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LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to Spain

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How Londoners fell in love with Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca through Joaquin Sorolla’s paintbrush

The year of 1908 marked the first time Londoners set eyes on Javea. In an age where aeroplanes were still learning how to fly, and...

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...

What you should know before buying an electric car in Spain

Drivers everywhere are considering whether their next purchase should be an electric car.  Environmentally friendly minded folk understand the need to reduce emissions and slow...

Olive Press Opinion: When it comes to Russian oligarchs, Spain must do its homework

Dripping in as much gold as the besieged city of Mariupol is dripping in blood, this gross symbol of Russia’s ruling elite needs to be tackled urgently by the powers that be

From shelf stacker to Our Man in the Balearics: Meet the British consul awarded an MBE for his work...

WHEN Lloyd Milen was informed, just before Christmas, that he had been awarded an MBE for services to British nationals in Spain he couldn’t...

DON’T LET YOURSELF BE CONNED: Consumers’ union publishes advice to avoid falling prey to holiday rental fraud in Spain...

THE Spanish Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) is warning holidaymakers to be careful when renting an apartment for the summer in order to...

UPDATE: Pics and video from hero’s journey from Spain to Ukraine to deliver critical medical supplies and bring back...

Last week the Olive Press did an exclusive interview with Jesus Perez de Tena, a local greengrocer from Sevilla—also crew member for one of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spain could seize superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs under sanctions against Ukraine invasion

Superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs which are currently moored in Spain could be seized by authorities under sanctions threatened by the EU in retaliation...

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,...

Royal ties: Five surprising facts about the strong links between the British and Spanish royal families as Queen Elizabeth...

As the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne, the Olive Press explores the rich ties between the British and Spanish royal families

12 Spanish insults that will make you sound like a native

I’LL never forget the day my Spanish teacher insulted the projector. Not because it was hilarious to threaten a small electronic device with defecating on...

INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, the chef behind Deessa restaurant at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz which just won its first...

The culinary genius is bringing his exquisite dishes to Madrid from Valencia, and has just won a Michelin star for his restaurant at the Ritz.

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