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Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Sport

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup

Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna thumbnail

Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Sevilla

Game of Thrones casting due to start September 2 in Osuna

Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup thumbnail

Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Sport

After back-to-back victories hosts Spain face group rivals Brazil in Granada

Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion! thumbnail

Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion!

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Huelva

Carolina Marín from Huelva becomes the first Spaniard to steal gold at the Badminton World Championships by defeating Olympic Games champion Li Xuerui

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off thumbnail

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Features Granada Malaga

Police seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish and arrest five people following an emergency call by a concerned citizen

Contador and Valverde in the hunt for red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana thumbnail

Contador and Valverde in the hunt for red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana

September 1, 2014 | Sport

Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador keep the pressure on race leader Nairo Quintana in the Vuelta a Espana

UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla thumbnail

UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla

September 1, 2014 | 7 Comments

The UK’s Ambassador to Spain defends his actions after accusations that he held a secret meeting with the Junta de Andalucia which excluded Gibraltar

UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday thumbnail UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Brett King, 51, and his wife Naghemeh, 45, fled to Spain with their five-year-old son who has a brain tumour

Malaga hospital activates Ebola protocols following possible outbreak thumbnail Malaga hospital activates Ebola protocols following possible outbreak

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Malaga’s regional hospital has placed a Nigerian man in isolation after displaying symptoms of the Ebola virus

UPDATE: Missing British boy Ashya King found near Malaga as family issues explanatory video thumbnail UPDATE: Missing British boy Ashya King found near Malaga as family issues explanatory video

August 30, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Police have confirmed that Ashya King, the missing five-year-old who has a brain tumour, has been found at the Hostal Esperanza de Benajarafe, Malaga in Spain

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire thumbnail Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

August 29, 2014 | Lead National News

A Devonshire woman stole more than £55,000 in benefit claims by hiding her Spanish property empire

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line thumbnail Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line

August 28, 2014 | Lead National News

Fashion retailer Zara has apologised after releasing a child’s outfit which resembled a holocaust uniform

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge thumbnail Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014 | Lead National News

The middle aged Belgian was taken to hospital in Girona with suspected internal injuries

King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler thumbnail King of Morocco mistaken for drug smuggler

August 26, 2014 | Lead National News

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

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

Sport »

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

September 2, 2014

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup

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 »

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup

Spain progress to last 16 of FIBA basketball World Cup thumbnail

September 2, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead2 Sport

Spain beat Brazil in Granada to reach the knock-out stages of the FIBA basketball World Cup


Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna

Game of Thrones auditions to start on Tuesday in Osuna thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Sevilla

Game of Thrones casting due to start September 2 in Osuna


UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla

UK Ambassador to Spain in Twitter outburst after ‘secret meeting’ in Sevilla thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Gibraltar Lead Sevilla

The UK’s Ambassador to Spain defends his actions after accusations that he held a secret meeting with the Junta de Andalucia which excluded Gibraltar


Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup

Spain face tough test against Brazil in basketball World Cup thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Granada Lead2 Sport

After back-to-back victories hosts Spain face group rivals Brazil in Granada


Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion!

Spain’s Carolina Marín is new badminton world champion! thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Huelva Lead2

Carolina Marín from Huelva becomes the first Spaniard to steal gold at the Badminton World Championships by defeating Olympic Games champion Li Xuerui


UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday

UPDATE: Ashya King parents extradition hearing in Madrid postponed until Tuesday thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

Brett King, 51, and his wife Naghemeh, 45, fled to Spain with their five-year-old son who has a brain tumour


Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off thumbnail

September 1, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Features Granada Lead2 Malaga

Police seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish and arrest five people following an emergency call by a concerned citizen


National News »

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire thumbnail

Fraudster claims over £55,000 in benefits despite Spanish property empire

August 29, 2014

A Devonshire woman stole more than £55,000 in benefit claims by hiding her Spanish property empire

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line thumbnail

Zara apologises for anti-Semitic clothing line

August 28, 2014

Fashion retailer Zara has apologised after releasing a child’s outfit which resembled a holocaust uniform

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge thumbnail

Man in hospital after 1,500 litres dropped on him by plane for Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014

The middle aged Belgian was taken to hospital in Girona with suspected internal injuries

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

Entertainment, Features »

DCODE Festival is set to rock with Beck, Bugg, and Bombay Bicycle Club thumbnail

DCODE Festival is set to rock with Beck, Bugg, and Bombay Bicycle Club

September 1, 2014

Amazing alternative acts gather to play at Madrid’s DCODE Festival

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, Crime & Law, Features, Granada, Lead2, Malaga »

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off thumbnail

Guardia Civil seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish in Marbella thanks to tip-off

September 1, 2014

Police seize 2.8 tonnes of hashish and arrest five people following an emergency call by a concerned citizen

Crime & Law, Features »

Canary Islands cartoonists fined thousands for poking fun at ex-prosecutor’s illegal home thumbnail

Canary Islands cartoonists fined thousands for poking fun at ex-prosecutor’s illegal home

August 31, 2014

The illegally-placed and illegally-sized home is in Lanzarote

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



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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 »

QR codes introduced as a tourism tool on the Costa del Sol

August 29, 2012 | Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga

Codes allow tourists to access special offers from local businesses along with cultural information on their phones

Malaga metro to open 12 July

July 7, 2014 | Malaga, Travel

Lines 1 and 2 trains pass testing phase

Wir sprechen Deutsch in Montejaque!

December 24, 2010 | Blogs, Paul Whitelock's View From The Mountains

I was spending my first Christmas in Montejaque. When we went out for a few drinks, we got a proper linguistic shock – everyone was speaking German!

Passengers acuse Ryanair of lying

March 3, 2009 | Granada

Fog of confusion as Ryanair accused of lying over suspicious cancellation

Catch a falling star

December 24, 2010 | Food & Drink

Tragabuches – the first restaurant in Andalucia to be awarded a Michelin star – has been stripped of its accolade due to poor performance