Friday, June 22, 2018

Behind Bars: Clampdown sees dozens imprisoned for drink driving

Since the reform of the penal code in December 2007, 793 drivers in Malaga province alone have been arrested or charged for driving over the limit

Transsexual man pregnant with twins

The Jaen resident has interrupted hormone treatments and postponed plans for a sex change operation in order to have a baby

500 and out

Traders and hoteliers are up in arms after Andalucia’s oldest agricultural fair has been cancelled

Hunger strike over mortgage

Santiago Cortes, a construction worker by trade, has gone on hunger strike to renegotiate his mortgage

Chaves up, Andalucia goes down

Despite being two decades at the head of the Junta de Andalucia, Manuel Chaves has left the region at the foot of the European league tables

Lamborghini death plunge

A British businessman has been killed after his Lamborghini plunged off a cliff in Marbella

I’m sherry inspired

The world’s most influential wine critic is to come to Jerez for his first trip to Europe in over 20 years

Demolished homeowners can rebuild their lives

An order to demolish the home of an English couple in Spain last year has been overruled as illegal

Shrimp comes home

His funeral cortège stretched for seven miles and was attended by over 100,000 people. So it seems fitting that the childhood home of flamenco star Cameron de la Isla should be turned into a museum

No help for Amy

The mother of missing Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick has criticised the Mijas mayor after he refused to help publicise her disappearance

Aliens and expats in Alexei’s latest book

Comedian Alexei Sayle has based his new book on British expatriates living in southern Spain

Madoff to Gibraltar

Disgraced broker Bernard Madoff transferred 150 million dollars to Gibraltar a month before his arrest last year

Death threats over pet dog

English businessman claims to have been threatened by his ex-partner over the ownership of a pedigree Shih-tzu called Chico

Recognise these trousers?

Police are appealing for anybody who might recognise a pair of trousers after they were found on the body of a man who has been missing for eight years.

Edgar Allan Poe Street

Jerez is to name a street after cult US novelist Edgar Allan Poe. This year is the 200th anniversary of his birth

Bounder returns

James Hewitt is set to open a top class restaurant and club in Marbella, catering for an international crowd

HELP! Lennon statue defaced

Monument moved after glasses ripped off and Spanish colours daubed on Beatle idol

Lawyers in the Dock

Olive Press turns the spotlight on the legal system as thousands are fined after paying for what they believed were legal houses

Robin on the menu

Britain's favourite bird, the robin, is still on the menu in some restaurants in Cadiz.

The lights went out

Andalucia's leading monuments have ‘switched off’ for an hour in solidarity with the world for Earth Hour

The costas he was not

At a memorial service to his life, dozens of environmentalists paid tribute – and even donated a poem to the man known as ‘Mister Boyd’

Police are helpless as mentally ill girl robs homes

Homeowners in the Guadalhorce valley are being terrorised by a mentally ill girl breaking into their properties

Black out around Andalucia

Don't forget to join the millions of people around Spain for Earth Hour on March 28 to send a message over Climate Change.

Job Done

Footpath reopened after fight from plucky pensioner and an Olive Press campaign

Mayor sued for protecting his town’s water supply from golf developers

Coin mayor Gabriel Clavijo is being taken to court for canceling a huge golf macroproject that could have damaged his town’s main aquifer.

Matador Row

A row has broken out after Spain's most popular bullfighter won an award from the Culture Ministry.
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