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Spanish Living – Botellón: Something like a Phenomenon

The language of botellón. Exercise books at the ready!

City hall closes noisy supermarket

Angry neighbours complained for 15 years about “torturous” noise levels A GRANADA supermarket has been forced to close after exceeding noise limits by more than...

Court hears Durcal “happy slapping” claims

Four teenager girls allegedly filmed the assault in the Lecrin Valley town of Durcal

Trouble at the Alhambra

Alhambra management are “bullies,” tourists are viewing porn and the staff are revolting

Investigation confirms Alhambra ticket scam

A COURT in Granada has heard how up to 800 people illegally passed through the entrance to the Alhambra every 30 minutes. A year-long judicial...

Almuñécar bridge disaster – one year on and lessons still not learned

Two deaths on November 9 and the concluding investigation into the six Almuñécar deaths last year underline worrying trends in the safety of construction in Granada

Adiós to the Little Red Man

While the street signs are feminised in Madrid province, Granada towns are tackling gender violence in society

Police arrest 11 in connection with Marbella corruption

Eleven arrested in connection with town planning corruption in Marbella

Annual walk for the children of Tibet

THIS year's walk - the twelfth - started, as ever, at the hermitage of Padre Eterno, between Orgiva and Pampaneira. The day was a...

Ramblers fight back

Ronda ramblers association suing the town hall over series of blocked footpaths

‘Discussion’ in bar ends in shoot out

ONE man was shot in the leg last Wednesday and another detained by police after a late night "discussion" in a bar in Ambroz...

Three ski workers injured in Sierra Nevada resort

IN the run-up to the ski season, the slopes of the Sierra Nevada are alive with activity. Centursa, the management company of the ski station...

Another Conquest in Granada (chess)

By Vernon Grant THE first time I had lunch with Stuart Conquest I knew instantly that he played chess. It took him half an hour...

Olive Press Exclusive: British Labour MP in local access row

A British Labour MP has become embroiled in a vicious neighbours' dispute after she bulldozed access to nearly a dozen homes. Margaret Moran, who has...

“Bonnie and Clyde” of Baza busted after bank raid

THE step-daughter of a Spanish film actress has been remanded in custody in Jaén in connection with a series of armed bank robberies in...

Residents fight “water grab”

RESIDENTS in Lanjarón have filed a lawsuit in Granada against the regional government for allowing a mineral water company to extract 864,000 litres of...

Seven New Wonders

by Jason Heppenstall “So what is this ‘Ulhumbra’ place that you talk about?” asked my mother in law on one of her visits. I explain that...

Court forces work to stop on Armilla shopping centre

Judges in Granada have ordered construction work on the Parque Nevada shopping centre in Armilla to be stopped after a request by building officials from the regional government.

Children taken to hospital after “gas poisoning”

FOURTEEN schoolchildren had to receive medical treatment after suffering the effects of possible gas poisoning while travelling on a school bus. The children, all aged...

Four arrested over Marbella stolen car ring

POLICE have arrested four men in connection with a scam that involves changing the paperwork of stolen top of the range cars and selling...

An Inconvenient Truth

by Rosina Sinclair  {mosimage} We sat in stunned silence as the credits rolled by in the darkened cinema. Nobody seemed to want to move, to break the bond...

Eating out – Horses for courses

THREE years ago the Alqueria de Los Lentos was one of the first restaurants I visited in the Lecrin Valley. The food that day was OK...

Archbishop pulls seminarians out of theology school

A DISCUSSION on bioethics caused the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Granada to withdraw eight seminarians from the faculty of theology at...

Government announces water “tax”

THE government has announced plans to levy charges on homes that use an excessive amount of water. The move comes as Spain attempts to curb...

Man held after armed siege in Castell

POLICE are questioning a man after an 18-hour armed siege at a house in Castell de Ferro ended without any casualties. GEO special branch officers...

The Renaissance town of Úbeda

by Mark Roulston ÚBEDA lies 50 kilometres or so to the east of the capital of its province Jaén. Standing on an escarpment, it is surrounded by...

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