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Ingestion of plastics possible cause of death of whale washed up in Spain’s Estepona, expert says

THE massive whale which was found dead last week in Estepona may have died as a result of ingesting plastic, an expert has revealed. The...

How hemp fields in southern Spain could play a vital role in ending Covid pandemic

BENEATH the swathes of plastic that cover hillsides across southern Andalucia, a pungent smelling crop is being cultivated that could prove to be the...

Bitter Taste: Malaga bids adios to its iconic Café Central after more than a century of making coffee on...

ONE of Spain’s most iconic cafes, famed for inventing the terms for different strengths of coffee that are second nature to Malagueños, has closed...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

NABBED: Police capture one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives during dog walk in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

POLICE in Spain have confirmed the arrest of one of Britain's most wanted fugitives. Joshua Hendry, 30, was cuffed in Marbella's San Pedro de...

Jihadist leader arrested in Spain’s Andalucia along with three ‘radicalised’ group members in Murcia

FOUR members of a jihadist group have been arrested by the Policia Nacional after an 18-month investigation. Officers swooped on the leader in Algeciras on...

EXCLUSIVE: Body of a man discovered by hiker could match that of mystery head found last month in Spain’s...

A BODY has been found in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The skeleton, found near Orgiva, could belong to a head located nearby in November. The gruesome...

The Olive Press January Sale

2022 is still shiny and new and we want to help you make it a great year. We are offering our reader the chance...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages in Andalucia to visit during 2022

January is the time for planning weekend getaways, so with that in mind, the Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year. 

Tickets go on sale for ‘world’s most dangerous path’ Caminito del Rey in southern Spain—including three major holiday dates

MALAGA'S star hiking trail, El Caminito del Rey, has announced it has put tickets on sale until June 19 for travel agencies and establishments...

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off in Spain

AS the sun beats down on Malaga’s impressive skyline that rises high above the Mediterranean sea, the world’s most talented rugby players are gearing...

Massive whale beaches itself in Estepona in the south of Spain

SPANISH animal experts said on Thursday they were preparing to conduct an autopsy on a 12-metre-long whale that died after getting stranded at the...

Police nab gang that robbed €70K cash after Starlite concert in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A CRIMINAL gang that made off with proceeds from a Starlite concert last summer has been busted by police in Marbella. The gang is thought...

Police investigate after three bodies wash up on Spain’s Malaga coast in 48 hours

THE Policia National together with the Guardia Civil have opened an investigation to determine the cause of death of three people - two men...

‘He could be your neighbour’: Hunt for 12 most wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding out in Spain

AUTHORITIES have launched a new appeal to find 12 of the UK’s most wanted criminals thought to be hiding out in Spain. Among those on...

Stop Messi-ing with our jobs! Lionel Messi buys hotel in Spain’s Sotogrande and 40 staff are dismissed

ONE of the most luxurious hotels in the rich man’s enclave of Sotogrande has been bought by footballing superstar Lionel Messi. But the deal has...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

SAD GOODBYE: British expat dies from COVID in Spain’s Costa del Sol

A LONG-term British expat has died of COVID at the young age of 52. Father-of-one Andrew Levene passed away over Christmas at Marbella’s Costa del...

British expat shares why he ‘hates’ living in Spain in explosive unearthed blogpost

DEBATE is always raging over whether moving to Spain is the secret to finding happiness.  Whether it's €1 coffee or the laidback lifestyle, almost-always-Spain is...

JOB AVAILABLE: Newspaper Distribution

The Olive Press is looking for a magician to distribute our amazing newspapers between Cabopino and Fuengirola. You’ll be an energetic, resourceful individual, with a...

Booster shot appointments open to over 40s this week in Spain’s Andalucia

BOOSTER vaccine appointments will be made available for all those over 40 years of age this week in Andalucia. As of yesterday, Monday, January 17,...

Part-time Marbella resident, Novak Djokovic, gets health warning from Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez

PRIME Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has fired off a warning to Novak Djokovic that he has to follow COVID-19 health safety rules if he wants...

Ten very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

JANUARY 17, 2022 has been identified as the most depressing day of the year, aptly named Blue Monday. But rather than focus on what...

Where bandits once trod: A riding adventure through the stunning Sierra Morena in Spain’s Andalucia

Jon Clarke heads on a riding adventure into the Andalucian outback of the Sierra Morena near Sevilla

ANALYSIS: How the pandemic practice of working from home is driving up property prices in rural Spain

HOUSE prices in rural areas across Spain have soared over the last 18 months owing to changing preferences of buyers, who are now looking...

Spain’s Andalucia poised to ban the mutilations of animals for ‘cosmetic purposes’; animal fighting and ‘cruel’ use of animals...

THE Junta aims to prohibit by law various acts of animal cruelty in its Animal Welfare Law. The preliminary draft of the Andalucian Animal Welfare...

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