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Female fiction writers compile anthology for Movember thumbnail

Female fiction writers compile anthology for Movember

October 31, 2014 | Andalucia

A group of writers are publishing an anthology to pay tribute to the men in their lives and raise funds for prostate cancer

Fuengirola puts an erotic spin on its tapas thumbnail

Fuengirola puts an erotic spin on its tapas

October 30, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

The sixth annual erotic tapa route in Fuengirola is about to be launched again

Cueva del Gato could finally open to the public in Benaojan thumbnail

Cueva del Gato could finally open to the public in Benaojan

October 30, 2014 | Andalucia La Cultura Malaga

Malaga is masterminding a dramatic new project

New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism thumbnail

New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism

October 30, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Sport

Locals have complained about Almeria’s new Golf El Toyo academy

Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas thumbnail

Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas

October 29, 2014 | Andalucia Malaga

Junta opens case against overcrowded Kim’s Animal Rescue Centre following Olive Press expose

El Clegg dons feminist t-shirt quoting Spanish wife’s influence thumbnail

El Clegg dons feminist t-shirt quoting Spanish wife’s influence

October 29, 2014 | National News

The deputy Prime Minister used a classic Spanish phrase when he got onto the subject of feminism

Olive Press Insight

Former miners’ union leader explains €1.4 million overseas fortune as inheritance thumbnail

Former miners’ union leader explains €1.4 million overseas fortune as inheritance

October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Disgraced Socialist Jose Angel Fernandez Villa insists he got the money from his mother

Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court thumbnail Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

October 30, 2014 | Business & Finance Lead

Including five former mayors and a French energy executive

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin set to house-hunt in Spain thumbnail Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin set to house-hunt in Spain

October 30, 2014 | Lead National News

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is set to house-hunt here, after falling in love with Madrid… and even its paparazzi

German doctor facing legal action over treatment of elderly Alzheimer’s patient thumbnail German doctor facing legal action over treatment of elderly Alzheimer’s patient

October 29, 2014 | Andalucia Crime & Law Health Lead Malaga

EXCLUSIVE: Expat doctor accused of wrongly giving €26,500 cancer treatment to elderly member of the billionaire Swarovski clan, by Tom Powell

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy apologies for PP corruption for the first time thumbnail Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy apologies for PP corruption for the first time

October 28, 2014 | Lead National News

Just the day after mass arrests across the country, the PM pledges to do more to stamp out corruption

UPDATE: Former Bankia chief axed from his role within the PP thumbnail UPDATE: Former Bankia chief axed from his role within the PP

October 28, 2014 | Lead National News

Rodrigo Rato has been suspended from his role within the country’s ruling party following expenses scandal allegations

BREAKING: 51 arrested in raids across Spain in massive anti-corruption crackdown thumbnail BREAKING: 51 arrested in raids across Spain in massive anti-corruption crackdown

October 27, 2014 | Lead National News

Politicians and businessmen arrested in Guardia Civil macro operation

Man left to die at Madrid airport amid Ebola fear thumbnail Man left to die at Madrid airport amid Ebola fear

October 27, 2014 | Lead National News

A Nigerian man was left trembling on the floor at Madrid-Barajas airport for over an hour as airport staff feared he had Ebola

Spanish teachers suffer massive pay cuts thumbnail Spanish teachers suffer massive pay cuts

October 26, 2014 | Lead National News

Compared to EU neighbours, Spanish teachers are seeing massive pay cuts

UK government launches crackdown on ‘abroad fraud’ in Spain thumbnail UK government launches crackdown on ‘abroad fraud’ in Spain

October 25, 2014 | Lead National News

More than €100 million was lost to benefit thieves cheating the system from abroad last year alone

Another former PP official to be grilled over corruption claims in High Court thumbnail Another former PP official to be grilled over corruption claims in High Court

October 24, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Angel Acebes allegedly used money from the PP’s secret fund to purchase shares in an online media group

Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE thumbnail Former mining union leader has 24 hours to defend his hidden fortune or face expulsion from PSOE

October 23, 2014 | Lead National News

Jose Angel Fernandez Villa – currently in hospital – must explain his €1.4 million secret stash

Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in thumbnail Game of Thrones production likely to return to Andalucia while Sevilla plans to cash in

October 22, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Sevilla

HBO have praised the support the production team have received from government authorities while Sevilla will have guided tours of filming locations

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship thumbnail Spain’s former King Juan Carlos supported Argentine dictatorship

October 22, 2014 | Lead National News

Spain’s royal house exchanged medals and gifts for political favours with an Argentine dictatorship

New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism thumbnail

Sport »

New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism

October 30, 2014

Locals have complained about Almeria’s new Golf El Toyo academy

Spain in Pictures »

Spaniard wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year thumbnail

Spaniard wins Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

October 30, 2014

A Spanish 8-year-old impressed judges with his scorpion shot

Andalucia News »

Female fiction writers compile anthology for Movember

Female fiction writers compile anthology for Movember thumbnail

October 31, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2

A group of writers are publishing an anthology to pay tribute to the men in their lives and raise funds for prostate cancer


Two interior designers are taking the Costa del Sol by storm

Two interior designers are taking the Costa del Sol by storm thumbnail

October 30, 2014 | Malaga Property

Estuco Interiors’ designers Chris Poveromo and Christel Jurgensen are making a name for themselves along the coast


Fuengirola puts an erotic spin on its tapas

Fuengirola puts an erotic spin on its tapas thumbnail

October 30, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

The sixth annual erotic tapa route in Fuengirola is about to be launched again


Cueva del Gato could finally open to the public in Benaojan

Cueva del Gato could finally open to the public in Benaojan thumbnail

October 30, 2014 | Andalucia La Cultura Lead2 Malaga

Malaga is masterminding a dramatic new project


New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism

New golf academy in Almeria comes under criticism thumbnail

October 30, 2014 | Almeria Andalucia Lead2 Sport

Locals have complained about Almeria’s new Golf El Toyo academy


Walking the road to El Valero: home of expat author Chris Stewart

Walking the road to El Valero: home of expat author Chris Stewart thumbnail

October 30, 2014 | Andalucia Features Food & Drink Travel

Most expats are familiar with Chris Stewart’s idyllic adventures, published in four best-selling books. So when he invited The Olive Press to his stunning farm El Valero as part of a new walking holiday, Tom Powell couldn’t wait to dust off his hiking boots


Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas

Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas thumbnail

October 29, 2014 | Andalucia Lead2 Malaga

Junta opens case against overcrowded Kim’s Animal Rescue Centre following Olive Press expose


National News »

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin set to house-hunt in Spain thumbnail

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin set to house-hunt in Spain

October 30, 2014

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is set to house-hunt here, after falling in love with Madrid… and even its paparazzi

El Clegg dons feminist t-shirt quoting Spanish wife’s influence thumbnail

El Clegg dons feminist t-shirt quoting Spanish wife’s influence

October 29, 2014

The deputy Prime Minister used a classic Spanish phrase when he got onto the subject of feminism

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy apologies for PP corruption for the first time thumbnail

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy apologies for PP corruption for the first time

October 28, 2014

Just the day after mass arrests across the country, the PM pledges to do more to stamp out corruption

UPDATE: Former Bankia chief axed from his role within the PP thumbnail

UPDATE: Former Bankia chief axed from his role within the PP

October 28, 2014

Rodrigo Rato has been suspended from his role within the country’s ruling party following expenses scandal allegations

Blind crew sails around Spain thumbnail

Blind crew sails around Spain

October 27, 2014

A team of 30 blind or visually impaired sailors set sail from Alicante for Barcelona






Business & Finance, Lead »

Former miners’ union leader explains €1.4 million overseas fortune as inheritance thumbnail

Former miners’ union leader explains €1.4 million overseas fortune as inheritance

October 31, 2014

Disgraced Socialist Jose Angel Fernandez Villa insists he got the money from his mother

Belinda Beckett: Mistress of Sizzle, Columnists »

The purgatory of language limbo thumbnail

The purgatory of language limbo

October 31, 2014

A little Spanish can be a dangerous thing, warns Belinda Beckett, ‘Mistress of Sizzle’, in the first of a two-parter

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Celebrity »

Roman Abramovich’s daughter scoops first place in Valencia equestrian event thumbnail

Roman Abramovich’s daughter scoops first place in Valencia equestrian event

October 30, 2014

Sofia Abramovich is making a name for herself in Spain

Business & Finance, Lead »

Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court thumbnail

Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

October 30, 2014

Including five former mayors and a French energy executive

Olive Press Opinion »

Standing up for equality: Nick Clegg supports Feminism thumbnail

Standing up for equality: Nick Clegg supports Feminism

October 30, 2014

Nick Clegg shows his support for gender equality



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Latest Reader Comments »

Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats

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Two interior designers are taking the Costa del Sol by storm

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Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

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German doctor facing legal action over treatment of elderly Alzheimer’s patient

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Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy apologies for PP corruption for the first time

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Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

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Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

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Two interior designers are taking the Costa del Sol by storm

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Walking the road to El Valero: home of expat author Chris Stewart

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Of 51 arrested in country-wide raids, 17 summoned to Madrid court

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Podemos: Can they or can’t they?

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Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas

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Last chance saloon for Kim’s Animal Rescue in Mijas

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El Clegg dons feminist t-shirt quoting Spanish wife’s influence

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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 »

Rail services cut throughout Spain

June 1, 2013 | Andalucia, National News, Travel

Austerity measures see a third of medium distance train services slashed with 1.6m passengers affected

Account probe

October 9, 2012 | News in Brief

Details of Gibraltar bank accounts have been handed to a Spanish judge investigating an alleged corruption scandal involving members of Spain’s PP party.

Priest searches for long-lost twin brother after grandmother’s dying confession

October 12, 2014 | Lead2, National News

A dying Romanian grandmother reveals she sold one of her son’s twins 30 years ago, sparking a man-hunt for the missing twin

The Euesdens stole my newspaper claims British journalist

January 28, 2014 | Almeria, Andalucia, Lead

Euro Weekly News publishers failed to pay monies due at conclusion of a three-year buyout deal, claims expat journalist

Belarus children have healthy holiday in Andalucia

July 30, 2012 | Andalucia, Features, OP-Xtreme

Many children from the Eastern European country are being hosted by Andalucian families for the summer