which caused as yet unspecified damage to homes, shops and streets, fortunately without any reported injuries. His photo says it all. (Jimena forecast)
(Agencies) The Mayor of Ronda, Antonio Marín, announced on Thursday that the town’s May Fair, which dates back to 1487, has been cancelled this year. Instead, the €300,000 the Council would have spent, will pay the wages of 106 people who will be taken on for three months, in May, June and July.
Marín stressed that, according to municipal estimates, there are currently 200 local families who are in extreme financial difficulties.>