Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FAIR FUN: Palma’s Fira del Ram is back in action

MALLORCA’S most historic funfair is making its annual return. The Fira del Ram, which dates back to the 1500s, has returned with a fabulous 170...

Green group in Spain call for protection of historic mine town

Ecologists campaign to preserve the town from demolition

Pet Shop Boys announce return to Benicàssim festival this summer

The iconic London synthpop duo last performed at the festival 14 years ago

Spain’s most inspiring expat women

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day, March 8, celebrates the achievements of women globally and is a call to action for implementing gender parity. To commemorate the day,...

Hundreds of trains cancelled in Spain in International Women’s Day strike

MORE than 300 trains have been cancelled today as part of International Women's Day strikes. According to the transport ministry, 200 intercity and 105 long-distance...

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...

Mallorca Saxophone Festival celebrates ten years with free concerts and events

THE Mallorca Saxophone Festival is celebrating their ten year anniversary through March 28, with free concerts across is the island. This year the festival has...

ONTO THE STREETS: Business owners take to the streets over upcoming draconian pavement rules

PROTESTERS have taken to the streets as the fight for Palma’s terraces continues. Dozens of angry restaurateurs gathered on Calle Blanquerna to voice their disapproval...

Malaga-born Picasso’s ‘hidden mistress’ becomes most expensive piece sold at European auction

A PAINTING by Spanish artist Picasso has smashed estimates to reach the highest auction price paid for art in Europe in pounds. His portrait of...

Top Things To Do On A Budget City Break In Madrid

Churning with energy, Madrid is a highly popular place for those seeking a budget city break – and we can see why. With so...

Cordoba designer Palomo Spain launches new campaign

PALOMO Spain has launched its new menswear campaign Hotel Palomo. It is the fifth collection by shooting fashion star Alejandro Gomez Palomo, from Cordoba. Photographed by...

Spain to add Ladino to official languages list

SPAIN is set to officially recognise Ladino as a Spanish tongue. It is hoped that in doing so, it will save the language from extinction...

Spain vows to send more police officers to combat ‘narcos state’ in Cadiz

Extra police have been drafted in to help ease the strain on existing forces who are struggling to keep up with the drug traffickers.

Spanish singer Marta Sanchez causes controversy with rendition of national anthem

Famous for its lyricless form, Sanchez chose to sing her own lyrics to the anthem’s beat, which was composed so soldiers could march to a beat.

Lesbians who tricked Spain’s Catholic church almost 120 years ago to have film made about them

A FILM chronicling the lives of two pioneering lesbians is under the works in Spain.  It comes 117 years after Elisa and Marcela posed as...

UN set to inspect migrant situation in Spain

During the trip, which takes five to 10 days and starts February 26, officials will meet with charitable groups directly linked to work with African migrants.

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

QUE? 10 Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we should at least give it a try. But whether you're beginner or near fluency, there...

Spanish cops quiz four West Brom players involved in an ‘incident’

West Brom has confirmed the 'incident' and say they are conducting an internal investigation. 

SAVE OUR TERRACES: The Olive Press stands with Santa Catalina to save vital terrace space

THE Olive Press is backing a campaign to protect the livelihoods of dozens of expat businesses in Santa Catalina. It comes after a draconian proposed...

Human rights defender says Spain is ‘cruel’ to migrants

Speaking at the Joint Committee on Relations, ombudsman Francisco Marugan said there were 'major deficiencies' in how the media represented illegal migrants.

Spain to announce new measures to be implemented in Catalunya

The new measures, broken down into education, healthcare and employment, are to bring about a degree of normality in the 'Catalan administration'.

Spanish company rejects applicant for ‘not being a man’ in Barcelona

The PR agency said that it was never its intention to discriminate against Ms Forcada and call the whole thing a 'misunderstanding'. 

Wall Street warns Calatan crisis is still risk to Spain’s economy

According to a report released by the bank, it outlined that Catalunya continued to dictate events not only in the Spanish banking system but also more globally. 

Metro poll shows 91% of people think Brexit should be stopped

More than 6000 people have voted in the poll, available to see in the link below, and was started after pro-Europe Tory MP Anna Soubry appeared on The Andrew Marr Show.

Andalucian city hoping to win Spanish ‘Gastronomic Capital’ title

The city of Almeria is vying for the title of Spanish Gastronomic Capital 2019 by promoting its tradition of tapas. Signing an agreement to build...
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