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Holiday property rental scam exposed in Mar Menor area of Spain

THREE scammers defrauded at least 15 people by taking deposits for bogus holiday properties in the Mar Menor area of Murcia. The trio- who pocketed...

Pervert pretends to be Justin Bieber fan to trick girl into sending him nude photos in Spain’s Murcia

A Murcia man, 60, has plead guilty to grooming a girl by pretending to be a fan of pop star Justin Bieber in a...

Back to the future: How the Olive Press is combining old-fashioned news values with modern day social media

THE Olive Press team has decades of news experience under their belts. Some even started in the days of ‘hot metal’, bashing out stories via...

Police officer becomes first person in Spain with criminal conviction for spreading ‘fake news’ on social media

A Guardia Civil officer has become the first person criminally convicted in Spain of spreading 'fake news'. He used a social media account to falsely...

Man in frenzied fatal stabbing of wife and young daughter at Madrid home in Spain

A 38-year-old man is in a Madrid area hospital after stabbing his wife, 29, and daughter, six, to death at their home. He tried unsuccessfully...

Murcia man in Spain emerges from coffin dressed as Darth Vader to ask woman to marry him

IN what has to be one of the most original marriage proposals ever, a man in Murcia was filmed emerging from a coffin, dressed...

Five teenagers arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for sexually blackmailing fellow youngsters

POLICIA NACIONAL officers have arrested five Elche area teenagers aged 16 and 17 for sexual blackmail. They allegedly threatened minors via social media, saying they...

Hate crimes in Spain rise by 27% fuelled by pandemic and ‘radicalised’ political debate

A big rise in 2021 hate crime numbers was down to pandemic restrictions and 'radicalised' political debate according to the office of Spain's Attorney...

Man lies about being professional photographer to obtain child pornography on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche man has been arrested for corrupting children and possessing child pornography. The Policia Nacional said the 25-year-old Spaniard found potential victims by going...

WATCH: Two Spanish police officers in hot water over video showing them enjoying local fiesta a little too much

TWO officers have found themselves under investigation after a video showing them joining in local fiestas in Menorca over the weekend went viral. The pair...

Scammer pretends to be professional footballer to con new girlfriend out of cash in Spain’s Valencia

A man who pretended to be a professional footballer to con his new girlfriend out of money has been given a two-year-jail term by...

Benidorm and Pamplona romance scammers in Spain conned money out of women looking for love

TWO romance scammers have been arrested by the Policia Nacional and charged with defrauding victims across Europe of over €20,000. The men, of Nigerian nationality,...

Teenagers arrested for recording video of couple having sex in toilet cubicle in Valencia area nightclub in Spain

TWO men, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested for recording a video of two people having sex in a toilet cubicle at a...

Chaos in Spanish airports as hundreds of lost suitcases pile up due to flight overloads

SPANISH airports have hundreds of piled-up suitcases stuck in arrivals caused by an overload of operations from several European airports. Many passengers have arrived at...

Woman fakes kidnapping to impress boyfriend with massive police search launched on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested in Alicante for faking her own kidnapping in an attempt to impress her boyfriend. All available police cars were...

Franco supporter from Spain’s Valencia faces prison for making death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

A 51-year-old man from Paterna, Valencia Province, goes on trial on Thursday for posting social media death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Prosecutors have...

Sleazy teenager posts social media video of little girl urinating in public street in Spain’s Valencia

A teenage pervert has been arrested in Valencia Province for recording a video of a four-year-old girl urinating in a public street. The footage was...

Far-right ‘ultras’ charged with hate crimes after tearing down gay ‘rainbow’ flag from public square in Spain’s Mar Menor...

TWO far-right extremists have been charged with hate crimes after tearing down and trampling on a gay 'rainbow' flag hoisted in a Los Alcazares...

Ukraine’s Honorary Consul condemns Russians beating up Ukrainian man in bar on Spain’s Costa Blanca

UKRAINE'S Honorary Consul in the Valencian Community has attacked the beating up of a Ukrainian resident in Torrevieja by allegedly three Russian nationals. Pablo Gil...

Fugitive TikTok healer who ‘cures’ Covid-19 patients is jailed after fleeing long prison term for child sex abuse in...

A self-styled preacher who posted TikTok videos claiming he could cure people of Covid-19 has been arrested in the Basque Country after skipping a...

WATCH: Spanish schoolkids shower Ukrainian classmate with hugs in heartwarming video

A HEARTWARMING video showing Spanish schoolkids showering their new Ukrainian classmate with affection on his first day of class has gone viral.  The adorable footage...

School bullies kick and punch girl, 11, in toilet on Spain’s Costa Blanca and post video on social media

JUVENILE prosecutors are probing an assault on a girl, 11, by seven children from her Costa Blanca school. The attack happened on March 16 in...

Covid pandemic study finds Spain experienced largest drop in happiness in Europe

SPAIN experienced the largest drop in happiness in Europe, a new study has revealed.  Research published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour used ‘sentiment analysis’...

Woman swindled out of €20,000 in online romance scam by bogus doctor in Spain’s Murcia region

A conman swindled €20,000 out of a woman looking for love as he pretended to be a 'prestigious' South American doctor. The 34-year-old Nigerian trickster...

Boys arrested in Spain’s Valencia after forcing girl to drink urine and posting social media video of degrading treatment

TWO boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Valencia over the degrading treatment of a 14-year-old girl. A video...

Drunk man urinates inside taxi on Spain’s Costa Blanca and then posts social media footage of cab driver’s reaction

A drunk man who urinated in an Alicante taxi and posted social media footage of the driver's reaction, may face legal action over his...

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