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Madrid court acquits artist of desecrating Spanish dictator General Franco’s tomb with red paint

AN artist who painted a dove and a slogan on top of dictator General Franco's tomb has been acquitted of desecration. Madrid's Provincial Court also...

Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Fugitive Spanish rapper Valtonyc wins another extradition battle in Belgian court

A convicted rapper, known as Valtonyc, has thwarted Spain's latest bid to get him extradited from Belgian. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, 28, skipped a three-and-a-half...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gets big tax break from Spain’s Supreme Court

BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has landed a €2.1 million pre-Christmas windfall courtesy of Spain's Supreme Court. Pique, 34, has been given a refund of a...

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos gets good news over Saudi Arabia bung investigation

SWISS authorities have dropped a corruption probe into an offshore fund linked to King Emeritus Juan Carlos I. It had been alleged that the ex-monarch...

Banco Santander ordered to pay banker €68 million just months after big staff cuts and branch closures in Spain

A Madrid court has ordered Banco Santander to pay €68 million to Italian banker Andrea Orcel for reneging on an offer to make him...

UN says Spain must give abused children better protection and stop court bias against mothers

A United Nations report says Spain's government must do more to protect children from domestic violence and sexual abuse. It believes courts need to overcome...

EYEWITNESS: The Olive Press sent Heather Galloway to investigate Madrid’s San Cristobal neighbourhood, where a machete-wielding homeless man was...

IT doesn’t take long to find the spot where a 44-year-old African immigrant was slain by five police bullets in broad daylight. Fittingly, on the...

Cocaine smuggler who bought Mallorca yacht for £60m smuggling operation forced to hand over £300,000 cash

A JAILED Liverpool man who thought a £60 million cocaine smuggling plot would make him rich has been ordered to hand over more than...

EUTHANASIA DEBATE: Woman ‘ignored’ after asking to be painlessly killed in Spain’s Zaragoza takes own life

AN elderly woman crippled by a painful hip condition that left her bedridden in constant pain, has killed herself after her pleas for euthanasia...

Spain to give back fines to people who broke 2020 emergency lockdown rules

FINES imposed for breaking Spain's 2020 'State of Alarm' COVID-19 lockdown are to be refunded. The Ministry of Territorial Affairs said it will start giving...

What you need to know about the new driving fines set to come into force across Spain

PLANS to introduce five new traffic fines over the next few weeks have been given the green light.  The Congress of Deputies gave their seal...

UK fugitive hunted over death of woman, 36, faces extradition from Spain

A BRITISH fugitive wanted in connection with manslaughter is facing extradition from Spain after ten years on the run.  Officers captured Alison Gracey in Bizkaia...

Ryanair luggage rules over flight switches are ruled ‘unfair’ by the Supreme Court in Spain

SPAIN'S highest court has voided Ryanair rules permitting baggage to be sent on a flight other than that of the passenger. The Supreme Court backed...

Government responds as Spain’s first state of alarm declared unconstitutional

THE government has hit back after Spain's top court ruled that last year's strict coronavirus lockdown was unconstitutional. In a statement, the Minister of Justice...

Explainer: Euthanasia law in Spain comes into force

A NEW assisted suicide law came into effect on Friday, making Spain the fourth country in the European Union to legalise euthanasia.  Parliament gave final...

Benidorm court won’t grant interim joint custody for a dog as Civil Code changes are not yet law in...

A Benidorm judge has refused to grant an interim joint custody order for a pet dog because the Civil Code statutes have not changed...

Court orders man to pay back his dead wife’s inheritance in Spain because he found love again

A man has lost his dead wife's inheritance because he broke a promise not to have a relationship with another woman. A court in A...

No ‘Daddy Issues’ for Julio Iglesias as Spain’s Supreme Court rules against man claiming to be his illegitimate son

VETERAN performer Julio Iglesias does not have an illegitimate 44-year-old son according to the national Supreme Court. Javier Sanchez claimed that he was the son...

Barcelona threatens war against irresponsible electric scooter riders

ELECTRIC scooter owners may have their machines seized by authorities if they commit repeated offences against pedestrians or other car users under plans being...

Benidorm court to hear dog custody case involving separated Costa Blanca couple in Spain

A dispute over the custody of a pet dog will be settled by a Benidorm court. The news comes in a week when Spanish parliamentarians...

Rapper in controversial free-speech jailing is forcibly removed from university campus in Spain’s Catalunya

SPANISH rapper Pablo Hasel was detained in Catalunya this morning(February 16) after a day-long stand off with police involving himself and dozens of his...

SUPREME COURT says newspaper was right to publish name and photo of abuser on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SPAIN'S highest legal body has backed the right of a newspaper to publish the full name of an abuser who beat up his girlfriend...

Woman who fell on pavement due to mulberry tree berries loses payout bid in Spain’s Valencia City

A WOMAN has lost her bid to get €20,000 in compensation after she slipped on a pavement covered with fallen berries. The case was rejected...

EXPLAINER: How to use the law in Spain against online trolls

IT is hard to accept that the internet, from which we derive so much benefit, should be so densely populated by individuals (‘trolls’) who...

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