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Football club pay woman’s rent for life after eviction thumbnail

Football club pay woman’s rent for life after eviction

November 24, 2014 | National News

Madrid-based side Rayo Vallecano are paying the rent of an 85-year-old woman after she was evicted from her home

Elena Fomenko wins prestigious Andres Segovia 30th International Classical Guitar Competition thumbnail

Elena Fomenko wins prestigious Andres Segovia 30th International Classical Guitar Competition

November 24, 2014 | Andalucia Granada

The young Russian woman not only claimed first prize but was also awarded the special ‘Leo Brouwer’ award

Robert Redford fights for environment in Ronda thumbnail

Robert Redford fights for environment in Ronda

November 22, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Robert Redford is a piglet in a video that promotes good environmental habits

Daughter of Spain’s richest man becomes Zara’s second-largest share holder thumbnail

Daughter of Spain’s richest man becomes Zara’s second-largest share holder

November 21, 2014 | National News

Sandra Ortega Mera now owns 5% in Zara’s parent company Inditex after inheriting shares

Game of Thrones filming boosts tourism in Andalucia thumbnail

Game of Thrones filming boosts tourism in Andalucia

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Tourism stats in Sevilla and Osuna increase following Game of Thrones filming

Missing Agnese Klavina: Three men reportedly charged with illegal detention thumbnail

Missing Agnese Klavina: Three men reportedly charged with illegal detention

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

They have been handed over to a Marbella court, according to a report in the Spanish press

Olive Press Insight

UPDATE: Three Granada priests under investigation for child sex abuse have been arrested thumbnail

UPDATE: Three Granada priests under investigation for child sex abuse have been arrested

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four of the twelve people being investigated have now been arrested as the inquiry continues

Messi ‘fed up with Spain’ and looking to quit Barcelona over threat of jail sentence thumbnail Messi ‘fed up with Spain’ and looking to quit Barcelona over threat of jail sentence

November 24, 2014 | Lead Sport

La Liga’s top goal scorer accused of dodging taxes

Plans to be unveiled to keep Andalucia at the head of agricultural development thumbnail Plans to be unveiled to keep Andalucia at the head of agricultural development

November 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The plans to keep Andalucia at the head agricultural development are to be unveiled by the region’s committee for organic production

Spain is praised for economic recovery thumbnail Spain is praised for economic recovery

November 22, 2014 | Lead National News

Spain sets economic example as eurozone giants slammed at G20 summit

UPDATE: Suspected paedophile Granada priests acted like a sinister sect thumbnail UPDATE: Suspected paedophile Granada priests acted like a sinister sect

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead

Investigations have revealed how the group went about grooming young boys after a suposed victim drew attention to their activities

New Ebola risk case flown to Madrid hospital thumbnail New Ebola risk case flown to Madrid hospital

November 21, 2014 | Lead National News

Madrid’s Carlos III hospital takes on a Doctors Without Borders aid worker with a high probility of infection

Celebrity singer Isabel Pantoja finally in jail after court appeals rejected thumbnail Celebrity singer Isabel Pantoja finally in jail after court appeals rejected

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

Pantoja is the last of a complex love triangle to begin her sentence

Michelin has spoken: Delight for a few and disappointment for many thumbnail Michelin has spoken: Delight for a few and disappointment for many

November 20, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Cadiz restaurant earns the sole second star

BREAKING: Spain’s Duchess of Alba has died aged 88 thumbnail BREAKING: Spain’s Duchess of Alba has died aged 88

November 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

The much-loved Spanish aristocrat held an estimated €3.75 billion fortune

Puerto Banus ranked sixth most expensive address in Spain thumbnail Puerto Banus ranked sixth most expensive address in Spain

November 20, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead Malaga

The numbers are in and the glitzy marina sits comfortably among the top ten most expensive addresses in Spain

Suspected paedophiles investigated in Granada after victim writes to Pope thumbnail Suspected paedophiles investigated in Granada after victim writes to Pope

November 19, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead

A college professor’s written complaint to the Vatican has led to an investigation in Granada

European Commission tell Spain to sort out border trouble with Gibraltar thumbnail European Commission tell Spain to sort out border trouble with Gibraltar

November 19, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

A scathing letter from the EC has told Spain to speed up works at the frontier and reduce delaying tactics

Spanish Navy seize Greenpeace protest boat thumbnail Spanish Navy seize Greenpeace protest boat

November 19, 2014 | Lead National News

The Spanish Navy have seized Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise following oil protests

Spain’s Congress votes to recognise Palestine thumbnail Spain’s Congress votes to recognise Palestine

November 19, 2014 | Lead National News

Congress passed a non-binding motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as an independent state

Messi ‘fed up with Spain’ and looking to quit Barcelona over threat of jail sentence thumbnail

Sport »

Messi ‘fed up with Spain’ and looking to quit Barcelona over threat of jail sentence

November 24, 2014

La Liga’s top goal scorer accused of dodging taxes

Spain in Pictures »

Spaniard wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year thumbnail

Spaniard wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

October 30, 2014

A Spanish 8-year-old impressed judges with his scorpion shot

Andalucia News »

UPDATE: Three Granada priests under investigation for child sex abuse have been arrested

UPDATE: Three Granada priests under investigation for child sex abuse have been arrested thumbnail

November 24, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead

Four of the twelve people being investigated have now been arrested as the inquiry continues


First ever European footgolf competition played on the Costa del Sol

First ever European footgolf competition played on the Costa del Sol thumbnail

November 24, 2014 | Malaga Sport

Won by Dutchman Bjorn Bulk, the inaugural European footgolf championship took place in Estepona


Elena Fomenko wins prestigious Andres Segovia 30th International Classical Guitar Competition

Elena Fomenko wins prestigious Andres Segovia 30th International Classical Guitar Competition thumbnail

November 24, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead2

The young Russian woman not only claimed first prize but was also awarded the special ‘Leo Brouwer’ award


Plans to be unveiled to keep Andalucia at the head of agricultural development

Plans to be unveiled to keep Andalucia at the head of agricultural development thumbnail

November 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The plans to keep Andalucia at the head agricultural development are to be unveiled by the region’s committee for organic production


Robert Redford fights for environment in Ronda

Robert Redford fights for environment in Ronda thumbnail

November 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Robert Redford is a piglet in a video that promotes good environmental habits


UPDATE: Suspected paedophile Granada priests acted like a sinister sect

UPDATE: Suspected paedophile Granada priests acted like a sinister sect thumbnail

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead

Investigations have revealed how the group went about grooming young boys after a suposed victim drew attention to their activities


Celebrity singer Isabel Pantoja finally in jail after court appeals rejected

Celebrity singer Isabel Pantoja finally in jail after court appeals rejected thumbnail

November 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

Pantoja is the last of a complex love triangle to begin her sentence


National News »

Football club pay woman’s rent for life after eviction thumbnail

Football club pay woman’s rent for life after eviction

November 24, 2014

Madrid-based side Rayo Vallecano are paying the rent of an 85-year-old woman after she was evicted from her home

Spain is praised for economic recovery thumbnail

Spain is praised for economic recovery

November 22, 2014

Spain sets economic example as eurozone giants slammed at G20 summit

Madrid and Barcelona dominate university rankings thumbnail

Madrid and Barcelona dominate university rankings

November 22, 2014

New world university rankings put Barcelona and Madrid top of the class in Spain

New Ebola risk case flown to Madrid hospital thumbnail

New Ebola risk case flown to Madrid hospital

November 21, 2014

Madrid’s Carlos III hospital takes on a Doctors Without Borders aid worker with a high probility of infection

Daughter of Spain’s richest man becomes Zara’s second-largest share holder thumbnail

Daughter of Spain’s richest man becomes Zara’s second-largest share holder

November 21, 2014

Sandra Ortega Mera now owns 5% in Zara’s parent company Inditex after inheriting shares






Celebrity, Features »

Will.i.am dreaming of a Spanish road trip thumbnail

Will.i.am dreaming of a Spanish road trip

November 23, 2014

Pop superstar Will.i.am has included a trip along the Spanish coast in his dream road trip itinerary

Adam Neale: Property Insider, Columnists »

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure thumbnail

Sell in haste or pay tax at leisure

November 24, 2014

From the start of next year, changes to Spanish income tax will affect two existing tax breaks, which could prove especially expensive for some vendors

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »

Features, National News, OP-Xtreme »

Madrid and Barcelona dominate university rankings thumbnail

Madrid and Barcelona dominate university rankings

November 22, 2014

New world university rankings put Barcelona and Madrid top of the class in Spain

Features, Health »

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy increases lung damage risk thumbnail

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy increases lung damage risk

November 21, 2014

Children of mothers exposed to traffic pollution during pregnancy are more likely to suffer impaired lung function

Olive Press Opinion »

Why work hard? thumbnail

Why work hard?

November 22, 2014

The mystery to Spain’s economic woes may lie in their work ethos



Costa del Sol Golf

Latest Reader Comments »

Why work hard?

36 minutes 39 seconds ago

mark: @Derek I have no problem with anyone giving an educated opinon but your comments in this piece are shockingly silly. Although Paul maybe a...

Spain is praised for economic recovery

1 hour 0 minutes ago

Dave: In Today’s El Pais “Six out of 10 Spanish youths plan to move abroad to find a job, study finds”....

Will.i.am dreaming of a Spanish road trip

1 hour 12 minutes ago

J Molitor: Dream on – and take the Route de Santiago, more fans will watch.His Wife attracts far more...

Spain is praised for economic recovery

1 hour 48 minutes ago

Fred: @Derek, I do currently live in Spain for the majority of the year, and pay taxes in Spain, employ people in Spain,...

VIDEO: Two more British-owned homes to be demolished in Almeria

2 hours 3 minutes ago

Fred: People need to understand that property in Spain is one gigantic trap. It is loaded against...

Why work hard?

2 hours 6 minutes ago

Fred: I’m glad Derek has made those posts, it perfectly illustrates his complete lack of real-world knowledge of a properly run country. Spain...

Why work hard?

2 hours 34 minutes ago

Angela McBuilder: When you see them all eating and drinking mid afternoon, you know why all their shops and banks went bust! Wise people who support...

Spain is praised for economic recovery

2 hours 39 minutes ago

Angela McBuilder: Please don’t believe the stats, trust those of us back in olde England who know. Property in Spain...

Why work hard?

3 hours 52 minutes ago

Mike: Both of your posts Derek are complete twaddle, what the hell has Coronation Street got to do with the topic, and your last post suggests you...

Why work hard?

4 hours 29 minutes ago

Bryan: “Some things are more important than work” Seeing the unemployment figures it is fortunate they think that way.

Why work hard?

4 hours 33 minutes ago

Bryan: I have worked Siesta hours, it is awful having to return in the afternoon. Also difficult when you have young children to care for. It was...

UPDATE: Suspected paedophile Granada priests acted like a sinister sect

5 hours 13 minutes ago

Robert McCuloch: Thanks for your words of support Stuart Crawford. To comment on Philip...

Halloween horrors and agave agro

5 hours 21 minutes ago

Fred: If the person who threw a rock was English, I would have said the same thing. Therein is your case destroyed. It is not a...

VIDEO: Two more British-owned homes to be demolished in Almeria

5 hours 37 minutes ago

Jane: Irene, yes the notaries did take money from the transactions of these so called...

Football club pay woman’s rent for life after eviction

5 hours 39 minutes ago

Fred: Takes a football club to do what the government should have done. Great job Spain, the country...



“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 »

Spain plants trees to meet Kyoto targets

July 6, 2007 | National News

THREE regional governments in Spain plan to plant millions of trees to help offset the impact of the country’s spiralling greenhouse gas emissions, environment officials said.

Spain could suffer as Portugal woos expats with sweet tax deal

October 2, 2014 | Business & Finance, Features

The scheme eliminates double taxation of foreign incomes

Taking a stroll – and quite a few lunches – around one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets

October 5, 2013 | Features, Food & Drink, Travel

All the best things to add to the to-do list in Alpandeire and the Genal Valley

Spain demands arrest of former Chinese president over Tibet genocide

February 11, 2014 | Lead2, National News

High court judge demands arrest of Jiang Zemin amid accusations of human rights breaches

Please don’t call me a bl***er

January 25, 2013 | Belinda Beckett: Mistress of Sizzle, Columnists

As I blog less than once a week does that make me verbally constipated?