Sunday, December 15, 2019

Rafael Nadal hits out at Catalunya referendum saying Spain is ‘stronger together’

Nadal issued a stern warning to Catalonia as the tennis legend attacked plans to hold a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.

Lifeguards and defibrilators on Mallorca booze cruise boats seem sensible moves

Reports of safety measures in other holiday resorts suggest improvements can be made

Officials’ willingness to call time on Mallorca drunken excess is welcome

Curb on drinking on all-inclusive holidays is an understandable move

Stop Sickness Scam campaign by ABTA is good move in fight against fake claims

Those found guilty could face up to three years in Spanish jail

Home sweet home: The power of helping one another

Thanks to the Olive Press’s campaign and the charity of good samaritans, Paul and Leslie Dunt and their 17 dogs again have a place to call their own

Riot girls: Feminist court case highlights how freedom of expression is stifled in Spain

Last month, a student was given a suspended prison sentence after tweeting about the 1973 assassination of Francoist Prime Minister Admiral Blanco

Call to arms: Why the upcoming general election matters to expats

But instead of feeling fatigued, Bremain in Spain campaigner John Moffett is right to suggest that expats should look forward to the vote as an opportunity to influence Brexit

Rejoice in Andalucia´s spectacular Semana Santa events

Far from the chocolate-led commercialised events in the UK, Spain’s Semana Santa Holy Week is very much still steeped in centuries’ old traditions

Opinion: Heart-breaking burglary is sad factor of life in southern Spain

But to lose such priceless, sentimental items as war medals and a christening present is heartbreaking for Sally and David Russell

Cystic fibrosis campaigner’s legacy lives on in hopes to legalise new drug Orkambi in Spain

Becky Baker passed away at only 32, but her tireless campaign to help other sufferers of cystic fibrosis continues

Opinion: British couple’s eviction highlights importance of strong community networks

Establishing a strong support network is often hard when living in a foreign country, but this is exactly what was needed for them

Opinion: Justice finally served to notorious Spain conman Jose Luis Maseda

We have been writing about this rogue for nearly a decade, since it emerged he had swindled hundreds of expats out of their life savings

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

Mijas Town Hall should take urgent action on misery-causing rubbish plant

Even if they have no intention of rectifying the problem, she at least deserves to be given an answer from Mijas town hall, not a veiled threat that her home could be illegal

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

OPINION; UN involvement in Almeria olivos scandal is positive step

IT’S great to see that the United Nations are taking the environmental concerns of David Dene seriously. In this day and age we need to...

OPINION; Rothschild response is a welcome development in alleged expat loan fraud

Finally, Baron David Rene de Rothschild has answered the Spanish courts over his company’s involvement in a scheme that may have unjustly deprived over 130 mainly British pensioners of their life savings

Expats should be able to care for elderly in UK

Let’s face it, It’s such a challenging job that many back in Britain quite simply won’t consider it

Good samaritans shine sun on Costa del Sol floods tragedy

But the charitable actions of untold numbers of good samaritans have shone some much needed light on an otherwise bleak time for the Costa del Sol

Brexit Supreme Court case most important in legal history

For the first time, all 11 judges will sit to rule on a decision that could have far-reaching constitutional and political consequences

Top 10 Olive Press campaigns

Launched in 2006, the Olive Press is Andalucia’s only campaigning newspaper. Here we look back at some highlights from the first ten years...

Catch him: Mark Acklom web of lies has no end

His lies seem to know no bounds

Top 10 Olive Press investigations in Spain

Andalucia’s only investigative newspaper - the Olive Press - looks back over some of its highlights of the first ten years

Top 10 most popular online stories in Olive Press history

Since we launched the Olive Press website we've published more than 16,000 news items that have attracted almost 47,000 comments? Find out what have been the top stories...

Top 10 Olive Press best issues

There are over 250 of them so it's hard to choose but here are some of our best covers

No surprise to see Kim’s Animal Rescue centre under the spotlight

Since our initial investigation two years ago, dozens of former employees and rattled animal activists have contacted us
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