Sunday, April 5, 2020

Costa Blanca

Local Police in Spain’s Costa Blanca tightening lock-down restrictions even further – fines DOUBLED

ALICANTE Policia Local are tightening the fixed and mobile checkpoints, with fines being DOUBLED for those that break the restrictions.

BREAKING: ALL airports and ports to close in Spain from midnight tonight to fight coronavirus – with these exceptions

SPANISH airports and ports will be closed from midnight tonight.  All travellers will be barred from entering unless they are Spanish, have residency or are...

Terrorising puppy, overeating and a growing wine dependency – week one of coronavirus lockdown in Spain and it ain’t...

FOR f**k’s sake.  Pardon my French but it’s just come to my attention that we could be facing a further 15 days of lockdown here...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Scotland Yard detective, Peter Bleksley, talks to the Olive Press about his hunt for Kevin Parle in...

KEVIN Parle is very well known in Liverpool, as he is a suspect for two separate murders.

BREAKING: Spain sees record number of coronavirus deaths as cases near 29,000 and one BILLION people quarantined worldwide

THE COVID-19 pandemic has not yet reached its peak in Spain, new figures have suggested.  According to the health ministry, between Saturday and Sunday, 394...

Medical body concerned over lack of life-saving equipment in Spain’s Costa Blanca hospitals

ALICANTE’S College of Physicians, COMA, has told the Ministry of Health of its concern about a lack of protective masks and other...

Mayor of Murcia looks to recruit volunteers to help elderly in fight against Coronavirus

MURCIA City Council is urging citizens to come forward to help in the battle against the spread of Coronavirus.

8 men arrested for hosting drug-fuelled orgy during coronavirus lockdown in Spain

EIGHT men have been arrested on drug-related charges after being busted having a cocaine-fuelled orgy in a Barcelona flat. The accused were caught red-handed by...

‘I’M WALKING MY GOAT’ – and 15 other excuses that resulted in police fines during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

IT has been one week since Pedro Sanchez announced an unprecedented state of alarm across Spain – but still people are bending...

Spain sees almost 5,000 new coronavirus cases in a DAY as total nears 25,000 – so is the lockdown...

SPAIN has experienced the biggest jump in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in the country began.  In the last 24 hours, 4,946 new cases have...

Costa Blanca hoteliers gift hundreds of empty beds to Valencian health authorities in fight against Coronavirus

ALICANTE Province’s major hotel association has pledged hundreds of its beds to health authorities, in a major move to halt the spread...

Male prostitute leaves house for sex work during coronavirus lockdown in Spain before telling police it was ‘essential’ while...

A MAN has been denounced by Spanish police for leaving his house for sex work during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.  Los Mossos d'Esquadra fined the...

‘YOU’VE BEEN WARNED’: Police and military in Spain to crackdown on rule-breakers of coronavirus lockdown

SPAIN'S Interior Ministry has warned that the adaptation period of the nationwide lockdown is officially over.  Authorities have said the first few days have made...

BREAKING: 1,000 dead by coronavirus in Spain as cases surge towards 20,000

1,002 people have been killed by the coronavirus in Spain.  New figures released this morning also show that the caseload has surged again to 19,998. However...

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

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

BREAKING: Spain orders ALL hotels to close amid coronavirus pandemic – including caravan parks and camping sites

SPAIN has ordered for the closure of all its hotels in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.  A ruling published in the Official...

HM The Queen states that she and her family ‘stand ready to play their part’

AMID the emergency measures being introduced here in Spain and in the UK, our Monarch has released a statement to the nation.

Spain’s coronavirus cases surge past 17,000 as almost 3,500 test positive in 24 hours

SPAIN has seen its coronavirus cases surge past 17,000.  As of noon today, the total stands at 17,147, meaning a surge in COVID-19 cases of...

Local Police in Costa Blanca town ban ‘meetings of more than one person’ with fines of up to €30,000...

ALGORFA Policia Local has issued a statement this morning, March 19, prohibiting meetings of two people or more. It...

Costa Blanca council lets nature help in urgent beach restoration

PILAR DE LA HORADADA council is to make urgent repairs to coastal walks, after six months of destructive storms.

Campsites begin closing ‘toilet blocks’ as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian Community

CAMPSITES have begun closing 'toilet blocks' on the Costa Blanca as 95% of all hotels and tourist apartments shut in the Valencian...

Lock-down may be working in Alicante province, no new Coronavirus cases for 24 hours

ALICANTE province has not registered any new cases of Coronavirus between Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March. The region’s...

Costa Blanca landmark to go into public ownership ahead of €300k restoration project

EL CAMPELLO’S famous Barranc d'Aigües Tower will soon be brought into public ownership to protect the 16th-century landmark from further damage.

Will I be fined for driving without an updated ITV during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown?

GETTING your ITV for your car in Spain has always proven a bit of a nightmare.  The bookings have to be made often months in...

NICE TOUCH: Pornhub offers free access to premium content in Spain amid coronavirus lockdown

PORNHUB has dropped the paywall for its premium content in Spain in a bid to show solidarity amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.  The porn streaming...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are there for you! Olive Press team will work around the clock to deliver your favourite...

THE Olive Press will be distributing as normally as we can this week. Our five regional newspapers are going to print as they always do...

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