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Spain confirms death of two journalists abducted while covering story on wildlife poaching in Burkina Faso

MADRID has confirmed that two bodies found in the west African region of Burkina Faso are those of two Spanish journalists abucted while covering...

DEATH THREAT? Basque MP in Spanish parliament reveals how he received Miss Marple DVD from same man who sent...

Jon Inarritu a member of Congress for the left wing Bildu party in the Basque Country was left baffled when he received a mysterious...

‘Bloodied’ knife sent to government minister as death threats continue ahead of regional elections in Spain’s Madrid

SPAIN’S Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, received a package containing what appeared to be a bloodied knife today, April 26. The terrifying...

LATEST: Police in Spain reveal details of arrest of British paedophile working in Madrid school

SPANISH police have revealed details of the arrest of a known British child sex offender who changed his name and falsified documents to gain...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

Far-right Vox party posters in Madrid area of Spain cause uproar over misleading child migrant claims

LEADING Spanish politicians have filed complaints about misleading billboards from the far-right Vox party. The posters falsely claim that unaccompanied child migrants are getting over...

Madrid man on trial in Spain for murdering mother, chopping her into pieces and eating her

THE self-confessed cannibal also admitted feeding pieces of her to his pet dog. Alberto Sánchez Gómez is on trial in Madrid over the death of...

Serial fraudster in Spain’s Madrid arrested for selling paralysing lip enhancement treatment

A SPANISH man has been arrested in the Alcoron region of Madrid for selling online facial enhancement medication that has caused serious injuries on...

Animal testing lab in Spain closed amid allegations of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”

MADRID authorities have suspended activities at a scientific research facility in Spain after activists exposed animal testing involving “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”. The regional government...

Spanish model Nieves Alvarez stuns catwalk at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid

FASHIONISTAS have flocked to Madrid Fashion Week, after the 73rd edition of the show kicked off in style.  Held at Feria de Madrid, and in...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Valley of the Fallen: How archaelogists are planning a massive dig at Franco’s legacy

A NEW look at the lives of the prisoners who built the Valley of Fallen aims to give it a more acceptable spin, writes...

Spain halts auction of painting that could be long-lost masterpiece by Caravaggio

SPAIN'S Culture Ministry imposed a last minute export ban on an oil painting that was nearly sold for €1,500 in a bid to determine...

Madrid tops arrests for breaking border restrictions in Spain over Easter

SPAIN’S Holy Week ended with almost 8,600 fines for people breaking border restrictions and 99 arrests, more than half in Madrid. National Police and Guardia...

BYE BYE BANKIA: Merger with CaixaBank effective as of today

Spokespeople for CaixaBank insist that the absorption will not cause any problems for former Bankia customers.

Arrests in Spain’s Madrid and Tenerife as humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans ‘diverted to finance terrorism’

SPANISH police have arrested three men who allegedly used humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans as a cover to finance terrorism. Policía Nacional supported by Europol,...

OPINION:“Brexit has brought complications and uncertainty to my business in Spain”

The end of March marks three months since the transition period ended and Brexit rules kicked in. The Olive Press spoke to people around...

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

LESSONS NEEDED: How did a convicted British paedophile move to Spain, dodge criminal record checks and find work as...

SHOCKWAVES have been sent through bilingual schools across Spain following the arrest of a British man who began teaching at one of Madrid’s most...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

Europe’s first drone delivery service to be launched in Spain’s capital Madrid

THE Villaverde district in Madrid is poised to become the first place in Europe to try out a home delivery service using drones. Madrid’s City...

EXPLAINER: Left right, left right, centre, reverse – why Spain’s political landscape is in turmoil again

They say that a week is a long time in politics… And this week in Spain, that adage runs particularly true. Spain has seen an...

IN PICS: The extraordinary legacy of Robert Capa’s iconic shot of bomb-damaged building in Spain’s Madrid

A photograph snapped by famous war photographer Robert Capa of a bombed out building in Madrid’s southern district of Vallecas during the Spanish Civil...

Spain becomes fourth country in EU to legalise euthanasia in landmark ruling

SPAIN has become the fourth country in the European Union to legalise euthanasia.  Parliament has given final approval for a bill this afternoon (March 18)...

Florals for Spring! Queen Letizia of Spain looks elegant in a sleek floral pencil skirt for event with King...

Queen Letizia of Spain proved she was ready to put Spring in her step when she attended an awards ceremony in a stunning floral...

Spain’s David de Gea celebrates birth of first child with pop star girlfriend Edurne

SPANISH goalie David de Gea and his pop star girlfriend Edurne have welcomed their first child.  The Manchester United star celebrated the birth of his...

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