Friday, February 23, 2018

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.

Urgent measures being drawn up to combat threat of drought across Andalucia

New water plans include installing a pipeline from the Iznajar reservoir in Cordoba to the Antequera area, which was supposed to have been built two years ago.

Freeing the willies!

THE stretch of water between Barcelona and the Balearics, known as the Mediterranean Whale Migration Corridor, will be declared a Marine Protected Area. In a...

Caminito del Rey praised as a ‘shining example’ of diversifying the tourism model

Director of tourism for the Costa Arturo Bernal said 245,000 tourists have already visited the site this year, while ‘last winter saw visitors of 84 different nationalities flock from five different continents’.

WATCH: Twisted group of hikers push injured boar off cliff edge in Spain

THIS is the sickening moment a group of hikers in Spain pushed a boar off a cliff edge. Guardia Civil have made a public appeal...

Malaga to be home to Andalucia’s third National Park, government announces

MALAGA province will be home to Andalucia's third National Park. The Sierra de las Nieves, in Malaga, will join Sevilla's Doñana and the Sierra Nevada...

Only 10% of Malaga dogs register on dog poo DNA database as Benalmadena and Estepona eye up initiative

ONLY 10% of Malaga's dogs have been registered on the new DNA database. Just a few weeks after the voluntary deadline to register ended on...

British insurance company to pay part of €1.8 billion in damages to Spain government for disastrous 2002 oil spill

A SPANISH court has ordered a British insurance firm to cough up part of €1.8 billion in damages to the Spanish government. The A Coruña...

BREAKING: Rescue effort needed to save kitten trapped in pipe for two weeks in Cadiz

The huge Cadiz bodega Barbadillo is not allowing local residents to save the cat that has been trapped for up to two weeks in a drainage pipe six metres high, they claim. 

SEEING RED: Spaniards ‘furious’ after Boris Johnson defends bullfighting during Anglo-Spanish dinner

SPANIARDS have reportedly been left fuming after Boris Johnson defended bullfighting during an Anglo-Spanish dinner. The UK's foreign secretary told the dinner - designed to...

Shock as resident finds dead boar while walking along the beach in Almunecar

They quickly alerted the Guardia Civil and local police who sent a cleaner to retrieve the boar. 
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