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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...

GAG LAW: What happens when you are accused of ‘disrespecting’ a police officer in Spain

When reporting a crime at her local station, Heather Galloway discovered just how easy it is to fall foul of Spain’s controversial ‘Gag Law’

There was a time when wearing a face mask got you 100 lashes during carnival celebrations in Spain 

WEARING masks has been part of carnival celebrations for centuries. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, mask-wearing is inevitably widespread in Carnaval celebrations this week...

10 romantic (and sometimes strange) nicknames for your sweetheart in Spain

FROM honey bun to sweetie-poo, the English language has its fair share of nauseating terms of endearment.  This Valentine's day, why not mix it up...

MUST READ: British ‘narco’ baron Brian Charrington jailed after Costa Blanca cocaine smuggling retrial in Spain

BRITISH drug trafficker, Brian Charrington, has been found guilty and jailed for almost 11 years for smuggling cocaine into a Costa Blanca marina in...

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.

Drying up: Water disputes springing up as major drought stares Spain in the face 

THE crumbling walls of a once-submerged village rising from the cracked mud of a dried up reservoir have become a powerful symbol of the...

EXPLAINED: A guide to the different police forces in Spain

YOU may have noticed just how many police officers there are patrolling the streets in Spain but who is in charge of what and...

Five of the most important contemporary Spanish artists

Everyone has heard of Picasso, Dali, Goya and Velazquez. Their paintings are among the most celebrated in the world of art, fetching millions at...

Spain abolishes full COVID-19 vaccination rules for UK children aged 12 and over

SPAIN has scrapped the requirement for children aged 12 and over travelling from the UK to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The move comes after...

CHINWAG OVER THE CHORIZO! EXCLUSIVE: ‘Like any normal couple’ the King and Queen of Holland booked a restaurant and...

IT was a usually busy Saturday night in one of Ronda’s most popular restaurants. As the noise levels were shifting up a gear in came...

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