Thursday, December 12, 2019

Living under the axe

EXCLUSIVE: With the April 9 demolition deadline looming, the ‘Albox Nine’ were visited by MP Chris Bryant to discuss the crisis. However, amid the political furore, that is making headlines back home, Andrew Pearce discovers how easy it is to forget the real people, with real struggles at the heart of this wretched affair

‘There’s a whole world past Michelin’: Olive Press editor meets world’s top chefs

I’D made a point of arriving an hour before the allotted time for the culinary love-in when two dozen Michelin-starred chefs descended on Marbella...

Lady Gaga reveals her favourite paella restaurant in Marbella

Find out where the pop diva chowed down on a recent trip to the Costa del Sol

The Fourth Reich

With Hitler’s 120th birthday this week, the Olive Press looks at his legacy in Spain and investigates the comfortable existence his former henchmen enjoyed on the Costa del Sol

Don’t cry for Isabel Perón

Two arrest warrants in one week for the former Argentina president

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

The British teenage anarchist who tried to kill Franco with explosives hidden under granny’s sweater

The scale of his repression, torture and murder made him a natural target for political campaigns and the morally aware, writes Alastair Stewart.

Persimmons take Europe by storm

Persimmons have outsold kiwis and mangoes over the past season

Digital gardening app hits the market

Electronic gadget will see how your garden grows

Expat journalist Joan Davies dies aged 85 in Benalmadena

Co-founder of Sur in English has passed away in Benalmadena

Let battle commence

In announcing a new abortion law and hinting that its citizens could be given the right to assisted suicide, the socialist government is set...

The land that time forgot

Spain is littered with traces of ancient man, remains of dinosaurs and proof that Neanderthal man held his last stand in Gibraltar just 24,000 years ago. After a 6ft thigh bone of a dinosaur was found in Teruel, the Olive Press sent Wendy Williams to investigate

My bizarre night at British tycoon’s ‘Marbella harem’

Jon Clarke recalls the evening he was invited to the palatial home of Shoja ‘Sacha’ Shojai to discuss plans for a proposed university

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

British schoolchildren rushed to hospital following gas leak in Spain

Nine British schoolchildren have been taken to hospital after a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a hotel in northern Spain.

‘I survived the frying pan of Spain’

As the mercury hit 40C and red alerts came into force, the Olive Press sent Rund Abdelfatah to survive a day in Europe’s hottest place: Ecija, aka ‘The Frying Pan of Spain’

NIE paperwork madness in Spain

A new law requires everyone to turn up at the police station to pick up their NIE number

Adiós to the Little Red Man

While the street signs are feminised in Madrid province, Granada towns are tackling gender violence in society

Going into battle with the Guiri Army

As the Spanish football season approaches its endgame, Tom Powell tagged along to see how Europe’s most famous expat football fanclub do battle

Murder mystery in Sotogrande: what really happened in the luxury resort and why?

The world’s media descended on the Costa del Sol last week to investigate the killing of an alleged paedophile by a British expat father-of-three. But, as the Olive Press reports, there is a lot more to the case than meets the eye. By Imogen Calderwood, Rob Horgan, Tom Powell and Iona Napier

Complaints against lawyers ignored in Spain

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

ETA have declared peace. But how close is the Basque Country to its own Good Friday Agreement?

Olwen Mears talks to veteran Basque-based writer Paddy Woodworth about the recent ceasefire and if he thinks it will hold

The writing was on the wall

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke recalls his visit to witness the fall of the Berlin wall 20 years ago and what the implications would be on both his life and his belief in a united Europe

The great and the good praise Olive Press on its 200th issue

The leader of Gibraltar, the British consul and the Mayor of Mijas all sent warm messages

‘Call me Pepe’: Exclusive interview with new Marbella mayor Jose Bernal

The Olive Press meets Marbella’s new headbanging mayor Jose Bernal, after sacking his predecessor’s FIVE bodyguards, €20,000 in personal parking spaces and iron-fisted press control

The story of Blas Infante

Blas Infante - the ‘father of Andalucia’ - was born in Casares and gave his life for the region, writes Tom Powell
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