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LONG READ: Jack Gaioni reveals the fascinating story of Lola Montez, the fake Spanish dirty dancer who captured a...
Lola mimed the crushing of spiders that had invaded her undergarments
LONG READ: 30 years since Berlin Wall fell, populism is the new divide that endangers our response to the...
Populism is the wall blocking serious action to tackle today's environmental crisis says Olive Press editor Jon Clarke as he remembers the fall of the Berlin wall 30 years ago this month.
Regina Lankenau zooms in on how the EU helped ensure Spain’s ‘terrible drivers’ are no longer Europe’s worst
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
As one American guest, who didn’t stay long, famously remarked, ‘You see kids? This is what happens when a man lives alone’
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 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
We’ve put together a list of places we feel would have added to the stark alien beauty of Westeros and Essos
I had never been a risk-taker, I was pretty comfortable financially, I liked my job and everything in life was settled and safe, but just a little boring
If you do own a beach club in Marbella, you are probably in the mood for celebrating that it is still standing
Belinda Beckett raises a toast to the sherry merry month of May in Spain, with its free-flowing booze and...
With barrels of rebujito hitched to the back of the tractor-drawn wagons you can refresh yourself as you walk/dance/stagger along the route
The change in direction is designed to make Andalucia more attractive to investors, both national and international
While the company professes certain essential values for its staff to grow on a ‘personal and professional’ level, there are numerous reports suggesting otherwise...
Local papers, like the Olive Press, have a responsibility to disseminate true information to their readership...
After the recently announced additions to Malaga’s natural monuments list, we look at all 13 of these stunning environmental sites
Estepona has managed to avoid the mass market tourism of the rest of the Costa del Sol, retaining a certain kind of magic
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
After parting with his agent, John has now gone solo, booking and managing his own gigs and tours
Women in Andalucia were some of the first in Spain to join the fight against General Franco, writes Jack Gaioni