Andalucia

The Collar tightens

Environmentalists slam plans to develop ‘Special Protection’ zone above the A7 motorwayTHE Collar of Concrete strangling inland Andalucia is pulling tighter. The once-sacrosanct area...

God in urban row

Family claims mayor 'stole land to build illegal' chapelA VICIOUS row has broken out over the “illegal” construction of a mountain chapel in La...

Promoter offers 2 for 1 home deal

A DESPERATE housing developer is offering a two-for-one offer on its homes. Salsa Inmobiliaria is giving away a one-bedroom apartment on a golf complex to...

Guilty

A British woman accused of allowing 16 horses to starve to death in Cadiz has been found guilty of cruelty in the UK

“The dead are so many here”

MARK ROULSTON travels to Órgiva to hear the history of what could be Spain's biggest mass grave

Developers move in on Civil War mass grave

Building work begins on top of communal tomb of Franco's victimsDESCENDENTS of those killed by supporters of the military uprising that led to civil...

Here lies Lorca?

Farmer claims mass grave skeletons were dug up and thrown away in the 1950sDOUBTS have been cast on the whereabouts of the remains of...

Let the people decide!

Landmark ruling puts controversial urban plans to the voteIN the first referendum of its kind in Spain, the residents of Almuñecar are to be...

Return of the cat

Twelve generous landowners in Andalucía have signed away swathes of their property to make way for two new reserves for the World's most endangered feline.

Lights, camera… fallout

Hollywood bases melodrama around Almeria nuclear accidentA COLD War nuclear incident that almost resulted in Andalucía being wiped off the face of the Earth...

‘Lack of humanity’

Three elderly sisters with a combined age of 283 have been denied home help by the regional government.

Flushed away

Government has two months to give answers on schemes, including Los Merinos and others in Ardales and ColmenarTHE European Commission has launched an investigation...

A secret Swiss bank account, the near concreting of a famous white town and a soap that’s anything but...

The perverse twists and turns of politics inside the celebrated white town of Gaucín have led to the description as ‘El Culebron de Gaucín’, or The Gaucin Soap Opera.

Britons in Costa gang war

Third shooting in a month due to an unpaid drugs debt as British criminals muscle back into Spanish drugs tradePOLICE believe that a British...

Boy savaged by two Rottweilers

A FIVE year old boy is in intensive care after being mauled by his family’s Rottweilers. Sacha Simonnet, nearly died after the two dogs missed...

Feline frenzy comes to an end

Satanic Siamese - called Tyson - seized after attacking a touristA CAT who frequently attacked local dogs has met his match with a fierce...

Land Bagged

Junta to protect Medina Azahara and other important sites by buying up the area around itTHE Andalucian authorities have come up with a novel...

Wrong type of rain

Reservoir levels have actually dropped, as recent downpours have been too few and heavyWHILE the recent rainfall has been well received across the region...

La Cala cougar captured on camera at last

Could this be the La Cala cougar? Click here to watch the videoA Briton, who has a home in the seaside resort, has taken...

Let battle commence

In announcing a new abortion law and hinting that its citizens could be given the right to assisted suicide, the socialist government is set...

SAVED!

Victory for common sense as a trio of controversial projects are shelved ... while one - the famous Tajo of Ronda – is under...

Stonehenge of Sevilla saved

A prehistoric burial site, dubbed the Stonehenge of Sevilla, is to be saved from becoming a supermarket.

The modern faces of Spain

A series of talks dedicated to Gerald Brenan suggests that the travel writers of today are vastly different from the likes of Richard Ford and Walter Starkie

Mayor overthrown for not passing urban projects

A MAYOR who defrauded the town hall of Gaucin and three councillors under investigation for corruption have regained control of Gaucin town hall. Current...

Court slams ‘crude Junta ploy’

Corruption and document falsification led to the construction of illegal hotelA BLATANT illegality to which the regional government was complicit for 20 years. That is...

Walking in the Owen Wonderland

England striker’s plans for Marbella home spark rumours for new Disneyland on Costa del SolENGLAND striker Michael Owen is planning to splash 15 million...

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