Friday, June 22, 2018

Spain’s comes out on top with restaurants voted some of the best in the world

Many of Spain's top restaurants are being voted among the best in the world by both critics and diners.

Animal Rescue S.O.S

OLIVE PRESS APPEAL: Forget angry calls for the closure of ‘out of control’ Kim’s Animal Rescue Centre, revealed on our front page last issue. What the rundown, cash-strapped centre really needs is volunteers, adopters and a proper financial structure

What’s SUP with paddle-boarding on the Costa del Sol?

Club Mistral is bringing stand-up paddle-boarding to the Costa del Sol, Tom Powell went to check out the new fitness craze and see if he could keep his balance

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

Hump stones to save the economy

EXCLUSIVE: Granada's most famous expat Chris Stewart tells the Olive Press about surviving the winter rains, and how he is planning to help out the impoversished Alpujarras region

Joaquin Cortes: As big as a rock star

Joaquin Cortes tells Tom Powell how his celebrity status has helped send flamenco into the stratosphere

Rebecca Wells clarification

Clarification over Rebecca Wells story

Donald Gray’s Andalucian arcadia

Donald Gray has devoted his life to traditional Andalucia architecture, with Brigitte Bardot and Gerald Brenan big fans. Joe Duggan met the man

A swing to the right in Andalucia?

While most expats are ineligible to vote, Wendy Andersen looks at why tomorrow's regional elections are so important and wonders whether Andalucia is about to vote Conservative for the first time since the Junta was formed 30 years ago

Continually breaking boilers

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

Smoking them out in Gibraltar

After a big rise in tobacco smuggling and the La Linea mayoress describing the border as an ‘epicentre for scoundrels’, the Olive Press sent James Bryce to investigate

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’

Focus on Gibraltar’s people: Puff Daddy

The Lewis Stagnetto family business has been the Rock’s leading provider of fine Cuban cigars for over a century. Also supplying fine wines and spirits across Gibraltar

The international super gym making its mark on the Costa del Sol

The Olive Press found out what makes Ultimate Performance Marbella gym so unique

Barcenas reaches a year in prison, read the story so far

With former PP treasurer Luis Barcenas having been in prison for exactly a year, remind yourselves of the whole slush-fund saga so far

How I blagged a Dani Garcia… Mcdonalds burger

Set the task of blagging a ticket for the €350-a-head meal on the opening night of A Cuatro Manos, Laurence Dollimore walked away with a burger

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

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

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

People-friendly vulture

Reports indicate the large bird is roaming and flying between La Duquesa and Martagina

Life’s a beach at new ocean festival

Three day event in Almunecar includes talks, competitions and activities

British expat information day to be held in Estepona

The British Consulate Malaga is holding the event in conjunction with Estepona Town Hall

A lifetime’s odyssey helps Spain

Thanks to the painstaking work of Cabra historian Antonio Moreno, Spain has managed to recover the world’s biggest discovery of sunken gold

Unravelling Roca’s web of shame

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

The land that time forgot

Spain is littered with traces of ancient man, remains of dinosaurs and proof that Neanderthal man held his last stand in Gibraltar just 24,000 years ago. After a 6ft thigh bone of a dinosaur was found in Teruel, the Olive Press sent Wendy Williams to investigate

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
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