Saturday, December 15, 2018

Spain to banish 5000 pigeons from Cadiz for menacing tourists

PEST: Cadiz pigeons are to be banished from the city for bothering tourists AN Andalucian city has pledged...

ORANGE ALERT: Balearics and Andalucia on standby for strong winds and rain tomorrow while snow predicted across Spain

AT RISK: AEMET'S map of Spain showing the Balearics and parts of Andalucia on orange alert tomorrow SPAIN'S...

Specsavers and Plastic Free Seas charity join forces on Costa del Sol for mammoth beach clean up

POLLUTED: Plastics are poisoning the world's oceans A COSTA del Sol beach clean up is set to take place this...

Environmentalists call for huge expansion of the Cabrera National Park

MALLORCA environmentalists want to expand the Cabrera National Park TENFOLD to 100,000 hectares. The Ministry of Ecological Transition...

NOT PEAKED: Pensioner mountaineer in Spain gets new KNEE in bid to break incredible world record

Brought up in Spain’s post-war era, human dynamo Carlos Soria has only two ‘eight-thousanders’ to summit before becoming the oldest man in history to conquer all 14

Europe’s first fire ants that make cats and dogs go blind found in Marbella and could take TWO YEARS...

The finding of the invasive creature, published in the journal Iberomyrmex, is thought to have been in part due to increased temperatures on the Costa del Sol

Blowing in the wind: Does pollution on Gibraltar’s border with Spain cause increased cancer rates?

Black clouds of pollution billow daily from the industrial chimneys of the Campo de Gibraltar. Is it all merely hot air or a smoking gun for cancer? The Olive Press investigates

ROCKY ROAD: Drivers in Spain’s Andalucia narrowly escape falling five-tonne boulder

With a history of rock falls in the area the mayor took no chances in sealing off the highway ahead of heavy rain forecasts

DROP OF COMMON SENSE: Are humans to blame for the floods that have ravaged Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Heavy rainfall is not a recent phenomenon, but Mediterranean sea warming and building in the wrong places is adding to the recent flooding problems, writes Harry Ward

WATCH: Elephants playing in the rain in Spain will be the cutest thing you see today

AS many take shelter to escape the storms and heavy rain engulfing Spain today, this herd of elephants has a different idea. Instead of ducking...

Five dead – including British tourists – and dozens still missing in Mallorca’s biggest flood in decades

AT least five people including two British tourists have been killed in the storm that flooded all corners of Mallorca. The east coast of the...

Hooked on Barbate the world’s tuna capital

In an unsuspecting little town in Andalucia a Phoenician fishing technique is keeping the Japanese sushi market afloat

Whale of a time in the deepest part of the Straits of Gibraltar

WE are about between Spain and Morocco in the deepest part of the Straits of Gibraltar. Flying fish, turtles and two types of whale...

Brit rushed to hospital after falling down Spanish cliff while taking selfie

A BRITISH tourist is in ‘serious condition’ in hospital after falling down a cliff while taking a selfie. The unnamed 38-year-old holidaymaker is believed to...

Protected Posidonia grasslands to receive million Euro funding

THE MINISTRY of Environment has agreed to give almost €2 million in funding to the Balearic Institute of Nature (Ibanat) to control and protect...

Tax dodgers beware! Inspections of tourist rentals to begin in May

DOOR-TO-DOOR inspections of unlicensed tourist rentals are set to kick off next month. Popular tourist spots will become the target of agents from the Agencia...

Protests held over contaminated ‘brown water’ on Mallorca beach

A GROUP of neighbours has protested over contamination of one of the island’s most popular bathing spots. Dozens held up placards to demand action after...

The UK joins the battle against the ‘olive ebola’ as it spreads through Europe

PRINCE Charles is pleading with the UK government to ban the import of plants that might have the ‘olive Ebola’ virus that has wreaked...

BIRD CALL! Mallorca wetlands are home to 30,000 birds this winter

NEARLY 30,000 birds are wintering in the Balearic wetlands. Some 73 separate species are staying in 35 different wetlands around the islands, according to green...

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

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.

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.

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. 
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