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Spanish scientists deny Louis XVI blood sample thumbnail

Spanish scientists deny Louis XVI blood sample

April 25, 2014 | Andalucia

The blood was supposedly collected straight from the guillotine

BBC Golf presenter drugged and battered in Puerto Banus thumbnail

BBC Golf presenter drugged and battered in Puerto Banus

April 24, 2014 | Malaga

Alan Tait woke up bruised and battered the next morning, in a ‘coma-like state’

Europe’s tallest residential building up for sale in Benidorm thumbnail

Europe’s tallest residential building up for sale in Benidorm

April 24, 2014 |

The 200m-tall tower desperately needs a buyer to cover sky-high building costs

European Court rules that Spain cannot deport Saharaui refugees thumbnail

European Court rules that Spain cannot deport Saharaui refugees

April 23, 2014 | National News

The 30 asylum-seekers washed up on the shores of the Canary Islands in 2011

Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended thumbnail

Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended

April 23, 2014 | Sport

The Catalan giants are now free to sign targets this summer, such as Chelsea’s David Luiz

Million dollar fake art dealer arrested in Sevilla during Easter processions thumbnail

Million dollar fake art dealer arrested in Sevilla during Easter processions

April 22, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Sevilla

The businessman is accused of peddling fake works as undiscovered pieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock

Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict thumbnail

Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict

April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

The judge has said he will allow a majority verdict on the Costa del Sol regular

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market thumbnail Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market

April 24, 2014 | Environment Lead National News

This is the first known sighting of a performing bear in Spain since 2007

Arctic threat to Spain’s beaches warns Greenpeace thumbnail Arctic threat to Spain’s beaches warns Greenpeace

April 24, 2014 | Environment Lead

The environmental group claim that Marbella and Benidorm will be underwater by 2100

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say thumbnail Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

April 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead News Feature

Nearly 90,000 Britons abandoned their Spanish dream last year and returned home, are you happy here?

Report slams dangerous deterioration of Spanish roads thumbnail Report slams dangerous deterioration of Spanish roads

April 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The roads are the worst they have been since records began in 1985

Algarrobico Hotel saga rumbles on as ownership of disputed land changes again thumbnail Algarrobico Hotel saga rumbles on as ownership of disputed land changes again

April 23, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

TSJA reverses its controversial decision on the Algarrobico Hotel and hands ownership of the land back to the Junta

Andalucia’s property sales lead country thumbnail Andalucia’s property sales lead country

April 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The region saw highest value of property sales in Spain last year

Michael Schumacher sued while still in coma over Sevilla traffic accident thumbnail Michael Schumacher sued while still in coma over Sevilla traffic accident

April 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

The Formula 1 legend is accused of knocking a motorcyclist over just weeks before his skiing accident

Gambling services restored after explosion at Gibraltar power station thumbnail Gambling services restored after explosion at Gibraltar power station

April 21, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

Power is being restored to the Rock following yesterday’s dramatic explosion

Gambling websites offline after Gibraltar power station blaze and explosion thumbnail Gambling websites offline after Gibraltar power station blaze and explosion

April 20, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

There are reports of extensive power cuts across the Rock and Gibraltar’s online gambling business and telecoms have been badly affected

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

Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended thumbnail

Sport »

Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended

April 23, 2014

The Catalan giants are now free to sign targets this summer, such as Chelsea’s David Luiz

Spain in Pictures »

PICTURE SPECIAL: Gibraltar power station blaze thumbnail

PICTURE SPECIAL: Gibraltar power station blaze

April 20, 2014

Olive Press readers share their photographs of the blaze at the Rock’s main generating station

Andalucia News »

Spanish scientists deny Louis XVI blood sample

Spanish scientists deny Louis XVI blood sample thumbnail

April 25, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2

The blood was supposedly collected straight from the guillotine


Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict

Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict thumbnail

April 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The judge has said he will allow a majority verdict on the Costa del Sol regular


BBC Golf presenter drugged and battered in Puerto Banus

BBC Golf presenter drugged and battered in Puerto Banus thumbnail

April 24, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

Alan Tait woke up bruised and battered the next morning, in a ‘coma-like state’


Picasso goes on tour in Mexico

Picasso goes on tour in Mexico thumbnail

April 24, 2014 | Andalucia La Cultura

Malaga’a Picasso museum has contributed to an exhibition in Mexico


Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say thumbnail

April 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead News Feature

Nearly 90,000 Britons abandoned their Spanish dream last year and returned home, are you happy here?


Report slams dangerous deterioration of Spanish roads

Report slams dangerous deterioration of Spanish roads thumbnail

April 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

The roads are the worst they have been since records began in 1985


Algarrobico Hotel saga rumbles on as ownership of disputed land changes again

Algarrobico Hotel saga rumbles on as ownership of disputed land changes again thumbnail

April 23, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead

TSJA reverses its controversial decision on the Algarrobico Hotel and hands ownership of the land back to the Junta


National News »

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market thumbnail

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market

April 24, 2014

This is the first known sighting of a performing bear in Spain since 2007

European Court rules that Spain cannot deport Saharaui refugees thumbnail

European Court rules that Spain cannot deport Saharaui refugees

April 23, 2014

The 30 asylum-seekers washed up on the shores of the Canary Islands in 2011

VIDEO: Virgin falls off float in Alicante Easter procession

April 23, 2014

The shocking scenes were captured on film by spectators

Four confirmed dead as wreckage of military helicopter is found thumbnail

Four confirmed dead as wreckage of military helicopter is found

April 21, 2014

A deep-diving robot found the helicopter, which crashed off the coast of the Canary Islands last month

Spain’s most wanted arrested in Britain thumbnail

Spain’s most wanted arrested in Britain

April 21, 2014

Police are investigating how the Romanian managed to get to Britain while on Spain’s top ten Most Wanted list

La Cultura, News Feature »

A not so Trivial Pursuit thumbnail

A not so Trivial Pursuit

April 24, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Powell traces the expat barman who was the only person to see any potential in ‘hippy’ board game Trivial Pursuit…

Columnists, Danni Worth: The Insurance Doctor »

Avoiding the pitfalls of insurance thumbnail

Avoiding the pitfalls of insurance

April 24, 2014

In a new regular column, Danni Worth of Op de Beeck & Worth will be exploring the many issues surrounding insurance and will be answering your queries

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

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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.

Environment, Lead, National News »

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market thumbnail

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market

April 24, 2014

This is the first known sighting of a performing bear in Spain since 2007

Environment, Lead »

Arctic threat to Spain’s beaches warns Greenpeace thumbnail

Arctic threat to Spain’s beaches warns Greenpeace

April 24, 2014

The environmental group claim that Marbella and Benidorm will be underwater by 2100

Olive Press Andalucia, News Feature, Opinion »

The Olive Press roadshow: A great opportunity to get wise thumbnail

The Olive Press roadshow: A great opportunity to get wise

April 22, 2014

Don’t miss this unique chance to get better informed locally on six key topics



Latest Reader Comments »

Arctic threat to Spain’s beaches warns Greenpeace

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Jane Bowen: This is senseless scaremongering by Greenpeace. They’re now supporting the ‘so...

BBC Golf presenter drugged and battered in Puerto Banus

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Europe’s tallest residential building up for sale in Benidorm

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stefanjo: “It boasts a pool” For 269 apartments? Some pool. This thing should be...

Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict

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stefanjo: Louise: Some of these allegations concern Paedophilia. That’s never been acceptable. Not even in the eighties....

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

11 hours 20 minutes ago

stefanjo: You’ve got ‘em twitching Antonio. Go for it !

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

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Robert.: Spain: a semi-gypsy enclave with no laws or property rights. It seems to suit the low class Brits...

Dancing bear spotted at Murcia medieval market

13 hours 54 minutes ago

peter: I came to Spain because I thought it was a country moving forward and putting the bad times behind it. Things...

Avoiding the pitfalls of insurance

15 hours 33 minutes ago

PM: I look forward to your completely dispassionate and balanced articles. Meanwhile people might like to ponder on the point...

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

15 hours 42 minutes ago

sara schuster: I live on the Costa Brava, north-eastern Spain (or should I say Catalunya?) I often read OP...

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

15 hours 48 minutes ago

Mark Roach: Hello Antonio, When Wincham place a Spanish property within a UK Limited Company the full...

Max Clifford jury to deliver verdict

15 hours 53 minutes ago

Louise: So it’s a ten man jury ? What happened to the missing members and why are the cps so keen on these cases after...

European Court rules that Spain cannot deport Saharaui refugees

16 hours 7 minutes ago

Fred: Derek, just to bring you back on topic. If you didn’t notice, the article was actually...

What to consider when purchasing a plot in Spain: Part 1

16 hours 16 minutes ago

Fred: Wise words above from Jane. Derek, please can you tell us about all the illegal builds and...

Spanish tax office closes inheritance tax avoidance schemes

16 hours 23 minutes ago

Antonio Flores: Mark, Clients may be happy with the service you provide, that is, until they out what...



“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 »

Spain, land of 10pm dinners, asks if it’s time to reset clock

February 18, 2014 | Food & Drink

Jim Yardley, writer for the New York Times, asks whether it’s time the country turned back the clock, and started marching to the European beat

I’m really in the rough, admits Garcia

April 26, 2012 | Lead2, Sport

The Spanish golfer has said he does not feel capable of winning a major title

Pensioner outwits gas conmen… but police don’t judge using fake ID and false uniforms as a crime

October 30, 2013 | Andalucia, Lead, Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: By Giles Brown… Swedish granny captures pair of fraudsters as they try to fleece her of €300

HiFX sale bags founders a million euro windfall

March 11, 2014 | Andalucia, Business & Finance, Features

Foreign currency provider sold to US rival in €175 million deal

Tied up in knots in Spain

April 20, 2011 | Features

Wendy Williams on the trials and tribulations of getting registered to live and work in Spain