Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spain gets its first beer spa in Andalucia

FOR some the combination of beer and spa treatments is a match made in heaven. But reaching the pearly gates has now got a little...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat forced to buy another Ryanair flight to Spain for ‘oversized’ hand luggage that had been allowed...

EXCLUSIVE BY Jo Chipchase A BRITISH grandmother was forced to fork out hundreds of euros on another flight after her hand luggage was deemed ‘too...

Earthquake shakes Andalucia hotspot in Spain

AN Andalucia hotspot was shaken by an earthquake last night. The 3.0 magnitude quake hit Granada at around 9.22pm and may have been felt by...

‘Cursed’ book in Spain about Granada orphan thought lost for 400 YEARS published for the first time

A BOOK chronicling the adventures of a Granada orphan during Spain's Golden Age has been published for the first time.  Historia del Huerfano, or The...

Big freeze in Spain as 33 provinces put on red, orange and yellow alerts for SNOW, rain and storms,...

ALICANTE, Murcia, Granada and Jaen are all on yellow alert for snow. Weather agency AEMET has forecast accumulations of between 3 and 5 centimetres. Drivers should...

Teenager in Spain stabs mum after she refuses to turn on wifi in Andalucia home

A TEENAGER has stabbed his mother after she refused to reconnect the wifi. The 14-year-old has been sent to a rehabilitation centre for six months...

Six-month old baby chokes to death in Granada

A BABY has choked to death in Granada. The six-month old tragically died in Baza yesterday after swallowing a plastic ball, according to Efe police...

IN PHOTOS: Red warnings as snow, rain and hail grips Malaga and Andalucia

AN orange alert has been issued for Ronda as 10 centimetres of snow is expected to fall today.  The warning is in effect until 6pm...

18 arrested in Malaga and Granada after cops raid illegal tobacco factory producing TWO MILLION cigs per day

COPS in Granada have raided an illegal tobacco factory capable of producing two million cigarettes per day.  Some 18 suspects have been cuffed in raids...

Andalucia Junta under Susana Diaz has only recovered 0.5% of almost €1 billion stolen in ERE corruption scandal

SUSANA Diaz's Junta has only recovered €16.5 million from the ERE and training courses scandals. Money recovered from the ERE scandal totals €4.6 million, just...

Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain for 1.2 tonne cocaine haul buried in Granada and San Sebastian

A KINAHAN cartel member has been arrested in Spain in relation to the seizure of 1.2 tonnes of cocaine in Granada and San Sebastian...

BREAKING: Three Brits busted near Costa del Sol in biggest EVER cocaine bust on Spanish soil

THREE Brits have been in arrested in what police have described as one of the largest cocaine busts ever on Spanish soil. The trio were...

Andalucia gets its first batch of SNOW as temperatures reach -2C

ANDALUCIA has received its first snow of the year. Sierra Nevada ski resort, in Granada, woke up to sheets of white yesterday after a day...

Artists descended onto rocky outpost for three day festival in the sun

Music producer Youth opened his doors for the second Space Mountain Festival as revellers swayed to the tunes of have-a-go-artists.

LONG READ: Hanging with Andalucia’s most notorious hippie commune to see if they spread more than peace and love

Following last month’s police raid on a long-time hippy colony near Granada, the Olive Press sent Jed Neill to discover whether these New Age...

Andalucian city cheapest in Spain for supermarket shopping, THOUSANDS of euros cheaper than Madrid

GRANADA is the cheapest city in Spain for grocery shopping. A new consumer report has revealed the yearly grocery costs in the inland hotspot are...

Five TONNES of hash seized and dozens arrested in €10 million Costa del Sol drug bust

MORE than five tonnes of marijuana have been seized by the Guardia Civil in a huge Costa del Sol drug bust.  Operation CARISMA saw 28...

INDIAN SUMMER: Spain’s autumn to be warmer than usual and with less rainfall, particularly in Andalucia

SPAIN'S autumn will be warmer than usual this year.  It comes after a scorching summer which saw temperature records broken in Madrid and Andalucia as...

Alleged-strangler snared in commune raid

The French expat who allegedly killed his girlfriend had been ‘hiding’ in a famous hippy commune in Granada.

EXCLUSIVE: Punk legends, DJs and musicians to gather for Andalucia’s most exciting festival of the year

A RANGE of DJs, musicians and punk legends are set to gather for one of the most exciting festivals of the year. The organic, esoteric...

REVEALED: The most expensive place to fill up your car in Spain… and it costs even more than the...

THE Balearics have the highest petrol prices in Spain and are even higher than the UK average, according to new reports. Prices on the Spanish...

Brit athlete breaks Ascent Pico Veleta record on Andalucia’s highest road in Europe

Lee Grantham conquered the 50 kilometre Pico Veleta route in an impressive three hours, 45 minutes and 54 seconds

Most intense heatwave in over a decade ‘Lucifer’ hits Spain with sizzling 40C+ temperatures

It's been cited as the worst to hit Europe since 2003

RED ALERT: Southern Spain bakes with record high temperatures expected to near 50C

The weather has been described as 'genuinely extreme' by the AEMET state meteorology service.

Heat warnings for Andalucia as temperatures to soar into the 40s

SPAIN'S weather agency AEMET has issued a weather warning for wednesday as temperatures in Andalucia are expected to reach above 40C.  An orange alert has...
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