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Ready meals to bring in the cash thumbnail

Ready meals to bring in the cash

October 22, 2014 |

People are expected to turn to ready meals as they look to save

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis thumbnail

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis

October 21, 2014 | Malaga

Marbella seems to be in its best year since the crisis began as the amount of buyers is surging

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82 thumbnail

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

October 21, 2014 |

After training in Spain, de la Renta has dressed countless celebrities and American first ladies

Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait thumbnail

Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Power supply and construction company Abengoa secured a major contract from Kuwait for a huge power transmission project

Gibraltar to open its own university thumbnail

Gibraltar to open its own university

October 21, 2014 | Gibraltar

The new University of Gibraltar is set to open on September 1 2015

Game of Thrones set collapses in Osuna thumbnail

Game of Thrones set collapses in Osuna

October 20, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Filming has been delayed in Osuna, after part of the set collapsed under high winds

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in thumbnail

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

October 22, 2014 | 1 Comments

HBO have praised the support the production team have received from government authorities while Sevilla will have guided tours of filming locations

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship thumbnail Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship

October 22, 2014 | Lead National News

Spain’s royal house exchanged medals and gifts for political favours with an Argentine dictatorship

Bank chairman ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal thumbnail Bank chairman ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal

October 22, 2014 | Lead National News

Former chairman of Caja Madrid and Bankia ordered to pay €19 million by today or face their assets being seized in the wake of Spain’s expenses scandal

Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament thumbnail Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Esperanza Oña has left her post as Mayor of Fuengirola because of the current Election Law

Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’ thumbnail Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Malaga-born superstar will pick up his award at the star-studded gala in February

Ashya King leaves hospital for the first time… to go for pizza thumbnail Ashya King leaves hospital for the first time… to go for pizza

October 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

He is to be discharged on Friday and expected to return to Spain for further treatment

Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats thumbnail Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats

October 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

An Alicante court has issued a writ to indict and interrogate the boss of N.M Rothschild & Sons

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment thumbnail Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment

October 20, 2014 | Lead National News

Ashya King’s family may be forced to sell Casares del Mar property to fund further treatment in Spain

UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free thumbnail UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free

October 20, 2014 | Lead National News

Teresa Romero tests negative for Ebola after two weeks in Carlos III hospital

Spanish people with HIV and hepatitis C are ‘more difficult’ to treat thumbnail Spanish people with HIV and hepatitis C are ‘more difficult’ to treat

October 19, 2014 | Lead

Research has revealed Spaniards’ genes makes it difficult to treat coinfected patients with both HIV and HCV

Law amendment to regulate Spanish 25,000 properties put on fast-track by Junta de Andalucia thumbnail Law amendment to regulate Spanish 25,000 properties put on fast-track by Junta de Andalucia

October 18, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

Junta to legalize 25,000 irregular homes, just in time for the elections

Spain only EU country with improved economic forecast for 2015 thumbnail Spain only EU country with improved economic forecast for 2015

October 18, 2014 | Lead National News

The IMF has announced a light at the end of the tunnel for Spain despite its many debts and high unemployment rate

BREAKING: Mayoress of Manilva resigns from office thumbnail BREAKING: Mayoress of Manilva resigns from office

October 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Antonia Munoz Vazquez has stepped down from her position as Mayoress of Manilva, amidst administration scandal

UPDATE: Four more suspected Spanish Ebola cases admitted to hospital in Madrid thumbnail UPDATE: Four more suspected Spanish Ebola cases admitted to hospital in Madrid

October 17, 2014 | Lead National News

New suspected Ebola cases emerge on same day as man sets off emergency protocols at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport

Big Willy Cabellero was approached by match fixers whilst at Malaga FC thumbnail

Sport »

Big Willy Cabellero was approached by match fixers whilst at Malaga FC

October 18, 2014

Manchester City goalkeeper Cabellero has told La Liga investigators that a match fixing syndicate approached him last year

Spain in Pictures »

PICTURE SPECIAL: Catalan adrenaline junkies compete to build highest human towers thumbnail

PICTURE SPECIAL: Catalan adrenaline junkies compete to build highest human towers

October 6, 2014

Thousands of ‘builders’ and spectators flocked to the traditional festival this weekend

Andalucia News »

Green and blue: The Genal valley explored

Green and blue: The Genal valley explored thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Malaga News Feature

Heading off the beaten track, Tom Powell takes a diversion from the Ronda road to explore the luscious Genal valley and investigate its tiny blue celebrities


A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success

A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Business & Finance Malaga

A web entrepreneur from Brighton has proved a hit in Ronda


Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

HBO have praised the support the production team have received from government authorities while Sevilla will have guided tours of filming locations


Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

Marbella seems to be in its best year since the crisis began as the amount of buyers is surging


Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament

Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Esperanza Oña has left her post as Mayor of Fuengirola because of the current Election Law


Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait

Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Sevilla

Power supply and construction company Abengoa secured a major contract from Kuwait for a huge power transmission project


Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’

Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’ thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Malaga-born superstar will pick up his award at the star-studded gala in February


National News »

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship thumbnail

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship

October 22, 2014

Spain’s royal house exchanged medals and gifts for political favours with an Argentine dictatorship

Bank chairman ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal thumbnail

Bank chairman ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal

October 22, 2014

Former chairman of Caja Madrid and Bankia ordered to pay €19 million by today or face their assets being seized in the wake of Spain’s expenses scandal

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment thumbnail

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment

October 20, 2014

Ashya King’s family may be forced to sell Casares del Mar property to fund further treatment in Spain

UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free thumbnail

UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free

October 20, 2014

Teresa Romero tests negative for Ebola after two weeks in Carlos III hospital

Orange overtakes Vodafone as Spain’s second-biggest mobile operator thumbnail

Orange overtakes Vodafone as Spain’s second-biggest mobile operator

October 20, 2014

The future is bright for Orange as it beats its British competitor on the Spanish market

Malaga, News Feature »

Green and blue: The Genal valley explored thumbnail

Green and blue: The Genal valley explored

October 22, 2014

Heading off the beaten track, Tom Powell takes a diversion from the Ronda road to explore the luscious Genal valley and investigate its tiny blue celebrities

Columnists »

Ask the Optician: Eye advice for the over 60s thumbnail

Ask the Optician: Eye advice for the over 60s

October 22, 2014

In a new eye-health column, Specsavers Marbella boss Leighton Griffiths advises over 60s to get an eye test once a year

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Business & Finance, Malaga »

A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success thumbnail

A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success

October 22, 2014

A web entrepreneur from Brighton has proved a hit in Ronda

La Cultura »

Song of Granada – Part one thumbnail

Song of Granada – Part one

October 22, 2014

Terrorists have taken over the Alhambra Palace, in new expat novel Song of Granada. With the Spanish tradition at its heart, Anne Sikking weaves a story of intrigue, compassion and fear. Here, the Olive Press presents the first of a two-part serialisation

Olive Press Opinion »

Greedy bankers thumbnail

Greedy bankers

October 20, 2014

Bankers embroiled in the expenses scandal at Caja Madrid and Bankia should really come as no surprise



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Jesus may have been clean-shaven!

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Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

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Ready meals to bring in the cash

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Bank chairman ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal

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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 »

Dying to Migrate

May 28, 2007 | National News

As unprecedented numbers of sub-Saharan Africans arrive on the Granada coast, Lisa Tilley looks at Spain’s waterborne immigration trends and considers the future for the “paperless ones.” They came from the sea…

Man slits wrists in Marbella Town Hall building

July 6, 2012 | Andalucia, Lead2

The man cut himself in the office of tax and personnel coodinator Carlos Rubio (above) in protest about non-payment of bills

Free Morgan

November 30, 2011 | National News

A legal battle to release the killer whale was lost

Expat heroine helps catch Tarifa thief

October 10, 2011 | Andalucia, Cadiz, Lead

Monther of one chased crook after he stole her handbag

Climbing for the kids

September 9, 2013 | Andalucia, Gibraltar, Malaga

Gibraltarian climbs a trio of peaks, including Kilimanjaro, to raise money for poor children