Saturday, February 27, 2021

The changing face of the Costa del Sol

Charlotte Hanson delves beneath the surface of life on the sunny coast

Decision time!

With less than a month to go, election debates and campaigns are in full swing

Mad Dog vs. the Euro ´12 final

In Mad Dog's column, he reflects on the Euro ´12 championship

Treasure hunts strike gold for charity

Aldeas Infantile SOS charity, which has a 'village' in Granada, benefits from Almerimar Treasure Hunts

Blog, fog and smog

The Fog Index (or Gunning Fog Index) is a measure of how readable a piece of text is

On Being Alone

Being alone can be something that suits some people very well, a need for isolation in a...

Maximilian Bartie

Our resident columnist, formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells, puts the world to rights

Tropical fruits in Andalucía – Mmmm!

Paul Whitelock tucks into chirimoya, mango, kaki, níspero, papaya, guayaba and avocado

Living the High Life

Surviving Spain at 1,500 metres. A new Olive Press blog on life in Spain's highest village

DEAR JENNIFER: What does Recommended Garages mean to me?

Further to my previous article last month, of why Jennifer Cunningham Insurances is special, I felt it was important to provide some...

Marbella’s “other kind” of shopping

If you thought Marbella was only good for shopping designer and luxury labels, think again

Put a cork in it!

The Spanish cork industry is struggling as the demand for cork, particularly from the wine industry, has dropped dramatically. Can anything be done? Should we boycott wines which have plastic corks or screw tops?

Sponsorship opportunities with Axarquia rugby!

Velez-Malaga based club are inviting bids from potential sponsors

Knight in a Safari Suit: Sir David Attenborough’s soothing voice doesn’t overcome his stark message

HE'S too modest for shining armour but Sir David Attenborough is a true hero of our times writes Belinda Beckett

Axarquia win Copa de Andalucia

Rugby Club win fourth annual tournament against Malaga and El Elstrecho

SWAN’S CORNER: Do I really need to make a Spanish will?

It is all too common for many of us to put off making a will in Spain. After all,...

Remember when…

South Africa to southern Spain: A moving experience for Calliope

July 10th: The King and I

I’m not especially hostile to monarchy per se, but when King Felipe VI’s visit to Haro coincided with mine, it was inevitable...

The rain in Spain …

Carolyn Emmett wonders if she'd bought a dream house or a nightmare

El Castillo de Cabra

Hannah takes a tour around a castle that now houses a school

Chilling news!

Bartie wonders why things are cooling down when they should be hotting up...

Zoo de Castellar – not your average zoo!

Many of the animals taken in by Castellar Zoo have had a very bad start in life. Some have been seized from smugglers attempting to move them across borders in tiny boxes or cages, and others rescued from circus troops

Adios: What I learnt from living in Spain

In his final Olive Press dispatch, former Chief Reporter Tom Powell remembers the three key lessons living in Spain has taught him

Almería’s greenhouses: What goes on inside…

John Woodhead takes a look inside the plastic greenhouses that play a big part in the economy of Almería and Andalucía

Just the weather for a solar eclipse

The rain in Spain is definitely falling on Sevilla

Do you know the way through San Pedro?

Residents of San Pedro de Alcantára on the Costa del Sol await with baited breath the reopening of the road that runs through the town


Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos coughs up another massive chunk of his tax bill

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, who quit the country last August with financial scandals hanging over him, has paid a €4.4 million...