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Castellon calling! Tourism chiefs want tourists from Sevilla to fly in and save the summer

A DELEGATION for Castellon airport is currently in Sevilla promoting the province as a top tourist destination this August. Air Nostrum is set to launch...

Major hospital used by British expats has lowest waiting lists in Costa Blanca area of Spain

TORREVIEJA Hospital has the lowest average surgery waiting lists in the Valencian Community. The 42 day figure from the regional health ministry contrasts to 106...

BREXIT ANNIVERSARY: Five years on from the vote that determined its future place outside the European Union, how has...

Katherine Brook takes a look at the progress made by Gib as it forges a new future after Brexit.

A third of Benidorm hotels are closed because UK tourists can’t go on holiday to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A third of Benidorm's hotels are still shut because they depend on UK visitors, according to the Hosbec hotel association. 40% of Benidorm's tourists come...

Low-cost bullet train price war breaks out on Madrid-Barcelona commuter corridor in Spain

A PRICE war began on Wednesday between the Spanish train operator AVLO and the French Ouigo rail service for business along one of Europe’s...

Spain’s Malaga set to sizzle as weatherman predicts ‘warmer than average’ summer

SUMMER has officially begun and will bring ‘hotter than average’ temperatures, weather agency AEMET has predicted. Ending on September 22, this year’s sunny season will...

Women march in Spain’s Valencia to condemn gender violence

UP to 300 women marched in Valencia city yesterday evening (Tuesday June 22) against gender violence and to condemn sexist murders. “Machismo kills, destroy patriarchy”...

Brit in Spain’s Marbella arrested after shooting at police in high speed chase

A BRITISH man who led police on a high speed motorbike chase pulled out a revolver and shot at cops.            But after letting one round...

BEACH SHUTDOWN with big police presence to stop San Juan parties on the Costa Blanca in Spain

MOST Costa Blanca beaches will be closed this evening(June 23) to stop any overnight San Juan parties including the celebratory bonfires. It's the second year...

Illegal internet TV network dismantled throughout Spain, six arrested

TELEVISION SERVICES sold illegally online have been taken down and six people arrested in various parts of Spain. The dedicated criminal organisation was dismantled with...

COVID-19 in Spain: Boris Johnson warns that 2021 will be a ‘difficult’ year for travel

THE BRITISH Prime Minister has warned of 'a difficult year for travel' as he played down suggestions that the success of the vaccine roll-out...

COVID-19 outbreak after Valencia students take end-of-year trip to Mallorca

HEALTH authorities in the Valencian Community have launched an investigation after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus among high school students in Elche. Around 32 pupils...

EasyJet to launch five new routes to Malaga this summer

EASYJET has announced plans to extend its connections from Malaga airport to five other European destinations this summer.The flights will link the Costa del...

Gibraltar opens new promenade named in honour of Juan Carlos Perez

THE Government has officially opened the new seafront promenade in Gibraltar, linking Camp Bay with Little Bay, in remembrance of the late GSLP founding...

COVID-19 hospital admissions and intensive care cases are the lowest this year in Costa Blanca area of Spain

HOSPITAL admissions for COVID-19 have equalled their 2021 low along with the smallest intensive care numbers in the Valencian Community. The news was announced...

LONG HOT SUMMER: Weather experts in Spain’s Valencia region predict longer and warmer season this year

THIS summer will be long, hotter than usual and with at least 80 ‘tropical’ nights in the Valencia region. Experts at the Climatology Laboratory of...

Solicitor conned €280,000 out of insurance companies with bogus car accident claims on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A massive scam led by a solicitor to con insurance companies over bogus road accident claims has been broken up by the Policia Nacional...

Benidorm’s record-breaking Intempo skyscraper is almost completed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK on completing the interior of Benidorm's Intempo skyscraper is set to end this July. The Intempo will become the tallest residential building in the...

Spain’s Valencia presents bid to host Gay Games 2026

VALENCIA city this week presented its candidacy to host the Gay Games in 2026. The official announcement was made yesterday (Monday June 21) at the...

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

COVID-19 pandemic does not cause rise in unsold new properties across Spain

SPAIN had 456,918 unsold new homes by the end of 2020, according to government figures. Despite the COVID pandemic, the total was virtually the same...

Police in Malaga arrest man for selling drugs wrapped as sweets to schoolchildren

By Elena Goçmen Rueda A 64-year-old Spanish man has been arrested in Malaga for selling hashish wrapped as sweets to schoolchildren for €1 each. Police say...

Pedro Sanchez hands out pardons to Catalan separatists jailed by Spain over illegal independence referendum

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced the freeing of nine Catalan separatists jailed for sedition over their involvement in an illegal independence referendum...

Almeria politician accused of taking bribes in awarding COVID PPE contract

By Elena Goçmen Rueda A DRUGS gang turned to the corrupt supply of anti-COVID PPE protective equipment as easy pickings. So far 11 arrests have been...

EXPAT duo drown in Almeria

By Elena Goçmen Rueda THE lifeless bodies of two bathers who went missing in Cala Raja (Almeria) have been found. A Lithuanian man and...

Explainer: What are the symptoms of the Delta variant?

THE Delta variant of coronavirus, first identified in India, is now spreading around the world, and is likely to be the dominant strain across...

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