Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Real Royals

Following a massive own goal – being caught hunting elephants on a luxury break in Africa – it has become open season on Spain's once untouchable royals, including claims that Spain's 'real' queen is actually a 46-year-old German. By Wendy Williams

Spanish firm installs world’s biggest solar plant

Arizona power plant installed by Spanish firm

100 things we love about Andalucia

To help celebrate our 100th print edition, we asked the Olive Press team to come up with 100 of the best things about living in Andalucia. (Oh, and ten things we hate!)

A haunted house, visits from Ringo and a trademark Rolls-Royce:

the mystery of Lennon’s Strawberry Fields Forever trip to southern Spain

Famous since Caesar’s days: Casares

The birds, mountains and baths of Casares have been drawing superstar visitors for years, from Julius Caesar to Brad Pitt, Peter Andre and Guns and Roses. Tom Powell discovers it was even named after the former Roman emperor

The rise of Spain’s new prime minister Pedro Sanchez

After making political history Spain’s new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez - dubbed ‘el guapo’ (the handsome one) - is used to defying all odds

Santa’s list of Christmas present dos and don’ts for adults

The Olive Press looks at the best and worst Christmas presents for you to get your loved ones this year

EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar to welcome refugee family

The Gibraltar government has confirmed talks are ongoing over which family will come to the Rock

Homebirths in Spain: A labour of love?

Home births in Spain are the rarest in Europe. And in a country where a young mother is treated ‘like a common criminal’ when her baby arrives at home in a rush, changing that mindset could be hard labour. Iona Napier and Nina Chausow investigate...

EXCLUSIVE: The Olive Press interviewed Azahara Munoz before winning open title

The Olive Press caught up with Azahara Munoz before she went on to retain Costa del Sol Open title

San Pedro: Furniture Triangle

The San Pedro area is one of the best on the coast to furnish your home

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

The dark side of El Rocio

The heat, exhaustion and lack of water make Andalucia’s most famous pilgrimage a nightmare for those doing the carrying, writes Mary Biles

Beating the blood-suckers

The Olive Press offers its tips to beat the mozzies

Let battle commence

In announcing a new abortion law and hinting that its citizens could be given the right to assisted suicide, the socialist government is set...

The Gurtel/Barcenas case: The story so far

The biggest political corruption scandal Europe has seen is now five years old, Tom Powell tells the story so far

The other bullfighting

Neil Wilson looks at the recortes, a spectacular form of bullfighting that – perhaps – belongs in the circus rather than the ring

Sad Spain ranks below Saudi Arabia and Qatar in World Happiness Report 2016

Denmark emerged as the happiest country in the world

REVEALED: The Weekend World newspaper’s secret trick

Just how does boss Stan Israel produce a huge newspaper without a single journalist?

When Laurie Lee walked out

In the centenary year of Lee’s birth, David Baird recalls a meeting with the famous writer credited with bringing many expats to Spain

Andalucia’s ‘guiri’ greats

As nominations continue to pour in for the Olive Press’s Expat 100 poll, James Bryce takes a closer look at what it means to be an expat in Andalucia

Upcoming debate between PSOE secretary general candidates

Politicians from Spain's ruling socialist party will discuss their plans for the future

Super spa day

Holistic therapists raise money for charity in the Axarquia

Malaga Metro trial a success

Excited residents queue to take metro for a test ride

Gibraltar man in Calais helps raise £157,000 for migrant camp

Gibraltarian Dan Teuma, 29, works with CalAid to help those living in the camp each day

Spaniards lagging in the Mile High Club stakes

Only 4% of Spaniards have shacked up mid-flight
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