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Baby shower

An open-air concert I was due to give in Ciudad Jardín in June '23 - June! - was cancelled when it began to rain. With any luck things will go ahead without a hitch this year, writes columnist Peter Edgerton

  • 07 Jun 2024 13:48

    The Euro Zone opinion

    Mark Nayler

    Is anybody listening?

    At a meeting of the European centre-left back in March, Spain's PM Pedro Sánchez, in full save-the-world mode, announced that in the upcoming EU elections "the very soul of Europe is at risk"

  • 07 Jun 2024 13:46

    The Bottom Line opinion

    Ignacio Lillo

    The girl with wings

    A flock of Alpine swifts were caught in a downpour and got so wet that some couldn't keep flapping and fell to the ground. Birds were literally raining from the sky, but Laura Muriel, a 28-year-old veterinarian, raced to the rescue

  • 31 May 2024 15:59

    The Music Maker opinion

    Peter Edgerton / www.peteredgerton.com

    A moving, philosophical tale

    Moving to a new place is also a good chance to make a fresh start and to adopt habits you've always envied in other people - but it's the packing and unpacking that's proving a challenge to the human spirit, writes Peter Edgerton

  • 31 May 2024 15:55

    The Euro Zone opinion

    Mark Nayler

    Up in arms

    The loophole PM Sánchez used in signing the arms deal with Volodomir Zelensky in Madrid was by presenting Spain's latest commitment to Ukraine as a Memorandum of Understanding rather than an International Treaty, writes Mark Nayler

  • 24 May 2024 14:30

    The Music Maker opinion

    Peter Edgerton

    Just in case

    When booking on the Ryanair website, as you click your way through the morass of stuff you don't want – travel insurance, car hire, hotel rooms, penny farthings, ostrich eggs, etc. - you're reminded constantly of how big and heavy your belongings are allowed to be, writes Peter Edgerton

  • 24 May 2024 14:24

    The Euro Zone opinion

    Mark Nayler

    He started it

    Spain's foreign minister, José Albares, claims that this slanging-match has "brought relations between Spain and Argentina to [their] worst moment in our recent history"

  • 24 May 2024 14:20

    The Bottom Line opinion

    Ignacio Lillo

    Drones in Malaga skies

    The control tower at the Costa del Sol airport has been assigned a key role in designing the mobility of the future, which involves the use of passenger drones for urban and interurban routes

  • 17 May 2024 20:30

    The Music Maker

    Peter Edgerton

    Museum peace

    The annual Noche en Blanco event always leaves me wrestling with a vague sensation of shame or guilt or something because, the truth is, well, I don't really like museums

  • 17 May 2024 17:53

    The Euro Zone: opinion

    Mark Nayler

    Enough is enough

    Carles Puigdemont gave a characteristically angry speech from his campaign base in the south of France. "This vote," he told supporters in his final rally before Catalans headed to the ballot boxes, "will be a banged fist on the table - a way of saying 'enough!'

  • 10 May 2024 15:04

    The Music Maker opinion

    Peter Edgerton

    Scientific recovery

    Our chemistry master spent more time searching for spurious reasons to cane the boys than imparting any useful knowledge regarding the elements, writes Peter Edgerton

  • 10 May 2024 14:34

    The Bottom Line opinion

    Rachel Haynes

    Not all of the same ilk

    Generalisations are wonderfully useful when we need them to fuel debate or illustrate a point, but tremendously annoying when we are caught up in them

  • 10 May 2024 14:31

    The Euro Zone opinion

    Mark Nayler

    Change at the top

    De Cos, the governor of the Bank of Spain, has made his last tweak to the financial growth forecast because his non-renewable, six-year stint is up on 11 June

  • 03 May 2024 11:31

    The Bottom Line opinion

    Juan Carlos Viloria

    The British tabloids

    From an exceptional anecdote they build a negative story full of generalisations about the "risks" of travelling to Spain. To Benidorm, to the Canaries, Malaga, Barcelona, Mallorca. Spanish columnist Juan Carlos Viloria hits back

  • 03 May 2024 11:21

    The Music Maker

    Peter Edgerton

    More bang for your book

    In the spirit of Malaga's book fair this week, columnist Peter Edgerton offers his top five reads, in no particular order, just for a bit of fun

  • 03 May 2024 11:17

    The Euro Zone

    Mark Nayler

    The show goes on

    The latest stunt only makes sense if you think about it in terms of image, which is often Pedro Sánchez's main concern, writes columnst Mark Nayler

  • 26 Apr 2024 13:08

    The Bottom Line opinion

    David Andrews

    Parallel universes

    Columnist David Andrews, at a recent event on the Costa de Sol, found the general supposition that everybody has to speak English (in Spain) disconcerting

  • 26 Apr 2024 12:59

    The Music Maker

    Peter Edgerton

    Flat chance

    This week I've embarked on an epic journey to hunt down a pink unicorn dressed in a purple tutu and sporting a fetching trilby on its bonce, writes Peter Edgerton

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