Sport Jose Barkero accused four Levante team-mates of deliberately not trying against Deportivo in April

In April, Levante were 3-0 down at half-time, and in the dressing midfielder Jose Barkero accused some of his team-mates of deliberately not trying

Hay puts focus on Arabic literature as festival is exported to Granada

For the legions of bibliophiles who descend on Hay-on-Wye's literary festival every year, the lashing rain and biting winds which tend to greet visitors are an integral part of its charm.

Paperback: Andalus, Ed. TJ Gorton

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In Andalucia, you can exercise both mind and body

Only half an hour from the Alhambra lie Europe's most southerly ski slopes. Nick West on the joys of mixing skiing with more cerebral pleasures

DNA test boss invented paternity results

A businessman who set up a paternity testing firm and then made up the results of clients' tests faces jail after pleading guilty to 16 counts of theft.

Saddle-sore senorita in the Sierra Nevada

The best way to explore Spain's Moorish trails, says Susan Wolk, is on horseback

PASSPORT: SLAVA GRIGORYAN

You know you're travelling rough when the love of your life can't sit beside you on the plane but has to ride in the hold

Vivendi raises stakes in BSkyB and Canal Plus

VIVENDI, THE French conglomerate, dramatically reinforced its claim to be the dominant force in European pay-TV yesterday by splashing out pounds 1.6bn in cash and shares to raise its shareholding in BSkyB and France's Canal Plus.

Football: Granada set for stake in City

GRANADA IS poised to make a bid for a stake in a second football club, Manchester City.

Granada in pounds 22m Liverpool FC deal

GRANADA HAS bought a 9.9 per cent stake in Liverpool Football Club for pounds 22m, in a deal designed to make the media company the club's agent in negotiations over television rights. It also paves the way for Liverpool to have its own television channel.

Obituaries: Jim Allen

VERY LITTLE about Jim Allen's interest as a writer can ever be fashionable. Political struggle, class betrayal and what he saw as the perennial injustices dropped on ordinary people hardly make for "entertainment" - multiplex or multi-channelled. But the best of his work will survive because it has the qualities of the man: heroic, unflinching, committed to putting art strictly at the service of raw life and struggle.

24-Hour Room Service; LA BOBADILLA, GRANADA, SPAIN

IF YOU want to feel thoroughly pampered but can't stand the thought of armies of waiters and footmen dancing attendance upon you, a short stay at one of Spain's best-kept secrets, la Bobadilla, could be just what the doctor ordered. The hotel actually rejoices in the title finca, or estate, and is set in 350 hectares of rolling countryside about 40 miles west of Granada in the south of Spain.

Government acts to save Ford plant

THE GOVERNMENT has entered confidential talks with Ford amid serious concerns that the car giant might close its Bridgend plant in Wales.

Real People: By 'eck it's Gucci

Tara be warned, says Cayte Williams. There are It Girls up north and they're as blonde, rich and publicity hungry as their southern sisters
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Uganda's giants are flourishing once again

After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

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Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
Ashes 2015: Remember Ashton Agar? The No 11 that nearly toppled England

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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