Saturday, February 24, 2024

Andalucia

Crash, bang, wallop

The Olive Press investigates if the La Cala curve is Spain’s most dangerous bend after at least 15 crashes between Christmas and New Year

Novelli goes belly up

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Even Novelli’s biggest fans were disgusted with him’, as wounded hotel bites back against criticism, by Andrew Pearce

MRI among ‘villains of 2009’

Bad press for local Costa del Sol property company

Mixed news for Spanish tourism

Costa del Sol tops tourist charts but statistics reveal sharp fall in 2009 hotel bookings

Expatriates march on Almeria

Hundreds of Britons protest in Almeria city against the latest bout of demolition orders

Costa del Snow

EXCLUSIVE: After the rains, blizzards strike just 15 miles from the Costa del Sol. Words and pics by Kenton Smith and Andrew Pearce

Backfired!

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish youth in critical condition after air-up-the-backside prank goes wrong

A hiking miracle

Walkers survive three days lost in atrocious conditions drinking water from rivers and without food

Pet justice

For first time, custody of a dog awarded to a charity after continual abuse. Here, a protest organised against the man

Demolition orders for a dozen expatriates in Spain

OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE. The homeowners in Almeria vow to protest against the moves that will see their homes demolished in the new year. Here, John and Muriel Burns with order. Words and pictures by Jon Clarke in Albox

No more Lorca hunts

Hunt for dead poet's remains to end despite new key report claiming he is buried 400 metres away

Further flooding as Spanish rainfall reaches record books

Record rainfall in Andalucia leaves reservoirs up 20 per cent on last year. Here, heavy rain in Jerez caused the River Guadalete to flood thousands of homes

Welcome to my prison office

Disgraced mayor is ‘running town hall’ from his jail cell. Here, Juan Enciso is seen leaving court.

Record rainfall sees worst floods since 1940s

Some of heaviest rain on record leads to flood chaos in Andalucia. Here, a submerged house in Jimera de Libar, near Ronda. Picture Karl Smallman.

A festive miracle in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: British family reveal they are ‘lucky to be alive’ after spending night on motorway hard shoulder in sub-zero temperatures

Magical Malaga lights match the best

Make sure to visit the Malaga Christmas illuminations, writes Ursula Jones

So sweet a Spanish Christmas

Forget Lapland... Andalucians all head for Rute, where even the world's sweetest tooth can be satisfied. Here, the three chocolate kings arrive in time to meet marzipan Jesus

Facebook protest fights to save virgin Spanish beach

Demonstration called to save El Palmar beach from mass development

Spanish wrecking ball swings in again

No Christmas cheer for ten householders whose 'illegal' houses are being demolished this weekend in Chiclana. Standoff as hundreds of protesters confront police

Brit developer in property scandal

Expat developer and shamed flamenco mayor implicated in Alcaucin housing scandal

Fishermen unite to protect tradition

Ancient technique endangered by new fishing quotas

Boneheads!

After years of speculation, months of investigations and weeks of digging, Spanish poet Lorca's remains are nowhere to be found. A big mistake, or did Franco's troops clear the mass grave just weeks after it was used?

Ronda Mayor U-turn

He orders demolition of 17 buildings he may have passed

On the hunt!

Police seek new victims as expats team up in hunt for Missing Millions

Junta stands its ground

Government stance threatens to further enflame Axarquia housing row

Three Kings come early

Award-winning tourism plan to restore King's Path to get funding this month

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