Monday, October 14, 2019

¡Enhorabuena Olive Press West!

Hip hip hurray! Olive Press West is one today. Has it really been 365 days since our sister newspaper was launched? For 12 months,...

Law change needed after rockstar Gary Owens ends up in jail for crime he did not commit

Spanish courts have so much to answer regarding how Owens, of heavy metal band A II Z, came to be incarcerated for a murder he did not commit

What you’re chatting about… (16 – 22 November 2013)

The Olive Press’ most commented news of the week

Magnificent Seven

The best investigative and campaigning English language paper in Spain hits its seventh anniversary

Crooks canvas: The Ripoff Report

Freedom of speech is an incredible thing, but when a convicted conman is allowed to voice his opinion above that of an integral newspaper or honest businessman then something is amiss

OPINION: After it emerged taxi rapist John Worboys is learning Spanish in prison, we must not let him into...

Worboys would be among the sickest and most dangerous expat criminals to have ever inhabited this country

In the dog house

Mayor of Collada Villaba involved in racist blunder

Superjudge’s crumbling crusade

Judge Baltasar Garzon proved that international law knew no boundaries with his pursuit of international dictators and terrorists, yet his idealistic principles are now in grave danger of being thwarted by his very own, writes Andrew Pearce

Movers, shakers and holidaymakers

Never afraid to print the stories other publications would rather ignore, the OP continues to be the best English-language investigative newspaper in Spain

This week’s most read news (12-18 October 2013)

Take a look at the five most-read stories on the Olive Press website this week

OPINION: Dreaming of a Spanish wedding

It’s no surprise Spain is a courting couple hotspot

We all have responsibilities, and few perhaps more than the legal profession

While a few will always believe they are above the law, what are we to think – or do – when lawyers themselves ignore the rules.

Give them the boot: Olive Press campaign to stop lawyer’s kickbacks

The Olive Press has launched a campaign to K.O the kickbacks

Andalucia’s chance for a bright new dawn

Andalucia needs change, in any shape or form

Onwards and Upwards

The Olive Press website receives record viewing figures of over 2000 in one day

OPINION: Belsen Berney’s hero legacy tainted by dishonesty

Sad that a war hero’s legacy has been tainted by his dishonesty

Standing up for equality: Nick Clegg supports Feminism

Nick Clegg shows his support for gender equality

OPINION: Accusing a Benidorm bar of a ‘hate crime’ for renting out a midget is political correctness gone mad

If an upcoming investigation finds their dwarf to be proud of his work, and doing it without any coercion or humiliation, then we should crouch behind him

Andalucian capital of art

After the opening of a new gallery and a fabulous new exhibition, Malaga can rightfully claim to be the Andalucian Capital of Art

Friends at last?

It comes as no surprise that over 60% of Olive Press readers are supporting a campaign to unify Gibraltar with La Linea

Unfair treatment of Ashya

The treatment of Ashya King and his family has shocked the world

Price of a life: 5,000 people drown in Europe each year

Lifeguards on Spain's beaches are hard to be found outside of peak season

Racist or violent?

Is the recession causing a backlash against foreigners in Spain?

Drip, drip of your water footprint

Forget your carbon footprint. It’s your ‘Water Footprint’ that you need to worry about, writes Bob Denton. The next 20 years are already forecast to bring us ‘water wars’ – and the move to dedicate increasing amounts of agricultural land to bio-fuels will only make things worse

We prayed for rain and boy did it come

We prayed for rain and boy did it come, writes Giles Brown

Opinion: What now for British citizens living in the EU?

But in refusing to guarantee the existing rights of EU citizens in the UK, MPs missed a chance to secure diplomatic goodwill with their European counterparts
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