Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New zipline opens in Casares for thrillseekers and naturalists alike

The newly opened ride runs for 300 metres at a height of 80 metres, taking 30 seconds to complete.

Chocolate could be wiped from the face of the earth by 2050, according to new study

Scientists from the University of California say the cocoa plant is scheduled to disappear as early as 2050 due to warmer, more arid conditions.

Police investigate farm animal eroticism in nativity scenes outside Madrid

The figures, made out of bent white cables and one and a half metres in size, caused outrage as residents say it is a violation of religious freedom.

New Year’s Day supermoon will be the brightest of 2018

TONIGHT the winter supermoon will light up the sky, the brightest of three supermoons in 2018. The moon will be at the closest point to...

Spain’s government agrees to whale corridor to protect species’ migratory route

Stretching from the Balearics to the eastern coastlines of Catalunya and Valencia, the 45,000 square kilometre corridor will become a protected area allowing fin whale to migrant to their north Mediterranean feeding grounds in peace.

Global wildfires result in loss of land equivalent to the size of Spain

According to new data released by Global Forest Watch (GFW) deforestation has decimated the equivalent of the surface of Spain and accounts for 10 to 15% of global carbon emissions.

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.

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. 

WEATHER ALERT: Strong winds and high waves sweeping across the Balearics

HIGH winds and waves across the Balearics through Wednesday causing yellow and orange alerts. Winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour will blow through...

Storm Bruno set to bring snow to Andalucia, fierce winds to the Balearics

SNOW is predicted to fall in the mountains of Andalucia tomorrow ahead of a week of inclement weather. Storm Bruno will hit the peninsula hard,...

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...

Dozens of firefighters called to forest fire in Benahavis this morning

Some 85 firefighters, two environmental agents, meteorology technicians were called to the Finca la Resinera forest just after 7:45 am in Benahavis.

Authorities still searching for missing person dragged out to sea in Mallorca

On Monday the seas were too rough to conduct a search, according to Calvia's Protección Civil, however, the Guardia Civil continued to fly over the area where the person was thought to have disappeared.

European Commission slam Spain for not doing enough for electric car renewal

In a new report criticising Spain’s efforts to go green, the Commission says not enough resources are being allocated for long-term plans to encourage car manufacturers to meet goals set by the EU.

Tramuntana mountains set the scene for photo contest

STUNNING photos win awards at the first photography contest of the Tramuntana mountains. In total 20 awards were given, with one grand winner in each of the...

Massive cleanup underway to save Costa del Sol sand dunes from invasive species

Rio Real is the worst hit, and Forestal workers are removing canes, weeds, acacia, yucca, agave and castor oil plants in an effort to preserve the dunes ecosystem.

Person feared killed by huge waves in Mallorca as Storm Ana brings severe travel and weather warnings across Spain

ONE person is missing in Mallorca after Storm Ana began to cause devastation across Spain. Maritime Rescue are searching for the individual who is believed...

The Christmas season is the time to pat ourselves on the back

If you are an autonomo, you will also know that is the time that you have to get in any monies owed before Christmas.

Fish used in Asian restaurants across Malaga found to cause orange diarrhoea

Experts say the fish ‘has a fat composed of waxy esters that are not digestible for humans, so when consumed people suffer from gastrointestinal disorders’.

Spain’s hybrid vehicle sales have increased by nearly 100% since 2016

In total, some 7,486 electric vehicles have been sold so far in 2017.

Hands off our land!

New sustainable approach to land use will see green areas reclassified A RADICAL new building ban will prevent further erosion of the islands’ valuable green...

Casares Finca Cortesin golf course voted best in Europe by Square Mile

The 523-acre estate, located in the rolling hills between Marbella and Sotogrande, specialises in in luxury golf getaways and the resort has picked up numerous awards this year.

Plastic Problems: Support for using plastics in port expansions

PLANS to use molten plastic slag from the waste centre to expand ports have received the backing of multiple government sectors. The Balearic Port Authority...

Spain’s Olympic sailing champion Xabi Fernandez navigating worlds most gruelling ocean challenge

Seven teams of intrepid yachties are travelling across the world and back on the longest route since the event’s inception in 1973.

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

Myleene Klass looks stunning while surfing on Portuguese coast near Algarve

The former Hear’Say singer famously took to the showers during her time in the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.
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