Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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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: 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...

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...

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...

LESSONS NEEDED: How did a convicted British paedophile move to Spain, dodge criminal record checks and find work as...

SHOCKWAVES have been sent through bilingual schools across Spain following the arrest of a British man who began teaching at one of Madrid’s most...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat forced to demolish his own villa in Spain or face jail just weeks after wife died

British expat finally demolishes his 17-year home to live in a van on the land.

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: 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...

British residents in Spain rejected for driving licence exchange DESPITE meeting all requirements post-Brexit

DOZENS of British expats in Spain are being told they can’t exchange their driving licences and will have to take a Spanish test because...

Who can request the new aid of €100 per child from the Spanish Government?

THE Spanish Government has given the green light to additional funding that the Minister of Social Rights hopes will help tackle child poverty in...

REMINDER: Clocks go forward in Spain – and why this might be the last time

When do the clocks go forward in Spain?  Spring is just around the corner - and we can look forward to longer days soon as...

WHAT WE KNOW: Could Carta de Invitacion apply to Brits visiting friends and family in Spain?

NEWS has been circulating over the past two days of Spain's Carta de Invitacion possibly applying to UK nationals wanting to visit family and...

Spain tightens rules on all UK travellers (including to Balearic Islands): PCR tests or double vaccination proof now needed

SPAIN has changed the requirements for travellers arriving from the UK and will now demand a negative COVID-19 test or proof of double vaccination. Prime...

WELCOME BACK: Hotels in Spain’s Valencia region begin reopening again ready for the summer

The biggest source of uncertainty at the moment is British tourism, a key market for the region and especially the Costa Blanca.

Residents vow to stop mega solar park that will ruin environment and spoil views in most desirable corner of...

The celebrated green valleys and whitewashed village route around Andalucia are being lined up for a giant industrial makeover, writes Fiona Govan in Gaucin

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.

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.

‘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...

EXPLAINER: Why are Spain’s Semana Santa hats conical and are they linked to the KKK?

VISITORS to Spain during Easter week might gasp in horror when they see people in conical white hoods parading through the streets.  But while these...

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...

LATEST: Spain’s Balearic Islands downgraded to amber on UK travel list

BRITISH Transport Minister Grant Shapps confirmed that the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera would be downgraded to amber from Monday at 4am...

Stats reveal expat boom in Spain as Brits rushed to meet Brexit deadline

BRITISH expats legalising their situation in Spain ahead of Brexit have helped the country to reach a record number of foreign residents. As of December...

BREXIT: British expat on the Costa Blanca in Spain is forced to pay tax on her clothes sent over...

A British woman has been forced to value her underwear and pay tax on it in a new twist on bringing goods into Spain...

EU Digital COVID travel certificate can now be downloaded by Costa Blanca and Valencia residents in Spain

RESIDENTS in the Valencian Community can access the new EU Digital COVID certificate from today(June 7), but it appears there is at least one...

AT LAST! Facemasks may cease to be obligatory in Spain’s Valencia region by end of summer

The Spanish government insists that the obligation to wear a mask in public will be maintained until herd immunity is officially reached.

EXPLAINER: Left right, left right, centre, reverse – why Spain’s political landscape is in turmoil again

They say that a week is a long time in politics… And this week in Spain, that adage runs particularly true. Spain has seen an...

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