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EXPLAINER: How the black rat population is booming across Spain and what can we do about it

PEST controllers in Spain have issued a stark warning - the nation's black rat population is booming across urban centres. Rattus Rattus is on the...

Meet the flamenco dancer from New York who used Spain’s lockdown to forge a new career in folk music

IT'S no small feat for a foreigner to make it big in Spain’s competitive world of flamenco. But that is exactly what Leilah Broukhim, a...

Three brothers found safe and sound in Madrid squat 10 days after mother took them from children’s home

THREE brothers have been found ‘safe and sound’ in a squat in Madrid where their mother was hiding them after she failed to return...

Il Divo star sent death threats from obsessed Barcelona woman who is fined €60 by Madrid judge in...

A 72-year Barcelona woman has been convicted of coercion and fined €60 for sending explicit and threatening letters to Il Divo singer, Carlos Marin. The...

WATCH: Madrid resident causes stir by curing meat from washing line and it’s the most Spanish thing you’ll see...

A RESIDENT in the Madrid neighbourhood of La Concepcion has become a local ‘cause celebre’ after attracting attention for choosing to hang hunks of...

Winter snow covers large parts of Spain

SNOW has fallen across large parts of Spain as ski resorts prepare to open their facilities at the end of November. On Wednesday, November 10, temperatures...

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...

Pedro Sanchez says Spain will donate 2 million COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate refugees

SPAIN will donate two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to humanitarian causes. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the announcement this Monday in Madrid's Casa de...

Spain extends free IVF treatment to single women, lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people

FREE IVF treatment has been extended in Spain to single women, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. The order was signed this Friday by Health Minister,...

‘Tens of millions’ of bitcoin stolen from US entrepreneur at his Madrid home in Spain

AN American digital entrepreneur says he was robbed of 'tens of millons' of bitcoin after thieves broke into his Madrid home. The Policia Nacional is...

Insurance company suffers €1.2 million loss in major bogus traffic accident scam in Spain

AN insurance company has lost over €1.2 million in a scam involving bogus claims for road accidents. 32 people have been arrested in the Madrid...

Cirque du Soleil back on the road with new dates announced for Spain tour in 2022

THE spectacular Cirque du Soleil  is returning to Spain in 2022 after a COVID-enforced break of a year-and-a-half. It’s new show called Luzia can be...

€3.2 million windfall for Madrid’s Prado Museum

MADRID’S world-famous Prado museum has just cashed in to the tune of €3.2 million after selling a home bequeathed to it by a long...

Spooky! How Halloween is celebrated in different parts of Spain

HALLOWEEN has grown in popularity in Spain in recent years much like across the rest of Europe, with the country adopting American style celebrations...

Burger King in Spain’s Madrid goes vegetarian

ONE Burger King in Spain is going entirely meat free for a month. The branch on Madrid’s famous Paseo del Prado has teamed up with...

Trashumancia: Why flocks of sheep are filling the streets of Madrid today

EVERY year on a Sunday in late October the streets of central Madrid are transformed from a busy cosmopolitan metropolis to a pastoral scene...

REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.

Man electrocuted in tub after dropping charging mobile phone into bathwater in Madrid

A man in Madrid died from an electric shock while taking a bath after apparently dropping his mobile phone into the water while it...

EXPLAINER: Why victims of a cooking oil poisoning scandal staged a lock-in at Spain’s top museum

SURVIVORS of a cooking oil poisoning scandal locked themselves in for 90 minutes inside a room at Madrid's El Prado museum this Tuesday morning. The...

Pedro Sanchez jeered at Spain’s National Day parade attended by King Felipe and Queen Letizia

BOOS and whistles rang out from part of the crowd watching Tuesday's National Day celebrations in Madrid, prompted by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's name...

These are officially the 10 best tortillas served in Spain

With onions or without? Runny or well done? These are the questions that continue to divide Spanish society when it comes to Spain's unofficial...

Madrid is top choice among European cities for British remote workers and digital nomads

MADRID is the best city in Europe for Brits looking to work remotely, according to a new survey which analysed 20 European countries and...

Madrid to lift all COVID-19 restrictions at bars, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues but masks still required indoors

RESTRICTIONS at hospitality and entertainment venues will be lifted in the Madrid region from Monday October 4. For the first time since the pandemic began...

Illegal exotic animals seized at fair in Madrid

POLICE have had to turn zookeepers after they seized 30 fruit bats, a boa constrictor and a python from an animal fair in Madrid. https://twitter.com/policiademadrid/status/1443489290571292672 Officers...

Thief rents Benidorm holiday apartment and keeps keys to steal bank cards on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A thief rented a Benidorm holiday apartment and kept the keys to steal credit cards belonging to the property owners. A 36-year-old man has been...

Ex-Venezuelan spy chief accused of massive cocaine trafficking is arrested after hiding in a Madrid flat in Spain

A former Venezuelan spy chief has been arrested in a Madrid flat after disappearing in defiance of a Spanish extradition order. General Hugo Carvajal is...

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