Friday, August 17, 2018

Guadix in all its glory

SAUNTERING merrily between two rows of fairytale cave homes, we could so easily have been in J.R. Tolkien's mythical Shire for short people. Except there...

Perils at sea: The heart-wrenching stories of migrants crossing the Straits of Gibraltar into Southern Spain

The drowning of seven African migrants en route to Tarifa this month highlighted again the 21st century’s biggest crisis, writes Joe Duggan

Spotlight on Oscar winning director Pedro Almodovar

A look at Almodovar's greatest works, on the heels of his 20th film release.

Family’s ‘hope’ for hiker who disappeared in Spain during London to Gibraltar walk

David Oldman, 66, last seen near Almeria two months ago

‘There’s a whole world past Michelin’: Olive Press editor meets world’s top chefs

I’D made a point of arriving an hour before the allotted time for the culinary love-in when two dozen Michelin-starred chefs descended on Marbella...

How I blagged a Dani Garcia… Mcdonalds burger

Set the task of blagging a ticket for the €350-a-head meal on the opening night of A Cuatro Manos, Laurence Dollimore walked away with a burger

Sad Spain ranks below Saudi Arabia and Qatar in World Happiness Report 2016

Denmark emerged as the happiest country in the world

Smuggler’s confessions: Francis Morland sheds light on his old drug smuggling empire in Spain and Gibraltar

He went from house parties and skiing trips with Princess Margaret to smuggling cannabis, and rubbing shoulders with seasoned criminals

How newer technologies are making video conferencing more accessible

The huge scale and effectiveness of video conferencing at CERN indicates the great strides made in technology that has for years been out of reach

Battling for the burro: A visit to Malaga donkey sanctuary Refugio del Burrito

The Refugio del Burrito is still fighting for justice for the donkey killed in a Bethlehem display in 2014, Tom Powell went to see where all the hard work starts

Game on for Gibraltar backgammon tournament

Gibraltar is poised to sweep the board with its first European Backgammon Tournament in February, the latest jewel in its international events calendar, writes Tom Powell

Reading between the lines

The way we consume news is changing - especially in Spain, a nation which loves to read all about it without believing a word, reports Tom Powell

Reach for the sky! FTEJerez flight school is training pilots for top airlines

The Jerez-based pilot training school is one of the biggest names in Europe

Rita Bosaho’s entrance into Spain’s Congress is an historic step in racial equality

Rita Bosaho’s triumph in Alicante as a Podemos candidate was a powerful moment in Spain’s race relations

REVEALED: The Weekend World newspaper’s secret trick

Just how does boss Stan Israel produce a huge newspaper without a single journalist?

Margaret Thatcher feared Spanish invasion of Gibraltar during Falklands War

Iron Lady sent RAF back-up to the Rock during Falklands War

British charity launches renewed Christmas appeals to find missing expats

As part of its Home For Christmas campaign, the Lucie Blackman Trust has launched an appeal for missing expats

Toledo Army Museum gives poignant insight into Spain’s military past

A poignant exhibition of wartime paraphernalia offers an insight into Spain’s military past

Donald Gray’s Andalucian arcadia

Donald Gray has devoted his life to traditional Andalucia architecture, with Brigitte Bardot and Gerald Brenan big fans. Joe Duggan met the man

Santa’s list for kids

We can’t leave Santa scratching his beard over what to buy. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s top of their Christmas wishlists

Santa’s list for adults

Sourcing the perfect present can be more frantic than festive, but Santa’s little helpers at the Olive Press are here to help

Ten corruption scandals bubbling under in Andalucia

Power-hungry politicians and greedy businessmen tragically still rule in Spain, the country known as the ‘land of the kickback’. With new cases of corruption emerging almost weekly, Rob Horgan investigates ten scandals bubbling under in Andalucia

Gypsy Kings and wandering hands

It’s a musical instrument, it’s a riotous Christmas celebration with an often bawdy difference... and it’s unique to the home of sherry, writes Joe Duggan

Mass grave found under Gibraltar’s old hospital linked to 18th century sieges

A scientific team has discovered a mass grave in Gibraltar
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