13 - 19 December 2012
Channel Canal Sur €20m bail-out THE Junta de Andalucia regional government will invest €20 million in regional TV channel Canal Sur to balance its accounts. The manager of Andalucian Radio and TV (RTVA), Pablo Carrasco, has predicted a deficit of €22 million, with expenses of more than €165 million. Most of that, €81.2 million, will be used to pay staff. RTVA predicts it will save money next year, and has begun to do so with changes to its programme schedule.
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Spanish blog polls in second place ONE of Euro Weekly News’ columnists is an award winning writer. British writer Vicki McLeod has won an award for her blog familymattersmallorca. com. Expatsblog.com honours expatriate bloggers from all over the world every year, and Vicki was placed second out of all the entries for Spain. There were 54 entries in the Spanish division. Her blog, which she has been compiling over the past four years, received a total of 218 votes, trailing only eight points behind the winner. Vicki, who has a seven-year-old daughter Gigi with husband
Stories making headlines from Germany
€5 strip search FOUR police officers in Munich are under investigation for allegedly forcing 27 students aged 13 and 14 to strip in the search for a missing €5 note.
Failed show LIVE German show Supertalent suffered a series of disasters as one singer choked on confetti during her performance and then a fire broke out on stage.
Tall light AWARD WINNING: Vicki with her daughter Gigi, who is mentioned in her blogs. Oliver, blogs about living in Mallorca and what issues expatriates, particularly those of the younger generation with
a family, face. Spending many hours each week blogging, her silver rosette is placed proudly on her website. Anna Nicholas, who writes about her commute between Mallorca and London and who also writes for
The Telegraph, pipped Vicki to the top spot. Vicki’s column can be found every week in the Mallorca edition of Euro Weekly News as well as our website www.euroweeklynews. com
Rent free business TEN business premises in Vega de Aca are being offered rent free by Almeria´s Council for Employment and Economic development. Most of the premises measure between 142 and 143 square metres, with the largest being 176 square metres.
Almeria Town Hall is offering them free of charge for three-years, after which an option to buy becomes available. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of potential jobs created, project viability and originality.
Van man sought A MOROCCAN man who was allegedly caught smuggling two countrymen in the back of his van faces five years jail, if he can be found. The public prosecutor says a Guardia Civil search of a van that had just arrived by ferry at Almeria Port in 2010 found two Moroccans who did not carry any form of identification. Now the van driver has been charged, but his current whereabouts are unknown. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
THE tallest lighthouse in Europe, standing at 100 metres, is planned for the Port of Hamburg.
Top carol AROUND 24 per cent of Germans named Stille Nacht (Silent Night) as their favourite Christmas carol, a survey showed.
Big cake A GIANT three ton, 3.64 metres long, 1.75 metres wide fruitcake locally known as Stollen, was baked by a team of 20 bakers in Dresden.
Cow effort A RECORD average of 8,000 litres of milk were produced by German dairy cows during the 2011/2012 season, the DLQ animal control agency said.
No consent THE NPD neo-Nazi party has been ordered to pay €12,000 in compensation to 12 minors after they were used in an election campaign video without parental consent.
Published on Dec 12, 2012
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