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Child sex abuse video swappers in Spain are arrested after tip-off from US Embassy in Madrid

12 people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional across Spain for possessing and distributing obscene child sex abuse materials via the internet. One of...

New heart and a new baby: Spaniard gets life-saving transplant call as wife gives birth

ANTONIO Salvador had been waiting years to be told by doctors that a match had been found and he could undergo a desperately needed...

Two-year home imprisonment ordeal ends for Madrid woman abused by her husband in Spain

A Madrid woman was rescued by the Policia Nacional after her husband refused to let her out of their home for two years. The 23-year-old...

Madrid tops arrests for breaking border restrictions in Spain over Easter

SPAIN’S Holy Week ended with almost 8,600 fines for people breaking border restrictions and 99 arrests, more than half in Madrid. National Police and Guardia...

FAB FRESCOS: Spain has some of the best, but how many do you recognise?

FROM cave paintings to church frescos to modern murals of epic scale, countless artists have left their brush marks on Spanish architecture down the...

Arrests in Spain’s Madrid and Tenerife as humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans ‘diverted to finance terrorism’

SPANISH police have arrested three men who allegedly used humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans as a cover to finance terrorism. Policía Nacional supported by Europol,...

SEASIDE SHUFFLE as neighbour exposes Madrid pensioner who illegally travelled to her Costa Blanca holiday home in Spain

AN elderly Madrid pensioner could be fined up to €600 for illegally travelling to her Costa Blanca holiday home after a neighbour alerted the...

Spain set to exhume Franco victims from controversial Valley of the Fallen and return them to relatives for burial

SPAIN'S government is set to approve an immediate €650,000 of funding to exhume and identify victims of the country's Civil War that were buried...

LESSONS NEEDED: How did a convicted British paedophile move to Spain, dodge criminal record checks and find work as...

SHOCKWAVES have been sent through bilingual schools across Spain following the arrest of a British man who began teaching at one of Madrid’s most...

Europe’s first drone delivery service to be launched in Spain’s capital Madrid

THE Villaverde district in Madrid is poised to become the first place in Europe to try out a home delivery service using drones. Madrid’s City...

EXPLAINER: Left right, left right, centre, reverse – why Spain’s political landscape is in turmoil again

They say that a week is a long time in politics… And this week in Spain, that adage runs particularly true. Spain has seen an...

IN PICS: The extraordinary legacy of Robert Capa’s iconic shot of bomb-damaged building in Spain’s Madrid

A photograph snapped by famous war photographer Robert Capa of a bombed out building in Madrid’s southern district of Vallecas during the Spanish Civil...

WATCH: Police bust violent drug gang with arsenal of weapons in Spain’s capital Madrid

Police in Spain seized almost three-quarters of a million euros in cash, a red Ferrari and an arsenal of weapons including automatic weapons and...

Podemos leader steps down as Spain’s deputy PM to fight battle for Madrid

PABLO Iglesias, leader of the radical left Podemos group has announced his decision to step down as Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of Pedro...

Woman at the helm: Introducing new digital editor at The Olive Press

THE Olive Press has a new centre forward. Seasoned journalist Fiona Govan joins the group as our new Digital Editor in, fittingly, International Women’s week. Based...

No Way San Jose: Spain’s bans travel over Father’s Day bank holiday weekend

SPAIN has banned travel between regions over the March 19th long weekend, a bank holiday for Father’s Day that is observed in some, but...

Madrid shock: Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso triggers snap election with resignation

Madrid’s conservative leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso stepped down and dissolved the right-wing coalition regional government on Wednesday triggering a snap election. The shock move, described...

Far-right vandals target feminist murals across Spain in backlash against International Women’s Day

Far-right vandals have targeted feminist murals and monuments in several places across Spain in acts timed to coincide with International  Women’s Day. In Madrid a...

Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to offer

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de la Castellana...

Train operator joins forces with Vega Baja city to promote popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council, who cover expat areas like Campoamor, the Orihuela Costa, and Mil Palmeras, has joined forces with state rail operator RENFE to promote...

FRENCH CONNECTION as young people head south to Spain’s Madrid for bar and restaurant life

YOUNG French people chasing an open bar or restaurant are travelling to Madrid, where COVID-19 restrictions are less restrictive. The Madrid regional government has been...

UNDER PRESSURE: Spain’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station set up to prove viability of the green technology

SPAIN’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station has been set up. With a supply capacity of 700 bar pressure, the new station is part of a...

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH: Former Madrid regional president faces three years in prison over master’s forgery scandal

THE court case against former Madrid regional president Cristina Cifuentes over accusations that she forged her master’s degree has now entered its final stage. Cifuentes...

President Sanchez visits Costa Blanca as local mayor brands Madrid rail link a “historic milestone” for the region

THE MAYOR of Orihuela and other dignitaries welcomed Spain’s President Sanchez, as the new AVE rail link to Madrid officially opened. A direct link to...

Adrift in Madrid’s white weekend

IF we thought the bells on New Year’s Eve marked the end of our troubles, a historic snowfall in and around Madrid prompted a...

SPECIAL REPORT: Snow and severe weather bring four deaths and travel chaos to Spain as army called in, flights...

The first reported victims were a South American couple who drowned in Mijas after their car was swept away by surging water

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