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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...

“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...

Malaga mass graves grow

Exhumation reveals remains of 900 Franco victims

Algarrobico: The never ending story

As Greenpeace claims work on the Algarrobico Hotel continues, the Olive Press charts the controversial history of the edifice that has become a symbol of rampant coastal destruction

Did Junta ignore Marbella corruption?

Roca insists regional government “knew” of his activities

Illegal Hotel” daubed on illegal hotel

In letters three storeys high and covering 1,200 square metres, Greenpeace used 250 kilograms of black paint for its latest protest against the controversial El Algarrobico hotel.

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

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

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

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

PP president resigns in illegal pesticide scandal

Thehead of the Partido Popular in Vícar (Almería) has resigned after being caught red-handed with more than 1,000 kilograms of a banned pesticide.

Army deployed to fight pollution in Spain

In the face of rising air contamination in the Andalucia city of Cordoba, 80,000 troops have been enlisted to collect atmospheric data

Natural park under threat from town council

Cabo de Gata set to reduce in size after Carboneras motion

Mayor and urban chief in Spain accused of five planning offences

Police recorded phone conversations of town planning chief councillor in Alhendin

Spain councillor charged with bribery and fraud

Judges release Alhendín town planning boss on bail

Highway to hell

Planned motorway will bring rapid "costafication" inland, claim locals

Open: the most expensive road in history

After two years of delays, the Nerja-La Herradura stretch of the A7 road finally gets its official opening

Police to interview King over Motril girl

Letter to former lover claims the murderer “has to pay Graham for what he has done to the Motril girl”

Almuñécar PGOU unviable – regional government

Water infrastructure “insufficient” for Almuñécar expansion plans

Suspected rapist held in Órgiva

Belgian man suspected of rape in his country arrested in Órgiva

Fat cat boss bagged

A FAT-CAT boss who sacked his staff by text message when his compensation firm went bust has been tracked down to Marbella. Inland Revenue investigators...

Tea of Tranquility

In the narrow lanes of Granada’s Arab quarter, perfumed secrets wait to be revealed.

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

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