Friday, October 18, 2019

Andalucia

Across the line: Cocaine takes hold of Granada’s youth

As figures reveal that the number of children using cocaine has quadrupled in a decade, local government begins to fortify the classroom battle against...

Land Grab Scuppered

Despite hard-hitting Junta report rejecting “unsustainable” Parchite Golf, Ronda mayor Antonio Marin Lara insists the scheme is legal and still goes ahead THE Junta has...

“We don’t want a Millennium Dome”

Judiciary investigates golf project designed by Sir Richard Rogers Olive Press Exclusive A GOLF course complex designed by the architect behind the controversial Millennium Dome in...

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

It stinks!

The stench of corruption takes a break as Almuñecar binmen go on strike and methane gas escapes from Granada landfill site THE province is set...

Britons largest minority in Andalucia

BRITISH nationals have overtaken Moroccans as the largest foreign population in Andalucia. Figures released by Junta de Andalucia show 88,188 Britons now live in the...

Junta stops 1,500 Alhaurin homes

THE regional government has vetoed plans to build a 1,500-home development on EU-protected land. The town hall of Alhaurin el Grande wanted to build the...

Could semi-arid region be set for golf course project?

Councillor claims to have seen golf course and residential project for Ugijar as developers advertise new homes on internet A GOLF course along with 2,000...

Granada constructor paid for Marbella building licenses

A GRANADA housing developer arrested during the Malaya investigation paid Juan Antonio Roca vast sums for three building licenses. Investigating judge Miguel Angel Torres heard...

Did Junta ignore Marbella corruption?

Roca insists regional government “knew” of his activities

Developers call new land regulations “illegal” as court dismisses appeal

THE Supreme Court of Andalucia has dismissed an appeal to suspend radical new land laws. Officals from Fadeco, a collective of regional housing developers and...

Developer more important than public interest, says judge

Judge throws Junta’s suspension appeal at Los Merinos Golf out of court as public warned not to buy at golf complex A MALAGA court has...

Housing developers “funded Marbella election campaign”

Roca received one million euros for 2003 GIL election campaign SIX housing developers implicated in the Marbella council corruption scandal bankrolled a municipal election campaign,...

“Bonnie and Clyde” of Baza face jail terms

Prosecution seeks ten-year jail term for film star’s step-daughter THE step-daughter of a Spanish film actress faces up to ten years behind bars for her...

What did the vulture have for breakfast?

Holy Cow! WE always knew they would eat almost anything… but a whole goat? Now, that is something… even for a vulture. Incredible as it may...

Report claims Aifos offered gifts to politicians and judges

Police believe the developer wanted to “buy support” A HOUSING DEVELOPER at the centre of the investigation into Marbella council corruption offered gifts worth more...

Judge suspended for bribery

Marbella Judge Francisco Javier de Urquia has been suspended for allegedly taking bribes. The High Court is investigating whether he accepted money from developers and...

Police report brings to light extent of Marbella corruption

As the investigation into town planning corruption comes to an end, the Olive Press untangles the web of corruption woven by Juan Antonio Roca

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.

Motril man in child porn arrest

A MOTRIL man arrested as part of a police crackdown on peodophilia had 300 pornographic photos on his computer, according to police. The man, whose...

Junta delays golf plans

THE regional government has delayed its announcement on its new golf legislation until after the summer. The Olive Press understands the new plans could put...

Olive theft gang busted

A GANG that stole more than one and a half million tonnes of olives has been broken up. Police from Spain and Italy arrested 18...

Man arrested over priest death

POLICE have arrested a man after a priest was found dead at his home in Cordoba. The body of Tomás Pérez Escudero, 75, was discovered...

Close… but no cigar

Voters snub Alhambra palace as new7wonder THE Alhambra palace has failed in its attempt to be chosen as one of the seven modern wonders of...

More than 200 open investigations for coastal damage in Granada

Sewage pollution and illegal building at centre of regional government probes THE regional government is currently investigating 227 cases of environmental offences along the province’s...

Andalucia slammed in Greenpeace coast report

THE coast of Andalucia is saturated by bricks and mortar and the situation worsens each year. That is the conclusion of a Greenpeace report into...
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