Tuesday, November 13, 2018

40 years on …. is Spain free of Franco?

With the 40th anniversary of Franco’s death looming large next month we bring you 40 facts about El Caudillo

Cuppa del Rey: Witnessing Spain’s national coffee championships in Malaga

As Spain’s 17 best baristas did battle in Malaga to be crowned the nation’s champion, Tom Powell added a little sugar to proceedings

Gangsters’ paradise: A look at the key figures past and present of the Costa del Crime

Dubbed the Costa del Crime, southern Spain has long harboured some of Europe’s most dangerous gangsters. Rob Horgan and Tom Powell take a look at the most notorious from the past and present

SPECIAL REFUGEE CRISIS REPORT: Desperate journeys

As Europe tackles the growing refugee crisis, Rob Horgan reports on the radical change in mindset to a harrowing human exodus that has been building for years

La Almoraima estate in Cadiz saved for the nation

Controversial Almoraima sale comes off the market after campaign by Olive Press and visit from Hollywood actress Salma Hayek

Everyone knows what Gibraltar’s notorious Barbary macaques are like… or do they?

Tom Powell discovers a totally different side to the Rock’s most famous residents

‘I’ll miss my Med Steps runs’ reveals Gibraltar’s departed governor Sir James Dutton

Former governor invites Tom Powell into his illustrious home for one last cuppa’... before heading for Blighty this week

Gibraltar man in Calais helps raise £157,000 for migrant camp

Gibraltarian Dan Teuma, 29, works with CalAid to help those living in the camp each day

EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar to welcome refugee family

The Gibraltar government has confirmed talks are ongoing over which family will come to the Rock

The jobbing jetset: Live in Spain, work in the UK

Live in Spain, work in London ... it’s cheaper, quipped British MP Tessa Jowell, last month. But guess what – some career high flyers do exactly that! Reporters Nina Chausow and Joe Duggan track down the new jetset commuters

THE WINNING FORMULA: Gibraltar’s new backgammon tournament is not exactly uncharted territory

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

A day in the life of package holiday capital Benidorm

Beni-dormant it’s not. But with the cheap-n-cheerful Brit-destination celebrating a record-busting summer - and bidding for UNESCO status - Iona Napier spends 24 hours in the emblematic Valencia resort

Gibraltar National Day: A raucous celebration like no other

As Gibraltar went into party mode for National Day, Tom Powell ditched the newsroom to suck in the fun

REVIEW: The real super kings of Gibraltar

Kings of Leon impress but UK stars Kaiser Chiefs and Madness stole the show, writes Jon Clarke

MI5 Spanish Civil War documents uncover British safety concerns

MI5 concerns from Spanish Civil War echo issues with Brits fighting with jihadists in Syria and Iraq

Inside the secret world of Sotogrande

Shhh and say it in sotto voce...Iona Napier demystifies the enigma of the discreet enclave, where royals rub shoulders with, well, decent down-to-earth folk

UPDATE: Shamed Spanish festival re-invites axed Jewish singer

The decision comes after criticism from Spanish and American officials

VIDEO: Romanian police arrest suspect in Cuenca double murder case

The two victims were last seen with the suspect on August 6

UPDATE: Mother of dead toddler arrested in Coin

The toddler's mother is reportedly considered a flight risk

‘How the Roman Oasis nearly killed me’: Memoirs from Costa del Sol restaurateur

British expat, restaurateur and now esteemed author, Paul Hickling bares all in his enthralling book My Roman Oasis

For richer, for poorer: Exploring Spain’s wealthiest area Pozuelo de Alarcon and its poorest Torrevieja

Pozuelo’s populace is sitting pretty on an average salary of €54,000, while the townsfolk of Torrevieja struggle to get by on a paltry €7,985 a year, the Olive Press takes a look to see the divide

Top Spanish soups for the summer time

Soup-hater Nina Chausow is given the daunting task of preparing three Spanish cold classics… but was she converted?

Top 5 off-road motorcycle routes in Spain

Spain is dirt bike heaven if you know where to look, writes Ed Wild of Redtread Spain

Homebirths in Spain: A labour of love?

Home births in Spain are the rarest in Europe. And in a country where a young mother is treated ‘like a common criminal’ when her baby arrives at home in a rush, changing that mindset could be hard labour. Iona Napier and Nina Chausow investigate...

Fourteen Spanish families have joined ISIS’ ranks

Their members are among the 115 Spanish citizens and residents recruited as jihadists

Review: Patria, Vejer de la Frontera

Any foodie would be mad to miss a visit to Vejer’s true dining secret Patria, writes Jon Clarke
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