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Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos pleads immunity in English court citing 300-year-old Gibraltar treaty to avoid spying and harrasment charges...

A high court battle brought against Spain’s former monarch took a surreal turn this week, when his legal team cited a 300-year-old treaty that...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

Brits jailed for Spain-UK heroin smuggling plot

MEMBERS of a gang that imported a ‘vast amount’ of drugs into the UK from Spain have been given hefty jail sentences. Stephen Hunt, 60,...

¡Feliz Navidad! These are the strangest Christmas traditions celebrated in Spain

CHRISTMAS traditions in Spain are in essence no different from any other nation – people hold on to strange customs, eat and drink a...

Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

Drivers warned over road conditions during Spain’s long bank holiday with heavy snow forecast

DRIVERS have been warned to be careful when they take to the roads after the bank holiday break as heavy snow is forecast across...

Reggaeton triumphs in Spain as top five most listened to artists on Spotify reveals

THE most listened to artist on Spotify Spain during 2021 has been Puerto Rican musician Rauw Alejandro, the music streaming platform has revealed. The Reggaeton...

Researchers reveal which vaccine is more effective: Pfizer or Moderna

A STUDY involving almost half a million people has been carried out to determine which of the two most popular vaccines are more effective...

UPDATE: What you need to know about new travel rules between Spain and UK now pre-flight testing is required

THE British government has announced that all international arrivals to the UK will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the...

Magical markets to visit in Spain this Christmas

CHRISTMAS markets in Spain might not boast the snow of more northern climes, but the crafts and delicacies will still sprinkle your December with...

Spain’s Unicaja Banco reaches deal to cut 1,513 jobs and close hundreds of branches

SPAIN'S fifth-largest bank, Unicaja, has reached a deal to cut up to 1,513 jobs and close a quarter of its branches. The bank announced cost-cutting...

EXPLAINED: Where in Spain COVID passports are required and for what activities

SPAIN'S central government has not introduced a nationwide policy concerning COVID health passes and whether they should be required to enter certain establishments or...

Spanish woman seeking €3million damages after being raised by wrong family ‘welcomed’ by biological parents 

THE biological parents of a woman swapped at birth in a hospital in northern Spain 19 years ago have told their daughter they will...

Spain reaches the highest ‘misery index’ in Europe

LIFE in Spain has often been considered a laid-back, sun-drenched alternative to gloomier spots on the continent.  But in recent years, economic woes have cast...

Why motorists in Spain could be fined €200 for wearing a coat while driving this winter

DRIVERS in Spain are being warned to be careful what they wear this winter behind the wheel because some warm clothing could see them hit...

Expat pensioner forced to ‘sofa-surf’ in the UK after falling victim to alleged fake padron scam on Spain’s Costa...

LILY Higgins had bought her dream home in southern Spain and applied for the necessary TIE card to allow her to retire here. The 72-year-old...

Tributes pour in for Spanish author Soco Cordente who has died aged 36

SOCO Cordente, one of Spain’s greatest young writers has died.  The Cuenca-born author best known for her bestselling book Ego, passed away on Saturday aged...

Mystery in Spain’s Ferrol after 200 birds fall dead from the sky outside a local hospital

A FLOCK of more than 200 dead starlings fell like rain on pedestrians and cars in Ferrol (A Coruña), with investigators left clueless as...

Food price rises take Spain’s inflation rate to levels not seen since 1992

RISING food and fuel prices have rocketed Spain's inflation rate to its highest figure an almost three decades. Inflation stands at 5.6% up by 0.2%...

Which two of the world’s Top 25 Coastal Relocation Destinations are in Spain?

RECENT research has revealed the Top 25 coastal destinations in the world for permanent relocation - and two are in Spain. With the top five...

White-tailed Eagles from Norway reintroduced into Spain

NINE White-tailed Eagles have been donated by Norway in an effort to re-introduce the species to Spain. They are being kept in a special enclosure...

Weather warnings issued across Spain as Storm Arwen rolls in bringing threat of heavy snow

FOURTEEN Spanish autonomous communities have so far been put on alert for severe weather conditions due to storm Arwen this Saturday, November 27. Three of...

British citizens will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID to enter Spain from December 1

BRITS visiting Spain will have to be fully vaccinated before they are let in from December 1. Spain has changed its entry requirements for UK...

Meet the two Brits on a mission to help expats explore beyond the supermarket shelf and seek out Spain’s...

SPAIN produces exceptionally good quality wine at more than affordable prices but with around 150 native grape varieties and terms like denominación de origen...

Police in Spain boost shopping area patrols during busy lead up to Christmas

INCREASED numbers of police officers are patrolling shopping areas across Spain in the run up to Christmas. The Policia Nacional have ramped up their presence...

Why you shouldn’t leave your dog tied up outside the supermarket in Spain

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil have launched a new campaign warning pet owners about the danger of leaving their dogs tied up outside in the street. Many...

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