Andalucia

Fire threatens natural park

TEN hectares of protected park land was destroyed after a fire in the Sierra de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park. More than 70 agents...

Civil guard held in drugs bust

AN officer of the Guardia Civil has been arrested for allegedly passing on confidential information to a drugs gang. Police claim the un-named civil guard,...

Labour accidents cause five deaths

Five people have died in two separate work accidents in Granada and Almería. In the more serious of the two, four men died when the...

More than 200 involved with illegal building in Jaén

Guardia Civil implicate five current and former mayors in investigation

Fury as coin toss mayor takes post

Between shouts of “corruption” and banners protesting against alleged illegal building in the village, the mayor who won a municipal election by the toss of a coin faced angry protestors as he officially accepted his post

The Mayor and the Property Developer: What happened in Alhama de Granada?

Across Spain the mayor/property-developer relationship has become infamous – but what happened in Alhama? As Lisa Tilley discovers, allegations that the mayor of the town allowed a property developer to set up an office in the town hall have still not been investigated

Rotten to the core

Following the hard-hitting report into Spanish urban corruption, which paints a bleak picture of mayors and developers abusing human rights to make a fast...

Greens demand more expensive water for greater users

Figures show levels in Granada reservoirs lower than in 2006 DROUGHT will continue to plague Andalucia while the demand for water will rise, according to...

Briton arrested in Loja drugs bust

OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested a British national after finding more than one and a half tonnes of cannabis resin in the...

Prison for woman who sold grandson

A WOMAN who sold her eight-month-old grandson to a childless married couple has been sentenced to six months in prison. A court in Motril heard...

Boar and trout poachers arrested

OFFICERS from the environment department of the Guardia Civil (Seprona) have arrested three men for poaching. Two were detained for the illegal fishing of ten...

Horse in traffic accident

A WOMAN was injured when the car in which she was travelling was involved in a head on collision with a horse. The woman was...

Son of Los Merinos criticised

THE mayor of a small Malaga town has come under attack for allowing the construction of nearly 200 homes alongside a celebrated nature reserve. Bernadino...

“Southern Europe sees the Green Party as a curb on development”

Leader of Andalucía Greens steps down after poor municipal election showing

Four held over illegal home construction

FOUR people have been detained in a police crackdown on illegal housing. The Guardia Civil claim the detainees, who are believed to be an architect...

Leftists sacked after fascist pact

LEFTIST group Izquierda Union (IU) has expelled four members after they made a pact with Spain’s far right Falange Autentica party. The four councillors from...

Nineteen held in Málaga corruption crackdown

Town mayor defends “honourable, hard working” detainees POLICE have detained 19 businesspeople in connection with alleged corruption in a Málaga town. The arrests were made as...

Safari Spain – Olive Press Investigation

On the Cordoba-Extremadura border, a businessman is to be tried for charging 30,000 euros to allow hunters the chance to shoot lions, tigers and even perhaps lynxes

Child shot in hostage drama

Seven people, including 11 year old child, rushed to hospital with bullet wounds during running gun battle that led to family being held hostage...

Tails, mayor wins… But is it best of three?

Toss of a 20-centimo coin decides who becomes mayor of small Alpujarra town

“I mostly play golf in Spain” says Nazi found in Marbella

The search for “Dr Death” puts Marbella Nazi in the spotlight as a Norwegian former SS member is investigated for aiding wanted concentration camp doctor

600 bodies exhumed

THE remains of almost 600 people murdered and dumped in mass graves by Nationalists during the Civil War have been exhumed in Málaga. Investigators from...

“Illegal” quarry protests

PROTESTORS have marched against the continuing “illegal” quarrying in Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga. Green group Ecologistas en Accion and residents’ association Platform in Defence...

Granada beaches stripped of blue flag award

THE Costa Tropical has been left with only three blue flag beaches after the European Union (EU) stripped beaches at Salobreña and Motril of...

Green group gives eight Granada beaches “black flag”

EU withdraws Blue Flag award from two Costa Tropical beaches JUST days after the European Union stripped two Granada beaches of their Blue Flag status,...

No more palming us off!

Buyers sue Palmera Properties after their dream move turned to a shattered dream DOZENS of angry residents have signed up for a joint action against...

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