Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Vélez Blanco, the Indalo and the Chaman (Brujo)

John Woodhead explores the cave paintings at Cueva de los Letreros

Spanish singer Manolo Escobar dies

Manolo Escobar falls victim to cancer at the age of 82

Saved!

Junta stops construction plans for Europe’s largest land-maritime nature reserve

We were the victims of a ‘campaign of terror’, claim Spanish newspaper publishers Michel and Steven Euesden

Tearful Euro Weekly News owners tell court how journalist undertook hate campaign over claims they stole his newspaper

Knock down the Algarrobico, says IU, as High Court returns Natural Park protection

After local town halls insist on opening illegal hotel in Carbonaras, IU party hits back

British expat burns to death in his car

A British pensioner has been found dead inside his car in Almeria

A vote of confidence

Victoria Twead gets to grips with small town Spanish politics in the latest extract from her book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools…

Hail hell

More than 300 people protested in Almunecar in support of local farmers affected by a hailstorm in August

International ‘clean up the seas’ mission reaches Andalucia

The Ocean Crusader mission to clean up the world’s seas has launched its Spanish leg of the world tour in Almeria

Demolition families to meet Euro MP

Homeowners threatened by demolition will speak to Euro MP Chris Bryant this weekend

Naturist hotel in Almeria among world’s best nudist spots

Hotel Vera Playa Club has been named as the sixth best nudist hotel in the world

Manu Chao is back on the scene

The Spanish singer hasn't graced Andalucia for seven years

Work to resume at controversial Algarrobico hotel

The 'hotel ilegal' saga has taken another twist

Andalucia Day: The best places to celebrate your Andalusian pride

This annual festival celebrates Andalucia's status as an autonomous community

Heavy rainfall on Costa del Sol and warnings of strong coastal winds

Most of the country can expect heavy rainfall for the rest of the day

Gay couple attacked at Almeria feria

The couple were verbally and physically attacked

Rubbed out

After our report last issue about villas being built 20 metres from the beach in Mijas, activists demand date for Algarrobico hotel demolition in Almeria

Double Standards

While the nearby Priors home was knocked down, the Olive Press can reveal that this enormous 420m villa - owned by local politicians - was built with just a 'renovation' licence

British expat launches project to clean up ‘layer of filth’ on Almeria’s Tabernas desert

He is hoping to raise awareness and get more local support for the campaign

Nudist beach in Almeria under threat from new law

The beach in Vera has been a haven for naturists since it was legalised there in 1979

Operation Edu seizes 15 people for fraud in Andalucia

Spanish police plan to arrest 90 people in the days to come

Algarrobico hotel approaches demolition

Environment bosses in Junta and Madrid have issued a statement of intent to knock down the hotel

Mojacar: The Corner of Enchantment

Long-time resident Lenox Napier recalls the good old days of Mojacar when his dad played checkers with Orson Welles and kicked a young Dennis Hopper up the backside

Spain backs common agreement to secure rights of British expats ‘in principle’

It is thought the issue will be at the top of the agenda once Brexit talks begin

‘Terrified’ baby dolphin dies from stress in southern Spain after tourists snatch it from water and pose for selfies

The stranded creature was separated from its mother and spotted by a group of camera wielding tourists who snapped photos of it

Hollywood director Ridley Scott blames Spain for allegedly racist casting

His forthcoming biblical epic features Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver
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