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EXCLUSIVE: Police investigate bomb threats at new Costa Blanca bar in Spain

THE owner of a new Alicante Province beachside bar claims to have received bomb threats over demands he vacate the property. Eoin Hennessy has reported...

EXCLUSIVE: Rape victim and locals clamour for new look at any crimes that may have involved German Maddie suspect...

POLICE in Spain are being urged to re-open any unsolved rape or child abuse cases that could involve a foreigner over the past two...

Life is Easy with Eyes Closed… (But opened for John Lennon in Spain’s Cabo de Gata!)

A little-known fact: John Lennon had terrible eyesight. By today’s standards he would have been considered legally blind without his glasses. He was severely myopic,...

SPAIN’S REAL LIFE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH?

THE Queen of the South is glamorous Teresa Mendoza, who rises from poverty to run a multimillion-euro drug empire from Marbella. The Queen of Ronda...

BEST CHEFS IN THE WORLD: how Spain’s Famous Five have led to the Spanish taking over the culinary world

WHEN the annual list for the top 100 chefs in the world came out last month, it made for proud reading for Spain. There were...

EXCLUSIVE: A British mother who suffered a serious episode of anxiety at Madrid airport after she was told a...

A British family originally from Manchester had the “worst holiday of their life” after they were left without their luggage for more than eight...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

EXCLUSIVE: New stop order over landscaping at Messi’s beleaguered Ibiza Villa

LIONEL Messi may have to knock down part of his new seaside villa in Ibiza. The Argentinian football legend is also likely to be hit...

Scammers tricked elderly people with ‘winning’ lottery ticket offer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Spaniards have been arrested on a Benidorm campsite over a lottery ticket con that scammed over €42,000 out of elderly people in Alicante,...

Does Spain really have a bed bug problem?

HEADLINES warning holidaymakers about a plague of bloodsucking bed bugs at hotels across Spain appeared this weekend in British tabloids.  The reports claimed that popular...

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...

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