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BREXIT: Brit in Spain slams “exorbitant” charges on birthday gift package sent by mum from UK

THERE are so many ways that Brexit has impacted the lives of British nationals in Spain from limiting second home owners to a maximum...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

BREXIT: More help promised for Brits applying for residency in Spain

THE UK Government is extending Spanish residencia support for potentially at-risk groups including pensioners, disabled people and those with language difficulties.  Those Brits who need...

CURFEWS AND CLOSURES: How the end of Spain’s State of Alarm will change COVID-19 rules

SPAIN'S second State of Alarm is set to finish on May 9 if Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has his way. The measure was introduced on...

Spanish government to scrap list of dangerous dogs and increase punishment for mistreatment

A national register will be set up to ensure that owners convicted of animal mistreatment will be unable to inscribe any more pets under their name.

MUST READ: Pedro Sanchez does not plan to extend Spain’s State of Alarm and predicts 25 million people to...

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has told reporters today(April 6) that he has no plans to ask Congress to extend the country's second State...

REVEALED: The contrasts between UK and Spanish rules for foreign travel and who has the final say

AMIDST dozens of Brits being flown back to the UK and others being refused journeys by UK airline staff, the Olive Press can report...

The Olive Press celebrates its 15 year anniversary

FROM its very first issue in 2006 the Olive Press was campaigning for its community. Whether fighting for the environment or digging into crooks, we...

EXPLAINER: Why are Spain’s Semana Santa hats conical and are they linked to the KKK?

VISITORS to Spain during Easter week might gasp in horror when they see people in conical white hoods parading through the streets.  But while these...

“No plans to deport British citizens”: Authorities in Spain urge calm over 90-day rule

SPANISH authorities have said they will take “a pragmatic approach” to those who overstay 90-day rule. Thanks to Brexit, March 31 marks an important deadline...

Masks now mandatory on beaches and at swimming pools throughout Spain

A NEW law establishes stricter face mask rules in Spain, making coverings mandatory in all public spaces regardless of distance. The Government of Spain, led...

‘Fury’ at Spain’s Alicante Airport as 40 Brits deported back to UK after flight from Manchester

DOZENS of Brits arriving at Alicante-Elche airport yesterday were refused entry to Spain and sent back to Manchester on the SAME PLANE. Border guards had...

Ten of the most desirable (and expensive) delicacies produced in Spain

WE ALL know Spain has good food. But look beyond the paella and tapas and you can discover some of the most expensive culinary...

REMINDER: Clocks go forward in Spain – and why this might be the last time

When do the clocks go forward in Spain?  Spring is just around the corner - and we can look forward to longer days soon as...

EXCLUSIVE: Spain-UK bilateral agreement pending over post-Brexit driving licence exchange

Spain and the UK are holding high level discussions to allow Brits to continue to exchange their driving licences for Spanish ones without the...

Expats in Spain frustrated at ‘lack of clarity’ over access to Covid-19 vaccines

FOREIGNERS living in Spain have expressed worry and frustration at not knowing when and if they will be called up for a Covid-19 vaccination...

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...

FINALLY! Planning amnesty for ‘illegal homes’ across Spain’s Andalucia stands after legal challenge dropped

THE final barrier preventing the legalization of hundreds of thousands of homes built across rural Andalusia had been removed, after an agreement was struck...

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...

Thousands of British expats in Spain remain “exposed and unprotected” since Brexit

Thousands of British expats who were oblivious to rule changes in the new year have been left exposed and unprotected in the new age...

Five exceptions that permit travel between provinces in Spain during Easter

THERE are currently five justified situations which permit travel between regions in Spain over Easter. Under the central government’s motto ‘We don’t save weeks, we...

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