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The great Andalucian Exodus

Left battered, bruised and in economic ruin after the Spanish Civil War, millions of Andalucians sought a better life in northern Europe, write Andrew Pearce and Paul Whitelock

Escape to Andalucia’s ‘oil corner’

OLIVE PRESS EXCLUSIVE: Under-fire BP boss finds the perfect retreat in Spain from his US nightmare... although his new Mexican-style hacienda could bring back bad memories...

EXCLUSIVE: Fake name fear

By Andrew Pearce: Wanted sex offender Peter Wheatherley used a false name in Spain court

EXCLUSIVE: ‘They are animals’

By Andrew Pearce: Distraught mother of Dan Smith murdered on the Costa del Sol slams the intimidation of witnesses

Last battle for the red tuna?

Launching our Green Guide this week, we start with an in-depth look at the red tuna industry by Andrew Pearce

Spanish Fonejackers

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Elderly pensioners in Andalucia may face legal action after refusing to pay ‘duplicated’ bill

Despite torture scenes the brave are still taking the bull by the horns

The recent furore surrounding the cruel scenes in Alhaurin el Grande has reopened bullfighting debates. But a definite distinction must still be made between this heinous act and the sport itself, writes Andrew Pearce

Bring an end to Spain’s black economy

It’s no secret that many people are ‘working in the black’ around Andalucia. Now the authorities need to get tough and set an example if the labour market is to be finally regulated, writes Andrew Pearce

Watch out Messi, here we come!

Scores of talented youngsters at an Andalucian football school are turning heads across the world, writes Andrew Pearce

It’s a funny old game in Spain

Spain are undisputed favourites to lift the World Cup. But - as Richard Brentnall reveals in his latest novel A Different Corner, Exploring Spanish Football - it may owe its potential glory to a few expat miners and a Scottish doctor, writes Andrew Pearce

The Rock’s risky business

By Andrew Pearce and Jon Clarke: In the wake of the BP oil disaster in America, Gibraltar is blasted for failing to tackle dangerous oil tankers by Spanish officials

Spain’s gold rush

It may not be full of gun slingers and wagon wheels, but the 21st Century gold rush is still turning Andalucia wild, writes Andrew Pearce

Has Andalucía gone insane?!

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: A skyscraper threatening Sevilla’s UNESCO status, a golf course for the Cape of Trafalgar, Picasso’s name erased from the airport... now, tourist wonks plan to develop Ronda’s sacred Tajo gorge

It’s not fine by us!

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Andalucian town halls set to go fine crazy after Spanish central government cut back regional funding

Stairway to the scrapheap

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Former chauffeur to the stars hit with hefty fine by Andalucia car parking company for mystery damage

We’re on your trail

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Two wanted sex offenders traced after Olive Press appeal

Superjudge’s crumbling crusade

Judge Baltasar Garzon proved that international law knew no boundaries with his pursuit of international dictators and terrorists, yet his idealistic principles are now in grave danger of being thwarted by his very own, writes Andrew Pearce

Marooned

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Dream cruise turned into nightmare after pensioners left stranded on Caribbean island

The great escape

Formerly a feared bandit hideout, Andrew Pearce discovers that the picture-perfect town of Olvera is still a great escape – but for very different reasons

Bar Wars: Part II

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Rampaging kiosk owner set to be closed down after expatriate-run bar receives death threats

All in the same boat

It is the great insurance swindle... After the heaviest rains on record in southern Spain, the majority of flood sufferers are apparently not covered. How can this be? Andrew Pearce discovered half a dozen Olive Press readers in the same boat

Bar wars

EXCLUSIVE by Andrew Pearce: Expatriate-run bar comes under attack from rival kiosk owner, who threatens to 'burn down' bar

Crushed

EXCLUSIVE By Andrew Pearce: British couple recall the moment the roof caved in on their close friends

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

Scammers beware!

The arrest of auctioneer John White and four others who attempted to retrieve their valuable property is a reminder of what lurks on the Costa del Crime. In light of this incredulous escapade Andrew Pearce picks out some of the best scams to beware of

Buried on the beach

EXCLUSIVE BY ANDREW PEARCE IN LA MAMOLA: The funeral of the English couple killed by freak roof collapse attended by hundreds of Spanish and British mourners on the coast
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