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New Torre del Mar festival is booming success thumbnail

New Torre del Mar festival is booming success

July 22, 2014 | Malaga

Velez-Malaga has begun planning the second Weekend Beach festival after its debut success

Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’ thumbnail

Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’

July 22, 2014 | Malaga Sport

Willy Caballero returned from new club Manchester City to say goodbye to fans and team-mates

Tarifa property worth more than exclusive Marbella thumbnail

Tarifa property worth more than exclusive Marbella

July 21, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz

Rapidly rising real estate prices give Marbs a run for its money

PHOTO: Teenagers’ Queen Letizia selfie goes viral thumbnail

PHOTO: Teenagers’ Queen Letizia selfie goes viral

July 21, 2014 | Photo

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

Spanish king and Iranian ambassador discuss the future    thumbnail

Spanish king and Iranian ambassador discuss the future  

July 21, 2014 | National News

The newly appointed ambassador has high hopes for the two nations

Three new inflatable water parks open in Fuengirola thumbnail

Three new inflatable water parks open in Fuengirola

July 20, 2014 | Malaga

The town has become the second place in Malaga to boast the parks, after Marbella

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action thumbnail

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

July 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

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

Spain demands answers after Malaysia passenger jet ‘blown out of the sky’ thumbnail Spain demands answers after Malaysia passenger jet ‘blown out of the sky’

July 18, 2014 | Lead National News

A total of 298 people – including ten Brits – died in the disaster

Historic court ruling launches fraud investigation into Landsbanki bank thumbnail Historic court ruling launches fraud investigation into Landsbanki bank

July 17, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

Victory in expat victims group’s ‘quest for justice’

Barcelona beaches closed to public after shark sightings thumbnail Barcelona beaches closed to public after shark sightings

July 17, 2014 | Lead National News

The six beaches have since been reopened, after authorities failed to find the three sharks

Catalan anti-independence movement receives nationwide support thumbnail Catalan anti-independence movement receives nationwide support

July 16, 2014 | Lead National News

The movement is backed by prominent personalities and a large percentage of Spanish citizens

Chiclana expats up-in-arms after ‘overcharging’ for IBI property tax thumbnail Chiclana expats up-in-arms after ‘overcharging’ for IBI property tax

July 15, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead

IBI Real is demanding the town hall take action

Spain’s Supreme Court to hear appeals for Marbella’s Malaya Case thumbnail Spain’s Supreme Court to hear appeals for Marbella’s Malaya Case

July 14, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

The €2.4 billion fraud scandal saw Andalucia’s largest ever trial – so a big new court had to be built for the hearing

Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’ thumbnail

Sport »

Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’

July 22, 2014

Willy Caballero returned from new club Manchester City to say goodbye to fans and team-mates

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 Torre del Mar festival is booming success

New Torre del Mar festival is booming success thumbnail

July 22, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

Velez-Malaga has begun planning the second Weekend Beach festival after its debut success


Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’

Former Malaga CF goalkeeper Caballero returns to say ‘goodbye’ thumbnail

July 22, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga Sport

Willy Caballero returned from new club Manchester City to say goodbye to fans and team-mates


Tarifa property worth more than exclusive Marbella

Tarifa property worth more than exclusive Marbella thumbnail

July 21, 2014 | Andalucia Cadiz Lead2

Rapidly rising real estate prices give Marbs a run for its money


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

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

July 21, 2014 | Andalucia Lead

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


Three new inflatable water parks open in Fuengirola

Three new inflatable water parks open in Fuengirola thumbnail

July 20, 2014 | Lead2 Malaga

The town has become the second place in Malaga to boast the parks, after Marbella


The Malaga Metro: A timeline

The Malaga Metro: A timeline thumbnail

July 20, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

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


Cilla Black’s Costa del Sol villa damaged by fire

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

July 19, 2014 | Andalucia Lead Malaga

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


National News »

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action thumbnail

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

July 22, 2014

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

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas thumbnail

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas

July 21, 2014

Reus has defied a Supreme Court ruling and banned full face veils in public areas

Spanish king and Iranian ambassador discuss the future    thumbnail

Spanish king and Iranian ambassador discuss the future  

July 21, 2014

The newly appointed ambassador has high hopes for the two nations

British Airways and Iberia to make massive job cuts thumbnail

British Airways and Iberia to make massive job cuts

July 20, 2014

The decision follows massive losses within the companies from previous years

Is Barcelona still the world’s next Amsterdam? thumbnail

Is Barcelona still the world’s next Amsterdam?

July 18, 2014

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

Entertainment, Features »

Game of Thrones starlet to appear in cutting edge Spanish TV series    thumbnail

Game of Thrones starlet to appear in cutting edge Spanish TV series  

July 22, 2014

A new sci-fi show premiering in Spain will feature the hit HBO actress’s wicked talent

Adam Neale: Property Insider, Columnists »

Useful Spanish property tools for buyers and sellers are just a click away thumbnail

Useful Spanish property tools for buyers and sellers are just a click away

July 17, 2014

If you’re thinking about buying or selling property in Spain, one of the first, and best, places to start is online. Here are some of the most useful sites on the Internet…

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Crime & Law, National News »

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas thumbnail

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas

July 21, 2014

Reus has defied a Supreme Court ruling and banned full face veils in public areas

Features, Food & Drink »

Spain’s cocktail revolution could be here to stay thumbnail

Spain’s cocktail revolution could be here to stay

July 19, 2014

And women are leading the charge

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 »

Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

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Fred: We can’t upset the goose that laid the golden visa lol.

Tarifa property worth more than exclusive Marbella

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

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Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

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Spanish economic recovery in danger as Europe considers Russia action

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EnglishDampSquid: Actually it would be Holland hit hard by such a measure. Guess who is...

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas

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EnglishDampSquid: There is no need for such an extreme measure – we don’t ban nuns or monks do we?...

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

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Dispute between UK and Spain over vessels in Gibraltar port  

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BritBob: Gibraltar’s territorial waters. The ICJ Gulf of Maine case confirmed that...

Will new airport force Granada departures?

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Bing Dong: A “mass exodus of airlines” = P U L E A S E !! There are only 2.5 airlines currently working...

The World Trade Center brand has finally landed in Gibraltar

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Sr Margallo: But But But …. can, can (shhh Artur Mas) we have it back please.. Well don’t...

Dispute between UK and Spain over vessels in Gibraltar port  

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Ted: Wish I had been a fly on the wall when the King of Morocco asked the new King of Spain for the...

Catalan town is Spain’s first to ban burqas

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rob: I agree they should be banned for security reasons

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Jane, UK: The other week, a leading Oxford Muslim academic wrote an article prompting Britain to do so. He cited...

Spain’s cocktail revolution could be here to stay

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stefanjo: It’s just another way of pushing the same old drug. Alcohol. Put it in a fancy frock and...



“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 »

Gold-plated readers

November 2, 2011 | Opinion

Our online readership is getting bigger each week

Hauling ass… or, what I’m willing to do for publicity!

August 2, 2012 | Blogs, Calliope's Musings on Spain

The printer jokingly suggested I travel by donkey to collect the first print run of the cookbook. So, wearing the traditional costume of 200 years ago, I rode sixteen kilometres over the mountains from Montejaque to Ronda. Now that is one sore ass … and my bum is hurting, too

Reservoir levels up (and down)

January 12, 2009 | Andalucia

The New Year rains mean 2008 ends with the an increase on last year, but some reservoirs are still down 12 per cent on 2007

Dragon Tattoo girl chooses Gibraltar

February 26, 2012 | Entertainment, Gibraltar

The Rock takes centre stage with cameo role in blockbuster film starring Daniel Craig

Fighting for justice

November 3, 2012 | Opinion

Battle to get lawyer struck off is taking far too long