Laurence Dollimore

Journalist and MA International Relations graduate

EXCLUSIVE: British expat still without passport almost a YEAR after arrest over marijuana plants found in holiday rental in southern Spain

A BRITISH expat is still stuck in limbo after Spanish police took his passport off him following a ‘wrongful arrest’ almost one year ago. The Olive Press first revealed how Robbie McMiller, 25, was arrested in October last year after six marijuana plants were found at the holiday rental property he was renting in La Linea. The Glasgow lad was working out in the garage-cum-gym next to the apartment when police stormed in and questioned him about six plants they had found growing around the back

EXCLUSIVE: British expats on Spain's Costa del Sol 'lose more than €6 MILLION' to alleged expat investment fraudster

A GROUP of British expats have called in police after losing more than €6 million to an alleged Costa del Sol fraudster. The unsuspecting Brits invested up to €1.64 million each into the alleged ponzi scheme operating out of Marbella, Dubai and India. Welsh expat Rhys Williams, 36, is accused of snaring wealthy parents at his children’s €10,000-a-year private school in Marbella. The victims insist the businessman, who was declared bankrupt in the UK, persuaded them to invest huge sums into a

The 7 types of expat on Spain's Costa del Sol (WARNING: Not for the easily offended)

THE Costa del Sol is a great place to live. Mostly because everyone and anyone is made to feel welcome, making it a brilliant mix of people and characters from all over the world. After living here for some time, you begin to notice there are groups of expats that fall into certain categories. In the name of good fun, we have rounded them up below. Making up around 90% of the Costa del Sol population, you’ll find the estate agent in its natural habitat between Marbella and Estepona. They’re

EXCLUSIVE: British grandmother knocked unconscious outside Costa del Sol bar trying to defend expat from being STABBED by thugs | Olive Press News Spain

A SUPERGRAN has been labelled a ‘true heroine’ after she jumped in to save a pub owner from a glassing attack. 77-year-old expat Elizabeth Trueman didn’t hesitate when she saw the attacker smash his beer glass and lunge at publican Paolo Mortoni. The Glaswegian pensioner stepped in when the Moroccan builder got into a heated argument with Mortoni over the payment of a round of drinks. The regular of Bar Mortoni, in Fuengirola, tried to stop the attack, getting battered to the ground and knock

EXCLUSIVE: Expats taking legal action against well known Costa del Sol glass and windows company after employee speaks out | Olive Press News Spain

AN employee at a well known glass and windows company has come clean after dozens of clients complained about unfinished work. Expat Rudi Kaiser, 58, revealed that tens of thousands of euros of work has not been completed by his former firm Andalucia Glass & Steel. He admitted he ‘could not take it anymore’ after receiving a barrage of complaints and being cited in various court cases. “I have been tarnished by this company and I’m not happy about it,” the German told the Olive Press

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish hunters suspected of animal slaughter on British expat’s farm | Olive Press News Spain

A BRITISH expat has called in police after finding five of her dogs executed in a late-night massacre. First reported by the Olive Press last week, the Guardia Civil are now investigating the horrific attack that also left one of Illona Mitchell’s horses with its eye gouged out. The detectives from the environment section Seprona told Mitchell, 48, that it was one of the worst attacks they had seen and were visibly shocked by it. They have put on extra patrols to keep an eye on the estate a

British expat left with €525 bill to cremate her husband’s amputated leg | Olive Press News Spain

AN expat has been left stumped over a €525 bill for cremating her husband’s amputated leg. Dianne Jones, 73, from Middlesex, claims she was given no warning of the incineration of the limb – nor of its cost – from Xanit Hospital, in Benalmadena. It came after husband Francis, 76, was forced to have his leg amputated above the knee after years of suffering from vascular disease. However, the shock of losing a limb last month was made considerably harder when she was told she had to pay the ‘un

EXCLUSIVE: Brits linked to Agnese disappearance went for curry after fatal hit-and-run in Marbella | Olive Press News Spain

A PAIR of cold-hearted expats went for a curry after killing a mother in a horrific hit-and-run incident. Notorious Brit Westley Capper supped beers and chatted with pal Craig Porter just 30 minutes after knocking over the Bolivian mother of a two-year-old in San Pedro. Privately-educated Capper – linked to the disappearance of stunning Latvian expat Agnese Klavina, in 2014 – has now been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to manslaughter at Marbella court. He was seen being taken to A

Cagefighter's appeal after bikini model wife is knocked off scooter

A British cage fighter has vowed to get 'justice' after a hit and run driver knocked his bikini model wife off her scooter in Spain, leaving her with horrific injuries. Christian Holley, 28, is trying to track down the driver who knocked Zamara Rodriguez off her scooter while she was travelling at more than 60mph near Benalmadena, southern Spain. The 27-year-old bodybuilder, from nearby Marbella, was sent skidding across the busy A7 road leaving her with severe burns. But police are yet to tr

Matthew Sammon arrested hours after being named one of Britain's 10 most wanted

THIS is the dramatic moment one of the UK's top ten fugitives, Brit Matthew Sammon, was arrested in Spain. Police swarmed suspected paedophile Sammon's camper van in the popular Costa del Sol holiday resort of Fuengirola. The suspected paedophile was nabbed after a tip-off from a British expat with Crimestoppers, working with the UK's National's Crime Agency and Spanish cops, then alerted to his whereabouts. Wanted for possession of indecent images of children, Sammon is believed to have been