Sunday, August 9, 2020

Spain’s not working (or is it?)

With a quarter of all business ‘in the black’ and many working while claiming dole, Wendy Williams takes a closer look at the real job situation in Spain and why the official employment figures may be hiding the truth

British student snaps up top award for Pamplona photo

Oliver Riley, 19, was runner-up in the Calumet Student Photographer of the Year 2016 competition for his shot of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

British man shot at police on Spain’s Costa del Sol before being gunned down in broad daylight

A MAN who was shot to death by police yesterday afternoon was British, it has been revealed. The unnamed middle-aged man shot at officers as...

A local paedophile, not the McCanns killed Maddie

As the parents of Missing Madeleine claim their innocence on Spanish TV, the Olive Press’ Jon Clarke – the first British newspaper journalist on...

Finding the great escape, writes Amanda Butler

  Not much to report on the property front this week as we head into Christmas, apart from receiving a visit from a well known...

WWF denounces ‘risky’ Salamanca uranium mine to EU

The mine could kill animals and destroy habitats, the WWF has said

Buses to be FREE in Marbella and San Pedro next year – but you’ll have to do one thing...

BUSES will be free for those living in Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara next year as part of a drive to encourage the...

Expat drivers in Spain required to take medical test

A new directive will mean people driving on a UK licence will be forced to undergo a sight, hearing and co-ordination test

Lots of Lopez in Spain

Jennifer Lopez suffered a wardrobe malfunction while wearing a low cut dress in Mallorca.

UPDATE: Child killed as powerful earthquake strikes southern Spain and Melilla

At least 26 injured in Melilla as tremors felt by thousands along the coast

Ronda Town Hall first to implement home regularisation in Andalucia

Ronda takes advantage of a decree recently issued by the Junta de Andalucia about house legalisation

Sun, Sea & Sadness

The Olive Press launches a Christmas appeal for the forgotten street children of AndaluciaLisa Grant FOR most people on holiday in Spain, the country...

Euthanasia of healthy animals at rescue shelters to be banned in Costa del Sol town

It comes after local support groups put forward the proposal to Estepona town hall in a bid to protect healthy domestic animals

OPINION: The Junta de Andalucia’s budgets which benefit residents are a welcome sight after decades of corruption

This could go some way to undermining the grip of the local drug cartels, who benefit from grinding youth poverty and a lack of opportunity

The oldest woman in Spain overcomes coronavirus at 113

Maria Branyas, from Olot, could be world’s oldest person to overcome virus.

Spain and Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina thinks he contracted coronavirus but is healthy now

PEPE Reina believes he has become the latest footballer to have coronavirus.

Three people arrested in art forgery investigation

Fake works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse were discovered

Spain’s public debt shoots up by €22.5 billion in March, despite coronavirus crisis only affecting two weeks

SPAIN’S public debt has shot up by €22.5 billion in March alone, despite the coronavirus crisis only affecting half of the month.

Huge Kevin & Perry Go Large party coming to Amnesia in Spain’s Ibiza in 2020

THE British cult classic Kevin & Perry Go Large is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a screening and rave party in Ibiza this year. The...

New mother dies after being CUT IN HALF by faulty lift in Sevilla hospital

A MOTHER who had just given birth has died after being cut in half by a faulty hospital lift in Sevilla yesterday.  Rocio Cortes Nunez,...

Huge cannabis farm found in garage on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Nine people were arrested, all of Spanish nationality, while 633 marijuana plants have been seized

Fleet of Lamborghini Miuras in Andalucia to commemorate 50th anniversary of car

Ferruccio Lamborghini launched the mid-engined masterpiece in 1966, naming it after a formidable breed of bull reared since the 19th century by the Miura family in Andalucia

VIDEO: Kidnapped man held hostage for six days freed from Benahavis villa in Marbella police raid

The unnamed man was tied up and held in a house in Benahavis, as kidnappers demanded €35,000 in ransom for his release

Jet2 removes Costa del Sol beaches from its website after Olive Press probe into raw sewage pumped into sea

Other package holiday firms TUI and Thomas Cook, are still promoting the affected beaches on their websites
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