Monday, June 18, 2018

EU takes regional government to court over Iberian lynx

The European Union is taking the Junta de Andalucia to court for building a road that cuts through one of the few remaining habitats of the Iberian lynx.

Plastic greenhouses used as pot factories

ALMOST two thousand cannabis plants have been seized following drug raids on plastic greenhouses (invernaderos). Police found 664 plants during a raid on an invernadero,...

Courts study 84 objections to controversial school subject

A CONTROVERSIAL new subject has made its debut in schools around Spain without any of the protests planned by opponents. Throughout the country, only 84...

Human activity threatens land in Andalucia

Report claims “85 per cent of region” could be hit by desertification THE arid and semi-arid zones of Andalucia must be protected from human activity...

Court investigates Lanjaron “water grab”

Former environment chief in court for backing plans to extract 300 million litres of water per year from river PLANS by a mineral water company...

Corruption in the classroom: the head, the thief, his wife and her cuñada

Granada primary school faces legal battle and one million euro fine after an investigation found nine unqualified teachers, eight falsified salaries, and one imaginary class

Sky wars

Olive Press Exclusive - Jon Clarke HUNDREDS of thousands of Sky users around Andalucia could face being cut off under a European regulations clampdown. Many have...

Blue plaque for destruction

Trembling with neglect, could Brenan´s historic home be converted into flats? DERELICT and decaying with its front door bricked up and piles of rubbish strewn...

Alpujarra saved…

… or is it? As regional government backtracks on water plans, green groups claim Trevelez river is turning into a “sewer” LOCAL residents and green...

Immigrant found wandering on Spain’s highest peaks

POLICE have arrested an immigrant who was found wandering without food or water in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. 27-year-old Tony Brascons, who immigration officials...

Reservoir levels fall

WATER levels in reservoirs in Andalucia have fallen by 115 cubic hectometres (hm3) – in spite of August’s record high rainfall. Reservoirs in the Guadalquivir...

“New city” set for Malaga

ONE of the country’s biggest housing developers is planning 70,000 new homes next to Malaga’s technology park. Martinsa-Fadesa has designed plans for the macro-development just...

Expert numbers Granada Franco victims at 10,000

A LEADING expert has claimed the remains of more than 10,000 victims of General Francisco Franco are lying under the soils of Granada. Maribel Brenes,...

Malaga mass graves grow

Exhumation reveals remains of 900 Franco victims

Across the line: Cocaine takes hold of Granada’s youth

As figures reveal that the number of children using cocaine has quadrupled in a decade, local government begins to fortify the classroom battle against...

Land Grab Scuppered

Despite hard-hitting Junta report rejecting “unsustainable” Parchite Golf, Ronda mayor Antonio Marin Lara insists the scheme is legal and still goes ahead THE Junta has...

“We don’t want a Millennium Dome”

Judiciary investigates golf project designed by Sir Richard Rogers Olive Press Exclusive A GOLF course complex designed by the architect behind the controversial Millennium Dome in...

Algarrobico: The never ending story

As Greenpeace claims work on the Algarrobico Hotel continues, the Olive Press charts the controversial history of the edifice that has become a symbol of rampant coastal destruction

It stinks!

The stench of corruption takes a break as Almuñecar binmen go on strike and methane gas escapes from Granada landfill site THE province is set...

Britons largest minority in Andalucia

BRITISH nationals have overtaken Moroccans as the largest foreign population in Andalucia. Figures released by Junta de Andalucia show 88,188 Britons now live in the...

Junta stops 1,500 Alhaurin homes

THE regional government has vetoed plans to build a 1,500-home development on EU-protected land. The town hall of Alhaurin el Grande wanted to build the...

Could semi-arid region be set for golf course project?

Councillor claims to have seen golf course and residential project for Ugijar as developers advertise new homes on internet A GOLF course along with 2,000...

Granada constructor paid for Marbella building licenses

A GRANADA housing developer arrested during the Malaya investigation paid Juan Antonio Roca vast sums for three building licenses. Investigating judge Miguel Angel Torres heard...

Did Junta ignore Marbella corruption?

Roca insists regional government “knew” of his activities

Developers call new land regulations “illegal” as court dismisses appeal

THE Supreme Court of Andalucia has dismissed an appeal to suspend radical new land laws. Officals from Fadeco, a collective of regional housing developers and...

Developer more important than public interest, says judge

Judge throws Junta’s suspension appeal at Los Merinos Golf out of court as public warned not to buy at golf complex A MALAGA court has...
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