Thursday, July 2, 2020

Andalucia

It’s grand in Sotogrande

It’s where the British royals take their hols and Eddie Jordan, Glenn Hoddle and Genesis’s Mike Rutherford have homes. Is it any wonder that the millionaires’ enclave of Sotogrande is weathering the recession well. Jon Clarke discovers why...

Gay chess, as Torre queens take over the world

Torremolinos is holding a gay chess tournament

Vicar conned

EXCLUSIVE BY WENDY WILLIAMS Fraudsters have used a vicar’s email to try and scam money from his flock

A golfer’s paradise

Sotogrande is Spain’s home of golf, with a handful of the most celebrated courses in Europe

Expat’s €35m tax hit

Miss Ascot and dump your UK phone to avoid British tax

Fish deaths lead to probe

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of hundreds of fish in the Guadalhorce River

Flight path battle for flamingos

Protest groups unite to oppose ‘unnecessary, speculative’ airport that would endanger wildlife on Antequera’s protected vega

Struth! Bagged a bargain there mate!

Great white shark, Greg Norman, has bought the exclusive Valderama golf course

The mighty fall of the svengali, ‘Mr Marbella’

After one of the Costa del Sol’s most colourful celebrities – DJ Maurice Boland – was forced to resign from his radio show following an indiscretion with a teenager, the Olive Press explores the rise and fall of ‘Mr Marbella’ and recalls his close association with other teenagers, including wildchild Mandy Smith

Europe’s new battle of Trafalgar

EU steps in to investigate ‘unsustainable macroproject’ that threatens precious virgin beach

Goyesca for Ken

Award-winning British director to be honoured at new Spanish film festival

Calling the impossible

A consumer watchdog has taken action against phone giant Orange on behalf of a Sevilla woman whose 500 euro phone bill included “impossible” calls.

WOW! Wrecked Over a Woman

WOW Factor competition scrapped after organiser Maurice Boland’s infidelities with 16-year-old girl are exposed

Malaga hotels making money

Marbella and Estepona have the most profitable hotels in Spain

Once bitten, twice shy

A new book by Dr Vejay Singh – aka Dr Venom – trawls a terrifying list of creepy crawlies found in Andalucía and offers symptoms and treatments. Wendy Williams meets the man and picks out some of the nastiest nasties

Oz pupils perform concert in Andalucia

A choir and chamber orchestra from the MLC School in Sydney, Australia are performing a concert in Andalucia this weekend.

Let’s cheer for Cordoba

Cordoba makes the last six in the race to be European Capital of Culture 2016

Irish rapist not living in Spain

New reports confirm convicted rapist Larry Murphy has moved to France

Take a walk on the wildside

There are some great hikes in the wonderful Axarquia wilderness from Frigiliana, writes guide John Keogh

A tale of two towns

Success or failure? The impact of yesterday's strike was felt in varying degrees across the country

Bronislava and Clyde

A British man and his Russian accomplice have been arrested near Marbella in connection with a string of 15 bank robberies

Our hospitals are unwell

Andalucia comes near the bottom for bed numbers and spending per patient

Steaming on

From Indiana Jones and spaghetti westerns to the ‘Strawberry run’ in Madrid, the Baldwin is back on the tracks

Mr Marbella admits affair

Disgraced DJ, Maurice Boland, has admitted to an affair with a 16-year-old girl

SOS – Save our Sierras

Nature park plan to protect coastal hills from development

How the Axarquia awakened from its slumber

Novelist David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance
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