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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...

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...

Pensioners in Spain’s Malaga robbed of bank cards by two women who watched them tap in PIN numbers at...

POLICE in Malaga have arrested two women who stole bank cards from pensioners and illegally withdrew money from their accounts. The duo aged 24 and...

Zoo worker survives leopard attack in Spain’s Andalucia

A Cordoba Zoo keeper was attacked by a leopard on Monday just before he was going to feed the animal. The man only suffered what...

Young robbers steal from churches in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Murcia areas to pay for luxury hotel stays and...

A gang of young thieves plundered churches across the Murcia and Alicante Province areas in a robbery wave that started in January. Nine people have...

Protect your finances in Spain with the experts – Smart Currency

Ringfence your money from exchange rate risk with Smart Currency. WITH something as important as your life savings or proceeds of a property sale at...

Choose experience and reputation with Mijas Properties

MIJAS Properties have been helping people realise their property dreams since 1984. Selling a beloved property or taking the leap to buy is a big...

Unions call for special measures to tackle policing problems in Campo de Gibraltar

POLICE unions in Spain’s Campo de Gibraltar area are calling for more incentives to attract officers to work in the notoriously crime-ridden zone. The latest...

Taking it to the Max at Max Beach restaurant in Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THERE is no shortage of restaurants in Mijas – but there are a few that stand out either for the remarkable quality of their...

Spain’s glittering Goya Awards gala celebrating Spanish film set for Sevilla in 2023

SPAIN'S Goya Awards for film will return to Sevilla next year, it has been announced.  Considered by many in Spain as their country's equivalent of...

Foreign tourists flooding back to Spain with spending close to pre-pandemic levels

SPAIN welcomed 6.1 million international tourists in April who spent €6.9 billion on their holidays. Figures published on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute show...

Deadly month: Three women murdered by partners in Andalucia during last ten days of May 

THREE women have been murdered at the hands of their partners over the last week in Andalucia.  The first victim Florina, a 26-year-old seasonal worker...

Spain’s most ‘smokiest’ regions revealed on ‘World No Tobacco Day’

EXTREMADURA and Murcia have the highest percentage of daily smokers in Spain's regions according to figures released on 'World No Tobacco Day'. Statistics compiled for...

WATCH: Impressive fireball streak across sky in Spain’s Andalucia

A DAZZLING fireball has streaked across the sky of southern Spain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ia_esBvE_I The bolide, which spotted over Spain on May 28, at 3:19 am local time...

Polls show PP set to win Andalucia regional elections but will need help from Spain’s far right Vox party...

SPAIN’S conservative Popular Party is set to win the biggest share of the vote in Andalucia when regional elections are held next month, according...

Home property sales in Spain record highest March figures in 15 years

HOME property sales in Spain soared to their highest March level since 2007 according to official figures. The National Statistics Institute reported 59,272 registered sales...

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