Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Olive Press campaign to stop kickbacks between lawyers and estate agents gains support of Andalucia law firms

A number of legal firms and estate agents have already backed the campaign

Benalmadena mayor’s gamble is paying off!

Mayor Paloma Garcia Galvez moved from Madrid when her dad got a job at the casino. Now her own punt to improving the town is starting to look good, she tells Jon Clarke

Continually breaking boilers

The Olive Press has a history of exposing and fighting boiler room crime

Rare rhino born in Spanish nature park

White rhino the first to be born in the park for 16 years

Costa del Sol fire: ‘It felt like a Spielberg movie’

Paul O Connell describes the scene as he covered the fire for BBC radio and Mijas TV

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?

Renewable energy meets demand for electricity

Just under half of electricity demand fulfilled by renewables in 2012

Capital Gains Tax changes could spell trouble for expats owning UK property

Foreign owners of UK property assets are being advised to seek property valuations to avoid falling foul of changes to Capital Gains Tax, writes David Westgate – Managing Director, Andrews Letting & Management

From Russia With Funds: How Russian Mafia are running the Costa del Sol

Over the years, Spanish investigators have found how they established networks of hundreds of companies in the country selling everything to themselves - money laundering.

Back to the dark ages: Spain and the abortion ban

‘Medieval, draconian, sexist’. Spain’s proposed abortion reforms won’t be delivered smoothly, writes Imogen Calderwood

Daughter reunited with mother after Costa del Sol fire scare

Jackie McAngus on the panic of trying to locate her elderly parents who live in Elviria hills

Wacky Andalucía!

After the Olive Press reported how one local town created the world’s longest chocolate bar and another prepares to vote to become ‘gay’, James Bryce takes a look at the region’s quirkier side of life

Malaga Metro trial a success

Excited residents queue to take metro for a test ride

The recession session

In a humerous look at the current crisis, no one can accuse Giles Brown of living on Planet Fluffy with his practical tongue-in-cheek ways to save money

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

A message from the editor: Out of a small acorn grew a very popular paper

Publisher Jon Clarke on the beginnings of the Olive Press as a local Ronda newspaper and its evolution to a newspaper covering the whole of Andalucia

WATCH: Gang shooting near school in Spain leaves three injured

Five people have been arrested following the shooting between two gipsy gangs outside a school left three people seriously injured. 

Fourteen Spanish families have joined ISIS’ ranks

Their members are among the 115 Spanish citizens and residents recruited as jihadists

The New Battle of Trafalgar

A new frontline is being drawn up along the Costa de la Luz, between developers and nature lovers

Despite new topless pics of the Duquesa: ‘Why they wouldn’t let Picasso paint me in the nude!’

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press gets an exclusive interview with the Duquesa de Alba in the run up to her wedding. By Jon Clarke and Fiona Flores Watson

The cost of caring at Cudeca

With Talk Radio Europe’s annual telethon for Cudeca coming up this Friday, Eloise Horsfield takes a tour of the cancer hospice

Opus Dei unleash the dragons

As a new film is to be released on shady Catholic organisation Opus Dei, why it is unlikely to be popular in Spain

Nazi Gold Train bound for Gibraltar

Jon Clarke goes on the trail of the millions of dollars of Nazi gold - stolen from the Jews - that ended up in Madrid and eventually, it is alleged, in British hands

The different worlds of the Guadalhorce Valley

Plunged into the Guadalhorce Valley, Rob Horgan discovers a secret world of lakes, white villages and rocky mountain highs hiding in the hills behind the Costa del Sol

The new El Dorado

Five hundred years after Spanish conquistadors scoured the Andes in search of El Dorado, that fabled city of gold, MARK EVELEIGH reports on the Ecuadorians who have crossed the Atlantic in search of wealth

Ten corruption scandals bubbling under in Andalucia

Power-hungry politicians and greedy businessmen tragically still rule in Spain, the country known as the ‘land of the kickback’. With new cases of corruption emerging almost weekly, Rob Horgan investigates ten scandals bubbling under in Andalucia
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