Monday, November 18, 2019

With atheism on the rise in Spain, Maya Eashwaran checks out why the masses are deserting the church

Church marriages have also declined steeply; in a 27 year-long period, the percentage of religious marriages in Spain declined from 79% to 19.8%, a huge drop of nearly 60 percent.

Spain shutting the border would be like ‘cutting off its nose to spite its face’, slams Gibraltar’s deputy commander

Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia said that tightening frontier controls would hurt the Spanish as much as the Rock.

PART 1: How we set up the Olive Press from a derelict apartment in the Granada mountains

Whoever had kicked in the door and smashed the place up probably didn’t look wet behind the ears.

As Spain experiences a 400% increase in gang rape, is porn to blame?

There were a staggering 60 gang rapes in Spain last year, compared to 14 in 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: As Dani Garcia’s Michelin-starred restaurant shuts, top chef spills beans on what Michelin Guide really look for

After Dani Garcia announced the closure of his restaurant after winning a third star, we take a look at the gruelling Michelin world and why the accolade is so hard to attain and more importantly, maintain

The British teenage anarchist who tried to kill Franco with explosives hidden under granny’s sweater

The scale of his repression, torture and murder made him a natural target for political campaigns and the morally aware, writes Alastair Stewart.

Olive Press judges Málaga’s new five star Miramar Hotel that was previously a court

It has been 12 years since Jon Clarke first step through the doors at the Palacio de Miramar and since then a lot has changed.

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two decades ago with an old black and white guidebook from 1957… so it wasn’t really much of a surprise that Portugal had changed a bit, writes Lenox Napier

Spain and Gibraltar’s LGBT heroes

Spain was one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage

Heavy snowfall in parts of Spain could be heaviest for 35 years

AFTER warnings of freezing temperatures, heavy snow has fallen overnight in some areas of the Costa Blanca leaving schools and businesses closed this morning. Locals...

A day of San Fermin

After eight hours on a night bus and a crack-of-dawn train from Madrid, Lance Rutkin pitches up in Pamplona, to witness the passion of those who run with the bulls

EXCLUSIVE: British mother reunited with baby 21 days after Spanish hospital claimed ‘it wasn’t hers’

Heartbroken Brit finally reunited with baby after doctors insist on a DNA test to prove it is hers

Documentary hopes to cure Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

Film director and producer Miguel Angel Rolland speaks exclusively to the Olive Press about the launch of his most 'important work' and his desire to revolutionize Spain’s animal cruelty epidemic

Spanish students protest over university degree reforms

Reforms will see undergraduate degrees cut to three years

Hello to Hola Bank – expat focussed bank launching in Spain today

Backed by La Caíxa it is aimed at expats and foreign clients

EXCLUSIVE: Ashya King’s well again but family ‘need to move home’ from Spain

Ashya's family set to head back to England in search of work
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