Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Tag: Andalucia

SPAIN has added 11 new villages to its official 'Los Pueblos mas Bonitos de España' list.  The picturesque additions will become part of the government sponsored network from January 1 2018. The towns, four of them...

THE Junta culture ministry has fined Sevilla nuns €102,000 for restorating a 17th century organ without permission.  It comes after the Santa Ines convent in Sevilla transferred the organ to a different workshop than the one...

A DRUG smuggling cartel has been busted building a private airfield in Andalucia in a bid to fly in cocaine from Morocco.  Some 14 suspected members were arrested while 5.1 tonnes of hashish, six inflatable...

GUARDIA Civil are warning mobile phone users of the 'missed call scam' affecting Andalucia and Spain.  The scam sees victims receive one-dial calls from Albania, Ghana, Ivory Coast or Nigeria. When they see the missed call...

SOME 14 fire bosses have been arrested for allegedly embezzling public funds. The Policia Nacional found that the Consortium of Bomberos Cadiz took out mass early retirement insurance policies. But when their employees retired early, chiefs...

ANDALUCIA has seen a 10% rise in foreign tourists in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period in 2016. Some 10,451,449 extranjeros visited the holiday hotspot between January and October, according...
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THE TV governing body of Andalucia has denounced a a male presenter for 'unlawful conduct' after he cut off his female co-star's skirt. The Consejo Audiovisual de Andalucía said the skit on live TV 'promoted...

SOME 23 Junta politicians are being investigated as part of the training courses scandal.  The training courses scandal saw Junta money, destined for courses to help people get employment, line the pockets of corrupt politicians. Around...

SPANIARDS have been warned to prepare for the Arctic front bringing snow and sub-zero temperatures to much of the country today and tomorrow.  The worst of the weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday, when...

FORTY suspects have been arrested in connection with a sex-trafficking ring covering Andalucia, the Basque country and Castilla la Mancha.  Most of the detained are of Nigerian origin and stand accused of trafficking and sexually...

THREE migrant bodies have been recovered from the Straits of Gibraltar.  The Spanish coast guard also saved two migrants in the waters between Spain and Morocoo yesterday. The two men were rescued in the Strait of...

A COSTA del Sol artist is giving away a free mural in a special Olive Press Christmas competition.  Tony Faulkner, 48, from Barnsley, is a self taught airbrush artist who has created celebrity portraits of...

A TRAIN has derailed after leaving Malaga this morning. The train, carrying around 70 passangers, derailed in Arahal, in Sevilla, injuring at least 21. https://twitter.com/BusinessOnline6/status/935810942130155520   At least three are said to be seriously injured, according to the...

TWO teenagers are facing combined sentences of 13 years after starting a fire which killed two 12-year-old girls and a 21-year-old man. The prosecutor's office is seeking eight years in a young offenders' institute and...

THE cities with the highest water bills have been revealed in a new nation-wide study.  The price of water in Spanish municipalities, provincial capitals, autonomous cities and cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants were all...

AN investigation has been launched after a British expat's dog found suspected human remains earlier today. Guardia Civil were called to the scene in the Axarquia by the Brit at around 1pm. His dog had brought...

A JUDGE investigating how a new mother was cut in half by an elevator has asked police why the computer system operating the lift was erased. In an official letter to the Policía Científica, the...

HEINEKEN has announced a €6.4 million investment to expand its site in Jaén. The cash injection will see the production of canned Cruzcampo and Amstel beers. President of Heineken Spain Richard Weissend announced the investment on Friday,...

THE surge in Chinese demand for jamon iberico is threatening to outstrip the supply, risking steep price rises. The recent lifting of import restrictions has allowed top-of-the-range ham to find its 'rightful place in the...

A FATHER who abducted his three children has been caught with a huge cache of weapons and €250,000 in cash.  Dad Antonio Jesus MC, absconded from Jaen with his 19-month-old baby and two other children,...

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...

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