Monday, September 28, 2020

British charity launches renewed Christmas appeals to find missing expats

As part of its Home For Christmas campaign, the Lucie Blackman Trust has launched an appeal for missing expats

Toledo Army Museum gives poignant insight into Spain’s military past

A poignant exhibition of wartime paraphernalia offers an insight into Spain’s military past

Donald Gray’s Andalucian arcadia

Donald Gray has devoted his life to traditional Andalucia architecture, with Brigitte Bardot and Gerald Brenan big fans. Joe Duggan met the man

Santa’s list for kids

We can’t leave Santa scratching his beard over what to buy. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s top of their Christmas wishlists

Santa’s list for adults

Sourcing the perfect present can be more frantic than festive, but Santa’s little helpers at the Olive Press are here to help

Ten corruption scandals bubbling under in Andalucia

Power-hungry politicians and greedy businessmen tragically still rule in Spain, the country known as the ‘land of the kickback’. With new cases of corruption emerging almost weekly, Rob Horgan investigates ten scandals bubbling under in Andalucia

Gypsy Kings and wandering hands

It’s a musical instrument, it’s a riotous Christmas celebration with an often bawdy difference... and it’s unique to the home of sherry, writes Joe Duggan

Mass grave found under Gibraltar’s old hospital linked to 18th century sieges

A scientific team has discovered a mass grave in Gibraltar

40 years on …. is Spain free of Franco?

With the 40th anniversary of Franco’s death looming large next month we bring you 40 facts about El Caudillo

Cuppa del Rey: Witnessing Spain’s national coffee championships in Malaga

As Spain’s 17 best baristas did battle in Malaga to be crowned the nation’s champion, Tom Powell added a little sugar to proceedings

Gangsters’ paradise: A look at the key figures past and present of the Costa del Crime

Dubbed the Costa del Crime, southern Spain has long harboured some of Europe’s most dangerous gangsters. Rob Horgan and Tom Powell take a look at the most notorious from the past and present

SPECIAL REFUGEE CRISIS REPORT: Desperate journeys

As Europe tackles the growing refugee crisis, Rob Horgan reports on the radical change in mindset to a harrowing human exodus that has been building for years

La Almoraima estate in Cadiz saved for the nation

Controversial Almoraima sale comes off the market after campaign by Olive Press and visit from Hollywood actress Salma Hayek

Everyone knows what Gibraltar’s notorious Barbary macaques are like… or do they?

Tom Powell discovers a totally different side to the Rock’s most famous residents

‘I’ll miss my Med Steps runs’ reveals Gibraltar’s departed governor Sir James Dutton

Former governor invites Tom Powell into his illustrious home for one last cuppa’... before heading for Blighty this week

Gibraltar man in Calais helps raise £157,000 for migrant camp

Gibraltarian Dan Teuma, 29, works with CalAid to help those living in the camp each day

EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar to welcome refugee family

The Gibraltar government has confirmed talks are ongoing over which family will come to the Rock

The jobbing jetset: Live in Spain, work in the UK

Live in Spain, work in London ... it’s cheaper, quipped British MP Tessa Jowell, last month. But guess what – some career high flyers do exactly that! Reporters Nina Chausow and Joe Duggan track down the new jetset commuters

THE WINNING FORMULA: Gibraltar’s new backgammon tournament is not exactly uncharted territory

Gibraltar is poised to sweep the board with its first European Backgammon Tournament next February, the latest jewel in its international events calendar

A day in the life of package holiday capital Benidorm

Beni-dormant it’s not. But with the cheap-n-cheerful Brit-destination celebrating a record-busting summer - and bidding for UNESCO status - Iona Napier spends 24 hours in the emblematic Valencia resort

Gibraltar National Day: A raucous celebration like no other

As Gibraltar went into party mode for National Day, Tom Powell ditched the newsroom to suck in the fun

REVIEW: The real super kings of Gibraltar

Kings of Leon impress but UK stars Kaiser Chiefs and Madness stole the show, writes Jon Clarke

MI5 Spanish Civil War documents uncover British safety concerns

MI5 concerns from Spanish Civil War echo issues with Brits fighting with jihadists in Syria and Iraq

Inside the secret world of Sotogrande

Shhh and say it in sotto voce...Iona Napier demystifies the enigma of the discreet enclave, where royals rub shoulders with, well, decent down-to-earth folk

UPDATE: Shamed Spanish festival re-invites axed Jewish singer

The decision comes after criticism from Spanish and American officials
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