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Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby. The tabs beneath the header photo link to other blogs written whilst I was living in other parts of Spain, to my articles written for the now defunct TIM magazine and to my most recent photo albums.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Real news

On Saturday Maggie told me that there had been a lorry fire on the road about a kilometre from our house. I'd been inside, cleaning, so I hadn't noticed.

We were told about this lorry fire by at least ten people on the Saturday. Gossip is currency here. This morning someone told me that there had been two motorcyclists cut in half and then reduced to ashes in the accident. My morbid curiosity aroused I checked out the story.

In fact a motorbike rider, a young man, crashed into the front of a lorry. The impact caused a fire, the biker slid underneath the lorry and was, indeed, burned beyond recognition. The lorry driver was unharmed.

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