Thursday, June 30, 2022

Andalucia

Bathing discouraged in Spain’s Benalmadena due to sewage spillage

BATHING has been discouraged between the beaches of Arroyo de la Miel and Malapesquera in Spain’s Benalmadena, until Monday, June 27. The Benalmadena City Council...

‘Brazilian Escobar’ who faked Covid death in Marbella busted in Budapest 

ONE of Brazil's biggest drug traffickers who faked his own death in Marbella has been arrested in Budapest. Known as the ‘Brazilian Escobar’, Sergio Roberto...

Spanish Navy submarine ‘Tramontana’ S-74 to arrive at Malaga port this Friday—with opportunity for visitors to tour it

THE Spanish Navy submarine 'Tramontana' S-74 is scheduled to arrive at the port of Malaga this Friday, June 24. Making a rest stop which will...

Spain’s Andalucia to maintain Covid-19 alert level 0 throughout the summer

THE Junta has announced it will maintain alert level 0 for Covid-19 the entire summer season. Despite a recent increase in Covid-19 cases, above all...

WATCH: Chinese space junk lights up the sky across Spain sparking flurry of UFO reports

IF you looked up in the clear night sky just after midnight on Monday night you may have spotted a string of fireballs streaking...

Woman’s body found floating in waters near Balcon de Europa in Spain’s Nerja.

A BODY has been found floating near a beach in Nerja yesterday, Tuesday June 21. The emergency 112 number received various calls alerting the police...

Weather in Spain’s Andalucia: How long will mild temperatures last?

SUMMER has officially begun and this year sees a cooler than average start to the typically scorchio season. After days of suffocating heat, the first...

Midsummer’s Eve: Places to celebrate San Juan Night in Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE shortest night of the year will once again feature bonfires, festivities and beach parties in a large part of the province. San Juan in...

Two arrested in Spain’s Malaga airport for trying to board London flight with fake ID

A 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested for trying to board a London bound plane at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport. As...

WATCH: Flamenco-inspired Dior show takes over iconic Plaza de España in Sevilla, southern Spain   

THE Plaza de España in Sevilla became the dramatic setting for a spectacular catwalk show by Dior inspired by flamenco. The live show took place...

Almost 18,000 Ukrainians have applied for temporary protection in Spain’s Andalucia

ANDALUCIA has a total of 17,824 Ukrainians in the region who have applied for temporary protection, which includes accommodation and a work permit. As reported...

Narcoboat and money laundering gang broken up in Costa Blanca and Almeria areas of Spain

A drug smuggling gang used high-speed boats to ship narcotics from North Africa to Spanish beaches and marinas before resorting to money laundering to...

‘Kamikaze’ driver travelling in wrong direction causes three accidents and leaves three injured in Spain’s Andalucia

A CONFUSED ‘Kamikaze’ driver travelling in wrong direction has caused mayhem on Andalucian roads this weekend. According to the 112 emergency coordination centre, the incident...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages to put on your Andalucia bucket-list

The Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year.  Utopia: Marinaleda. Also known...

Exports in Spain’s Malaga grow by 8% achieving ‘all-time record’

EXPORTS from Malaga have achieved an ‘all-time record’ with a growth of +8% compared to the same period in 2021. For the first four months...

RUNAWAY VICTORY: Conservative People’s Party wins absolute majority in Spain’s Andalucia regional election

THE Conservative People’s Party has scored an overwhelming absolute majority in the regional election celebrated yesterday, Sunday June 19. PP chief, Juan Manuel Moreno, has...

Pepco: Fashion store known as ‘Polish Primark’ to open first store on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE 'Polish Primark' has announced it will open its first store in the Costa del Sol's Malaga.  Pepco, known across Europe as 'the Polish Primark',...

Marbella waiter turns entrepreneur with ‘at-table’ mobile phone charger device   

A waiter serving diners in fashionable Marbella has invented a system to charge mobile phones at tables. Esteban Romero, 36, has spent the last ten...

ONE FOR HORSE LOVERS: Spain’s Huelva recovers its traditional ‘Saca de las Yeguas’ after two years absence due to...

THE ancestral Andalucian tradition of releasing hundreds of semi-wild horses back into their natural habitat, the Doñana Natural Area, will take place again this...

Andalucian elections 2022: Who’s who in the race to lead the region

WITH the regional election campaign now in full swing ahead of polling day on Sunday, June 19, The Olive Press takes a look at...

Oops, we did it again! How the Olive Press reported from the wildfire in hills above Spain’s Costa del...

GETTING close to the flames and talking to victims and firefighters. While other expat newspapers watched it from afar, translating stories from Spanish websites, the...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to headline Cala Mijas music festival on Spain’s Costa del Sol

AUSSIE rockers Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been announced as a headline act for Cala Mijas festival.  Having played Primavera sound on June...

From Moors to modern hub:  A look at the illustrious history of La Alpujarra in southern Spain

THE Alpujarra was originally inhabited by Phoenicians and Romans, the latter who introduced the system of acequias to channel water from snow melt into...

Another golf resort project given green light in Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE development of a luxury golf resort in Mijas has been initially approved by the town hall.  Valle del Golf Resort will include an 18-hole...

Lorca comes back to life in tours offered this summer in Granada birthplace in southern Spain

THE birthplace of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca will come to life with dramatised tours this summer.  A group of students and amatuer actors...

Strand Properties: High quality real estate concept on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Sirena and Anssi Kiviranta were two of the founding partners of a very successful Finnish real estate concept Bo LKV.  They grew the business from...

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