Thursday, February 20, 2020

Demolition orders for a dozen expatriates in Spain

OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE. The homeowners in Almeria vow to protest against the moves that will see their homes demolished in the new year. Here, John and Muriel Burns with order. Words and pictures by Jon Clarke in Albox

Welcome to my prison office

Disgraced mayor is ‘running town hall’ from his jail cell. Here, Juan Enciso is seen leaving court.

Lucky trousers

Winning lottery ticket put in the wash

Double tragedy needs averting

The PP backs plans to save historical site that inspired Garcia Lorca's masterpiece

Noise does pay

Family win 45,000 euros after having to put up with noisy pub for 15 years

El Ejido Mayor Arrested

Juan Enciso Ruiz suspected of money laundering and bribery

Battle Over Blood Wedding

As debate rages about the exhumation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s body will the chapel that inspired his most famous work be allowed to sink into the ground?

Fight over Algarrobico goes on

The long-running saga continues

Football president sacked over child porn charges

Child porn scandal for football president

Ecologists sue over Algorrobico hotel

Ecologists are taking legal action against the illegal Algarrobico hotel

Double Standards

While the nearby Priors home was knocked down, the Olive Press can reveal that this enormous 420m villa - owned by local politicians - was built with just a 'renovation' licence

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
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