Thursday, August 13, 2020

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!

Whales and dolphin found dead in national park

Increase in shipping numbers to blame, say green groups

‘Costa Killer’ back in court

A shiver runs down the backbone of the Costa communities as Tony King goes back on trial and back into the headlines

Spain economy at five year high

SPAIN’S economy is at its highest annual rate in five years thanks to the country’s booming construction industry, according to government figures. Economic growth grew...

Adiós to the Little Red Man

While the street signs are feminised in Madrid province, Granada towns are tackling gender violence in society

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....
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