Sunday, February 28, 2021

A NATION DIVIDED: Spain’s bloody past is still causing divisions today

IMAGINE if, rather than losing the Second World War and committing suicide in Berlin, Adolf Hitler had successfully invaded the British Isles...

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED: Catalunya gears up for strangest autonomous elections ever in the midst of COVID

Tomorrow’s elections are a source of great speculation and excitement, as they could go almost any way.

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Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

Catalunya judge orders insurance pay-out over enforced restaurant closure during Spain’s first State of Alarm

A court in Spain's Catalunya region has ordered an insurance company to pay €6,000 in compensation to a restaurant forced to close...

OPINION: The Olive Press is the English-language paper in Spain you can trust – and has actually got your...

THE Spanish Government was ONCE AGAIN forced to counteract misleading reporting after a slew of national papers in the UK claimed foreign...

Spain’s Princess Leonor to study at Hogwarts-style college in the UK – all you need to know

PRINCESS Leonor is going to a college in Wales, the Spanish royal family has announced. The 15-year-old will complete...

CON MAN with a British passport enjoys hotel stays across Spain thanks to bogus credit card bookings

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Mallorca for scamming 12 hotels across Spain with bogus credit card details.

Dutch beer giant Heineken to cull 8,000 jobs worldwide – Spain’s workforce in danger

HOLLAND's famous beer brand Heineken has announced it is to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide after a year of heavy losses due to...

All arrivals to Scotland from Spain must pay for hotel quarantine from February 15

ANYONE arriving to Scotland from abroad, including Spain, must quarantine in a government-sanctioned hotel. The Scottish government announced the...

Death of the Tax Return: UK tax is going digital

IF, like us, you’re obsessed with keeping up with the latest news and regulatory changes from HMRC, you’ll know all about Making...

MUST READ: Everything Brits living in Spain need to know regarding Brexit, from travel to health, pensions and more

THE UK Government has released a new information campaign for British expats living in Spain. The document details all...

FRENCH CONNECTION as young people head south to Spain’s Madrid for bar and restaurant life

YOUNG French people chasing an open bar or restaurant are travelling to Madrid, where COVID-19 restrictions are less restrictive.

New figures show number of accidental shootings during hunts last year across Spain

HUNTING, by nature, is a dangerous sport, especially if you are a rabbit, partridge or a boar. However...

Different Year – Same Sh*t!: Meltdown in Mallorca for Terenia

WELL, it finally happened! I had the mother of all meltdowns last week! I have really tried to be positive throughout the...

International supermarket chain Lidl launches project to support a sustainable Olive Oil industry in Spain

LIDL Supermarkets are launching a new project on Monday, February 8, promoting the sustainable development of the olive sector in Spain.

Barcenas claims former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy knew of Gürtel slush fund

JAILED former treasurer of Spain’s Partido popular (PP), Luis Barcenas, has said ex prime Minister Mariano Rajoy knew about the illegal funding of...

Cryptocrooks: Spanish police bust tax haven Bitcoin fraudsters

A RECENT huge rise in the value of cryptocurrencies has seen a parallel rise in scammers. Spanish police have...

Auf Wiedersehen PET! EU wants Spain to outlaw un-recyclable plastics in packaging

WHEN it comes to plastic bottles the EU is saying auf wiedersehen to PET and guten tag to r-PET.

What a relief: Spain’s government considers debt relief for businesses hit by pandemic restrictions

THE Spanish government is considering debt relief measures to help companies weather the coronavirus pandemic storm. Last year, aid...

UNDER PRESSURE: Spain’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station set up to prove viability of the green technology

SPAIN’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station has been set up. With a supply capacity of 700 bar pressure, the...

Investors Beware: Stay on the right side of change!

Change is happening all around us, nothing stands still for long. It would’ve been incredibly hard to plan ahead for 2020, instead...

Judge in Spain’s Santander rules that shop worker was rightly sacked over half-wearing her mask

A supermarket worker was 'rightfully sacked' for not wearing her protective mask properly, according to a judge in the northern city of...

British tourists top of the list to return to Spain this summer thanks to UK’s vaccine rollout

BRITISH tourists could be returning to Spain as early as May following the success of the UK's vaccination programme, tourism bosses have...

Spain has fully vaccinated more people against COVID-19 than the UK – but falls far behind Britain in first...

JUST under half a million people in Spain have received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine. According to...

Hotel in Spain used as HQ for massive international credit card scam totalling €12 million

A Spanish-led criminal group who scammed over €12 million in a credit card con has been broken up in a joint operation...

Controversial draft bill set to revolutionize Spain’s trans and gender rights

THE Minister of Equality Irene Montero, has submitted a draft bill that is set to transform Spain's LGBTQ rights.

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Yanks are coming: Surge in interest from Americans in property on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A Costa del Sol property developer has revealed a surge in interest from American investors for property in the region.