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Talking a Spanish Christmas

CHRISTMAS in Spain consists mostly of killing time until the kids go back to school. You may have misses it, but El Gordo (Yes,...

Long Read: Tributes roll in as last surviving Spanish Nazi concentration camp prisoner dies aged 101

THE last Spaniard to have survived the Nazi concentration camps in World War II has passed away. Juan Romero died peacefully surrounded by family in...

MASK ROW: Gig on Spain’s Costa del Sol axed as Spanish reggaeton singer ‘refuses’ to cover face while donating...

A SPANISH reggaeton star has seen his gig cancelled because he failed to wear a face mask at a food bank. Omar Montes, 32, had...

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...

100 SPANISH ICONS: Who is Spain’s top shoe designer Manolo Blahnik?

FANS of TV show Sex and the City will remember the scene when Carrie Bradshaw got mugged in New York. The mugger wanted her shoes....

‘TYPICAL SPANISH’: Why British expats in Spain need to stop using this derogatory phrase

By Mijas Councillor Bill Anderson I HAVE supported the British community in Spain in a number of articles over the years. During the COVID-19 crisis,...

RECIPE: Two rustic Spanish tapas you can easily make at home

FOR the last few months they have been holed up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340, pg 4)....

Multi-millionaire rocks art world with removal of Mata Mua painting from Madrid gallery as talks with Spanish Government crumble

KNOWN as ‘La Misteriosa’, she has shadily presided over an art collection worth €390 million that counts Matisse, Picasso and Rodin among its 429...

If you’re chomping at the bit to get out, check out these horse riding holidays in Andalucia, home of...

IMAGINE getting up a family posse for a trek into the mountains this summer, or cantering along the sands at sunset with a stirrup...

TRAVEL: Online searches for Spanish domestic flights to Malaga Airport surge by 523% in a week as Costa del...

Ryanair, EasyJet and Vueling are the main airline companies to offer flights to Malaga

LGBTQ: Spanish Government to create law protecting transgender people in Spain

THE Spanish Government has pledged to create a law protecting transgender people. "This Government supports the people of the LGTBI collective with all its letters,"...

Spanish experts warn 20 children in a classroom may lead to closure of schools again in autumn

According to the study, a group of twenty children in a classroom would have contact with over 800 people in two days

Two railway staff struck off for hurling passenger down stairs at Spanish train station after he refused to wear...

 A PAIR of station guards have been struck off for throwing a commuter down some stairs after he wouldn’t put a mask on. The unidentified...

WATCH: Rail passenger thrown down stairs at Spanish train station after refusing to wear mask

A COMMUTER has been thrown down a set of stairs at a Spanish train station for not wearing a mask. Brutal footage shows rail staff...

RECIPE: Burger guru Yianni Papoutsis reveals how to cook the perfect patty Spanish-style

HOLED up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340, pg 4), Yianni Papoutsis, 44, founder of MEATliquor in the...

Why expats SHOULD be learning Spanish as Spain opens up post-lockdown

YOU may have been too scared to venture outside over the past few months, even for life’s basic necessities. If you’re an expat, you’ve probably...

Using hand sanitiser gel on the beach can cause burns, Spanish experts warn

Dermatologists also warn of the risk of sunburn after a period of low or no outdoor exposure due to lockdown

Fisherman discovers 14th century sculpture on Spanish riverbed

AN angler in the Galician region of Santiago de Compostela has unwittingly uncovered a 700-year-old granite sculpture while out on a fishing trip. Fernando Brey...

Spanish judge turns to UK to investigate destruction of card stolen from Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias’ former adviser

The investigation is key in determining if Iglesias deliberately manipulated and disabled the card

COVID-19: Spanish Government to extend Spain’s ERTE schemes until September 30

THE Spanish Government has said it will extend its ERTE schemes until September 30. The financial programmes, which allow employers to lay off or temporarily...

Spanish Government and bullfighters SLAM British F1 star Lewis Hamilton over his ‘offensive’ criticism of bloodsport

BRITISH F1 star Lewis Hamilton has been slammed by Spain over his incendiary bullfighting remarks. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver, 35, posted a picture of a...

RIVER TERROR: Police hunt for monster crocodile after multiple sightings in Spanish river

POLICE have launched a 'croc hunt' for a 1.5 metre-long crocodile spotted in a Spanish river. It comes after terrified locals in the city of...

OPINION: COVID-19 has placed an easy target on the Spanish Government’s back, and opposition is in full attack mode...

Article by Lenox Napier. Photos by Allan Binderup IT’S all getting a little bit tense in Spain.  Large numbers of cars, driven (presumably) by right wing...

Learn these Spanish phrases for ordering in restaurants as Spain eases coronavirus lockdown

GAMBAS pil pil, crusty bread, beer, ensalada de pulpo, real cafe con leche, chips, alioli, tomato salad, jamon, olives – the list of local...

White House threatens Spanish oil giant Repsol with ‘devastating sanctions’ if it doesn’t stop drilling in Venezuela

THE White House has threatened Repsol with ‘devastating sanctions’ unless it withdraws from Venezuela. Along with Italy's ENI and India's Reliance, the Spanish oil giant...

Spanish motorsport legend Fernando Alonso primed for F1 return, says long-term boss Briatore

FERNANDO Alonso's long-term manager Flavio Briatore has tipped the Spanish motorsport stalwart for a return to F1 in 2021 after a year out. In an...

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