Saturday, October 1, 2022

Andalucia

Olive Press forces “ecological disaster” investigation

Did sewage kill thousands of fish in Ronda river? AN investigation has been launched into the “ecological disaster” that killed thousands of fish in a...

Oil spillage poisons aquifer

A GRANADA court is investigating how 120,000 tonnes of a vegetable-based contaminant was allowed to enter underground water supplies. Mayor of Atarfe Víctor Sánchez and...

Granada mayors in corruption probes

THE public prosecutor has opened investigations into the dealings of three mayors from around the Granada province. In perhaps the highest profile probe, Almuñecar council...

Dining with Lorca, Gilbert & George

Painters, musicians and writers pay homage to the Granada poet at his summer retreat

Granada fights for Monarch flights

THE leader of Granada’s provincial council is trying to convince a low-cost airline to reconsider its controversial decision to cancel flights between London and...

The other bullfighting

Neil Wilson looks at the recortes, a spectacular form of bullfighting that – perhaps – belongs in the circus rather than the ring

Granada gang targets helpful drivers

Briton loses more than 6,000 euros after “scam” GOOD Samaritan drivers are being asked to beware after a Briton fell victim to a possible scam. Tony...

Boar attack hospitalises two girls

TWO teenage girls are recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in an attack by a wild boar. The incident happened as the girls were...

Precious graffiti surprises Alhambra ‘lion tamers’

The Alhambra’s famous Patio of the Lions is missing its famous beasts: they are being restored elsewhere and revealing a secret or two in...

Saved!

Junta stops construction plans for Europe’s largest land-maritime nature reserve

Double crossed

Hundreds of customer lines snatched by Telefonica leaving some paying twice for same internet serviceOlive Press exclusive FURIOUS broadband users have launched a stinging attack...

PP to support Granada cable car

Granada will play home to the world’s longest cable car if the Partido Popular wins next year’s regional elections

Protest against police “racism”

MORE than 1,000 people have marched through the centre of Granada to protest against the city’s “racist” local police force. In a demonstration organised by...

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...

Rice banned in Cádiz

COUNCIL officials in Cádiz have banned rice at weddings in the city. Throughout Spain rice is thrown at the bride and groom as the newlyweds...

La Cala cougar moves inland

Were dead goats and a dog mauled by the Mijas Moggie? THE La Cala cougar has moved inland. The black panther, apparently spotted near to a...

Opponents question water plans for “semi-desert” Granada

Junta backs project to drill mineral water from Sierra Nevada DESERTIFICATION, land erosion and the loss of the province’s only wetlands are just three consequences...

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...

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