Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Costa del Sol shoppers have already bought one third of Christmas presents ahead of Black Friday rush

Black Friday has a huge impact on Christmas spending habits, with 77% of consumers making a purchase on the now-legendary discount day

Spanish train building company hires 1,000 Brits after opening factory in UK

A SPANISH train builder is on track to create 1,000 jobs in the UK.It comes after manufacturer Talgo decided to build a plant...

British favourite Marks & Spencer opening new store on Spain’s Costa del Sol NEXT MONTH

MARKS & Spencer is opening a new store on the Costa del Sol.The British favourite has already begun preparing the space on Calle...

ON FIRE: British buyers lead the way as foreign market in Spain zooms up

AN avalanche of foreign buyers is setting Spain’s property market on fire!A total of 53,359 homes were acquired by foreigners in the first half...

NOT SO BRITISH: BA owner in talks with Spanish government amid Brexit fears

BA seeks has been consulting the European Commission and Madrid as it steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit

REVEALED: Spain’s cities rank higher than London in world’s top 50 ‘most liveable’

Both Spanish cities had identical scores for the first three categories, but Barcelona edged ahead with better health and infrastructure rankings than Madrid

Great Exchange Rates – Beat the Banks

At the Olive Press, we will help you in any way we can.Part of our full-service offering is to introduce you to partners we...

The current floor clause nightmare is a sobering reminder of the importance of mortgage brokers

SPAIN’S judicial system is failing to cope with the hundreds of thousands of ‘floor clause’ cases being brought before the courts.Despite 54 specialised courts...

BREXIT: Spain tourism minister in crunch talks with Thomas Cook and Jet2 to secure future of 18 million British...

Tourism makes up 11% of Spain's €1 trillion economy and British tourists are the largest visiting group, making up 25% of Spain's total tourists

BUNCH OF BANKERS: Supreme Court rules in favour of lenders in ‘unprecedented’ mortgage tax fiasco

Shares in a number of Spanish banks, including Bankia and Sabadell, promptly tumbled at the prospect of massive retroactive legal claims

Ryanair sacks six cabin crew forced to ‘sleep on floor’ in Malaga airport after fake photo

As Ryanair made the sackings on Tuesday, they claimed the picture's circulation in the media had damaged their reputation and 'caused an irreparable breach of trust with these six persons'

Pedro Sanchez’s minimum wage rise ‘will cost 150,000 jobs’, bank boss claims

THE governor of the Bank of Spain has blasted Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s proposals to increase minimum wage over job loss fears.Pablo Hernández de...

HALLOWEEN: Spain is Europe’s leading pumpkin producer with 115,000 tonnes a year

Pumpkin sales spike around Halloween, where they are used for carving, a practice first thought to have been done by the Maori 700 years ago

OIL’S NOT AS IT SEEMS: Charlatan olive oils make up 50% of ‘extra virgin’ bottles in Spain, study reveals

Among the 20 charlatan drizzles named and shamed by OCU were Lidl's Olisone at €4.92 a litre and Aldi's Olearia De Olivar at €3.99 a litre, which were both deemed 'poor quality'

Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias sign landmark deal to protect self-employed workers in Spain

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias signed the agreement into law at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid this month

FLIGHT-MARE: Spain – UK flights could plummet by 95% in no-deal Brexit scenario

FLIGHTS between UK and Spain could fall by 95% if there is a no-deal Brexit.The shocking forecast comes from the International Air Transport Association...

Pedro Sanchez justifies selling Andalucia warships to Saudi Arabia, as violence and famine in Yemen continue

Foreign aid can not reach everyone who needs it in Yemen, because of the fighting, and Saudi's weapons, bought from European countries, have been used to kill thousands of civilians

How Expats are Revolutionising Business as Usual in Spain

E-commerce seems to have become the catch phrase for success in these modern times. Whether referring to a local merchant based out of Wales...

FLASH SALE: Ryanair flights across Europe for just €9.99 but offer ends TOMORROW

RYANAIR has announced a massive 24 hour sale with one million seats available for just €9.99. The huge sell off is for flights across Europe...

EXPAT STUDY: Spain comes almost rock bottom for income but top for quality of life

The country scored very poorly in the category of wages, job opportunities and saving possibilities

Tributes pour in following sudden death of much-loved Costa del Sol restaurateur Peter Nette

TRIBUTES have been pouring in on social media following the sudden death of expat restaurateur Peter Nette. The Floria Rustico boss was tragically found dead...

Cadiz company brings Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dream closer to reality

AN Andalucian firm has built the first passenger capsule for the highly-anticipated Hyperloop rapid transport system.Airtificial, based in Cadiz, reached the global milestone...

Dictator Franco’s granddaughter under fire AGAIN for failure to declare property profits

GENERAL Franco’s granddaughter has been slapped with a €525,063 fine for failing to declare profits from the sale of shares in the family’s property...

Concerns for last unspoiled Mediterranean cove in Spain as building ‘frenzy’ resumes

ONE of Spain’s last unspoiled Mediterranean coves is under threat from a new building frenzy.Environmentalists are growing concerned for the Costa Brava after several...

All you need to know about claiming compensation for Primera Air collapse

PRIMERA Air has officially ceased trading. It means hundreds of flights have been cancelled now and in the future - but can you claim compensation?First...

Budget airline goes bust leaving hundreds stranded in Spain and US

PRIMERA Air has ceased trading leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. It comes after the budget airline began offering long-haul flights from the UK to the...