Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Spain’s white elephants in the room

Rund Abdelfatah looks at the overzealous spending and ill-chosen investments of the boom years that have left Spain on the brink of collapse

Have a stomping good time in Sotogrande

Polo tournaments attract plenty of well-healed, colourful characters, particularly at the Gold Cup at Santa Maria club in August

Foodie heaven: Spain voted into world’s top five food destinations

Survey by Hotels.com finds the way to a holidaymaker’s heart is through the stomach with Spain one of the top five destinations for food…

Olympic size debt

Introducing a new monthly currency column, Keith Spitalnick looks at the inconsistencies in financial reporting and whether the Olympics are really worth their weight in gold…

British schoolgirl faces sunglasses horror during holiday in Spain

Laura Musson was left with a severely swollen face after suffering an allergic reaction to cheap sunglasses

Al Gore prepares to visit Gibraltar

The former US vice president will deliver a speech at a major environmental forum

Taking a walk on the wild side through the Sierra Nevada

Wendy Williams spends a few days walking from the fabulous mountain hotel Alcazaba in the heart of the Alpujarras

New royal decree targets Spanish university students

Anyone on scholarship must pass at least half their subjects or else pay the grant back in full

Pioneering surgery in Granada helps boy walk again

Surgeons reattached the boy's feet after he lost them in a road accident

Keeping the heart healthy with Andalucian seafood

The Olive Press' guide to seafood and its benefits

‘The Body’ in Ibiza

Elle Macpherson flaunts her incredible figure on a Spanish holiday

Spain turns tomatoes into blueberries

Fruit companies' form partnership to make sector more valuable

British teen wins cycling contest in the Sierra Nevada

Lloyd Thornton came in a full 10 seconds ahead of his competitors

Wheely good fun in Spain

Tristan Cano has a fun day out on Andalucia’s best known Via Verde cycle and walking route near Olvera

Top tips for a spectacular Spanish garden

Garden La Palma's Peter Langdale gives his top tips for August

Maximilian Bartie

Our resident columnist, formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells, puts the world to rights

Couch potatoes found to have bigger waistlines

A report has shown the link between a child's health and their TV intake

Whooping cough on the rise

There has been a tenfold increase in the number of cases this year compared to 2010

Wonderful green retreats in Spain

Jon Clarke looks at places to stay in Andalucia where the environment is conserved, not abused

New pill for Alzheimer’s available in Spain

Betrinac has successfully been shown to treat those with memory problems

Diving into Gibraltar’s past

James Bryce comes face-to-face with Gibraltar’s sea-faring past - and some cross-dressing snails - while diving in the waters around the Rock

Andalucian universities on point of collapse, warn rectors

University rectors warn their funds are running out

‘Bone-breakers’ are back in Spain

The bearded vultures were once on the verge of extinction

Eldorado was ‘huge disaster’ that humiliated BBC

With talk of a comeback, we consider why the 'sunshine soap' went so wrong in the first place

Pest control tips for a Spanish summer

Sue Rodgers looks at how to deal with pests the natural way

Andalucia: a region full of excitement

Rund Abdelfatah offers ten suggestions of what to do with the kids this summer
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