Tue, December 11, 2018

From Malaya to Mayor

Corrupt developer Rafael Sandokan in bid to run the city of Cordoba

Floodgates open on illegal homes

The Junta is planning to demolish illegal homes in areas of high flood risks to minimise future damage and strengthen flood defences

Sweet Jesus!

Master chocolatiers in Andalucia have produced a 62 square metre chocolate nativity scene

Father and son mauled by dogs

A deadly attack by guard dogs on neighbouring farmers rocks small Andalucian town

On the royal tour

Dozens of images of Andalucia taken by 19th century Royal photographer Charles Clifford are being put on display in Cordoba

What’s in a name?

The Bishop of Cordoba wants to rename the city’s mosque, or ‘Mezquita’ as a cathedral

Let’s cheer for Cordoba

Cordoba makes the last six in the race to be European Capital of Culture 2016

What a cultured bunch!

Next week a shortlist will be drawn up to decide on which Spanish city will become Europe’s City of Culture in 2016. Nicola Cowell takes a look at what is on offer

A riot of coloured umbrellas

Dozens of giant coloured umbrellas have been installed in Cordoba

Rain claims lives

Three people killed in storms in Andalucia

Riddle as body of missing five-year-old found in Spain

German boy found after huge police operation scoured the mountainous area of north Cordoba

Top of the Pops

A look at this week's music in Andalucia

Arterton Bonds with Italian at Andalucia wedding

Bond girl Gemma Arteton ties the knot at sun-soaked Spanish ceremony

The artists’ way in Andalucia

Fundraising gala organised by expatriates to raise money for disadvantaged youths in Iznajar

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

The Best of Andalucia

Two exciting new exhibitions are showing off the glorious history of the region, Moorish porcelain in Cordoba and the priceless Phoenician Treasure of Carambolo in Sevilla

Fears for Andalucia olive trade

Growers are getting 40 cents lower than the break even point

Gang rape horror

Girl, 12, attacked on beach, while 13-year-old assaulted by ex and five friends in Cordoba

A green corridor for lynxes

After a sharp revival over recent years, a 'green corridor' could now link the lynx populations of the Sierra Morena with Donana in the south

Energy-conscious Granada and Córdoba launch Christmas illumination crackdown

The battle against light pollution in Andalucía has taken somewhat of a seasonal turn after council authorities in Granada delayed the switching on of the annual Christmas illuminations.

Priceless war photos may come home

The remarkable story of how some of the world’s most famous war photographs have only recently emerged after a tortuous journey from Spain, via...

Sick safari hunters jailed for shooting tigers and lions

Defence claimed tiger was not an endangered species in Spain

What lies beneath

Córdoba’s Medina Azahara holds many more secrets of the first Islamic rule of Spain

Owner of illegal Medina Azahara home acquitted

Judges in Córdoba have acquitted the owner of one of the 240 illegal homes on the protected Medina Azahara site for extending the property even though it faces demolition

UNESCO affiliate demands disappearance of illegal urbanisations

A damning report from a UNESCO advisory body has demanded that the 240 illegal houses on the protected Medina Azahara site in Córdoba should “be demolished.”

The princes’ secret Spanish playground

They killed 740 partridges in one day at the Duke of Westminster’s exclusive hunting reserve
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