Thursday, December 5, 2019


Marbella mayor joins environmentalists to oppose oil and gas exploration off the Costa del Sol

Marbella Mayor, Angeles Muñoz, has said the plans to search for oil and gas off the Costa del Sol are ‘diametrically opposed to tourism’

Spain’s Andalucia launches €30 million tourism plan in bid to keep Brits keen on Costa del Sol after Brexit

There is also more of a cultural tourism focus under this plan, which includes a new initiative to promote flamenco

New €10 million shopping centre coming to Fuengirola and Mijas

WORK on a new €10 million shopping centre will begin on the border between Mijas and Fuengirola next summer. The project has been privately funded...

On the hunt!

Police seek new victims as expats team up in hunt for Missing Millions

Olive theft gang busted

A GANG that stole more than one and a half million tonnes of olives has been broken up. Police from Spain and Italy arrested 18...

Pensioner outwits gas conmen… but police don’t judge using fake ID and false uniforms as a crime

EXCLUSIVE: By Giles Brown... Swedish granny captures pair of fraudsters as they try to fleece her of €300

Spain is more corrupt than Uruguay, Chile and the United Arab Emirates

Transparency International puts Spain as the 31st least corrupt country in the world

Making the news on the Costa del Sol

Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson enjoys a holiday in San Pedro

Don’t go to Spain, says Gibraltar MEP

Euro MP Julie Girling posted her views on Twitter

Olive Press new year predictions

The Olive Press has a lighthearted look at the year ahead

La Linea cops use own cars to attend crime scenes

Police in La Linea are forced to use their own vehicles - and even the bus - while on duty

Earthquakes hit Costa del Sol and Cordoba this morning

ANDALUCIA has experienced three earthquakes this morning. According to the National Geographic Institute, the biggest was in Baena in Cordoba, which had a magnitude of...

Green group gives eight Granada beaches “black flag”

EU withdraws Blue Flag award from two Costa Tropical beaches JUST days after the European Union stripped two Granada beaches of their Blue Flag status,...

Homeless couple receive much needed financial help from Olive Press reader

Paul will put the money towards a deposit for a flat

EXCLUSIVE: Missing Andy Cunningham arrives in England safe and sound

Father thanks Olive Press after his son arrives home safely, after weeks of police searching

130,000 people visit Malaga to learn Spanish each year

Over 130,000 budding linguists touch down in Malaga each year to brush up on their Spanish

Martin Scorsese and HBO team up for new series about conquistador Hernan Cortes

The new series will focus on Cortes' expedition throughout the Aztec Empire and its fall

Politicians join forces to denounce attack

Moya assaulted by two men on his doorstep

Killer of Spanish teenager María Esther left fingerprints

EXCLUSIVE: Fingerprints on a padlock could be the key to the brutal murder of Arriate teenager María Esther Jiménez Villegas

Convicted former Marbella mayor hospitalised in Algeciras

The court granted special exemption to Munoz given the severity of his health

Tourism industry officially Spain’s biggest employer, outpacing construction

THE tourism industry is now the biggest employer in Spain. Figures show more than 2.65 million people – 2.17 million waged workers and 483,861 private...

Truth, Lies and Diana play reignites rumours that Marbella ‘cad’ is Prince Harry’s dad

Former Polo House boss James Hewitt wishes rumours would 'go away'

Andalucia’s historical dune gardens on verge of disappearing

Coastal allotments will disappear completely within two years if more is not done to preserve them warns academic Ruben Sanchez

Timeshare Toni defiant amid claims he’s fleeing Spain

Costa crook Toni Muldoon rumoured to be selling up and heading to Eastern Europe

Woman in Spain who put boyfriend’s head in a box and gave it to friend claiming it was sex...

She allegedly used his phone to text his family saying he was fine and staying in Asturias and Galicia.