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ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus thumbnail

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus

July 24, 2014 | National News

The jihadist terrorist group ISIS has made Spain a target in a video broadcast

Australian tourist’s thigh ripped open by bull in Pamplona thumbnail

Australian tourist’s thigh ripped open by bull in Pamplona

July 24, 2014 |

The annual bull-running festival leaves dozens injured

Paris Hilton’s one night in Marbella thumbnail

Paris Hilton’s one night in Marbella

July 24, 2014 | Malaga

The American heiress is set to DJ at Olivia Valere nightclub

Missing art at Madrid’s Prado Museum thumbnail

Missing art at Madrid’s Prado Museum

July 24, 2014 | National News

885 pieces have disappeared after a long history of collection shuffling

Family feud shakes up Vega Sicilia winery thumbnail

Family feud shakes up Vega Sicilia winery

July 23, 2014 | National News

The family has been upset by the 87-year-old David Alvarez’ younger new wife

FACT: Spain is deliberately causing Gibraltar border queues thumbnail

FACT: Spain is deliberately causing Gibraltar border queues

July 23, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Gibraltar

The recently launched Frontier Monitoring Programme has provided undeniable proof

New evidence lands Princess Cristina in hot water thumbnail

New evidence lands Princess Cristina in hot water

July 24, 2014 | 1 Comments

Emails suggest the King’s sister was aware of all her husband’s dodgy dealings

BREAKING NEWS: Spanish aircraft missing after takeoff in Algeria    thumbnail BREAKING NEWS: Spanish aircraft missing after takeoff in Algeria  

July 24, 2014 | Lead National News

Contact was lost with flight AH 5017 after a change of course because of ‘poor visibility’

Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests thumbnail Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests

July 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead National News

A whopping 68% increase of Britons arrested for drugs, majority in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: Expat truffle farmer in hot water over unpaid debt claims thumbnail EXCLUSIVE: Expat truffle farmer in hot water over unpaid debt claims

July 23, 2014 | Lead

The controversial truffle plantation has left many investors worried – including a scientist seen on Dragon’s Den

Exclusive Olive Press investigation sparks changes for foreigner safety thumbnail Exclusive Olive Press investigation sparks changes for foreigner safety

July 23, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Steps are now being taken in Marbella, and even across Spain

One year on from Spain’s fatal Santiago train crash and still no justice for victims thumbnail One year on from Spain’s fatal Santiago train crash and still no justice for victims

July 23, 2014 | Lead National News

Friends and family of victims are refusing to attend memorial ceremony

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action thumbnail Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

July 22, 2014 | Lead National News

EU planning sanctions against Russia after tragic shooting down of passenger jet MH17

The World Trade Center brand has finally landed in Gibraltar thumbnail The World Trade Center brand has finally landed in Gibraltar

July 22, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

Construction was officially launched by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’ thumbnail Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

July 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Study finds ‘second generation immigrants’ do not feel discriminated against like their parents do

British Airways and Iberia to make massive job cuts thumbnail British Airways and Iberia to make massive job cuts

July 20, 2014 | Lead National News

The decision follows massive losses within the companies from previous years

The Malaga Metro: A timeline thumbnail The Malaga Metro: A timeline

July 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The Malaga Metro will be free on 30 July, its first day of operation

Dispute between UK and Spain over vessels in Gibraltar port    thumbnail Dispute between UK and Spain over vessels in Gibraltar port  

July 19, 2014 | Gibraltar Lead

Both the British and Spanish ambassadors have been summoned to resolve the issue

Cilla Black’s Costa del Sol villa damaged by fire thumbnail Cilla Black’s Costa del Sol villa damaged by fire

July 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The TV host is visiting her Estepona home early this year to oversee repairs

Is Barcelona still the world’s next Amsterdam? thumbnail Is Barcelona still the world’s next Amsterdam?

July 18, 2014 | Lead National News

The government establishes a moratorium on legal cannabis clubs, which have spread all the way to the coast

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol? thumbnail

Sport »

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol?

July 24, 2014

Club Mistral is bringing stand-up paddle-boarding to the Costa del Sol, Tom Powell went to check out the new fitness craze and see if he could keep his balance

Spain in Pictures »

PHOTO: Teenagers’ Queen Letizia selfie goes viral thumbnail

PHOTO: Teenagers’ Queen Letizia selfie goes viral

July 21, 2014

Two teenage girls grabbed the picture after chatting with the ‘very friendly’ Queen

Andalucia News »

New evidence lands Princess Cristina in hot water

New evidence lands Princess Cristina in hot water thumbnail

July 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Emails suggest the King’s sister was aware of all her husband’s dodgy dealings


Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella thumbnail

July 24, 2014 | Andalucia Food & Drink Malaga Travel

The 2015 guide will be unveiled November 19th.


Paris Hilton’s one night in Marbella

Paris Hilton’s one night in Marbella thumbnail

July 24, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

The American heiress is set to DJ at Olivia Valere nightclub


Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests

Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests thumbnail

July 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead National News

A whopping 68% increase of Britons arrested for drugs, majority in Spain


Arrests in Almeria follow ‘accidental’ murder

Arrests in Almeria follow ‘accidental’ murder thumbnail

July 24, 2014 | Almeria Crime & Law

Three have been detained for alleged involvement in shooting


FACT: Spain is deliberately causing Gibraltar border queues

FACT: Spain is deliberately causing Gibraltar border queues thumbnail

July 23, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Gibraltar Lead2

The recently launched Frontier Monitoring Programme has provided undeniable proof


VIDEO: The deadly Santiago train crash, captured on trackside camera

VIDEO: The deadly Santiago train crash, captured on trackside camera thumbnail

July 23, 2014 | Andalucia News Feature

It is one year since 79 people died in the horrific train crash


National News »

BREAKING NEWS: Spanish aircraft missing after takeoff in Algeria    thumbnail

BREAKING NEWS: Spanish aircraft missing after takeoff in Algeria  

July 24, 2014

Contact was lost with flight AH 5017 after a change of course because of ‘poor visibility’

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus thumbnail

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus

July 24, 2014

The jihadist terrorist group ISIS has made Spain a target in a video broadcast

Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests thumbnail

Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests

July 24, 2014

A whopping 68% increase of Britons arrested for drugs, majority in Spain

Missing art at Madrid’s Prado Museum thumbnail

Missing art at Madrid’s Prado Museum

July 24, 2014

885 pieces have disappeared after a long history of collection shuffling

Family feud shakes up Vega Sicilia winery thumbnail

Family feud shakes up Vega Sicilia winery

July 23, 2014

The family has been upset by the 87-year-old David Alvarez’ younger new wife

Andalucia, Food & Drink, Malaga, Travel »

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella thumbnail

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella

July 24, 2014

The 2015 guide will be unveiled November 19th.

Antonio Flores: Legal Problems, Columnists »

Ways to tackle Spanish property transfer tax thumbnail

Ways to tackle Spanish property transfer tax

July 24, 2014

With the tax rate going higher and higher, columnist Antonio Flores looks at ways to get around it

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News Feature, Sport »

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol? thumbnail

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol?

July 24, 2014

Club Mistral is bringing stand-up paddle-boarding to the Costa del Sol, Tom Powell went to check out the new fitness craze and see if he could keep his balance

Crime & Law, Features »

Colombian drug lord arrested in Alicante thumbnail

Colombian drug lord arrested in Alicante

July 24, 2014

Nicknamed the Rat, Hernan Alonso Villa faces extradition back to Colombia

Olive Press Opinion »

Spanish authorities need to acknowledge the reality of drink-spiking thumbnail

Spanish authorities need to acknowledge the reality of drink-spiking

July 9, 2014

While we ignore the problem, rapists and thieves are walking free



Latest Reader Comments »

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus

1 hour 10 minutes ago

tim: I do not think any European country needs fear ISIS. That bunch of muppets couldn’t fight their way out of a paper...

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol?

2 hours 37 minutes ago

Fred: Tom covers all the important stories ;)

Michelin restaurant guide to be launched in Marbella

2 hours 40 minutes ago

Fred: “no less than three Michelin starred restaurants.” Dani Garcia? Is that the guy who tried to...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

2 hours 43 minutes ago

Fred: @EnglishDampSquid, you, like so many others, are confusing hate...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

2 hours 59 minutes ago

mark: @Derek I am just telling it as I see it and yes there are wonderful...

New evidence lands Princess Cristina in hot water

3 hours 2 minutes ago

Fred: The leaked video of her testimony was a sequence of arrogant monosyllabic “don’t...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

3 hours 41 minutes ago

mark: Ok so Fuengirola is more like Margate than say London but it is...

Massive increase in Brits abroad drug arrests

3 hours 59 minutes ago

stefanjo: Peter: Why? Whose body is it anyway? As for this nonsense about “cannibal”. It’s just...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat truffle farmer in hot water over unpaid debt claims

4 hours 35 minutes ago

anna: The last time I saw Wendy she tried to sell me some Easter Island statues!! How anyone...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat truffle farmer in hot water over unpaid debt claims

4 hours 55 minutes ago

Jimmy: The woman owes me and two other lads €10,000 for building work and the builders...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

6 hours 51 minutes ago

tim: I totally agree with Mark. Ignorance, stupidity, and the lack of an...

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus

6 hours 56 minutes ago

Reap: BTW, that bomb maker they let out of prison went back to Algeria, where this plane has gone missing today.

ISIS: Our bid to retake Al Andalus

6 hours 58 minutes ago

Reap: What surprised me was when they let the bomb maker out of prison or maybe the supplier of parts for the Madrid bomb. In my...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

7 hours 3 minutes ago

Reap: My Wife often states that speaking Spanish is not always good as...

Three quarters of child expats integrate into Spanish life ‘without problems’

7 hours 37 minutes ago

Fred: I thought Mark’s ‘rant’ was the best ever post on...



“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 »

Violent video games harmful for teenagers

October 22, 2012 | OP-Xtreme

Too much time spent on video games could lead to young people growing up to be agressive adults

Feliz Navidad!

December 23, 2010 | Blogs, Caitlyn Slivinski's The Half Of It

“I’m finding out that Christmas in Spain is about Jesus, not Santa”

Over half million Spanish homeowners owe more than their property is worth

January 29, 2014 | Andalucia, Lead, Property

Mortgages are worth more than many of the properties the loans were intended to pay for

Spanish burglars forced to call cops half way through robbery

April 3, 2011 | Crime & Law

EXCLUSIVE: Robbers pinned to floor by expat’s guard dogs

Baby boy for Shakira and Pique in Barcelona

January 23, 2013 | Celebrity, Lead2, National News

The couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and both mother and child are in excellent health