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Is it illegal to drive while wearing flip flops in Spain?

WITH temperatures soaring across Spain, drivers have been reminded to think twice about what footwear they wear when they get behind the wheel as...

TV football pirates hit by police raids to stop illegal screenings of La Liga matches in Spain

THE Policia Nacional have arrested 166 people in a big push against illegal football match screenings in hospitality establishments across Spain. Those detained were business...

Probe by Spain’s Catholic Church into child sex abuse branded ‘near useless’ by prosecutor

SPAIN'S Proscutor’s Office has slammed an internal investigation by the Spanish Catholic Church into sex abuse allegations as ‘biased’ and ‘of little use’. Spain’s Episcopal...

Official guide to keeping cool as temperatures soar above 40ºC in southern Spain

IT'S still one month away from the official start of summer but Spain is already sizzling with temperatures soaring over 40ºC this weekend in...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats’ €14,000 medical bill because insurance company ‘wouldn’t answer phone’ after accident in Spain

A BRITISH couple have a huge medical bill for hospital care, despite being fully covered by their private health insurance company. The expats have been...

Spain sizzles as mercury soars to 40ºC in unseasonably early ‘heatwave’ 

SPAIN'S Met Office has issued alerts for high temperatures across much of Spain and warned of extreme risk of wildfires as the nation sizzles. Aemet...

The Olive Press: How the world’s media follows up on our exclusive stories

IT was a full 12 hours before the world’s media caught up with our exclusive that police had found traces of missing toddler Madeleine...

Spain investigates 23 cases of suspected monkeypox with seven confirmed

SPAIN’S health services are investigating 23 potential cases of the rare monkeypox infection after an initial seven cases were confirmed in Madrid. A statement by...

‘Phishing’ gang steal at least €443,600 from hacked online bank accounts in Spain

A bank 'phishing' con netted a nationwide gang at least €443,600 from 146 victims. The Policia Nacional have arrested 13 people across Spain and are...

Tips for taking dog friendly holidays in Spain

SEMANA Santa is upon us and summer holidays are just round the corner, times when many are planning a getaway to explore the delights...

Spain’s disgraced former King Juan Carlos returns to Spain after two-year exile

SPAIN’S former monarch, King Juan Carlos will land in Spain on Thursday in his first visit since he moved to Abu Dhabi in self-imposed...

Opinion poll reveals revitalised Partido Popular could form new government in Spain after December’s general election

A respected monthly opinion poll is spelling potentially serious problems for the left-of-centre coalition led by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Sanchez recently said that Spain...

Spain poised to allow unvaccinated tourists from outside EU (including UK) if they have negative test

SPAIN is preparing to lift the ban on unvaccinated tourists visiting from outside the EU and allow them entry if they have a negative...

Rangers’ dream dashed in Spain’s Sevilla after losing Europa League Final on penalties

OVER 100,000 Rangers fans descended on Sevilla for the Europa League Final on Wednesday only to be agonisingly beaten on penalties by Eintracht Frankfurt. The...

EXPLAINER: Why Brits in Spain are being urged update residency document to TIE ‘without delay’

BRITISH residents in Spain are being urged to update their ID to a TIE ‘without delay’ as more and more of Spain's administrative bodies...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

Russia expels 27 staff from Spain’s Embassy in Moscow in tit-for-tat diplomacy row

RUSSIA said on Wednesday that it would expel 27 staff from Spain’s Embassy in Moscow in response to Spain kicking out Russian diplomatic staff...

Monkeypox: Eight suspected cases detected in Madrid sparks nationwide health alert in Spain

HEALTH officials in Spain are investigating eight cases of what is believed to be monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox –...

Basque separatist group ETA dropped from US foreign terrorist blacklist

THE Basque seperatist group ETA is set to be removed from the United States foreign terrorist blacklist.  Under the full name of Basque Fatherland and...

Vistabella sex cult leader who hypnotised followers and filmed ‘ritual orgies’ found dead in prison in Spain

JUST weeks after he was arrested for a catalogue of alleged crimes including child sex abuse, extortion and fraud, the sex cult leader known...

LATEST: Spain extends ban on unvaccinated travellers until mid-June

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travellers from a long list of non-EU countries, including Brits...

Blistering weather forecast: Temperatures in Spain to reach historic highs this weekend

SPAIN is forecast to see yet another scorcher this weekend with record highs expected. Temperatures are expected to rise to historic highs in areas of...

Prices soar as Spain’s Sevilla prepares for Scots invasion ahead of Rangers match

SEVILLA is bracing itself for an invasion of Scottish football fans ahead of Wednesday when Glasgow Rangers take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa...

Football woes: Sunderland fan flies via Menorca to watch Wembley match as cheaper than train

A SUNDERLAND football fan has decided to fly to London via Menorca as it's cheaper than a rail ticket to reach Wembley. James Jelly, 33,...

RavioXo: World’s best chef Dabiz Muñoz opens new restaurant showcasing pasta dishes in Madrid 

MADRID will see the opening of a new pasta restaurant RavioXO on Monday, the latest offering from the ‘enfant terrible’ of Spain’s culinary world,...

King Juan Carlos set to return to Spain for first visit since self-imposed exile two years ago

SPAIN'S ex-King Juan Carlos will return to his former realm this weekend for the first visit since he fled into self-imposed exile in Abu...

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