Thursday, September 20, 2018

Times they are a-changin’ in Gibraltar

It’s 30 years since Gibraltar’s frontier reopened after a 16-year nightmare and the Spanish are still up to their old borderline tricks but what a difference three decades make

Murder mystery in Sotogrande: what really happened in the luxury resort and why?

The world’s media descended on the Costa del Sol last week to investigate the killing of an alleged paedophile by a British expat father-of-three. But, as the Olive Press reports, there is a lot more to the case than meets the eye. By Imogen Calderwood, Rob Horgan, Tom Powell and Iona Napier

EXCLUSIVE: Google Maps probe into why Algeciras is apparently still an 11th century Muslim ‘taifa’

Olive Press spots Google Maps reviving 11th century Muslim kingdom of Al Andalus

British expat who lost sister to carbon monoxide to run London marathon

Katie Haines tragically died eight weeks after her wedding and her family are desperate to raise awareness

Thousands of British expats leaving Spain: Have your say

Nearly 90,000 Britons abandoned their Spanish dream last year and returned home, are you happy here?

Hidden horrors of Spanish car hire firms

As a growing number of complaints are made against car hire firms holding customers to ransom, James Bryce investigates the pitfalls that holidaymakers should look out for

Straight to the Europa Point: Discovering Gibraltar’s southern tip

The Rock’s wild and windswept southern tip is well worth a visit but hurry -  soon Europa Point will be changed forever

Olive Press relaunches website after being let down badly by Hostgator

The website was disabled for three days

The dark side to nights out in Puerto Banus and Magaluf

The Olive Press goes undercover in Puerto Banus and Magaluf to investigate drink spiking in Spanish resorts, and discovers how easily obtainable date-rape drugs are

Monumental conspiracy: Gibraltar’s Europa Point honours Polish Prime Minister

Conspiracy theories still surround the death of a Polish Prime Minister who lost his life in a freak plane crash on the Rock

The Charlie Hebdo journalists did not deserve to die

Any campaigning, investigative newspaper – like the Olive Press – is going to offend and upset some readers, but it doesn’t mean the journalists deserve to die. Mike Scott gives his views on the Charlie Hedbo attack in relation to the Costa del Sol

Work hard, play hard for Costa del Sol Scottish expat

ADVERTORIAL: Financial advisor Sandy Buchanan has a passion for the real Spain and helping expats manage their money

The patriotic playboy: Gibraltar’s famous estate agent

A Gibraltarian institution, estate agent Solomon Levy is well-known for his love of the ladies. But he’s ‘not all that bad’

Battle for oil: Spain’s pursuit of liquid gold

Spain’s escalating oil exploration dispute is taking on the proportions of the epic seafaring battles of old, as Rob Horgan reports

A closer look at ‘looky looky’ men

The Olive Press discovers more about the illegal street vendors selling their wares along the Andalucian coastline

Pocket of patriotism: A look inside Gibraltar’s Trafalgar cemetery

Lord Nelson’s legacy in Gibraltar lies beyond cemetery walls

Pablo Iglesias: It’s Podemos v. the PP

PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez came under fire at an anniversary celebration in Sevilla

Voteless yet taxed: A call-to-arms for disenfranchised British expats in Spain

With expats currently losing their right to vote after 15 years abroad, Ray Ward explains why Brits should conjure up the spirit of the Boston Tea Party

Get educated: The Olive Press guide to schooling in Spain

Choosing the right schools for your kids can be a problem of algebraic proportions for parents newly-arrived on the Costa del Sol. Imogen Calderwood has the facts to help you tick all the right boxes

On Podemos’ march to power

With just six weeks to the Andalucian elections, the Olive Press joined the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children on Podemos’ March for Change to try to understand what makes the party tick

Going into battle with the Guiri Army

As the Spanish football season approaches its endgame, Tom Powell tagged along to see how Europe’s most famous expat football fanclub do battle

Accidental expat revels in Estepona life

Beaches, tapas and happy hours, Tom Powell champions swapping a two hour commute on the London underground for an expat life in the most authentic of Costa towns

Stat attack: 2014 web stats make good reading for the Olive Press

Last year's web stats show the Olive Press's commitment to keep breaking news coming your way

The Olive Press is your REAL community newspaper… and here is why:

The Olive Press counts on eight trained journalists - a number former Fleet Street hands - and does not simply translate stories, kow tow to town halls and offer long boring features on flowers

Is Spain’s Catholic church on its knees?

The Spanish church is in freefall after a scandal exposed a sinister paedophile sect, praying on youngsters. Are its days of influence numbered, asks Jacqueline Fanchini and Tom Powell

2014 round up: Oh what a year it was!

With Christmas now a distant memory, the Olive Press takes a trip down memory lane to pick out the top stories of 2014
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