Thursday, January 24, 2019

Room with a view – Granada

It does not surprise me one of the reasons British people give for their decision to move to the Granada province is the very existence of the marvellous city of Granada itself

Protected chameleons could sink massive shopping centre plan

A colony of chameleons is threatening the development of a huge shopping centre and hotel complex on the Costa del Sol

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...

Don’t cry for Isabel Perón

Two arrest warrants in one week for the former Argentina president

Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group

Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim

The day the H-Bombs came to Andalucía

by Bob Maddox Forty one years ago today, a mid air collision between two US Air Force planes during refueling led to...

Hottest year on record as Spain swelters

Average temperatures in 2006 higher than norm; 2007 set to be even warmer

Ex-pats sued for green views

Trio of Ronda residents – including writer Alastair Boyd – face a 22 million euros lawsuit in a campaign of “mafia-style harassment” by developers

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...

Take a Stroll Around Spain’s Regal Capital

JUDITH COOKE takes us from the square of the Discalced Nuns of Saint Clare to the gates of the city's royal palace

Construction threatens ancient Roman ruins

PLANS to build 170 houses and a hotel close to the ruins of a second century Roman settlement have been slammed by environmental groups.

Eta: Freedom fighters to terrorists? How the oppressed became the oppressors

INCENSED by the oppression suffered by those of Basque ethnicity under General Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975), a group of students mobilised to form Eta (Euskadi...

Sun, Sea and Sabrina at El Chambao de Joaquín

SOMETIMES dining out can be all about timing. Choose a restaurant where the regular chef has just quit - and they are placing ads...

Bueno, Vino, Victory

Ronda's complex wines are starting to catch up with the Romans.

Room with a View – Pamplona

Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region known for its wine and little else. In itself this is a great shame as the area is unspoilt and very welcoming to visitors

The Plastic Greenhouse Effect

Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.

Stern Review – The Economic Truth

When an e-mail arrived from The Climate Project team in Nashville, a tingle went down my spine. I had a feeling my life was about to change. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, had offered me a place on his Climate Project programme

Exciting New Year’s Destinations

THE Olive Press trawls the globe to bring you the best end of year parties and holiday destination ideas to see in 2007 in...

Spanish Living – Botellón: Something like a Phenomenon

The language of botellón. Exercise books at the ready!

Whales and dolphin found dead in national park

Increase in shipping numbers to blame, say green groups

‘Costa Killer’ back in court

A shiver runs down the backbone of the Costa communities as Tony King goes back on trial and back into the headlines

Spain economy at five year high

SPAIN’S economy is at its highest annual rate in five years thanks to the country’s booming construction industry, according to government figures. Economic growth grew...

Adiós to the Little Red Man

While the street signs are feminised in Madrid province, Granada towns are tackling gender violence in society

Annual walk for the children of Tibet

THIS year's walk - the twelfth - started, as ever, at the hermitage of Padre Eterno, between Orgiva and Pampaneira. The day was a...

Spanish homes to include solar panels

Until now Spain's building standards have dated from the 1970s and have done little in seeking to improve energy efficiency
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