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Freya’s style tips: How to dress to impress during Spain’s fiesta season

WITH the holiday month of August upon us, Spain’s party season is in full swing. From pool parties to dub parties to town fiestas,...

Orgiva: What makes this Spanish town in La Alpujarra ‘the world’s best place to live’?

RAUL Orellana, an ex-primary school teacher and PP politician, became mayor of Orgiva in 2019, taking the helm of ‘the world’s best’ town, set...

From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra in southern Spain

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into...
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Chris Stewart’s Driving Over Lemons to be made into TV comic drama about misadventures in southern Spain

HIS books recounting the trials and tribulations of living off-plan in southern Spain’s Alpujarras have enthralled and inspired readers across the globe and now...
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Viable alternative: A look at the ‘hippy’ communities around Orgiva in Spain’s Alpujarras

Forget mystery skulls, the Madeleine McCann prime suspect and expat extraditions, Orgiva’s celebrated alternative community is bustling and counts cultural links to Robert Graves, Genesis, the Olive Press, and even the Romans, writes Jo Chipchase

EXCLUSIVE: Skull found at alternative community near Orgiva, in Granada, is now being investigated in Sevilla

IT was during a short walk with her dog before taking the kids to school that an expat got the shock of her life. The...

Green and grumpy in the Glastonbury of Spain

I LONG had a feeling Christian Brueckner - the current prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann mystery - would have links to Orgiva, with...

3 bedroom Finca/Country House for sale in Orgiva – € 345,000

Finca/Country HouseOrgiva, Granada   3 beds   2 baths € 345,000 A beautiful modern three bedroom country house with a pool, and land, located...

Maddie McCann prime suspect Christian Brueckner filmed laughing and joking as he drove through Spain just weeks before little...

FOOTAGE has emerged of Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner driving a battered VW campervan across Spain soon before the little girl disappeared. The convicted sex-offender...

LONG READ: Hanging with Andalucia’s most notorious hippie commune to see if they spread more than peace and love

Following last month’s police raid on a long-time hippy colony near Granada, the Olive Press sent Jed Neill to discover whether these New Age...

Brit celebrates after crooks who conned him out of €92,000 in land scam are finally jailed

Neil Riddoch, is overjoyed that two men have been put in prison for 12 months, 11 years after they fraudulently sold him a nine hectare plot in Carataunas, near Orgiva in Granada province

When in Sierra Nevada why not also visit…

The ski’s not the limit , just a stone's throw away from this spectacular mountain range are some Granada's most beautiful gems

Spanish farmer facing legal action for brutally attacking expat family’s dog in Alpujarras

EXCLUSIVE: Expats denounce Spanish farmer who left their dog crippled and brain dead in brutal attack

Orgiva art attack

Young expat artists, aged between six and 14, have put on a fabulous exhibition of their own work

‘Depressed and suicidal’ MP Margaret Moran not fit to stand trial

Former MP who blocked footpaths around her Spanish home accused of 100,000 euro expense fiddling

Gallery gets going

Galeria del Marco opens in Orgiva, showcasing local and international talent

Alpujarran art

Arte Vivo showcases the best local art every month in Orgiva

Living the high life in Spain

Wendy Williams explores a magical region of myths, mountains and sleeping mayors

Dragon Festival fallout in Orgiva

Festival organiser is being chased for 33,000 euros for 'pitching a marquee' without permission

Spanish Civil War communal graves located

Junta releases map of the 50,000 victims still awaiting a decent burial from Civil War

House that Eiffel built

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

Jailed: The two men found guilty of “protecting the environment”

The charges, which both men claim “fictitious,” relate to a protest at the Ismael quarry close to Órgiva, when 30 worried residents attempted to block access to the works site.

Dragon Festival revs up

Said by some to be Europe’s largest free festival

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...





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