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LONG READ: Thomas Cook collapse leaves thousands out of jobs and €200m owed to Spain’s hotels

Thomas Cook has debts of €200 million with around 1,000 Spanish firms in total.

With atheism on the rise in Spain, Maya Eashwaran checks out why the masses are deserting the church

Church marriages have also declined steeply; in a 27 year-long period, the percentage of religious marriages in Spain declined from 79% to 19.8%, a huge drop of nearly 60 percent.

REVEALED: How the EU helped ensure Spain’s ‘TERRIBLE’ drivers are no longer Europe’s worst

Regina Lankenau zooms in on how the EU helped ensure Spain’s ‘terrible drivers’ are no longer Europe’s worst

Bartolome ‘Bermejo’ de Cardenas – Spain’s 15th century Gothic artist who almost nobody has heard of

Bermejo’s works can be seen at the National Gallery in London until September 29 or at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao

Inside the workshop of an artisan leather designer using the same materials as Gucci and Louis Vuitton in...

CHARMING: The Olive Press spoke to Lupe, the founder of craft company Mittica ©theOlivePress LUPE’S smile is wide...

Superstition emptied a Spanish village in the 14th century before turning it into a must-visit festival, discovers Jack Gaioni

There is live music, falconry demonstrations, sword fights, hypnosis and magical shows

PALM BEACH: The curious pop history of the Costa del Sol’s most famous chiringuito freshly refurbished for summer

Its owner helped create one of the most successful songs of the early 2000s

Marbella has never lost its charm – in fact it’s only getting better, writes Laurence Dollimore

Marbella SMOKING sardines, bikini-clad roller skaters and children with ice cream-covered faces… this is Marbella in full seasonal...

Spain’s environmentalists issue doomsday warning as groundbreaking study reveals alarming levels of micro-plastic in the Pyrenees

One of the main problems is the lack of ready, cheap alternatives to the imperishable material that is now part of the air we breathe and the water we drink

10 incredible locations Game of Thrones SHOULD have filmed in Spain

We’ve put together a list of places we feel would have added to the stark alien beauty of Westeros and Essos

CULT OF MERCADONA: After a string of expat robberies we shine a light on the murky side to a...

While the company professes certain essential values for its staff to grow on a ‘personal and professional’ level, there are numerous reports suggesting otherwise...

FAKE NEWS: What is it? How does it spread? Do journalists have a role in stopping it?

Local papers, like the Olive Press, have a responsibility to disseminate true information to their readership...

IN PICS: The newly updated list of Malaga’s 13 natural monuments

After the recently announced additions to Malaga’s natural monuments list, we look at all 13 of these stunning environmental sites

ESTEPONA: Is it the crown jewel of Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Estepona has managed to avoid the mass market tourism of the rest of the Costa del Sol, retaining a certain kind of magic

How a Welshman helped the Spanish win one of the biggest land deals in US history

The Welsh Don Juan … The one who’s belief that Welsh Indians roamed America’s Wild West helped a President strike the greatest land deal in history

What’s it like to be the UK’s only dwarf drag queen? The Olive Press caught up with Miss DQ...

After parting with his agent, John has now gone solo, booking and managing his own gigs and tours

Anarchy, Andalucia and free women: How women in Spain plotted to bring down the patriarchy

Women in Andalucia were some of the first in Spain to join the fight against General Franco, writes Jack Gaioni

KISS AND TELL: From cave mamas to world records, Belinda Beckett chronicles the history of the snog

Belinda Beckett brings you the ‘pucker’ guide to kissing for Valentine’s month

How British expat miners and a dozen chickens lead to Spain’s great love affair with football

Jack Gaioni uncovers the more absurd origins of the beautiful game

The Cat’s Whiskers: Is Sierra de Gata Spain’s most delightful region?

As the tiny village of Robledillo de Gata is singled out alongside Carmona and Vejer as Spain’s best rural retreat, Jon Clarke extols the delights of a week in the little-known Sierra de Gata

VILLAGE IN THE CITY: A look inside Santa Catalina- the new SoHo

THE clinking of wine glasses, clicking of designer heels and the cacophony of foreign languages… welcome to a typical lunchtime in Santa Catalina. Palma's trendiest...

FEATURE: A closer look at Spain’s biggest earthquake in over half a century

Spain was shaking in its boots after Monday’s earthquake, Joe Duggan does a little digging to find out if Mother Nature could strike again?

We are the champinones: Mushroom feature

Mushrooms are in season, in vogue and soon to be in a dish on your table, writes Iona Napier

King Felipe VI becomes first Spanish monarch on a gay magazine cover

Felipe was also the first Spanish monarch to meet with LGBT representatives in his first week in office

Stamping out the ‘Class A drugs post’ peril

Injected into silicone breasts and surgically implanted into defenceless puppies – the Class A Drugs ‘delivery service’ is becoming increasingly deadly as traffickers seek horrific new ways to smuggle contraband into Europe, using Spain as their back door. But it’s a ‘smug’s game’, reports Tom Powell

How we created hero cop Max

A husband and wife writing team based in Granada explain how they have managed to get a trilogy of crime books commissioned and onto the shelves in the UK... with a little help from The Olive Press and a large round-topped bath
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