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Police probe major boat gathering in protected waters of Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

THE Guardia Civil is probing an unauthorised party involving over 100 boats in a specially protected area of the Mar Menor lagoon. The gathering happened...

Boiling over: What makes August so unbearable in Spain

WELL you’ve made it this far… and only a few days to go. Be content that the majority of heatwaves are behind us and the...

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spanish explorer Elcano as Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cadiz prepares for a...

While Magellan and 232 others didn’t make it, it is 500 years since intrepid Spanish explorer Elcano made the first circumnavigation of the world

EXPLAINER: What Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’ law means for rape victims in Spain

SPAIN'S Congress approved a ‘yes means yes’ law on Thursday, qualifying all non-consensual sex as rape. The legislation passed with 205 votes in favour, 141...

130,000 kilos of tomatoes ready for return of Spain’s world-famous La Tomatina festival in Valencia

THE world-famous La Tomatina festival returns to fill the streets of Buñol in a big tomato fight on Wednesday after a two-year enforced break...

Costa Blanca health centre in Spain gets daubed with graffiti after patient refuses to wear protective mask

AN Alicante Province health centre wall was daubed in graffiti hours after a patient angrily refused to wear a mask. It was far from an...

Far-right British extremist based on Spain’s Costa Blanca in extradition setback over inciting racist attacks in UK

THE National Court has approved the extradition of a Costa Blanca-based far-right British extremist on two counts of inciting racist attacks in the United...

EXCLUSIVE: Magaluf taxi driver beaten up by Brits in Spain’s Mallorca reveals horror injuries that will plague him for...

A TAXI driver who was viciously assaulted by a British holidaymaker in Mallorca has revealed how his soldier attacker has left him maimed for...

Secrets from the deep: As reservoirs dry up across Spain, long lost ancient sites are revealed 

ACROSS Spain archaeological treasures are emerging from the deep as a prolonged drought causes reservoir levels to drop to their lowest in decades. The severe...

Giant penis carving dating from Roman times discovered in Cordoba excites archaeologists in Spain

A GIANT phallic carving uncovered by archaeologists at a site in Cordoba, southern Spain is believed to be one of the largest such finds...

Spain’s tourism rejoices with hotels filling up to 2019 levels

TOURISM in July returned to almost the same levels seen before the Covid pandemic in 2019. Figures from the National Statistics Institute show overnight hotel...

EXCLUSIVE: Irish holidaymaker found dead in neighbour’s pool after big night out in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

POLICE are investigating the mysterious death of an Irish holidaymaker found floating in a neighbour’s pool. The man, believed to be in his late 20s,...

EXCLUSIVE: Health boss warns that idiotic viral challenge attackers could spread HIV and hepatitis amid surge in needle-spiking reports...

AN alarming summer craze for pricking unsuspecting partygoers with needles could spread Hepatitis and HIV, an expert has warned the Olive Press. There is no...

British expat fights for life after catching Legionnaires’ disease in mystery outbreak in Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A BRITISH expat is fighting for his life after contracting Legionnaires' Disease on Mijas in Spain's Costa del Sol. Richard Dickman, 80, was rushed to...

FACT CHECK: No, airport workers in Spain have NOT just called a strike for 25 days

AIRPORT workers in Spain are NOT going on strike for 25 days despite widespread reporting of it in UK media organisations. Tuesday headlines announcing more...

Drunk British tourist, 21, arrested after brutal attack on Magaluf taxi driver in Spain’s Mallorca

A 21-year-old British tourist has been arrested over a brutal beating of a Magaluf taxi driver at around 2.00 am on Tuesday. Witnesses saw three...

Extortionists demanded €14,000 from holiday home landlords to leave squatted properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A gang who charged a €14,000 'leaving fee' to Villajoyosa holiday home landlords has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. Four members of the crew...

Spanish police bust notorious drug trafficker known as the Queen of Ronda

A NOTORIOUS drug trafficker dubbed the Queen of Ronda who ran a network of mules bringing in cocaine from the Caribbean has been busted...

Why you should never buy pre cut fruit and veg at supermarkets in Spain

IT is certainly more convenient and saves you having to pick up a knife and slice it yourself but Spain’s food safety agency is...

British bar owner on Spain’s Mar Menor stabbed after trying to stop assault on woman

A British bar owner from Los Alcazares received multiple stab wounds on Friday after trying to stop a woman being assaulted in the street. The...

Sweatshop paid workers just €10 to peel and wash 100 kilos of onions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO business owners have been arrested in Callosa de Segura for infringing workers rights. The Spaniards ran a vegetable warehouse which paid shockingly-low wages and...

Olive farmers in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas set to forget harvest as production costs soar

OLIVE farmers in the Valencian Community may forget this year's harvest as the costs of olive-picking and making olive oil are too high. Extreme weather...

EXPLAINED: How easy is it for a Brit to take their Spanish driving test?

BRITISH expat Mike Sedgwick shared his personal experience of taking the Spanish driving test after finding himself among the thousands of Brits left unable...

TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Worries about heatwave fires forces natural park closures across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FEARS of forest fires with temperatures tipped to easily exceed 40 degrees has forced most of the natural parks in the Valencian Community to...

Police swoop on ‘very violent’ Benidorm area drugs gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional have brought down what they called a 'very violent' Benidorm area drugs gang. The criminals grew marijuana and sold it across the...

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