Monday, March 25, 2019

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.

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

Spanish Law – Setting up an SL company

One of the benefits of an SL company is that only the assets of the company are liable. It is not possible to execute...

The Twin Alhamas of Granada and Almería

The Olive Press gets steamed up over what is on offer in both Alhama de Almería and Alhama de Granada

The day the H-bombs came to Andalucía

Forty one years ago last week, a mid air collision between two US Air Force planes during refueling led to four nuclear bombs – each 100 times more powerful than that which flattened Hiroshima - falling on the fishing village of Palomares in Almería

Room with a view – Granada

It does not surprise me one of the reasons British people give for their decision to move to the Granada province is the very existence of the marvellous city of Granada itself

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

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...

Hottest year on record as Spain swelters

Average temperatures in 2006 higher than norm; 2007 set to be even warmer

Ex-pats sued for green views

Trio of Ronda residents – including writer Alastair Boyd – face a 22 million euros lawsuit in a campaign of “mafia-style harassment” by developers

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...

Take a Stroll Around Spain’s Regal Capital

JUDITH COOKE takes us from the square of the Discalced Nuns of Saint Clare to the gates of the city's royal palace

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...

Bueno, Vino, Victory

Ronda's complex wines are starting to catch up with the Romans.

Room with a View – Pamplona

Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region known for its wine and little else. In itself this is a great shame as the area is unspoilt and very welcoming to visitors

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.

Stern Review – The Economic Truth

When an e-mail arrived from The Climate Project team in Nashville, a tingle went down my spine. I had a feeling my life was about to change. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, had offered me a place on his Climate Project programme

Exciting New Year’s Destinations

THE Olive Press trawls the globe to bring you the best end of year parties and holiday destination ideas to see in 2007 in...

Spanish Living – Botellón: Something like a Phenomenon

The language of botellón. Exercise books at the ready!
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