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ALL ALE: Huge beer festival coming to Mallorca capital

BEER Palma – the city's favourite ale festival, returns to its popular pitch in front of the Cathedral from April 27 through May 8. Over...

A look at the Bilbao BBK festival

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

Goya portrait causes controversy at London’s National Gallery

Controversy at the National Gallery as scholars suspect Goya portrait is a fake

NAVIDAD: Nineteen things you (probably) never knew about celebrating Christmas in Spain

Author Teresa O'Shea takes a look at some of the more surprising traditions celebrated in Spain at Christmas.

How an Andalucian weed promoted literacy in Victorian Britain

“THE English ceased to be one of the most aggressive, brutal, rowdy, outspoken, riotous cruel and bloodthirsty nations in the world and became one...

How is this district home to the richest and poorest towns in Malaga?

Both towns used to be similar in size and wealth

Under the sea: Five wineries in Spain with underwater cellars that you can visit

Spanish winery submerges bottles underwater in a twist to the aging process

Spanish man gored to death while filming Toledo bull run

The 32-year-old man died from injuries to his neck sustained at the Villaseca de la Sagra bull run

WATCH: Mysterious Game of Thrones-like crystal weapons from 3,500 BC discovered in Spain

ANCIENT crystal weapons have been unearthed in Spain. Archaeologists found the glass-like spearheads and arrowheads in a megalithic tomb - a burial ground built thousands...

Free Festival announced showing off the young musical talent of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MUSIC is top of the agenda at the first "Orihuela Music Fest" later this month, bringing together promising youngsters of the municipality. Orihuela’s Councillor for...

QUEENS OF BLING: Move over Kanye West, Spain and UK’s royal families’ jewellery put you in the shade

WHEN it comes to bling, rapper Kanye West might feel a bit deflated when he realises that European royalty put him in the shade. Famous...

Spain’s Malaga to ask UNESCO to declare Monte Gibralfaro and Alcazabilla World Heritage Sites

THE Malaga City Council plenary session held last Thursday, April 28, has approved the proposal to put forward the declaration of Mount Gibralfaro and...

Spain cancels art loans to Russian museums in protest at Ukraine war

AN exhibition detailing the history of duelling at state-run museums in Moscow has been cancelled after a host of European countries withdrew loaned artworks...

Picasso’s widow may have hidden 300 artworks from painter’s heirs

A retired electrician who was convicted last year of hiding the works in his garage for 40 years, told a court in southern France that Picasso’s widow disliked her stepson

Cocaine seizures in Spain more than double in just ONE year

This is an incredible 40% of all cocaine captured in Europe, the interior ministry revealed.

The Vuelta a Espana route through Andalucia

As Andalucia gears up for the 70th Vuelta a Espana, messrs Froome, Valverde and Quintano will cycle along the Costa del Sol

The Prodigy rocks the stage at Alrumbo Festival in Cadiz

The English band played classics mixed with new tunes

Is there anybody out there?

With recent claims of a UFO sighting over the Costa del Sol, the Olive Press asked Eloise Horsfield to investigate the phenomena

Fantastic find of old Phoenician moat gets archaeologists excited on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN ancient moat that is over 3,000 years old has been uncovered in Guardamar on the southern Costa Blanca. Archaeologists from Alicante University have made...

Spanish animal rights activists organise mass demonstrations against bull fighting

Thousands of activists are expected to attend a nationwide rally in Madrid

Cate Blanchett to receive first-ever International Goya award in Spain’s Valencia

CATE Blanchett will receive the first-ever International Goya Award at the Spanish film awards gala on February 12 . The Australian actress will collect her...

International chefs converging on home of paella in Spain’s Valencia to make world’s best dish

SUECA'S International Valencian Paella Contest returns after a two-year pandemic break on Sunday. 42 chefs from 12 countries will battle it out to create the...

A secret WW2 German U-boat base, Nazis on the run, macabre facilities for facial reconstruction surgery – the shady...

Words by Conor Mcglone SCORES of roosting doves erupted from the decrepit courtyard as we entered the ominously-named Villa Winter. I'm not easily spooked but...

Greenlight for 3D reality in Spain’s Nerja Caves

VISITORS to the spectacular cave complex in Nerja will soon be able to enjoy rock art via a virtual reality experience. In a drive to...

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls ends with quickest (and most uneventful) run yet

This year’s festival saw 10 gored, most of them foreigners

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