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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

Merkel and Rajoy complete Camino de Santiago pilgrimage thumbnail

Merkel and Rajoy complete Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

August 25, 2014 | National News

The two leaders are now sitting down to political discussions following the scenic trek

First female composers’ workshop to be held in Cadiz thumbnail

First female composers’ workshop to be held in Cadiz

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Granada

the Andalucian Musical Documentation Association helps fight unequal representation in classical music.

Spain’s new favourite export to the US… teachers! thumbnail

Spain’s new favourite export to the US… teachers!

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Features OP-Xtreme

Oklahoma is recruiting Spanish staff

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler thumbnail

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

August 26, 2014 | 5 Comments

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

Expats still awaiting compensation two years after horror Mijas fire thumbnail Expats still awaiting compensation two years after horror Mijas fire

August 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of expats still awaiting compensation for fire that razed their homes on the Costa del Sol two years ago

Norfolk police appeal for more Mike Souter victims thumbnail Norfolk police appeal for more Mike Souter victims

August 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The disgraced Costa del Sol journalist was jailed for 22 years for child abuse last October

Two-year-old drowns in Mijas swimming pool thumbnail Two-year-old drowns in Mijas swimming pool

August 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The child died after falling into a neighbour’s pool

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

Sport »

Vuelta a Espana: Reynes pipped to the line in Cordoba

August 27, 2014

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


Tomatina ready to kick off: Let the chaos begin

Tomatina ready to kick off: Let the chaos begin thumbnail

August 26, 2014 | Andalucia Food & Drink

Spain’s greatest food fight is about to launch


Cyber safety in Cordoba…one beer at a time

Cyber safety in Cordoba…one beer at a time thumbnail

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead

A social group to promote internet security


First female composers’ workshop to be held in Cadiz

First female composers’ workshop to be held in Cadiz thumbnail

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Granada Lead2

the Andalucian Musical Documentation Association helps fight unequal representation in classical music.


Spain’s new favourite export to the US… teachers!

Spain’s new favourite export to the US… teachers! thumbnail

August 25, 2014 | Andalucia Features Lead2 OP-Xtreme

Oklahoma is recruiting Spanish staff


National News »

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

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

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

Merkel and Rajoy complete Camino de Santiago pilgrimage thumbnail

Merkel and Rajoy complete Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

August 25, 2014

The two leaders are now sitting down to political discussions following the scenic trek

Spain’s political parties sink deep in debt thumbnail

Spain’s political parties sink deep in debt

August 24, 2014

Nine organisations owe more than €1 million

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

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, Food & Drink »

Tomatina ready to kick off: Let the chaos begin thumbnail

Tomatina ready to kick off: Let the chaos begin

August 26, 2014

Spain’s greatest food fight is about to launch

Health »

A walk a day helps keep breast cancer away thumbnail

A walk a day helps keep breast cancer away

August 26, 2014

Research has found women who are active for four hours a week are less likely to develop breast cancer

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 »

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

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steve: Last night I wanted to book bristol malaga I went on sky scanner and was quoted £130...

Mapping the drifters: Free love and the Costa del Sol travel bug

11 hours 35 minutes ago

mark: Really good piece and interesting read, thanks for putting it up

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

12 hours 15 minutes ago

sonmaties: Further to the above, surely the Notaries and the Spanish Lawyers participated in the act of tax evasion...

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

12 hours 31 minutes ago

sonmaties: Jean. I meant that it should have been resolved a long time ago if that had been achieved. Meaning no need...

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

13 hours 13 minutes ago

kb: Why the question marks? I DID not put them there.

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

13 hours 16 minutes ago

kb: Agree with Fred.????

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

14 hours 13 minutes ago

TigerEasy: “Rajoy added he would expect David Cameron to do the same (veto) if...

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

14 hours 41 minutes ago

sophie: The reactions to this article are completely understandable and justifiable. It unquestionably misleads the...

Mapping the drifters: Free love and the Costa del Sol travel bug

15 hours 2 minutes ago

MR. TOM FERGUSON: HI, I HAVE LIVED HERE ON THE COAST FOR THE LAST 46 YEARS AND KNEW HARRY HUBERT...

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

16 hours 17 minutes ago

jean leftwick: Sonmates are you saying there was a communication from the CNMV informing the Notaries of the...

Inheritance Tax scrapped in Catalunya

16 hours 25 minutes ago

lynette Hunwick: Dear Sir/Madam I am very confussed over the inheritance Tax in the paper it states inheritance tax scrapped...

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

16 hours 52 minutes ago

Fred: “he was left disappointed at the lack of respect shown to him by Spanish officers” We know, your...

Expats still awaiting compensation two years after horror Mijas fire

18 hours 54 minutes ago

stefanjo: Would a forest fire be excluded from insurance? You can bet they’d find a way....

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

19 hours 1 minute ago

stefanjo: An easy mistake to make…

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

19 hours 8 minutes ago

catherine ryle: grow up, king of morocco!



“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 »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hiding Costa del Sol fraudster Nigel Goldman doorstepped by a new victim in the UK

May 21, 2014 | Andalucia, Lead, Malaga

In sensational video overweight conman admits he owes ‘lots of people’ money

Pigeon racing debut for Costa del Sol

February 22, 2013 | Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga

Around 750 birds expected to take part in the International Derby

Nerja golf plans slammed by locals

January 22, 2014 | Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga

Nature lovers still hope to bunker plans for a golf macroproject to be built near natural park

Daylight robbery at border crossing

August 31, 2010 | Andalucia, Photo

With his controversial plan to charge every car five euros to cross the border of La Linea, Alejandro Sanchez is being seen as a bandit

Orange cuts Spanish broadband costs in half

April 30, 2014 | Andalucia, Business & Finance

It’s a bold move for the network provider