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Spain’s Sierra Nevada opens slopes for expert skiers and snowboarders

THE Sierra Nevada ski resort in Granada has opened the amazing runs of the Laguna de las Yeguas area, restricted to expert skiers and...

Dramatic rockfall in Spain’s Sierra Nevada injures 8 including four-month-old baby and a two-year-old boy

AT LEAST eight people have been injured in a hair-raising moment when a landslide swallowed an entire stretch of road on the A-395 highway...

The unspoilt little sister to the Sierra Nevada – the Sierra de Contraviesa in Spain’s Granada

FAMED for its panoramic views, vineyards producing local ‘vino’, and pink almond blossoms in early spring, the Sierra de la Contraviesa is an unspoilt...

King Felipe VI spends weekend skiing in Spain’s Sierra Nevada which opened Loma de Dílar and other ski lifts...

KING Felipe VI has spent the weekend skiing in Sierra Nevada. His Majesty the King travelled this Saturday, January 21, to Granada’s ski resort accompanied...

Huge dumping of snow in just 24 hours forces Sierra Nevada ski resort to close

A huge dumping of snow has forced the closure of Spain’s Sierra Nevada ski resort. About 15cm of snow fell at the Sierra Nevada Station...

Man falls 200 metres to his death in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN rescue teams have recovered the body of a man who fell 200 metres to his death whilst hiking in Granada’s Sierra Nevada. The tragic...

725 complaints to Ombudsman for alleged medical negligence in Malaga

There were more than 700 reports of medical negligence in the Malaga province last year, new figures show.  According to a new report the Patient...

NEW AGE FITNESS: the market town of Órgiva in Spain’s Granada offers various workout options for your mind, body,...

AFTER the indulgences of the festive season, you might be seeking healthy discipline to become fitter and happier in your daily life. If you’re...

The power of the press!: Expat dogs in Granada rehomed after Olive Press story

IT is always satisfying for journalists when they feel that they actually do make a difference. And one story on the Olive Press online gave...

Freya’s fashion advice: bag a bargain in the January sales in Spain

SOMETHING to keep up your spirits during the disappointing post-Christmas calendar are the January sales! A chance to get your mitts on as many...

‘Sad situation’: Man rushed into hospital for heart condition tries to rehome beloved dogs in Spain’s Granada

A home has been found for the beloved dogs of a British expatriate living in Granada after he was rushed into hospital last week...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada ski resort closes Christmas period with nearly 160,000 visitors

THE Sierra Nevada ski and mountain resort closed the Christmas holidays—from December 22 to January 6—with more than 158,000 visitors. Of the almost 160,000...

Tiny village in Spain’s Granada left bemused by immaculately-organised illegal New Year’s rave that went on for FIVE days

Municipal authorities have been left stumped as to how an illegal six-day New Year’s Eve rave attended by 5,000 people outside a small village...

British expats struggle to claim pensions through Spain’s social security office

A British expat is pleading for help after waiting nearly six years to get his Spanish pension. The Marbella-based 70-year-old faces bankruptcy and potential homelessness...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada opens El Rio piste and reaches 30 kilometres of skiable slopes—plus new Alhambra chairlift goes into...

SIERRA NEVADA now exceeds 30 skiable kilometres thanks to the opening of El Rio piste. The opening of Sierra Nevada’s most emblematic slopes, El Río,...

NO LUCK: The village in Spain that refuses to see the New Year in until mid-summer

WHILE many people will have woken up across Spain this morning having partied into the early hours last night, there is one village in...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada ski resort hits 100% capacity for first time this season

THE southernmost ski resort in Europe, Sierra Nevada, has reached full capacity for the first time this season. This past Wednesday, December 28, the ski...

SWEET MUSIC: the village of Cáñar, in Spain’s Andalucia, has an annual fiesta where men serenade the women overnight

THE small mountain village of Cáñar, in the Alpujarra of Granada, has an unusual festive tradition that takes place on the morning of 28...

Three villages in Granada among most beautiful in Spain

GRANADA city hosts some of the most beautiful monuments in Spain and the province can now also boast to being home to several of...

Phone scam extorts bars and restaurants over ‘unpaid’ electricity bills on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil has broken up a Madrid gang who said they'd cut off electricity to 26 Alicante Province hotels and restaurants after falsely...

The witchy village of Soportújar in Spain’s Andalucia magics up €6 million in the ‘El Gordo’ Christmas lottery

NESTLING in the heart of La Alpujarra of Granada, the small village of Soportújar, which has 300 inhabitants and is renowned for its witchcraft...

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...

Police arrest four gang members after catching them with 440kg of hashish in Spain’s Andalucia

POLICE officers arrested four people after finding 440kg of hashish hidden in a secret compartment of a trailer in Spain's Granada. National Police officers of...

More ski lifts, new hotels and even a ‘glamping’ site: What Spain’s Sierra Nevada has in store for the...

FANS OF skiing, snowboarding and all things Alpine are in for a treat over the coming years, as Sierra Nevada in Spain’s Granada province...

Alhama de Granada’s 400 square metre Nativity scene one of largest in Spain

THE nativity scene of Alhama de Granada, with some 2,500 pieces and an extension of 400 square meters, is one of the largest Nativity...

Freya’s fashion advice: make the most of Christmas dressing in Spain

IF you find yourself asking “what’s the right thing to wear on Christmas Day”, I can break it to you… there's no correct answer. With...

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