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Ring up the best deals

Shoppers may soon be able to leave their wallets and credit cards at home

A distinct lack of distress

Residents of Sotogrande – where the average home price is 1.5m euros – are generally not pressurised into panic-selling

Slippery slope

Protesters demand an end to new artificial snow scheme in the Sierra Nevada

Happy Blunt

The colourful lifestyle of Ibiza has lead to a more upbeat album for James Blunt

From bargain to burden

Hundreds of homebuyers have been hit with new tax demands after their homes were wrongly re-evaluated

It’s grand in Sotogrande

It’s where the British royals take their hols and Eddie Jordan, Glenn Hoddle and Genesis’s Mike Rutherford have homes. Is it any wonder that the millionaires’ enclave of Sotogrande is weathering the recession well. Jon Clarke discovers why...

Euro danger

Recession could cause end of euro, says Nobel winning scientist

It’s the season for saffron

The arrival of autumn means only one thing for many of the inhabitants of Castilla-La-Mancha – time to harvest its ever precious saffron

A golfer’s paradise

Sotogrande is Spain’s home of golf, with a handful of the most celebrated courses in Europe

Expat’s €35m tax hit

Miss Ascot and dump your UK phone to avoid British tax

Fish deaths lead to probe

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of hundreds of fish in the Guadalhorce River

Flight path battle for flamingos

Protest groups unite to oppose ‘unnecessary, speculative’ airport that would endanger wildlife on Antequera’s protected vega

House that Eiffel built

Buying and selling your dream home in Andalucia just got easier with the launch of the groundbreaking new website www.allaboutandaluciaproperty.com

In the money

Malaga has the highest-earning hotels in Spain

Wuthering heights

Sharon Corr has recorded the video for her latest single on a clifftop above Maro

The mighty fall of the svengali, ‘Mr Marbella’

After one of the Costa del Sol’s most colourful celebrities – DJ Maurice Boland – was forced to resign from his radio show following an indiscretion with a teenager, the Olive Press explores the rise and fall of ‘Mr Marbella’ and recalls his close association with other teenagers, including wildchild Mandy Smith

No more A-plus

SPAIN’S credit rating has been downgraded

Europe’s new battle of Trafalgar

EU steps in to investigate ‘unsustainable macroproject’ that threatens precious virgin beach

Goyesca for Ken

Award-winning British director to be honoured at new Spanish film festival

British drug gang – including a pensioner and four women – busted in Spain

The gang, who were aged from 22 to 78 and came from Liverpool, are accused of ecstacy and cannabis smuggling

Once bitten, twice shy

A new book by Dr Vejay Singh – aka Dr Venom – trawls a terrifying list of creepy crawlies found in Andalucía and offers symptoms and treatments. Wendy Williams meets the man and picks out some of the nastiest nasties

Pints while pregnant

A shocking 45 per cent of pregnant women in Spain have admitted to drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Irish rapist not living in Spain

New reports confirm convicted rapist Larry Murphy has moved to France

Take a walk on the wildside

There are some great hikes in the wonderful Axarquia wilderness from Frigiliana, writes guide John Keogh

Bronislava and Clyde

A British man and his Russian accomplice have been arrested near Marbella in connection with a string of 15 bank robberies

Our hospitals are unwell

Andalucia comes near the bottom for bed numbers and spending per patient

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