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British expats win landmark victory in illegal property hearing in Almeria thumbnail

British expats win landmark victory in illegal property hearing in Almeria

October 2, 2014 | Malaga

Four British couples have been awarded almost €150,000 in compensation between them

Iceland to open new store on the Costa del Sol thumbnail

Iceland to open new store on the Costa del Sol

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

The new store is to open Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande

Mayor of Nerja re-elected for fifth consecutive term thumbnail

Mayor of Nerja re-elected for fifth consecutive term

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Jose Alberto Armijo received 97% of the vote in his landslide victory in the Nerja mayoral elections

Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges thumbnail

Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Estepona residents are taking a dispute with the town hall to the European Court of Justice after being charged up to €45,000 each for ‘unfair’ road improvements

Spanish pro-abortion nun is setting out to take on the establishment thumbnail

Spanish pro-abortion nun is setting out to take on the establishment

October 2, 2014 | National News

Teresa Forcades has launched her own political party

David Cameron gives words of encouragement to Gibraltar’s Chief Minister thumbnail

David Cameron gives words of encouragement to Gibraltar’s Chief Minister

October 1, 2014 | Gibraltar

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was well received at the Conservative conference in Birmingham

Marbella residents furious at plague of sex cards littering their cars thumbnail

Marbella residents furious at plague of sex cards littering their cars

October 2, 2014 | 1 Comments

People are demanding action after being ‘plagued’ with a deluge of prostitute calling cards and brothel flyers in Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia, by Jacqueline Fanchini

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool thumbnail EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool

October 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Police investigations are under way after the latest alleged sighting of Maddie McCann in Axarquia

Police probe alleged expat property fraudster thumbnail Police probe alleged expat property fraudster

October 1, 2014 | Crime & Law Lead Malaga

Victims are hunting Rebecca Wells, who has vanished from the Costa del Sol after allegedly ‘taking deposits for homes she didn’t own’, by Imogen Calderwood

British killer could be guilty of a trio of Fuengirola rapes for which a Dutchman has served 11 years thumbnail British killer could be guilty of a trio of Fuengirola rapes for which a Dutchman has served 11 years

September 30, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Just two years after the Fuengirola rapes, Mark Dixie murdered 18-year-old model Sally Anne Bowman in London

Ashya King parents explain the moment police split up their family as Ashya speaks first words in Prague hospital thumbnail Ashya King parents explain the moment police split up their family as Ashya speaks first words in Prague hospital

September 30, 2014 | Lead National News

Brain tumour patient Ashya King begins his recovery in Prague after the NHS agrees to fund proton beam therapy

UPDATE: Flaming Puerto Banus yacht belongs to ex-Formula One star thumbnail UPDATE: Flaming Puerto Banus yacht belongs to ex-Formula One star

September 29, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE by Imogen Calderwood. The 23-metre yacht belongs to French Formula One driver Bertrand Gachot

The Great Train Robbery ‘mole’ finally identified thumbnail The Great Train Robbery ‘mole’ finally identified

September 29, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

The ‘insider’ behind Great Train Robbery has been identified by criminal mastermind Gordon Goody at his house in Almeria

One of UK’s most wanted busted during Benidorm poker game thumbnail One of UK’s most wanted busted during Benidorm poker game

September 28, 2014 | Lead National News

Robert Knight is thought to be connected to international drug-trafficking gang

Fire rages on Puerto Banus luxury yacht thumbnail Fire rages on Puerto Banus luxury yacht

September 28, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Firefighters struggled to bring the fire under control and prevent it spreading to neighbouring yachts

Spanish blockbuster <em>El Niño</em> movie set to make millions at box office thumbnail Spanish blockbuster El Niño movie set to make millions at box office

September 27, 2014 | Lead National News

Spanish blockbuster El Niño takes box office by storm

Spain arrests nine Islamic State fighters as European jihadist support rises dramatically thumbnail Spain arrests nine Islamic State fighters as European jihadist support rises dramatically

September 26, 2014 | Lead National News

The EU anti-terrorism chief adds that air strikes will only increase the risk of retaliation

Second Spanish priest dies from Ebola in Madrid thumbnail Second Spanish priest dies from Ebola in Madrid

September 26, 2014 | Lead

Manuel Garcia Viejo contracted the virus while working as a medical director at a hospital in Sierra Leone

Malaga residents to vote on banning bullfights thumbnail Malaga residents to vote on banning bullfights

September 25, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Extrovert mayoral candidate to host referendum on bullfighting in Malaga in run up to mayoral elections

VIDEO: Spain’s most wanted ‘candyman’ paedophile finally caught thumbnail VIDEO: Spain’s most wanted ‘candyman’ paedophile finally caught

September 25, 2014 | Lead National News

Police tracked the ‘dangerous predator’ wanted in Operation Candy

Sergio Garcia sparkles as Europe win the Ryder Cup thumbnail

Sport »

Sergio Garcia sparkles as Europe win the Ryder Cup

September 29, 2014

Sergio Garcia defeated Jim Furyk on the final day of the Ryder Cup as Europe raced to victory

Spain in Pictures »

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

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

Andalucia News »

British expats win landmark victory in illegal property hearing in Almeria

British expats win landmark victory in illegal property hearing in Almeria thumbnail

October 2, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

Four British couples have been awarded almost €150,000 in compensation between them


Iceland to open new store on the Costa del Sol

Iceland to open new store on the Costa del Sol thumbnail

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The new store is to open Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande


Mayor of Nerja re-elected for fifth consecutive term

Mayor of Nerja re-elected for fifth consecutive term thumbnail

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Jose Alberto Armijo received 97% of the vote in his landslide victory in the Nerja mayoral elections


Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges

Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges thumbnail

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Estepona residents are taking a dispute with the town hall to the European Court of Justice after being charged up to €45,000 each for ‘unfair’ road improvements


Marbella residents furious at plague of sex cards littering their cars

Marbella residents furious at plague of sex cards littering their cars thumbnail

October 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

People are demanding action after being ‘plagued’ with a deluge of prostitute calling cards and brothel flyers in Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia, by Jacqueline Fanchini


EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool thumbnail

October 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Police investigations are under way after the latest alleged sighting of Maddie McCann in Axarquia


Marbella International Film Festival kicks off

Marbella International Film Festival kicks off thumbnail

October 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The ninth annual Marbella International Film Festival starts tonight and runs all the way through to Sunday


National News »

Spanish pro-abortion nun is setting out to take on the establishment thumbnail

Spanish pro-abortion nun is setting out to take on the establishment

October 2, 2014

Teresa Forcades has launched her own political party

King Felipe’s 100 days on the throne thumbnail

King Felipe’s 100 days on the throne

October 1, 2014

Spain’s royals have risen in popularity since King Felipe VI took to the throne in June

VIDEO: Mickey and Minnie Mouse involved in Madrid brawl thumbnail

VIDEO: Mickey and Minnie Mouse involved in Madrid brawl

September 30, 2014

Street performers dressed as Disney’s most lovable mice were arrested after fighting with a heckler

Ashya King parents explain the moment police split up their family as Ashya speaks first words in Prague hospital thumbnail

Ashya King parents explain the moment police split up their family as Ashya speaks first words in Prague hospital

September 30, 2014

Brain tumour patient Ashya King begins his recovery in Prague after the NHS agrees to fund proton beam therapy

Pujol family hid ‘multi-million euro’ fortune overseas, say police thumbnail

Pujol family hid ‘multi-million euro’ fortune overseas, say police

September 29, 2014

The former Catalan president claims the money was his late father’s inheritance and not the product of corruption

Business & Finance, Features, Property »

Spain’s ‘toxic’ banks increase property portfolio at alarming rate thumbnail

Spain’s ‘toxic’ banks increase property portfolio at alarming rate

October 2, 2014

The 13 largest banks in Spain increase property portfolio by €6.1 billion in single year

Belinda Beckett: Mistress of Sizzle, Columnists »

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Footballs from Heaven

October 2, 2014

The Mistress of Sizzle, aka Belinda Beckett, reflects on life in her barrio, Los Barrios

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Business & Finance, Features »

Spain could suffer as Portugal woos expats with sweet tax deal thumbnail

Spain could suffer as Portugal woos expats with sweet tax deal

October 2, 2014

The scheme eliminates double taxation of foreign incomes

Features, Malaga, News Feature »

Animal Rescue S.O.S thumbnail

Animal Rescue S.O.S

October 1, 2014

OLIVE PRESS APPEAL: Forget angry calls for the closure of ‘out of control’ Kim’s Animal Rescue Centre, revealed on our front page last issue. What the rundown, cash-strapped centre really needs is volunteers, adopters and a proper financial structure

Olive Press Opinion »

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Kick in the teeth

October 1, 2014

Gibraltar FA face a tough battle against football’s antagonist and FIFA president Sepp Blatter



Latest Reader Comments »

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

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Marbella residents furious at plague of sex cards littering their cars

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Pujol family hid ‘multi-million euro’ fortune overseas, say police

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Spain could suffer as Portugal woos expats with sweet tax deal

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Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool

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Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges

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Fred: When doesn’t a “A place in the Sun” tell you any of this?

Spain could suffer as Portugal woos expats with sweet tax deal

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Estepona residents fired up over ‘unfair’ infrastructure charges

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool

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Artificial sweeteners may cause diabetes, says new study

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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-soldier claims he saw Madeleine McCann by a Nerja swimming pool

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Marbella International Film Festival kicks off

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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 »

British detectives investigate Madeleine McCann ‘grave’ claims

July 6, 2012 | Lead, National News

Self-styled sleuth claims to have discovered burial ground containing toddlers remains in Portuguese holiday resort where she disappeared

Bond star in Madrid

January 11, 2012 | Lead2

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have made their first red carpet appearance together

A golden exhibit for Spain

February 4, 2012 | Sevilla

The 24-carat gold Carambolo Treasure is now on permanent display in Sevilla

Was Amy Abandoned?

June 27, 2009 | Opinion

It is with heavy hearts that we publish the investigative piece on Amy Fitzpatrick

Spanish cat journeys solo to the UK

August 22, 2014 | Lead2, National News

The tiny feline journeyed across Spain, France, and the English Channel.