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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...

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...

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...

EXPLAINED: What we know about Spain’s plan to lessen impact of Ukraine war on Spain’s economy

A RAFT of measures has been unveiled this week by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in a bid to minimise the impact of the Ukraine...

Here’s what you can do to help people in Ukraine  

WITH the world watching the desperate situation unfold in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion by Russian troops, it is easy to feel...

The clocks have gone forward but thanks to fascism Spain is still stuck in the wrong time zone

SPAIN’S clocks, like those across the rest of the EU and the UK, have once again rolled forward an hour to Central European Summer...

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

IN PICS: ‘It looks like Armageddon’ – Costa del Sol turns orange yet again as another calima hits Spain

THE sky turned deep orange across Andalucia on Thursday afternoon when yet another ‘calima’ swept up from north Africa bringing an atmosphere dense with...

Where has my parcel gone? The quixotic experience of postal deliveries from the UK to Spain post-Brexit

Before Brexit, parcels used to flow seamlessly between the UK and Spain. However, now that the UK is a “third country”, outside the single...

CHATEAU PUTIN: Who owns the lavish villa in the hills above Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Despite Spain declaring there are no oligarchs owning here, the olive press can reveal at leas one, a genuine fortress with at least 10 security guards with intriguingly close links to the Russian dictator.

Update with pics: Local hero arrives back home to Spain’s Sevilla after an epic journey to Ukraine war zone...

OVER the past nine days the Olive Press has been keenly following the epic journey of local hero, Jesus Perez de Tena, a greengrocer...

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...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many...

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...

14 common Spanish proverbs that you can use everyday without offending anyone

EVERY language has its own particular sayings and proverbs that are passed down generation to generation and whose origins are often lost in the...

‘Digital Nomad visa’ and tax breaks: What we know about Spain’s plans to attract remote workers

THE Spanish government gave the green light to introduce new measures to attract digital nomads to make their base in Spain but the law...

ANALYSIS: How Spain’s Covid death toll compares to Europe and the rest of the world

SPAIN’S death toll during the pandemic was well above average for western Europe, an international comparison has found.  Worldwide 5.9 million people are recorded as...

OPINION: How Ukraine resistance in face of Russian invasion recalls famous Spanish Civil War cry of ‘No pasaran!’ 

WATCHING Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsey shot at and wounded along with one of his team, while clearly working for the press in...

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...

WATCH: This is the moment Britain’s most wanted woman was caught by police while walking her dogs in Spain

SHE was once Britain’s most wanted woman for her part in a €1 billion VAT scam. She escaped the reach of British police and evaded...

ANALYSIS: The reasons behind Spain’s property boom and what to expect next

Mark Stücklin of Spanish Property Insight looks at the reasons behind the property boom

TRAVEL LATEST: Spain now allows entry to travellers with COVID recovery certificate

TRAVELLERS from non-EU countries will be allowed entry to Spain if they have a COVID-19 recovery certificate, in the latest loosening on travel restrictions. Until...

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...

IN PICS: A look at the legacy of Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architectural genius who died in January

RICARDO BOFILL died aged 82 last month, a year before Calpe made 2023 the ‘Bofill Year’ to celebrate his remarkable creations and he was...

Blas Infante: Who was the ‘father of Andalucia’ killed by a Francoist firing squad in 1936?

THIS year Andalucia Day falls on Monday – February 28 – as Spain's most populous region enjoys a deserved day of rest. The annual public...

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