Saturday, May 8, 2021

Costa Blanca

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...

SEE-SAW week continues for new COVID-19 case totals in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have gone up today(March 26) based on both week-to-week numbers as well as yesterday's...

LIGHTS OUT: Valencia region is third worst in Spain for light pollution and energy efficiency

Regional government sources insist that a project is currently being drawn up ready for the approval of a regional energy efficiency law in the near future.

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...

All the fun of the fair despite COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Alicante Christmas Fair is scheduled to start today(December 19) in one of the biggest funfair attractions on the Costa Blanca. Despite the pandemic, it...

COVID-19 infections reach lowest daily total since mid-July in Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain

NEW coronavirus infections in the Valencian Community have risen by just 29 in the last 24 hours to produce the lowest daily total since...

Spain’s Costa Blanca COVID-19 case spike is put down to domestic visitors

THE Valencian Community's president, Ximo Puig, has said that a rise in COVID-19 cases on the Costa Blanca has been caused by Spaniards coming...

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...

CITY CLOSURES lead to big sanctions blitz against COVID-19 rule breakers in Spain’s Valencian Community

OVER 3,700 people were sanctioned over the weekend for breaking COVID-19 safety rules across the Valencian Community. Around a third of those involved motorists trying...

Drunk Brit shoots gun at Benidorm club doorman after entry refused.

A DRAMATIC shooting was reported on the packed streets of Benidorm, after a ‘drunken Englishman’ was refused entry to a nightclub early on Wednesday...

Historic tower and house on Spain’s Costa Blanca can be yours for over €1.3 million

A slice of history is on the market for over €1.3 million in the Alicante area with the sale of Torre de las Aguilas...

Policeman suffers head and face injuries after ‘brutal attack’ in cells by detainee in Spain’s Valencia

VALENCIA police had to summon an Advanced Life Support unit to their own Zapadores station, after an officer was attacked last week. Sources say the...

REVEALED: British flyers behind soar in on-flight incidents in Spain as Malaga, Alicante and Mallorca most affected by bad...

It's no coincidence that the most affected airports are those next to popular tourist resorts

RISE & SHINE! Robbing couple get a surprise morning wake-up call from the Guardia Civil on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers stormed a Torrevieja address last month to arrest a couple who stole from rural properties across the Costa Blanca. The Spanish husband...

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

THE SEVENTH edition of The Olive Press for the Costa Blanca South & Murcia is out this today. From the Mar Menor to Gran...

‘CLOSURE THREAT’ as Costa Blanca bar customers are told to follow rules like ‘no smoking’ to avoid fresh COVID...

BARS and restaurants on the Costa Blanca have launched a campaign pleading with customers to follow health safety rules to avoid them being closed...

Spain’s Mariposa Energía is saving the planet and saving you cash

A San Pedro-based team of 10 are on a double mission: to save the planet and to save you money at the same time. Mariposa...

British father with two 10-year-olds describes ‘fleeing for his family’s life’ after flash floods 4ft-deep struck on Friday morning...

A BRITISH father-of-two has described the moment he 'fled for his families' life' after flash floods hit his home outside Dolores, in Alicante, at...

Door-to-door rubbish collection considered ‘pioneering’ in Spanish Costa Blanca town

PILAR de la Horadada council has chosen its own San Isidro neighbourhood to pilot a door-to-door rubbish collection scheme. Local Councillor for the Environment, Pedro...

GOOD NEWS for Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas as new COVID-19 cases rapidly decline

COVID-19 cases are continuing their steep decline in the Valencian Community with just 144 new cases reported tonight(March 17). That is 77 less than a...

CORONAVIRUS: British Airways ‘fighting for survival’ following UK govt travel advice to Spain while Norwegian could sack HALF its...

BRITISH Airways is 'fighting for survival' as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the airline industry.  CEO Alex Cruz sent a message...

Spain’s biggest Russian mafia swoop in a decade sees Costa Blanca-based money laundering gang arrested

A major Policia Nacional operation against a Costa Blanca-based Russian mafia money laundering gang has resulted in 23 arrests. The Policia said it was their...

Murcia healthcare staff and elderly tested first as 43,000 new ‘rapid test kits’ delivered at weekend

MURCIA’S regional health services, the SMS, took delivery of 43,000 new rapid Coronavirus testing kits on Sunday. As a priority, three groups of people will...

CASTING CALL: ‘Blond-haired’ extras urgently needed for Benidorm TV series TOMORROW (Dec 17) with €70 pay

BLOND-HAIRED extras are urgently needed in Benidorm tomorrow (Tuesday, December 17) with a promise of €70 pay. Directors for a brand-new, Spanish-language production of Benidorm...

Top holiday areas of Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands in Spain want tourists to get free COVID tests

THE leaders of two of Spain's most foreign tourist-dependent regions want the European Union to pay for free PCR tests. The joint call came at...

International media report La Marina on Spain’s Costa Blanca back in lockdown after misspelling ‘A Mariña’ 1,000km away in...

A SPELLING mix-up led to international media outlets reports that San Fulgencio’s La Marina urbanisation was put into lockdown due to a spike in...

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EXPLAINED: The new Costa Blanca and Valencia restrictions after Spain’s State of Alarm ends tonight

A midnight curfew and extended opening hours for bars and restaurants are the main headlines of amended restrictions announced by the Valencian government this...