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Spain’s Met Office issues yellow alert for heavy rain in parts of Malaga

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued by the SPANISH Met Office, AEMET, across parts of Malaga due to intense storms. AEMET has activated the...

THE DEATH OF THE QUEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

WITH the UK in a state of turmoil over politics and its cost-of-living crisis – amongst other issues, like the consequences of Brexit -...

FOREST FIRE IN SPAIN’S GRANADA BURNS OUT OF CONTROL FOR SECOND DAY

The forest fire that started yesterday in Los Guajares, near Granada, is still classified as "active" tonight. Over 2,000 hectares of land have been...

Sierra Bermeja re-emerges one year after worst fire in Spain in 2021

THIS Thursday, September 8, marks one year since the start of the worst fire registered in Spain in 2021— the Sierra Bermeja forest fire. A...

Spain’s Andalucia sees big tourism boost

THE number of tourists visiting Andalucia has risen by 142% in May compared to this time last year. May saw 426,980 visitors flock to Andalucia,...

Spanish ‘dog vampire’s’ animal blood empire in Madrid shut down by police

AUTHORITIES have dismantled the lucrative business of the Spanish dog vampire - a man who kept roughly 500 corpses of cats and dogs whose...

Commons’ Committee launches inquiry into Gibraltar treaty progress amid border check controversy 

THE House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry into the progress of post-Brexit negotiations on the agreement of future trade and...

Set Jetters – The best holiday destinations in Spain for movie lovers

A MAN with an open shirt, glistening six-pack and pair of binoculars may not be the first image most places would use to attract...

Father arrested for ‘abusing daughter for years’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol

POLICE on Spain's Costa del Sol have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing his own daughter.  He allegedly abused his daughter, now a teen,...

CLIC INTERNATIONAL HOUSE: Inspiring the next generation of English language teachers from around the world in Spain

THE appeal of CLIC International House has infiltrated every corner of the globe. With language students from the UK, Russia, Ireland, China and the...

IN PICS: Gallery exhibition showcasing international talent opens in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The exhibition in the coastal city’s Svenska Kyrkan gallery has been curated by Nok Chutima Kerdpitak and runs from February 6 to 17.

Serial paedophile who posed as teenager to groom kids on social media in Spain faces ‘1,000 year jail sentence’.

ONE of the most prolific sexual predators in Spain is facing a ‘thousand year’ prison sentence over the abuse of at least 98 children. Prosecutors...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

Las Tablas de Daimiel: How Spain’s precious wetlands have been sucked dry

THE unique wetlands, Las Tablas de Daimel, in the central plains of Castile-la Mancha, have nearly completely dried up over the past three years as its water has been re-routed for agricultural use.

ANALYSIS: How 2021 became the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing from west Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands

A RECORD number of people have died whilst trying to cross from West Africa to the Canary Islands during 2021. Data suggests that the route...

ANALYSIS: Does Spain have a drinking problem?

Alcohol consumption has plunged over the past 30 years, but Spain still has the second highest rate of daily alcohol drinkers in the EU.

Three Brits arrested over kidnapping couple at holiday home on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THREE Brits have been arrested and accused of kidnapping a couple for two days against their will at gunpoint Marbella. The gang is believed to...

Storm warnings issued for Spain’s Balearic Islands as ‘gota fria’ hits

STORMS are set to hit the Balearic Islands on Monday with alerts issued for electric storms and torrential rain over the next few days.  The...

Spain’s Balearic Islands see holiday bookings boom with end of COVID-19 traffic light system

HOLIDAY bookings to the Balearic Islands have boomed since the UK government scrapped the travel traffic light system and pre-departure tests for vaccinated holidaymakers.  The traffic...

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about rules for electric scooters in Spain’s Mallorca

NEW rules have now been imposed for scooter riders following an increase in accidents and fines. There were 700 fines in Palma alone, up until...

Young British expat dies as his car spins through the air on a Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A British man died in a horrific car accident at the entrance to the Pilar de la Horadada tunnel on the AP-7 motorway. The 24-year-old...

BETTER RESPONSE times coming soon for emergency services in major expat area on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

THE long-awaited Orihuela Costa Emergency Centre at La Zenia could open before June. Speaking on a site visit, Orihuela mayor, Emilio Bascañana, said he hoped...

Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca sizzles to highest January temperature since 1982

TEMPERATURES on the Costa Blanca reached 29.2 degrees today(January 28) to become the highest January temperature in 39 years. Alicante was the epicentre of what...

HELPFUL THIEF robs cars after showing tourists where to park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A cheeky thief helped Costa Blanca visitors find parking spots close to beaches and then robbed their vehicles when they went for a walk. Stolen...

Douglas perfume chain in Spain to close 103 shops as online sales rise

DOUGLAS Perfumes are to shut 103 stores across Spain which will see up to 600 people lose their jobs. The company says that the move...

16 months on after Vega Baja flood disaster, 300 full compensation claims still need sorting on Spain’s Costa Blanca

300 flood victims are still waiting for their full emergency pay-outs in the aftermath of the September 2019 disaster that ravaged the Vega Baja...

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