Thursday, May 19, 2022

Granada

Strong gusty wind forces Spain’s Sierra Nevada to close for several hours

WINDS gusting up to 100 kilometres per hour have forced the Granada ski resort to close for several hours this Monday, April 11. Following procedure,...

The best city breaks to enjoy in Spain this Easter 

TAKE advantage of the long weekend. We have everything you need to plan your perfect escape... Sevilla  The capital of Andalucia and the largest city in southern Spain,...

New high-speed train launched between Malaga and Granada makes Alhambra day trips easy from Spain’s Costa del Sol

A NEW high-speed rail route has opened between Malaga and Granada taking under one hour and 10 minutes.  New high-speed train launched between Malaga and...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada prepares to extend the ski season until April 24

SIERRA Nevada is set to be the last ski resort on the Iberian Peninsula to close this season. Ironically it has been spring which has...

Son ‘hacked at his own father with an axe and left him with serious injuries’ in Spain’s Granada

A TROUBLED son has been arrested after attacking his father with an axe during a heated argument at a family home in Granada.  The pair...

Travel Spain: The villages you should visit in the Alpujarra south of Granada

LYING on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and spanning the provinces of Granada and Almeria, Las Alpujarras or La Alpujarra, is a...

Stained brown: Spain’s ‘white villages’ call for help to clear up after Sahara sandstorms  

THE recent ‘calima’ sandstorm that swept across Spain dumping Saharan dust has left thousands of buildings stained with ugly discolouration and brown streaks.  The effect...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada welcomes 45 children from the Ukrainian Ski Federation in face of Russian invasion

A TOTAL of 45 children and teenagers plus seven coaches from the Ukrainian Winter Sports Federation have arrived at the Sierra Nevada ski resort...

Rare grey seal washes up on beach in Spain’s Motril

A RARE specimen of the grey seal, native to the North Atlantic, was spotted this Thursday, March 17, on the Cable beach in Motril...

The sweet story of the mystery artist who cheers up hospital canteen with dancing napkins in Spain’s Granada 

AFTER weeks of mystery, Granada’s San Cecilio hospital has finally learnt the identity of the secret origami artist who brought smiles to the cafeteria...

Son defrauded and robbed mother of life savings in Spain’s Nerja 

AN EVIL son accused of stealing €60,000 from his elderly mother after breaking contact with her years earlier has been arrested on the Costa...

Nine questions for Secrets of the Pomegranate author Barbara Lamplugh, one of Granada’s most exciting writers

BARBARA Lamplugh was approaching her 50s and years deep into the world of journalism and travel writing when she decided to move to Granada...

International Women’s Day marked by protests outside Spain’s biggest cathedrals

HUNDREDS of women gathered in front of cathedrals in Andalucia on Sunday to protest the church's treatment of women ahead of International Women’s Day....

Writing in Spain: How author Barbara Lamplugh left behind the UK to find success as a novelist

Granada-based British writer Barbara Lamplugh’s second novel, The Red Gene, is based on the Spanish Civil War. The book comes four years after Secrets of the Pomegranate, released in 2015. Here she tells us why moving to Spain was the secret to finding success as a writer…

Costa Blanca carer steals jewellery from nursing home residents for pawn shop sales in Spain’s Benidorm and Granada

A woman worked for just a week in a Costa Blanca nursing home and stole jewellery from three residents. Five items made from gold ended...

Granada pensioner faces 40 years in prison for sex trafficking tourists in Spain

A SPANISH man has been charged for alleged sex trafficking involving tourists who came to Spain in search of hospitality work.  The Granada resident was...

WATCH: The moment a lost dog is reunited with owners after seven years missing in southern Spain

THE moment a German Shepherd was reunited with its family, seven years after it went missing, has gone viral in Spain. A skeletal looking Dino...

Granada shooting: Boy, 16, in intensive care after being shot in back of car in Spain 

A YOUNG boy has been rushed to the hospital and is fighting for his life after being shot in the back of a car...

Man charged after ‘driving car wrong way’ down treacherous A7 in southern Spain

A CAR was reportedly spotted ‘driving the wrong way’ down one of Spain’s most treacherous roads before a man was traced and charged by...

Andalucia records coldest morning of winter so far as temperatures plunge to -2C

ANDALUCIA has recorded its coldest morning of the winter so far as temperatures plummeted to -2C. Spaniards in the south of Spain woke up to a...

RANKED: Top five ski resorts in Spain

WE love Spain for its sun and sand (and sangria, seafood, drool…) but who goes to ski in Spain?  If you’re flying to southern Spain...

Mind and body: Discover Kaliyoga in Spain’s Alpujarra’s south of Granada

IN 2002 yogis Jonathan and Rosie Miles left London in search of a beautiful location for a retreat centre. Their friend Kali predicted that it...

Fire declared in Spain’s Granada stabilised

A FIRE which broke out in Granada, seeing more than 60 firefighters battle the blaze through the night, has been stabilised. The inferno, which began...

Man faces criminal charges for allegedly attempting to steal historic tile from Spain’s Alhambra

A MAN faces prosecution after he was allegedly caught red-handed trying to steal from the Alhambra in Granada.  An investigation was launched on September 25...

FROM THE ARCHIVE: At home with Mr & Mrs Lemons – The Olive Press visits Chris Stewart in Spain’s...

With news that a televison drama is planned for Chris Stewart's Driving over Lemons series about rural life south of Granada, here is an earlier interview with the man himself.

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