Monday, December 17, 2018

Spanish cops find stash of explosives belonging to ETA terrorists

It is known as Spain's deadliest terror group having killed 860 people in its history

Could this be a Banksy in Andalucia?

Spotted by Olive Press reader and multimedia artist Jane Jewson on the road from Casares to Gaucin, two lifelike soldiers in battle dress square up to each other on the side of a ruined building

Crime clan behind wave of Mallorca robberies nailed in ‘unprecedented’ police sting, say cops

Los Lobato gang thought to be behind 400 thefts worth €10 million

World-famous classical musicians to perform at the Festival de Musica Barroca

Three nights of baroque concerts in Zahara de los Atunes

Bribery probe in just a year

Mayor of town only given independence in 2009 is arrested

Where to eat: In Sotogrande

Despite a string of new restaurants, it’s a trio of stalwarts that take the biscuit in Sotogrande

British Council to celebrate 400th anniversary of Shakespeare and Cervantes’ deaths

The British Council is setting up 40 events in Spain to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the literary giants’ death

Spain tops global rankings in support for transgender rights

A poll by Buzzfeed in 23 countries, discovered that 77% of respondents in Spain believe people should be able to use the bathroom of the sex they most identify with, compared with 62% in the UK and just 47% in the US

Spain heads toward zero tolerance drink driving policy

The policy change would make even one drop of alcohol too much to drive

Michelin star chef Albert Adria opens first restaurant outside Spain with Cakes and Bubbles in London

The champers and sweet treats restaurant is open for business ahead of the festive season

On your bike! Andalucian government plans new cycle network

New bike lanes will link eight capitals in the region

Green group blast Andalucian authorities after deadly floods

Ecologists in Action criticised ‘totally uncontrolled’ building work

Shakira facing plagiarism charges in Spain for La Bicicleta song

The Colombian pop star and Carlos Vives, her co-singer on the track, are being sued for partially copying the work of 20-year-old Madrid-based Cuban singer, Livan Rafael Castellanos, known professionally as Livam

Cruel siblings sectioned after locking their 59-year-old brother in a birdcage for years

The victim has also been sent to a rehabilitation centre where he is said to be suffering severe brain damage

The Spanish Civil War… A conflict to remember or to forget?

Row brews as the Junta tries to force town halls to take down all their fascist-era symbols, writes Dana Ferguson

Dig for Roman Empire ‘nerve-centre’ begins in Spain

Archaeologists have begun digging in Jimena de la Frontera where they think a Roman ‘nerve-centre’ could be waiting to be discovered

UK’s most wanted conman Mark Acklom caged after two years on the run in Europe

Acklom had links to Spain and was believed to still be hiding here

Spain is second highest importer of lion hunting trophies, new report finds

Conservationists are calling for a blanket ban on all hunting trophies

Malaga airport unaffected by storm Ana, no cancellations expected

MALAGA airport has been unaffected by storm Ana. The Costa del Sol airport has reported no cancellations today and says it is running at full...

The story of Blas Infante

Blas Infante - the ‘father of Andalucia’ - was born in Casares and gave his life for the region, writes Tom Powell

Vejer de las Fashionistas

It was only a matter of time before a Cabinet Minister got in on the Costa de la Luz’s best kept secret, all expenses paid of course

Celebrating Andalucian audiovisual

Festival is being held at the main headquarters of the University of Sevilla

Police ‘actively investigating’ British expat filmed abusing dog on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The dog can be seen trying to resist going with his owner but is yanked into submission
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