Monday, July 15, 2019

Demolished homeowners can rebuild their lives

An order to demolish the home of an English couple in Spain last year has been overruled as illegal

HELP! Lennon statue defaced

Monument moved after glasses ripped off and Spanish colours daubed on Beatle idol

Rubbed out

After our report last issue about villas being built 20 metres from the beach in Mijas, activists demand date for Algarrobico hotel demolition in Almeria

Greenpeace victory

Judges in Almeria have thrown out a case against Greenpeace by the developers behind the illegal Algarrobico hotel

Junta faces criminal charges over falsifying documents

The Junta is facing criminal charges for falsifying documents over the controversial Algarrobico hotel affair

No home, no compensation

Hundreds of demonstrators mobbed the offices of Almería's town planning chief in a protest against planned demolitions.

Illegal homes protest

Hundreds of British demonstrators demand an end to sleight of hand, trickery and fraud

Hotel saga takes another twist

Directors from Azata del Sol claim to have accepted 100 million euros from central government for the Algarrobico hotel, built upon virgin sands inside the Cabo de Gata Natural Park

A tale of two gulls

Almería protects rare bird while Cádiz launches gull cull following invasion

Illegal hotel negotiations break down

Government fails to agree multi-million-euro compensation package with developers Azata del Sol

Son of Algarrobico in legal probe

A Mojacar hotel slammed as being “worse than Algarrobico” is under investigation by an Almería court

UK couple have home demolished in Almeria

Len and Helen Prior stand on the site of their former dream home putting a brave face on the wreckage that regional politics and municipal corruption have made of their retirement.

Saved!

Junta stops construction plans for Europe’s largest land-maritime nature reserve

PSOE slams cemetery plaque honouring murdered priests

Socialists in Almería have demanded the removal of a plaque from a local cemetery that commemorates Catholic victims of the Civil War

Victory for green groups as EU investigates park constructions

Cabo de Gata urban plans in spotlight while UN renews Biosphere Reserve status

Algarrobico: The never ending story

As Greenpeace claims work on the Algarrobico Hotel continues, the Olive Press charts the controversial history of the edifice that has become a symbol of rampant coastal destruction

Illegal Hotel” daubed on illegal hotel

In letters three storeys high and covering 1,200 square metres, Greenpeace used 250 kilograms of black paint for its latest protest against the controversial El Algarrobico hotel.

PP president resigns in illegal pesticide scandal

Thehead of the Partido Popular in Vícar (Almería) has resigned after being caught red-handed with more than 1,000 kilograms of a banned pesticide.

Natural park under threat from town council

Cabo de Gata set to reduce in size after Carboneras motion

Almuñécar PGOU unviable – regional government

Water infrastructure “insufficient” for Almuñécar expansion plans

Sun, Sea and Sabrina at El Chambao de Joaquín

SOMETIMES dining out can be all about timing. Choose a restaurant where the regular chef has just quit - and they are placing ads...

The Plastic Greenhouse Effect

Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.

Court forces work to stop on Armilla shopping centre

Judges in Granada have ordered construction work on the Parque Nevada shopping centre in Armilla to be stopped after a request by building officials from the regional government.
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