Thursday, September 29, 2022

Andalucia

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...

Victory for green groups as EU investigates park constructions

Cabo de Gata urban plans in spotlight while UN renews Biosphere Reserve status

Junta appeals court decision to back Los Merinos developers

THE regional government has appealed the decision to allow developers to continue works at controversial Los Merinos golf course, near Ronda. The Andalucian authorities have...

Serial rapist flees Granada town

A SEX attacker who served 16 years behind bars for 16 rapes has been forced to leave a Granada town. José Rodríguez Salvador, known as...

Jailed: The two men found guilty of “protecting the environment”

The charges, which both men claim “fictitious,” relate to a protest at the Ismael quarry close to Órgiva, when 30 worried residents attempted to block access to the works site.

A fool shows his annoyance; a prudent man overlooks an insult

“Dictatorial” archbishop makes peace with revolting parishioners A BITTER feud between a senior bishop and the residents of a small mountain town has come to...

EU takes regional government to court over Iberian lynx

The European Union is taking the Junta de Andalucia to court for building a road that cuts through one of the few remaining habitats of the Iberian lynx.

Plastic greenhouses used as pot factories

ALMOST two thousand cannabis plants have been seized following drug raids on plastic greenhouses (invernaderos). Police found 664 plants during a raid on an invernadero,...

Courts study 84 objections to controversial school subject

A CONTROVERSIAL new subject has made its debut in schools around Spain without any of the protests planned by opponents. Throughout the country, only 84...

Human activity threatens land in Andalucia

Report claims “85 per cent of region” could be hit by desertification THE arid and semi-arid zones of Andalucia must be protected from human activity...

Court investigates Lanjaron “water grab”

Former environment chief in court for backing plans to extract 300 million litres of water per year from river PLANS by a mineral water company...

Corruption in the classroom: the head, the thief, his wife and her cuñada

Granada primary school faces legal battle and one million euro fine after an investigation found nine unqualified teachers, eight falsified salaries, and one imaginary class

Sky wars

Olive Press Exclusive - Jon Clarke HUNDREDS of thousands of Sky users around Andalucia could face being cut off under a European regulations clampdown. Many have...

Blue plaque for destruction

Trembling with neglect, could Brenan´s historic home be converted into flats? DERELICT and decaying with its front door bricked up and piles of rubbish strewn...

Alpujarra saved…

… or is it? As regional government backtracks on water plans, green groups claim Trevelez river is turning into a “sewer” LOCAL residents and green...

Immigrant found wandering on Spain’s highest peaks

POLICE have arrested an immigrant who was found wandering without food or water in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. 27-year-old Tony Brascons, who immigration officials...

Reservoir levels fall

WATER levels in reservoirs in Andalucia have fallen by 115 cubic hectometres (hm3) – in spite of August’s record high rainfall. Reservoirs in the Guadalquivir...

“New city” set for Malaga

ONE of the country’s biggest housing developers is planning 70,000 new homes next to Malaga’s technology park. Martinsa-Fadesa has designed plans for the macro-development just...

Expert numbers Granada Franco victims at 10,000

A LEADING expert has claimed the remains of more than 10,000 victims of General Francisco Franco are lying under the soils of Granada. Maribel Brenes,...

Malaga mass graves grow

Exhumation reveals remains of 900 Franco victims

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