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NEW TRAVEL RULES: England introduces cheaper COVID testing for fully-vaxxed travellers from non-red list countries including Spain

FULLY vaccinated passengers and children arriving in England from non-red list countries such as Spain will be able to take a cheaper lateral flow...

Marbellous Marbella: Discover the gem of the Costa del Sol

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chosen Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol for an autumn break. Her

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.

EXPLAINER: The relaxed COVID-19 rules for the ‘new normal’ in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

COVID-19 restrictions will largely be abolished from this Saturday(October 9) in the Valencian Community. As expected, Valencian president, Ximo Puig, has announced the scrapping of...

EXCLUSIVE: Outrage in Javea as council forces closure of popular beachside restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA council has ordered the closure of four businesses, including a successful British-owned restaurant, in the Punta de Arenal area. The authority won't say why...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats unite to fight back against ‘scam’ estate agents on the Costa del Sol

FURIOUS residents are calling for moves to clamp down on ‘scam’ estate agents after expats rallied together to share their experiences of the cheating...

VIDEO: How wild boars are increasingly terrorizing urban zones in Spain and why archers are coming to the rescue

SHAKIRA’S close encounter with wild boars last week in a Barcelona park has yet again ignited a debate around the growing danger of the...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots approved for Spain and the European Union

SPAIN is set to start dishing out booster COVID-19 vaccinations from October after official approval was given for a third vaccine shot. The European Medicines...

EXCLUSIVE: “Time to get out of Dodge” – meet the Brexit refugees making a new life in Spain (part...

Continuing on from our recent feature on Brits that have left their homes in the UK to start new lives in sunnier climes here...

INTERVIEW: UK’s Europe Minister flies into Madrid for talks with Spain over issues affecting British expats post-Brexit

In an interview at the British Embassy in Madrid, Europe Minister Wendy Morton told the Olive Press that “citizens’ rights remain really really important” to the British government.

Protestors battle against massive solar farms that threaten to destroy most beautiful countryside in Spain’s Andalucia

HUNDREDS of people gathered outside the regional parliament in Sevilla on Thursday to protest against plans for massive solar farms that threaten to ruin...

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Brexit refugees who fled Britain for a new life in Spain

BRITISH expats living in Spain watching events unfold in the UK in recent days may be forgiven for feeling a certain Schadenfreude as critics...

‘Mission Accomplished’: What you need to know about ‘new normal’ as COVID-19 restrictions lifted across Costa Blanca and Spain’s...

THE region of Valencia has moved into a new phase of ‘de-escalation’ of COVID-19 restrictions which begins on Tuesday, September 28 and will last...

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Mullins reveals plans to become Spain’s Simon Cowell after selling Pimlico Plumbers in multimillion deal

IT used to be that Charlie Mullins was best known for his plumbing. And it’s true to say that the 60-something Londoner first came...

Why you should subscribe to the Olive Press

EVERY day, almost every hour and sometimes by the minute we are putting up breaking stories online. Over the last week the big story in...

‘It’s terrifying, tragic… and the greatest show on earth’: La Palma tour guide describes volcano eruption in Spain’s Canary...

ALMOST every day for the 12 years since he has worked as a tour guide on the beautiful lush island of La Palma, in...

ANALYSIS: Is a volcano on Spain’s Canary Island of La Palma about to blow?

RECENT seismic activity detected on the Spanish island of La Palma have raised fears that a volcano which last erupted 50 years ago  could...

EXCLUSIVE: Scenes from hell as Sierra Bermeja wildfire destroys forest above Spain’s Costa del Sol

A VOLUNTEER firefighter called in to tackle one of the worst blazes to hit the zone this summer has shared his view with the...

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...

MADDIE MCCANN: From Portugal to Spain and Germany, the search goes on

OLIVE Press editor Jon Clarke is publishing an explosive new book on the Madeleine McCann case. His investigation is the most comprehensive look at the...

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...

FOCUS: Meet the expat business owners who have survived and thrived during Spain’s Covid crisis

TIMES have been hard for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic but among the hardest hit are those businesses involved in a hospitality sector that...

Official guide to keeping cool as Spain sizzles in heatwave and mercury soars above 40ºC

Spain is in the grip of its first official heatwave of the summer with temperatures soaring over 40ºC across much of the peninsula. Spain’s national...

HEATWAVE: Weather warnings issued across most of Spain as temperatures soar to 44ºC

SPAIN'S meteorological agency AEMET has issued weather warnings in fourteen regions across Spain as a heatwave, dubbed Lucifer, takes its stifling grip on the...

Barcelona’s People’s Olympiad: The story of the 1936 Protest Olympics that were derailed by the Spanish Civil War

BY Shannon Chaffers THE Tokyo Olympic Games will soon come to a close despite an initial rocky start under a shroud of controversy with Japan...

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