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Córdoba’s Medina Azahara holds many more secrets of the first Islamic rule of Spain

Owner of illegal Medina Azahara home acquitted

Judges in Córdoba have acquitted the owner of one of the 240 illegal homes on the protected Medina Azahara site for extending the property even though it faces demolition

UNESCO affiliate demands disappearance of illegal urbanisations

A damning report from a UNESCO advisory body has demanded that the 240 illegal houses on the protected Medina Azahara site in Córdoba should “be demolished.”

Super Highway or Highway to Hell?

Junta announces new 350 million motorway to the coast – 1600 metres of tunnels, a huge span bridge and entirely on virgin land –...

Dogs rescued from rescue centre

OVER 200 dogs were on the verge of being put down after a police raid on a farm in Sevilla. Describing the scene as an...

007 banged up

EXCLUSIVE - Seven Britons detained after riot that began after a Spaniard insulted a British woman

Gypsy heat

Spain's oldest woman – a gypsy – has gone without heating all her life WHO needs central heating? Spain's oldest woman Maria Diaz Cortes –...

Los Merinos given the birdie!

According to report, up to five per cent of the world’s population of the extremely endangered Bonelli’s Eagle lives in controversial Ronda golf development MORE...

They are out there

Were large grey cats seen near Monda a pair of lynxes or the La Cala cougar and mate? HORSERIDERS in Monda are convinced they saw...

Anyone seem my cement lorry?

IT is one of the heaviest crimes Malaga province has seen for decades. But incredibly over one weekend two concrete lorries weighing 20 tonnes each,...

Cash for permits scandal deepens

CASH payments in return for favours have come to light during bribary and corruption investigations in Alhaurin el Grande. It is understood that property developers...

Málaga and Granada faces Christmas postal chaos

POSTAL workers in Spain are to stage a three-day walkout in protest at low salaries. The strike, which will run from December 23 to the...

Sierra Nevada in bumper holiday weekend

ALMOST 30,000 visitors flocked to the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada during the recent early December holiday. According to ski management company Cetursa, the...

Solidiers arrested in drugs raid

TWO soldiers have been arrested after police found four kilograms of cannabis in their car. Police in Almuñecar believe the un-named servicemen, who belong to...

The princes’ secret Spanish playground

They killed 740 partridges in one day at the Duke of Westminster’s exclusive hunting reserve

Violence on the streets as tension runs high during Franco mass

Police arrest four as extremists battle in GranadaTHE anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco brought violent scenes to the streets of Granada on...

Civil guards find “irregularities” in Lecrin water project

JUDGES in Granada are seeing if any criminal charges can be answered after the Guardia Civil found “irregularities” in a Lecrin Valley mineral water...

Ski season starts on December 1

HEAVY snowfall on the Sierra Nevada mountain range has resulted in an early start to the ski season. Pistes at Europe’s most southerly ski resort...

Mayors divided over cable car

MAYORS of the four municipalities over which the proposed Granada-Sierra Nevada cable car will travel are split over the benefits of the project. The socialist...

Spain’s largest circular trail opens

AT longer than 300 kilometres, the country’s longest circular walking trial is now officially open. The Sulayr trail, which circles the Sierra Nevada, is divided...

Olive Press forces “ecological disaster” investigation

Did sewage kill thousands of fish in Ronda river? AN investigation has been launched into the “ecological disaster” that killed thousands of fish in a...

Oil spillage poisons aquifer

A GRANADA court is investigating how 120,000 tonnes of a vegetable-based contaminant was allowed to enter underground water supplies. Mayor of Atarfe Víctor Sánchez and...

Granada mayors in corruption probes

THE public prosecutor has opened investigations into the dealings of three mayors from around the Granada province. In perhaps the highest profile probe, Almuñecar council...

Dining with Lorca, Gilbert & George

Painters, musicians and writers pay homage to the Granada poet at his summer retreat

Granada fights for Monarch flights

THE leader of Granada’s provincial council is trying to convince a low-cost airline to reconsider its controversial decision to cancel flights between London and...

The other bullfighting

Neil Wilson looks at the recortes, a spectacular form of bullfighting that – perhaps – belongs in the circus rather than the ring

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