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REVIEW: World’s ‘best’ restaurant El Celler de Can Roca? Maybe if it sorts out its wine

El Celler de Can Roca had just been crowned the world’s best restaurant by TripAdvisor in 2014. But how did it stand up to the Olive Press taste test? Jon Clarke checks it out

EXPLAINER: Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures starts today

FROM today (May 9) Andalucia is moving into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’ as Spain's coronavirus state of alarm ends. If everything goes...

EXPLAINED: The new Costa Blanca and Valencia restrictions after Spain’s State of Alarm ends

A midnight curfew and extended opening hours for bars and restaurants are the main headlines of amended restrictions announced by the Valencian government this...

INVESTIGATION: How a ‘stoner tax’ is lining the coffers of local town halls in Spain and why a new...

A COURT ruling in Spain’s Murcia region has highlighted how local authorities are using a ‘stoner tax’ to fill their coffers by fining dope...

COVID-19 hospital admissions fall to July 2020 levels in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

HOSPITAL admissions attributed to COVID-19 have fallen below the 200 mark for the first time since last July across the Valencian Community. The regional health...

Spain’s Queen Letizia pays tribute to daughter Princess Leonor with sweet throwback to the past

SHOPPING for a wardrobe which needs to offer options for dizzying public engagements and glitzy galas as well as visits over Zoom and snaps...

British man dies after being stabbed during a burglary at his Canary Islands home in Spain

A British man has been fatally stabbed at his Canary Islands home. The 31-year-old died after he was attacked during a suspected break-in at his...

SAFFRON RIP-OFF in Spain as crooks put new labels on ‘bulked-out’ cheap Iranian imports

A massive saffron con has been busted which involved cheap Iranian imports of the expensive spice being rebranded as coming from the Castilla La...

VIDEO: Police in Spain’s Andalucia swoop in on ‘dangerous fugitives’ wanted in Germany for murder

Two men wanted in Germany over shooting dead a 20-year-old and for seriously injuring a 31-year-old man have been arrested in Spain on a...

Malaga policeman praised by Mossos d’Esquadra as clues lead to Youtube marijuana ‘hide and seek’ game

A LOCAL policeman in Malaga has led Catalonia's Mossos d'Esquadra to bust an online drug 'hide and seek' game after a month long investigation. Police...

International jewel thieves based on the Costa Blanca get caught trying to sell watches stolen from Spain’s Ibiza

A Costa Blanca-based gang of jewel thieves have been arrested after two of them robbed an Ibiza store on Christmas Eve. Seven people were detained...

Fears over Oxford COVID-19 vaccine across Spain’s Andalucia high as 25% reject first dose

LATEST government figures have shown that an alarming percentage of Andalucia's pensioners are rejecting the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Junta...

ROYAL VISIT: King Felipe VI lands in Castellon to take part in yearly business conference

The reason for the royal visit was to take part in the yearly assembly of the Valencian Community Business Confederation, which King Felipe closed with a speech peppered with sentences in the Valencian language and references to the area.

Spanish cities battle to turn on Christmas lights – in May!

BARCELONA has unveiled plans for its Christmas illuminations in May, leaving its keen rival in the festive race way behind. Ada Colau, the left-wing mayor...

EXPLAINER: What we know about Spain’s plan to turn all its highways into toll roads

SPAIN is planning to turn all public-managed highways into toll roads during 2024, with a view to making drivers pay depending on their usage...

How to celebrate ‘Europe Day’ this Sunday (Brits welcome despite Brexit!)

PEACE AND UNITY across the continent is being celebrated this Sunday, as Europe Day is held online. Commemorated on May 9 every year, the Schuman...

NO FOURTH WAVE on the Costa Blanca in Spain as COVID cases and hospital admissions carry on falling

168 new coronavirus infections were announced tonight(May 6) in the Valencian Community by the regional health authority. COVID case numbers are continuing their downward spiral...

‘PEEPING TOM’ installed camera in his neighbour’s bathroom on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 42-year-old man has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Denia after he installed a spy camera in his neighbour's bathroom. The 'Peeping Tom'...

Inside the mansion in Spain that became Europe’s ‘most expensive home’ after selling for €32MILLION to mystery buyer

A SPANISH mansion has sold for a staggering €32MILLION - and the two-storey home offers a 20-metre pool, cinema, and even a spa. The home,...

TYRE TANTRUM as angry elderly man on Spain’s Costa Blanca attacked cars because they blocked his garage

AN elderly Costa Blanca resident lost his temper over an increasing number of cars parking outside a motor repair workshop and punctured their tyres. A...

Armed gang of drug smugglers that laundered three million euros across Spain via 50 other criminal groups is arrested

A SPECIALISED gang of 21 criminals has been dismantled after an investigation revealed they laundered €3m via 50 other organizations dedicated to crime. The group...

WHERE’S THE BEEF? Castellon businessman sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef

A 60-YEAR-OLD businessman from Castellon has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling horse meat disguised as beef. The Supreme Court this week...

Why a Christmas Costa Blanca-made sweet that’s a Spanish favourite is making a move on the United Nations

COSTA Blanca politicians will ask the United Nations to designate November 7 as 'World Nougat Day'. The Alicante Provincial Council has approved the move to...

BREXIT TRAVEL HELL: 25-year-old woman from Spain’s Valencia, kept for three days at UK immigration centre for lacking EU...

Reports suggest that she had already been working in the UK for several months in 2019 and has family in the capital.

Coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s Andalucia drops for fifteenth consecutive day

THE coronavirus incidence rate in Spain’s southernmost region has fallen for the fifteenth consecutive day. For the first time since the start of April, the...

Discover the thrill of wakeboarding at Cordoba’s Xtreme Gene Watersports—and the benefits of lake water in hydrating and steaming...

BEING sport mad as I am, any opportunity to try new, exciting and thrill-seeking sport is a must on my bucket list, even if...

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