While almost 12 million people tuned in to BBC’s Eastenders last night to learn who had killed Lucy Beale on Good Friday last year, the headlines were about 5 viewers who complained to Ofcom, claiming the mystery was too difficult to solve themselves and bemoaning being given ‘false information’ which ‘misled’ them when trying to work out who killed the character.
There have been over 13,000 complaints of domestic violence in Andalucia during the first six months of 2013, a 2% increase over the same period last year.
The Council has decided to close the sports facilities in Olivar de las Monjas due to complaints by residents in the building adjoining this infrastructure.
Residents and taxi professionals in Torrox have complained about the lack of vehicles adapted for the disabled, with many people having to order suitable taxis from neighbouring towns. The Mayor, Francisco Muñoz (PSOE), recognises the deficiency but has no plans to rectify the situation at the current time.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has been in existence for 50 years now, has received a grand total of 431,000 complaints (a record 31,548 in 2011) and the most complained about ad was a KFC offering in 2005 with 1,671 complaints.
In the first eight months of this year, Fuengirola has handled a total of 309 complaints relating to breaches of the Municipal Cleaning Ordinances, with fines ranging from €75 for minor offences to €9,000 for serious offences.
The association of local residents ‘Velis’ in Vélez-Málaga has been voicing its concern about the poor state of the bus station in the town, describing it as ‘third world’ and unacceptable in the XXI century.
Since the closure of the underground parking facility in December, the restricted access to the centre of town and the ‘rearrangement’ of parking on the main road, businesses and residents in Frigiliana are complaining about the lack of parking spaces which, they believe, is costing the town money.
Last year, in the area near the mouth of the rio Torrox close to the lighthouse, there were about fifty people living or sleeping rough. This figure has since grown to around 200 and the local residents have had enough.
The consumer organisation FACUA has so far received 860 complaints relating to the new, tougher anti-smoking laws and has initiated action against one bar in Sevilla.