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Madrid Mountaineer trains to climb Himalayas at 81-years-old to commemorate COVID victims

AN 81-year-old man from Madrid is training to climb the Himalayas in tribute to those that have died from coronavirus. Carlos Soria will climb...

Drug dealer uses taxi to distribute narcotics around Spain’s Madrid amid coronavirus lockdown

A MAN has been arrested today for posing as a taxi driver to deal drugs around Madrid.  The suspect allegedly hid narcotics in chewing gum...

Are you a ‘Swallow’ or do you actually ‘live’ in Spain? What does Brexit mean for you from January...

The term ‘Swallow’ is used to describe a certain type of Brit we find here in Spain. I first heard it used by the...

BREAKING: Brits face two week isolation when returning home as UK adds Spain to quarantine list at midnight TONIGHT

CHAOS tonight as thousands of British travellers now face a two-week quarantine period as they return home, with almost immediate effect. The UK government is...

More death threats: Bullets sent in post to regional PP leader Isabel Ayuso ahead of Madrid election

AN ENVELOPE containing two bullets sent to conservative chief Isabel Ayusos ahead of the Madrid election was intercepted by postal workers on Tuesday. Spain’s Interior...

‘The virus does not exist’: Hundreds of anti-mask protesters take to the streets of Spain’s Madrid

"I have lived through Franco, I have lived through terrorists, I have never felt as oppressed as I do now," said one of the protesters

Spanish woman, 104, released from Madrid hospital after making full recovery from COVID-19

A 104-year-old Spanish woman has recovered from the coronavirus, according to local reports.  The woman battled COVID-19 at a hospital in Madrid but has since...

BREAKING: Third person dies in Spain because of coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS has claimed its third victim in Spain.

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...

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,...

WATCH: Couple arrested for robbing cemeteries of over 2 tonnes of bronze statues throughout Spain’s Toledo region

A MARRIED couple have been detained for the theft of nearly half a million euros worth of statues and ornaments from cemeteries in central...

Madrid City Council is trying to stop so-called hive floors being built in the Spanish capital, similar to coffin...

SO-CALLED hive floors have been causing much controversy in Madrid.

Woman arrested for skipping €500 taxi fare to Spain’s Costa Blanca from Madrid

A TAXI passenger tried to avoid paying a €500 fare but was caught in a Alicante street after the cab driver chased her down. The...

BREAKING: Spain’s coronavirus caseload surpasses 56,000 after more than 650 deaths in a DAY in new record

SPAIN has seen 655 new coronavirus deaths between Wednesday and Thursday.  New figures released today reveal the new daily record brings the total death toll...

Hundreds of teenagers flaunt COVID-19 lockdown rules in massive drink-fuelled gathering in Spain’s Madrid

AS Madrid enters Phase 1 from today, many have been left angered at a huge gathering involving hundreds of drunken teenagers at a disused...

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.

Salt sent to Spain’s snowy centre in storm solution and show of ‘solidarity’ by Costa Blanca cities

TORREVIEJA Council has joined up with an Orihuela company to send road salt to central Spain, in light of the deadly snow conditions. A fleet...

Real Madrid make very large donation to Spain in the fight against coronavirus

REAL Madrid has made a very large donation to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid kicks off in style in Spain despite COVID-19

Fashionistas are flocking to Madrid Fashion Week today for the 72nd edition of the show, which will run from 10-13 September. Held at Feria de...

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...

Police to crackdown on violators of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown during Holy Week with increased checkpoints and drones

POLICE in Spain have announced they will be cracking down on those looking to flout the strict COVID-19 lockdown rules during Semana Santa this...

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...

Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to offer

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de la Castellana...

WATCH: Madrid man threatens to f*** Costa Blanca town with Covid-19 before expulsion for ‘hate crime’

TORREVIEJA magistrates have expelled the man that boasted of travelling from Madrid to spread Coronavirus throughout the city. The order prohibits Antonio BD from, “residing...

Woman at the helm: Introducing new digital editor at The Olive Press

THE Olive Press has a new centre forward. Seasoned journalist Fiona Govan joins the group as our new Digital Editor in, fittingly, International Women’s week. Based...

Spanish police seize €1million haul of cocaine in sting linked to Colombian crime gang

An organised crime sting across Spain resulted in 12 arrests and over €1million of drugs linked to a Columbian drug gang being seized.  Police intercepted...

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