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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.

King Felipe of Spain pays tribute to terrorism victims at annual Pascua Militar event in Madrid

KING Felipe VI paid tribute this Thursday to victims of terrorism during his speech at the annual Pascua Militar ceremony in Madrid. The event held...

Glasses raised for €100 million lottery win in wine-making La Rioja region of Spain

SPAIN'S annual Loteria del Niño has seen the wine corks popping in La Rioja with the wine-producing region's capital Logroño winning the €100 million...

The different kinds of Roscon de Reyes you’ll find in Spain on Three Kings Day

THE Christmas period comes to an end on January 6 in Spain, when the last gifts are given to the children by the Magi,...

TRAVEL SPAIN: Six amazing places to visit in 2022 that probably aren’t on your bucket list but should be

WHEN visiting a country like Spain, determining how to make the most of your stay can be a difficult task, writes Shannon Chaffers. Of course,...

WHO’S A CLEVER DOG?: Canines can tell the difference between Spanish and Hungarian

A STUDY by researchers from Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary has demonstrated for the first time that a non-human brain can differentiate between two...

School roof collapse kills cousins working in Gijon area of northern Spain

TWO cousins died after a roof collapsed onto them at a Gijon school this Wednesday. They were doing ceiling repair work this morning at the...

Roscon de Reyes: What you should know about Spain’s traditional Christmas cake

YOU won’t find mince pies or heavy fruit cake in Spain at Christmas, instead the ubiquitous seasonal cake is a Roscon de Reyes, a...

Bank holidays in Spain 2022 – full list of dates for every autonomous community

IT'S back to work and school for most people after the long Christmas holidays and what better way to beat the January blues than...

Pedro Sanchez says Spain’s creating ‘quality jobs’ as unemployment tumbles in 17-year record fall

SPAIN created 782,232 new jobs in 2021 in the biggest annual fall in registered jobless since 1995. December's figures from the Labour Ministry saw 76,782...

Man faces 4 years jail for kicking Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car

A MAN who kicked Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s car and hurled insults during a protest in Spain's African enclave of Ceuta faces up to...

‘NO TO SCAREMONGERING’: Schools to reopen for regular classes in Spain next Monday (Jan 10)

SPAIN'S central government has agreed along with regional presidents to restart the school term next Monday, January 10, with regular classes despite record-breaking COVID-19...

Spain given €1 million by Europol to fight international organised crime

SPANISH police have been handed €1million by Europol to continue its fight against international organised crime until 2025. The European police organisation’s EMPACT unit is...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

TRAGIC TOLL: Number of migrant drownings on perilous crossing from Africa to Spain ‘doubled’ in 2021

MORE than 4,400 migrants died trying to reach Spain last year, double the 2020 figure, according to a monitoring group. Caminando Fronteras (CM) claims that...

Police in Spain break up New Year’s Eve orgy involving 70 American guests at a villa outside Barcelona

POLICE broke up a New Year’s Eve sex party that involved around 70 guests, most of them from the USA, in a town outside...

Fake COVID passports on sale in Spain

TWO people from Malaga and Granada have been arrested for selling fake COVID passports for €350 each. Looking to make a quick buck out of...

FOCUS: Why Spain’s patchy LGBTQ+ rights are under threat

DESPITE the easy insult of “maricon” or “poofter” tossed around the Spanish school yard, Spain is known as a global beacon of tolerance and...

A million hectares of countryside makes Spain the world’s number one country for vineyards

WITH areas of vineyards around the world being lower than ever before, Spain still has vast swathes of countryside dedicated to grape growth. Countries such...

Got any family who died in Spain? You could inherit thousands from unclaimed estates

WAS winning the lottery or striking gold on your list of goals for 2022? Well we may have found an easier way of finding...

Two Brits in Spain named in New Year Honours List

ONCE again Brits who have made their mark serving the British community resident in Spain have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. This...

Spain in review: The biggest and most important stories covered by the Olive Press during 2021

IT has been a year marked yet again by the coronavirus pandemic, with much of our daily coverage focusing on the ever changing rules,...

Winter warning after mother and two children die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Spain

THREE members of the same family have tragically died from suspected gas poisoning while they were asleep in their home in Castilla y Leon. The...

MAP: These are the COVID-19 restrictions in place across Spain on New Year’s Eve

Each of Spain’s 17 regions have determined their own measures to control the spread of COVID infections from no restrictions in Madrid to a...

Which baby names are set to trend in 2022 in Spain?

IT is a big decision - and parents can spend months thinking of names for their children to ensure they make the perfect choice.  Whether...

Don’t look back: A year of ‘thank heavens we live in Spain and not the UK’

Jo Chipchase, a Brit living in Spain, looks back on 2021, a year marked by the continued pandemic and the fallout from Brexit.

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