Saturday, February 27, 2021

Talking bull: How bullfighter Jairo Miguel Sánchez is modernising Spain’s most traditional and controversial past time

JAIRO Miguel Sánchez is only 27 but already he has two decades of bullfighting under his cape. People have had their eyes...

Despite the bright lights of Malaga, searching for that ‘Christmassy feeling’ in Spain seems harder than ever this year

IT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The tell tale signs are all here- cosy coats, the kitsch jumpers, lots of...

Why househunters in the know are moving to inland Spain

THE south of Spain has long been a magnet for British househunters. With its laid-back lifestyle, tapas on tap and sunshine nearly...

Queen of the high street! How you can get Letizia’s look for less

QUEEN Letizia has shown her support for the Spanish high street during the pandemic by donning a pair of €20 trousers from Mango. 

Dental discovery in Granada shows textile work was done exclusively by women 4000 years ago

A NEW discovery from Bronze Age Spain reveals that women have never been afraid to sink their teeth into hard work.  

From Spain’s King Felipe VI to Queen Liz – here’s how much Europe’s royalty are worth

WHO wouldn’t like to live like a princess? Or a king for that matter? The jewels, the butlers, the palaces - it...

Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing

Sotogrande: Why the A-lister playground should be next on your travel checklist

IT’S not a town, nor a village... and it’s definitely not a city. However,...

WATCH: Cocaine submarines, corruption and translation calamity – Olive Press TV news roundup November 24-30

This week, Costa Blanca reporter Joshua James Parfitt looks at the key stories covered by the Olive Press over the past week. Featuring: Spain's first-ever...

With atheism on the rise in Spain, Maya Eashwaran checks out why the masses are deserting the church

Church marriages have also declined steeply; in a 27 year-long period, the percentage of religious marriages in Spain declined from 79% to 19.8%, a huge drop of nearly 60 percent.

Spain shutting the border would be like ‘cutting off its nose to spite its face’, slams Gibraltar’s deputy commander

Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Garcia said that tightening frontier controls would hurt the Spanish as much as the Rock.

PART 1: How we set up the Olive Press from a derelict apartment in the Granada mountains

Whoever had kicked in the door and smashed the place up probably didn’t look wet behind the ears.

As Spain experiences a 400% increase in gang rape, is porn to blame?

There were a staggering 60 gang rapes in Spain last year, compared to 14 in 2017.

EXCLUSIVE: As Dani Garcia’s Michelin-starred restaurant shuts, top chef spills beans on what Michelin Guide really look for

After Dani Garcia announced the closure of his restaurant after winning a third star, we take a look at the gruelling Michelin world and why the accolade is so hard to attain and more importantly, maintain

The British teenage anarchist who tried to kill Franco with explosives hidden under granny’s sweater

The scale of his repression, torture and murder made him a natural target for political campaigns and the morally aware, writes Alastair Stewart.

Olive Press judges Málaga’s new five star Miramar Hotel that was previously a court

It has been 12 years since Jon Clarke first step through the doors at the Palacio de Miramar and since then a lot has changed.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Ode to autumn: 10 reasons to love the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and effortless parking

With the summer season over, some may be upset others may rejoice. Here are the reasons why Spain is the gift that keeps on giving.

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two decades ago with an old black and white guidebook from 1957… so it wasn’t really much of a surprise that Portugal had changed a bit, writes Lenox Napier

Spain and Gibraltar’s LGBT heroes

Spain was one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage

Heavy snowfall in parts of Spain could be heaviest for 35 years

AFTER warnings of freezing temperatures, heavy snow has fallen overnight in some areas of the Costa Blanca leaving schools and businesses closed this morning. Locals...

A look at the Bilbao BBK festival

Jon Clarke catches the Pixies, New Order and Chvrches live at BBK in Bilbao

A day of San Fermin

After eight hours on a night bus and a crack-of-dawn train from Madrid, Lance Rutkin pitches up in Pamplona, to witness the passion of those who run with the bulls

Spanish soldier to appear in court for selling ISIS baby outfits and T-shirts

One design depicted the death of British aid worker Alan Henning

Michael Gove’s Spanish-based brother in law is worried about his future after Brexit

Despite having a Spanish wife, the photographer fears he will no longer be able to work in Spain

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Spanish Police charged in Linares beating launch counter case, claim they acted in self defense

THE two Policia Nacional officers charged with the aggravated assault of a man and his daughter in Linares last week have launched...