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Experts to decide de-escalation measures in Spain’s Andalucia on June 15

THE Junta has announced that it will decide on June 15 if the region is to advance to the next COVID-19 de-escalation phase. The region...

Andalucia weather: Heatwave looks set to continue with ‘warmer than average’ forecast ahead

SOARING temperatures and sunshine all rolled into one weather forecast. Yep, sounds like Costa del Sol to us ... It’s been a good old run,...

Police in Spain confirm second jumping incident in Marbella after girl on laughing gas leaps from building DAYS after...

TWO people have been left seriously injured in Marbella after freak jumping incidents that police fear were related to drugs.  Cops in Spain issued a...

Guests don their gladrags for cancer appeal as Legends music venue reopens for first time in 15 months

THE LEGENDARY venue was sold out three times over as guests took a trip back to the 60s at a major fundraiser on the...

Fundraising bid to help forest school in Spain blossom

MORE than €2750 has already been collected to boost pupils’ extracurricular activities at Pan y Cacahuetes thanks to a dedicated squad of parents and...

Largest OCG cash seizure in Spanish history as €16 million confiscated with 1.6 tonnes of cocaine

AN ORGANISED Crime Gang has had cash amounts totalling €16.5 million seized as Spain’s Guardia Civil delivered Operation Jumita. The largest cash seizure in Spain’s...

NO LAUGHING MATTER: Police warning after two seriously injured in Marbella falls blamed on laughing gas

POLICE have sent out a warning about the dangers of laughing gas after two people in Marbella were involved in horror falls in just...

Costa de la Luz: See the light

For relief from the hot and busy Costa del Sol summer, switch on to the Costa de la Luz (or Coast of Light). It’s a complete breath of fresh air, writes Laurence Dollimore

K9 unit in Spain’s Marbella cracks down on drugs

THE K9 unit of the Marbella Policia Local has issued 222 fines for the consumption or possession of narcotic drugs on public roads so...

Spain’s Andalucia plans COVID-19 vaccination of under-40s to start next week

UNDER 40s in Spain’s Andalucia can expect to get their first shot at the end of next week. The Junta has announced they are now...

NO CHOKE: Criminal chokes out Policia Local officer after car-jacking arrest on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A DARING thief has turned himself into the police after choking unconscious a police officer during his arrest. The Policia Local of Malaga revealed...

HORROR PLUNGE: Brit seriously hurt after fall from third floor balcony in Spain’s Marbella

A BRITISH man was seriously injured when he fell from a third floor flat in San Pedro de Alcantara (Marbella). The 31-year-old suffered multiple fractures...

Malaga airport welcomes easyJet to its new base on Spain’s Costa del Sol

MALAGA's mayor and various councillors inaugurated British budget airline easyJet's new base at the Costa del Sol airport yesterday in a ribbon cutting ceremony....

Which cities in Spain have the best quality of life?

MALAGA, Valencia and Alicante beat Madrid and Barcelona for quality of life when it comes to the best cities to live in Spain. In a...

FORGET COVID! House sales in Spain show early boom signs coupled with rising prices in holiday hotspots

HOUSE sales in April were higher than in the same month in 2019, according to figures from Spain's College of Registrars. A separate survey shows...

Protests mount against mega solar farm plans for Spain’s Costa del Sol

PROTESTS against proposed giant solar panel farms are gaining strength across the Costa del Sol with the latest demonstrations held in Coin, Castellar and...

Andalucia will ‘make the effort’ to vaccinate domestic tourists this summer

ANDALUCIA has pledged to ‘make the effort’ to vaccinate holidaymakers from other autonomous communities who visit the region this summer.  Speaking yesterday, the president of the...

COVID-19: Record-breaking week with total of 5,237,383 vaccine doses given in Andalucia

The number of daily COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Andalucia has hit a record high.  A combined total of 587,394 first or second doses were...

‘Tourism reboot’: Huge surge in flight bookings to Spain’s Costa del Sol for summer holidays

AN optimistic 3.5 million passengers have booked a flight to Malaga between June and September. This is an increase of over 100% compared to...

LISTED: 156 municipalities in Spain’s Andalucia at extreme risk of COVID-19

156 MUNICIPALITIES in Spain’s Andalucia at extreme risk of COVID-19 for exceeding a 14-day cumulative incidence rate of 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Scores of...

Partygoers in Sevilla face fines after police evict 60 people attending music show

AT LEAST 60 partygoers in Sevilla are facing fines for breaching COVID-19 rules. Police were alerted to the get-together on Sunday morning (June 6) at...

DINING OUT IN SPAIN: Lights, camera, action!

MOVIE buffs will love this hip new restaurant just opened in a converted cinema near Ronda (Andalucia). Caireles Restaurante Club has been born out of...

THE OLIVE PRESS SAYS: Who can we trust when building a property in Spain?

WHO can we trust when it comes to building in Spain?  Yet another case of a British expat who has fallen foul of planning...

Watch your back: Crime affects friendly Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol

I RECENTLY moved to the centre of Fuengirola. I have really enjoyed the long walks along the paseo, visiting the castle, discovering new little...

Spanish YouTube ‘influencers’ flee to Andorra to avoid taxes

By Elena Gogmen Rueda SPANISH YouTube 'influencers’ have been fleeing to Andorra in a bid to avoid taxes - but the authorities have them in...

Spain’s iconic Osborne bull gets a redesign to mark anniversary

THE black bull silhouettes by motorways will be familiar to anyone who has travelled across Spain. Known as the Osborne bulls after the drinks company...

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