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How the Olive Press has survived 300 issues – and is continuing to grow

Publisher Jon Clarke on the massive range of stories the Olive Press has tackled as it grew from a tiny office in Ronda to...

Mass demo backs Andalucia eco-campaigner after ‘mafia’ cocaine stitch-up

Juan Clavero claims he knows who planted drugs in his car

BREAKING: Aircraft and firemen tackle huge Ronda blaze

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a huge blaze that has erupted in Ronda. The flames on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves natural park is...
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Top 10 Olive Press campaigns

Launched in 2006, the Olive Press is Andalucia’s only campaigning newspaper. Here we look back at some highlights from the first ten years...

The Priors: How tranquility turned to tragedy

The Priors spent their life’s nest egg building their dream home - Tranquility - before it was bulldozed in a cruel error after a swish of a civil servant’s pen, writes their friend Lenox Napier

Ronda Town Hall ordered to repay €650,000 in yet another golf course planning farce

Yet another case of poor management from the town hall’s planning department

2015: A game-changing year

The Olive Press round up of the highlights and low points of another year in southern Spain

The Olive Press celebrates 200th issue

Eight years and 200 issues ago the very first Olive Press hit the streets

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

The Olive Press is your REAL community newspaper… and here is why:

The Olive Press counts on eight trained journalists - a number former Fleet Street hands - and does not simply translate stories, kow tow to town halls and offer long boring features on flowers

Magnificent Seven

The best investigative and campaigning English language paper in Spain hits its seventh anniversary

Britain’s new Consul to Andalucia… my full circle to Malaga

In her first interview Charmaine Arbouin tells Olive Press editor Jon Clarke, about her fondness for the region and how she wants to best serve its expats

Outrage over ‘safari’ plan to turn one of Spain’s most valuable protected estates into millionaire’s polo and shooting playground

Critics slam government plan to convert valuable hunting estate - one of Spain's largest - inside the Alcornocales Natural Park, near Cadiz

What a year! The best of 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: we look back on the best stories of 2012

Former Ronda mayor destroys documents to save his skin

Ex-Ronda mayor ‘erased documents’ on the holy day to cover fraud

City of Schemes

Over 1000 documents released on alleged corruption in Ronda

2011: A year of changes

The Arab Spring, the death of Osama and new governments for Spain and Gibraltar. 2011 has been an eventful year, writes Wendy Williams

‘They’ve opened a Pandora’s Box’ – Lifting the lid on Ronda corruption

Ronda corruption probe could look into 62 different cases

Former Ronda mayor released on bail

Antonio Marin Lara given 15 days to pay 150,000

Former Ronda mayor could be investigated for up to a dozen cases

Ecologistas en Accion has highlighted a long list of urban projects that have been ‘plagued by irregularities’

Former Ronda mayor arrested in corruption sting

EXCLUSIVE: Antonio Marin Lara is one of seven politicians and businessmen arrested so far as year-long corruption investigation comes to a head
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Who just missed out on the Top 10 in the Expat 100?

After three months of opinion and debate, the Olive Press presents the results of the Expat 100 poll (11-20)

Former Ronda mayor’s trail of debt

Ex-mayor faces prosecution over 30m euro shortfall

The peak of outdoor Spain

Ronda is now one of the main outward bound hubs in Andalucia, writes Doug Wills

Green victory in Spain

Company that tried to build a hotel on natural park land now faces 2.4 million euro fine

Top 10 green escapes in Spain

To help launch our new site, President of Greenpeace Spain, Juan Lopez de Uralde tells the Olive Press about his favourite natural escapes




Spain’s Pedro Sanchez has ‘frank doubts’ that Israel’s actions in Gaza are in line with international humanitarian laws

SPAIN'S prime minister Pedro Sanchez has said that he doubted whether Israel's actions in Gaza respected international laws and he called for the establishment...


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