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MUST READ: Important news for UK buyers of holiday homes in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

PROPERTY buying in parts of Spain will become easier for British purchasers after the scrapping of an old Francoist law. Non-EU home buyers in areas...

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...

Why Spain’s Eurovision choice has caused a political storm and demands for a revote

AS political issues go, the matter of who represents Spain in this Eurovision competition hardly seemed likely to spark a furore amongst all but...

EXPLAINED: How can I offer my home in Spain to refugees fleeing war in Ukraine?

SPAIN has taken in thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion and many people have been moved to help, from driving to the...

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...

INTERVIEW: Meet James Rhodes, the British piano man behind Spain’s new child protection law

A HARROWING past of sexual abuse, addiction and mental institutions was flagged up by his involvement with the new child protection bill, but the...

EXPLAINED: Spain’s new entry rules for vaccinated or COVID-19 immune travellers

Americans are among those who can now travel to Spain if they have had a vaccine.

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...

Supermarket sweep: How prices compare on a weekly shop in Spain?

Sizing up the best choice for our weekly shop is a tedious exercise that never seems to pass its sell-by-date. But there’s more to it than purely shaving the odd cent off the bill, writes Heather Galloway.

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: Will new animal welfare laws do enough to change attitudes in Spain?

As Spain introduces a raft of new animal protection laws, Jo Chipchase explores what it really means for animal welfare.

DISPATCH: Ukrainian refugees rescued by Spain’s maverick priests join Easter parade in Madrid

After Father Angel and Father Teodoro went out on a limb to bring over 2,000 refugees to safety, Heather Galloway joined several of them as they took part in Easter parades in Madrid.

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...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures starts today

FROM today (May 9) Andalucia is moving into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’ as Spain's coronavirus state of alarm ends. If everything goes...

LATEST: Tourism boost for Spain as UK drops quarantine rules for NHS vaccinated travellers from July 19

THE British government announced that fully vaccinated people travelling to England from ‘amber list’ countries will no longer have to quarantine from July 19 in...

EXPLAINER: The sex industry in Spain and why PM Pedro Sanchez wants to ban prostitution

IT MAY be the oldest profession in the world, but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to criminalise prostitution in Spain insisting the...

LATEST: What you need to know about Spain making face masks compulsory again even outdoors

MASKS will have to be worn outdoors at all times in Spain as COVID-19 infections rise to new record levels. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, told...

Dry January: How good are Spain’s alcohol-free alternatives?

As we approach the end of January, how many have managed to stay alcohol free? Will it continue into February? We asked Jo Chipchase to test some alternatives

Meet the new British diplomat in Spain blazing a trail for women in the Foreign Office

UNTIL 1972, women in the Foreign Office had to leave the service on getting married. Now, a generation later and women hold some of...

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...

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...

CONFIRMED: Brits COULD be asked for official letter of invitation if visiting friends and family in Spain

THE British Embassy in Madrid has given their official word on the Carta de Invitacion situation surrounding British tourists that has been circulating 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...

UPDATE: What you need to know about new travel rules between Spain and UK now pre-flight testing is required

THE British government has announced that all international arrivals to the UK will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the...

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,...

WARNING: What you need to know about toxic caterpillars which pose mortal danger to dogs across Spain

DOG owners are being warned to be vigilant for a tiny but deadly creature that could kill your pet. With the first signs of spring...

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