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...
Junta faces private lawsuit from residents’ group
Reservoir will destroy local agriculture, farmers claim
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...
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.
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
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...
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....