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Back to school for Gibraltar Year 12 students as youth clubs re-open

Year 12s will be the next year group to go back to school after months of lockdown. There are now only four active cases of COVID-19 in Gibraltar.

Andalucia gains more Blue Flags for its beaches than anywhere in Spain at 2020 awards

In Andalucia a total of 28 beaches have been awarded the gold standard for cleanliness and quality of facilities

Gibraltar residents are FINALLY able to cross into Spain to see loved ones

Locals will now be able to cross the border to Spain as long as they can prove that they are active residents of the Rock but must respect restrictions.

Gibraltar Police Commissioner retires two years into his four year term

The Chief of Police in Gibraltar has announced his retirement after holding his post for two years and serving in the force for 36 years.

Youtube to be dethroned as kid’s favourite video app in Spain

FOR years, video posting site Youtube has been the go to site to kill time for the nation's youngsters. Easy to use and easy to...

COVID-19: Gibraltar begins to return to ‘normal’ after months in lockdown

There are now 11 active cases of COVID-19 on the Rock and over 9030 tests have been done on its population. Vehicle arrivals into the rock is down by 63% compared to last year.

EXCLUSIVE: Footage of property where paedophile and suspect Christian Brueckner lived in the months after Madeleine McCann disappeared from...

The extensive property sits in the sleepy village of Foral, around 50 minutes drive inland from Praia de Luz, where three-year-old Maddie vanished in 2007

RIVER TERROR: Police hunt for monster crocodile after multiple sightings in Spanish river

POLICE have launched a 'croc hunt' for a 1.5 metre-long crocodile spotted in a Spanish river. It comes after terrified locals in the city of...

Gibraltar remains hopeful for tourism as COVID-19 temporarily shuts down industry

Gibraltar is hopeful for tourism in the future as COVID-19 wrecks havoc on the industry worldwide. There are now 20 active cases in the territory.

How Gibraltar’s own contact tracing phone app will work in the fight against COVID-19

The Gibraltar Government has been developing a contact tracing app with big technology companies like Apple and Google, to be made public in mid-June.

Gibraltar Government urges extra care at beaches while COVID cases rise

There are not enough fully-trained lifeguards to start taking care of the beaches, said the Chief Minister after a few sea rescues in recent days.

New rules for e-scooters in Gibraltar as parking scheme gets green light

UNDER new laws to be discussed in parliament, e-scooters would have to be ridden by over-17s, at a max speed of 25 km/h and equipped with a bell or horn.

JOBS: Biggest English-speaking newspaper in Spain the Olive Press now hiring new full-time journalists on Costa del Sol

The ideal candidates should be NCTJ-qualified, English-speaking, and have a driving license

ITV stations in Spain’s Andalucia reopen with strict COVID-19 measures

MOTORISTS in Andalucia have been informed by the DGT that ITV stations will begin tentatively reopening to carry out periodic inspections. Since May 11, certain...

Polish mob bosses target Andalucia as Policia crack down on Granada cartels

THREE police raids alone since November 2019 have disbanded a Polish drug network operating out of Granada. Swat teams from the Policia Nacional and the...

Moroccan mafia bags up to €160 million from illegal immigrant trade to Spain

THE Moroccan Mafia has supposedly netted a whopping €160 million in the trade of illegal immigrants in the past three years, according to recent...

Franco era torturer known as ‘Billy the Kid’ dies from COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE notorious torturer and Franco henchman Antonio Gonzalez Pacheco, otherwise known as ‘Billy the Kid’, has died from coronavirus aged 73. According to Police sources,...

Spain aims to become climate neutral by 2050

SPAIN, one of Europe's most polluted countries, aims to become climate neutral by 2050, according to new plans revealed yesterday. The second National Plan for...

DISPATCH: How some of Spain’s small inland villages became COVID-19 epicentres in Andalucia

AS the nation breathes fresh air once again after 50 days in confinement due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is all too easy to...

Australian cyclist slammed online for breaking Spain’s strict COVID-19 quarantine

AUSTRALIAN time trial cyclist Rohan Dennis has come under fire after an Instagram post appeared to show him leaving his home and going for...

Vile attack on female doctor accused of spreading COVID-19 virus in Barcelona

A gynecologist from Barcelona has been left shaken after vile attacks on her car and property after she was accused of spreading the virus...

Brit arrested on Costa del Sol for dodging police checkpoint and hiding £200,000 in his van

THE POLICIA Nacional of Estepona have arrested a 34-year-old British man at a police checkpoint after the driver made a dramatic u-turn and attempted...

Expat’s home-grown Utopia that aims to stop Andalucia’s desertification

THE Sierra de Grazalema sits nestled deep in western Andalucia, around 40 minutes from Ronda in the province of Cadiz. The 51 hectare area of...

Spain’s COVID-19 crisis creates even more delays at Nerja’s water treatment plant

The next stage in the process is the drilling of a 17-metre hole into the Burriana cliff face

MURCIA’S Mar Menor in danger as water chemical levels reach record high

THE Mar Menor area of the Murcian coastline is under threat as new studies reveal dangerous chemicals in the water have reached critical levels....

COVID-19 GUIDE: What self-employed expats in Spain’s different regions need to know about being autonomo during coronavirus crisis

Spain’s 3.2 million self-employed workers still had to pay their €283 social security contributions at the beginning of April

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