Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Building collapse kills three

THREE people died after a residential building collapsed in the northern city of Santander.Rescue workers found the body of a 70-year-old woman soon after...

France and Spain unite in Eta fight

SPAIN and France will create a joint police unit to investigate the Basque separatist group Eta.Spanish PM José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero said the...

Pensioners stop Murcia urban plans

Court suspends road construction after octogenarians win land grab appeal PEDRO CAMACHO looks on victoriously. “If they have to knock down my house then so...

Fun loving bears desperately seeking mate

Spain’s only captive Cantabrian brown bears, Paca and Tola, have been Asturias’ favourite sisters for the past decade - but now it is hoped...

Photographs reveal uncertain future for Spain

A NEW book reveals Spain of the near future to be a desolate place, barely able to support its traditional industries of tourism and...

Amateur film-maker causes stir with anti-construction video

Thousands see footage likening Spain to Palestine A MUEZZIN offers his call to prayer as the camera pans across a wasted desert landscape. In the...

British cannibal jailed

Victim was sent by God, according to killer’s letters A BRITON who claimed to have killed and eaten his girlfriend has been sentenced to 12...

A tale of two species

Spain’s government has contrasting opinions on the soaring numbers of Iberian wolf and lynx

Maddie taken to Morocco by paedophiles

Majority of Spaniards believe McCanns are lying after TV appeal A TOP Spanish detective agency believes Maddie McCann was kidnapped to order by a gang...

Reclaiming the coasts

Government spends five billion euros in demolishing coastline constructionsTHOUSANDS of homes are to be demolished in a revolutionary new plan to save Spain’s coastline.Dozens...

New lynx population found in Spain

Hopes for the future survival of the world’s most endangered cat species have been raised after the discovery of an unknown population of Iberian lynx.

“The countryside is dead”

Following our exclusive pictures last issue showing the destruction caused when golf developers move in, the Olive Press reports on a scheme in the...

Lorca remains could be exhumed under new law

Government promises financial aid to unearth mass graves SPAIN’S darkest secrets, which have largely remained untold for 70 years, could soon be uncovered after a...

Spain remembers “forgotten” past

MORE than 30 years after his death, Francisco Franco’s dictatorship is a step closer to being officially condemned.After a draft was agreed last week...

Bogus police gang busted

Modern day highwaymen posed as police officers to rob unsuspecting travellers - Olive Press exclusive A GANG that passed themselves off as police officers to...

Zapatero asks UN to lead climate change battle

But can Spain meet Kyoto and EU emissions targets as PM promises? AS Spain struggles to keep its greenhouse gas emissions in check, the country’s...

Court suspends Murcia golf course project

JUDGES at Murcia’s top court have suspended a huge scale golf course and residential project after an appeal by local environmentalists.The Zerrichera complex, which...

PNV leader resigns

THE resignation of a moderate nationalist politician has led to fears of a urge in pro-independence feelings in the Basque Country.Josu Jon Imaz stepped...

King photo burned in nationalist protest

THE High Court is investigating Catalan nationalists for setting fire to a photograph of King Juan Carlos I.Public prosecutors have requested information from authorities...

Catalan party wants Republican massacres included in historical memory law

THE introduction of a law granting financial compensation to victims of General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship could be delayed following calls for it to cover...

Colombian drug barons use Spain to launder money

CIA report claims Spain is safe haven for cocaine money NOT only is Spain the gateway for cocaine into Europe but Colombia’s drug barons use...

Spain slammed by EU for not protecting birds

SPAIN is facing punishment from the EU for ignoring its responsibilities to endangered birdlife.The European Courts of Justice has found the country guilty of...

Crushed by a lift: the immigrant who lived like a slave

The death of a Romanian worker on an illegal Madrid building site reveals conditions of “semi-slavery” in Spanish construction A 50-year-old Romanian man was crushed...

Eta extortion letters demand 400,000 euros

SEPARATIST group Eta has sent out extortion letters to Basque businesspeople demanding “economic help.” The letters, written in both Spanish and Basque, were sent to...

Court declares Lanzarote hotel “illegal”

Canary ‘Algarrobico’ built on virgin shores A 747-bed hotel built on virgin sands on Lanzarote is illegal, according to the Supreme Court of the Canary...

Olympic escape for Russian athlete trafficked into Spanish sex trade

THE growing problem of sex-trafficking to Spain is in the spotlight after police broke up a gang that trafficked an Olympic star and 300...
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