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Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

Booster shot appointments open to over 40s this week in Spain’s Andalucia

BOOSTER vaccine appointments will be made available for all those over 40 years of age this week in Andalucia. As of yesterday, Monday, January 17,...

Part-time Marbella resident, Novak Djokovic, gets health warning from Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez

PRIME Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has fired off a warning to Novak Djokovic that he has to follow COVID-19 health safety rules if he wants...

Spain’s Andalucia poised to ban the mutilations of animals for ‘cosmetic purposes’; animal fighting and ‘cruel’ use of animals...

THE Junta aims to prohibit by law various acts of animal cruelty in its Animal Welfare Law. The preliminary draft of the Andalucian Animal Welfare...

Calls for ‘urgent’ blood donations needed amid shortage of all blood types in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Andalucian Network of Transfusion Medicine is urgently seeking blood donors to come forward amid ‘shortages’ following the festive period. The ANTM said a recent...

List of shame: Vast majority of Spain’s ‘most secretive’ town halls are in Andalucia

AN alarming three quarters of the least transparent town halls are in Andalucia. A survey of 500 councils has named and shamed the local authorities...

Top 20 of the most exciting and luxurious places to spoil yourself in Spain this year

LOOKING for somewhere out of this world for the perfect escape in Spain this year? Want a place to really luxuriate and properly treat a...

Three Kings fail to bring sufficient rain to lift reservoir levels in Spain’s Andalucia

THE festive rainfall has failed to improve the reservoir level in Andalucia. While the heavy December rain dropped an average of 124 litres per square...

From Africa to Spain in 30 minutes: how a crime group smuggled migrants, fugitives and drugs on speedboats

AN organised crime group who used speedboats to smuggle migrants and drugs across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain has been dismantled by Spanish police. Officers...

Shopkeeper stabbed during robbery in Spain’s Malaga as man arrested

A WORKER at a Malaga grocery store suffered a knife wound to his arm after a confrontation with a group of thugs outside his shop.  The...

‘Extraordinarily violent’ rapist jailed after breaking into police officer home while she slept in Spain’s Almeria

A MAN has been jailed for raping a police officer at knifepoint after breaking into her home in Almeria while she slept following a...

Man in Spain’s Sevilla arrested after cops find machine gun and machete stashed under sofa following bust-up with sister

POLICE in Sevilla have arrested a 30-year-old man after finding a machine gun in his home along with a kilo of hashish and a...

Another life for cat as firefighter gives it mouth-to-mouth following blaze in Spain’s Cadiz

A LUCKY cat owes one of its nine lives to a Spanish firefighter who revived it with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Fire crews in Cadiz rescued the...

Frigiliana City Council in Spain are offering free antigen tests to school pupils this Wednesday

SCHOOL pupils in Malaga are being advised to take a free antigen test at school to limit the spread of omicron. Students at Enrique Gines...

Masked thug who broke into Brit couple’s Spanish home and launched savage knife attack jailed for three years

A MAN who wore a ski mask as he threatened a British couple at knifepoint in a terrifying attempted murder and robbery has been...

Stolen items from Costa Blanca beach goers despatched on people smuggling route between Spain and Algeria

AN Alicante-based people-trafficking gang has been arrested in a joint Policia Nacional-Europol operation. The criminal crew ran a route between Spain and Algeria and also...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages in Andalucia to visit during 2022

January is the time for planning weekend getaways, so with that in mind, the Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year. 

Exhibition in Spain: Festive favourites unwrapped in museum’s new toy story

SOME of the most sought-after stocking fillers of the past century have gone on show in a nostalgic new toy exhibition in Malaga. Vintage childhood...

Mum in Spain ‘kidnapped her two boys to avoid vaccine’

A MOTHER who abducted her two sons to avoid having them vaccinated has been granted provisional release by a court in Sevilla.  The woman, who...

Fatal fire: Mother and son die in tragic house blaze in Spain’s Granada

A MOTHER and son have died in a tragic fire at a home in Granada after firefighters tried to rescue them. A woman and her...

Glasses raised for €100 million lottery win in wine-making La Rioja region of Spain

SPAIN'S annual Loteria del Niño has seen the wine corks popping in La Rioja with the wine-producing region's capital Logroño winning the €100 million...

Canadian tourist arrested and charged with illegally flying a drone over Sevilla Cathedral

A CANADIAN tourist has been charged with illegally flying a drone over Sevilla’s Cathedral.  Cops in the city arrested the man after reports of a...

King falls off float during Fiesta de los Reyes procession in Spain’s Guadix

IF there was going to be one day of the to avoid a royal muck-up, it would be on the Three Kings.  But sadly the...

Outrage as doctor and nurses’ cars smashed up outside Malaga hospital

A MEDICAL union has told how staff had their cars vandalised by a manic and ‘unsatisfied’ patient.  Three members of staff had finished long shifts...

Nurse in Sevilla arrested for allegedly posing as doctor to obtain drugs

A NURSE who allegedly posed as a doctor and wrote dozens of fraudulent prescriptions has been arrested and charged in Sevilla.  The 45-year-old was charged...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

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