West Ham bringing up the squeaky rear

AT the top of the English Premiership the order of the day was maintained as sure as the sun rises and the moon does its stuff. Man United and Chelsea both won
7 Mar, 2007 @ 09:40

Country for sale through Motril company

Former WWII fortress to cost a cool 750 million euros as buyers line up FOR sale: smallest country in the world, 11 kilometres off the English coast, former World War II fortress.
6 Feb, 2007 @ 08:28

The Return of Venus (January)

The Return of Venus by Paul Downing SOUNDS like the title of a romantic novel, doesn’t it? However, this is definitely astronomy. Has anyone noticed the bright star that has suddenly appeared
30 Jan, 2007 @ 07:24

“The Lorca family cannot stand me”

In this exclusive interview with the Olive Press, author Ian Gibson discusses the exhumation of poet Federico García Lorca, Civil War reparations and life in the Lecrin Valley, Spain. “THE Franco side
23 Jan, 2007 @ 11:48

A Happy and Star filled New Year (January)

A Happy and star filled New Year By Paul Downing WELCOME to 2007 and to a new year of things happening "up there." My subject for the start of the new year
10 Jan, 2007 @ 00:00

Earthquake in Granada leaves residents shaking

AN earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale rocked Granada at 12.32am on January 5. The epicenter was located on the border between the towns of Santa Fe and Chauchina where the
5 Jan, 2007 @ 03:42

Villages on the Front Line

IN a series more used to highlighting problems in rural areas of countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia and Niger, Villages on the Front Line (BBC World TV, December 22, 2006) came uncomfortably
3 Jan, 2007 @ 05:32

The Christmas Star (December)

The Christmas Star by Paul Downing AS you might have noticed it is almost Christmas. I thought it might be good to reflect on that famous celestial event that has been so
25 Dec, 2006 @ 00:00

Pinochet Slips Through the Net

Lisa Tilley asks if the former dictator’s death will boost democracy in Chile and explains how Spain and Britain are involved in the Pinochet issue. SPAIN almost had him, Britain set him
20 Dec, 2006 @ 06:24

Orion’s Belt in December (December)

Orion’s Belt in December by Paul Downing WE are creeping slowly into winter, and as promised last time we are going to have a closer look at one of the most interesting
6 Dec, 2006 @ 00:00

Mayor in money block threat

Tropical Fruits 11 face legal action if fine is left unpaid ALMUÑECAR mayor Juan Carlos Benavides could face the threat of an embargo on his finances if a fine of more than
4 Dec, 2006 @ 03:34

Goya Gone

A piece of Spanish art history disappears on route from Ohio to New York AN early work by Goya was intercepted on its way from the Toledo Museum in Ohio to an
27 Nov, 2006 @ 05:27

The Amputee – Issue 11

In a pickle {mosimage} MY wife and I have just had a tiring week of pickling and conserving vegetable matter. The air around the house was redolent of vinegar for days and
9 Nov, 2006 @ 06:44

Editorial – God and Science

God and science Victor Hugo once said "There is in every village a torch – the teacher: and an extinguisher – the clergyman." His words reverberate today, and nowhere more so than
7 Nov, 2006 @ 10:39

Activists set free thousands of mink

{mosimage}ANIMAL activists have broken into three mink farms near A Coruña in Galicia in northern Spain and set free more than 15,000 of the creatures. Five thousand American mink (Mustela vison) were
26 Oct, 2006 @ 05:16
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