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Police detonate bomb dating from Spanish Civil War after neighbour remembers seeing it drop and fail to go off...

POLICE in Spain revealed how they discovered an unexploded bomb more than 80 years after it was dropped by fascist bombers during the Spanish...

Actors, TV channels and 30,000 social media users join search for man’s lost scarf in Spain’s Albacete

HAVE you seen an orange scarf with holes at each end in Albacete? You will have made thousands of people's day after social media joined...

TAKE CARE: Tips for a healthier lifestyle after the excesses of Christmas in Spain

EXPERTS are urging people to take care when they bid to return to a more healthy lifestyle following the festive excesses. According to specialists, suddenly...

Back of the net! Spain tops the tables with the best football managers in the world

SPAIN produces the most successful football managers in the world, a new study has revealed. Results have been analysed from the top ten club leagues...

REVEALED: How living in Spain or the UK is far more stressful than Germany or Iceland

SPAIN and the UK are officially two of the most stressed countries in Europe. Indeed, a life in Germany or Iceland would have you sleeping...

A Wasted Decade: How political corruption robbed Spain of success with renewable energies

Martin Tye of Mariposa Energia explores what's gone wrong with renewable energies in Spain.

PROPERTY: Malaga is the city in Spain where house prices are rising the fastest

MALAGA, Sevilla and Valencia are the Spanish cities where house prices have risen the most in 2021. This is according to a study by UK...

Chewing gum that kills COVID to go on sale in Spain from February

SURELY there must be something good to come out the COVID-19 pandemic. A worldwide realisation that all of us – governments, anti-vaxxers and Bill Gates...

Fact-check: Eight times Spain’s far-right VOX party was caught out lying in 2021

WE'RE not saying that left-wing politicians in Spain never lie, just their lies tended to be less satisfying to unpick. Lefty lies in 2021 were...

Fake Iberian hams with €1 million retail price are seized during meat firm raids in Spain

THOUSANDS of falsely-labelled Iberian ham shoulders have been seized in a probe over a €1 million food fraud. Seven meat firms are been investigated by...

‘Jack’ ‘Audrey’ ‘Max’ – Why are English words so popular as dog names in Spain?

TO ENGLISH ears the names 'Jack' or 'Audrey' or 'Max' do not typically sound like names we'd call our dogs. They sound more like name...

Could Spain’s restaurant industry be the answer to its refugee crisis?

AS bombs rained down from the sky in Syria, all 38-year-old Wesal could think of were her children. In terror, she fled the civil...

PICTURED: Fireball streaks across the sky in southern Spain

AN impressive fireball was spotted streaking across the sky over Andalucia during Saturday night. It was pictured appearing in the sky above the province of...

Spain says adios to the public phone booth

SPAIN’S 16,000 public phone booths have been inoperative since January 1, 2022 after the government declared it was no longer necessary to provide them...

Illegal helicopter flights, car chases and police raids – armed gang of 11 drug smugglers arrested on Spain’s Costa...

CRIMINAL GANGS have taken to the skies in order to get their drugs into Spain. A multi-operational team combining Guardia Civil, OFAST and Europol have...

¿Que? Eight of the strangest laws in Spain

SPANISH law says new rules affecting business can only come into effect in January or July – which makes a lot of sense, right? But...

Leonardo DiCaprio outbid as new record reached for Mona Lisa Bullfighting painting by Spanish artist Domingo Zapata

A PAINTING by Spanish artist Domingo Zapata depicting Mona Lisa as a bullfighter has sold at auction for more than $1million. Among those bidding on...

Property of the week: Buy a 19th century mansion in northern Spain for less than a townhouse in Fulham

FOR those looking for a property investment, a very special mansion house is being offered for sale in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia that...

High increase in tax collections suggests that Spain is recovering quicker from Covid than expected

THE COVID pandemic and associated lockdowns suffered throughout have had a devastating effect on all industries in Spain. In the aftermath, however, voluntary tax payments...

SHOPPING: What you need to know about January sales across Spain in 2022

JANUARY and July are the two most exciting times of the year for clothes shoppers in Spain. As soon as the Three Kings festivities are...

The ancient capitals of Spain – ten cities that were once seats of Spanish power

EVERY city in Spain has fascinating stories to tell and historic artefacts to show off, but did you know which were once former capitals...

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says Spain has to ‘learn to live’ with COVID-19

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has told a political gathering that the country is 'better prepared to deal with COVID-19' than a year ago. He...

Energy costs soar in Spain for the sixth day in a row amid warning to expect leap of €475...

ENERGY costs in Spain will increase by €475 this year, due to the high cost of natural gas and an increase of CO2 emission charges in Europe, warned the Bank of America.

Cybercrime police in Murcia locate scammers who sold undelivered cars across Spain

TWO fraudsters have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for selling second-hand cars online which were never delivered to customers. The probe was launched in...

READER’S QUESTION: When can I get a booster in Spain if I recently recovered from COVID?

SPAIN is rolling out a nationwide strategy to give a third dose of the vaccine to those already vaccinated in a bid to keep...

Can vegan butchers help Spain give meat the chop?

As 'veganuary' gets underway and an uproar over meat consumption engulfs Spain's political leaders, The Olive Press takes a look at the growing trend in meat subsititutes.

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