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Spain to launch its first underwater museum thumbnail

Spain to launch its first underwater museum

December 18, 2014 | National News

Aquatic art in the underwater museumi meant to get locals ‘loving the planet’

Greenpeace activists dodge jail after Valencia nuclear plant break-in thumbnail

Greenpeace activists dodge jail after Valencia nuclear plant break-in

December 17, 2014 | National News

16 activists were facing the longest jail sentences ever handed to Greenpeace in Spain

Pet abandoned every three minutes in Spain thumbnail

Pet abandoned every three minutes in Spain

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia

New study reveals Spain is the worst in Europe for domestic pet abandonment

Malaga named second best city to visit in 2015 by Rough Guides thumbnail

Malaga named second best city to visit in 2015 by Rough Guides

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

The annual top ten list also includes Birmingham and New Orleans this year

Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain thumbnail

Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

December 17, 2014 | National News

The currency crash in Russia is set to impact EU’s fragile economies

Energy plant in Granada to transform toxic waste into electricity thumbnail

Energy plant in Granada to transform toxic waste into electricity

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Granada

A revolutionary new technology is to be tried out at a power plant in Granada

Olive Press Insight

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares thumbnail

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following Malaga’s decision to outlaw animal circuses, an expat wants the law rolled out along the Costa del Sol

Named and shamed: the worst MEPs in Europe thumbnail Named and shamed: the worst MEPs in Europe

December 17, 2014 | Lead National News

Racists, homophobes and drug convicts…they are a strange bunch

Fossil fuel giant Repsol slammed in climate report for South America thumbnail Fossil fuel giant Repsol slammed in climate report for South America

December 17, 2014 | Lead National News

The ‘corporate conquistadors’ are accused of causing irreparable damage to indigenous communities

Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba thumbnail Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead

Donkey dies after 150kg man broke into nativity pen and rode it

Brit receives €24,000 phone bill after losing mobile in Ibiza thumbnail Brit receives €24,000 phone bill after losing mobile in Ibiza

December 16, 2014 | Lead National News

A 21-year-old from Basingstoke was shocked to receive the mega phone bill after losing his phone in Ibiza

VIDEO: Puppies abandoned outside expat’s home thumbnail VIDEO: Puppies abandoned outside expat’s home

December 16, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Watch moving footage of the moment an English expat discovered six adandoned puppies in a cardboard box

Nigerian tissue seller discovers €16,000 in a forgotten suitcase in Sevilla thumbnail Nigerian tissue seller discovers €16,000 in a forgotten suitcase in Sevilla

December 15, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

But with true Christmas spirit he went in search of the rightful owner

San Roque mayor demands ‘urgent repairs’ for A7 coast road thumbnail San Roque mayor demands ‘urgent repairs’ for A7 coast road

December 15, 2014 | Cadiz Lead

The stretch of road between San Roque and Algeciras is full of potholes and cracks

Don’t lose your vote in Spain! thumbnail Don’t lose your vote in Spain!

December 13, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

December 30 is the cut-off date to vote in next year’s big elections, your chance for change

Super-judge Baltasar Garzon saves flamenco venues thumbnail Super-judge Baltasar Garzon saves flamenco venues

December 13, 2014 | Lead National News

Spain’s former super-judge Baltasar Garzon wades in to save flamenco institutions

Corruption claims after expats’ case against Luxembourg bank is rejected thumbnail Corruption claims after expats’ case against Luxembourg bank is rejected

December 13, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

They were given just a five day window to prepare their case against Landsbanki

All flights to London postponed thumbnail All flights to London postponed

December 12, 2014 | Lead

London airspace has been closed until 7pm after a computer failure

Expats fight to save riding school and homes in Churriana thumbnail Expats fight to save riding school and homes in Churriana

December 12, 2014 | Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Homes and disabled riding school set to be seized under ‘outrageous land grab’ plan to build homes

Google to shut down news service in Spain thumbnail Google to shut down news service in Spain

December 11, 2014 | Lead

Google to remove Spanish publications from search engine results and disable its ‘news’ feature in Spain

Has Fernando Alonso split with girlfriend? thumbnail

Sport »

Has Fernando Alonso split with girlfriend?

December 15, 2014

The F1 driver has not been seen with Russian model Dasha Kapustina for three months

Spain in Pictures »

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias immortalised taking a dump thumbnail

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias immortalised taking a dump

December 10, 2014

Pablo Iglesias joins a long list of defecating figurines which includes the likes of Gareth Bale

Andalucia News »

Pet abandoned every three minutes in Spain

Pet abandoned every three minutes in Spain thumbnail

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2

New study reveals Spain is the worst in Europe for domestic pet abandonment


Malaga named second best city to visit in 2015 by Rough Guides

Malaga named second best city to visit in 2015 by Rough Guides thumbnail

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The annual top ten list also includes Birmingham and New Orleans this year


Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba

Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba thumbnail

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Cordoba Lead

Donkey dies after 150kg man broke into nativity pen and rode it


Energy plant in Granada to transform toxic waste into electricity

Energy plant in Granada to transform toxic waste into electricity thumbnail

December 17, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead2

A revolutionary new technology is to be tried out at a power plant in Granada


VIDEO: Puppies abandoned outside expat’s home

VIDEO: Puppies abandoned outside expat’s home thumbnail

December 16, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

Watch moving footage of the moment an English expat discovered six adandoned puppies in a cardboard box


Cadiz former Salesian college director to be tried for alleged sexual abuse of 12 children

Cadiz former Salesian college director to be tried for alleged sexual abuse of 12 children thumbnail

December 16, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead2

A Salesian priest is to stand trial for allegedly sexually abusing 12 children between the age of 12 and 14


Ruben Money Exchange closing for one week over Christmas

Ruben Money Exchange closing for one week over Christmas thumbnail

December 16, 2014 | Business & Finance Malaga

The renowned firm has three offices in Torremolinos, Benalmadena Costa and Fuengirola


National News »

Spain to launch its first underwater museum thumbnail

Spain to launch its first underwater museum

December 18, 2014

Aquatic art in the underwater museumi meant to get locals ‘loving the planet’

Named and shamed: the worst MEPs in Europe thumbnail

Named and shamed: the worst MEPs in Europe

December 17, 2014

Racists, homophobes and drug convicts…they are a strange bunch

Greenpeace activists dodge jail after Valencia nuclear plant break-in thumbnail

Greenpeace activists dodge jail after Valencia nuclear plant break-in

December 17, 2014

16 activists were facing the longest jail sentences ever handed to Greenpeace in Spain

Fossil fuel giant Repsol slammed in climate report for South America thumbnail

Fossil fuel giant Repsol slammed in climate report for South America

December 17, 2014

The ‘corporate conquistadors’ are accused of causing irreparable damage to indigenous communities

Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain thumbnail

Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

December 17, 2014

The currency crash in Russia is set to impact EU’s fragile economies






Features, La Cultura »

British artists’ reactions to Spanish Civil War in UK exhibition thumbnail

British artists’ reactions to Spanish Civil War in UK exhibition

December 18, 2014

Bloodied sketches to campaign posters highlight the horror of war

Columnists »

All fired-up thumbnail

All fired-up

December 17, 2014

British School of Marbella headteacher Miss Kirkham tells of big days out

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Business & Finance, Malaga »

Ruben Money Exchange closing for one week over Christmas thumbnail

Ruben Money Exchange closing for one week over Christmas

December 16, 2014

The renowned firm has three offices in Torremolinos, Benalmadena Costa and Fuengirola

Property »

Diana Morales Properties team up with global leader Knight Frank thumbnail

Diana Morales Properties team up with global leader Knight Frank

December 15, 2014

DM Properties named the exclusive Marbella associate

Olive Press Opinion »

Bumbling blunders thumbnail

Bumbling blunders

December 16, 2014

Ridley Scott’s odd response to racist allegations



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VIDEO: Puppies abandoned outside expat’s home

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Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba

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Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

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Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

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Pet abandoned every three minutes in Spain

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Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba

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Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

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Fossil fuel giant Repsol slammed in climate report for South America

14 hours 15 minutes ago

Stuart Crawford: Repsol – Spanish – hav’nt they been doing that for about...

Nativity donkey ‘squashed to death’ in Cordoba

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Brit receives €24,000 phone bill after losing mobile in Ibiza

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Russian rouble crash to have knock on effect in Spain

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Named and shamed: the worst MEPs in Europe

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Spain has most endangered species in Europe

16 hours 12 minutes ago

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Brit receives €24,000 phone bill after losing mobile in Ibiza

16 hours 22 minutes ago

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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 »

Spanish cinema visits take a tumble

September 24, 2013 | Andalucia, Features, La Cultura

People are choosing to spend their time away from the movies

Dutch holidaymaker goes missing in Spain

June 23, 2011 | Andalucia, Malaga

Mary-Anne Goossens has not been seen since June 16

Beware the apprentice

May 10, 2010 | Andalucia, National News

Ferran Adria loses out to former trainee in restaurant ratings but Spain still dominates

Cocaine haul foiled

May 2, 2009 | Malaga

A British man based on the Costa del Sol has admitted attempting to import 675 million euros of cocaine into the UK

PP set to abandon Spain’s controversial abortion reforms

September 16, 2014 | Lead, National News

Mariano’s PP about to U-turn, allegedly motivated by electoral concerns