Monday, April 19, 2021


OPINION: British conman David Klein moved to Spain’s Costa del Sol but couldn’t move on from his criminal past

And like any stray mutt, it seems you couldn’t teach ‘David the dogman’ new tricks

OPINION: Nature is healing in Spain amidst coronavirus pandemic

IT has been difficult to find the bright side of the coronavirus crisis. But one perk of a worldwide shutdown is the positive effect...

Alex Trelinski looks back on a change for the better

I'M still a newbie compared to the Olive Press with just a dozen years of Spanish life under my belt. Those 12 years have...

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

International Women’s Day: A time for reflection and hope

It is a day to remind us to look beyond our borders, our bodies and our race, and to recognise the power of difference in each woman’s story

Despite the bright lights of Malaga, searching for that ‘Christmassy feeling’ in Spain seems harder than ever this year

IT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The tell tale signs are all here- cosy coats, the kitsch jumpers, lots of lights, bows,...

Tales of the hotel dog

In a much anticipated return to his regular column, inland Andalucia’s favourite hotel dog Eddie, bemoans his new non-meat diet... and his lack of bits

OPINION: Britsh expats would have made the difference if given choice to vote in Brexit Referendum

The burning truth is most of us could not vote despite the fact we stood to be most affected.

International Women’s Day: Women don’t want to stand behind men

Our predecessors fought for us and opened doors for us. I think as women we don’t always praise ourselves enough

British expats in Spain and across Europe welcome UK move to scrap 15-year voting rule

THE 15-year cut-off date that prevents an estimated one million overseas Brits from voting in UK parliamentary election is about to be scrapped, writes Sue Wilson...

OPINION: Expats will make all the difference in tomorrow’s elections, both as candidates and in the polling booths

Above all, ensure you vote for the local team that best understands the wealth and diversity we bring to their towns

OPINION: Spain may be hosting the pivotal COP25 climate conference, but Madrid may need to rethink its approach to...

“People are lazy about not using their cars,” says volunteer Cristina Gomez. “There’s no excuse. We have a very good public transport system”

TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Spain’s singer Rosalia receives criticism for explicit music video that triggered global debate

ROSALIA is the singing superstar who won the first Grammy for an all-Spanish album. Merging pop and flamenco genres, the singer has pioneered Spanish...

Life in Spain: Driving has improved and I’ve learnt the Spanish way of queuing

FIFTEEN YEARS ago today I was living in sleepysville Extremadura and Rafa Nadal was the new national hero.  The Spaniard won his second French Open...

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

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

OPINION: War on Terraces

As the Olive Press highlighted last year the stark truth is up to 42% of all the 1,650 terraces in Palma are at risk

International Women’s Day: We only ask for equality

The fight continues in 2020 for a just and fair society where, as females, all we want is to be seen and treated as equals

Michelin star chefs are true heroes

The chefs behind the 21 new Michelin ‘Green Stars’ are among the true heroes of Spain. This select, forward-thinking group have been championing sustainability in...

DROP OF COMMON SENSE: Are humans to blame for the floods that have ravaged Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Heavy rainfall is not a recent phenomenon, but Mediterranean sea warming and building in the wrong places is adding to the recent flooding problems, writes Harry Ward

Belinda Beckett reveals the jargon which makes her stomach turn

Had Shakespeare himself been around today, he would be having a Twelfth Nightmare trying to fit sayings like ‘the feel-good-factor’ into a rhyming couplet.

OPINION: The news of British PM stepping in to support family after tragic British boy’s death in Mallorca could...

We need to act and to ensure there can be no more untimely deaths

OPINION: Now that euthanasia is legal in Spain how can we ensure we safeguard the most vulnerable in society

Let’s get this straight. Everybody has the right to die. Full stop, put the kettle on, I might as well end the argument here....

OPINION: The shock verdict that sees Westley Capper and Craig Porter ‘walk free’ is an insult to Agnese Klavina’s...

The crux of the case rested on the lack of evidence and the prosecution’s inability to provide a clear narrative of what happened to Agnese

OPINION: The tribulations of post-Brexit life shouldn’t make Brits in Spain intolerant

The modern world is characterised by globalisation. Watching an American film while eating a Thai curry perched on the edge of your Swedish sofa...

Sporting role models: What happened when a boxer, a footballer and a tennis star visited Marbella?

No prizes for guessing which one returned home in a cloud of controversy