Friday, 15 December, 2017

News Feature

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke hangs out in southern Europe’s top skiing resort

How a radio station, a residential development and a smattering of showbiz friends - including Bobby Davro, Kerry Katona and Simon Cowell - helped a mafia boss corrupt the Costa del Sol

LIFTING THE LID ON MAFIA SPAIN: After a spate of gangland-style shootings and the high profile arrests of three dozen Irish mobsters, the Olive Press takes a closer look at why the Costa del Sol is said to have become the world’s centre for organised crime

Spain is biggest consumer of non alcohol beer in the world

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

Wendy Williams meets a woman helping to fight an alarming creep of desertification using rosemary, lantana and ‘a lot of shrubbery’

With unemployment at 33% in Andalucia, and 5.7 million without work in Spain, the Olive Press meets the radical mayor who has become a cult figure by leading the mass food raids to feed the poor

Letter written by Admiral Nelson four days before his death off Cadiz fetches 40,000 euros at auction

Heading off the beaten track, Tom Powell takes a diversion from the Ronda road to explore the luscious Genal valley and investigate its tiny blue celebrities

By Matthew Pritchard
What does the case of the Priors tell us about local government in Andalucia?

While the street signs are feminised in Madrid province, Granada towns are tackling gender violence in society

In an exclusive interview, Elliott Wright talks to the Olive Press about moving to Spain

Local author pens novel with environmental message

Spain is dirt bike heaven if you know where to look, writes Ed Wild of Redtread Spain

The leader of Gibraltar, the British consul and the Mayor of Mijas all sent warm messages

(41-100) The final 60 have made a great impact in their fields by helping to invigorate, promote or bring economic benefit to Andalucia, even if sometimes via unorthodox means

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...

Archaeologists in Orce have discovered the "richest and the best" finds in Europe

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial anti-smoking drug Champix is widely available over the counter, despite suicide risk

As Gibraltar went into party mode for National Day, Tom Powell ditched the newsroom to suck in the fun

The Jerez-based pilot training school is one of the biggest names in Europe

As proceedings begin in the biggest political scandal to hit Spain in over 40 years, Rob Horgan takes a look at who is standing in the dock

As Torremolinos’ celebrates its increasingly popular Expogays festival, Wendy Williams looks at the impact the ‘pink pound’ is having on Andalucia

By Theresa Hogue. Additional reporting by Mark Roulston "VIVA Rusia," the women shouted from their balconies as a group of mainly French and German soldiers...

A string of former mayors, a celebrity singer and James Bond actor Sean Connery. They all got spun into the Malaya corruption trial. The Olive Press’ potted guide to Europe’s biggest ever corruption trial

Soup-hater Nina Chausow is given the daunting task of preparing three Spanish cold classics… but was she converted?




A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Ibiza for alleged drug trafficking through the postal system. The suspect received a suspicious package that when tested...
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