Saturday, February 27, 2021

REVEALED: The happiest countries in the EU

THE happiest countries in the EU have been revealed in a huge EU-wide poll. A survey by the European Commission asked people to agree or...

Costa del Sol climbing champ thanks Olive Press after operation to save his hand

Generous readers stumped up thousands for a vital operation

Terry Gillam’s Don Quixote film which started production 20 years ago to begin filming for the eighth time

Spanish production company Tornasol and Gilliam himself are financing the €16 million project

The Great Spanish Rip-Off… you might not even know you’re a victim yet.

It was back in 2016 that I tentatively wrote my first ‘exposé’ of certain questionable practises that were...

Excess deaths in Spain soared by 48,000 from March 14 to May 24, compared to same period in 2019

DEATHS in Spain have increased by 48,000 from the period of mid March until the end of May, compared to the same period in 2019.

Police recover 3.3 million masks and gloves after largest black market COVID-19 theft in Spain

In total, 2.4 million pairs of gloves were taken, along with 800,000 surgical masks and 100,000 FFP2 masks, amounting to a total value of €700,000

Former Bankia and IMF boss Rodrigo Rato arrested for money laundering

Rato was escorted from his Madrid home by officers from Spain's tax authorities on Thursday

VIDEO: Shocking moment police officer dragged under train at Madrid station

Pair fall onto tracks after a scuffle broke out on the platform

WATCH: 300g of cocaine found hidden in huge SANDWICH in Spain

POLICE in Spain have discovered a brick of cocaine hidden inside a sandwich in northern Spain. At least...

Picasso’s Brit influence

Paintings by the Spanish artist on display alongside those of Brits he inspired, including David Hockney and Francis Bacon

Spain the best at detecting fake news

SPANIARDS are among the best in the world at detecting fake news. In a seven-nation study, it was found that 58% of Spain’s citizens...

Economic recovery in Spain failing to reach wage earners as poverty increases

Poverty has increased in the country despite its solid performance

Julio Iglesias criticised for Africa gig

Spanish crooner ignored requests from human rights groups to snub Equitorial Guinea

Elen rubs magic Lamps

Football ace splashes out on Barcelona flat for former grandmother-in-law

Opus Dei wins web battle

The new injunction prohibits a website from publishing rules of conduct

Malaga officially the fastest growing tourist destination in Spain thanks to surge in British visitors

MALAGA is officially the fastest growing urban tourist destination in Spain, new figures have shown. According to the town hall, the city hosted more than...

Anger at Spanish health reforms

Foreigners to be affected by new rules announced by Health Minister Ana Moto

Fearless Garzon suspended

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon punished for abusing his powers with Franco inquiry

All you need to know about tonight’s Supermoon in Spain

STARGAZERS will be treated to the only supermoon, AKA perigee syzygy, in 2017 tonight. The Moon will be especially large and bright, because it is...

PP leader continued contact with drug smuggler after his arrest

Judge who sentenced drugs lord claims to have tapes of Galicia leader's phone calls

Have you put on a ‘corona stone’? Most people in Spain will be up to five kilos heavier after...

EVIDENCE is mounting that people have been losing the battle of the bulge during the coronavirus lockdown. Despite claims...

Far right and anti-immigrant party Vox win big in British expat hotspots on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SPAIN'S far right party Vox has emerged from today's general election as the third biggest political force in the country.  Running on a campaign which...

One dead and seven critically injured after explosion at Andalucia hotel

The flames began after a generator exploded, sending sparks into the kitchen and setting fire to a vat of cooking oil

Why Nokia is being mocked in Spain

The phone company obviously did not check the Spanish dictionary before naming their new handset

Spielberg brings Lincoln to Spain

The 66-year-old director was joined by actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field to promote his latest blockbuster

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Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos coughs up another massive chunk of his tax bill

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, who quit the country last August with financial scandals hanging over him, has paid a €4.4 million...