Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pints while pregnant

A shocking 45 per cent of pregnant women in Spain have admitted to drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Irish rapist not living in Spain

New reports confirm convicted rapist Larry Murphy has moved to France

Take a walk on the wildside

There are some great hikes in the wonderful Axarquia wilderness from Frigiliana, writes guide John Keogh

Bronislava and Clyde

A British man and his Russian accomplice have been arrested near Marbella in connection with a string of 15 bank robberies

Flight chaos as General Strike hits Spain

Flights grounded as unions get 70 per cent support for the general strike

Our hospitals are unwell

Andalucia comes near the bottom for bed numbers and spending per patient

Land grab law may not breach EU legislation

Valencia’s notorious land grab law might be legal, according to lawyers in Brussels

A land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

After spending a year living in the region, the Olive Press editor Jon Clarke explains why he identified with the Axarquia

Get a grip

Men and women with a firm handshake could outlive their weaker peers

SOS – Save our Sierras

Nature park plan to protect coastal hills from development

How the Axarquia awakened from its slumber

Novelist David Baird on why, having lived all around the world, he settled in this quiet corner of Malaga, known as a land of rebellion, resistance and renaissance

Marriage is a science

A new study shows couples still keep the romance alive after 21 years of marriage

The sweet smell of success

Jon Clarke on the fall and rise of the sweet Moscatel wines from the Axarquia

The Pearls of Aphrodite

Andalucian firm first in Spain to produce white caviar

The debt crisis could be over

Prime Minister Zapatero has declared the debt crisis is over in Europe

What a cultured bunch!

Next week a shortlist will be drawn up to decide on which Spanish city will become Europe’s City of Culture in 2016. Nicola Cowell takes a look at what is on offer

Spain is a better place to live than Britain

New research shows the UK is the worst place to live in Europe

Goat and raisin cook off

Top chefs in Andalucia are to go head-to-head in a 2000 euro goat recipe challenge

Buying in the home of bananas and mangoes

The good-value Axarquia is a fabulous place to make a home, writes estate agent Sally Harrison

Supertrial to see 93 people and two mayors in dock

The Malaya case is finally coming to court next week

Eyes peeled!

Campaigners are up in arms after one of Ireland’s most dangerous sex offenders was allowed to move to Spain

Find me out

Secret Franz Ferdinand gig in Malaga

The crowds go wild for Javier and Julia

Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem have attended the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival

All about… Andalucia Property

Come to the natural home of buying and selling property in southern Spain with the Olive Press's new property portal

Andalucia binning the plastic bag

Shops will charge five cents per carrier bag from January, rising to ten cents by the end of the year

Going once…

It’s uncharted territory for a Ronda agent, who is holding his first private auction – a charming village house


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