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Who are the happiest people in Spain? Survey finds those that use umbrellas tend to be under the weather

It comes as no surprise to those of us who moved here from the colder climes of northern Europe that the Spanish regions that...

Massive police bust leads to more than 100 arrests for mafia money laundering in Spain

A GROUP of 106 people have been arrested in a joint operation between Spanish and Italian police for allegedly laundering millions for mafia gangs.  Spanish...

Mind your mouth! Spain found to be fifth most sweary language in the world

SPAIN is officially a nation of potty mouths, with Spaniards using over 2million swear words online each year, according to new research. From furious four-letter...

Scaremongering! Spanish Wealth Tax – your Pensions & Investments.

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Without fail, every time there’s a new piece of legislation or an update that may affect...

New email scam claims to be Apple and Amazon offering free gifts – what to do if you get...

EMAIL users in Spain are being warned to look out for potential scam emails. The National Institute of Cybersecurity in Spain (Incibe) has said email...

Spain’s chambermaids to launch app that rates hotels on how staff are treated

A NEW booking app created by Spain’s chambermaids will allow tourists to choose their hotel based on how well they treat their workers. Ethical travellers...

SPAIN TRAVEL: UK scraps COVID-19 traffic light system with changes for fully jabbed passengers

From 4 October, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries will be made redundant and replaced with one red list only

Cerveza por favor? How to order a beer in different regions of Spain

FOR many English speakers, the very first thing they learn how to do after landing in Spain is to order a beer. While ‘una cerveza,...

COVID-19 VACCINE: Spain to give booster jab to care home residents and other vulnerable groups

SPAIN has announced it will immediately roll out plans to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to those considered the most vulnerable. Elderly people...

SPECIAL OLIVE PRESS BACK TO SCHOOL DISCOUNT: Language work out!

LIVING in Spain for nearly two decades I didn’t think I could improve my Spanish much. How wrong could I be? While understanding most of...

How an Olive Press reader, a Spanish prince and an Instagram star helped rescue 2000 vulnerable Afghans as Taliban...

THREE MEN from wildly different backgrounds joined forces to save thousands of lives as Kabul was falling under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Shiv Shanker Nair,...

Spread the message on the dangers of laughing gas in Spain

POLICE seized more than 1.5 million marijuana plants, almost 38 tons of cocaine and nearly 350 tons of hashish from Spanish dealers, as drug...

How abolition of the old ‘sunshine tax’ started the ‘energy cooperative’ movement for a cheaper greener Spain

BELIEVE it or not, people harnessing the sun’s energy in Spain were taxed until 2018 because they were seen to be depriving energy companies...

Spain’s Foreign Minister goes to Pakistan to help get safe passage for Afghan helpers

SPAIN'S Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, has travelled to Pakistan today(September 10) to try to get safe passage for Afghan refugees who helped Spanish...

Woman in Spain’s La Rioja discovers she was swapped as a baby in maternity ward mix up and brought...

A WOMAN is seeking €3 million in damages from health authorities after discovering that two decades ago, she and another newborn were accidentally swapped...

Pink-skinned baby panda twins are born at Madrid Zoo in Spain

TWIN giant pandas were born at Madrid Zoo today(September 6). Huz Zui Ba gave birth to her first baby at 8.30 am and then at...

Spain looking at new ideas to reduce sky-high electricity prices

SPAIN'S government is looking at fresh moves to reduce sky-rocketing electricity prices. It's expected to announce targeted help for vulnerable customers and make attempts to...

Spain’s coronavirus infection rate just dropped below ‘200’ for the first time in over two months

SPAIN'S Covid-19 contagion rate dropped below 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the first time in over two months, according to the latest health...

WATCH: Spain clears up after devastating week of storms, torrential rain and flash floods

Spain has been dealing with the aftermath of some of the worst summer rain storms to hit the peninsula in decades. The big clear up...

Over a third of a BILLION euros lost in business between UK and Spain during Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade...

SINCE the first of 2019, the value of Spanish exports to the UK has dropped £200 million, according to the UK Food & Drink...

Post-Brexit UK government forces British drivers in Spain to make changes to show “unity as a nation”

BEFORE Brexit, British number plates would feature the circle of EU stars with the letters ‘GB’ underneath it, simplifying and standardising travel abroad with...

EXCLUSIVE: Grieving expat son starts pressure group with fellow victims of ‘criminal neglect’ at hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A BRITISH expat whose mother died after weeks of ‘criminal neglect’ and ‘abuse’ by staff at Torrevieja Hospital is convinced she’s one of many...

Irene Montero compares violence against women in Afghanistan with what is happening in Spain

SPAIN’S Equality Minister has compared the oppression faced by women in Afghanistan with violence against women in Spain. Irene Montero called for ‘alliances’ to...

Pedro Sanchez promises ‘immediate’ minimum wage rise for workers in Spain

SPAIN'S government is looking for an 'immediate' increase in the minimum wage to protect workers from rises in inflation. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the...

EXCLUSIVE: British pensioner handcuffed to hospital bed and ‘abused’ in her final days, say expat family on Spain’s Costa...

AN ELDERLY expat was needlessly tied to her bed before enduring a ‘humiliating and agonising death’ in Torrevieja Hospital, her family claim. Kathleen Marshall was...

Galician captain of fishing boat on way home to Spain after almost a year held in Yemen

THE captain of a fishing boat has been released after almost a year of detention in Yemen  The release of Pablo Costas, 54, has been...

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