Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Blue flag losses for Nerja

Flags removed from El Playazo and Maro beaches

Hunting licence renewals drop in Spain and Andalucia

A total of 2,936 permisos in the region lapsed without renewal in 2016, much higher than in Madrid (1,803) and Cataluña (1,423), the other top regions with fewest renewals

Hurricane Joaquin to hit Spain

The tropical cyclone is above the Atlantic Ocean and heading for Spain

Spanish firm installs world’s biggest solar plant

Arizona power plant installed by Spanish firm

Bioparc Fuengirola’s thumbless monkeys are kings of the swingers

Unlike other monkeys, the tree-dwelling Colobus have no thumbs

WATCH: Thousands rescued from frozen cars in Spain, hundreds of soldiers deployed

HUNDREDS of soldiers had to be deployed in Spain last night to rescue people from their cars. The resuce effort came after more than 3,500...

End of the line for Spain’s most notorious illegal fishing family

A brave pursuit by ecologists could finally spell the end of one of Spain’s top fishing gangs, writes Joe Duggan

Spanish government tests new low-carbon cars

The vehicles, which run entirely on electricity, will be assessed during a six-month trial period

Firefighters tackle massive blaze as fire rips through Mallorca endangering residents

Some 60 properties were evacuated as a precaution as the fire spread from the Coll de Siller area having been caused by electrical faults in a nearby substation. 

EXCLUSIVE: Expat outrage at injured horses on show in Coin

Expats want more checks at Spain's 'biggest horse show'

COSTA DEL BOLT: Lightning, heavy rainfall and storms across Spain’s Costa del Sol and Malaga, strong warning in place...

AN orange warning has been issued for heavy rainfall across the Costa del Sol and Malaga for today. According to AEMET, the wet weather will...


With the package holiday Mecca of Benidorm vying for UNESCO World Heritage status, Tom Powell checks out membership to this exclusive culture club

New athletic track in Estepona hopes to be Andalucia’s go-to sporting site

The site, covering 34,132 square metres, will feature an athletics track, football pitch and a half-pitch for seven-a-side, a BMX track, and an underground car park for a thousand cars.

Slow progress for eco-cars

Less than half the government's target of eco-friendly cars have been sold

High hopes for 2020 closure of Mallorca’s most polluting power station

ALCUDIA'S Murterar centre, the most polluting power station in Mallorca, is up for debate in Madrid, with local governments hoping for its closure. The coal...

Malaga to face summer of forest fires

New safety measures have been introduced and come into play immediately

A green way to go

It may not be the final nail in the coffin for greenhouse gas emitting vehicles, but Granada has become the first city in Europe to use eco-friendly hearses.

Tax haven

SOME 80% of projects being financed by the tourism tax are already underway, while two have already been completed. Since the tax began in July...

Spanish companies at risk of €69,000 fines for ignoring ‘secret’ EU energy saving law

Firms have until December 5 to meet the new regulations aimed at saving energy

Human waste photographed at natural park in Malaga

PHOTOS of human feces and fast food wrappers strewn across a protected natural park have been exclusively obtained by the Olive Press. The images, taken at Sierra de...

Spain spends €9 billion in oil imports from Nigeria

The Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria labelled Spain as Nigeria’s ‘best client’

Hundreds of hunting traps seized in Sierra de Yeguas

Investigation sniffs out poison, traps and nets at private hunting estates

Earthquake rocks Costa del Sol and is the region’s FOURTH tremor in four days

AN earthquake was detected off the coast of Malaga this morning.  The tremor occured at 8.27am and measured at 3.4 in the Richter scale, according...


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