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Sign up with Spain’s only ‘all-in- English’ mobile service

LOBSTER is a new and ambitious mobile operator which has set out to bring expats an "English, easy and effortless" service with an experience...

Axe falls on Spain’s long-running expat newspapers Round Town News (RTN) and Sol Times

Both publications were taken over by the Euro Weekly News Media Group, last year, however initial plans to make the newspapers profitable backfired

STOP PRESS: Olive Press now officially number one English news website in Spain

Our news site has been ranked in the top 10,000 websites in the country

Why you need to visit Spain’s Bilbao this year

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

10 Spanish expressions you might not know

WARNING: They're not for the faint-hearted

QUE? 10 Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we should at least give it a try. But whether you're beginner or near fluency, there...

American tourist arrested for rant at Palma Cathedral attendant who spoke no English

Security guard told woman she couldn’t enter the building

Surrey car thief arrested in Marbella on European Arrest Warrant

The 33-year-old from Chertsey in Surrey was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant due to allegedly stealing two cars from a car dealership in Surbiton

Shortage of skilled workers holding back economic recovery in Spain

Modern companies are simply unable to find sufficient numbers of workers

Spain´s Eurovision entry will sing in English for the first time, upsetting many

English is the most successful language in the competition´s history

The dark art of ‘chuletas’

The use of a cheat note is quite common in Spain and also has its own word, “chuleta”

Was Spain’s most famous writer Miguel de Cervantes English?

New documents suggest Miguel de Cervantes was from English heritage - making him the most famous expat of us all

Spanish stereotypes of the British and British stereotypes of the Spanish

OP blogger Luke Andrews on how we perceive each other

PP proposes end to foreign film and television dubbing

Mariano Rajoy’s PP party wants to end dubbing for all film and TV shows

Spain makes massive strides in English proficiency

In 2011, Spain was ranked as the third worst country for English proficiency, with only Russia and Turkey behind

Taking my mind off the end of Semana Santa

The processions may be over but life goes on...

Sinners in spiky hats

Semana Santa has taken over Sevilla, and it's trumpets and nazarenos galore

A Mesquita and a mosquito

Getting lost - badly lost - and a school trip to Cordoba...and some Spanish

Just the weather for a solar eclipse

The rain in Spain is definitely falling on Sevilla

Spanish street-style meets the classroom

The grand debut - former Olive Press reporter hits Sevilla to take on the challenge of learning Spanish in six weeks...or at least (hopefully) vastly improving

Beware the pension predators!

Advice for those hatching plans to cash in their ‘nest eggs’ post-Easter

‘E’ for English – the big bold letter

After a good five months in Spain, I am now able to consume copious amounts of olive oil on a regular basis without suffering from any negative dietary side effects!

Close encounters of the BSM kind

A series of weird and wonderful events herald the new school year

Law in action

Resolution to residency cases in record time gives hope to foreign investors, writes lawyer Antonio Flores

All aboard the investment rollercoaster

In a volatile market there are ups and downs, hence the need for careful financial planning, says Richard Alexander
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