Sunday, July 5, 2020

British government issues alert for tourists travelling to Spain’s Barcelona after days of violent protests

THE UK government has updated its travel advice for Barcelona following more than a week of unruly protests.  Clashes between violent and organised protesters have...

Almost TEN THOUSAND Ryanair passengers facing flight cancellations EVERY DAY for next six weeks

BUDGET airline Ryanair is set to cancel 40 to 50 flights per day over the next six weeks. Europe's largest airline said the move is...

Drink-driving US tourist who killed British cyclist in Spain avoids jail

A DRUNK driver who killed a British cyclist in Spain has avoided jail. Tourist Bryan Leeds, 25, from the US, was arrested after hitting father-of-three...

Costa del Sol fire: ‘It felt like a Spielberg movie’

Paul O Connell describes the scene as he covered the fire for BBC radio and Mijas TV

Spar expands presence in Spain and adds new health store concept

Spar currently has more than 1,000 stores in spain

Starlite festival to light up Marbella

This year’s Starlite festival has an even better bill than last year, writes Giles Brown

Touring the incredible village of Iznate

Sally Harrison takes a visit to a village that pours beer on its plants

Pensioners arrested for ‘buying’ a baby for €100,000

Along with the pair, who are in their 70s, a lawyer and a Russian interpreter have also been arrested

Lakeside living at Puente Don Manuel

A crossing point for travellers for centuries, Puente Don Manuel is now the main inland hub of the Axarquia

King Felipe VI of Spain reaches out to Malaga towns ravaged by floods

The Spanish royal has taken a personal interest in the floods

Passenger warnings issued as London airports face Europe flight delays

It comes after air traffic control moves to a new digital system

Irish expat devastated after being robbed while asleep in hospital bed on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The hospital meanwhile, has refused to give Paula a formal letter confirming the phone has been stolen, making it difficult to report the issue to police and her insurers

HEIR MILES: Harry and Meghan opt for a secret Balearic island escape but get into hot water over use...

The Duchess of Sussex had flown to the White Isle to celebrate turning 38 with a six day trip which saw the royal couple stay at a secluded villa

Andalucia dominates new top ten most visited monuments in Spain list

Andalucia is the most represented region on the list

Britain’s new Consul to Andalucia… my full circle to Malaga

In her first interview Charmaine Arbouin tells Olive Press editor Jon Clarke, about her fondness for the region and how she wants to best serve its expats

OLIVE PRESS APPEAL: Irish expat needs your help after home completely destroyed and ‘everything lost’ in Malaga floods

Trish only has the clothes on her back after her home, which is opposite the banos arabes in Ronda, completely flooded on Sunday

Malaga residents waiting longer for hospital surgery

HOSPITAL waiting lists in Malaga have increased dramatically in the past year. Sick residents face a 53-day wait for less serious operations, according to figures...

Exercise myths

Lisa Marie offers her advice

Brit sentenced to prison for attempting to sell drugs at Spanish music festival

A BRITISH citizen has been sentenced to two years in prison following a drug bust at a music festival in Spain. The defendant, known as...

Costa journalist Mike Souter appears at UK court on 18 child sex offence charges

Travel writer's case referred to the Crown Court, where he will appear on December 14

New nuclear waste dump sparks controversy in Spain

The dump will cost an estimated €700 million

Belinda Beckett raises a toast to the sherry merry month of May in Spain, with its free-flowing booze and...

With barrels of rebujito hitched to the back of the tractor-drawn wagons you can refresh yourself as you walk/dance/stagger along the route

Are you enjoying The Silver lining of your Life?

Do you remember the turbulent 60s? Do you remember when Viet Nam was two separate countries? Can you remember when absolutely no one cared...

Top model bringing world’s first solar-powered fashion show to Sevilla

Jessica Minh Ahn will host the show at Sevilla's Gemasolar power plant

Nerja is voted best seaside town in Spain with landslide victory

Axarquia seaside town crowned best in Spain