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‘He could be your neighbour’: Hunt for 12 most wanted British fugitives believed to be hiding out in Spain

AUTHORITIES have launched a new appeal to find 12 of the UK’s most wanted criminals thought to be hiding out in Spain. Among those on...

15 genius Spanish words you just can’t translate into English

LEARNING a language is a lot like spraining an ankle: it's painful and takes ages to get better. But every language learner will hit a...

ANALYSIS: How the pandemic practice of working from home is driving up property prices in rural Spain

HOUSE prices in rural areas across Spain have soared over the last 18 months owing to changing preferences of buyers, who are now looking...

Fact-check: Eight times Spain’s far-right VOX party was caught out lying in 2021

WE'RE not saying that left-wing politicians in Spain never lie, just their lies tended to be less satisfying to unpick. Lefty lies in 2021 were...

Half of Spain braced for weekend ‘big freeze’ – including Balearic Islands

HALF of Spain will feel the chill this Saturday (January 15) as AEMET issues yellow weather warnings for 'low temperatures'. Swathes of regions in Castilla...

Insider tips: How to save more money as an autonomo in Spain during 2022

SELF-EMPLOYED workers will be grumbling in January about their tax returns. Spain has around 3.2 million registered self-employed workers (autonomos) and they pay the highest...

NEW LAWS IN 2022: non-lucrative visas, tax hikes, pricier new cars and why you might buy a second-hand one...

JANUARY is a key time for businesses, self-employed workers and consumers in Spain. This is for two reasons: the tax year in Spain starts on...

¿Que? Eight of the strangest laws in Spain

SPANISH law says new rules affecting business can only come into effect in January or July – which makes a lot of sense, right? But...

SHOPPING: What you need to know about January sales across Spain in 2022

JANUARY and July are the two most exciting times of the year for clothes shoppers in Spain. As soon as the Three Kings festivities are...

REVIEW: One year since Brexit… still not ‘done’

Bremain in Spain campaigner Sue Wilson takes a look back at the first year since Brits were stripped of their EU citizenship and asks ‘Have you been mis-sold Brexit?’

Fury after minister claims meat from mega farms is causing the ‘end of Spain’ – but is he right?

SUSTAINABLE meat production is dominating headlines after Spain's minister for consumer affairs claimed livestock mega farms are causing the ‘end’ of the very country. Alberto...

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...

Berchules: Why this village in southern Spain has refused to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 25 years

GOOD luck is the reason why millions of Spaniards eat their 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve – but a stroke of bad luck...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many...

PICTURED: Spain’s incredible ‘ice triangle’ where temperatures drop below -20ºC

WE know that skiing is a thing in sunny Spain – anyone who's flown over to Alicante, Valencia or Barcelona airports will have crossed...

Spain in review: The biggest and most important stories covered by the Olive Press during 2021

IT has been a year marked yet again by the coronavirus pandemic, with much of our daily coverage focusing on the ever changing rules,...

MAP: These are the COVID-19 restrictions in place across Spain on New Year’s Eve

Each of Spain’s 17 regions have determined their own measures to control the spread of COVID infections from no restrictions in Madrid to a...

Don’t look back: A year of ‘thank heavens we live in Spain and not the UK’

Jo Chipchase, a Brit living in Spain, looks back on 2021, a year marked by the continued pandemic and the fallout from Brexit.

How government scrooges in 1882 accidentally created Spain’s obsession with gobbling 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve

THE minute hand on Madrid's Puerta de Sol clock tower nears midnight. Millions of Spaniards already have a grape in their mouth. Millions of others...

Fully-vaxxed expats with NHS COVID Pass ‘refused entry’ to restaurants in Spain’s Balearic Islands

BRITISH expats have been refused access to bars and restaurants in Spain's Balearic Islands despite showing a valid NHS COVID Pass. One resident in Menorca...

IN PICS: Take a look at Spain’s extraordinary scrap cathedral built entirely by one man

JUSTO Gallego Martinez, a former monk who devoted the last six decades of his life to building a cathedral out of scrap in a...

EXPLAINED: Could Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca really be the original home of Santa Claus?

ALICANTE is an unlikely candidate for the original home of Santa Claus – for starters, it hasn't snowed in the city since 1926. There are...

12 pranks to watch out for this December 28 when Spain marks Dia de los Santos Inocentes

EVERYONE in Spain will be watching their backs this December 28 for the annual Dia de Los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Innocent Saints) for...

Oliver Law: The forgotten story of how a Black American soldier became the first to lead an integrated battalion...

THE Battle of Jarama in February 1936 during the Spanish Civil War served as a brutal reality check for the anti-fascist volunteer army known...

Mystery of how the Cold War spy who met the Kennedys ended up dead in a ravine in Spain’s...

IT started as a Cold War tale of intrigue involving a spy, international headlines and appearances from Robert and Edward Kennedy. It ended when a...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

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