An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was felt on Tuesday in four provinces in Andalucia, these being Sevilla, Cádiz, Huelva and Málaga.
The August ‘puente’ heralds the start of the second half of the main holidaymonth and many coastal resorts are reporting almost 100% hotel occupancy.
The ITV (MOT) vehicle inspection in Andalucia has been reduced in cost between 10% and 45% for some 75% of vehicle owners, the aim being to reduce the cost to families and increase compliance with the compulsory inspections.
There were 14 fatalities on the roads in Spain at the weekend, although none were in the region of Andalucia.
According to the Minister for Equality, Health and Social Policies, María José Sánchez, the waters at the 259 beaches in Andalucia are suitable for swimming, this based upon the analysis of water samples from 343 points.
According to the Ministry of Tourism and Trade, overall hotel occupancy in Andalucia from Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday was 65.2%, up 2% on last year and hotels registered 1,084,884 overnight stays.
Initial expectations from the hotel industry for the Easter period are ‘optimistic’, with advance reservations up by 12% on last year and the forecast of good weather throughout the week suggesting overall occupancy rates of 85% in Andalucia, the best results for a decade.
The IU has temporarily suspended its agreement with the PSOE in Andalucia, blaming the president of the Junta de Andalucia for the crisis by stripping powers from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, which is under IU control.
The president of Andalucia, Susana Diaz (PSOE) has signed a decree, published in the Official Gazette (BOJA, which strips the IU controlled Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the powers and functions relating to the allocation of social housing in public ownership.
A police unit attached to the Junta de Andalucia has raided two illegal bingo parlours in Álora and Cártama, seizing around €1,000 in cash, 6,785 bingo cards and 2,000 chips.