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Too close for comfort after plane crashes next to busy Costa Blanca road in Spain

TWO men escaped with minor injuries after their small plane crashed in the Mutxamel area of Alicante Province on Wednesday afternoon. Their two-seater craft ended...

Lettuce lorry carrying marijuana worth €3.7 million pulled over in Spain’s Bilbao before boarding Ireland-bound ferry

OVER half a ton of marijuana has been seized from a lorry officially taking lettuce to Ireland. The truck had travelled from southern Spain to...

TV football pirates hit by police raids to stop illegal screenings of La Liga matches in Spain

THE Policia Nacional have arrested 166 people in a big push against illegal football match screenings in hospitality establishments across Spain. Those detained were business...

Archaeologists uncover 120,000 year-old Neanderthal camp site in Spain’s Alicante area

AN archaeological team has discovered an open air Neanderthal camp site in Alicante Province dating back around 120,000 years. Researchers from Alicante and Valencia universities...

Fugitive TikTok healer who ‘cures’ Covid-19 patients is jailed after fleeing long prison term for child sex abuse in...

A self-styled preacher who posted TikTok videos claiming he could cure people of Covid-19 has been arrested in the Basque Country after skipping a...

Eco-ferry begins new route from Portsmouth to Bilbao in Spain

THE UK’s first liquified natural gas-powered ferry has made its inaugural voyage as it sailed from Portsmouth to Bilbao. Brittany Ferries’ Salamanca departed at 9.30pm...

Costa Blanca shoemaker famous for coloured trainers opens its own shops in Spain

ELCHE footwear manufacturer, Hoff, has opened its second branded store in Spain in Palma de Mallorca. Since it started in 2016, Hoff has sold over...

Spain’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao gears up to celebrate its 25th anniversary

ONLY a select few buildings stand out as icons of the cities that raised them.  The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and Big Ben...

Police in Spain bring down Chinese prostitution network that pocketed €5 million

A Bilbao-based Chinese prostitution gang that banked an estimated €5 million has been smashed by the Policia Nacional. 63 people have been arrested- 61 of...

Lorries transported marijuana hidden in lettuce crates from Murcia area of Spain to Ireland

A Murcia drugs gang has been arrested for exporting marijuana to Ireland hidden in crates of lettuce. A Fortuna-based transport company was linked to a...

Man arrested after firing shots at windows at university campus in northern Spain

PANIC spread at a university campus in Spain’s Basque Country on Wednesday afternoon after a man fired shots at the window of a building...

High electricity prices force major steelmaker in Spain to suspend production for 20 days

A leading Spanish steelmaker has slashed production at one of its factories due to the big hike in electricity prices. They say that power costs...

Unsettling statue of ‘drowning girl’ disturbs onlookers in the north of Spain

ALMOST imperceptible against the glassy waters of Bilbao's River Nervion, an eerie human face stares out from the tide.  But the unsettling lifelike body -...

Campaign to get Spanish legal status for hero migrant who saved pensioner from drowning

CAMPAIGNERS are calling for officials to regularise the immigration status of a Senegalese man who saved the life of a pensioner who fell into...

THERE’S WALLY!: Walrus spotted in Spain, 2,000 miles from his Arctic homeland

A WALRUS called Wally has been spotted swimming off the Spanish shore 2,000 miles from his home in the chillier climes of Greenland. He is...

Indian COVID-19 variant creeps into Spain but cases remain contained

THE Indian variant of COVID-19 currently causing devastation across India has been detected in Spain for the first time, but government officials insist there...

Life’s a picnic: The Olive Press tests Bilbao’s famous Azurmendi restaurant

As Spain’s top chef Eneko Atxa opens in London, Jon Clarke checks out the green and wacky world of his Basque restaurant

IN PICS: Assault rifles and submachine guns among ‘weapons of war’ seized as 7 arrested in Spain’s Valencia and...

A LETHAL cache of illegal firearms has been seized as trafficking operations in Valencia and Bilbao were busted by Spain’s Guardia Civil. Weapons included cannons,...

Benidorm mother abandons teenage son at northern Spain bar and drives 150 kilometres to Bilbao

A MOTHER has been charged with child abandonment after leaving her teenage son in a Pamplona bar, while she travelled 150 kilometres to Bilbao. The...

Bartolome ‘Bermejo’ de Cardenas – Spain’s 15th century Gothic artist who almost nobody has heard of

Bermejo’s works can be seen at the National Gallery in London until September 29 or at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao

RED ALERT: Warnings across Spain as temperatures to surpass 40C TODAY before scorcher along Costa del Sol on Friday

While Malaga and the Costa del Sol have avoided hotter temperatures today, that will be expected to change come Friday

OPINION: Is it any wonder racism flourishes in Spain, when a teacher of all people, feels she can call...

With a teacher now caught on camera peddling the same old racist stereotypes of ‘monkeys’, is it any wonder racism continues

Spain dominates World’s Best 50 Restaurants list with three Spanish kitchens in top 10

Since its inception in 2002 the illustrious parade of global gastronomy has put a Spanish restaurant top seven times

Why you need to visit Spain’s Bilbao this year

How to enjoy one one of Europe’s best gems in 72 hours

Pintxo hopping in Spain’s San Sebastian may be ‘World’s Best Culinary Experience’ but don’t bail on Bilbao

THE world’s best culinary experience has officially been awarded to an old Spanish tradition. Well, Basque that is. Choosing from 500 different food experiences...

Chelsea pays €71.6 million to Spain’s Athletic Bilbao for Kepa

Athletic Bilbao's Kepa will transfer to Chelsea with a record buyout clause

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