Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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OPINION: Why Madrid has rewarded the anti-lockdown right-wing leader Isabel Ayuso

Madrid-based Olive Press digital editor, Fiona Govan, explains how Madrid's incumbent leader, Isabel Ayuso, confounded the international consensus that lockdowns are overwhelmingly popular with the public when she secured a landslide win for her conservative Popular Party (PP).

BREXIT TRAVEL HELL: 25-year-old woman from Spain’s Valencia, kept for three days at UK immigration centre for lacking EU...

Reports suggest that she had already been working in the UK for several months in 2019 and has family in the capital.

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.

COVID SUCCESS: More people fully vaccinated than infected with COVID in Spain’s Valencia region

Despite the successful advance of the inoculation campaign, the department led by councillor Ana Barcelo warns that the pandemic is far from over.

LATEST: Police in Spain reveal details of arrest of British paedophile working in Madrid school

SPANISH police have revealed details of the arrest of a known British child sex offender who changed his name and falsified documents to gain...

THINK GREEN: Tourism chiefs from Spain’s Valencia area call for region-specific COVID traffic light system for UK travel this...

The Valencian Community has a total average of 40 cases for every 100,000 people, while Spain as a whole numbers 250.

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.

READ THE LABEL: Spanish Health authorities warn against the use of facemasks containing graphene

Their request has been echoed by the national Ministry of Health, who has advised not to use surgical masks with graphene or graphene biomass.

EXPLAINED: What we know about proposed travel rules to Spain under new ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

THE EU has given the go ahead to a vaccine passport scheme which will be available across the bloc by the end of June. Travellers...

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...

PENCIL IT IN: Spain publishes COVID vaccination calendar for each age group

All residents who are registered with the public Health service should be clearly notified with a date, time and place to receive their jab.

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...

Jet2 scraps UK flights and holidays to Spain and all destinations until late June due to ‘uncertainty’

SPAIN'S struggling tourist sector has been dealt a fresh blow with news today(April 9) that Jet2 has suspended all flights and holidays from the...

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...

MIRROR MIRROR: Coronavirus pandemic causes surge in eating disorders among teenagers

Psychologists insist on the importance of a correct education to help prevent the appearance of these conditions among kids and teenagers

‘MUST READ’ if you live in the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain with details of next week’s...

LITTLE change was the message from the Valencian government today(April 8) over their renewal of COVID-19 restrictions until late April. Despite current infection rates being...

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...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

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...

CURFEWS AND CLOSURES: How the end of Spain’s State of Alarm will change COVID-19 rules

SPAIN'S second State of Alarm is set to finish on May 9 if Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has his way. The measure was introduced on...

Spanish government to scrap list of dangerous dogs and increase punishment for mistreatment

A national register will be set up to ensure that owners convicted of animal mistreatment will be unable to inscribe any more pets under their name.

MUST READ: Pedro Sanchez does not plan to extend Spain’s State of Alarm and predicts 25 million people to...

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has told reporters today(April 6) that he has no plans to ask Congress to extend the country's second State...

REVEALED: The contrasts between UK and Spanish rules for foreign travel and who has the final say

AMIDST dozens of Brits being flown back to the UK and others being refused journeys by UK airline staff, the Olive Press can report...

The Olive Press celebrates its 15 year anniversary

FROM its very first issue in 2006 the Olive Press was campaigning for its community. Whether fighting for the environment or digging into crooks, we...

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...

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