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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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn