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Elections to be repeated in Andalucian town in Spain after single vote was placed in wrong ballot box 

ELECTIONS will be repeated in a town in Almeria after a vote was placed in the wrong ballot box.  PSOE won the elections in the...

‘The most energy efficient town hall in Spain’: Estepona City Council finally inaugurates its new €13m headquarters

ESTEPONA finally inaugurated its new €13 million architectural curiosity of a town hall this month. Its signature boast is an internal slide between the fourth...
Ronda town hall

Ronda town hall facing €2.8m legal battle with supermarket as corruption case rumbles on

By Jon Clarke and Anthony Piovesan A leading supermarket group is demanding €2.8 million from Ronda town hall.  The move comes after Eroski pulled out of...

EXPLAINER: What you need to do in post-Brexit era to vote in May’s municipal elections in Spain

IT'S a busy election year in Spain next year with the general election, a large number of regional elections, and May's local council votes. Non-Spanish...

Goat breaks glass item in jewellery shop after Cartagena police chase in Spain’s Murcia region

A black goat caused chaos in Cartagena's main shopping area after running around the city and smashing a glass item in a jewellery store. The...
David and Janet Hartshorn House

Outrage as bulldozers threaten British couple’s retirement home in southern Spain

A RETIRED British couple are set to have their house demolished on Monday, after a failed ten year legal battle. David and Janet Hartshorn finished...

Mallorca’s most secretive council revealed in transparency survey comparing town halls across Spain

MANACOR city council is one of the most secretive councils in Mallorca according to a nationwide survey of hundreds of  councils. The list names and...
Ayto Guadalcanal

List of shame: Vast majority of Spain’s ‘most secretive’ town halls are in Andalucia

AN alarming three quarters of the least transparent town halls are in Andalucia. A survey of 500 councils has named and shamed the local authorities...
Prostitute Estepona

Round in circles: Residents demand action after council ‘fails for five years’ to tackle prostitution at busy Costa del...

LOCALS are demanding action over a series of prostitutes that ply their trade near a children’s playground on the Costa del Sol. Despite complaining for...

All aboard! Electric bus pilot test launched in Torrevieja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN electric bus is being tested for three days until June 17, as part of the Energy Transition Project by AVANZA. Named, URBINO 12, the...

Marbella’s Starlite Festival that starred Kool & The Gang and Jessie J has STILL not paid its €125,000 rental...

The outstanding fees are related to the use of the Cantera de Nagueles auditorium, the venue of the festival used every summer

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

PACMA slams burro taxi owner after donkey left to die alone in ‘unsuitable’ stable in Mijas

Dog walkers discovered the donkey lying on its side ‘braying in pain’,

Spain’s San Fermin bull running festival gets underway

Pamplona town hall has been fighting to reassure women that the festival is safe to attend

Long-awaited health centre gets the green light in San Pedro

The health centre will replace an existing building on a 3,000 square metre site to provide primary healthcare for San Pedro, Nueva Andalucia, Benahavis and the eastern side of Estepona.

Marbella’s parks receive massive cash injection in effort to boost conservation

Up to €9.9 million will be awarded to a company with a two year contract from 2018 - 2020, with the possibility of said contract being extended to 2023.

New athletic track in Estepona hopes to be Andalucia’s go-to sporting site

The site, covering 34,132 square metres, will feature an athletics track, football pitch and a half-pitch for seven-a-side, a BMX track, and an underground car park for a thousand cars.

EXCLUSIVE: British expats demand urgent local investment after discovering Costa del Sol town hall sitting on €64 MILLION

EXPATS are demanding urgent local investment after they discovered that Mijas town hall has been sitting on a cash mountain worth €64 million. In particular,...

Disabled expat in Alhaurin to keep home following Olive Press campaign to stop demolition

Disabled expat John Gray and wife Deborah were amazed that within a week of our front page story last issue, their home in Alhaurin el Grande was given a full stay of execution

Estepona market place to be converted into gourmet food hall

Estepona Town Hall is planning to turn its old market building into a gourmet food market

British company Intu Properties tables €650 million investment plan for the Costa del Sol leisure centre

The centre would bring 4,000 jobs into the area and an estimated €3 million in annual income

Three days remain for political pact-making in Spain’s municipal governments

Local politicians are making promises left, right and centre to secure the pact they need to govern as the clock ticks down

Round the riverbend: Estepona town hall must act on E-Coli ridden river

Residents at Villas Andaluzas in Estepona are rightly frustrated with the lack of activity coming out of Estepona Town Hall




Giant German Hell’s Angel boss accused of running operations in Mallorca acquitted on all charged

AN infamous German Hell’s Angels boss has been acquitted on all charges of organised crime and drug trafficking between 2009 and 2013 after his...


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