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Brits dominate the podium at Ironman in Marbella

THE sun shone for the 1,500 athletes taking the plunge on the Costa del Sol for the first Ironman in Marbella since the outbreak...

LATEST: Three more towns evacuated on La Palma as volcano eruption intensifies in Spain’s Canary Islands

AUTHORITIES ordered three more towns on the island of La Palma to be evacuated as volcanic explosions intensified forcing firefighter teams to retreat to...

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LATEST: Italian court frees ex-leader Carles Puigdemont but orders him to stay in Sardinia while Spain’s extradition request is...

AN Italian court has ordered the exiled regional leader of Catalunya to be freed a day after his arrest in Sardinia, his lawyer said. Carles...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

BOOK EXTRACT: Part two of My Search for Madeleine by Jon Clarke

In a second extract from his new book My Search For Madeleine Olive Press editor Jon Clarke tracks chief suspect in the Maddie McCann case Christian Brueckner to a desolate corner of Saxony

Locals offered sneak peek inside new Dolmens Museum in Antequera in Spain’s Andalucia

THE new Dolmens Museum in Antequera will offer a series of museum open days starting this coming Monday, September 27. After an investment of €4.5...

Palma Hat Week brims with success in Spain’s Mallorca

THE small town of Artà was overtaken by glamorous models strutting through the weekly market wearing a collection of specially designed hats as part...

COVID restrictions set to be loosened for bars and restaurants across Spain’s Balearic Islands

It is expected that the capacity limit indoors will be increased to 75%

British optician on Spain’s Costa Blanca literally putting plastic bottles in the frame

COSTA BLANCA’S popular British optician, Specsavers Ópticas, has found a way to meet demands of the fashion industry and the eco-conscious. Consequently, stylish environmentally-aware clients...

COVID crisis funds approved for 10,000 businesses on Spain’s Balearic Islands

THOUSANDS of businesses and freelancers affected during the Covid pandemic will receive a share of €835.7 million in state funding on the Balearic Islands. The...

Puigdemont: Exiled Catalan separatist leader detained by police in Sardinia faces extradition to Spain

CARLES Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalunya who fled Spain after a failed independence bid, was detained by Italian police in Sardinia on Thursday...

Spain’s Cordoba Patios to reopen in October

LOS Patios de Cordoba will reopen this October and will feature 16 venues over two weekends. The event will take place in October on the...

English courses organized for Spanish hospitality workers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ENGLISH FOR HOSPITALITY courses have just started on the Costa Blanca, after a Guardamar del Segura council collaboration with Convega.  The course involves 155 training...

The house that survived a volcano: Extraordinary photo shows La Palma island home entirely surrounded by lava

THIS powerful image shows the isolation of the one house still remaining untouched by the rivers of thick lava that swallowed up everything else...

Three Brits arrested over kidnapping couple at holiday home on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THREE Brits have been arrested and accused of kidnapping a couple for two days against their will at gunpoint Marbella. The gang is believed to...

‘They have abandoned us’: Spain’s Balearic Islands plead for help to tackle ‘avalanche’ of migrant arrivals

At the beginning of the month, Formentera, the smallest of all the Balearic Islands, registered a record number of migrants, with almost 150 arriving in just three days

WATCH: Storms hit southern Spain causing floods that turn streets into rivers

STORMS hit parts of Extremadura and Andalucia on Thursday bringing torrential rain and flooding that swept away cars and caused huge damage to property. The...

Outpouring of love: Spain’s King Felipe shows support for olive industry during visit to Andalucia

THE King of Spain has paid a flying visit to Andalucia, where he sampled olive oil and praised the region’s growing industry. Felipe VI helped...

One woman dead and man seriously injured after crash involving lorry in southern Spain 

A YOUNG woman died and a man suffered serious injuries in a horror road accident involving a lorry. The couple was hit by the lorry...

Ecologists call for hunting ban in area razed by the Sierra Bermeja fire in Spain’s Malaga

ECOLOGISTS in Action-Sierra Bermeja have called on the Junta to control hunting in Sierra Bermeja. Following the Sierra Bermeja fire, which has destroyed nearly 10,000...

Spain’s Balearic Islands make firm commitment to fight climate change

This week, the minister for energy and climate change travelled to international conference to reaffirm the Balearics commitment to the environment

Missing 15-year-old British girl found ‘alive and well’ in Spain’s Mallorca

THE missing 15-year-old British girl has been located after disappearing for over three weeks in Mallorca.  The teenager, Emina Ilora Alice Winterbottom, was last seen on August...

3 Incredible Spanish Poker Players to Inspire You

With the Fiesta Nacional de España, or National Day of Spain, falling on October 12, halfway through this year’s World Series of Poker tournament,...

Hacked off: Costa Blanca town council refuses to pay ransom to blackmailers who stole instagram account

A LOCAL town hall has had its tourism instagram account taken over, with hackers demanding the princely sum of €500 to hand back the...

Johnny Depp blasts ‘cancel culture’ as he accepts top award amid protests at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD star Johnny Depp warned that no-one was safe from ‘cancel culture’ as he collected San Sebastian’s Donostia Award in the face of criticism...

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