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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...

Islamic tiles in Spain

By Mary Roulston THERE are three things that particularly stand out in my memory from my first trip to the Alhambra Palace in Granada on a...

Up the Garden Path – Issue 10

AUTUMN, strangely, is my favourite time to be in the garden and of course a very important time. The plants that you sowed in the spring,...

Life through a lens

by Vernon Grant FOR my sins I have been, for 26 years, a television producer.  I confess that I have invaded the privacy of both the "man...

The camera never lies

By Jason Heppenstall I have to admit that I wasn't prepared for it. I had barely lurched out of the car, roadmap still in hand,...

Seventy years on – an International Brigadier returns to Spain

By Theresa Hogue. Additional reporting by Mark Roulston "VIVA Rusia," the women shouted from their balconies as a group of mainly French and German soldiers...

“Clan” mayor announces resignation

ARMILLA mayor José Antonio Morales is to step down at next year’s municipal elections. Señor Morales announced his decision not to run for a fourth...

Mayor sentenced to one year in jail

JUDGES in Motril have sentenced the mayor of Castell de Ferro-Gualchos to one year in prison for town planning irregularities. PSOE mayor Miguel Torres Maldonado...

Alhambra work still suspended

BUILDING work is still suspended inside the grounds of the Alhambra Palace - more than a month after it was discovered a licence for...

The Orionid Meteors

By Paul Downing There's an important and exciting astronomy event going on in the skies during late October - the annual Orionid meteor shower. ...

Your right to vote in Spain

ON the 27th May 2007 municipal elections will be contested throughout Spain. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the running of their...

Police investigate Vélez murder riddle

A WOMAN found dead near the main Motril-Granada road may have been murdered by a gang dedicated to the white slave trade, police claim. The...

Mayors defend Moors and Christians

LOCAL mayors are vowing to continue a traditional fiesta despite calls for it to be banned from one leading lslamic group. The Moors and Christians...

Granada man ends India hunger strike

A GRANADA man has ended his 13-day hunger strike in India after the country's authorities finally allowed him to buy land to build sporting...

Police seek seventh in intimidation scam

Alleged case of real estate intimidation in Granada

Domestic violence fatalities grow

THE number of fatalities in cases of domestic violence in Spain this year continues to grow after three women died in as many days...

Spain told to scrap Valencia Property Law

THE European Commission has ruled that Spain has two months to {mosimage}change controversial land laws that have wrecked the holiday home dreams of many northern Europeans. The so-called "land-grab" rules have...

Marbella police in stolen car network claims

POLICE investigating town planning corruption in Marbella have uncovered an alleged local police scam that involves changing the paperwork of stolen top of the range cars and then selling them...

Boy dies during fight at school

A SCHOOLYARD fight led to tragedy when a boy died after receiving a blow to the head. Jordi R, 17, fell and hit his head against a wall...

Slipping towards Winter (October)

Slipping Towards Winter by Paul Downing WE are now at the time of year when the summer constellations and the summer Milky Way, which we learned about...

Singer released after child murder charges dropped

Miguel Flores walked free from court in Jerez de la Frontera after the child’s family decided not to proceeed with the case

Making a will in Spain

by Nick Auvache  It is often said that there are two certainties in life - birth and death. We are not given much of an opportunity...

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