Sunday, February 25, 2018

25,000 drivers a day to be tested for alcohol or drugs in Spain as Christmas approaches

The traffic arm of the Guardia Civil have intensified controls

Dia Del Flamenco to be celebrated today across Andalucia

The sixth annual celebration is taking place all over Andalucia to celebrate the passionate dance, music and singing form that has its roots in the region

Four-year-old boy dies after dog attack in Jaen

Police are now investigating whether the dog’s owner had the necessary documentation

Andalucia’s damning debt

Five Andalucia town halls have seen their debt rise by more than €1.5 billion since 2011, new figures show

YouTuber arrested in Spain for video showing how to get weapons through airport security

Several explosives, weapons and a homemade grenade were also seized during a raid at his Jaen apartment

Jaen province home to biggest man-made forest in the world

The olive-tree plantation contains a staggering 64 million trees spread over half a million hectares

Yet another Iberian lynx death in Andalucia

Last March reduced speed limits were introduced in areas where high death rates have been recorded for the world’s most endangered feline

Close UK border petition founder lives in Spain

The irony is clearly lost on the expat

Young woman murdered by Franco firing squad to be honoured

La Carolina Town Hall, in Jaen is to make Ana Lopez Gallego an honorary mayor

Andalucian mayor demands funds to preserve newly-discovered Roman ruins

Porcuna, the home to the remains of the Roman city Obulco, is in a protected cultural zone

Scabies outbreak threatens mountain goat population in Andalucia

The Junta is taking measures to limit the outbreak and protect other animal species

17-year-old boy drowns in Jaen pool

Moroccan youth drowns in local pool at La Salobreja in Jaen

Entire Jaen village turned into miniature statues by 3D printer

All 318 people living in Torrequebradilla were given a mini-me the same day

Two women arrested in Jaen after planning courtroom shooting

Both women are believed to be part of the Mallarines gang

Jaen’s flamenco festival Musica en Segura set to return in May

It is returning for its second edition with a range of top artists following the success of 2014’s inaugural festival

More empty homes in Almeria than Malaga, Granada and Jaen combined

At the end of 2014 a total of 16,201 new properties remained unsold in the province

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

Andalucia stocks up on Cruzcampo beer for Christmas season

Over 2,1 millioon bottles have been dispatched to drinking holes throughout Andalucia

Jesus may have been clean-shaven!

One of the earliest depictions of Jesus has been unearthed in Jaen, and he doesn't have a beard

Spanish TV chef Dario Barrio dies in skydive accident

Dario Barrio - the Jamie Oliver of Spain - fell to his death in Jaen after his parachute failed to open

Worst drought in 150 years hits Spain

Crops in the south and east of the country are ruined

Poorest region in Spain scoops record lottery jackpot

The largest lottery in history has been won in part by groups of friends and families in Jaen, in southern Spain

Thief shops suspected paedophile after stealing videos from his house

Suspected paedophile in Jaen arrested after being handed in by thief
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