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EXCLUSIVE: Chaos on first day of Christian Brueckner trial: Madeleine McCann suspect, 47, sees court case postponed over a...

By Jon Clarke in Braunschweig A TECHNICALITY over a rogue tweet of a lay judge has postponed the opening day of the trial of Madeleine...

Rail users get great news with €85m of improvements coming to busy commuter route in Spain’s Valencia

A BUSY commuter rail line in Valencia province is to get an major upgrade, costing €85 million. Valencian politicians and business groups have long...

The Olive Press is now on WhatsApp: Sign up here to receive the latest news from Spain directly to...

THE Olive Press is today launching its WhatsApp channel, making it even easier to stay informed about everything happening in Spain.  By following a few...

Renfe hacks: The many ways you can make BIG savings on high-speed train travel across Spain – and even...

TRAVELLING by train across Spain is, for many, a much preferred option compared to flying.  But while prices have been falling in recent months, flights...

Explainer: Why Wednesday’s marathon 12-hour debate could be a taste of things to come in Spain’s fragmented parliament

‘GROTESQUE’, a ‘humiliation’, a ‘dishonour’, and farcical. Those were just some of the adjectives used by the leader of Spain’s main opposition Partido Popular...

Spain’s Princess Leonor will swear allegiance to the Constitution on Tuesday, but several key figures will be missing from...

SPAIN’S Princess Leonor, who is the heir to the Spanish throne, will swear allegiance to the Constitution in the Congress of Deputies on Tuesday,...

Legendary Jazz musician to play one of his final concerts at major festival in Spain

AMERICAN bass legend Ron Carter will be one of the headline acts at this November's Cartagena Jazz Festival. Ron Carter's visit last year to the...

‘We’re not leaving without our boys’: Families of missing paddle surfers Maxi, 29, and Emmanuel, 34, demand the search...

THE FAMILIES of two missing paddle-surfers have met with Malaga mayor, Francisco de la Torre, and pledged 'not to leave Malaga without the boys'. Argentines...

‘Cat killer’ who was ‘caught murdering a kitten on CCTV’ and accused of stealing three others from an animal...

A MAN who killed cats and stole them from an animal shelter has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in El Verger. The 28-year-old Spaniard...

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Two men on trial for causing 2013 train disaster in Spain that killed 80 passengers

THE trial of two men who are accused of being responsible for the death of 80 people in the 2013 Santiago de Compostela train...

Exploring Spain: How Malaga’s Axarquia Region Woke from its Slumber

By David Baird WAKING up on the summit of El Lucero is a little like having a ringside seat at the birth of the world. As...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Precious black gold right here in Andalucia

The Olive Press sent David Baird to Riofrio for a lunch of fresh trout and... award winning, eco-friendly local caviar? We kid you not

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Through the Moorway to Africa. A Trip from Spain to Morocco

Chances are, like many of the hundreds of thousands of northern Europeans who live in Andalucía, your idea of an adventure is a day trip to some perilously perched pueblo blanco or half an hour paragliding. Well, can I make a suggestion?

Oops, we did it again! How the Olive Press reported from the wildfire in hills above Spain’s Costa del...

GETTING close to the flames and talking to victims and firefighters. While other expat newspapers watched it from afar, translating stories from Spanish websites, the...
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Protect your finances in Spain with the experts – Smart Currency

Ringfence your money from exchange rate risk with Smart Currency. WITH something as important as your life savings or proceeds of a property sale at...

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...

MEET THE TEAM: From professional poker player to Olive Press webmaster, this is Kate Langshaw

OLIVE PRESS webmaster Kate Langshaw is thankfully used to the late nights of the media from her poker tournament days in Las Vegas. Most of...

Life in Spain and in the press leaves no regrets for Olive Press News Editor Dilip Kuner

OLIVE Press News Editor Dilip Kuner knew he’d ‘made it in journalism’ when he saw the flashing blue lights while trying to stand up...

Man threatens to jump off building site crane but gets talked down by police in Spain’s Murcia City

FIVE hours of intense negotiations helped to persuade a man to come down from a Murcia city crane on Thursday. The man, 45, was threatening...

Bars and restaurants demand COVID passports to avoid new restrictions in Murcia area of Spain

THE Murcia hospitality and tourism association, HoyTu, says COVID passports should be introduced 'in all public life' to stop new restrictions on bar, restaurant,...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Following in the footsteps of Federico Garcia Lorca through Granada’s Alpujarra

Carlos Pranger takes a step back in time to walk the hills of La Alpujarra with poet Federico Garcia Lorca and composer Manuel de Falla
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WATCH Olive Press live on Sky: ‘It’s great to see the Brits coming back to Spain’

THE Olive Press reported live from a beach on the Costa del Sol with an appearance on UK television news on Wednesday morning. Editor Jon...

Drug smuggling family busted in joint operation between Columbia and Spain’s Mallorca

The investigation was initiated when police at Bogota's El Dorado airport discovered a package destined for Son Severa was concealing almost 5 kilos of cocaine.

Olive Press one of a handful of Spanish newspapers to win key journalism award from Google

THE Olive Press stands for strong, independent, investigative local journalism. And you don’t have to take our word for it – just ask Google. The internet...

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Reduced VAT on electricity bills to end this month in Spain

VAT on electricity bills will leap up from 10% to 21% in March due to big falls in the wholesale price of energy. Anti-inflation measures saw...

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