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Blair family spotted taking Costa del Sol break thumbnail

Blair family spotted taking Costa del Sol break

April 18, 2014 | Malaga

The former prime minister appears to like the Costa del Sol, visiting for the second time in two years

British PM David Cameron stung by jellyfish in Lanzarote thumbnail

British PM David Cameron stung by jellyfish in Lanzarote

April 18, 2014 | National News

The British Prime Minister – on holiday with his family – was heard shouting in pain

Jaguar cub brought back to life by mouth-to-mouth in Spain thumbnail

Jaguar cub brought back to life by mouth-to-mouth in Spain

April 18, 2014 | National News

A quick-thinking vet jumped in when the newborn cub’s heart stopped beating

Morning phone calls give peace of mind to elderly thumbnail

Morning phone calls give peace of mind to elderly

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia

Caring expat offers phone calls for those living alone on the coast

Spanish insults get a 21st century revamp thumbnail

Spanish insults get a 21st century revamp

April 18, 2014 | National News

Pick your favourite of these creative Spanish put-downs

Parents demand dangerous Costa del Sol bus station be stopped thumbnail

Parents demand dangerous Costa del Sol bus station be stopped

April 17, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Marbella Town Hall plans to build that station less than 10 metres from a primary school

Investigation launched into Spain’s ‘biggest ever’ fraud case thumbnail

Investigation launched into Spain’s ‘biggest ever’ fraud case

April 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

€2 billion worth of EU funds has allegedly been syphoned off by government officials

Spanish policemen face long prison sentences for ‘torturing’ two Brits in custody in Mallorca thumbnail Spanish policemen face long prison sentences for ‘torturing’ two Brits in custody in Mallorca

April 18, 2014 | Lead National News

A captain and three police officers stand charged with intimidating and viciously attacking the two Brits, who had been arrested after a pub brawl

Mediterranean Group ministers meet to discuss ‘burning issue’ of immigration thumbnail Mediterranean Group ministers meet to discuss ‘burning issue’ of immigration

April 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The seven Foreign Affairs ministers have met for the first time in Alicante in Spain

Olive Press readers overwhelmingly support campaign to demolish Algarrobico thumbnail Olive Press readers overwhelmingly support campaign to demolish Algarrobico

April 17, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

Our online poll reveals how readers really feel about the monstrous hotel

Spain is home to all of the EU’s top five employment blackspots thumbnail Spain is home to all of the EU’s top five employment blackspots

April 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

And another two Spanish regions are in the top 10

Millionaire murdered on the Costa del Sol was carrying more than €7000 when shot thumbnail Millionaire murdered on the Costa del Sol was carrying more than €7000 when shot

April 16, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Slovakian model Mayka Kukucova, suspected of his murder, allegedly left the money untouched as she fled the scene

Medic betrayed by his insurance company as his wife lay dying thumbnail Medic betrayed by his insurance company as his wife lay dying

April 16, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Iain Renfrew has been left nearly bankrupt by his insurance company after the tragic death of his wife. Exclusive by Imogen Calderwood

Barcenas begins to crack under pressure of PP slush fund trial thumbnail Barcenas begins to crack under pressure of PP slush fund trial

April 15, 2014 | Lead National News

The former Partido Popular treasurer has been punished for making threats to the Guardia Civil

Spain’s first gay and lesbian elderly care home will open next year thumbnail Spain’s first gay and lesbian elderly care home will open next year

April 15, 2014 | Lead National News

The December 26 LGTB foundation has masterminded the project

Spanish ships enter British waters more than 600 times in 18 months thumbnail Spanish ships enter British waters more than 600 times in 18 months

April 13, 2014 | Andalucia Gibraltar Lead

Latest figures released by the British Foreign Office reveal the shocking extent of Spanish incursions

Two killed on the A7 coast road in Benalmadena thumbnail Two killed on the A7 coast road in Benalmadena

April 12, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The accident occurred at kilometre 217 about 50 metres from the Higuerón exit travelling in the direction Cadiz

UKIP: ‘The free spirits that Gibraltar needs’ thumbnail UKIP: ‘The free spirits that Gibraltar needs’

April 12, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton was on the Rock to launch UKIP’s European elections campaign

Spanish olive oil giant Deoleo lands in British hands thumbnail Spanish olive oil giant Deoleo lands in British hands

April 12, 2014 | Andalucia Food & Drink Lead

The heated battle for Spain’s largest olive oil producer is finally over

Model who allegedly murdered British millionaire ex claims she is pregnant with his child thumbnail Model who allegedly murdered British millionaire ex claims she is pregnant with his child

April 11, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Mayka Kukucova allegedly shot Andrew Bush twice in the head before his Costa del Sol villa

‘Appier times ahead for Spain’s golfers thumbnail

Sport »

‘Appier times ahead for Spain’s golfers

April 15, 2014

A new app is set to revolutionise the Costa del Golf

Spain in Pictures »

Ferrari’s race to get in on Barcelona’s PortAventura action thumbnail

Ferrari’s race to get in on Barcelona’s PortAventura action

March 14, 2014

New theme park to be built around car maker’s brand

Andalucia News »

Blair family spotted taking Costa del Sol break

Blair family spotted taking Costa del Sol break thumbnail

April 18, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

The former prime minister appears to like the Costa del Sol, visiting for the second time in two years


Investigation launched into Spain’s ‘biggest ever’ fraud case

Investigation launched into Spain’s ‘biggest ever’ fraud case thumbnail

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

€2 billion worth of EU funds has allegedly been syphoned off by government officials


Tax advisor Alex Browne helps struggling expats

Tax advisor Alex Browne helps struggling expats thumbnail

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia Business & Finance

Mijas-based firm Browne Freeman translates the ins and outs of Spanish tax law


Morning phone calls give peace of mind to elderly

Morning phone calls give peace of mind to elderly thumbnail

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2

Caring expat offers phone calls for those living alone on the coast


Mediterranean Group ministers meet to discuss ‘burning issue’ of immigration

Mediterranean Group ministers meet to discuss ‘burning issue’ of immigration thumbnail

April 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The seven Foreign Affairs ministers have met for the first time in Alicante in Spain


Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes thumbnail

April 17, 2014 | Andalucia Antonio Flores: Legal Problems

Olive Press columnist Antonio Flores of Lawbird gives the latest on inheritance tax


Olive Press readers overwhelmingly support campaign to demolish Algarrobico

Olive Press readers overwhelmingly support campaign to demolish Algarrobico thumbnail

April 17, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

Our online poll reveals how readers really feel about the monstrous hotel


National News »

British PM David Cameron stung by jellyfish in Lanzarote thumbnail

British PM David Cameron stung by jellyfish in Lanzarote

April 18, 2014

The British Prime Minister – on holiday with his family – was heard shouting in pain

Jaguar cub brought back to life by mouth-to-mouth in Spain thumbnail

Jaguar cub brought back to life by mouth-to-mouth in Spain

April 18, 2014

A quick-thinking vet jumped in when the newborn cub’s heart stopped beating

Spanish policemen face long prison sentences for ‘torturing’ two Brits in custody in Mallorca thumbnail

Spanish policemen face long prison sentences for ‘torturing’ two Brits in custody in Mallorca

April 18, 2014

A captain and three police officers stand charged with intimidating and viciously attacking the two Brits, who had been arrested after a pub brawl

Spanish insults get a 21st century revamp thumbnail

Spanish insults get a 21st century revamp

April 18, 2014

Pick your favourite of these creative Spanish put-downs

Barcenas begins to crack under pressure of PP slush fund trial thumbnail

Barcenas begins to crack under pressure of PP slush fund trial

April 15, 2014

The former Partido Popular treasurer has been punished for making threats to the Guardia Civil

La Cultura, News Feature »

Pageantry, piety and devotion: being a part of Semana Santa in Sevilla thumbnail

Pageantry, piety and devotion: being a part of Semana Santa in Sevilla

April 18, 2014

The world famous Semana Santa in Andalucia’s beautiful capital city, Tom Powell attempts to describe the indescribable

Mark Rickard: Market Mumbles »

The ‘brakes’ are off in Europe! thumbnail

The ‘brakes’ are off in Europe!

April 17, 2014

The European Central Bank decides whether to use its ‘ABS’…

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Podcasts »

Olive Press on Talk Radio Europe – Issue 185

April 17, 2014

OLIVE PRESS reporter Imogen Calderwood on Talk Radio Europe chats about the latest issue of the newspaper.

Andalucia, Business & Finance »

Tax advisor Alex Browne helps struggling expats thumbnail

Tax advisor Alex Browne helps struggling expats

April 18, 2014

Mijas-based firm Browne Freeman translates the ins and outs of Spanish tax law

Environment, Features »

NGOs demand end to Spanish destruction of deep-sea ecosystems thumbnail

NGOs demand end to Spanish destruction of deep-sea ecosystems

April 16, 2014

The practice of ‘bottom trawling’ is causing irreparable damage in the north east Atlantic Ocean

Olive Press Opinion »

The Spanish healthcare lottery thumbnail

The Spanish healthcare lottery

April 18, 2014

The mistreatment of Carol Pickard and Iain Renfrew is truly a tragedy



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“The best English newspaper in southern Spain,” according to the Rough Guide. The Olive Press is the English language newspaper for Andalucia. Local news from Costa del Sol and inland Andalucia plus national news from around Spain. A campaigning, community newspaper, the Olive Press represents the huge and growing expatriate community in southern Spain – 200,000 copies distributed monthly (120,000 digitally) with an estimated readership, including the website, of more than 500,000 people a month.

From The Archives »

Deals to be had at Marbella property show

March 7, 2014 | Property

Showcase of luxury properties at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel next week

Ambush! Gangland boss slain in Estepona

February 8, 2008 | Andalucia

A FUED between drug-traffickers has led to the shooting of two Irish gangsters. Suspected murderer, Paddy Doyle, 27, died from multiple gunshot wounds when his car was ambushed in Estepona on Monday.

The Renaissance town of Úbeda

November 1, 2006 | Uncategorized

by Mark Roulston ÚBEDA lies 50 kilometres or so to the east of the capital of its province Jaén. Standing on an escarpment, it is surrounded by gently rolling hills dotted by neat rows of olive trees. This is no exaggeration but there are millions of them. For the town is oil rich – but […]

Marbella inherits former Roca property

October 26, 2012 | Andalucia, Crime & Law, Malaga

Juan Antonio Roca to turn in €30 million in property

Spanish comic shop wins ‘Oscar’

September 12, 2012 | Lead2, National News

Akira Comics has been awarded the prestigious Eisner Prize at the International Comics Convention