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Commons’ Committee launches inquiry into Gibraltar treaty progress amid border check controversy 

THE House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry into the progress of post-Brexit negotiations on the agreement of future trade and...

QUE? 10 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...

Luxury villa gets converted into marijuana farm in Spain’s Valencia with drugs sent to UK

THE Policia Nacional have raided a luxury villa in Chiva, Valencia Province, that housed a marijuana farm. Products from the clandestine nursery were exported to...

LATEST: Spain extends ban on unvaccinated travellers until mid-June

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travellers from a long list of non-EU countries, including Brits...

FRIDAY 13th: Spain’s ten weirdest superstitions revealed

FRIDAY the 13th is a day of misfortune for many a superstitious expat. But you won't find locals drawing their blinds and running from black...

Confusion as Brits fall foul of beefed up Spanish border rules crossing from Gibraltar

MORE testimonials given to the Olive Press suggest border guards in Spain are now imposing increasingly strict rules for entry - without publicly advertising...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

Brits facing visa delays caused by ongoing strike by Spanish embassy staff in UK

ONGOING strike action by Spanish foreign office staff at embassy and consulate offices in the UK could cause delays in issuing visas. The warning comes...

ESSENTIALS: What you need to know about Covid travel rules between Spain and the UK over Easter

EASTER is expected to see a return of the sort of numbers that flocked to Spain before the pandemic but for British holidaymakers there...

Young people should give up Netflix to buy a house, says Kirstie Allsopp

KIRSTIE Allsopp faced a backlash last week after claiming young people should simply give up luxuries like Netflix and Starbucks in order to buy...

British drugs fugitive arrested in Maguluf area of Spain’s Mallorca after UK police tip-off

A British fugitive wanted for drug trafficking offences has been arrested on Mallorca after a UK police tip-off. The man with the initials MHS was...

Hotel bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca continue to improve but still below pre-pandemic levels

HOTEL occupancy figures for the Costa Blanca in January saw an annual rise of 26.6%, with a total of 47.3%. The numbers from the Alicante...

LATEST: Everything you need to know about updated COVID rules for travel between Spain and the UK

IMPORTANT new rules came into force on February 1 that affect travellers between Spain and the UK. For several months now, Spain has only allowed...

British fugitive faces extradition after two arrests within days in Spain’s Malaga area

A British man wanted by UK authorities after skipping jail for weapons offences, has been arrested in Marbella. The 29-year-old fugitive was detained at a...

British man arrested as Costa Blanca marijuana gang shipped drugs from Spain to UK and Dutch customers

EIGHT members of a major Costa Blanca marijuana gang that exported drugs to the UK and the Netherlands have been arrested by the Guardia...

No post-Brexit ‘rush’ for British expats to become Spanish citizens

BREXIT fears and consequences did not prompt a rush of British expats to become Spanish citizens in 2020. The latest figures from the National Statistics...

SPAIN TRAVEL UPDATE: UK scraps need for pre-departure COVID tests for fully vaccinated arrivals

FULLY vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take pre-departure COVID tests before arriving in England in a change in the rules that comes...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gets big tax break from Spain’s Supreme Court

BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has landed a €2.1 million pre-Christmas windfall courtesy of Spain's Supreme Court. Pique, 34, has been given a refund of a...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

WIZZ OFF: low cost airline suspends service between Gibraltar and London-Luton

WIZZ AIR’S service between the Rock and London-Luton has been suspended due to COVID restrictions. “The uncertain outlook for the travel industry has forced us...

A big thanks to all our customers and readers in Spain and around the world!

CAN you believe that we are nearly at the end of 2021?! Whether it’s been a good, or not so good year for you,...

British citizens will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID to enter Spain from December 1

BRITS visiting Spain will have to be fully vaccinated before they are let in from December 1. Spain has changed its entry requirements for UK...

Limits to Brits travelling abroad ‘considered for those who fail to take booster jabs’

LIMITS to Britains travelling abroad that are eligible but do not take a third booster jab are being considered by UK ministers. If the proposal...

EasyJet lobbies for pre-Christmas scrapping of all testing requirements for UK arrivals

BUDGET airline EasyJet is lobbying the British government to scrap all COVID tests required by arrivals into the UK in time for the Christmas...

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