The Olive Press (58)

Police gunfire halts truck laden with gas canisters speeding into Barcelona

A counter-terrorism investigation has been launched The post Police gunfire halts truck laden with gas canisters speeding into Barcelona appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Rajoy and Hollande pledge to make EU unbreakable force at Malaga political summit

Mariano Rajoy and Francois Hollande outlined their commitment to leading a 'rapid programme of European integration' to pull member states closer together at a press conference in Malaga The post Rajoy and Hollande pledge to make EU unbreakable force at Malaga political summit appeared first on ...

European lawyers demand answers after Spanish family kept behind bars for almost 18 months with no formal charges

There has yet to be any formal charges brought against the Kokorevs The post European lawyers demand answers after Spanish family kept behind bars for almost 18 months with no formal charges appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Olive oil prices in Spain soar to record levels amid fears of global shortage

Bad weather has decimated the crop The post Olive oil prices in Spain soar to record levels amid fears of global shortage appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Iconic American paintings go on display at Bilbao's Guggenheim museum

It is the first time that some of these paintings have ever been shown outside the States The post Iconic American paintings go on display at Bilbao's Guggenheim museum appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Activists demand a ban on animal circuses in Cadiz town

Rights group Toniza has requested a meeting with Chiclana Town Hall The post Activists demand a ban on animal circuses in Cadiz town appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Two dog beaches planned for Marbella this summer

For seven months from March 15, pooches will be allowed to play on two separate stretches totalling 500 metres The post Two dog beaches planned for Marbella this summer appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

More than 160,000 protest in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees

Spain has so far taken in just 1,100 of the 17,300 refugees it promised to accept The post More than 160,000 protest in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Floods, landslides and collapsed roads: Storms wreak havoc on Costa del Sol

Some areas saw 130 litres per square metre of water fall in just three hours The post Floods, landslides and collapsed roads: Storms wreak havoc on Costa del Sol appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Four out of five expats 'very concerned' about losing rights after Brexit

FOUR out of five expats are afraid of losing their right to reside after Brexit. Some 83% of expats living in the The post Four out of five expats 'very concerned' about losing rights after Brexit appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Spain PM Rajoy and French president Hollande in Malaga for political summit

The pair, flanked each by seven ministers, have met to discuss how they can bolster the working relationship of the two countries and better integrate EU countries following Brexit. The post Spain PM Rajoy and French president Hollande in Malaga for political summit appeared first on Olive Press ...

Freud and Bacon to visit Malaga's Picasso Museum

A new exhibition will focus on post-war and late 20th century art The post Freud and Bacon to visit Malaga's Picasso Museum appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

British expat, 86, arrested for stabbing his wife in their Alicante nursing home

The man tried to harm himself after the attack The post British expat, 86, arrested for stabbing his wife in their Alicante nursing home appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Are the boom days of work freebies finally returning?

I used to get showered with all sorts of freebies and goodie bags The post Are the boom days of work freebies finally returning? appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Success for annual Benhavis Art in Action exhibition

Some 500 people attended the Benhavis Decorative Fine Arts Society's event The post Success for annual Benhavis Art in Action exhibition appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

New technique shows Nerja cave paintings could be much younger than thought

A new method of calcium dating has put the caves at 20,000 years old The post New technique shows Nerja cave paintings could be much younger than thought appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Accessing disability benefits for Brits in Spain post-Brexit

There will doubtless be people who are thinking that their entitlement to these benefits may cease The post Accessing disability benefits for Brits in Spain post-Brexit appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

WEATHER WARNING: Costa del Sol put on orange alert following down-pouring and landslides in Malaga

There have been landslides and 'chaos' in Malaga city The post WEATHER WARNING: Costa del Sol put on orange alert following down-pouring and landslides in Malaga appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Tickets for live shows to get cheaper in Spain as government lowers tax

The government has announced plans to reduce VAT from 21% to 10% The post Tickets for live shows to get cheaper in Spain as government lowers tax appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Tickets go on sale for Ferrari Land Barcelona

FERRARI Land has begun selling its first tickets as new details about Spain's first car-themed amusement park have been revealed. The Barcelona The post Tickets go on sale for Ferrari Land Barcelona appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Remembering the thousands killed by Franco forces during Malaga's N340 massacre

The anniversary has been marked by a series of events The post Remembering the thousands killed by Franco forces during Malaga's N340 massacre appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

The Beach Boys will play at the Fuengirola Music Festival

They will join Sting, Jamie Cullen and Michael Nyman at the Sohail Castle The post The Beach Boys will play at the Fuengirola Music Festival appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

British expat had to plan own funeral after killer painkiller prescribed in Malaga hospital destroyed his immune system

Hugh was told by doctors that his condition was 'very serious' The post British expat had to plan own funeral after killer painkiller prescribed in Malaga hospital destroyed his immune system appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Brexit could scupper Spain's recovering car industry

Countries like the UK are showing wariness as the pound dropped in value The post Brexit could scupper Spain's recovering car industry appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Algeciras cabbies 'fed up' with unlicensed taxi pirates taking fares

Radio Taxi Cooperative slams 'organised mafia' of 100 drivers The post Algeciras cabbies 'fed up' with unlicensed taxi pirates taking fares appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

If the Spanish can't get their hands on Gibraltar, is this the next best thing?

I've been trying to get my head around the concept since I first read about it The post If the Spanish can't get their hands on Gibraltar, is this the next best thing? appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Granada to finally get tram network 10 years after beginning construction

The project has cost €558 million The post Granada to finally get tram network 10 years after beginning construction appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Ed Sheeran gets Barcelona's Sagrada Familia tattooed on his stomach

The superstar admitted that he passed out from the pain of the tattoo The post Ed Sheeran gets Barcelona's Sagrada Familia tattooed on his stomach appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Raising centuries-old ships can reveal a treasure trove of information about our buried past

AN operation to raise a 250-year-old British ship from the waters around Uruguay is set to begin on February 10.  The post Raising centuries-old ships can reveal a treasure trove of information about our buried past appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

PSOE bid to have dead dictator Franco's body removed from Madrid's Valley of the Fallen

The main opposition party's motion will be debated in parliament The post PSOE bid to have dead dictator Franco's body removed from Madrid's Valley of the Fallen appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Luxury British apartments being snapped up on Costa del Sol

The last 40 homes have gone on sale in Taylor Wimpey's Acqua development in San Pedro The post Luxury British apartments being snapped up on Costa del Sol appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

British supermarkets to reduce Spanish imports following vegetable crisis

Retailers are set to shift focus to more UK-based suppliers The post British supermarkets to reduce Spanish imports following vegetable crisis appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Princess Cristina fined while husband Inaki Urdangarin sentenced to six years in Noos case

Cristina de Bourbon will pay a €265,088 fine for her role in the Noos scandal The post Princess Cristina fined while husband Inaki Urdangarin sentenced to six years in Noos case appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Air steward arrested in Spain with €40,000 in cash stolen from Ryanair

The man tried to fly from Gran Canaria to Sevilla with money taken from a company safe The post Air steward arrested in Spain with €40,000 in cash stolen from Ryanair appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Specsavers calls for food bank donations on the Costa del Sol

SPECSAVERS is collecting food donations for the Costa del Sol food bank Bancosol. Food can be donated at Specsavers branches in Marbella and Fuengirola. The post Specsavers calls for food bank donations on the Costa del Sol appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Residents of Granada village demand exorcism after 'ghost child' spotted in town hall

A photo appears to show the ghostly figure of a child in Vegas del Genil town hall The post Residents of Granada village demand exorcism after 'ghost child' spotted in town hall appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Average rents are forecast to rise by 10% in Madrid and 5% in Barcelona this year The post Politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Round Town News re-launches as Xpat News after brand name issues

The popular paper has been printing since 1999 The post Round Town News re-launches as Xpat News after brand name issues appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Mariano Rajoy pledges to defend British expats in Brexit negotiations

The prime minister hopes 'nothing is going to change' for British expats in Spain The post Mariano Rajoy pledges to defend British expats in Brexit negotiations appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

WADA slams 'alarming' lack of drug-testing in Spanish football

La Liga has not carried out a single drug test so far this season The post WADA slams 'alarming' lack of drug-testing in Spanish football appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Rare pygmy hippo born at Fuengirola zoo

The unnamed calf is the fifth baby to be born at Bioparc Fuengirola The post Rare pygmy hippo born at Fuengirola zoo appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Spanish tanks pose 'threat to Russia' as part of NATO mission in Latvia

SPAIN will send troops to Latvia as part of a NATO mission which Russian officials have labelled a 'threat'.  The mission to 'strengthen Latvian The post Spanish tanks pose 'threat to Russia' as part of NATO mission in Latvia appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

WATCH: Teacher in Spain becomes internet sensation after furiously smashing laptop in front of students

It is not known if authorities have become involved The post WATCH: Teacher in Spain becomes internet sensation after furiously smashing laptop in front of students appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Spanish badminton star rumoured to be opening academy in India

Carolina Marin from Huelva is rumoured to be in talks with the chief minister of Nagaland The post Spanish badminton star rumoured to be opening academy in India appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

Ashya King 'cancer free and back at school' in Spain after treatment row with the UK's NHS

NHS doctors said the treatment would fail The post Ashya King 'cancer free and back at school' in Spain after treatment row with the UK's NHS appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

WATCH: 64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain

The birth will likely be met by controversy The post WATCH: 64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

'Don't let them win': Security expert urges Brits to holiday in Spain despite 'ISIS threat'

Security expert Will Geddes appeared on ITV's This Morning and TalkRadio to talk about the report The post 'Don't let them win': Security expert urges Brits to holiday in Spain despite 'ISIS threat' appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

WWF denounces 'risky' Salamanca uranium mine to EU

The mine could kill animals and destroy habitats, the WWF has said The post WWF denounces 'risky' Salamanca uranium mine to EU appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

EXCLUSIVE: British expats demand answers after being repeatedly targeted by robbers in Marbella

Thieves have stolen thousands over the past few weeks The post EXCLUSIVE: British expats demand answers after being repeatedly targeted by robbers in Marbella appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

EXCLUSIVE: Police search for rottweiler owner in Malaga after British man is nearly killed from bite to the neck

The dogs were not on leashes The post EXCLUSIVE: Police search for rottweiler owner in Malaga after British man is nearly killed from bite to the neck appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.