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Ashya King takes first unassisted steps thumbnail

Ashya King takes first unassisted steps

December 19, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Five-year-old Ashya has also shown signs that his speech is returning

Spanish construction firm to build high-speed rail in USA thumbnail

Spanish construction firm to build high-speed rail in USA

December 19, 2014 | National News

Construction firm ACS win €960,000 contract to lay 105km of high-speed track in California, USA

‘Giant vagina’ case in Malaga thrown out by judge thumbnail

‘Giant vagina’ case in Malaga thrown out by judge

December 18, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

The judge agrees an offence was committed but stops investigation as protesters cannot be identified

Google News shutdown hits Spain’s news sites hard thumbnail

Google News shutdown hits Spain’s news sites hard

December 18, 2014 | National News

Traffic to Spain’s news websites has dropped by 15% since Google News was disabled

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

Olive Press Insight

Terror alert at Partido Popular headquarters in Madrid thumbnail

Terror alert at Partido Popular headquarters in Madrid

December 19, 2014 | 1 Comments

Bankrupt businessman drives car full of ‘explosives’ into PP headquarters in Madrid

Guardia Civil murder suspect arrested in UK thumbnail Guardia Civil murder suspect arrested in UK

December 18, 2014 | Lead

British gangster Paul John Scott is wanted for the murder of fellow Brit Francis Brennan in Alicante

Gibraltar investigating racist and sexist allegations within police force thumbnail Gibraltar investigating racist and sexist allegations within police force

December 18, 2014 | Lead

The Commonwealth’s oldest law force is set to answer damning allegations

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares thumbnail Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares

December 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

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

Ander Herrera’s ‘conscience is clear’ over La Liga match fixing thumbnail

Sport »

Ander Herrera’s ‘conscience is clear’ over La Liga match fixing

December 19, 2014

Herrera is among 41 players charged with fixing a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante

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 »

Ashya King takes first unassisted steps

Ashya King takes first unassisted steps thumbnail

December 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Five-year-old Ashya has also shown signs that his speech is returning


Junta de Andalucia demand ‘floor clause’ is removed from mortgages

Junta de Andalucia demand ‘floor clause’ is removed from mortgages thumbnail

December 19, 2014 | Andalucia Business & Finance

Andalucia’s Junta is against the introduction of minimum interest rates for mortgage lenders


‘Giant vagina’ case in Malaga thrown out by judge

‘Giant vagina’ case in Malaga thrown out by judge thumbnail

December 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The judge agrees an offence was committed but stops investigation as protesters cannot be identified


Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares thumbnail

December 18, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

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


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


National News »

Terror alert at Partido Popular headquarters in Madrid thumbnail

Terror alert at Partido Popular headquarters in Madrid

December 19, 2014

Bankrupt businessman drives car full of ‘explosives’ into PP headquarters in Madrid

Spanish construction firm to build high-speed rail in USA thumbnail

Spanish construction firm to build high-speed rail in USA

December 19, 2014

Construction firm ACS win €960,000 contract to lay 105km of high-speed track in California, USA

Google News shutdown hits Spain’s news sites hard thumbnail

Google News shutdown hits Spain’s news sites hard

December 18, 2014

Traffic to Spain’s news websites has dropped by 15% since Google News was disabled

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






Andalucia, Business & Finance »

Junta de Andalucia demand ‘floor clause’ is removed from mortgages thumbnail

Junta de Andalucia demand ‘floor clause’ is removed from mortgages

December 19, 2014

Andalucia’s Junta is against the introduction of minimum interest rates for mortgage lenders

Columnists, Jack Gaioni »

Santayana said it! thumbnail

Santayana said it!

December 19, 2014

The sayings of the late, great Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, are an inspiration in these troubled times, writes Jack Gaioni

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

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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

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

Olive Press Opinion »

Protect Andalucia thumbnail

Protect Andalucia

December 19, 2014

Those entrusted to protect Andalucia’s natural heritage are pushing their power to the limit



Latest Reader Comments »

Monte Mayor golf club in Spain closes its doors

28 minutes 34 seconds ago

Phil: Paul The course has been bought by a Russian individual. It has been closed since 2011 although it was being...

Ashya King takes first unassisted steps

44 minutes 11 seconds ago

Marion: It is a little early to describe the Proton treatment as successful. Pleased to hear he is recovering his speech...

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

1 hour 3 minutes ago

Marion: There has certainly been a rash of pretend Spaniards posting recently. All under the...

Terror alert at Partido Popular headquarters in Madrid

2 hours 8 minutes ago

Fred: Such a popular government.

Protect Andalucia

2 hours 57 minutes ago

Fred: Good luck with that.

Expat campaign to ban animal circus in Manilva and Casares

4 hours 21 minutes ago

terry bunton: this woman has an obvious animal rights fundamentalist outlook. She is also very wrong,...

Monte Mayor golf club in Spain closes its doors

5 hours 34 minutes ago

Paul Hartley: We had a word with a local at Cancelada when we were there in November. He said that the Spanish...

‘Giant vagina’ case in Malaga thrown out by judge

5 hours 43 minutes ago

Christopher Rose: Spain s really going backwards under this right wing Partido Popular government but...

Gibraltar investigating racist and sexist allegations within police force

5 hours 43 minutes ago

stefanjo: Do the general public scatter live ammunition on the floor for the police to...

Google News shutdown hits Spain’s news sites hard

5 hours 46 minutes ago

Christopher Rose: It’s a bit dishonest for Google to say they make no money from news as news is also...

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

5 hours 48 minutes ago

stefanjo: Just what Luismi needs Christine, someone to defend him.

Monte Mayor golf club in Spain closes its doors

5 hours 49 minutes ago

Phil: The purchase of Monte Mayor Golf Club is now confirmed and is complete. I understand the plan is to spend...

Gibraltar investigating racist and sexist allegations within police force

17 hours 47 minutes ago

El Fifi: Any recruit selection programme of merit will push potential candidates to their...

Easyjet announces new flights between Bristol and Gibraltar

17 hours 49 minutes ago

Alec Clark: I should have said that flights to Malaga can be taken from various Scottish Airports and...

Easyjet announces new flights between Bristol and Gibraltar

17 hours 51 minutes ago

Alec Clark: The only way that Scots can fly to Gib is via London or Manchester which is neither...



“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 »

La Bella Raquel

September 27, 2010 | National News, Photo

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Painting out racism in Marbella

May 21, 2012 | Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga

IU councillors in Marbella, sick and tired of racist graffiti, took matters into their own hands

Rubbish idea

August 25, 2012 | Andalucia, Opinion

The Olive Press weighs in on the new construction projects tearing through the Spanish countryside

Remember when…

March 4, 2011 | Blogs, Calliope's Musings on Spain

South Africa to southern Spain: A moving experience for Calliope

Expat pensioners battle banking giant ‘scam’

August 21, 2014 | Andalucia, Malaga

Elderly expats crammed into Rothschild ‘scam’ case at Marbella court