Top 10 Olive Press campaigns

Launched in 2006, the Olive Press is Andalucia’s only campaigning newspaper. Here we look back at some highlights from the first ten years...

LAST UPDATED: 29 Nov, 2016 @ 06:27
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ALGECIRAS: Pollution concerns over Iran refinery
ALGECIRAS: Pollution concerns over Iran refinery

Chocker!

Within our first year on the Rock, the Olive Press brought the worrying levels of pollution in Gibraltar to the fore

Caged

An exposee by the Olive Press revealed how a trio of sick game hunters used a Cordoba estate to shoot tigers bought from nearby zoos and circuses

Los MerinosLos Merinos madness

Since day one, the Olive Press campaigned against the plans to rip up 100s of oak trees for a golf course in Ronda. Nine years and nearly a dozen front pages later and the plans were finally scrapped in April 2015

Saving Gerald Brenan’s casa

Eight years ago, the former residence of celebrated author Gerald Brenan in Churriana was in ruins. However, thanks to an Olive Press campaign funds were raised to save the house which has now been transformed into a museum

K.O the kickbacks

An Olive Press probe to stop the bent practice of agents giving work to lawyers if they agree to kickbacks resulted in top law firm Martinez-Echevarria being investigated by the Malaga bar association

Stop the spiking

Following an Olive Press exposee into the high number of spikings in and around Marbella, we launched our Stop the spiking campaign to raise awareness of the issue

Faro-TrafalgarBattle for Trafalgar

As German investors aimed to privatise one of Spain’s most historic sites, the Olive Press joined the campaign to keep Trafalgar lighthouse open to the public

Lawyers in the dock

In 2009, the Olive Press turned the spotlight on the legal system as thousands of expats were fined after paying for what they believed were legal houses

Help the pensioners

When the pound slumped against the euro the Olive Press launched a campaign in conjunction with Age Concern to assist expat pensioners make up the difference lost in their monthly payouts

No plastic bagsBin the bags

Long before Tesco or Mercadona began charging for plastic bags, the Olive Press was on the case to get the bags shelved



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