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Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THE Guardia Civil intercepted a parcel containing potentially lethal black cocaine that was shipped to Alicante-Elche airport. The package containing five kilos of the dangerous...

Flood prevention committee visits the last of all 27 municipalities in devastated Vega Baja on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA became the last of the 27 municipalities in the flood-hit Vega Baja region to be assessed. The town has received almost half...

Over 21% of ‘thirty-somethings’ are not vaccinated against COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

21.6% of Valencian Community residents aged in their thirties have still not got a COVID-19 vaccination, according to health department figures. The age group makes...

WATCH: Giant ‘bastard snake’ captured by police in Spain’s Malaga

A HUGE snake measuring more than 1.5 metres has been captured in Malaga city. Agents of the Nature Protection Group (GRUPONA) of Malaga's Policia Local...

El Saltillo bridge, a hanging bridge in Spain’s Canillas de Aceituno, celebrates first year with 50,000 visitors—and sees local...

EL Saltillo de Malaga, a hanging bridge connecting Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella, celebrates its first anniversary with more than 50,000 visitors having crossed...

What you need to know as Spain’s flu vaccine campaign officially gets underway

THE Health Ministry has officially launched this year’s flu vaccine campaign across Spain, but who is eligible? And how do you get a jab? Firstly...

Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations...

Massive money laundering fraud worth €45 million is busted in Valencia area of Spain

A four-year investigation has led to the arrest of five members of a Valencia area family gang for laundering over €45 million. They were detained...

EU 9 shoot down French/Spanish energy market reform proposal

NINE EU states have scuppered a Spanish/French proposal to reform the bloc’s wholesale energy markets. Prompted by soaring bills, Spain and France wanted electricity prices...

UK and overseas buyers targeted for new seaside apartments on the Costa Blanca in Spain

DEVELOPERS Taylor Wimpey will spend €17 million on building an apartment complex on the southern Costa Blanca. The British firm will construct 48 homes overlooking...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca could face ‘special measures’ over high COVID-19 infection rate

BENIDORM'S high COVID-19 infection rate of 286 cases per 100,000 people could lead to 'special measures' being introduced in the Costa Blanca resort. The warning...

Four police officers arrested for involvement in drug trafficking in Spain’s Catalunya

FOUR officers from the Polica Local have been arrested in a dawn raid in Catalunya over suspected involvement in a cannabis trafficking operation. The operation...

Ronda bakery creates special banana palmiers to raise money for victims of La Palma volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands

A BAKERY in Ronda has been whipping up special sweet treats with a banana flavour in order to raise money for those affected by...

Burger King in Spain’s Madrid goes vegetarian

ONE Burger King in Spain is going entirely meat free for a month. The branch on Madrid’s famous Paseo del Prado has teamed up with...

Which Laws Should Spanish Citizens Need to Know in the USA?

Visiting other states, countries, and continents for work or travel purposes has been a norm for people for many decades. In most cases, the...

Benidorm mayor attacks COVID-19 ‘extreme risk’ branding for Costa Blanca resort as first Delta Plus cases appear in Valencia...

The first two cases of the coronavirus 'Delta Plus/AY 4.2' variant have been detected in the Valencian Community with Benidorm placed in an 'extreme'...

Irishman, 57, found dead after vanishing nine days earlier from Costa Blanca home in Spain

AN Irish national has been found dead by a dogwalker over a week after he disappeared from his Costa Blanca home. David Jackson Pope, 57,...

Police officer caught on camera hitting a homeless man on a Costa Blanca street in Spain

A Policia Nacional officer is being investigated for hitting a homeless man in an Alicante street. An internal probe has been launched after a video...

Urban road safety: DGT launches campaign in Spain’s Malaga and Marbella to monitor bicycles and scooters on pavements

THE director general of the DGT (Spanish Traffic Authority) has launched a campaign to monitor bicycles and scooters on pavements and pedestrian areas. This campaign,...

Double standards: Fully-vaxxed Brit expats arriving in UK from Spain discover they don’t have the same quarantine exemptions as...

AN Olive Press reader has slammed the “double standards” imposed by UK authorities after discovering a major pitfall of visiting the UK from Spain...

Pervert alert: Man arrested for indecent exposure in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A 32-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Fuengirola for an alleged offence of exhibitionism. The man, who was arrested by Policia Nacional,...

VIDEO: Watch the release of giant sunfish tangled in tuna fishing nets off Spain’s Ceuta

A gigantic sunfish was caught up in tuna fishing nets off the coast of Ceuta, one of Spain’s enclaves in north Africa. The fish, known...

Husband jailed for brutal attack on estranged wife in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of his estranged wife on a Costa Blanca housing estate in April...

COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccine shots ‘doubling up’ in parts of Spain

BOOSTER coronavirus vaccine shots can officially be administered to people aged 70 and over from this Monday(October 25). The date was agreed by the Public...

Lorries transported marijuana hidden in lettuce crates from Murcia area of Spain to Ireland

A Murcia drugs gang has been arrested for exporting marijuana to Ireland hidden in crates of lettuce. A Fortuna-based transport company was linked to a...

Pioneering brain implant developed by Spanish scientists helps blind woman see

A SCIENTIFIC breakthrough in Spain has led to a blind woman to gain back enough sight to perceive shapes and colours. Bernardeta Gomez became the...

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