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EXCLUSIVE: Marbella law firm demand summons for Baron David de Rothschild over expat action thumbnail

EXCLUSIVE: Marbella law firm demand summons for Baron David de Rothschild over expat action

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Pensioners were allegedly mis-sold €4 million worth of fraudulent equity release

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Sport

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup

Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna thumbnail

Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Game of Thrones casting due to start September 2 in Osuna

Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup thumbnail

Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Sport

After back-to-back victories hosts Spain face group rivals Brazil in Granada

Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion! thumbnail

Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion!

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Huelva

Carolina Marín from Huelva becomes the first Spaniard to steal gold at the Badminton World Championships by defeating Olympic Games champion Li Xuerui

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off thumbnail

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Features Granada Malaga

Police seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish and arrest five people following an emergency call by a concerned citizen

BREAKING: Ashya King’s parents released from prison and on their way to Malaga thumbnail

BREAKING: Ashya King’s parents released from prison and on their way to Malaga

September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The parents of Ashya King are on their way to see their son after a Spanish judge acted quickly to authorise their release

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King was first diagnosed while on holiday in Spain thumbnail PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King was first diagnosed while on holiday in Spain

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

SNAP: Cancer-suffering child Ashya King was in Spain when he was diagnosed, while the family stayed at their seafront Casares apartment

ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn thumbnail ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The parents could soon be reunited with their son Asha

EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King siblings return to Costa del Sol apartment thumbnail EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King siblings return to Costa del Sol apartment

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The siblings of Ashya King return to the Costa del Sol apartment the family have owned for over a decade, by Tom Powell and Rob Horgan in Casares

UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla thumbnail UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Gibraltar Lead Sevilla

The UK’s Ambassador to Spain defends his actions after accusations that he held a secret meeting with the Junta de Andalucia which excluded Gibraltar

UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday thumbnail UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Brett King, 51, and his wife Naghemeh, 45, fled to Spain with their five-year-old son who has a brain tumour

Malaga hospital activates Ebola protocols following possible outbreak thumbnail Malaga hospital activates Ebola protocols following possible outbreak

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Malaga’s regional hospital has placed a Nigerian man in isolation after displaying symptoms of the Ebola virus

UPDATE: Missing British boy Ashya King found near Malaga as family issues explanatory video thumbnail UPDATE: Missing British boy Ashya King found near Malaga as family issues explanatory video

August 30, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Police have confirmed that Ashya King, the missing five-year-old who has a brain tumour, has been found at the Hostal Esperanza de Benajarafe, Malaga in Spain

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 | Lead National News

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 progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

Sport »

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

September 2, 2014

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup

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 »

BREAKING: Ashya King’s parents released from prison and on their way to Malaga

BREAKING: Ashya King’s parents released from prison and on their way to Malaga thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The parents of Ashya King are on their way to see their son after a Spanish judge acted quickly to authorise their release


PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King was first diagnosed while on holiday in Spain

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King was first diagnosed while on holiday in Spain thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

SNAP: Cancer-suffering child Ashya King was in Spain when he was diagnosed, while the family stayed at their seafront Casares apartment


EXCLUSIVE: Marbella law firm demand summons for Baron David de Rothschild over expat action

EXCLUSIVE: Marbella law firm demand summons for Baron David de Rothschild over expat action thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Pensioners were allegedly mis-sold €4 million worth of fraudulent equity release


ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn

ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The parents could soon be reunited with their son Asha


EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King siblings return to Costa del Sol apartment

EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King siblings return to Costa del Sol apartment thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The siblings of Ashya King return to the Costa del Sol apartment the family have owned for over a decade, by Tom Powell and Rob Horgan in Casares


Dutch ‘Scarface’ executed in Benahavis

Dutch ‘Scarface’ executed in Benahavis thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Features

One of Amsterdam’s most prominent crime lords was gunned down in Benahavis last Thursday


Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead2 Sport

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup


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

Andalucia, Crime & Law, Features »

Dutch ‘Scarface’ executed in Benahavis thumbnail

Dutch ‘Scarface’ executed in Benahavis

September 2, 2014

One of Amsterdam’s most prominent crime lords was gunned down in Benahavis last Thursday

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 »

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Entertainment, Features »

DCODE Festival is set to rock with Beck, Bugg, and Bombay Bicycle Club thumbnail

DCODE Festival is set to rock with Beck, Bugg, and Bombay Bicycle Club

September 1, 2014

Amazing alternative acts gather to play at Madrid’s DCODE Festival

Andalucia, Crime & Law, Features, Granada, Lead2, Malaga »

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off thumbnail

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off

September 1, 2014

Police seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish and arrest five people following an emergency call by a concerned citizen

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 »

EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King siblings return to Costa del Sol apartment

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ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn

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UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla

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Ronda bullfighting festival about to launch

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Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

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Ronda bullfighting festival about to launch

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ASHYA KING UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for parents’ arrest warrant to be withdrawn

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Fred: Now the King’s need to get a good lawyer. They may have a very...

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Ronda bullfighting festival about to launch

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Ronda bullfighting festival about to launch

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DCODE Festival is set to rock with Beck, Bugg, and Bombay Bicycle Club

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Spain spends millions on one-sided Gibraltar border improvements

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UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla

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Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna

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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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Spanish wine makes the grade

August 29, 2011 | Andalucia, Food & Drink, Malaga

Andalucia wine rates big with world’s leading critic

International interior design firm Roche Bobois celebrates landmark in Marbella

September 27, 2013 | Business & Finance, Malaga

The company celebrated 30 years in Marbella with a cocktail party

Santi gone

August 14, 2012 | News in Brief

Santi Cazorla has completed a €20 million move to Arsenal from Malaga after financial troubles at the Spanish club forced it to cash in.