Saturday, January 28, 2023

Opinion

The problem with Andrew Tate, the “king of toxic masculinity”, and adolescent males in Spain

RECENTLY, a British teenager showed me a YouTube video of a “kickboxer and influencer” called Andrew Tate. Apparently, the man – a butch type...

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WHERE the Olive Press leads, others follow. While our stories are often picked up by the media in the UK our influence is not just...

Spain is introducing low emission zones in city centres that will prohibit 75% of vehicles. Does this affect your...

WITH the rollout of Spain’s new “green” initiative, designed to reduce C02 emissions in our cities by restricting the most polluting vehicles, motorists are...

Back to the future: How the Olive Press is combining old-fashioned news values with modern day social media

THE Olive Press team has decades of news experience under their belts. Some even started in the days of ‘hot metal’, bashing out stories via...

Is Britain the Sick Man of Europe again?

FOREIGN nationals watching the UK’s political news could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Inglaterra’ changes its Prime Minister as frequently as some people change...

How to get Spanish NIE number: My experience moving to Spain

Researching how to obtain the Spanish NIE number is almost as complicated as the application process, here's what happened to me. I’ve decided to...

‘IT’S unfair and disgusting’: Readers affected by UK driving licence debacle share their stories with The Olive Press

FIVE calendar months have now passed since British residents of Spain who are without a valid driving licence have been unable to legally take...

OPINION: Why YOU could be the secret weapon against fugitives hiding out on Spain’s Costa del Crime

IT’S awful to think one might live next door or could be sitting on the next table enjoying a beer. But there is a very...

OLIVE PRESS OPINION: Goodbye and good riddance

SPAIN is a wonderful country in which to live - which is why it has welcomed millions of expats to its shores. Whether they are...

THE DEATH OF THE QUEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

WITH the UK in a state of turmoil over politics and its cost-of-living crisis – amongst other issues, like the consequences of Brexit -...

OLIVE PRESS OPINION: Ma’am, your expats salute you!

From the Olive Press editor Jon Clarke THE harrowing photo of Prince William arriving at Balmoral yesterday evening told it all. We didn’t need any words...

Boiling over: What makes August so unbearable in Spain

WELL you’ve made it this far… and only a few days to go. Be content that the majority of heatwaves are behind us and the...

Don ‘Pijote’ and the Year of Lunching Dangerously

MARINES in Vietnam used to deal with the insanity around them by imagining that it wasn’t real life. It was an acid drenched inversion...

OPINION: Myth or fact? Why we all need to be alarmed at Spain’s needle-spiking craze

THE huge surge in supposed needle-spiking cases experienced in bars and nightclubs across Spain this summer is worrying on so many levels and is...

Expanding horizons: Musings from Suze on life in Spain

Susannah Grant looks back on her early days in Spain and marvels at how far, both she and her adopted country have come.

Olive Press Opinion: Price of everything, value of nothing

EVERYTHING has a price… including Spain’s last virgin beaches. With over six million square metres of pristine coastline in Tarifa in line for urban development,...

What does Boris Johnson’s resignation mean for expats in Spain?

WITH Boris Johnson finally admitting defeat and resigning as leader of the Conservative Party following the highest number of government resignations in a single...

OPINION: Give expats full voting rights in Spain

THE Right to vote is considered one of the most fundamental rights in a democracy. A mere century ago women were throwing themselves under horses...

Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

The term ‘expat’ is loaded. It’s time we moved on, argues Carrie Frais.

OPINION: It’s time Spain took responsibility once and for all to protect homeowners instead of penalise them

The horror and heartbreak of seeing one’s home smashed into smithereens isn’t a fate reserved solely for those living under threat of Russian bombs...

House hunting in rural Spain: ‘We bought a museum’

When Auriel Roe started looking for rural property in the cooler climes of northern Spain, she didn’t imagine ending up with a portal into the past

MEET THE TEAM: From professional poker player to Olive Press webmaster, this is Kate Langshaw

OLIVE PRESS webmaster Kate Langshaw is thankfully used to the late nights of the media from her poker tournament days in Las Vegas. Most of...

Olive Press Opinion: When it comes to Russian oligarchs, Spain must do its homework

Dripping in as much gold as the besieged city of Mariupol is dripping in blood, this gross symbol of Russia’s ruling elite needs to be tackled urgently by the powers that be

Slava Ukraini: Let’s stage a covert mission to take La Zagaletta back from the Russians

A Marbella journalist’s life is normally deciding which restaurant, club or new development lauch I should grace with my presence. The nearest I ever...

Meet the American in Malaga helping women move to Spain to live their best life, whatever their age

If you've always wondered what it's like to live abroad, then what are you waiting for? In Cepee Tabibian's opinion there is no...

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