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EXCLUSIVE: Expats’ €14,000 medical bill because insurance company ‘wouldn’t answer phone’ after accident in Spain

A BRITISH couple have a huge medical bill for hospital care, despite being fully covered by their private health insurance company. The expats have been...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

The Olive Press: How the world’s media follows up on our exclusive stories

IT was a full 12 hours before the world’s media caught up with our exclusive that police had found traces of missing toddler Madeleine...

Opinion poll reveals revitalised Partido Popular could form new government in Spain after December’s general election

A respected monthly opinion poll is spelling potentially serious problems for the left-of-centre coalition led by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Sanchez recently said that Spain...

Benidorm family drugs gang converted squatted homes into drug dens and sales points on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm drugs gang operating out of three illegally occupied Villajoyosa homes has been brought down in a joint Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional...

Spain poised to allow unvaccinated tourists from outside EU (including UK) if they have negative test

SPAIN is preparing to lift the ban on unvaccinated tourists visiting from outside the EU and allow them entry if they have a negative...

EXPLAINER: Why Brits in Spain are being urged update residency document to TIE ‘without delay’

BRITISH residents in Spain are being urged to update their ID to a TIE ‘without delay’ as more and more of Spain's administrative bodies...

Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is braced for what looks set to be the first heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula,...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

Vistabella sex cult leader who hypnotised followers and filmed ‘ritual orgies’ found dead in prison in Spain

JUST weeks after he was arrested for a catalogue of alleged crimes including child sex abuse, extortion and fraud, the sex cult leader known...

Everything you need to know about Chanel and Spain’s chance at Eurovision glory

Could this be the year Spain wins Eurovision for only the third time since the contest began? Spain's fate rests with Chanel, a 31-year-old...

Anger mounts over driving licence debacle for Brits in Spain post Brexit

HUNDREDS, possibly even thousands, of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.And...

IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches...

Paedophile in Spain gets massive 686 years in jail after being convicted of 227 crimes against children

THE Madrid Provincial Court handed down a 686-year jail term on Tuesday to one of Spain's most notorious paedophiles after he abused 98 children. 31-year-old...

Dog sniffs out British woman with large suitcase of marijuana at Spain’s Valencia airport flying to London

A British woman, 46, has been arrested at Valencia's Manises airport for trying to fly out with 15 kilos of marijuana in her suitcase. Two...

Teenage boy in Spain’s Valencia area can’t speak after father fractures skull over not taking a shower

A teenage boy suffered three skull fractures and has lost his ability to speak, temporarily at least, after being hit by his father. The boy,...

Justice for Madeleine McCann inches nearer 

Fifteen years of pain could soon be over as global interest surrounds a German becoming an official suspect in the Madeleine McCann case, writes Jon Clarke, author of My Search for Madeleine

Man stabs wife to death in front of young children just weeks after protection order expired in Spain’s Castilla-La...

A man stabbed his wife to death in front of their three young children on Monday in Cuenca Province, Spain. The attacker, 38, went to...

Sweatshop factory exploiter paid vulnerable foreign workers a pittance in Spain’s Alicante area

A 38-year-old clothes recycling warehouse owner has been arrested for exploiting workers at his Cocentaina factory in Alicante Province. It's the latest in a series...

Ten Spanish language shows on Netflix that make reading subtitles worth the pain

SPANISH crime drama Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) has proved a big hit with English speaking audiences around the world. Telling the story...

Is this the end for Spain’s traditional ‘Menu Del Dia’?

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that bars and restaurants will be forced to exclude alcoholic drinks from their traditional 'Menu del Dia'. The...

FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back in the wake of the...

Spain’s hotel sector comes back harder, better, faster, stronger post-pandemic, discovers Sorrel Downer.

Dopamineland: A mall rat’s journey down the yellow brick road at Madrid’s latest ‘happiness’ attraction

IN the current climate of war and pandemic, who could resist an invitation to boost their levels of dopamine – the organic chemical that...

Why Valencia should be on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting Spain

Architectural masterpieces, history aplenty and even the Holy Grail. Shannon Chaffers takes a poke around Valencia

How to invest in a dream, not a nightmare: The Olive Press guide to buying in Spain’s campo

The Olive Press asks a series of industry professionals how to avoid falling into traps when buying rural properties.

EXPLAINED: Anarchy, assassinations & acrimony – the rich & violent history of Labour Day in Spain

THIS SUNDAY sees Labour Day celebrated in Spain, a national holiday originating back to 1889 that was outlawed for decades under Franco. The Día del...

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