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Disgraced ex-king Juan Carlos plots return to Spain with demands for his old palace and a €200K annual salary

KING Juan Carlos is plotting a return to Spain from self-imposed exile in the Middle East and wants the taxpayer to pay for his...

COVID-19 passport putting off ‘angry’ Benidorm bar and restaurant customers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm hospitality association claims the mandatory use of the COVID-19 passport inside bars and restaurants is driving away customers. COBRECA president, Pablo Gonzalez, told...

Animals in Spain awarded new legal status as ‘sentient beings’ rather than things

DOMESTIC animals are now recognised as ‘sentient beings’ and no longer considered ‘objects’ in Spain, after new legislation was passed in a parliamentary vote on Thursday December 2.

Spain backs fresh cash boost to revitalise and modernise tourism hit by COVID-19 pandemic

A new €720 million package to help Spain's pandemic-hit tourist sector has been approved this Tuesday by the Council of Ministers. An extra €109 million...

Man attacked by baseball bat over tangerine skin being thrown onto a Costa Blanca road in Spain

A man got pummelled with a baseball bat after complaining about a woman throwing tangerine skins onto a Costa Blanca road. He needed 15 stitches...

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos pleads immunity in English court citing 300-year-old Gibraltar treaty to avoid spying and harrasment charges...

A high court battle brought against Spain’s former monarch took a surreal turn this week, when his legal team cited a 300-year-old treaty that...

READERS’ TIPS: How do you keep warm during winter in Spain?

When Olive Press intern Tallulah Taylor arrived on the Costa del Sol in December she discovered she was entirely unprepared for winter in a house better designed to keep out the summer heat.

Brits jailed for Spain-UK heroin smuggling plot

MEMBERS of a gang that imported a ‘vast amount’ of drugs into the UK from Spain have been given hefty jail sentences. Stephen Hunt, 60,...

COVID-19 passport will have to be used to enter bars, restaurants, and clubs in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA is bringing in COVID-19 passports to follow suit with regions like the neighbouring Valencian Community. Murcia's Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreño, announced this Tuesday...

Benidorm bicycle thief sneakily crept behind residents to access secure garages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE in Benidorm have arrested a serial bicycle robber who sneaked into community garages on local urbanisations to steal several bikes. The Policia Nacional were...

Sweet survival: Bees buried by ash during volcanic eruption on Spain’s La Palma island survive for 50 days

THOUSANDS of honey bees in five hives have survived being buried in volcanic ash on la Palma for an incredible 50 days. The beekeeper had...

Duran Duran heading for Ibiza for Touch the Sunrise event in 2022

EIGHTIES superstars Duran Duran are heading for Ibiza as part of their 40th anniversary tour. Simon Le Bon, 63, Nick Rhodes, 59, John Taylor, 61,...

COVID-19 vaccines approved for children aged 5 to 11 in Spain

COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 could begin in Spain as soon as mid-December. The Public Health Commission has approved the extension...

4 bedroom Flat for sale in Vilanova i la Geltru – € 269,000

FlatVilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona   4 beds   2 baths € 269,000 Apartment in the Center of Vilanova i la Geltrú, in the...

Teenage boy fatally stabbed in the heart during angry showdown in Valencia area of Spain

A youth, 16, died on Sunday after being stabbed in the heart in a Burjassot park in Valencia Province. The Policia Nacional have arrested a...

BOOK REVIEW: Chasing Time features Andalucia in centre of medical mystery

CHASING TIME, by Thomas Reilly, an emotional mixture of contemporary fiction and magical realism, is a gripping suspense novel of cinematic scope. Could Spanish olive...

¡Feliz Navidad! These are the strangest Christmas traditions celebrated in Spain

CHRISTMAS traditions in Spain are in essence no different from any other nation – people hold on to strange customs, eat and drink a...

Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

World’s Most Popular Wines: Price VS Rating

There's nothing better than a good glass of wine. We enjoy discussing wine, learning about wine, and conducting research on wine. Uncorking a bottle...

Spain’s Malaga registers highest number of COVID-19 infections since August

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families has notified this Monday, December 6, a total of 442 positives detected by PDIA (PCR and rapid...

Drivers warned over road conditions during Spain’s long bank holiday with heavy snow forecast

DRIVERS have been warned to be careful when they take to the roads after the bank holiday break as heavy snow is forecast across...

Lucky escape for Costa Blanca resident as home suffers first floor collapse in Spain

A Costa Blanca woman suffered barely a scratch as the first floor wall of her home fell into the street. The property facade on Calle...

Brothel creeping politicians of Andalucia – funded by the EU!

IT was a fund set up to stimulate employment in Andalucia, the region with the highest jobless total in Spain. But in reality it did...

Woman chokes to death on a piece of octopus at a Murcia restaurant in Spain

A diner choked to death while eating octopus at a Murcia region restaurant. The tragedy happened on Sunday on a terrace in Santomera's Plaza de...

Reggaeton triumphs in Spain as top five most listened to artists on Spotify reveals

THE most listened to artist on Spotify Spain during 2021 has been Puerto Rican musician Rauw Alejandro, the music streaming platform has revealed. The Reggaeton...

Vaccinations increase as COVID-19 passport starts operating in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VACCINATION rates have risen in the Valencian Community after the start-date for the COVID passport was announced by the regional government in late November....

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Disgraced ex-king Juan Carlos plots return to Spain with demands for his old palace and a €200K annual salary

KING Juan Carlos is plotting a return to Spain from self-imposed exile in the Middle East and wants the taxpayer to pay for his...

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