Thursday, March 22, 2018

Local food is on the rise as Balearic government cuts down on carbon footprint

THE BALEARIC government has agreed to prioritise local and 'short-range' products to improve the green footprint. In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, the government...

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.

Madrid’s firefighters go green to reduce pollution in the city

It is estimated the move will save €18,000 and reduce emissions by 50 tonnes while the total cost of the fleet came in at €660,000.

Human rights defender says Spain is ‘cruel’ to migrants

Speaking at the Joint Committee on Relations, ombudsman Francisco Marugan said there were 'major deficiencies' in how the media represented illegal migrants.

EU provides record funding to build new power cable between France and Spain

The submarine cable, costing €578 million, will run for 230 miles across the Bay of Biscay to help ease one of Europe’s worst network bottlenecks.

Sierra de las Nieves moves one step closer to becoming national park

The park is home to the largest population of Spanish firs in Andalusia and more than 150 species of birds.

Ryanair announces 29 new routes to Spain in time for the summer

The changes will see more flights coming from Valencia, Alicante and Sevilla as well as domestic flight paths from Sevilla to Alicante and the Canary Islands. 

WATCH: Drunk Spanish man rides a donkey through village in Caceres

Bernabé the donkey, was forced through the packed, cobbled streets of the village while throngs of people surrounded the animal.

Spain’s movie production nearly doubles, according to new report

The report charts the level of production between 2007-8 and compares that to 2015-6 and comes in behind Britain, France and Germany which came first, second and third respectively. 

Dog rescue centre in Spain in peril after British expat owner dies suddenly from brain aneurysm

DOZENS of dogs are in danger after their British expat owner died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.  Hope for Podenos, in Albacete, urgently needs €120,000...

Man in Spain rescued after spending eight days trapped in snow-covered hut

But the snow meant officers had to ski down to the hut because it was too thick to land nearby to rescue the stranded man.  

Protected nature reserve in Spain’s Andalucia set on fire for its own good

A NATURE reserve has been set on fire in a bid to regenerate growth.  The Laguna de Fuente de Pierda nature reserve in Andalucia was...

Balearic Islands propose limiting the number of cars to cope with tourism

Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.

Cold snap in Spain going nowhere as temperatures reach -15C, Friday to be the coldest day of the winter...

THE cold snap affecting most of Spain shows no signs of abating with 31 provinces still on alert for low temperatures. Weather agency AEMET has...

Mallorca’s first protected wetlands celebrates anniversary with demands for improvements

AS Mallorca's S'Albufera natural park celebrated its 30th anniversary, the GOB demands 'more commitment' and a 'critical analysis' of the park's situation. The park, which...

IN PICS: Spain covered in snow as schools and roads closed across the country

A BLANKET of snow and ice has covered much of Spain with 34 provinces on alert in the  north, centre and south of the...

Earthquake shakes Andalucia hotspot in Spain

AN Andalucia hotspot was shaken by an earthquake last night. The 3.0 magnitude quake hit Granada at around 9.22pm and may have been felt by...

Spain calls crisis meeting as temperatures to plummet to -12C

SPAIN'S crisis committee was forced to meet this morning after weather forecasts predicted temperatures as low as -12C.  The meeting in Barcelona aimed to create...

WATCH: Amazing moment Malaga’s real life Robinson Crusoe makes fire from plastic bag filled with water

THIS is the moment a Malaga castaway makes fire using a plastic bag filled with water. Alvaro Cerezo is a professional Robinson Crusoe after visiting...

IN PICS: Epic battle between two male goats in Spain sees one plunge to its death

THIS is the moment two mountain goats in Spain locked horns before one plunged to its death.  The two Spanish ibex were pictured by 53-year-old...

Spain cold front ‘will worsen’ in Malaga province with lows of -2C and chances of snow

THE cold front taking grip in Malaga province will continue throughout this week, with chances of snowfall in inland areas and even in the...

Rocky mounds in Balearics threaten biodiversity along the coast

Some say the mounds have mystical qualities, channelling energy from visitors but with tourism figures reaching new heights, the problem shows no sign of abating.

Discovering Andalucia’s rocky roads on your doorstep

There is nothing I like more than getting out on my mountain bike and exploring the stunningly beautiful Andalucian countryside, writes Ashley Higgins

Seven Spanish traditions of extreme animal torture that MUST be stopped

Below we have rounded up seven of the country’s most sickening practices which must be stopped.

CCTV cameras to be installed in ‘crime hotspots’ in Marbella

The video feed will go straight to local police rather than the town hall.

Estepona signs off on land for Russian Orthodox church

Decked out in traditional onion-domed architecture, the building will also have a cultural centre next to it in the Arroyo de las Canas area.


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