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Giles Brown realised he wasn’t the only one heading for the beach post-lockdown as Spain’s Costa del Sol gets...

HOW were things for you in the first weeks of the ‘new normal’? As I mentioned before, I was...

‘Covid taxes’, hotel deals and the price of a pint – what can Brits expect on holiday in Spain...

THOUSANDS of hotels and restaurants across Spain have reopened in a major boost for the economy. Some 12% of...

Andalucia’s Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit as Spain exits lockdown

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris.

Inside Novak Djokovic’s €6.4 million Marbella mansion where tennis ace spent lockdown just weeks before testing positive for COVID-19

NOVAK Djokovic became the latest tennis star to test positive for COVID-19 this week. The world number one, 33,...

Coronavirus lockdown reintroduced in Aragon just a day after Spain entered its ‘new normality’

JUST a day after Spain entered the ‘new normality’ three comarcas have reverted to Phase 2 of lockdown after a new coronavirus...

Spain’s state of alarm ends with over 28,000 COVID-19 deaths and almost 250,000 infected

Andalucia had seen 1,417 detainees and 194,055 sanctions during lockdown

What can I expect when visiting the optician in Spain as COVID-19 lockdown eases?

AS things start going back to normal as lockdown eases, it’s not unusual to feel a bit nervous about visiting your opticians....

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.

Spain’s Catalunya will lift state of alarm and enter ‘new normal’ tomorrow

CATALUNYA has announced that it will lift the state of alarm at midnight tonight and enter the ‘new normal’.

Beaches in Torrevieja to open on June 17 – rules here

TORREVIEJA’S mayor, Eduardo Dolón, has finally announced when the city’s beaches will open. The big day will be Wednesday,...

Belgian party Prince Joachim fined more than €10,000 for breaking quarantine rules during his visit to Spain

BELGIAN party Prince Joachim has been fined €10,400 after his jet set lockdown antics were uncovered.

Belgian Prince who ‘broke’ Spain’s lockdown rules to be investigated after party-goer in Andalucia is COVID-19 positive

BELGIAN Party Prince Joachim is under investigation by the Spanish authorities as more details of his jet set lockdown antics have been...

COVID-19: Around 40% of Spain’s smokers getting through more fags during coronavirus lockdown, study reveals

AROUND 40% of Spain’s smokers are getting through more fags during lockdown than normal, a study has revealed. Meanwhile...

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...

Spain’s coronavirus quarantine for tourists to be scrapped in July

STRICT quarantine rules on tourists visiting Spain will be lifted in July. During the coronavirus lockdown, all international travellers...

If lockdown is leaving you bookworms bereft of new titles, turn over a new leaf with these 10 books...

By Alicia Duggan SO you’ve reached the last page of that gripping novel and you’re still pining for more....

Learn these Spanish phrases for ordering in restaurants as Spain eases coronavirus lockdown

GAMBAS pil pil, crusty bread, beer, ensalada de pulpo, real cafe con leche, chips, alioli, tomato salad, jamon, olives – the list...

Lisa Burgess confronts her inner serpent during lockdown and puts it right back in its cage…

MENTAL health is often neglected in these dire times so to keep the brain firing on all cylinders I do frequent Zoom...

Benidorm politician slams Spanish government for ‘scaring tourists away’ with two-week quarantine for international travellers

TOURISM spokesman for the Partido Popular Agustin Almodobar has accused the Spanish government of 'scaring away' tourists. It...

Plenty of Brits will be committing to Spain post-coronavirus lockdown, predicts property expert Campbell Ferguson

WELL, well, well. Demand, no surprise, has virtually ceased in the Spanish property market, though a few committed buyers are hanging in...

Olive Press columnist Lisa Burgess finds strength in heroes to keep on going through coronavirus lockdown and finally gets...

I SAW with awe the sheer will and determination that 100-year-old Colonel Tom Moore showed when he began his 100 laps of...

GAZPACHO: When life gives you squishy tomatoes left in the boot of your car during coronavirus lockdown, make Spain’s...

FOR the last two months they have been holed up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340). But...

Mortgage enquiries are still coming in, but the Spanish market cannot sustain coronavirus lockdown much longer, warns the Finance...

THE mortgage market has still been functioning during the current crisis (albeit at a slightly slower pace), supporting the property sales that...

‘SHOP LOCAL’: Costa Blanca resort launches campaign to keep smaller businesses afloat after lockdown

GUARDAMAR del Segura council has launched a plan to boost its lockdown-stricken economy with a campaign encouraging people to shop locally.

British expat banned from bar after trying to ‘hug and kiss’ people on first night of Phase 1 of...

A POPULAR pub near Costa Blanca’s La Finca golf course had to ban a British woman on the very first day of...

How residents in Madrid dealt with the first week of partial de-escalation measures

LIKE Sleeping Beauty, Madrid is emerging from its induced coma after eight long weeks of lockdown during which dogs and their owners ruled the streets.
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