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More than 40 families caught escaping to second homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca over Palm Sunday weekend

MORE than 40 families have been caught escaping to their second homes the Costa Blanca over Palm Sunday weekend.

Spain rolling out nationwide testing programme ahead of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions

SPAIN is set to test tens of thousands of households across the country in a bid to better understand the scope of the coronavirus...

‘Brilliant’ Costa Blanca town announces citizens’ mobile street party to lift spirits during lock-down

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA, in the Vega Baja region of Spain's Costa Blanca South, has just announced a street party with a difference...

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TRUSTED NEWS MATTERS… THE OLIVE PRESS – A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST These are trying times for everyone in Spain. Workers are unsure of their...

BREAKING: Spain sees death and infection rates RISE as coronavirus caseload tops 140,000 – but it’s likely a blip

AFTER four days of decline, the death toll and infection rate of COVID-19 have seen a slight increase.  New figures today revealed 743 new recorded...

Stats suggest Covid-19 curve is flattening, but Costa Blanca town continues to disinfect – much to delight of locals

ROJALES in the Vega Baja region of Spain's Costa Blanca, isn't sitting back just because official statistics SUGGEST the Coronavirus curve is...

Spain to roll out universal basic income to battle coronavirus and it could ‘stay forever’, says top minister

SPAIN is preparing to roll out a universal basic income in a bid to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19.  Economy Minister Nadia Calvino revealed...

Three arrested over one weekend in Costa Blanca town for breaking lock-down rules

ORIHUELA Policia Local arrested three people over the this weekend for breaking the lock-down rules put in place because of the Nation...

BREAKING: Spain’s infection rate drops dramatically in good news for coronavirus battle as caseload tops 135,000

SPAIN has seen its death and infection rates decline for the fourth consecutive day as its battle against coronavirus looks to be turning the...

ETA member acquitted of double attack in Spain’s Valencia in 2003, where Brit expat was injured

AN ETA member has been acquitted for his role in multiple attacks in the Valencian Community in 2003.

Spain turning tide against coronavirus as infection and death rates drop for third consecutive day, caseload tops 130,000

THE number of people killed by COVID-19 in Spain has dropped for the third consecutive day in a sign that the country is beating...

WATCH: Costa Blanca community ‘rocks’ in 8pm celebration of Spain’s health and emergency services

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA shows no signs of tiring in their appreciation for Spain's health and emergency services. Right...

BREAKING: Spain will extend its nationwide coronavirus lockdown until April 26

IT'S official... the lockdown in Spain has another three weeks to go.   Pedro Sanchez will announce that he is seeking to extend the state of...

Spain’s coronavirus lockdown ‘to be extended another 15 days’ but rules may be loosened

PEDRO Sanchez is expected to make the final decision today on whether or not to extend the nationwide state of alarm.  However the question is...

WATCH: Costa Blanca hoteliers make ‘brilliant’ Hollywood-themed video message to stay indoors during lock-down

TWO GUADALEST hoteliers have recorded a very special video for clients that have sent good-will messages during the Coronavirus lock-down.

BREAKING: Spain has another deadly 24 hours but coronavirus death AND infection rates decline

SPAIN recorded 932 coronavirus deaths between Thursday and Friday, new figures have revealed. According to the Health Ministry, that brings the total number of COVID-19...

Sending out an SOS: Costa Blanca community radio station reaches out for listeners’ help

COMMUNITY radio station, Big Radio Spain, is reaching out to its legion of loyal listeners to help it survive the crippling Coronavirus...

Worried UK family reach out to Olive Press readers to help care for their ill relative, 72

AN urgent plea has gone out to expats in the Costa Blanca South to help a very sick British pensioner suffering from...

REVEALED: When lockdown is predicted to end in Spain as experts say country’s coronavirus hospitalisations have already peaked

SPAIN has already passed its peak in terms of coronavirus hospitalisations.  That's the consensus made by the research team at the University Institute for Multidisciplinary...

Costa Blanca animal rescue names newborn kitten after Olive Press reporter that saved his mum

A RESCUE kitten has been named after Olive Press reporter, Simon Wade. It came after our hardy hack ventured...

The new Olive Press for Costa Blanca South is out now – and here’s where you can get your...

THE ELEVENTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out now. OUT...

British expat receives ‘frightening threats against her family’ after accusations of spreading Covid-19 around the world – she says...

A BRITISH expat accused of ‘denying’ self-isolation rules and spreading Covid-19 across the world has responded after receiving ‘frightening threats’ against her...

BREAKING: Spain surpasses 100,000 coronavirus cases – but there is some good news

SPAIN has seen another daily record in terms of coronavirus deaths with 864 people losing their lives between Tuesday and Wednesday.  New figures from the...

British transfer company gets hundreds of 5* reviews after bringing back 25% of stranded Costa Blanca tourists during first...

A BRITISH transfer company has received hundreds of 5* reviews after bringing back 25% of stranded Costa Blanca tourists during the first...

WATCH: Expat opera singer, 22, treats Costa Blanca neighbours to rooftop rendition of Puccini’s ‘Oh mio babbino caro’

NEIGHBOURS in the Costa Blanca town of San Miguel de Salinas were treated to a surprise rendition of a Puccini aria on...

BREAKING: Spain sees biggest daily rise in deaths as coronavirus caseload nears 95,000

A FURTHER 849 people have died from coronavirus in Spain in the past 24 hours.  It is the deadliest day yet and brings the death...

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