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EXCLUSIVE: Police search for missing British tourist thumbnail

EXCLUSIVE: Police search for missing British tourist

April 20, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz

Andrew Cunningham’s family have now appealed to Olive Press readers for help

More unemployment means fewer traffic jams in Spain thumbnail

More unemployment means fewer traffic jams in Spain

April 20, 2014 | National News

The silver lining to the economic crisis: less traffic

New map reveals Spanish time is out of sync thumbnail

New map reveals Spanish time is out of sync

April 19, 2014 | Andalucia

Designed by a Google engineer, the map gives a new look at global time

Tony Blair and family spotted taking Costa del Sol break thumbnail

Tony Blair and family spotted taking Costa del Sol break

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia 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

BREAKING NEWS: Gibraltar power station explosion and blaze thumbnail

BREAKING NEWS: Gibraltar power station explosion and blaze

April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are reports of extensive power cuts across the Rock and telecoms have been affected too

Conman Nigel Goldman frolics with an alpaca while on the run thumbnail Conman Nigel Goldman frolics with an alpaca while on the run

April 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures emerge of the fraudster living the high life while hiding out in the UK

Marbella fraudster stole identities to con expat out of ‘thousands’ thumbnail Marbella fraudster stole identities to con expat out of ‘thousands’

April 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Financial Conduct Authority has put out a warning about the conman’s bogus investments. Exclusive by Tom Powell

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

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

€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

‘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 »

EXCLUSIVE: Police search for missing British tourist

EXCLUSIVE: Police search for missing British tourist thumbnail

April 20, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead2

Andrew Cunningham’s family have now appealed to Olive Press readers for help


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

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

April 20, 2014 | Andalucia La Cultura News Feature Sevilla

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


Conman Nigel Goldman frolics with an alpaca while on the run

Conman Nigel Goldman frolics with an alpaca while on the run thumbnail

April 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures emerge of the fraudster living the high life while hiding out in the UK


Barclays said to be planning exit from Spain

Barclays said to be planning exit from Spain thumbnail

April 19, 2014 | Andalucia National News

The British bank has recorded massive losses over the last few years


New map reveals Spanish time is out of sync

New map reveals Spanish time is out of sync thumbnail

April 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2

Designed by a Google engineer, the map gives a new look at global time


Marbella fraudster stole identities to con expat out of ‘thousands’

Marbella fraudster stole identities to con expat out of ‘thousands’ thumbnail

April 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Financial Conduct Authority has put out a warning about the conman’s bogus investments. Exclusive by Tom Powell


Tony Blair and family spotted taking Costa del Sol break

Tony Blair and family spotted taking Costa del Sol break thumbnail

April 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

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


National News »

More unemployment means fewer traffic jams in Spain thumbnail

More unemployment means fewer traffic jams in Spain

April 20, 2014

The silver lining to the economic crisis: less traffic

Barclays said to be planning exit from Spain thumbnail

Barclays said to be planning exit from Spain

April 19, 2014

The British bank has recorded massive losses over the last few years

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

Andalucia, La Cultura, News Feature, Sevilla »

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 20, 2014

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

Columnists, Giles Brown: Loud and Clear »

Forget Bunnies and Hot Cross buns thumbnail

Forget Bunnies and Hot Cross buns

April 20, 2014

Olive Press columnist Giles Brown on Easter and sunburn

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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 »

Brussels to the rescue

October 2, 2007 | Andalucia

EC and UN to have final say as Junta expresses concerns over Sierra Nevada cable car PLANS for the world’s longest cable car have received a massive setback after a senior regional government spokeswoman slammed the project as “unviable.” Speaking in Granada, the Junta de Andalucía’s environment chief Fuensanta Coves also expressed concerns over the […]

EXCLUSIVE: New leads in the search for missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick

February 5, 2014 | Andalucia, Lead

Detectives are set to scour a remote hillside for the body of missing Amy Fitzpatrick, not far from the home of the teenager on the Costa del Sol

Roadworks leave expat in Spain homeless

August 28, 2011 | Andalucia, Granada, Lead, Property

Graham Mullis has been left out of pocket after Compulsory Purchase Order was served on ‘dream’ home

Major search and rescue operation underway for missing British hiker in Spain

July 25, 2012 | Lead, Malaga

Gordan Simm, 63, was reported missing on Sunday after failing to return from the Rio Chillar Gorge near Nerja

What a lovely lot

March 2, 2012 | Gibraltar

Miss Gibraltar celebrates its half century this year