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Mijas firefighters battle used car warehouse inferno

November 25, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

The intense heat melted warehouses nearby

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

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

Marbella mystery surrounding missing Agnese Klavina deepens: Olive Press Investigates thumbnail

Marbella mystery surrounding missing Agnese Klavina deepens: Olive Press Investigates

November 26, 2014 | 1 Comments

Police arrest three – one allegedly British – over the disappearance of Agnese, who was out with mayor of Marbella’s stepson on the night she vanished

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor of Marbella’s stepson: “I have not been arrested over missing girl” thumbnail EXCLUSIVE: Mayor of Marbella’s stepson: “I have not been arrested over missing girl”

November 25, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

However Joakim Broberg admitted to the Olive Press that he had been out partying with the attractive waitress until 3am on the night of her disappearance, and had ‘voluntarily’ been helping the investigation. He is not a suspect. EXCLUSIVE By Tom Powell

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 | Andalucia Granada Lead

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

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 »

Lights, Camera, Action for Almeria!

November 26, 2014 | Almeria Claire Thomas' Almeria Almanac

Almeria blogger Claire Thomas on the arrival of the film industry


Marbella mystery surrounding missing Agnese Klavina deepens: Olive Press Investigates

Marbella mystery surrounding missing Agnese Klavina deepens: Olive Press Investigates thumbnail

November 26, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Police arrest three – one allegedly British – over the disappearance of Agnese, who was out with mayor of Marbella’s stepson on the night she vanished


Mijas firefighters battle used car warehouse inferno

Mijas firefighters battle used car warehouse inferno thumbnail

November 25, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The intense heat melted warehouses nearby


Protest in Malaga over Greenpeace ship seizure

Protest in Malaga over Greenpeace ship seizure thumbnail

November 25, 2014 | Andalucia Environment Malaga

Hundreds of people are set to protest in Malage over the seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise


EXCLUSIVE: Mayor of Marbella’s stepson: “I have not been arrested over missing girl”

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor of Marbella’s stepson: “I have not been arrested over missing girl” thumbnail

November 25, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

However Joakim Broberg admitted to the Olive Press that he had been out partying with the attractive waitress until 3am on the night of her disappearance, and had ‘voluntarily’ been helping the investigation. He is not a suspect. EXCLUSIVE By Tom Powell


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


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 »

Supermodel Bar Refaeli takes a stroll around Madrid thumbnail

Supermodel Bar Refaeli takes a stroll around Madrid

November 26, 2014

And looks surprisingly dressed down

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

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Andalucia, Environment, Malaga »

Protest in Malaga over Greenpeace ship seizure thumbnail

Protest in Malaga over Greenpeace ship seizure

November 25, 2014

Hundreds of people are set to protest in Malage over the seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise

Andalucia, Features, Granada, La Cultura »

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

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

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



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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.

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Flamenco spins over to the Big Apple

February 15, 2010 | Andalucia, Lead2, National News

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Asbestos fight back

March 18, 2011 | Health

New ruling allows expat sufferers to sue their ex-employers much more easily… even from Spain

Chris Stewart backs new hospice for Motril

November 14, 2012 | Andalucia, Granada, Lead2

Ex-Genesis drummer and author is helping raise funds for new Acompalia hospice

Furious Spanish politician blasts “disgraceful case”

January 19, 2010 | Andalucia, National News

Llamazares rejects US apology after ‘Bin Laden poster’ debacle

Chelsea thug caged

November 20, 2010 | Crime & Law

British expat has been convicted of assaulting undercover TV reporter Donal MacIntyre