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British bar owner on Spain’s Mar Menor stabbed after trying to stop assault on woman

A British bar owner from Los Alcazares received multiple stab wounds on Friday after trying to stop a woman being assaulted in the street. The...

Sweatshop paid workers just €10 to peel and wash 100 kilos of onions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO business owners have been arrested in Callosa de Segura for infringing workers rights. The Spaniards ran a vegetable warehouse which paid shockingly-low wages and...

Olive farmers in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas set to forget harvest as production costs soar

OLIVE farmers in the Valencian Community may forget this year's harvest as the costs of olive-picking and making olive oil are too high. Extreme weather...

EXPLAINED: How easy is it for a Brit to take their Spanish driving test?

BRITISH expat Mike Sedgwick shared his personal experience of taking the Spanish driving test after finding himself among the thousands of Brits left unable...

TRAVEL: 10 cities in Spain where you will find the best free tapas scene

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide

Worries about heatwave fires forces natural park closures across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FEARS of forest fires with temperatures tipped to easily exceed 40 degrees has forced most of the natural parks in the Valencian Community to...

Police swoop on ‘very violent’ Benidorm area drugs gang on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional have brought down what they called a 'very violent' Benidorm area drugs gang. The criminals grew marijuana and sold it across the...

Robin Hood or robbing hoodlum?: Andalucia’s last bandit built up a legendary reputation

Shannon Chaffers follows the trail of Pasos Largos

Why these pueblos in Spain should be on your travel bucket list this summer

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and for some villages you may never have heard of in Spain, the COVID-19 crisis has been an...

British man loses attempted murder appeal after brutally stabbing ex-girlfriend at her Costa Blanca home in Spain

A British man has lost a Valencian Supreme Court appeal over an attempted murder conviction that saw him jailed last year for 15 years. William...

Elaborate disguise can’t stop Costa Blanca arrest of one of Spain’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a fugitive child sex abuser who was on their list of Spain's Most Wanted criminals. Diego Dario Gonzalez Ghersi was...

Tax advisor who faked death after €600,000 disappears, surrenders to police in Spain’s Murcia region

A Murcia tax advisor who faked his own death after €600,000 disappeared from his business, has surrendered to the Policia Nacional. Jose Luis Galiana's car...

ANALYSIS: How the pandemic practice of working from home is driving up property prices in rural Spain

HOUSE prices in rural areas across Spain have soared over the last 18 months owing to changing preferences of buyers, who are now looking...

QUE? Ten Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we should at least give it a try. But whether you're beginner or near fluency, there...

La Inglesa: The extraordinary love story behind a winery in the heart of Spain’s Andalucia and the Englishwoman that...

NESTLED in the heart of Andalucia you can find the Sierra de Montilla (Cordoba), an unexpected paradise for wine lovers. Often eclipsed by the nearby...

LATEST: What you need to know about travelling to Spain from the UK

WITH the peak summer holiday season now in full-swing, here’s the run down of the rules for those travelling to Spain from the UK. Post-Brexit...

Insider tips: How to save more money as an autonomo in Spain during 2022

SELF-EMPLOYED workers will be grumbling in January about their tax returns. Spain has around 3.2 million registered self-employed workers (autonomos) and they pay the highest...

Annual food wastage in Spain is equivalent to 28 kilos per person

WASTED food totalled 1.2 million tons in 2021 according to Spain's Agriculture Ministry. The total was actually 8.6% lower than the previous year. The latest figure...

Workers in Spain get paid 20% less than average European Union salary

EMPLOYEES in Spain get paid 20.2% less than the European Union average according to the latest 'Adecco Monitor on Salaries' study reviewing 2021 wages. An...

Mother arrested after half-naked girl, 2, is found walking alone in Murcia area street during Spain’s heatwave

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after her daughter, 2, was found walking semi-naked around the streets of Molina de Segura, Murcia during a...

Explore: How to spend a weekend in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain’s 2022 capital of gastronomy

The tucked-away seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is fast-becoming everyone’s favourite weekend spot, writes Sorrel Downer.

HEATWAVE: How sea temperatures around Spain are rising and threatening marine life

THE heatwaves of the summer aren’t only taking their toll on land where wildfires have ravaged more than 230,000 hectares already across Spain. Temperatures...

Businessman wins retrial bid after getting 36 years in prison for raping nanny at Costa Blanca villa in Spain

THE Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of a Kuwaiti businessman who was convicted of raping his children's nanny three times at his Calpe...

Ukrainian refugees bound and gagged in Benidorm house robbery on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent Ukrainian robbery gang who targeted fellow compatriots, including refugees from the current war, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. Four people were...

Why Valencia should be on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting Spain

Architectural masterpieces, history aplenty and even the Holy Grail. Shannon Chaffers takes a poke around Valencia

Mystery of how the Cold War spy who met the Kennedys ended up dead in a ravine in Spain’s...

IT started as a Cold War tale of intrigue involving a spy, international headlines and appearances from Robert and Edward Kennedy. It ended when a...

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