Thursday, March 4, 2021

Talking bull: How bullfighter Jairo Miguel Sánchez is modernising Spain’s most traditional and controversial past time

JAIRO Miguel Sánchez is only 27 but already he has two decades of bullfighting under his cape. People have had their eyes...

Despite the bright lights of Malaga, searching for that ‘Christmassy feeling’ in Spain seems harder than ever this year

IT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The tell tale signs are all here- cosy coats, the kitsch jumpers, lots of...

Queen of the high street! How you can get Letizia’s look for less

QUEEN Letizia has shown her support for the Spanish high street during the pandemic by donning a pair of €20 trousers from Mango. 

Dental discovery in Granada shows textile work was done exclusively by women 4000 years ago

A NEW discovery from Bronze Age Spain reveals that women have never been afraid to sink their teeth into hard work.  

From Spain’s King Felipe VI to Queen Liz – here’s how much Europe’s royalty are worth

WHO wouldn’t like to live like a princess? Or a king for that matter? The jewels, the butlers, the palaces - it...

Insider tips to the ultimate Ibiza getway

Here are some other great money-saving ideas for doing Ibiza on a budget without missing out on a thing

Sotogrande: Why the A-lister playground should be next on your travel checklist

IT’S not a town, nor a village... and it’s definitely not a city. However,...

WATCH: Cocaine submarines, corruption and translation calamity – Olive Press TV news roundup November 24-30

This week, Costa Blanca reporter Joshua James Parfitt looks at the key stories covered by the Olive Press over the past week. Featuring: Spain's first-ever...

EXCLUSIVE: As Dani Garcia’s Michelin-starred restaurant shuts, top chef spills beans on what Michelin Guide really look for

After Dani Garcia announced the closure of his restaurant after winning a third star, we take a look at the gruelling Michelin world and why the accolade is so hard to attain and more importantly, maintain

The British teenage anarchist who tried to kill Franco with explosives hidden under granny’s sweater

The scale of his repression, torture and murder made him a natural target for political campaigns and the morally aware, writes Alastair Stewart.

Olive Press judges Málaga’s new five star Miramar Hotel that was previously a court

It has been 12 years since Jon Clarke first step through the doors at the Palacio de Miramar and since then a lot has changed.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Ode to autumn: 10 reasons to love the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and effortless parking

With the summer season over, some may be upset others may rejoice. Here are the reasons why Spain is the gift that keeps on giving.

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two decades ago with an old black and white guidebook from 1957… so it wasn’t really much of a surprise that Portugal had changed a bit, writes Lenox Napier

Spain and Gibraltar’s LGBT heroes

Spain was one of the first countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage

Heavy snowfall in parts of Spain could be heaviest for 35 years

AFTER warnings of freezing temperatures, heavy snow has fallen overnight in some areas of the Costa Blanca leaving schools and businesses closed this morning. Locals...

A look at the Bilbao BBK festival

Jon Clarke catches the Pixies, New Order and Chvrches live at BBK in Bilbao

A day of San Fermin

After eight hours on a night bus and a crack-of-dawn train from Madrid, Lance Rutkin pitches up in Pamplona, to witness the passion of those who run with the bulls

British teen held captive by father for two years in squalid conditions in Spain released

Witnesses say he weighed just six stone when he was carried away

Spanish soldier to appear in court for selling ISIS baby outfits and T-shirts

One design depicted the death of British aid worker Alan Henning

UK searches to move abroad increased by 30% post Brexit

UK residents considering a move

EXCLUSIVE: Suspected Costa del Sol expat conman may have links to Dutch crime family with hundreds of victims

String of victims come forward after Olive Press exposes film conman

Costa del Sol-based Kinahan clan begin relocation to Dubai

EXCLUSIVE: The Irish expat crime syndicate, based in Estepona, is ‘working out an exit strategy from Spain’

Beer ranking survey in Spain reveals shock winner

More than 30 beers were ranked according to taste, price and composition

Gruesome killing of bulls banned at major Spanish festival

The festival has become an epicentre of animal rights protests

New WHO report says Spain has the fourth highest life expectancy in the world

The report shows that global life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000

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