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Balearic Islands

Billionaire brothers buy swathes of Mallorca to preserve coastal paradise

A PAIR of British brothers who have made fortunes investing in property and aluminium have turned their sights on Spain. But this time, David and...

Tourism reboot: Balearics receive millions to develop new tourism strategy

THE Balearics are to get a €233 million tourism boost from the European Union. The €133 million will come from a €2 billion fund set...

Covid-denier doctor suspended and fined in Spain’s Balearic Islands

A Covid-denier doctor has been suspended for six years and fined €16,660 for staging protests insisting that the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t real. Angel Ruiz-Valdepeñas, 55,...

Mercadona gets €2.5 million fine for installing facial-recognition cameras in their supermarkets in Spain

MERCADONA has been fined €2.5 million by Spain's data protection agency over a 'facial recognition' system trial. The aim was to spot supermarket customers that...

From beach paradise to holiday hell:  What happens when you test positive for COVID before you fly home from...

"WE feel like prisoners,” says 22-year-old Gabriella Fernandez, adding: "We decided to come out here and we knew the risks but nobody told us...

Bowie exhibition, live music and outdoor cinema season launches at iconic eco hotel on Spain’s Ibiza

A RICH and varied summer of cultural events is about to kick off at Ibiza’s historic Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel and Spa. From tonight, they’re hosting...

Love Island bosses ‘stalling’ Casa Amor reveal due to construction delays in Mallorca

LOVE Island bosses are stalling plans to introduce Casa Amor on the latest series as it reportedly remains under construction in Mallorca. ITV is yet...

Travelling to Spain’s Balearic Islands? These are the new COVID-19 rules you need to know about

These measures will come into force from this Saturday, July 24, and are aimed at curbing a sharp increase in infections among young people

Face masks will be mandatory outdoors in Spain’s Balearic Islands as active COVID-19 cases exceeds 7,000

Just over a month since being scrapped, the Balearic government has decided to reintroduce the measure in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases

OPINION: Green list for Mallorca was not just about holidaymakers

IT was great news when the UK government put the Balearic Islands on the Green list, especially as I’d booked for my son to...

Balearic Islands invest €225K to promote Catalan language

THE Department of Political Linguistics of the Government of the Balearic Islands will invest €225,000 to promote the learning of the Catalan language.  This new...

Spanish TikTok star Naim Darrechi under investigation for tricking women into having unprotected sex

Asked about his sexual experience in an interview, the Mallorcan born 'influencer' claimed that he found it 'difficult to wear a condom' so tells his sexual partners that he is sterile

Spain’s Balearic Islands at risk of going back to amber on UK travel list

WITH Covid-19 cases tripling over the last two weeks in Spain, the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca could be bumped to amber in...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

View from Spain: The ecstasy and agony of England fans watching Euro 2020 final from abroad

THE ecstasy and the agony were lived in equal measure across Spain where England fans saw their team fall at the final hurdle in...

COVID-19 positive teenager found by police at illegal party in Spain’s Mallorca after refusing quarantine orders

The youngster had been directed to stay at home after testing positive for COVID-19

The Olive Press offers you a 15-day free trial of Spanish lessons with Hotel Borbollón

Each day you'll receive a Spanish lesson adapted to your needs, capabilities and goals.

Terraces in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca face imminent new COVID-19 restrictions as current rules ‘abused’

These could include limits on capacity and seating at tables, or in a more extreme move, reduced opening hours

Police bust criminal gang that preyed on unsuspecting tourists in Spain’s Mallorca

Policia Nacional arrested nine gang members in S'Arenal in the early hours of this morning

England football fans pepper-sprayed by police in Spain’s Magaluf during Euro semi-final celebrations

ENGLISH football fans in Magaluf, celebrating the 2-1 semi-final victory over Denmark, were pepper-sprayed by local police in efforts to control the festivities, on...

Spain’s Balearic Islands BAN sale of alcohol in shops after 10pm in bid to crackdown on ‘super-spreader’ parties

The new rule, which will come into force from this Saturday (July 10), will prohibit alcohol being sold after 10pm in supermarkets, shops and petrol stations

New restrictions enforced in Spain’s Ibiza and Mallorca as Balearic Islands welcome flood of British tourists

From today, San Antonio in Ibiza and Magaluf, Playa de Palma and S'Arenal in Mallorca will be hit with new restrictions

Below Deck Med’s Malia White suffers severe injuries after scooter accident in Mallorca

BELOW DECK Mediterranean’s Malia White has revealed she was hospitalised with severe injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Mallorca.  The 30-year-old reality...

New Netflix film starring Adam Sandler set to be filmed in Spain’s Mallorca this summer

Produced by Adam Sandler and basketball legend LeBron James, the film finds the Hollywood legend starring as a down-on-his-luck basketball scout who discovers a new talent with a turbulent past while abroad

Sunset market in Puerto Portals on Spain’s Mallorca returns for summer

The popular sunset market in Puerto Portals on Mallorca is now open every Wednesday and Thursday, from 6pm to midnight, until August 19. Guests can...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

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