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EXCLUSIVE: 84-year-old expat sat in agony for TWO DAYS waiting for treatment at scandal-hit hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN EXPAT octogenarian discharged himself from Torrevieja Hospital after sitting a total of 20 hours waiting for attention. Brain Snell, 84, had suffered a fall...

MUST READ: British drug mules flew from Spain to UK with suitcases full of marijuana grown on Costa Blanca...

A drugs gang including British citizens who took suitcases of narcotics to the UK and across Europe, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Police...

Shaggy dog stories: Meet the characters at ADANA animal shelter in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A volunteer at ADANA dog rescue centre in the hills above Estepona, Ian Ryles has discovered a deep love for those dogs that no one else seems to want.

EXPLAINER: What we know about the monkeypox outbreak in Spain

GLOBAL health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to...

Spain lifts ban on unvaccinated tourists and will allow entry with negative Covid test

SPAIN has eased entry restrictions for unvaccinated tourists from outside the European Union, one of the last countries to do so. https://twitter.com/Spain_inUK/status/1528065706759270400 Until now, third country...

MUST READ: Ryanair summer flights threat as unions in Spain and Europe plan strikes

RYANAIR flights in Europe could be disrupted by strikes this summer over cabin crew working conditions. Spain's USO and SITCPLA unions have joined forces with...

Crash bang: Noisy protest held against closure of restaurants on seafront of Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 300 protesters turned up to support hundreds of workers who face losing their jobs over the closure of seven well known beach bars...

Official guide to keeping cool as temperatures soar above 40ºC in southern Spain

IT'S still one month away from the official start of summer but Spain is already sizzling with temperatures soaring over 40ºC this weekend in...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats’ €14,000 medical bill because insurance company ‘wouldn’t answer phone’ after accident in Spain

A BRITISH couple have a huge medical bill for hospital care, despite being fully covered by their private health insurance company. The expats have been...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

The Olive Press: How the world’s media follows up on our exclusive stories

IT was a full 12 hours before the world’s media caught up with our exclusive that police had found traces of missing toddler Madeleine...

Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is braced for what looks set to be the first heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula,...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

IN PICS: Rangers fans crowd into Sevilla ahead of Europa League final as heatwave hits Spain

THE streets of Sevilla are filling with bare chested Rangers fans turning pink in the scorching sun as they drink pints ahead of one...

LATEST: Spain extends ban on unvaccinated travellers until mid-June

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travellers from a long list of non-EU countries, including Brits...

Farewell to Len Prior: the reluctant hero of the campaign against planning corruption in Spain’s Andalucia

WARM tributes have been paid to Len Prior who died last week at the age of 77, 14 years after he and his wife,...

Everything you need to know about Chanel and Spain’s chance at Eurovision glory

Could this be the year Spain wins Eurovision for only the third time since the contest began? Spain's fate rests with Chanel, a 31-year-old...

Anger mounts over driving licence debacle for Brits in Spain post Brexit

HUNDREDS, possibly even thousands, of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.And...

Lessons from a Spanish granny: 10 timeless homemade remedies that really work

APART from lending a shoulder to cry on in bad times or spoiling us with our favourite foods, grandmothers are also a font of...

EXCLUSIVE: €10,000-a-year expat school on Spain’s Costa del Sol forced to close doors after stinging inspection

PARENTS at a private school in Andalucia are furious, having been left scrambling to find places when it was closed overnight by inspectors. Some claim...

EXCLUSIVE: Italy link before German suspect Christian Brueckner is formally charged in Madeleine McCann case

GERMAN police have to get permission in Italy before charging Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner, the Olive Press has learnt. The bureaucratic procedure came as...

EXCLUSIVE: Greater than Grisham: Maddie McCann suspect Christian Brueckner scribing a ‘bestseller’ in prison

MADELEINE McCann suspect Christian Brueckner is penning a book. The German sex offender, made an arguido, or official suspect in Portugal, last month, is writing...

EXPLAINED: Anarchy, assassinations & acrimony – the rich & violent history of Labour Day in Spain

THIS SUNDAY sees Labour Day celebrated in Spain, a national holiday originating back to 1889 that was outlawed for decades under Franco. The Día del...

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...

What you need to know about Spain’s plans for an Emergency Warning System with mobile phone alerts

WITHIN the last two years alone, Spain has been hit by the biggest snowfall in living memory (Storm Filomena), a volcanic eruption (La Palma),...

ANALYSIS: How inflation and raw material shortages are pushing up building costs on your property in Spain

The prices of basic raw materials are soaring across Spain which could have a big impact if you bought off plan, are building a house, or carrying out renovations.

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