Wednesday, June 3, 2020

It’s a stick up!

Viagra gang feels the long arm of the law

Papaver – the heroic weed

Bob Maddox admits to his addiction as the south of Spain bursts into a riot of red and green

Lamb eternally shall be devoured

IN Spain, we have all become accustomed to eating pork. It always was a big favourite of mine, but it is starting to take...

Isabel Pantoja: gypsy, widow, queen (and criminal?)

As Isabel Pantoja - corruption suspect number 99 on the Operation Malaya list - returns to the stage while on bail, Lisa Tilley charts...

Room with a view – Murcia

The Olive Press sends Vernon Grant to stylish Murcia where he finds a city bucking recent trends across Spain

Spring in your step with a fragrant trip to Córdoba, Spain

Nola Lyttle spends a blooming lovely time touring the flower-filled patios of the city’s Jewish quarter THIS May will be like any other in Córdoba....

Bonsai bonanza in party hardly Priego

The Olive Press goes all Baroque and heads to Priego de Córdoba, a peaceful town - even during feria time NOT much remains of its...

Spain’s Black Gold

Deep in Andalucian olive country, expert olive oil producers perform their age-old alchemy, turning black fruit into gold. by Arpi ShivelyTHE charmed life of a...

Alien Nation

They came by night. They came by day. Silently slipping over borders, stealthily avoiding detection. Some came by boat, others by plane. Only a few people knew about them. Still less cared.

Gardens of Andalucia

Landscape gardener Nola Lyttle takes a tour of some of the botanical delights of Andalucia, Spain and offers a handy hint when it comes to your own back garden

Queridos europeos…

ON the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Argentine academic Fernando A Iglesias sends an open letter to the citizens of Europe, expressing...

Opinion – Lunatics and the Lunar eclipse

Speed demons If there’s one thing that most foreigners – whether resident or visiting – agree upon, it’s that the Spanish drive too fast. It...

Danger! Caterpillars crossing

If you go down to the woods today you might just be in for a big surprise – especially if you have a dog

Inmaculada dies after artificial respirator is turned off

Death ignites euthanasia debate in Spain

Spain councillor charged with bribery and fraud

Judges release Alhendín town planning boss on bail

Los Merinos golf is “a horror story,” says famous MEP

Euro MP Michael Cashman has joined the battle to save a huge area of Unesco-protected woodland threatened by a controversial golf macro-project

Vino, vidi, vici

Wine industry claims victory as Government calls time on “anti-alcohol” law

Dying with dignity

FEW subjects arouse as much controversy orheated debate as does euthanasia. Almost everyone, when probed, has a stance on the issue. Perhaps we can...

Brits warned after Olive Press story

BRITISH taxpayers living in Spain have been warned to watch their backs, after the Olive Press exclusively reported that a fatcat businessman Mark Langford...

Police to interview King over Motril girl

Letter to former lover claims the murderer “has to pay Graham for what he has done to the Motril girl”

Court investigates legality of golf course

Public prosecutor warns Otura council and developers could face criminal charges

Lunar eclipse alert!

AS we come to the later part of February our thoughts are beginning to turn to the end of winter and to warmer nights...

Holiday home swap

Bob Maddox tackles the in and outs of allowing a complete stranger into your home while worrying about the contents of his fridge.

Suspected rapist held in Órgiva

Belgian man suspected of rape in his country arrested in Órgiva

Ribera del Duero winemakers face Madrid “vine grab”

Major producers appeal to Brussels to stop “vital” road construction

Through the Moorway to Africa

Chances are, like many of the hundreds of thousands of northern Europeans who live in Andalucía, your idea of an adventure is a day trip to some perilously perched pueblo blanco or half an hour paragliding. Well, can I make a suggestion?