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Google News resumes in Spain after eight-year shut down

EIGHT years after it shut down because of a Spanish rule insisting payment be made to publishers for using snippets of news, Google News...

Meet the team: Introducing Olive Press young reporters Jorge Hinojosa, Elena Goçmen and George Mathias

WITH an average age of 25, Elena Goçmen, Jorge Hinojosa, and George Mathias are the new blood of the Olive Press.  Elena joined the team...

Transparency troubles for Torrevieja as report reveals hundreds of business payments made without proper contracts

AS QUESTIONS over a lack of transparency continue, Torrevieja City Council has been slammed for its sloppy finances. Torreveija council are facing scrutiny over reports...

10 romantic (and sometimes strange) nicknames for your sweetheart in Spain

FROM honey bun to sweetie-poo, the English language has its fair share of nauseating terms of endearment.  This Valentine's day, why not mix it up...

MUST READ: British ‘narco’ baron Brian Charrington jailed after Costa Blanca cocaine smuggling retrial in Spain

BRITISH drug trafficker, Brian Charrington, has been found guilty and jailed for almost 11 years for smuggling cocaine into a Costa Blanca marina in...

ANALYSIS: How 2021 became the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing from west Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands

A RECORD number of people have died whilst trying to cross from West Africa to the Canary Islands during 2021. Data suggests that the route...

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.

Google News returns to Spain after a seven-year hiatus

GOOGLE NEWS is returning to Spain after a seven-year break, the service was discontinued in 2014 ahead of a change to the country's copyright...

Why you should subscribe to the Olive Press

EVERY day, almost every hour and sometimes by the minute we are putting up breaking stories online. Over the last week the big story in...

Ex-lover of Spain’s disgraced King Juan Carlos sues him for damages

THE ex-lover of Spain’s scandal-hit former-King Juan Carlos is suing him in the High Court in London for damages accusing the old monarch and...

LATEST: Tourism boost for Spain as UK drops quarantine rules for NHS vaccinated travellers from July 19

THE British government announced that fully vaccinated people travelling to England from ‘amber list’ countries will no longer have to quarantine from July 19 in...

PLANE CRAZY: Woman heading for Spain’s Costa Blanca ends up in Ukraine after boarding wrong RyanAir flight

A WOMAN who booked a flight from Stansted to Valencia ended up in Kiev when she boarded the wrong plane. Inka Fileva, 30, was looking...

Spain’s capital of Madrid voted best place for Brits to work from remotely

MADRID has been named the best place for Brits to move post-lockdown to save money.  The Spanish capital beat the likes of Istanbul, Warsaw and...

Migrants saved from Alicante coast to quarantine amid COVID fears

A GROUP of migrants rescued off the coast of Alicante have been forced to isolate following fears that they had contracted coronavirus.  Out of the...

WATCH: Huge 8-metre shark spotted in Spain’s Andalucia in second such sighting in two weeks

DEEP sea divers have managed to film a 'giant' shark off the coast of Andalucia this weekend. The creature was spotted yesterday by the Guardia...

British butcher flies to Spain’s Lanzarote with knife in hand luggage – BUT has shampoo seized

"It is disgusting that I managed to get on a plane with a knife"

Axe falls on Spain’s long-running expat newspapers Round Town News (RTN) and Sol Times

Both publications were taken over by the Euro Weekly News Media Group, last year, however initial plans to make the newspapers profitable backfired

OLIVE PRESS APPEAL: Costa del Sol mum desperately needs medical funds to diagnose twins, 4, before they go blind

The extortionate medical costs are crippling the parents who had to sell their car to cover the last test, after doctors warned it could take over two years to diagnose the children on the public healthcare system

STOP PRESS: Olive Press now officially number one English news website in Spain

Our news site has been ranked in the top 10,000 websites in the country

Marbella’s hottest night just got hotter, as it reveals showstopping winter plans…

10 beautiful samba dancers from the Rio 40° group were joined by Brazilian drummers and fashion brand Lisy Fashion Style to light up the revamped restaurant

Brit tourist left in coma undergoes life changing surgery in Mallorca after being found with all bones broken in...

His two friends still have no idea what happened after the tourist stayed out later one night

Boat propeller hacks off arm and leg of two young tourists in Spain

The German holidaymakers were testing an underwater scooter in Mallorca when the speeding vessel rammed through them and left them for dead

Spain sees increase in migrant mortality

THE death rate among undocumented migrants in Spain has risen 15% since reforms denied them access to free public healthcare. Migrants were excluded from access...

Spain wages war on wet wipes

SPAIN is waging war on wet wipes … or, rather, the practice of flushing them down the loo. A call by the Grupo Parlamentario Vasco...

Household gas cylinders in Spain see price drop from TODAY

A 12.5kg butane gas bottle will now cost €13.27, with a saving of 69 cent

Over 2,000 kilos of hashish recovered from the sea after high-speed narco chase in Andalucia

Four men have been arrested after they threw 73 bales of hashish into the sea near Huelva

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