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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...

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...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: How Spain’s driving ban on Brits compares to other EU nations

MOST European countries are happy to allow Brits to swap their driving licences for domestic ones. Indeed, the rules for expats to drive are more...

Get This In Reverse: The Olive Press demands urgent action to restore driving rights to thousands of UK licence...

THE OLIVE PRESS is launching a campaign to demand a U-turn in draconian new rules stopping thousands of British expats from driving in Spain. We...

Getting Testy: Issues mount for British expats in Spain unable to drive after failure to strike post-Brexit licence deal

THOUSANDS of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.  And they are getting...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats’ €14,000 medical bill because insurance company ‘wouldn’t answer phone’ after accident in Spain

A BRITISH couple have a huge medical bill for hospital care, despite being fully covered by their private health insurance company. The expats have been...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

FRIDAY 13th: Spain’s ten weirdest superstitions revealed

FRIDAY the 13th is a day of misfortune for many a superstitious expat. But you won't find locals drawing their blinds and running from black...

‘Bittersweet’: Brits living abroad for over 15 years finally win right to vote in UK elections

CAMPAIGNERS were celebrating their victory after years of battling for the right of those who have lived abroad for more than 15years to maintain...

British couple robbed by neighbours following the demolition of their home in Torrox on Spain’s Costa del Sol

A BRITISH couple whose house was demolished last week after they lost a battle with the council to legalise it have described their shock...

British expat on Spain’s Costa del Sol plans drive to Poland to collect refugees from Ukraine border

A RETIRED British expat who lives on Spain’s Costa del Sol is driving to the Polish border to drop off goods and pick up...

Fresh warning as bogus gas inspector tricks elderly expats in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A bogus gas inspector has been caught in Denia with police warning residents to be careful over who they let into their homes. The fraudster...

BREXIT: Do British expats resident in Spain need a new life insurance policy?

NO longer part of the EU, the UK is now a ‘third country’ and operates outside of the EU’s economic structures. Following Brexit, the...

Spain’s Vox wants to extend citizenship waiting period to 15 years for British expats

SPAIN'S far-right Vox political party has proposed a bill to the Spanish Congress that would see citizenship through residency take 15 years instead of the current...

INTERVIEW: UK’s Europe Minister flies into Madrid for talks with Spain over issues affecting British expats post-Brexit

In an interview at the British Embassy in Madrid, Europe Minister Wendy Morton told the Olive Press that “citizens’ rights remain really really important” to the British government.

How to survive a heatwave in Spain: Top tips from the Andalucian town where you can fry an egg...

With temperatures hotting up to 46 degrees we made an egg-cellent trip to the ‘frying pan of Spain’

Petition calls on UK govt to allow vaccinated British expats to visit without quarantining

An official petition is demanding that the UK government allow all vaccinated British expats to visit the UK without quarantining. After the outrage from British...

How residents of Costa Blanca urb’ joined forces to raise awareness and improve integration in Spain

EL RASO Urbanisation may not have been in existence two decades ago, but it’s international community shows a maturity way beyond its years. The friendly...

Stranded British family launch appeal to raise funds to return home from Spain after coronavirus blights Benidorm dream

A BRITISH family who moved to Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca and have been left penniless after losing their jobs in the coronavirus crisis...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

To all fellow retired ex-pats. Eat drink and be merry. Enjoy life in this beautiful country we now call home, the last leg of...

‘TYPICAL SPANISH’: Why British expats in Spain need to stop using this derogatory phrase

By Mijas Councillor Bill Anderson I HAVE supported the British community in Spain in a number of articles over the years. During the COVID-19 crisis,...

British expats in Spain needed in university survey

UNIVERSITY academics have been appealing to British residents in Spain to take part in a new study.

Why expats SHOULD be learning Spanish as Spain opens up post-lockdown

YOU may have been too scared to venture outside over the past few months, even for life’s basic necessities. If you’re an expat, you’ve probably...

British expats shocked as ‘traffickers’ dump drugs and jet skis on beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol while locals...

BRITISH expats have been left shocked by a suspected drug drop outside their Costa del Sol homes last night. Bales of hash and an abandoned...

British expats ‘outraged’ as dogs BANNED from all beaches in town on Spain’s Costa Blanca apart from ‘dangerous’ rocky...

THE mayor of Torrevieja has said that dogs will be banned from every beach in the town. Eduardo Dolon's controversial announcement means that previously dog-friendly...

Female expats slam police for ridiculous sanctions, as it emerges Spain has issued over ONE million fines for breaking...

A PAIR of female expats have appealed to their town halls over intimidation and overreaction by their local police forces during the COVID-19 lockdown. The...

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