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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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project