Thursday, July 9, 2020

Gerald Brenan’s queen back on her throne in Churriana

The home of the famous Hispanist - the Queen of Los Angeles - has finally been restored, thanks to a seven-year Olive Press campaign

The Costa Nostra

LIFTING THE LID ON MAFIA SPAIN: After a spate of gangland-style shootings and the high profile arrests of three dozen Irish mobsters, the Olive Press takes a closer look at why the Costa del Sol is said to have become the world’s centre for organised crime

Complaints against lawyers ignored in Spain

Numerous cases are being ‘buried and unheard’, claims lawyer

EXCLUSIVE: This is NOT Armageddon, insists mother of young cancer hero Ashya King as she seeks sanctuary in Spain...

‘‘THEY are holed up at home and terrified this is Armageddon,” says Naghmeh King

Is Spain’s Catholic church on its knees?

The Spanish church is in freefall after a scandal exposed a sinister paedophile sect, praying on youngsters. Are its days of influence numbered, asks Jacqueline Fanchini and Tom Powell

Sky’s the limit for charity diver

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

2014 round up: Oh what a year it was!

With Christmas now a distant memory, the Olive Press takes a trip down memory lane to pick out the top stories of 2014

Homebirths in Spain: A labour of love?

Home births in Spain are the rarest in Europe. And in a country where a young mother is treated ‘like a common criminal’ when her baby arrives at home in a rush, changing that mindset could be hard labour. Iona Napier and Nina Chausow investigate...

VIDEO: The deadly Santiago train crash, captured on trackside camera

It is one year since 79 people died in the horrific train crash

Driving, residency, passports… everything British expats in Spain need to know to prepare for Brexit

“Most important for Brits living in Spain are the standard things like getting the residencia and driving license.”

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

The Olive Press are here to help you figure out what to get your kids for Christmas

EXCLUSIVE: Google Maps probe into why Algeciras is apparently still an 11th century Muslim ‘taifa’

Olive Press spots Google Maps reviving 11th century Muslim kingdom of Al Andalus

‘I’ll miss my Med Steps runs’ reveals Gibraltar’s departed governor Sir James Dutton

Former governor invites Tom Powell into his illustrious home for one last cuppa’... before heading for Blighty this week

Get educated: The Olive Press guide to schooling in Spain

Choosing the right schools for your kids can be a problem of algebraic proportions for parents newly-arrived on the Costa del Sol. Imogen Calderwood has the facts to help you tick all the right boxes

A century of Spanish anarchism

It is exactly 100 years since an anarchist shot dead Spain’s prime minister. As Eloise Horsfield discovers, the anarchist movement once counted over two million members and is still very much alive today

Did you spot our April fool?

Oil's well that ends well but how many of you fell for our environmentally optimistic story?

Caught in the terminal

Long waits, but plenty of determination, discover Paul O’Connell and Jon Clarke at Malaga airport

UK beer sales soaring at last

After five years of decline, British beer sales are finally booming

Getting off the slippery slope in Spain

Wendy Williams meets a woman helping to fight an alarming creep of desertification using rosemary, lantana and ‘a lot of shrubbery’

Blackouts, debt and cops using dealers’ cars in Spain

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

British expat information day to be held in Estepona

The British Consulate Malaga is holding the event in conjunction with Estepona Town Hall

Ex-pats sued for green views

Trio of Ronda residents – including writer Alastair Boyd – face a 22 million euros lawsuit in a campaign of “mafia-style harassment” by developers

Robert Parker – correction

10 October 2014

That old chestnut!

Walk through any town in southern Spain and you are bound to see street vendors, known as castañeras, roasting chestnuts on their mobile stoves

Spanish PM Rajoy flies to the US in last minute bid to halt referendum

Spanish PM flies to the US for a working lunch with President Trump to discuss the upcoming referendum in Catalunya, the EU and NATO.