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Flushed away

Government has two months to give answers on schemes, including Los Merinos and others in Ardales and ColmenarTHE European Commission has launched an investigation...

A secret Swiss bank account, the near concreting of a famous white town and a soap that’s anything but...

The perverse twists and turns of politics inside the celebrated white town of Gaucín have led to the description as ‘El Culebron de Gaucín’, or The Gaucin Soap Opera.

Beacon of hope

Olive Press is sited as an inspiration in fight to save our environmentTHE Olive Press has been handed an award for its environmental campaigning....

Ronda makes the Global Corruption List

‘Illegal’ Los Merinos slammed in Transparency International reportTHE huge double golf macroproject of Los Merinos has landed Ronda town hall on the annual Global Corruption...

Blocked

‘A shameless neglect of duty,’ says local walking group as an incredible 30 public footpaths are cut off around Ronda aloneOVER 30 public footpaths...

Save our paths

Andalucia has some of the best - and most scenic - walks in Spain. But hikers and families out for a countryside stroll are...

The New Battle of Trafalgar

A new frontline is being drawn up along the Costa de la Luz, between developers and nature lovers who want to save one of...

We’re not buried yet

Villagers to seize town hall for ‘funeral’ protest as promoters both in Spain and the UK begin drive to sell plots on golf course...

The “poverty complex” destroying Spain

The Olive Press' JON CLARKE talks to Greenpeace director Juan Lopez de UraldeHE is lost for words when asked why Spain does not value...

“Cemetery of trees” prompts Greenpeace action

Environmentalists launch unsustainable development campaign in RondaTHE President of Greenpeace España has praised campaigners opposed to controversial Los Merinos golf and insisted: “You...

Fore Seasons!

Luxury hotel group is slammed for links to controversial golf project as properties are marketed despite Junta stop orderJon Clarke LUXURY hotel chain Four...

Olive Press news review of the year

Twelve months of corruption, environmental matters and the best English-language coverage of the local issues that matter, the Olive Press brings you an indispensable...

Law restricts future golf courses in Andalucía

Draft could end golf-urban development links THE construction of new golf courses in Andalucía will be heavily restricted under regional government draft proposals. Under the new...

A fairway to treat nature?

Olive Press Exclusive Text and photographs: Jon Clarke AN ecological nightmare, hundreds of ancient oaks apparently stand dead. Pulled up for a huge golf macroproject, they line...

Works begin on “unsustainable” golf course

Residents claim electricity cables are laid at Parchite Golf WORK has begun at controversial Parchite Golf, despite a regional government report rejecting it as “clearly...

The Collar of Concrete strangling Spain

In this exclusive, hard-hitting dispatch, author Chris Stewart warns that in selling out to developers, Spain risks destroying its tourist industry. In a call...

El cinturón de cemento que acabará asfixiando a España

En este informe revelador, el escritor de Entre Limones, Chris Stewart, nos avisa del peligro que corre el turismo en España si sigue vendiéndose...

Land Grab Scuppered

Despite hard-hitting Junta report rejecting “unsustainable” Parchite Golf, Ronda mayor Antonio Marin Lara insists the scheme is legal and still goes ahead THE Junta has...

Developer more important than public interest, says judge

Judge throws Junta’s suspension appeal at Los Merinos Golf out of court as public warned not to buy at golf complex A MALAGA court has...

Ronda ramblers fight back

Part of pan-European footpath blocked in Spain by developers IT is the jewel in the crown of Spain’s network of footpaths. Crossing most of Andalusia,...

Spain bird group banned from Ronda fair over golf complex criticism

Mayor stops Spanish RSPB after hard-hitting report A WILDLIFE group has been banned from Ronda’s May feria after issuing a hard-hitting report on the destructive...

Concreting over Lemons

CELEBRATED writer Chris Stewart has slammed the corrupt political system that is concreting over the natural environment of Spain at “an alarming pace.” Talking exclusively...

Path protesters face 30,000 euro fines

Guardia Civil accused of bias after fining 40 protesters – some of whom did not attend last year’s demo against the closure of the international GR-7 Spain to Greece footpath

Ex-pats sued for green views

Trio of Ronda residents – including writer Alastair Boyd – face a 22 million euros lawsuit in a campaign of “mafia-style harassment” by developers

Ramblers fight back

Ronda ramblers association suing the town hall over series of blocked footpaths

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