Monday, July 16, 2018

Granada unites for DO fight

Bodegas join forces to better ‘vino de la tierra’ category with prized Denominacion de Origen

Granada top of the table for wines

Despite the heavy storms in May that battered La Alpujarra, laying waste to hundreds of hectares of vines, two of that region’s signature bodegas had a bumper end to the year.

Ski season starts on December 1

HEAVY snowfall on the Sierra Nevada mountain range has resulted in an early start to the ski season. Pistes at Europe’s most southerly ski resort...

Oil spillage poisons aquifer

A GRANADA court is investigating how 120,000 tonnes of a vegetable-based contaminant was allowed to enter underground water supplies. Mayor of Atarfe Víctor Sánchez and...

Dining with Lorca, Gilbert & George

Painters, musicians and writers pay homage to the Granada poet at his summer retreat

PP to support Granada cable car

Granada will play home to the world’s longest cable car if the Partido Popular wins next year’s regional elections

Dancing bears in Spain cause public outcry

In today’s Europe, Lisa Tilley asks should it be legal to force a wild animal to perform human tricks

Coin toss mayor in corruption probe

The mayor who won election by the toss of a coin is facing calls for his resignation after the state opened a corruption investigation in one of Granada’s smallest villages

Jailed: The two men found guilty of “protecting the environment”

The charges, which both men claim “fictitious,” relate to a protest at the Ismael quarry close to Órgiva, when 30 worried residents attempted to block access to the works site.

Corruption in the classroom: the head, the thief, his wife and her cuñada

Granada primary school faces legal battle and one million euro fine after an investigation found nine unqualified teachers, eight falsified salaries, and one imaginary class

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...

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

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

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

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

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

Suspected rapist held in Órgiva

Belgian man suspected of rape in his country arrested in Órgiva

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

A great way tapas the weekend

Granada: home to the Alhambra palace, the Albaicín and thousands of tapas bars. In the name of research, Mark Roulston visits just a few...

The search for Lorca’s Grave

WHEN the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, Gerald Brenan was living with his wife Gamel Woolsey in Churriana, a village west of...

Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group

Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim

Broken ear-rings lead to fatal stabbing

A VICIOUS three-year-dispute over faulty jewellery ended in tragedy after a man was killed in front of his wife and one-year-old son. Angel Luis...

Junta announces cull of 1,767 natural park deer

Regional government officials have announced a deer cull that will lead to the animals’ extinction in the Sierra de Baza.
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