Monday, October 14, 2019

SAY NO MOOR: The ancient Moorish technique saving Alicante city from flash floods

IN MARCH 2017 the city of Alicante was hit by the heaviest rain of the entire 21st century.

Huge fire near motorway in Spain’s Marbella controlled after 40 homes evacuated

Only one person is known to have been hospitalised following the incident - a Policia Nacional officer who was treated for smoke inhalation

Heavy mosquito fines to be levied for homeowners in Spain who don’t drain puddles or other bodies of water

So far dozens of people have been admitted to hospital after being bitten

French suspect held over wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol ‘used PETROL’ to try and kill hornets, say police

It comes as residents of the Forest Hills urbanization - where some 2,000 people were evacuated - have claimed that the fire was part of a neighbourly dispute

Power lines prevent wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol being extinguished as 290 hectares of land torched

“My husband and I have been coming to Estepona for eight years and we have seen fires before, but nothing like this”

Man who tried to smoke out hornet nest arrested over wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol

It comes after a fire broke out on the edge of the Sierra Bermeja park at around 12:30pm yesterday

EMERGENCY declared over wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol as 50 evacuated, while helicopters, planes and 170 firefighters battle...

Meanwhile, five people have been treated for smoke poisoning, minor burns and bruises, but they were not hospitalised

Dead turtle trapped in wooden pallet found off Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DEAD turtle has been found trapped inside a wooden pallet off the Costa Blanca.The creature was discovered...

WATCH: Two helicopters and 55 firefighters battling wildfire on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Crews from Estepona, Manilva and Algatocin have all been sent to tackle the blaze

Wildfires in Spain’s Gran Canaria declared ‘unstoppable’ as 8,000 evacuated

"One of the most painful images I've seen in my life"

British conservation expert fearful of controversial Andalucian pylon project as power lines kill thousands of birds each year

Birds of prey, including many protected species, have been killed on an industrial scale, something conservation groups have described as ‘truly a massacre’

BULLS UP: British bulldog puppy POSTED 1,000km in wrong direction before discovered by British girl on Costa Blanca roadside

A BRITISH bulldog puppy has been posted over 1,000km in the wrong direction after an irresponsible dog breeder sent her to Calpe...

Nine arrested over 11 separate forest fires in six different provinces in Spain

Police data has revealed that over the last 15 years almost all forest fires in Spain are in some way sparked by human activity

HEIR MILES: Harry and Meghan opt for a secret Balearic island escape but get into hot water over use...

The Duchess of Sussex had flown to the White Isle to celebrate turning 38 with a six day trip which saw the royal couple stay at a secluded villa

Weather warnings issued as Spain’s Andalucia to BAKE in 39ºC heat this weekend

Meanwhile those heading to the Feria de Malaga will experience highs of 32ºC throughout the weekend

Spain’s Ronda to fine dog walkers up to €200 for not carrying bags and bottles to clean up mess

Also announced was the distribution of 500 bottles containing cleaning fluid, accompanied by instructions on how to clean up after pets

FELINE GOOD! Volunteers praise ‘huge step forward’ by Costa Blanca municipality to officially authorise street cat feeders

CONTROVERSIAL street cat feeders in Javea may soon be given special IDs to carry on giving food to abandoned felines.

SAVE OUR SEAHORSES! A British metal detectors club battling to save seahorses on the Costa Blanca

A BRITISH metal detecting club is aiding a local environmental group to save endangered seahorses on the Costa Blanca.

Electrical giant brings in diggers for megaproject in Spain’s Driving Over Lemons country despite town hall bans

It comes after the Defensor del Pueblo Andaluz - the official that deals with public complaints - this month called on the Junta to express its position on the REE megaproject

Costa Blanca Chiringuito gives free beer for every cup of cigarette butts handed in

A CHIRINGUITO on the Costa Blanca has found an iconic solution to help keep its beaches clean.Spoiler...

IN PICS: Special doggy ice cream now available at parlour on Spain’s Costa del Sol

It has no fat, according to the creator, who spent two months working on getting the consistency right

Costa Blanca residents furious as beaches are ‘closed off’ by piles of putrefying posidonia seagrass

RESIDENTS have taken to social media to express disgust over piles of posidonia seagrass so thick they 'can't get to the sea'.

Valencia to have ‘Miami’ temperatures by 2050

VALENCIA will experience temperatures similar to those currently enjoyed in Miami by 2050, according to a study on climate change.

Insects employed to protect crops in Spain’s ‘Sea of Plastic’

Many growers in Almeria's 'Sea of Plastic' have rejected chemical pesticides in favour of 'biological controls'

RED ALERT: Warnings across Spain as temperatures to surpass 40C TODAY before scorcher along Costa del Sol on Friday

While Malaga and the Costa del Sol have avoided hotter temperatures today, that will be expected to change come Friday
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