Andalucia Junta grants Almeria City’s ‘Tapas Route’ regional tourist interest status

THE Junta de Andalucia has granted the status of regional tourist interest to Almeria City’s annual ‘Tapas Route’. Regional authorities approved the status yesterday (Monday). Officials said they...

BLUE WINE: Almeria winemakers woo French with blue Vindigo

WINEMAKERS in Almeria have launched a blue wine which is currently being sold in the south of France. Vindigo is a pure chardonnay that is marketed as being...

Aquatic gardening

BEMUSED aquarists may have noticed the proliferation of small plastic pots containing live aquarium plants in stores recently, as the popularity of tissue culture, also known as...

EGGSHELLS: Simple gardening tricks

THERE are hundreds of minor tweaks and techniques you can make to improve your garden and gardening skills. Here are a few: collect eggshells and use the halves...

X Factor: It’s just a show?

PEOPLE ask me why I seem so aggressively anti X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. I have had personal dealings with both programmes and have seen up...

Game, set and match

MOJACAR recently held its third annual competition in the Provincial Beach Tennis Circuit, organised by Almeria provincial council in collaboration with the town hall. A sporting but fun...

Mind of steel

WHEN we think of health we usually think of our bellies, muscles, and bones but rarely our brains. There are, however, terrific strategies you can employ to...

Super simple potato salads

THE humble potato is an amazingly versatile vegetable. Here at Olive Tree Farm, it is the probably the vegetable we eat the most of. We even tried...

Health benefits of Turmeric

TURMERIC has been used for thousands of years as a food and a medicine. Curcumin is the main active ingredient of Tumeric and it has been acknowledged for...

Gazpacho

IT is that time of year when if you can help it, anything that reduces the heat in the kitchen is a bonus. If I can, I...

Grass roots for wildlife

THE rise in popularity of artificial lawns instead of real grass may save water, but it also brings with it a number of negative effects, not least...

Tips from the pros

SUMMER is often the time hordes of friends and relatives decide to descend on us for a visit, which is great but can be hard work for...

Cadiz – a city break in Spain

WHEN we think of booking a city break in Europe- Rome, Barcelona and Paris seem to be the first that pop into our minds. Let’s keep going down...

Trujillo – birthplace of the conquistadores

WHEN thoughts turn to Extremadura, most attention is focused on the magnificent Roman remains of Merida, or the equally impressive monasteries of Guadalupe and Yuste. But for me...

The BBC unveil their star-studded autumn line-up of drama – including John Malkovich, Toni...

THE BBC has unveiled its star-studded autumn line-up of drama – and it seems Hollywood are missing some of their biggest stars, because they're too busy on...

Almeria City set to see shooting of new Wonder Woman 1984 film

FILMAKERS are set to arrive in Almeria City to shoot a new reboot of the Wonder Woman film franchise later this year. Some scenes of Wonder Woman 1984...

Environmentalists appeal to Junta de Andalucia over Almeria port pollution

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group has written to authorities to call for action on emissions from ships in the port of Almeria City. The Spanish  Ecologists in Action group has also...

STOP! Your dirty habits

Dirty habits WE are creatures of habit. But did you know that even habits that can seem inconsequential can have a negative effect on your health and beauty. Here are...
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