Monday, August 20, 2018

The British teenage anarchist who tried to kill Franco with explosives hidden under granny’s sweater

The scale of his repression, torture and murder made him a natural target for political campaigns and the morally aware, writes Alastair Stewart.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Spain and Gibraltar’s LGBT heroes

Spain was one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage

A look at the Bilbao BBK festival

Jon Clarke catches the Pixies, New Order and Chvrches live at BBK in Bilbao

A day of San Fermin

After eight hours on a night bus and a crack-of-dawn train from Madrid, Lance Rutkin pitches up in Pamplona, to witness the passion of those who run with the bulls

Gruesome killing of bulls banned at major Spanish festival

The festival has become an epicentre of animal rights protests

Heist of the decade as thieves steal five Francis Bacon masterpieces worth €30 million

Spain's biggest-ever art robbery sees Madrid mansion raided

Andalucia prepares for spectacular Semana Santa celebrations

Incredible Holy Week celebrations to bring millions on to Spain's streets

EXCLUSIVE PART ONE: Original Olive Press investigation into missing John Lennon wedding negatives

Photographs from Beatle's 1969 Gibraltar wedding vanished mysteriously in New York

POLL: Would you ban bullfighting in Spain?

So far the Olive Press poll has produced a clear result

Spain marks 40 years since Franco’s death

At least 16 Catholic churches are to hold services

Prince and Foo Fighters cancel Spanish gigs following Paris terror attacks

Dave Grohl's band posts Facebook update saying 'this is crazy and it sucks'

SHOCKING VIDEO: Bulls set on fire in horrific Spanish show

The group are demanding the event, in which bulls are literally set on fire, is put to an end

Europe refuses to subsidise bullfighting

EU parliament votes overwhelmingly against sector funding

Brits in Spain’s ‘top ten towns’ encouraged to learn Spanish

The project encompasses eleven towns with the highest concentration of British residents in the Valencia and Murcia regions

Telecinco issues Gibraltar rectification after drug allegations

Telecinco has apologised for calling Gibraltar a drug zone

Esther Rantzen to headline biggest ever Gibraltar Literary Festival

Many more speakers have been announced for the Gibraltar Literary University

Muslim expat stones Virgen del Carmen shrine in act of religious hatred in Malaga

A Moroccan has caused thousands of euros worth of damage to a Rincon de la Victoria shrine

Noel Gallagher refuses to let Spanish national radio record Benicassim gig

The controlling Mancunian insisted that despite the network dedicating most of its airtime to help promote independent, non commercial music, it could not record his live show

Expat journalist Joan Davies dies aged 85 in Benalmadena

Co-founder of Sur in English has passed away in Benalmadena

Documentary hopes to cure Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

Film director and producer Miguel Angel Rolland speaks exclusively to the Olive Press about the launch of his most 'important work' and his desire to revolutionize Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

King’s sister Cristina stripped of royal title

La Infanta has been implicated in a money scandal involving her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin
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