Saturday, February 16, 2019

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...

Spanish homes to include solar panels

Until now Spain's building standards have dated from the 1970s and have done little in seeking to improve energy efficiency

Ramblers fight back

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

Immigrants keep Spain working says government report

Spanish prime minister's economic adviser has published a report which attributes 50 per cent of Spain's economic growth during the last five years to immigrants in the country

Ronda hotel murder unsolved

Two Arabs and a Frenchman released after three years in prison

13-year-old baby born in Barcelona

The oldest baby in the world has been born from an embryo conceived thirteen years ago and frozen in a fertility clinic

Raging Bull could defend title

British boxer who attacked Guardia given bail

The Little Green Lady

TRAFFIC signs as subliminal messages to alter male behaviour: it may be laughable at first glance but on closer inspection there may be more...

Castles in the Sky

Autumn, a time of change in the Andaluz skies - when the eternal featureless blue of summer begins to give way and the first reliably cloudy days begin to make an appearance

Building a house in Spain – Part II

In Issue 8 we talked about the preliminary stages of building your own house in the campo (countryside) and what pitfalls you should look...

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...

Organic maize contains traces of GMOs

ORGANIC farmers in Spain are abandoning maize after traces of genetically modified strains (GMO) were found in the crop, a recently published report shows....

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...

Room with a view – El Torcal

EL Torcal Park Nature Reserve is known as the enchanted mountain range. It is not somewhere for the faint hearted or for those scared...

Britons heading for the hills

Some can say little more than 'favor', but British families are now settling in Spain's villages in record numbers, reports Jason Burke

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,...

Andalucía dreaming

RICHARD HARVEY asks whether buying or building a dream home and settling in southern Spain really helps to strengthen a relationship. Or do the demons merely resurface when the dust settles?

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...

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...

The great biodiesel con

In Issue Two of the Olive Press we published an article entitled “The benefits of biodiesel”. Several readers wrote in to refute the claims made...

Shine on – Renewable energy in Spain

Like many people it all had to do with a growing awareness of my so-called carbon footprint. We are all net emitters of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

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...

Illegal building victims told to pay up

JUDGES in Granada have ordered almost 100 residents of Cenes de la Vega to hand over almost 200,000 euros of their own money in...

Police seek seventh in intimidation scam

Alleged case of real estate intimidation in Granada

Golf complex work halted after rare bird threatened

PLANS to build a luxury golf complex on protected woodland have been temporarily postponed after a legal order was issued banning the felling of...
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