Friday, 24 November, 2017

Tag: Andalucia

SUSANA Diaz's Junta has only recovered €16.5 million from the ERE and training courses scandals. Money recovered from the ERE scandal totals €4.6 million, just 0.5% of the €855 million that is believed to have...

MALAGA and the Costa del Sol have had the best tourism numbers for an October since records began. New figures show that 14,993 workers were employed in hotels last month, 1,000 more than last year...

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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 parks in receiving the maximum environmental protection by mid-2018. According to...

SOME 300 Malaga locals have protested against a planned hotel and skyscraper in the city's port. Led by activist group Defend Our Horizon, the march was joined by political parties Podemos, Izquierda Unida and Malaga...

ALMOST 15,000 migrants have been rescued off Andalucia's coasts so far this year. According to the maritime rescue service, the figure (14,577), is three times higher than in 2016, overwhelming the region's resources. The number of...

IF you were planning for a tour guide but forgot to book in advance... don’t worry, just follow your feet and Ronda will do the rest. Perched on an inland plateau driven out of the...

A WOMAN is to be jailed after the nun who allegedly helped steal her from her parents as a baby sued for defamation.  Ascensión López, 53, was found guilty in 2015 of slandering the nun...

MALAGA'S Christmas lights are the highlight of the season and are probably the most instagrammed festive decoration on the coast. This year they will switched on on Friday November 24. The theme for this Christmas has...

A GROUP of nuns have been fined €170,000 by the Junta for beginning upgrades on a 17th century organ without permission. The culture ministry has sent the fine to the Clarisse nuns of Sevilla's Santa...

A TEENAGER has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his father to death in Cadiz. Policia Nacional arrested the 18-year-old a day after he handed himself into the police station in Sanlucar de Barrameda, covered in...

NON-EU visitors to Andalucia spend €160 million in the region's stores each year - and 80% is spent in Malaga province. According to the study by Global Blue, Malaga has 'by far the most volume...

THE trial is underway for five Sevilla men accused of raping a teenager at a bull-running festival. The alleged assault happened at last year's Sanfermines bull run in Pamplona. The 18-year-old victim gave her statement to...

A WOMAN has been arrested in Malaga after allegedly posting sex adverts pretending to be her current boyfriend's ex-girlriend. Policia Nacional cuffed the unnamed 29-year-old woman after tracking her down with her IP address. The victim...

A TWISTED man is facing animal abuse charges after dragging a puppy from the back of his SUV until it died.  Guardia Civil stopped the car in Andalucia when they noticed a German Shepherd pup...

FEARS are growing for a missing British dad last seen at Malaga airport two days ago.  It comes after his partner Gemma Clements, first reported by the Olive Press, appealed for information on his whereabouts...

AN earthquake of magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale has been recorded in the Gulf of Cadiz this morning.  The quake struck at 12.10am but was not felt by the population. The National Geographic Institute said...

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Andalucia for allegedly sexually abusing at least 15 minors.  The suspect is believed to have met his victims online, where he bonded with them by talking about video...

EXPATS are demanding urgent local investment after they discovered that Mijas town hall has been sitting on a cash mountain worth €64 million. In particular, the group insist the town must invest in a ‘much-needed’...

A 50-YEAR-OLD woman has been caught trying to smuggle FIFTY ONE balloons of cocaine into Malaga airport.  According to police, the woman, from Brazil, had amazingly hidden the balloons INSIDE her body. The arrest comes as...

ANDALUCIA has received its first snow of the year. Sierra Nevada ski resort, in Granada, woke up to sheets of white yesterday after a day of heavy rainfall. Temperatures high in the mountains reached -2C overnight,...

THUNDERSTORMS and rain are coming to Andalucia. According to weather agency AEMET, more than one litre of rainfall per square metre will fall across the western half of the Iberian peninsular today. It has also issued...

A HUGE designer outlet shopping mall is coming to Malaga. It comes after developer McarthurGlen won a building permit from the town hall to build a new 30,000 square meter centre. The outlet mall will have...

Following last month’s police raid on a long-time hippy colony near Granada, the Olive Press sent Jed Neill to discover whether these New Age veterans are spreading more than peace and love THEY have lived...

WOMEN in Andalucia who have suffered the heartbreak of losing their husbands no longer have to suffer alone. There are more than 250 Jolly Dollie groups in the United Kingdom but now an expat has...

A LEADING tobacco company claims the number of illegal cigarettes being sold in Spain, via Gibraltar, has doubled in a year. Altadis insists 30.3% of the contraband tobacco sold in Spain is coming from the...

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