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Parrot learns Spanish after going missing for four years thumbnail

Parrot learns Spanish after going missing for four years

October 23, 2014 |

Nigel the parrot has been found after four years… and he has swapped English for Spanish

New Google campus to open in Madrid thumbnail

New Google campus to open in Madrid

October 23, 2014 | National News

Google’s campus aims to provide a informal and accessible yet professinal environment for entrepreneurs

Ready meals to bring in the cash thumbnail

Ready meals to bring in the cash

October 22, 2014 |

People are expected to turn to ready meals as they look to save

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis thumbnail

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis

October 21, 2014 | Malaga

Marbella seems to be in its best year since the crisis began as the amount of buyers is surging

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82 thumbnail

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

October 21, 2014 |

After training in Spain, de la Renta has dressed countless celebrities and American first ladies

Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait thumbnail

Sevillian company Abengoa to build multi milion power plant in Kuwait

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Power supply and construction company Abengoa secured a major contract from Kuwait for a huge power transmission project

Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE thumbnail

Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE

October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jose Angel Fernandez Villa – currently in hospital – must explain his €1.4 million secret stash

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in thumbnail Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

October 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

HBO have praised the support the production team have received from government authorities while Sevilla will have guided tours of filming locations

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship thumbnail Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship

October 22, 2014 | Lead National News

Spain’s royal house exchanged medals and gifts for political favours with an Argentine dictatorship

Bank chairmen ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal thumbnail Bank chairmen ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal

October 22, 2014 | Business & Finance Lead National News

Former chairman of Caja Madrid and Bankia ordered to pay €19 million by today or face their assets being seized in the wake of Spain’s expenses scandal

Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament thumbnail Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Esperanza Oña has left her post as Mayor of Fuengirola because of the current Election Law

Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’ thumbnail Antonio Banderas to receive honorary Goya Award for ‘stellar career’

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Malaga-born superstar will pick up his award at the star-studded gala in February

Ashya King leaves hospital for the first time… to go for pizza thumbnail Ashya King leaves hospital for the first time… to go for pizza

October 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

He is to be discharged on Friday and expected to return to Spain for further treatment

Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats thumbnail Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats

October 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

An Alicante court has issued a writ to indict and interrogate the boss of N.M Rothschild & Sons

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment thumbnail Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment

October 20, 2014 | Lead National News

Ashya King’s family may be forced to sell Casares del Mar property to fund further treatment in Spain

UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free thumbnail UPDATE: Spain’s infected nurse appears to be Ebola-free

October 20, 2014 | Lead National News

Teresa Romero tests negative for Ebola after two weeks in Carlos III hospital

Spanish people with HIV and hepatitis C are ‘more difficult’ to treat thumbnail Spanish people with HIV and hepatitis C are ‘more difficult’ to treat

October 19, 2014 | Lead

Research has revealed Spaniards’ genes makes it difficult to treat coinfected patients with both HIV and HCV

Law amendment to regulate Spanish 25,000 properties put on fast-track by Junta de Andalucia thumbnail Law amendment to regulate Spanish 25,000 properties put on fast-track by Junta de Andalucia

October 18, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

Junta to legalize 25,000 irregular homes, just in time for the elections

Spain only EU country with improved economic forecast for 2015 thumbnail Spain only EU country with improved economic forecast for 2015

October 18, 2014 | Lead National News

The IMF has announced a light at the end of the tunnel for Spain despite its many debts and high unemployment rate

BREAKING: Mayoress of Manilva resigns from office thumbnail BREAKING: Mayoress of Manilva resigns from office

October 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Antonia Munoz Vazquez has stepped down from her position as Mayoress of Manilva, amidst administration scandal

Spain and England both slip in FIFA world rankings thumbnail

Sport »

Spain and England both slip in FIFA world rankings

October 23, 2014

Spain slip to 10th in FIFA’s world rankings following their defeat to Slovakia, while England’s football woes continue as they are ranked 20th

Spain in Pictures »

PICTURE SPECIAL: Catalan adrenaline junkies compete to build highest human towers thumbnail

PICTURE SPECIAL: Catalan adrenaline junkies compete to build highest human towers

October 6, 2014

Thousands of ‘builders’ and spectators flocked to the traditional festival this weekend

Andalucia News »

Restaurant review: Cocomo, Estepona

Restaurant review: Cocomo, Estepona thumbnail

October 23, 2014 | Andalucia Food & Drink

Unpretentious Estepona restaurant Cocomo is packing them in with a mix of good value cooking, writes Jon Clarke


Castle-hopping in the Serrania de Ronda

Castle-hopping in the Serrania de Ronda thumbnail

October 23, 2014 | Malaga News Feature Travel

Jacqueline Fanchini takes a road trip around the castle towns of the Western edge of the Serrania de Ronda


Green and blue: The Genal valley explored

Green and blue: The Genal valley explored thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Malaga News Feature

Heading off the beaten track, Tom Powell takes a diversion from the Ronda road to explore the luscious Genal valley and investigate its tiny blue celebrities


A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success

A new Dawn: Ronda entrepreneur proving a success thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Business & Finance Malaga

A web entrepreneur from Brighton has proved a hit in Ronda


Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in thumbnail

October 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

HBO have praised the support the production team have received from government authorities while Sevilla will have guided tours of filming locations


Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis

Marbella property market emerging from economic crisis thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

Marbella seems to be in its best year since the crisis began as the amount of buyers is surging


Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament

Fuengirola mayor resigns after 24 years to join Andalucian parliament thumbnail

October 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Esperanza Oña has left her post as Mayor of Fuengirola because of the current Election Law


National News »

Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE thumbnail

Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE

October 23, 2014

Jose Angel Fernandez Villa – currently in hospital – must explain his €1.4 million secret stash

New Google campus to open in Madrid thumbnail

New Google campus to open in Madrid

October 23, 2014

Google’s campus aims to provide a informal and accessible yet professinal environment for entrepreneurs

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship thumbnail

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship

October 22, 2014

Spain’s royal house exchanged medals and gifts for political favours with an Argentine dictatorship

Bank chairmen ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal thumbnail

Bank chairmen ordered to pay millions of euros following ‘magic’ card expenses scandal

October 22, 2014

Former chairman of Caja Madrid and Bankia ordered to pay €19 million by today or face their assets being seized in the wake of Spain’s expenses scandal

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment thumbnail

Cancer patient Ashya King could return to Spain for treatment

October 20, 2014

Ashya King’s family may be forced to sell Casares del Mar property to fund further treatment in Spain

Andalucia, Food & Drink »

Restaurant review: Cocomo, Estepona thumbnail

Restaurant review: Cocomo, Estepona

October 23, 2014

Unpretentious Estepona restaurant Cocomo is packing them in with a mix of good value cooking, writes Jon Clarke

Columnists, Mark Rickard: Market Mumbles »

Without a padel… thumbnail

Without a padel…

October 23, 2014

Mark Rickard and HiFX host padel tournament in Coin

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Malaga, News Feature, Travel »

Castle-hopping in the Serrania de Ronda thumbnail

Castle-hopping in the Serrania de Ronda

October 23, 2014

Jacqueline Fanchini takes a road trip around the castle towns of the Western edge of the Serrania de Ronda

Crime & Law, Features »

Top judge labels Spain’s legal system as only fit for ‘chicken thieves’ thumbnail

Top judge labels Spain’s legal system as only fit for ‘chicken thieves’

October 23, 2014

Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Lesmes has urged the new justice minister to roll out radical reforms with the country’s court system

Olive Press Opinion »

Greedy bankers thumbnail

Greedy bankers

October 20, 2014

Bankers embroiled in the expenses scandal at Caja Madrid and Bankia should really come as no surprise



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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 »

Escape to Andalucia’s ‘oil corner’

July 8, 2010 | Andalucia

OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE: Under-fire BP boss finds the perfect retreat in Spain from his US nightmare… although his new Mexican-style hacienda could bring back bad memories…

Madoff to Gibraltar

April 16, 2009 | Andalucia

Disgraced broker Bernard Madoff transferred 150 million dollars to Gibraltar a month before his arrest last year

Sabre-toothed tigers ate horses, discover Spanish scientists

November 22, 2012 | Andalucia, Lead2

The experts studied fossil sites in Cerro de los Batallones near Madrid

Olive theft gang busted

July 20, 2007 | Andalucia

A GANG that stole more than one and a half million tonnes of olives has been broken up. Police from Spain and Italy arrested 18 people in a joint operation. The gang is accused of stealing the olives from trees in the provinces of Granada, Malaga, Jaen and Cordoba.

Marbella to Get Lucky!

July 21, 2013 | Entertainment

Nile Rodgers will play Hotel Puente Romano on August 30