Saturday, August 18, 2018

Emergency chestnut meeting called in Huelva

Canker disease as well as the threat of gall wasp infestation has left chestnut trees in the province in Malaga ‘at risk’

Andalucia plans to expand protected areas

Proposals receive support from town halls, ecologists, businesses and central and local government

A walk through Hardy’s Wessex

One of his favourite areas for walking, author Guy Hunter-Watts praises Aracena and, continuing his series of walks for The Olive Press, describes a delightfully leafy circuit easy for all the family starting at Galaroza

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

Marbella officially has the highest fuel prices in Spain

Neighbouring Estepona and Mijas are far lower than Marbella

‘Inexcusable levels of animal abuse’ at El Rocio pilgrimage in Huelva, says animal rights group PACMA

A total of 107 horses have been killed in El Rocio since 2007

Dreamtime in the Aracena

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

Over a third of Andalucia sewage plants not processing waste properly

Last November, Spain was fined €46.5m by the EU Commission due to a failure to ensure its plants were safely processing sewage

The wonder product Jolly Gel will keep your pool sparkling and save you money

Jolly Gel will certainly pay for itself many times over in terms of water, chemical and electricity bills

Shield to deploy at Rota naval base

American anti-missile defence to protect against ballistic missiles

Huelva crowned Spain’s gastronomy capital

Dozens of events will take place in the town this year to showcase the quality of its produce.

Brits being ‘put off holidays in Spain’ by drop in value of pound sterling

More than 40% of Britons will change their holiday plans

Million British birds at risk due to Doñana National Park environmental failures

The WWF has issued a warning about the large number of birds as Spain fails to protect one of only two Andalucian national parks

Spanish Civil War communal graves located

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

Junta announces lynx protection plan

The regional government is to “bury” some roads in the Doñana National Park in a bid to cut the number of Iberian lynx killed by passing motorists in the nature reserve

500 forced to flee after second Huelva fire ravages the area

The fire is believed to still be ravaging the area towards Almonaster

Spain has fourth largest number of empty homes in the world

Colder countries were found to have a lower rate of empty homes

Huelva Food guide: Find out why the city is Spain’s 2017 Capital of Gastronomy

The Olive Press explores the city’s top dishes to discover a tantalising clash of ocean-to-table cuisine, complemented with produce harvested from the surrounding sierras

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

Christopher Columbus’ hidden dock found in Huelva

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

Costa del Sol property firm will give you a FREE car with your property purchase

The promotion will end on 30th June 2017 and applies to properties priced €180,000 and above

IN PHOTOS: Terrifying images of the Huelva fire, now burning in Doñana National Park

They are still being fought by around 500 firefighters

Spain second-best country in the world for first-time buyers

Spain saw a 2.2% increase in salaries against a 5.75% drop in property prices
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