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Desigual turns 30 at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2014 | National News

As Desigual celebrates its 30th birthday the company’s CEO thinks of reinventing the brand

Myleene’s got Klass in Ibiza thumbnail

Myleene’s got Klass in Ibiza

September 17, 2014 |

The former singer shows off her new bikini designs

Only the best, naturally at Andalucia’s largest organic supermarket thumbnail

Only the best, naturally at Andalucia’s largest organic supermarket

September 17, 2014 |

Supermarket Chiplino Natural opens in Benahavis

Simpsons style makeover for Queen Letizia, newest resident of Springfield thumbnail

Simpsons style makeover for Queen Letizia, newest resident of Springfield

September 17, 2014 | National News

Artist Alexsandro Palombo was inspired by her ‘strength’ and ‘determination’

From dangerous, crumbling walkway to Andalucia’s biggest attraction: The Caminito del Rey thumbnail

From dangerous, crumbling walkway to Andalucia’s biggest attraction: The Caminito del Rey

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

As the infamous Caminito del Rey prepares to reopen as a major Andalucian tourist attraction, the Olive Press set out to investigate the deadly trail

Ronda and Mollina wine makers anxious about grape crop thumbnail

Ronda and Mollina wine makers anxious about grape crop

September 16, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Estimates put the harvest at 41% lower than last year

Madrid’s Margaret Thatcher square vandalised less than 24 hours after being unveiled thumbnail

Madrid’s Margaret Thatcher square vandalised less than 24 hours after being unveiled

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plaza de Margaret Thatcher has been plastered with Hillsborough stickers, less than 24 hours after being unveiled

Dog fight waging between Mijas animal centre boss and former workers calling for its closure thumbnail Dog fight waging between Mijas animal centre boss and former workers calling for its closure

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

A battle is being waged between obsessed animal-lover Kim Halliwell and a group of former volunteers, who want her rescue centre shut down

PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms thumbnail PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms

September 16, 2014 | Lead National News

Mariano’s PP about to U-turn, allegedly motivated by electoral concerns

Cadiz beach bar at heart of drug ring thumbnail Cadiz beach bar at heart of drug ring

September 15, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

A Guardia Civil officer, a former Socialist councillor and three members of the military are arrested in connection to a Cadiz drug ring

VIDEO: High-speed chase between the Guardia Civil and a drug dealer thumbnail VIDEO: High-speed chase between the Guardia Civil and a drug dealer

September 15, 2014 | Lead National News

Footage of the Guardia Civil chasing down drug traffickers on international waters

Expats challenge housing tax in Chiclana thumbnail Expats challenge housing tax in Chiclana

September 14, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Group IBI Real have collected 8,000 petition signatures

La Cala cougar may be back in Andalucia thumbnail La Cala cougar may be back in Andalucia

September 13, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Andalucia’s mysterious big cat may have returned to the area after a five year absence, after a potential sighting in Mijas

Tea drinking reduces risk of dying early by a quarter thumbnail Tea drinking reduces risk of dying early by a quarter

September 12, 2014 | Features Food & Drink Health Lead

Great news for the Brits

Southern Spain is the animal trafficking gateway to Europe thumbnail Southern Spain is the animal trafficking gateway to Europe

September 11, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Authorities in southern Spain are fighting against Europe’s growing animal trafficking problem

The day Gibraltar rocks! thumbnail The day Gibraltar rocks!

September 10, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

National Day on September 10 is a red, white and wonderful celebration of all that makes Gibraltar rock, writes Tom Powell

Torremolinos PSOE leader grilled over connection to massive training course fraud scandal in ‘circus-like’ council meeting thumbnail Torremolinos PSOE leader grilled over connection to massive training course fraud scandal in ‘circus-like’ council meeting

September 9, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Torremolinos mayor demands the town’s PSOE leader explain his connection to the scandal, as the meeting descends into a ‘circus’

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister delivers an exclusive National Day message in preparation for tomorrow’s celebrations thumbnail Gibraltar’s Chief Minister delivers an exclusive National Day message in preparation for tomorrow’s celebrations

September 9, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

Fabian Picardo discusses freewill and the Rock’s long and unbreakable British history with the Olive Press

A Guardia Civil officer dies at La Vuelta a Espana thumbnail A Guardia Civil officer dies at La Vuelta a Espana

September 9, 2014 | Lead Sport

Officials are investigating the death of a Guardia Civil officer who died whilst on patrol at the Vuelta a Espana

‘Andalucia leader must return from Morocco holiday to face questions over billion euro training course scandal’ thumbnail ‘Andalucia leader must return from Morocco holiday to face questions over billion euro training course scandal’

September 8, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

EXCLUSIVE: PP party demands that ‘cowardly’ Junta boss Susana Diaz ‘takes responsibility’ for hundreds of millions stolen in bogus training courses

Alberto Contador wins Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

Sport »

Alberto Contador wins Vuelta a Espana

September 15, 2014

Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana, less than two months after breaking his leg

Spain in Pictures »

PICTURE SPECIAL: Andalucia’s top five natural swimming pools thumbnail

PICTURE SPECIAL: Andalucia’s top five natural swimming pools

August 12, 2014

Try spending a relaxing day at one of these enchanted natural diving holes

Andalucia News »

Wet, wet, wet… It is! Rain finally lands on Andalucia

Wet, wet, wet… It is! Rain finally lands on Andalucia thumbnail

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia News Feature

After the worst drought in 157 years, Spain is at last set for some much needed autumnal weather


Bluefin tuna farm to open in Murcia

Bluefin tuna farm to open in Murcia thumbnail

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia Food & Drink

A breeding programme is being established in Murcia to relieve the demand for bluefin tuna across the region


From dangerous, crumbling walkway to Andalucia’s biggest attraction: The Caminito del Rey

From dangerous, crumbling walkway to Andalucia’s biggest attraction: The Caminito del Rey thumbnail

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

As the infamous Caminito del Rey prepares to reopen as a major Andalucian tourist attraction, the Olive Press set out to investigate the deadly trail


Dog fight waging between Mijas animal centre boss and former workers calling for its closure

Dog fight waging between Mijas animal centre boss and former workers calling for its closure thumbnail

September 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

A battle is being waged between obsessed animal-lover Kim Halliwell and a group of former volunteers, who want her rescue centre shut down


Ronda and Mollina wine makers anxious about grape crop

Ronda and Mollina wine makers anxious about grape crop thumbnail

September 16, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Estimates put the harvest at 41% lower than last year


Cadiz beach bar at heart of drug ring

Cadiz beach bar at heart of drug ring thumbnail

September 15, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

A Guardia Civil officer, a former Socialist councillor and three members of the military are arrested in connection to a Cadiz drug ring


Expats challenge housing tax in Chiclana

Expats challenge housing tax in Chiclana thumbnail

September 14, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Group IBI Real have collected 8,000 petition signatures


National News »

Desigual turns 30 at New York Fashion Week thumbnail

Desigual turns 30 at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2014

As Desigual celebrates its 30th birthday the company’s CEO thinks of reinventing the brand

Madrid’s Margaret Thatcher square vandalised less than 24 hours after being unveiled thumbnail

Madrid’s Margaret Thatcher square vandalised less than 24 hours after being unveiled

September 17, 2014

Plaza de Margaret Thatcher has been plastered with Hillsborough stickers, less than 24 hours after being unveiled

Simpsons style makeover for Queen Letizia, newest resident of Springfield thumbnail

Simpsons style makeover for Queen Letizia, newest resident of Springfield

September 17, 2014

Artist Alexsandro Palombo was inspired by her ‘strength’ and ‘determination’

Circus worker faces police investigation after leaving his bear in a hailstorm while he went to the pub thumbnail

Circus worker faces police investigation after leaving his bear in a hailstorm while he went to the pub

September 16, 2014

A man could be in trouble after leaving his bear tied up outside a pub in Carcer, near Valencia

PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms thumbnail

PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms

September 16, 2014

Mariano’s PP about to U-turn, allegedly motivated by electoral concerns

Andalucia, News Feature »

Wet, wet, wet… It is! Rain finally lands on Andalucia thumbnail

Wet, wet, wet… It is! Rain finally lands on Andalucia

September 17, 2014

After the worst drought in 157 years, Spain is at last set for some much needed autumnal weather

Adam Neale: Property Insider »

The myth of the coast’s empty homes? thumbnail

The myth of the coast’s empty homes?

September 17, 2014

Talk of a glut of empty ‘ghost houses’ on the Costa should be taken with a large pinch of Mediterranean sea salt, writes Adam Neale

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Andalucia, Food & Drink »

Bluefin tuna farm to open in Murcia thumbnail

Bluefin tuna farm to open in Murcia

September 17, 2014

A breeding programme is being established in Murcia to relieve the demand for bluefin tuna across the region

Food & Drink »

International Paella Championships in Valencia thumbnail

International Paella Championships in Valencia

September 17, 2014

The International Paella Championships took place as part of the annual 10-day rice festival in Valencia

Olive Press Opinion »

Animal rescue crisis thumbnail

Animal rescue crisis

September 17, 2014

The Olive Press is giving its full support to whatever is now deemed best for the animals at Kim’s Animal Rescue Centre



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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 »

Ultra trail under starter’s orders

July 13, 2009 | Andalucia

Runners are undertaking an incredible 240km endurance test.

Family counts

March 8, 2010 | National News

Having a brother or sister at a school gives children a better chance of being accepted

Vicious attack on British woman in Estepona

March 3, 2009 | Malaga

A British woman has been knocked unconscious during a brutal attack in Duquesa Port. Maxine Daniels, 60, was hit over the head with a crowbar, after a night out with friends.

Spanish bankruptcy laws reformed to help struggling businesses

March 15, 2014 | Lead, National News

New rules could help struggling firms avoid liquidation

New Gibraltar football team gives discarded youngsters a second chance

July 6, 2014 | Gibraltar, Lead2

Europa Point FC aims to provide much-needed opportunites for English footballers released by their clubs