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Member of notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang of rapists will not get reduced sentence under Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’...

ONE OF the members of the notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang, responsible for the rape of a young woman at the Running of the Bulls fiestas...

Elderly driver in Spain’s Zaragoza area flees fatal motorbike crash but dies weeks later after being hit by a...

A Zaragoza area motorist fled a fatal crash scene after colliding with a motorbike, only to die a month later in a motorbike accident. The...

Discover ten of the most beautiful mountain villages in Spain

FROM white washed pueblos clinging to rocky crags in Andalucia to golden stone-built villages nestling in verdant hidden valleys in Asturias, the mountain settlements...

Alcampo supermarket chain buys 235 stores and warehouse from struggling DIA in Spain

FRENCH retailer Auchan says its Spanish subsidiary Alcampo will buy 235 supermarkets and a warehouse from the struggling DIA group Subject to clearances from competition...

Top winemaker in Spain opens UK subsidiary to serve key export market

Grupo Marques del Atrio has opened a UK subsidiary in a bid to grow the Spanish winemaker’s sales in its second-biggest export market. The company...

Cooler temperatures in Spain help fight against record-breaking wildfire blaze

A respite in unseasonably high temperatures has helped fire crews stabilise a massive wildfire in north-west Spain. Over 650 firefighters have been dealing with the...

Police in Spain destroy what they claim was Europe’s ‘biggest crop of cannabis’

POLICE have raided what they describe as Europe’s biggest cannabis farm that covered 67 hectares and had 415,000 plants potentially worth €100 million. Guardia Civil...

EXPLAINER: The areas of Spain that still use COVID-19 passports and where you have to show them

EIGHT areas of Spain are still running COVID-19 passport schemes while other regions have stopped the measure as 'sixth wave' coronavirus infections fall. Passport will...

Floods claim second victim in northern Spain as body pulled from van swept away when river burst its banks

A SECOND person has died during flooding across northern Spain as rivers burst their banks in the wake of Storm Barra. As floodwaters receded on...

Police in Spain’s Navarra made a denuncia against an 80-year-old woman for breaking lockdown, possession of drugs and flashing...

AN 80-year-old woman in Navarra has been denounced by the police for breaking lockdown, possession of drugs and flashing the officers.

THINK PINK: ‘Tis the season for rosé – or pink wine in English – writes Aleesha Hansel

PINK wine, known as rosé in France and rosado in Spain, has a somewhat mixed reputation. Seen as a bit of an in-between, it...

Teenager in Spain suffers burns after phone EXPLODES in his pocket

A TEENAGE boy has been treated for first degree burns after his mobile phone exploded in his pocket.  According to, the 14-year-old from Pamplona...

Spain’s most expensive wine Vitral to hit shops in September

Drinks manufacturer Navarra’s new tipple, Vitral, will set you back €2,000

Plane crash in Spain leaves three dead

The flight was travelling from Portugal to Dax in Southern France

Tastebud tour around Spain: Who eats what, where?

Take your tastebuds on a virtual gastro tour as Iona Napier whets your appetite with a regional rundown of famous foodie favourites

Eight Spaniards arrested for pro-Russian fighting in Ukraine

The men were identified through a series of photographs showing them with Russian war material

Riot police leader arrested over drink-driving while three times over the limit in Navarra

The commanding officer was three times over the limit and travelling against traffic

Blood-covered monsters and solar panels – Carnival in Navarra!

The carnivals of Navarra are almost prehistoric in ritual and rural legend

Cool mountain lamb and sizzling sweet peppers

Katie Sims visits the community market of El Mercado Santo Domingo in Pamplona

“Martintxos is the new Juevintxos”

Katie Sims in Pamplona joins the Olive Press blogging team - and discovers the local pintxos (tapas) in the Navarra region

The geography and politics of Spain

Whilst the history of Spain is long and complicated, the geography and political set-up are fairly straightforward. Paul Whitelock takes a look.

What’s the point of Pamplona?

TRAVEL SPECIAL: James Bryce takes his life in his hands at the celebrated Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and discovers there is plenty more to the region than the drink-fuelled revelry suggests.

Further fight for homeowners in Spain

Judges and consumer groups unite to fight 150 year old mortgage law

Victory for the home owners

But judge who sided with mortgage defaulters could undermine Spanish economy

Bull on the rampage in Spain

Spectators were forced to flee after a bull leapt into the stands at a bullring in Tafalla injuring 30 people




Barcelona to become first city in Spain to levy ‘Amazon tax’ in bid to empty streets of delivery vans

BARCELONA is to become the first Spanish city to implement a so-called ‘Amazon tax’, which will target online sellers such as the American e-commerce...


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