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Two teens and driver dead after car overturns on dangerous curve during police chase near Ronda

A CAR careened off the road and plummeted into a ravine during a police chase outside the Spanish town of Ronda during Tuesday night...

Spain reports 800 registered monkeypox cases- with over half in Madrid area

SPAIN'S Health Ministry says 800 cases of monkeypox have been registered in the country, with over half coming in the Madrid region. The figures have...

Young British fugitive accused of murder is arrested in Spain’s Andalucia

A British man has been arrested in Huelva Province over the fatal stabbing of man in the UK in August 2021. The 22-year-old, with the...

Firefighters battle through the night to control wildfire outside Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

FIREFIGHTERS battled throughout the night to control a wildfire that broke out after midnight on Monday night in the hills near Mijas on Spain’s...

Orgiva: What makes this Spanish town in La Alpujarra ‘the world’s best place to live’?

RAUL Orellana, an ex-primary school teacher and PP politician, became mayor of Orgiva in 2019, taking the helm of ‘the world’s best’ town, set...

Gang that sold guns on black market arrested on Spain’s Costa del Sol

EIGHT people have been arrested in Malaga for illegally selling guns. The Guardia Civil arrested eight people involved in a network that sold 21 rifles,...

Spain’s Andalucia to maintain Covid-19 alert level 0 throughout the summer

THE Junta has announced it will maintain alert level 0 for Covid-19 the entire summer season. Despite a recent increase in Covid-19 cases, above all...

Almost 18,000 Ukrainians have applied for temporary protection in Spain’s Andalucia

ANDALUCIA has a total of 17,824 Ukrainians in the region who have applied for temporary protection, which includes accommodation and a work permit. As reported...

Cooler temperatures in Spain help fight against record-breaking wildfire blaze

A respite in unseasonably high temperatures has helped fire crews stabilise a massive wildfire in north-west Spain. Over 650 firefighters have been dealing with the...

Narcoboat and money laundering gang broken up in Costa Blanca and Almeria areas of Spain

A drug smuggling gang used high-speed boats to ship narcotics from North Africa to Spanish beaches and marinas before resorting to money laundering to...

‘Kamikaze’ driver travelling in wrong direction causes three accidents and leaves three injured in Spain’s Andalucia

A CONFUSED ‘Kamikaze’ driver travelling in wrong direction has caused mayhem on Andalucian roads this weekend. According to the 112 emergency coordination centre, the incident...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages to put on your Andalucia bucket-list

The Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year.  Utopia: Marinaleda. Also known...

RUNAWAY VICTORY: Conservative People’s Party wins absolute majority in Spain’s Andalucia regional election

THE Conservative People’s Party has scored an overwhelming absolute majority in the regional election celebrated yesterday, Sunday June 19. PP chief, Juan Manuel Moreno, has...

Marbella waiter turns entrepreneur with ‘at-table’ mobile phone charger device   

A waiter serving diners in fashionable Marbella has invented a system to charge mobile phones at tables. Esteban Romero, 36, has spent the last ten...

Andalucian elections 2022: Who’s who in the race to lead the region

WITH the regional election campaign now in full swing ahead of polling day on Sunday, June 19, The Olive Press takes a look at...

Lorca comes back to life in tours offered this summer in Granada birthplace in southern Spain

THE birthplace of celebrated Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca will come to life with dramatised tours this summer.  A group of students and amatuer actors...

OPINION: Give expats full voting rights in Spain

THE Right to vote is considered one of the most fundamental rights in a democracy. A mere century ago women were throwing themselves under horses...

All bathing spots in Spain’s Andalucia meet water quality requirements

BEACH-GOERS will be delighted to know that bathing water quality in Andalucia is at adequate levels, according to a recent report. In fact, as stated...

Costa del Sol beaches ‘black flagged’ over polluting sunscreen

THE Ecologists in Action organisation hands out two black flags per province in Spain each year for beaches which are not meeting environmental standards. The...

Scorchio! These are officially the hottest towns in Spain

SPAIN is sizzling in what is the first official heatwave of the year, sending the mercury soaring  across much of the peninsula, to temperatures...

Andalucia spends €20 million to beef-up roadside crash barriers across southern Spain

THE Andalucian Junta is to spend an extra €20 million on replacing crash barriers in the region. The region is famed for its winding roads,...

Current heatwave prompts forest fire concerns in Spain’s Andalucia—with call for ‘maximum caution and responsibility’ from all citizens

JUST days after the first major fire broke out in Sierra Bermeja, experts warn that rising temperatures in the affected areas may pave the...

TO THE HEAVENS: Mijas, a gem of the Costa del Sol

It's not just about donkeys. World-famous for its chocolate box charm, Mijas is always adding flavours, discovers Kimberley Mannion.

British holidaymakers forced to sleep in car as wildfire threatened villa on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A BRITISH woman visiting friends in Benahavis has had her holiday turned upside down after being evacuated in the wake of a forest fire. Retired...

Last stand: British expat refuses to leave her home despite risk as wildfire approaches town in hills above Spain’s...

ONE British expat resident in Benahavis refuses to leave her home, defying orders to evacuate by authorities fearful of the risk from a wildfire...

Mobile phone company duped by €240,000 credit card con in Spain

A nationwide scam left an unnamed mobile phone operator in Spain out of pocket by over €240,000. The firm was tricked by a gang using...

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