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Best time to book cheap flights new Skyscanner data reveals

The best time to book flights is six months before departure, on average, according to new research by flight comparison site Skyscanner.  The website’s data...

Top Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies, aged 88

SPANISH fashion designer Paco Rabanne, known for his eccentric clothing designs and for founding one of the world's best-known fragrance brands, died on Friday,...

Police expose Almeria port base that smuggled migrants into Spain, drugs across to Africa

Police have arrested 19 people for smuggling immigrants and drugs across from north Africa into Spain on taxi boats.  They charged up to 5000 euros...

Fears grow for missing teenager last seen boarding bus to La Linea Concepcion

Fears are growing for a Cadiz teenager who has been missing since Tuesday.  Ruben Aguera Quiros was last seen boarding a bus at San Martin...

Moroccans given path to formal employment in Spain through lorry driver visa amid labour shortage

Spain has announced plans to train and employ truck drivers from Morocco in an effort to ease labour shortages.  The move follows the recent release...

CEPSA hits back at protesters against controversial solar farm project in Ronda

Oil giant CEPSA has responded to concerns over its plan to install a massive solar farm near the Serrania de Ronda. It comes after dozens...

Family’s desperate pleas for answers after tourist in ‘perfect health’ found dead on Malaga beach

Spanish authorities closed the case of a missing man after he was found dead, but his family say the case should remain open The family...

Spain to send military vehicles to support Ukraine in war against Russia

Spain will send a batch of M113 armored vehicles to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. According to the country’s Defense...

Man wanted in connection with Essex drive by shooting arrested trying to enter Morocco from Spain

A MAN wanted for questioning over the drive-by murder of a 50-year-old  grandfather in Essex has been arrested trying to enter Morocco from Spain. Nana...

Uncle of tennis star Rafael Nadal to host ‘sell out’ motivational talk in Fuengirola

A motivational talk hosted by the uncle of Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal has sold out instantly.  Toni Nadal will speak at the event -...

Air Nostrum pilots in Spain vote massively in favour of indefinite strike

PILOTS working for the Valencia-based carrier, Air Nostrum, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of indefinite strike action in their on-going pay row. 92% of pilots...

Inside the Hippodromo: Urgent pleas to investigate Mijas raceourse where Amy Fitzpatrick could be buried

The Olive Press takes a look at the abandoned site where missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick could be buried. The old Hippodromo racecourse in Mijas used...

Spain’s Defence Ministry evacuated after two suspicious packages detected

THE SPANISH Defence Ministry in Madrid was evacuated on Wednesday after two suspicious packages were detected.  Official sources told online daily El Confidencial that on...

Spain falls on corruption ranking for the second year in a row

SPAIN HAS fallen for the second year running on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), put together by an organisation called Transparency International (TI).  According to...

Waitress in Spain denounces sexism of potential employer who demanded photos of her cleavage

A WAITRESS in Spain has denounced a potential employer for demanding that she send him photos of her, including her cleavage, before considering her...

Stepson of Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz ‘in charge’ of money laundering rings

The stepson of Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz was the leader of a money laundering ring, according to a National Court of Spain indictment.  Joakim Peter...

Link between Mediterranean diet and improved cardiovascular health study finds

Nutrients and phytochemicals in the Mediterranean diet drastically improves cardiovascular health, according to a new study.  The Food Research International study looked at elderly Mediterraneans...

Worrying photo sums up Costa del Sol’s huge drug problem

The Costa del Sol is notorious for its drug activity, but perhaps no other photo sums it up better than this one.  Dozens of petrol...

Man in Spain’s Valencia facing jail term, fine for text blaming LGBTQ+ community as origin of monkeypox 

A PUBLIC prosecutor in Valencia is seeking a two-and-a-half-year jail term for a man who blamed the LGBTQ+ community for being the origin of...

Glovo Spain announces cuts to 6% of its team, 250 employees face chopping block

Food delivery giant Glovo announced layoffs which will affect 6% of its staff, with the majority of workers in the Barcelona headquarters impacted.  The cuts...

740 kilos of cocaine seized from huge drug trafficking gang in Malaga

A high-profile member of the Dutch Mocro-Mafia is among nine people arrested for operating an international cocaine trafficking ring based out of Malaga.  It comes...

Spain’s Socialist Party commits to changing controversial ‘only yes means yes’ consent law

THE SPANISH government confirmed at the weekend that it will seek to make changes to its controversial ‘only yes means yes’ consent law.  The legislation,...

Alleged terrorist in Girona searched online how to carry out stabbing attack day of arrest

An alleged radicalised jihadist arrested in Girona was searching online how to carry out mass stabbings just moments before police stormed his address. Police said...

What caused inflation in Spain to rise above market forecast this month

Inflation rose to 5.8% across Spain in January, much above the market forecast.  The preliminary figure was up from 5.7% in December 2022, a 13-month...

British airline Jet2.com announces new flight route to Malaga airport

British airline Jet2.com will expand its operations at Malaga airport after it announced a new flight route between the UK and the Costa del...

Blockbuster Bollywood movie that filmed in Mallorca out in Spanish cinemas

A Bollywood blockbuster that was filmed largely in Mallorca is now out in Spanish cinemas. Pathaan, which starrs two icons of Indian cinema - Shahrukh...

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