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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

MarbellaSMOKING 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

No socks for me!

Paul Whitelock on why he loves Montejaque

These streets were made for walking

Nicola Cowell takes to the narrow lanes of Jimena to discover why the town is such an enchanted retreat for tourists and expats

Waking the dead

They are taken in Taiwan, Serbia, Slovenia, and Bangladesh, and, according to NASA, invigorate the body and soul. The word comes from the Latin for ‘sixth hour,’ and is intended to occur roughly six hours after one wakes up... But why is the siesta culture dying out in Spain? Sara Wallace finds out

A tale of two cities

Bad boys, IT Girls and Wags... but for those in the know, like Kate Moss, Simon Cowell and Prince Harry, there is a lot more to discover in the heart of Andalucia’s most maligned resort, writes Jon Clarke

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

Oh, I do like to be beside the lakeside

Jon Clarke explains why the Andalucian lake district is a good alternative to the coast
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