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Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey thumbnail

Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey

August 29, 2014 | Andalucia Sport

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde wins stage six of the Vuelta to reclaim the leader’s red jersey

Man shot dead in Benahavis shopping centre thumbnail

Man shot dead in Benahavis shopping centre

August 28, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Police are investigating the fatal shooting in the early hours of this morning

Controversy in Ronda at the Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

Controversy in Ronda at the Vuelta a Espana

August 28, 2014 | Andalucia Sport

France’s Nacer Bouhanni complains to race jury after John Degenkolb wins chaotic finish in Ronda

Vuelta a Espana: Reynes pipped to the line in Cordoba thumbnail

Vuelta a Espana: Reynes pipped to the line in Cordoba

August 27, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Sport

Spain’s Reynes finished the latest stage in second place while compariot Valverde remains in contention for the red jersey

Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to independent Catalunya thumbnail

Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to independent Catalunya

August 26, 2014 | National News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows her support for Spain’s opposition to Catalan independence

Andalucia welcomes Valverde at the Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

Andalucia welcomes Valverde at the Vuelta a Espana

August 26, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Sport

Alejandro Valverde sits in overall third place as the Vuelta a Espana is in Andalucia

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire thumbnail

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

August 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

A Devonshire woman stole more than £55,000 in benefit claims by hiding her Spanish property empire

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line thumbnail Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line

August 28, 2014 | Lead National News

Fashion retailer Zara has apologised after releasing a child’s outfit which resembled a holocaust uniform

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge thumbnail Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014 | Lead National News

The middle aged Belgian was taken to hospital in Girona with suspected internal injuries

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler thumbnail King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

August 26, 2014 | Lead National News

Spanish authorities searching for drug smugglers apologise to the King of Morocco after attempting to board his yacht

Spain would not welcome an independent Scotland into the EU, insists Rajoy thumbnail Spain would not welcome an independent Scotland into the EU, insists Rajoy

August 25, 2014 | Lead National News

But the prime minister’s comments are thinly-veiled messages to Catalunya

Cyber safety in Cordoba…one beer at a time thumbnail Cyber safety in Cordoba…one beer at a time

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead

A social group to promote internet security

Spain’s political parties sink deep in debt thumbnail Spain’s political parties sink deep in debt

August 24, 2014 | Lead National News

Nine organisations owe more than €1 million

Spain eliminates university entrance exam to encourage foreigners thumbnail Spain eliminates university entrance exam to encourage foreigners

August 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The ‘huge barrier’ exam – Selectividad – is no more

Is Spain’s unemployment turnaround misleading? thumbnail Is Spain’s unemployment turnaround misleading?

August 22, 2014 | Lead National News

The optimistic stats may conceal more than they reveal about the economy

Junta and central government enter Algarrobico blame game thumbnail Junta and central government enter Algarrobico blame game

August 22, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

Row breaks out between Junta and central government after it emerges Algarrobico developer got €2.8 million EU grant

Bargain flight sites ripping off Brits by up to €125 million a year thumbnail Bargain flight sites ripping off Brits by up to €125 million a year

August 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is investigating discount travel sites

Ronda’s Los Merinos golf developers probed thumbnail Ronda’s Los Merinos golf developers probed

August 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Son of disgraced Catalan leader Jordi Pujol ‘made millions’ from controversial Ronda golf project

Rape victim demands justice thumbnail Rape victim demands justice

August 21, 2014 | Lead National News

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian expat backs Olive Press ‘Smash the Spiking’ campaign after being raped on night out in Spain

Mijas bans pony carousel after 65,000-strong petition thumbnail Mijas bans pony carousel after 65,000-strong petition

August 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The town hall has confirmed it will no longer allow horses or ponies to be used in fairground rides

Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey thumbnail

Sport »

Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey

August 29, 2014

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde wins stage six of the Vuelta to reclaim the leader’s red jersey

Spain in Pictures »

PICTURE SPECIAL: Andalucia’s top five natural swimming pools thumbnail

PICTURE SPECIAL: Andalucia’s top five natural swimming pools

August 12, 2014

Try spending a relaxing day at one of these enchanted natural diving holes

Andalucia News »

Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey

Vuelta a Espana: Valverde wins stage to claim the red jersey thumbnail

August 29, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Sport

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde wins stage six of the Vuelta to reclaim the leader’s red jersey


Man shot dead in Benahavis shopping centre

Man shot dead in Benahavis shopping centre thumbnail

August 28, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Police are investigating the fatal shooting in the early hours of this morning


Police to clamp down on Spain’s criminal biker gangs

Police to clamp down on Spain’s criminal biker gangs thumbnail

August 28, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Features

Spanish authorities pledge to prevent a criminal biker gang culture from developing


Controversy in Ronda at the Vuelta a Espana

Controversy in Ronda at the Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

August 28, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Sport

France’s Nacer Bouhanni complains to race jury after John Degenkolb wins chaotic finish in Ronda


Vuelta a Espana: Reynes pipped to the line in Cordoba

Vuelta a Espana: Reynes pipped to the line in Cordoba thumbnail

August 27, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead2 Sport

Spain’s Reynes finished the latest stage in second place while compariot Valverde remains in contention for the red jersey


Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers

Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers thumbnail

August 26, 2014 | Andalucia Features Food & Drink

Olive harvest could fall by 40% from last year


Andalucia welcomes Valverde at the Vuelta a Espana

Andalucia welcomes Valverde at the Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

August 26, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead2 Sport

Alejandro Valverde sits in overall third place as the Vuelta a Espana is in Andalucia


National News »

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire thumbnail

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

August 29, 2014

A Devonshire woman stole more than £55,000 in benefit claims by hiding her Spanish property empire

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line thumbnail

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line

August 28, 2014

Fashion retailer Zara has apologised after releasing a child’s outfit which resembled a holocaust uniform

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge thumbnail

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014

The middle aged Belgian was taken to hospital in Girona with suspected internal injuries

Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to independent Catalunya thumbnail

Merkel backs Spain’s opposition to independent Catalunya

August 26, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows her support for Spain’s opposition to Catalan independence

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler thumbnail

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

August 26, 2014

Spanish authorities searching for drug smugglers apologise to the King of Morocco after attempting to board his yacht

Business & Finance, Entertainment, Features »

Spanish music promoter has a dig at finance minister from beyond the grave thumbnail

Spanish music promoter has a dig at finance minister from beyond the grave

August 29, 2014

Family members were asked to carve insulting messages into his gravestone

Columnists, Richard Alexander: Road to Riches »

Are you an ‘orphan policyholder’? thumbnail

Are you an ‘orphan policyholder’?

August 25, 2014

If you have a pension, investment or life insurance product arranged by an adviser who no longer works for you, or has gone out of business, read on, writes Richard Alexander

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »

Andalucia, Crime & Law, Features »

Police to clamp down on Spain’s criminal biker gangs thumbnail

Police to clamp down on Spain’s criminal biker gangs

August 28, 2014

Spanish authorities pledge to prevent a criminal biker gang culture from developing

Andalucia, Features, Food & Drink »

Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers thumbnail

Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers

August 26, 2014

Olive harvest could fall by 40% from last year

Olive Press Malaga, Opinion »

Left in the ashes thumbnail

Left in the ashes

August 21, 2014

For many of the victims of the 2012 Mijas fires, life hasn’t got much better since thanks to continued homelessness and refused compensation



Latest Reader Comments »

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

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stefanjo: Definitely more to this than meets the eye. A husband she never lived with??...

Spanish music promoter has a dig at finance minister from beyond the grave

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Is Spain’s unemployment turnaround misleading?

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Lenox: Many people who don’t work are not registered on the ‘paro’. The numbers also fail to...

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

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Fred: “property Empire”? Er, part ownership of three homes? Some empire.

Spain would not welcome an independent Scotland into the EU, insists Rajoy

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Spain would not welcome an independent Scotland into the EU, insists Rajoy

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Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers

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Man shot dead in Benahavis shopping centre

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The G.: the man who got killed was likely to be Scarface, an Amsterdam based bigshot in the cocaine trade.

Hidden horrors of Spanish car hire firms

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Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

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Rape victim demands justice

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Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

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rob: nearly died or was seriously injured for a stunt what an idiot

Drought causes anxiety for Spain’s olive farmers

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Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

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Brit expats in Spain lose all BBC channels with ITV and C4 to follow soon

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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 »

Are Andalucians lazy and stupid?

June 6, 2012 | Andalucia, Lead

Three Marbella men launch campaign to replace negative adjectives in Google with more positive ones – but admit there is still work to be done

Lorca remains could be exhumed under new law

October 12, 2007 | National News

Government promises financial aid to unearth mass graves SPAIN’S darkest secrets, which have largely remained untold for 70 years, could soon be uncovered after a controversial draft law was passed in Parliament. Under the Law of Historical Memory, government aid will be earmarked to help unearth Civil War mass graves.

Fight the military on the Rock

November 3, 2011 | Cadiz, Gibraltar, Sevilla

Gibraltar’s army base has been targeted by anti-military campaigners

Increased fine for whistle blowers

May 2, 2009 | Malaga

The couple whose illegal home featured in the Olive Press have had their fine almost doubled by the town hall

Granada policeman on murder charge commits suicide

May 21, 2013 | Andalucia, Granada, Lead2

A local police officer accused of killing a woman has been found dead in his prison cell