Saturday, May 30, 2020

Passionate Women in Spain

British artists' work celebrating the female spirit goes on display in Andalucia

Shark ‘finning’ finally outlawed in Spain

The EU has banned fishermen from slicing off sharks’ fins and discarding their bodies live

Xmas fayres on the Costa

The Olive Press gets the latest on Christmas fayres in and around the Costa del Sol - and a Santa’s grotto!

Bodegas Bentomiz: A wine success story

One vineyard in the Axarquia is beating the crisis with international success, writes Rose Jones

Expat’s home in Spain left ‘trashed’ by tenants

Jean Leftwick warns landlords to be wary of a British couple who left her €10,000 out of pocket

Death of the bedtime story

The ritual of the bedtime story could become a thing of the past as one in four parents admit they never read to their child before bed

Menopausal women in Spain choose natural remedies over drugs

Four in ten women now opting for natural methods to treat symptoms such as hot flushes and loss of collagen

Expat author creates interactive children’s stories

Anita Pouroulis has released four books with interactive versions available

We will save British cemetery in Spain, say expats

Action group to restore British cemetery in memory of campaigning foreigner

Red kites up by 50% in Spanish national park

The Junta de Andalucia has recorded sightings of 74 red kite pairs, compared to just 40 in 2011

They are kicking us in the teeth, says expat businessman in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Irrational’ demands for breastfeeding and maternity information not helping small businesses, insists expat company owner

Gibraltar introduces ASBOs as old laws are modernised

A change-up of laws attempts to bring the Rock's crime-fighters up to speed

Competa: Goat jams and politics

UK government advisor Ray Rowden finally moved to Competa to open a restaurant

Possible pickpocking plot linked to mobile phone shop in Spain

EXCLUSIVE: Holidaymakers claim phone shop is linked to pickpocketing gang

100 Montaditos and its plan to conquer America

The popular Spanish chain hopes to open 500 more stores in the US by 2015

Expat masseuse turns down One Direction in Marbella

27-year-old Michelle Honeker refused to give the world's biggest boyband a massage because 'they looked too young'

Brownie point loss

Peter Langdale from Garden La Palma offers some useful tips for gardening during the rainy season

Tech-savvy tots

Increasing number of pre-schoolers becoming competent users of electronic gadgets, including iPads

‘I knew Jimmy Savile was dodgy’, says Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt

Alhaurin-based guitarist admits he was not surprised by revelations about disgraced DJ

Axarquia: True vintage

Jon Clarke discovers that the Axarquia has a long and rich history of winemaking

BBC football pundit Steve Claridge: My return as a market trader

The former Premiership footballer once made more money selling plants than playing, he tells Jon Clarke

Malaga airport has not turned aircon off, insists spokesman

EXCLUSIVE: Several passengers claim it has been getting unbearably hot waiting for flights

Spain to fund overseas green projects to help hit Kyoto targets

Several international schemes have been approved including wind farms in India, Mexico and Tunisia

Happy sixth birthday to the Olive Press!

The team refuses to get complacent as the Olive Press celebrates six successful years

Raymond Prats: Sneezing season

With cold and flu viruses leaving many of us feeling under the weather, Dr Raymond Prats looks at some of the best ways to beat the bugs

Axarquia – A region of variety

A brief guide to the Axarquia