Thursday, August 09, 2007


The big stink is over in Spain:

GRANADA (EFE) – Residents and tourists at Almunecar near Granada will finally get to celebrate the Spanish resort's annual fiesta after bin collectors ended a five-day strike which has allowed 800 tonnes of rubbish to pile up in the streets.

On Thursday, local authorities in Almunecar said the feria would run from 11-17 August, kicking off on Saturday to give the rubbish collectors time to clear the streets.

Mayor Juan Carlos Benavides had suspended the annual fiesta which was due to start on Thursday because of the stinking state of the resort.

Local authorities rescheduled the feria for Saturday after learning rubbish collectors and management at the company El Mirlo had struck a deal after 13 hours of labour arbitration.

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