Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Controversial El Mundo editor steps down amid political row

Pedro J reportedly given multi-million euro severance pay

How to beat the shopping trolley blues

You can get Don Simon orange juice and Mahou beer at own brand prices if you know where to shop. The Olive Press sent Paul Whitelock to investigate why shoppers are switching supermarkets and choosing different brands

Sad Spain ranks below Saudi Arabia and Qatar in World Happiness Report 2016

Denmark emerged as the happiest country in the world

Santa’s list of Christmas present dos and don’ts for adults

The Olive Press looks at the best and worst Christmas presents for you to get your loved ones this year

Stung into kitesurfing action in Tarifa

The art of kitesurfing gets Jon Clarke in a tangle, after the first morning started with a ‘shock’

DETECTIVE PERRO: Spanish dog can sniff out lung cancer with amazing accuracy

A Spanish Labrador has been trained to sniff out lung cancer with a 95% success rate.

Sky’s the limit for charity diver

Kim Edwards jumps in aid of the hospital that helped her through leukaemia

The generous expat Brit who changed the face of Torremolinos forever

The grandfather of Costa del Sol tourism, George Langworthy, died penniless and heartbroken - but much adored - writes Jacqueline Fanchini

“We had to escape the fire like rats,” says Mijas mayor

Jon Clarke talks to Mijas mayor Angel Nozal about the ‘terrifying’ 36 hours that wreaked havoc along the Costa del Sol

COVID-19 crisis: Economists predict Spain’s Balearic Islands will suffer biggest recession in its history

Economists predict the consequences of the health crisis will be catastrophic for the region

Slow silent suffering: So, what’s news?

Lisa Tilley asks why is news of drug-taking celebrities and Royals on the razz more important than famine, war and disease in the Third World.

Blackouts, debt and cops using dealers’ cars in Spain

The Olive Press looks at how Andalucia is struggling to deal with the recession

Limited edition olive oil now on sale

Mercadona to sell 400,000 bottles of new Andalucian oil

A swing to the right in Andalucia?

While most expats are ineligible to vote, Wendy Andersen looks at why tomorrow's regional elections are so important and wonders whether Andalucia is about to vote Conservative for the first time since the Junta was formed 30 years ago

Four years of change, four years of controversy

As the PSOE party retains power in Spain, CARLOS PRANGER analyses the socialist's first four years in government

Britain’s new Consul to Andalucia… my full circle to Malaga

In her first interview Charmaine Arbouin tells Olive Press editor Jon Clarke, about her fondness for the region and how she wants to best serve its expats

Joaquin Cortes: As big as a rock star

Joaquin Cortes tells Tom Powell how his celebrity status has helped send flamenco into the stratosphere

A lifetime’s odyssey helps Spain

Thanks to the painstaking work of Cabra historian Antonio Moreno, Spain has managed to recover the world’s biggest discovery of sunken gold

How one home owner saved his house from the Costa del Sol fires

Polish homeowner Dr Matia Zanella needed some quick thinking to help save his block in Elviria

Last British member of the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigade dies aged 98

Seaman Stan Hilton jumped ship in Alicante to fight for British Battalion

The patriotic playboy: Gibraltar’s famous estate agent

A Gibraltarian institution, estate agent Solomon Levy is well-known for his love of the ladies. But he’s ‘not all that bad’

Thanks, Euro Weekly News… We’re flattered!

At least ten news stories have appeared on the EWN website - with almost exactly the same wording - within 36 hours of us posting them on here

On Podemos’ march to power

With just six weeks to the Andalucian elections, the Olive Press joined the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children on Podemos’ March for Change to try to understand what makes the party tick

Town hall to use Twitter to resolve issues

Social media drive to improve transparency in Jun

A tale of two pueblos: Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes

While very different, the quirky towns of Zahara and Barbate are breath of fresh air from the manufactured charms of the Costa del Sol, writes Carey Camel

A secret Swiss bank account, the near concreting of a famous white town and a soap that’s anything but...

The perverse twists and turns of politics inside the celebrated white town of Gaucín have led to the description as ‘El Culebron de Gaucín’, or The Gaucin Soap Opera.