Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Andalucia on alert for severe weather

Spanish Meteorological Office, AEMET, has issued yellow and orange weather alerts across much of Andalucia from midnight Friday, 30 January through most of Saturday

VIDEO: Horrific crash at the Vuelta a Andalucia

Dutchman Pim Ligthart avoided the pile-up and took advantage to claim victory in Huelva

Spain is the world’s biggest strawberry exporter

As the strawberry season gets into full swing, Wendy Williams picks out 10 fruity facts about the industry in Huelva

Carbon-neutral hotel in Huelva a TripAdvisor GreenLeader

La Posada de San Marcos, in the Sierra de Aracena natural park, has retained its GreenLeader status for 2015

Toll too far between Spain and Portugal

The 77 euro fee to cross into the Algarve is tourist suicide

Groups up in arms after Junta announces ‘scandalous’ new mining plans for Andalucia

Junta head Susana Diaz has revealed controversial plans that would see new mines and quarries open across Andalucia

Portugal demands overdue toll payment from 300,000 drivers, most from Huelva and Galicia

The estimated overdue electronic toll fees stand at €80 million for toll roads which have been contested ever since they were set up

Huelva architectural gem goes on sale in its centenary year

The property in Aracena has been given new life by Australian interior designer Melanie Denny

Eating out in the Aracena

You are spoilt for choice with good places to eat in Aracena, discovers Jon Clarke

Club doorman tells Spanish police he knows who snatched Madeleine McCann

OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE: Huelva-based man reveals to Olive Press that he fears for his safety after fleeing Portuguese trafficking gang. By Jon Clarke

Dreamtime in the Aracena

Aracena counts some of the best quality and most peaceful hotels in southern Spain, reckons Jon Clarke

Doñana’s UNESCO status in danger

Unless Spain solves local issues by next February, Doñana could lose its UNESCO status

Christopher Columbus’ hidden dock found in Huelva

Archaeologists discover the exact place Columbus set sail for the New World in Huelva

Stamping out the ‘Class A drugs post’ peril

Injected into silicone breasts and surgically implanted into defenceless puppies – the Class A Drugs ‘delivery service’ is becoming increasingly deadly as traffickers seek horrific new ways to smuggle contraband into Europe, using Spain as their back door. But it’s a ‘smug’s game’, reports Tom Powell

Endangered horses released back into the Spanish wild

Retuerta horses are one of the oldest and rarest breeds in Europe

Ham-azing Aracena!

There are no cinemas, beaches and Chinese takeaways, but it’s ham heaven in the rolling mountain region of Aracena that few have heard of and even less visit, discovers Jon Clarke

Algarrobico hotel to get the chop despite amnesty for Costa del Sol properties

The 400-room hotel is set to be demolished for violating environmental protection laws

Was Atlantis in Andalucia?

Latest archaeological breakthrough indicates Andalucia may have once been home to the mythical civilisation

The home of jamon

Aracena is the true spiritual home of the world’s best ham, discovers James Bryce

Voodoo Curse Threat to Prostitutes

The leaders of a gang that brought Nigerian women to Spain and then forced them into prostitution by threatening them with voodoo curses, have been arrested

Woman scores most points at Huelva’s Senior Golf Tour of Andalucia qualifying tournament

Seniors took each other on at Huelva's qualifying tournament of the Senior golf tour of Andalucia

The world’s healthiest pork

Thirsty, acorn-feeding black pigs produce Spain’s most famous gourmet product which is also good for your health, writes Anne Manson

Spanish Civil War communal graves located

Junta releases map of the 50,000 victims still awaiting a decent burial from Civil War

Freight train carrying 720 tonnes of ammonia derails near Huelva

Emergency services have been working hard to stem the leak and prevent danger to the public

Spain’s Donana National Park could lose UNESCO protection

Final redoubt of world's most famous wild cat the lynx seriously under threat, writes Wendy Williams

Donana under threat from gas extraction

Environment Ministry issues licence for area close to park


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