Thursday, July 19, 2018

Schadenfreude: A review of the Olive Press by A.N. Maier

The Olive Press is pleased to announce a new addition to its growing team of writers and bloggers. In "Schadenfreude", A.N.Maier will be issuing his scathing verdict on some, all, or possibly none of the stories published in the Olive Press newspaper

Onwards and Upwards

The Olive Press website receives record viewing figures of over 2000 in one day

It’s all about quality, silly

1000 more papers for Marbella as Olive Press breaks new records and bucks trend

The Germans are back!

Prudent Germans are buying Spanish homes once again, just as Britons are leaving en masse. The Times' Mark Stucklin finds out their secret

The demolitions that are a disgrace to us all

Lennox Napiers vents his anger towards the Junta and the lack of support shown to beleaguered expatriates facing demolition orders

Bah humbug!

Did authorities need to evict ten families in Christmas week?

Abduction fears fail to disappear

Spate of abduction attempts reawaken old nightmares

Going for gold

A great passport scandal is causing unnecessary suffering for expatriates in Spain... and making the UK government millions each year

Marbella’s got talent

The coast’s most irritating lounge lizard is back for a summer missive... wearing just his Dolce & Banana thong

Racist or violent?

Is the recession causing a backlash against foreigners in Spain?

Lets AVE it!

As President Obama congratulates Spain on its fast track railways, self-confessed trainspotter Ray Ward licks his lips even as plans to bring a new AVE line from Antequera to Algeciras might come right through the middle of his back garden

Was Amy Abandoned?

It is with heavy hearts that we publish the investigative piece on Amy Fitzpatrick

Kramer v Kramer

Pitting lawyers against each other is not exactly big news. But when they are suing each other it gets more interesting

Travelodge mafia

The old adage of ‘one rule for one, and one rule for another’ has never been truer in Loma de Vera

Golden goose in for chop?

It confirms exactly what we have all suspected for a long time. There has been a massive improvement in Spanish cooking over the last five years.

Fighting bull or paper tiger

Will the Auken Report lead to better protection of the environment and a solution to illegal builds in Spain? Yes, says Matthew Pritchard

The Olive Press… big in America

Website relaunch is a resounding success with more than 35,000 ‘unique’ visitors a month

We all have responsibilities, and few perhaps more than the legal profession

While a few will always believe they are above the law, what are we to think – or do – when lawyers themselves ignore the rules.

Drip, drip of your water footprint

Forget your carbon footprint. It’s your ‘Water Footprint’ that you need to worry about, writes Bob Denton. The next 20 years are already forecast to bring us ‘water wars’ – and the move to dedicate increasing amounts of agricultural land to bio-fuels will only make things worse

One year on

January 9, 2008. The date will forever be etched into the minds of those who have fallen victim to regional government's drive to rid Andalucía of illegal housing.

Cut advertising, cut off your head

THINKING of snipping your advertising budget? Think again. A series of six studies conducted by analysts Meldrum & Fewsmith showed conclusively that advertising aggressively during...

We are two today

OLIVE PRESS WESTERN ISSUE MAKES IT TO TWO YEARS!!! WELCOME to the weird and wonderful world of the Olive Press where no stone is...

Shameless

THE warped logic of many councils around Andalucia is stunning. While tourists are the main source of income to the region their interests are often...

¡Enhorabuena Olive Press West!

Hip hip hurray! Olive Press West is one today. Has it really been 365 days since our sister newspaper was launched? For 12 months,...

Start the day the right way

Fast food giants Burger King have become the latest victims of the Spanish government’s campaign for a fitter, healthier (happier?) nation. Health minister Elena...

Golf: a good walk spoiled?

IT was infamous English landowner Nicholas Van Hoogstraten who labelled ramblers `the scum of the earth´ when they forced him over a long and...
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