Friday, January 18, 2019

Málaga and Granada faces Christmas postal chaos

POSTAL workers in Spain are to stage a three-day walkout in protest at low salaries. The strike, which will run from December 23 to the...

Sierra Nevada in bumper holiday weekend

ALMOST 30,000 visitors flocked to the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada during the recent early December holiday. According to ski management company Cetursa, the...

Solidiers arrested in drugs raid

TWO soldiers have been arrested after police found four kilograms of cannabis in their car. Police in Almuñecar believe the un-named servicemen, who belong to...

The princes’ secret Spanish playground

They killed 740 partridges in one day at the Duke of Westminster’s exclusive hunting reserve

Violence on the streets as tension runs high during Franco mass

Police arrest four as extremists battle in GranadaTHE anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco brought violent scenes to the streets of Granada on...

Civil guards find “irregularities” in Lecrin water project

JUDGES in Granada are seeing if any criminal charges can be answered after the Guardia Civil found “irregularities” in a Lecrin Valley mineral water...

Ski season starts on December 1

HEAVY snowfall on the Sierra Nevada mountain range has resulted in an early start to the ski season. Pistes at Europe’s most southerly ski resort...

Mayors divided over cable car

MAYORS of the four municipalities over which the proposed Granada-Sierra Nevada cable car will travel are split over the benefits of the project. The socialist...

Spain’s largest circular trail opens

AT longer than 300 kilometres, the country’s longest circular walking trial is now officially open. The Sulayr trail, which circles the Sierra Nevada, is divided...

Olive Press forces “ecological disaster” investigation

Did sewage kill thousands of fish in Ronda river? AN investigation has been launched into the “ecological disaster” that killed thousands of fish in a...

Oil spillage poisons aquifer

A GRANADA court is investigating how 120,000 tonnes of a vegetable-based contaminant was allowed to enter underground water supplies. Mayor of Atarfe Víctor Sánchez and...

Granada mayors in corruption probes

THE public prosecutor has opened investigations into the dealings of three mayors from around the Granada province. In perhaps the highest profile probe, Almuñecar council...

Dining with Lorca, Gilbert & George

Painters, musicians and writers pay homage to the Granada poet at his summer retreat

Granada fights for Monarch flights

THE leader of Granada’s provincial council is trying to convince a low-cost airline to reconsider its controversial decision to cancel flights between London and...

Granada gang targets helpful drivers

Briton loses more than 6,000 euros after “scam” GOOD Samaritan drivers are being asked to beware after a Briton fell victim to a possible scam. Tony...

Boar attack hospitalises two girls

TWO teenage girls are recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in an attack by a wild boar. The incident happened as the girls were...

Precious graffiti surprises Alhambra ‘lion tamers’

The Alhambra’s famous Patio of the Lions is missing its famous beasts: they are being restored elsewhere and revealing a secret or two in...

Saved!

Junta stops construction plans for Europe’s largest land-maritime nature reserve

Double crossed

Hundreds of customer lines snatched by Telefonica leaving some paying twice for same internet serviceOlive Press exclusive FURIOUS broadband users have launched a stinging attack...

PP to support Granada cable car

Granada will play home to the world’s longest cable car if the Partido Popular wins next year’s regional elections

Protest against police “racism”

MORE than 1,000 people have marched through the centre of Granada to protest against the city’s “racist” local police force. In a demonstration organised by...

Controversial road gets thumbs up

MADRID has given its backing to a motorway that will cut through one of the region’s areas of outstanding beauty. Almost ten kilometres of the...

Rice banned in Cádiz

COUNCIL officials in Cádiz have banned rice at weddings in the city. Throughout Spain rice is thrown at the bride and groom as the newlyweds...

La Cala cougar moves inland

Were dead goats and a dog mauled by the Mijas Moggie? THE La Cala cougar has moved inland. The black panther, apparently spotted near to a...

Opponents question water plans for “semi-desert” Granada

Junta backs project to drill mineral water from Sierra Nevada DESERTIFICATION, land erosion and the loss of the province’s only wetlands are just three consequences...

Moorish mausoleum uncovered in Berja

Outrage as Junta allows housing development to go ahead despite “important” find A HOUSING development is going ahead despite it being built on the site...
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