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On Podemos’ march to power

With just six weeks to the Andalucian elections, the Olive Press joined the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children on Podemos’ March for Change to try to understand what makes the party tick

Divide and conquer?

As Madrid Socialists cast out stalwart Tomas Gomez, PP ranks prepare for power play, writes Mario Alegria

Why was Winnie the Pooh banned in Spain ahead of Chinese president’s state visit this week?

Police stopped a man dressed as the lovable children’s book character from appearing in front of Xi's motorcade as he went to receive the keys to the city

Labour table no confidence vote in UK government as Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a vote of no confidence after Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a historic defeat over her Brexit deal...

Pope backs Spain plan to dig up General Franco grave

The Pope's right hand man has written to Spain´s deputy Prime Minister to lend support for moving former dictator´s remains

West End theatre company behind Fame and Little Shop of Horrors moves to Spain over ‘Brexit fears’

Selladoor Worldwide’s back catalogue also includes: Jersey Boys, Of Mice And Men, Footloose and James and the Giant Peach

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable issues stark Brexit warning for Gibraltar in EXCLUSIVE Olive Press interview

He also insisted he had no regrets about the coalition that brought the Tories and David Cameron to power in 2011

Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker Grace 1 amid US opposition

Grace 1 had been carrying Iranian oil when it was stopped by Royal Marines on July 4, triggering an escalation with Tehran

Brexit awareness event for British and EU citizens to be held in Spain

The Association of Europeans in Catalonia have set the date for October 3, when speakers from relevant groups will speak with the public about the ‘about human and emotional impact of Brexit.’

GROUNDHOG DAY: Spain headed for FOURTH ‘hung parliament’ in FOUR years as new poll suggests no alliance will reach...

A new survey by Ipsos has predicted that no party or coalition will gain the absolute majority of 176 seats needed to form a government this Sunday

Expats’ rights campaigner slams UK politicians for ignoring British residents in Spain as Britons go to polls

“Even British residents in the UK don’t know how it affects us"

Marbella demanding ‘urgent action’ over daily traffic hell between Puerto Banus and San Pedro as it seeks budget for...

MARBELLA town hall is set to ask Madrid for urgent action to tackle the daily traffic nightmare between Puerto Banus and San Pedro.  The A-7...

Juanma Moreno calls for clarity in criteria for Spain’s Andalucia to advance to Phase 2 on May 25

Moreno demands that the criteria for moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 be made public

Automatic renewals of job retention schemes inflate unemployment numbers in Spain

THE job retention scheme is exaggerating the downturn in the labour market, according to the Employment Secretary.  According to data released Tuesday by the Spanish...

Pablo Iglesias cuts off his famous pony-tail after leaving politics and quitting Spain’s Podemos party

A WEEK after announcing he was quitting politics after a drubbing at the polls in Madrid, Pablo Iglesias, the former leader of Spain’s radical...

Explainer: What does the ‘only yes means yes’ law mean for rape victims in Spain?

A DRAFT bill that strengthens the country's laws against rape by requiring the word ‘yes’ before sex acts was approved by the cabinet on...

EXPLAINER: The sex industry in Spain and why PM Pedro Sanchez wants to ban prostitution

IT MAY be the oldest profession in the world, but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to criminalise prostitution in Spain insisting the...

Spain passes labour reform in knife-edge vote thanks to opposition MP error

AN opposition MP accidentally voted ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ thereby allowing a controversial labour reforms to pass into law. Spain’s left-wing coalition government succeeded in...

Problem, what problem?: UK’s Europe Minister James Cleverly ‘not aware’ of Gibraltar border issues

THE UK'S Europe Minister, James Cleverly, has insisted that recent issues with strict Schengen controls at the Gibraltar border are not a negotiating ploy...

Families of NATO leaders enjoy final day in Madrid 

THE spouses of NATO leaders enjoyed an olive oil tasting session hosted by Queen Letizia of Spain on their last day in Madrid.  The Queen’s...

EXPLAINER: Why December 6 is a very important holiday for Spain

CONSTITUTION Day is a bank holiday across Spain every December 6 and marks the anniversary of the referendum which approved a new constitution for...

EXCLUSIVE: Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar builds controversial wall extension at Marbella home

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella - the former Madrid mayor - have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres

SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION: Pablo Iglesias’s campaign poster put on Madrid taxis

Podemos leader general election campaign goes into overdrive

British expats ‘should take Spanish nationality’ says British-born hotelier in Spain

'Little Englanders have messed it up for everyone' says businessman Peter Whaley, 32 years based in Spain

Nerja politicians at war over money for health centre that was never built

The Junta claims it is owed €1.5 million

British ambassador to Spain Simon Manley: Madrid government ‘values Britons in Spain’

EXCLUSIVE: Olive Press talks Brexit with the UK's man in Madrid





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