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Freya’s style tips: diversity for all

RECENTLY, Spain’s Queen Letizia was criticised for wearing a dress that was “too short” for her age (43), with comments that it isn’t “fit...

The hot topic of who started the recent forest fire in Spain’s Granada

THE jury is out over who started the devastating forest fire in Los Guajares, near Granada, which burned 5,000 hectares from September 8 to...

Why you should visit Motril on Spain’s Costa Tropical and discover its fascinating history as the sugar capital of...

Sugarcane, rum, wonderful seafood and heaps of history, Katherine Brook shares the secrets of Motril.

Forest fire in Spain’s Granada stabalised after razing through some 5,100 hectares of land

GRANADA'S worst fire of the year has been finally stabilised. After a sixth day of very intense work by firefighters in the area, Los Guajares...

Forest fire in Spain’s Granada jumps dangerously close to the villages of Izbor and Acebuches

IN a dramatic turn of events, the forest fire that has been blazing near Granada since Thursday 8 September jumped to a new location,...

Forest fire in Spain’s Granada, with over over 3000 hectares of land now destroyed, believed to be human-started

THE fire which started last Thursday afternoon, September 8, in Los Guajares, and has now razed through 3,000 hectares of land, is believed to...

RESIDENTS OF LECRIN, IN SPAIN’S GRANADA, FACE THIRD NIGHT WITH WILDFIRE SPREADING UNCONTROLLED

RESIDENTS of parts of the Lecrin Valley near Granada face a third night with an out-of-control wildfire blazing close to their villages. The fire,...

FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN’S GRANADA BURNS OUT OF CONTROL FOR SECOND DAY

The forest fire that started yesterday in Los Guajares, near Granada, is still classified as "active" tonight. Over 2,000 hectares of land have been...

HEART-WARMING TAILS OF LA ALPUJARRA…

THE Alpujarra is a region known for its fantastic range of fauna and flora. Its cultivated slopes play home to everything from roaming Ibex...

MASSIVE FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN’S GRANADA REGION SEEN FROM ALMERIA

THE Guájar-Alto area of Los Guájares, in Granada province, is battling a devastating forest fire that started at 1.55pm and is being attended by...

BEWITCHING: How a small white village in southern Spain conjured up a wizard of an idea to pull in...

GRAB your broomstick, don your witches hat, it’s time to fly up to the bewitching mountain village of Soportujar. The village, in the heart of...

La Oveja Verde – buy an ongoing hotel business with potential to sell separate apartments in the beautiful Alpujarra...

THE Oveja Verde complex occupies a prime site at the entrance of the Alpujarran town of Pitres, in the popular municipality of La Taha,...

Following the footsteps of Lorca: Meet three women authors inspired by Spain’s Alpujarras

Three amazing women authors of La Alpujarra talk to Jo Chipchase about their lives and latest works

New Catalan body will buy coastal areas to save them from property developers in Spain

CATALUNYA is taking a leaf out of the French book by creating an institute to buy natural coastal areas to free them from speculating...

TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Freya’s style tips: Autumn is coming!

WITH the stifling summer heat and sauna-like humidity we’ve been having, it’s difficult to imagine that Autumn is around the corner, but the leaves...

Man in Spain’s Granada arrested for carrying two puppies in sealed plastic bag in midst of suffocating heatwave

A MAN has been arrested for animal cruelty in Granada after carrying two puppies in a sealed plastic bag, inside a closed backback, magnifying...

Freya’s style tips: How to dress to impress during Spain’s fiesta season

WITH the holiday month of August upon us, Spain’s party season is in full swing. From pool parties to dub parties to town fiestas,...

From booming basslines to valleys of sound: How the Alpujarras in Spain became known for its dub reggae scene

AT a time when many popular forms of music are bland and formulaic, those who want to be lost in music will be spoilt...

High-Speed Rail Between Spain’s Malaga and Granada to have a third daily frequency as of August

GRANADA and Malaga will add a new frequency to their Avant train connection from August onwards. Since April of this year, the two popular Spanish...

EXTRACT: A Chancer’s Guide to Rural Spain by Andy Bailey

BRIT Andy Baily, an ex-farm manager, rugby player and inseminator, moves his family from Somerset to a remote mountainous region in Andalucía. In his book,...

Cuisine of La Alpujarra: Dishes you must try while visiting the mountain villages south of Granada

THE Alpujarra region has various signature dishes served to visitors in its countless bars and restaurants. Best of all, during certain hours of the...

Orgiva: What makes this Spanish town in La Alpujarra ‘the world’s best place to live’?

RAUL Orellana, an ex-primary school teacher and PP politician, became mayor of Orgiva in 2019, taking the helm of ‘the world’s best’ town, set...

On-trend in Orgiva: Meet the inspiring expat serving up Alpujarran style from a buzzing new fashion store

On-trend in Orgiva: From natty dreads to funky fashionistas. A new expat-owned fashion store is serving Alpujarran style to them all, writes Jo Chipchase

DISPATCH: The ‘loca fiesta’ of San Juan returns to Spain’s Andalucian spa town of Lanjaron in La Alpujarra

SPAIN is known for some oddball fiestas that go way beyond enjoying drinks and music with friends in the village plaza. While the town...

From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra in southern Spain

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into...

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