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Spain may ban smoking in cars as well as on bar and restaurant terraces

AN anti-smoking plan from Spain's Health Ministry suggests a smoking ban in private cars as well as on bar and restaurant terraces. The aim is...

Dad in Spain arrested in connection with killing paedo pal after daughter accused neighbour of sexual assault

A DAD has been arrested over the death of a man following a fight at Estepona cafe over the alledged sexual assault of his daughter.  The...

Costa Blanca is Spain’s number one choice for foreign property buyers

ALICANTE Province is continuing to attract the highest percentage of foreign property buyers in Spain. International consultants Colliers say 17.6% of all foreign home buying...

Man gets 17 years after fatally stabbing disabled stepfather 21 times on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drug-user from Iceland was handed 17 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother’s partner in Torrevieja. The frenzied attack on his fellow countryman,...

Six TONNES of hash seized and 40 people arrested with help of 300 officers in Costa del Sol drug...

MORE than six tonnes of hashish have been seized by the Guardia Civil in a huge Costa del Sol drug bust.  Operation Gunpowder saw 40...

Escort website users blackmailed via instant messaging app used by Valencia gang in Spain

A Valencia-based gang made €150,000 in a year by blackmailing users of escort websites. The crew ironically pretended to be members of a criminal organisation...

Scramble to hire new staff after almost 70 Malaga medics test positive for coronavirus

A HOSPITAL in Malaga is scrambling to find replacement doctors and nurses after an outbreak of coronavirus among staff. A total of 68 employees from...

WATCH: Guardia Civil officers strip off and wade in to save dog from frozen lake in northern Spain

TWO officers from the Guardia Civil braved freezing temperatures to rescue a golden retriever after it fell through ice at a frozen lake in...

Orange weather warning activated in parts of Spain’s Andalucia

SPANISH weather agency AEMET has activated the orange weather alert in several Andalucian provinces. Specifically in Almeria and Granada, for coastal phenomena today, December 8,...

Money Heist star Ursula Corbero from Spain hitting the big time on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show

SPANISH actor and star of Netflix smash hit series Money Heist Ursula Corbero looks to be moving into the big time. One of the signs...

COVID-19 passport putting off ‘angry’ Benidorm bar and restaurant customers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm hospitality association claims the mandatory use of the COVID-19 passport inside bars and restaurants is driving away customers. COBRECA president, Pablo Gonzalez, told...

Man attacked by baseball bat over tangerine skin being thrown onto a Costa Blanca road in Spain

A man got pummelled with a baseball bat after complaining about a woman throwing tangerine skins onto a Costa Blanca road. He needed 15 stitches...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

Brits jailed for Spain-UK heroin smuggling plot

MEMBERS of a gang that imported a ‘vast amount’ of drugs into the UK from Spain have been given hefty jail sentences. Stephen Hunt, 60,...

COVID-19 passport will have to be used to enter bars, restaurants, and clubs in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA is bringing in COVID-19 passports to follow suit with regions like the neighbouring Valencian Community. Murcia's Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreño, announced this Tuesday...

Duran Duran heading for Ibiza for Touch the Sunrise event in 2022

EIGHTIES superstars Duran Duran are heading for Ibiza as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Simon Le Bon, 63, Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61,...

COVID-19 vaccines approved for children aged 5 to 11 in Spain

COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 could begin in Spain as soon as mid-December. The Public Health Commission has approved the extension...

Teenage boy fatally stabbed in the heart during angry showdown in Valencia area of Spain

A youth, 16, died on Sunday after being stabbed in the heart in a Burjassot park in Valencia Province. The Policia Nacional have arrested a...

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Time features Andalucia in centre of medical mystery

CHASING TIME, by Thomas Reilly, an emotional mixture of contemporary fiction and magical realism, is a gripping suspense novel of cinematic scope. Could Spanish olive...

¡Feliz Navidad! These are the strangest Christmas traditions celebrated in Spain

CHRISTMAS traditions in Spain are in essence no different from any other nation – people hold on to strange customs, eat and drink a...

Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

World’s Most Popular Wines: Price VS Rating

There's nothing better than a good glass of wine. We enjoy discussing wine, learning about wine, and conducting research on wine. Uncorking a bottle...

Spain’s Malaga registers highest number of COVID-19 infections since August

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families has notified this Monday, December 6, a total of 442 positives detected by PDIA (PCR and rapid...

Drivers warned over road conditions during Spain’s long bank holiday with heavy snow forecast

DRIVERS have been warned to be careful when they take to the roads after the bank holiday break as heavy snow is forecast across...

Vaccinations increase as COVID-19 passport starts operating in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VACCINATION rates have risen in the Valencian Community after the start-date for the COVID passport was announced by the regional government in late November....

Lorry driver, 5 times over drink-drive limit, hits cars and does not stop for police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk lorry driver hit two cars in Alicante before speeding 150 kilometres north to Valencia where he was stopped at a disused toll...

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