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MORE than 3,200 toys have been withdrawn from sale by the Guardia Civil following concerns for safety. The toys, mainly sold in low-cost bazaars, were found to not have met standards set out by...

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THE only child of Spain's dictator General Franco has died from terminal cancer.  Carmen Franco, 91, was born in Oviedo in 1926, and is said to have had a lonely and secluded upbringing. She was used...

UNLIKE the British system where points are added to your licence for offences, in Spain up to 15 points are awarded for good driving. New drivers receive eight points, with three points added every three...

Here we are at the end of the year, frankly, I haven’t got used to putting the date as 2017 yet so how I’m going to cope as it becomes 2018 is anyone's guess. I...

GAMBLING will come to Palma bay when a new casino opens in the Playa de Palma before summer 2018, pending the agreement of final details between Hipotels and the Casino de Mallorca company. There are...

READERS have one final chance to bag a stunning mural that promises to revolutionise your home. The winner of the Olive Press’ Christmas competition, will get one of the coast’s most innovative and inventive artists...

AVOCADO growers are hiring security guards to deter thieves from stealing their fruit in Axarquia. The move comes after a number of growers reported thefts in their fields, and are blaming high prices. One grower, Francisco...

SPAIN’S food industry is ramping up exports in a bid to counter the country’s shrinking population. Since 2012, the number of citizens has been decreasing and is projected to shrivel from the current tally...

A GROUP campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU issue a scathing rebuttal of the government’s sluggish Brexit negotiations. Bremain in Spain, who say they protect the rights of expats in Spain...

OVER 75% of expats living in Catalunya are strongly opposed to the region obtaining independence, according to a survey run by Spanish Property Insight. Shockingly, 45% of those polled also revealed they were considering leaving...

BRITISH expats have blasted workers at a food bank for allegedly raiding the much-needed supplies before desperate locals arrive. According to Joe Clark, 62, helpers are taking the ‘cream of the crop’ before the...

CAN you believe we are in December, seriously, where does the time go? It seems like it was only a few days ago I was swooning in the heat and yet here we are...

MORE than half of pilots in Ireland will go on a one-day strike on Wednesday December 20, their union has confirmed today. A majority of members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association backed industrial action...

THE Spanish royal family have wished their loved ones Feliz Navidad with their annual Christmas card. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia stand beside their daughters Princess Leonor, 12 and Sofía, 10, in the latest...

CLASHES have erupted after cops in Catalunya began removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 4 am, is seizing 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of...

RAFAEL NADAL has said he had to give up water sports because of his bad knees. The Mallorca tennis ace has suffered from knee problems for much of his professional tennis career.  His most recent blow...

At the THE BED WAREHOUSE S.L, we have 36 years of experience in providing customers with supreme quality beds, sofas and solid oak furniture.   Having previously owned our own successful company in the UK, where we manufactured...

IRRITABLE bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing and often life-long condition which affects over four million people in the UK. Whilst not technically a disease, it is responsible for many missed work days...

WE like to think of tooth whitening as a new, modern procedure… but did you know that the in-office bleaching technique was popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s? Fast forward another century...

DOZENS of Catalan protesters took to 10 Downing Street during a UK visit from Mariano Rajoy yesterday. The protest, organised by the Catalan Defence Committee, demanded the release of the Catalan referendum leaders who remain in...

New sustainable approach to land use will see green areas reclassified A RADICAL new building ban will prevent further erosion of the islands’ valuable green spaces. The Balearic parliament ruling means that land previously classified as...

THE Muslim population in countries across Europe could triple by 2050, a report has suggested. Finland's Muslim population could increase by more than four times, while the UK could see an increase of 2.65 times in...

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