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Costa Blanca is Spain’s number one choice for foreign property buyers

ALICANTE Province is continuing to attract the highest percentage of foreign property buyers in Spain. International consultants Colliers say 17.6% of all foreign home buying...

Man gets 17 years after fatally stabbing disabled stepfather 21 times on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drug-user from Iceland was handed 17 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother’s partner in Torrevieja. The frenzied attack on his fellow countryman,...

Six TONNES of hash seized and 40 people arrested with help of 300 officers in Costa del Sol drug...

MORE than six tonnes of hashish have been seized by the Guardia Civil in a huge Costa del Sol drug bust.  Operation Gunpowder saw 40...

Escort website users blackmailed via instant messaging app used by Valencia gang in Spain

A Valencia-based gang made €150,000 in a year by blackmailing users of escort websites. The crew ironically pretended to be members of a criminal organisation...

Festive business boost as town citizens are given over €200,000 to spend locally on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FAMILIES living in Pilar de la Horadada are being given thirty euros to spend locally in the run-up to Christmas. The local City Council is...

Family and police launch search for missing Almeria pensioner amid ‘extreme concern’

A DISTRAUGHT family have launched a fresh appeal for help in the search of a missing pensioner who disappeared from Almeria six days ago. Francisco...

Scramble to hire new staff after almost 70 Malaga medics test positive for coronavirus

A HOSPITAL in Malaga is scrambling to find replacement doctors and nurses after an outbreak of coronavirus among staff. A total of 68 employees from...

WATCH: Guardia Civil officers strip off and wade in to save dog from frozen lake in northern Spain

TWO officers from the Guardia Civil braved freezing temperatures to rescue a golden retriever after it fell through ice at a frozen lake in...

Orange weather warning activated in parts of Spain’s Andalucia

SPANISH weather agency AEMET has activated the orange weather alert in several Andalucian provinces. Specifically in Almeria and Granada, for coastal phenomena today, December 8,...

Money Heist star Ursula Corbero from Spain hitting the big time on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show

SPANISH actor and star of Netflix smash hit series Money Heist Ursula Corbero looks to be moving into the big time. One of the signs...

Disgraced ex-king Juan Carlos plots return to Spain with demands for his old palace and a €200K annual salary

KING Juan Carlos is plotting a return to Spain from self-imposed exile in the Middle East and wants the taxpayer to pay for his...

COVID-19 passport putting off ‘angry’ Benidorm bar and restaurant customers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm hospitality association claims the mandatory use of the COVID-19 passport inside bars and restaurants is driving away customers. COBRECA president, Pablo Gonzalez, told...

Animals in Spain awarded new legal status as ‘sentient beings’ rather than things

DOMESTIC animals are now recognised as ‘sentient beings’ and no longer considered ‘objects’ in Spain, after new legislation was passed in a parliamentary vote on Thursday December 2.

Spain backs fresh cash boost to revitalise and modernise tourism hit by COVID-19 pandemic

A new €720 million package to help Spain's pandemic-hit tourist sector has been approved this Tuesday by the Council of Ministers. An extra €109 million...

Man attacked by baseball bat over tangerine skin being thrown onto a Costa Blanca road in Spain

A man got pummelled with a baseball bat after complaining about a woman throwing tangerine skins onto a Costa Blanca road. He needed 15 stitches...

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos pleads immunity in English court citing 300-year-old Gibraltar treaty to avoid spying and harrasment charges...

A high court battle brought against Spain’s former monarch took a surreal turn this week, when his legal team cited a 300-year-old treaty that...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

Brits jailed for Spain-UK heroin smuggling plot

MEMBERS of a gang that imported a ‘vast amount’ of drugs into the UK from Spain have been given hefty jail sentences. Stephen Hunt, 60,...

COVID-19 passport will have to be used to enter bars, restaurants, and clubs in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA is bringing in COVID-19 passports to follow suit with regions like the neighbouring Valencian Community. Murcia's Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreño, announced this Tuesday...

Benidorm bicycle thief sneakily crept behind residents to access secure garages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE in Benidorm have arrested a serial bicycle robber who sneaked into community garages on local urbanisations to steal several bikes. The Policia Nacional were...

Sweet survival: Bees buried by ash during volcanic eruption on Spain’s La Palma island survive for 50 days

THOUSANDS of honey bees in five hives have survived being buried in volcanic ash on la Palma for an incredible 50 days. The beekeeper had...

Duran Duran heading for Ibiza for Touch the Sunrise event in 2022

EIGHTIES superstars Duran Duran are heading for Ibiza as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Simon Le Bon, 63, Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61,...

COVID-19 vaccines approved for children aged 5 to 11 in Spain

COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 could begin in Spain as soon as mid-December. The Public Health Commission has approved the extension...

Teenage boy fatally stabbed in the heart during angry showdown in Valencia area of Spain

A youth, 16, died on Sunday after being stabbed in the heart in a Burjassot park in Valencia Province. The Policia Nacional have arrested a...

¡Feliz Navidad! These are the strangest Christmas traditions celebrated in Spain

CHRISTMAS traditions in Spain are in essence no different from any other nation – people hold on to strange customs, eat and drink a...

Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

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