Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Andalucia

The Spanish Civil War and the Written Word

Many books have been written in English on the civil war that tore Spain in two. Carlos Pranger looks at some and concludes now is the time for Spaniards to examine their own history for themselves

Slow silent suffering: So, what’s news?

Lisa Tilley asks why is news of drug-taking celebrities and Royals on the razz more important than famine, war and disease in the Third World.

UNESCO slams Contraviesa reservoir plans

World heritage group UNESCO has condemned regional government plans to build a second reservoir on the Contraviesa mountain range in La Alpujarra

Urban corruption conviction overturned

Socialist mayor vows revenge on “Taleban” Partido Popular

Removals to Spain – the hard way

Jon Clarke discovers the joys of Harvesters and truckers on a mammoth and costly self hire van trip back to the UK

Police find 60,000 euros in home of Alhaurín mayor

Police investigating an alleged case of urban corruption in Alhaurin el Grande have found 60,000 euros in cash during a raid on a house belonging to the town’s mayor

Protected chameleons could sink massive shopping centre plan

A colony of chameleons is threatening the development of a huge shopping centre and hotel complex on the Costa del Sol

A great way tapas the weekend

Granada: home to the Alhambra palace, the Albaicín and thousands of tapas bars. In the name of research, Mark Roulston visits just a few...

The search for Lorca’s Grave

WHEN the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936, Gerald Brenan was living with his wife Gamel Woolsey in Churriana, a village west of...

Don’t cry for Isabel Perón

Two arrest warrants in one week for the former Argentina president

Path protesters face 30,000 euro fines

Guardia Civil accused of bias after fining 40 protesters – some of whom did not attend last year’s demo against the closure of the international GR-7 Spain to Greece footpath

Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group

Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim

The day the H-Bombs came to Andalucía

by Bob Maddox Forty one years ago today, a mid air collision between two US Air Force planes during refueling led to...

Broken ear-rings lead to fatal stabbing

A VICIOUS three-year-dispute over faulty jewellery ended in tragedy after a man was killed in front of his wife and one-year-old son. Angel Luis...

Greens to take Junta to court over Contraviesa reservoir plans

“Hidden interests” lie behind the planned second reservoir on the Contraviesa mountain range, one regional political party claims.

Junta announces cull of 1,767 natural park deer

Regional government officials have announced a deer cull that will lead to the animals’ extinction in the Sierra de Baza.

Construction threatens ancient Roman ruins

PLANS to build 170 houses and a hotel close to the ruins of a second century Roman settlement have been slammed by environmental groups.

Eta: Freedom fighters to terrorists? How the oppressed became the oppressors

INCENSED by the oppression suffered by those of Basque ethnicity under General Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975), a group of students mobilised to form Eta (Euskadi...

Sun, Sea and Sabrina at El Chambao de Joaquín

SOMETIMES dining out can be all about timing. Choose a restaurant where the regular chef has just quit - and they are placing ads...

The Plastic Greenhouse Effect

Bob Maddox asks if the environmental cost of producing cheap, year round vegetables for the northern European market is really worth it.

Plenty more fish in the sea..?

We need omega-3 oils for our brains to function properly. But where will they come from?

Ex Marbella Police Chief held in car auction scam

Third arrest this year for del Pozo as Mercedes car raises suspicion

Construction may force Salar population to expand 600 per cent

Commission group owns development land, IU claims

Couple sell home but forget bag of stolen guns

Buyers discover sawn off shotgun and two pistols in garage

Alhendín mayor in corruption claims

Mayor made “2,000 per cent profit” after land sale

King guilty but questions remain

Briton committed murder but what about Dolores Vazquez? And where is Robert Graham?

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