Andalucia

Moorish mausoleum uncovered in Berja

Outrage as Junta allows housing development to go ahead despite “important” find A HOUSING development is going ahead despite it being built on the site...

From squatter camp to theme park: is there no middle way for the Sacromonte?

Ten months after eviction of artists’ community, Granada City Hall announces luxury tourist development for “dangerous” caves - Lisa TilleyIN January this year, Granada...

“Carcogenics are pumped into the atmosphere”

AS long ago as 2005 did environmentalists warn of the potential damage wrought by plasticultra. And for almost three years, regional authorities have been aware...

Another nail in cable car coffin

Government believes ecosystem of Sierra Nevada will be “irreversibly transformed” PLANS to build the world’s longest cable car between Granada and the Sierra Nevada National...

Chains of shame

Dog left to die and then summarily burnt next to neighbour’s plot POLICE have been called in after a guard dog was left to die...

Law restricts future golf courses in Andalucía

Draft could end golf-urban development links THE construction of new golf courses in Andalucía will be heavily restricted under regional government draft proposals. Under the new...

Illegal constructions pose threat to human life

URBAN growth has increased the risk of flooding in Andalucía to such an extent that human life is at risk. Those are the findings of...

Controversial road gets thumbs up

MADRID has given its backing to a motorway that will cut through one of the region’s areas of outstanding beauty. Almost ten kilometres of the...

A fairway to treat nature?

Olive Press Exclusive Text and photographs: Jon Clarke AN ecological nightmare, hundreds of ancient oaks apparently stand dead. Pulled up for a huge golf macroproject, they line...

Costa del Con

A MÁLAGA based holiday company has been accused of conning tens of thousands with promises of cut-price holidays in exotic locations.

Dancing bears in Spain cause public outcry

In today’s Europe, Lisa Tilley asks should it be legal to force a wild animal to perform human tricks

Coin toss mayor in corruption probe

The mayor who won election by the toss of a coin is facing calls for his resignation after the state opened a corruption investigation in one of Granada’s smallest villages

Sick safari hunters named

The group all from Madrid - David Jimenez, his wife Basilia Toledano and friend Tomas Jose de la Flor - travelled to Extremadura to shoot two tigers and a lion bought from zoos and circuses

Drought to continue as water year ends

THE region has officially entered its fourth year of drought but water shortages next summer are unlikely. That was the message from the regional government...

Court stops Cádiz golf course extension

A COURT in Cádiz has refused planning permission for an extension to a local golf course. The Partido Popular council of El Puerto had originally...

Brussels investigates “illegal” Spanish tax breaks

SPANISH companies could be forced to hand back billions of euros in tax breaks used to help them take over foreign companies after the...

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

Hollywood star’s Marbella home closer to demolition

It appears the Spanish justice system has finally caught up with actor Antonio Banderas

La Cala Cougar

Is a wild cat on the loose in Mijas Costa? FOR decades there have been countless sightings of wildcats inside London’s M25, but on the...

Antequera golf course in court

A COURT case has begun against the constructors behind a golf course in Villanueva del Rosario. Among a litany of crimes, the developers Aifos and...

Brussels to the rescue

EC and UN to have final say as Junta expresses concerns over Sierra Nevada cable car PLANS for the world’s longest cable car have received...

Digs, not dig it up!

Demonstrators protest to save history of the Antequera vega threatened by AVE HUNDREDS of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest against the proposed...

Junta to pay the mortgage as 700,000 new homes planned

Regional government to pay families up to 1,000 euros per month for a “dignified home” The regional government of Andalucia is pioneering a scheme to...

Monarch says adios to Granada

Second-home owners threaten to sell up as airline pulls Gatwick-Granada route - Exclusive by Jo Chipchase USERS of Monarch’s Gatwick-Granada route have been angered at...

Almuñecar “like Third World” after flooding

Was damage worsened by riverbed construction? SCENES of devastation likened to a Third World country and 70 million euros of damage are the results of...

Works begin on “unsustainable” golf course

Residents claim electricity cables are laid at Parchite Golf WORK has begun at controversial Parchite Golf, despite a regional government report rejecting it as “clearly...