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Five of the wackiest New Year’s Eve traditions from around Europe

If you’re looking to spice up your leap into the new year, why not do what the Danish do at New year's Eve and...

New Year’s celebrations in Madrid’s iconic Puerta del Sol to be limited due to building work

MADRID City Hall will be putting a strict limit on the number of people who will be permitted to enter the central Puerta del...

Refurbished Puerta del Sol square slammed by Madrileños thanks to wet cement and waterlogged benches

MADRILEÑOS, opposition politicians and visitors to the Spanish capital have all been voicing their anger over the current state of Madrid’s iconic Puerta del...

Madrid’s essential Sol transport hub to close for 16 days to avoid Christmas crushes

THE MADRID regional government has taken the decision to close the essential Sol transport hub for a total of 16 days over the holiday...

Major changes to firework rules ahead of New Year’s Eve in Spain’s Torremolinos

THE MAYOR of Torremolinos has reminded residents that the rules have changed when it comes to New Years' Eve celebrations in the Costa del...

Winter heatwave predicted for Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

A blast of Saharan air will bring unseasonably warm temperatures for the New Year's holiday in the Alicante Province and Murcia areas of Spain. Experts...

Spanish festive traditions: Do you know your Nochebuena from your Nochevieja?

Christmas is a little bit different in Spain.

From red knickers to food fights: The unusual traditions you should look out over the festive season in Spain

Spending Christmas in Spain? These are the things to look out for, writes Olive Press’ Spanish hack Pablo Balbontin

New Year celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MANY Valencian Community cities have cancelled their New Year celebrations for a second successive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tradition of thousands of...

HAPPY END OF YEAR: New Year’s Eve afternoon parties in Valencia go off without a hitch

The terraces of bars and restaurants throughout the region welcomed similar numbers of customers as any other afternoon or evening so far since the end of lockdown

Countryside holiday homes all booked up for New Year’s Eve in Valencia’s Castellon

Eight out of every 10 'casas rurales' throughout the province are fully booked for tomorrow

From live music to five-star stays, Gibraltar has it all this Christmas and New Year’s Eve, writes John Culatto

Make sure you are in Gibraltar as you welcome the coming year of its independence, in distinctly British style

How to Turn Your August in Spain Into a Non-stop Party

Spain is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world, especially in summer when this country ‘blooms’ the most. This time of year...

CLOSE CURTAIN CALL: Costa del Sol pensioner cheats death as curtain stops bullet in ‘submachine gun’ shootout

A WOMAN in Malaga has cheated death after her curtain stopped a bullet in a New Year's Day gun battle. Paquita, a 79-year-old widow, was...

TV executive resigns after New Year’s Eve broadcast blunder in Almeria

The countdown clock chimes were interrupted by commercial adverts. Watch the video here

Spain’s road deaths plummet

Fatalities on Spanish roads are at their lowest level since the 1960s… and lower than France, Germany and UK

New Year? No Fear!

Dinging his dong merrily on high, Giles Brown files his last column of 2013

Mijas hotel festive comp

Win a fabulous New Year's Eve gala dinner for two and overnight stay on the Costa del Sol

Fish for Christmas and no gifts?

Paul Whitelock checks out the Christmas scene in Spain in general and Andalucía in particular




Diplomatic storm brewing as Red Arrows display in Menorca cancelled last minute in retaliation for Spain blocking Gibraltar show 

A DISPLAY by the Red Arrows over Menorca has been cancelled at the last minute amid claims that Spanish authorities had blocked the team...


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