UNESCO slams Contraviesa reservoir plans
World heritage group UNESCO has condemned regional government plans to build a second reservoir on the Contraviesa mountain range in La Alpujarra
Urban corruption conviction overturned
Socialist mayor vows revenge on “Taleban” Partido Popular
Police find 60,000 euros in home of Alhaurín mayor
Police investigating an alleged case of urban corruption in Alhaurin el Grande have found 60,000 euros in cash during a raid on a house belonging to the town’s mayor
The Twin Alhamas of Granada and Almería
The Olive Press gets steamed up over what is on offer in both Alhama de Almería and Alhama de Granada
Protected chameleons could sink massive shopping centre plan
A colony of chameleons is threatening the development of a huge shopping centre and hotel complex on the Costa del Sol
A great way tapas the weekend
Granada: home to the Alhambra palace, the Albaicín and thousands of tapas bars. In the name of research, Mark Roulston visits just a few...
The search for Lorca’s Grave
WHEN the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, Gerald Brenan was living with his wife Gamel Woolsey in Churriana, a village west of...
Path protesters face 30,000 euro fines
Guardia Civil accused of bias after fining 40 protesters – some of whom did not attend last year’s demo against the closure of the international GR-7 Spain to Greece footpath
Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group
Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim
Broken ear-rings lead to fatal stabbing
A VICIOUS three-year-dispute over faulty jewellery ended in tragedy after a man was killed in front of his wife and one-year-old son. Angel Luis...
Junta announces cull of 1,767 natural park deer
Regional government officials have announced a deer cull that will lead to the animals’ extinction in the Sierra de Baza.
Construction threatens ancient Roman ruins
PLANS to build 170 houses and a hotel close to the ruins of a second century Roman settlement have been slammed by environmental groups.
Sun, Sea and Sabrina at El Chambao de Joaquín
SOMETIMES dining out can be all about timing. Choose a restaurant where the regular chef has just quit - and they are placing ads...
The Plastic Greenhouse Effect
Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.
Ex Marbella Police Chief held in car auction scam
Third arrest this year for del Pozo as Mercedes car raises suspicion
Construction may force Salar population to expand 600 per cent
Commission group owns development land, IU claims
Couple sell home but forget bag of stolen guns
Buyers discover sawn off shotgun and two pistols in garage
Alhendín mayor in corruption claims
Mayor made “2,000 per cent profit” after land sale
Benalmádena grants Medals of Honour to Malaya builders
Mayor defends controversial move: “We are all guilty of something.”
Prison for mother who tried to sell son
A MOTHER who tried to sell her unborn baby to a married couple with fertility problems has been jailed for two years. Homeless Mercedes...
City hall closes noisy supermarket
Angry neighbours complained for 15 years about “torturous” noise levels A GRANADA supermarket has been forced to close after exceeding noise limits by more than...
Court hears Durcal “happy slapping” claims
Four teenager girls allegedly filmed the assault in the Lecrin Valley town of Durcal
Trouble at the Alhambra
Alhambra management are “bullies,” tourists are viewing porn and the staff are revolting
Investigation confirms Alhambra ticket scam
A COURT in Granada has heard how up to 800 people illegally passed through the entrance to the Alhambra every 30 minutes. A year-long judicial...
Almuñécar bridge disaster – one year on and lessons still not learned
Two deaths on November 9 and the concluding investigation into the six Almuñécar deaths last year underline worrying trends in the safety of construction in Granada
Police arrest 11 in connection with Marbella corruption
Eleven arrested in connection with town planning corruption in Marbella