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June 25, 2019
LIMITED TIME OFFER: Free book download from Andalucia-based author

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Free book download from Andalucia-based author

EXCLUSIVELY for Olive Press readers, author Sabina Ostrowska is offering a free download of her book The Crinkle Crankle Wall: Our First Year in Andalusia, for a limited time only! Ostrowska moved to Spain seven years ago. Enchanted by the beauty of the Andalusian countryside and excited by the...

Gang of 12 teens filmed violent attack on terrified schoolboy in Spain

Gang of 12 teens filmed violent attack on terrified schoolboy in Spain

A GANG of out-of-control teen thugs videoed themselves as they assaulted a terrified young boy. Police said the young victim was kicked, pushed and attacked with bottles as other bullies used their mobile phones to film the ordeal. The incident happened Amorebieta-Etxano in the north of Spain at...

Increase in COVID-19 cases continues to slow down in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

Increase in COVID-19 cases continues to slow down in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE rate of new COVID-19 infections is continuing to show signs of falling in the Valencian Community. 2,685 new infections were announced today(July 28) compared to 3,015 a week ago. It continues the recent underlying trend of week-to-week falls in coronavirus cases. Nevertheless, today’s total is...

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TWO underage boys have been arrested after accusations they tied up and threatened to kill their own father. The National Police confirmed that they had detained the teens after a man was found chained to the wall of a bedroom in Torrejón de Ardoz. The victim’s partner was also arrested. Police...

Covid-denier doctor suspended and fined in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Covid-denier doctor suspended and fined in Spain’s Balearic Islands

A Covid-denier doctor has been suspended for six years and fined €16,660 for staging protests insisting that the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t real. Angel Ruiz-Valdepeñas, 55, who practices as a medic on the island of Formentera, was sanctioned by the Official Medical Association of the Balearic...

Many sunscreens contain lower SPF than labels claim, Spanish study finds

Many sunscreens contain lower SPF than labels claim, Spanish study finds

IF you’re packing your bags for Spain, or just getting the barbeque out this weekend – the advice is to wear sunscreen. But did you know that the factor on the bottle is not always accurate? The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), says there is confusion over labelling and it...

Lottery store manager stole a customer’s winning ticket worth over €55,000 in Murcia area of Spain

Lottery store manager stole a customer’s winning ticket worth over €55,000 in Murcia area of Spain

A Cartagena lottery shop manager has been convicted of defrauding a lucky ticket holder of a €55,733 prize over two years ago. Murcia’s Provincial Court this month sentenced the unnamed man to 18 months in prison and fined him €2,100. Since it is his first offence, he will not have to serve any any...

Double-jabbed in Spain? Yes, you CAN travel to England without quarantine from August 2

Double-jabbed in Spain? Yes, you CAN travel to England without quarantine from August 2

FULLY-VACCINATED travellers from the EU will be able to avoid quarantining when they arrive in England, the government announced on Wednesday, July 28. EU citizens will need to show the Covid-19 Digital certificate proving their vaccination status, to be exempt from isolation upon their arrival....

Shantytown takes over unused Formula 1 racetrack in Spain’s Valencia

Shantytown takes over unused Formula 1 racetrack in Spain’s Valencia

The total cost of hosting the European Grand Prix in Valencia was said to be in the region of €308 million.

Nervous truck driver exposes his hidden 103 kilo marijuana stash to police in Murcia area of Spain

Nervous truck driver exposes his hidden 103 kilo marijuana stash to police in Murcia area of Spain

POLICE in Murcia have intercepted a truck with over 103 kilos of marijuana concealed in a hidden compartment. Drugs were also found in a car that the truck was transporting Policia Nacional saw the vehicle moving erratically after the driver spotted their patrol vehicle in an unspecified area of...

Storms damage grape harvest

Storms damage grape harvest

A BIG storm has once again damaged the grape harvest for the Valencia region. The heavy rainfall, coupled with hail, has affected the Medio Vinalopo region and its grapes. The hail, which mainly affected the areas of Aspe and La Romana, harmed the livelihoods of eating grape farmers. This is the...

MR KLIIN: New laundry concept on Spain’s Costa del Sol

MR KLIIN: New laundry concept on Spain’s Costa del Sol

EVERYDAY laundry and dry cleaning just got easier with Mr Kliin’s online service between Fuengirola and Estepona. With Mr Kliin you can register online, create your own profile, order a collection of your laundry or dry cleaning, and then we’ll pick it up right at your door. You can also place...

EXCLUSIVE: Police in Spain arrest well known businessman for the murder of expat prostitute

EXCLUSIVE: Police in Spain arrest well known businessman for the murder of expat prostitute

POLICE have ruled out that a serial killer is behind a spate of four recent murders of women in the Valencia region. It comes after the Guardia Civil arrested a well known wealthy businessman on suspicion of murdering a 19-year-old prostitute Florina Gogos. Her body was found strangled and dumped...

Game Of Thrones Spin-off Series Returns To The King’s Landing Filming Location In Spain

Game Of Thrones Spin-off Series Returns To The King’s Landing Filming Location In Spain

It’s official – House of the Dragon is the first of potentially several, Game of Thrones spin-off series. Cast and crew members are filming the first season as we speak. Aside from House of the Dragon, Game of Thrones’ popularity is evident in its other spin-offs. There have been several games...

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about new post-Brexit rules on UK passport validity

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about new post-Brexit rules on UK passport validity

AMID all the other travel confusion and chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, UK authorities have just published a new notice of changes to passport validity requirements. The new notices were published online by the FCDO at 5:47pm on Tuesday, July 27 and apply to all countries in the...

Curfew reduces COVID infections in 70% of areas in Spain’s Valencia region

Curfew reduces COVID infections in 70% of areas in Spain’s Valencia region

AS the enforcement of restrictions to combat the fifth wave of COVID in the Valencia region continues to spark argument and heated debate, the figures are clear – they work. Statistics published today (Wednesday July 28) by the regional Health department confirm that the spread of the virus was...

Staff shortages mean just 13% of COVID-19 rule breakers have been fined in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

Staff shortages mean just 13% of COVID-19 rule breakers have been fined in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

LEGAL staff have only been able to process 13% of fines imposed by police for breaking COVID-19 rules in the Valencian Community. 208,000 infractions have been reported so far since varying restrictions began over 16 months ago. Staffing numbers to deal with complaints and sanctions in the...

Dumb attacker slashes man’s neck and gets arrested after reporting a finger injury to the police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Dumb attacker slashes man’s neck and gets arrested after reporting a finger injury to the police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja man has been jailed for attempted murder after popping into a police station to report a cut finger caused by an assault. The 36-year-old detainee slashed a friend’s neck with a retractable blade in an outdoor argument over money on July 16. The attacker fled the scene but fortunately...

Barcelona football star buys old Andalucia cinema site in Malaga

Barcelona football star buys old Andalucia cinema site in Malaga

BARÇA star player Gerard Pique’s family investment company has secured a deal worth around €50 million to build a five-star hotel in a prime Malaga location. The luxury hotel will occupy the site of the Old Andalucia cinema, which according to reports in Spanish media was sold to the family company...

Ten reasons to visit Spain’s green and glorious Galicia this summer

Ten reasons to visit Spain’s green and glorious Galicia this summer

Galicia is an autonomous community in the northwestern corner of Spain with its own culture, language and tradition. It has so much to offer: unforgettable sites, relaxing beaches and mouthwatering cuisine, and for those sweltering in the heat elsewhere in central and southern Spain, cooler climes!...

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