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June 25, 2019
PARTY LIKE IT’S COVID-19: Illegal house parties and raves filled with Brits shut down across Spain’s Mallorca

PARTY LIKE IT’S COVID-19: Illegal house parties and raves filled with Brits shut down across Spain’s Mallorca

Large gatherings at private residences are strictly prohibited under Spain's 'new normality'

Off-duty policeman stops kidnapping of prostitute in broad daylight in Spain’s Mallorca

Off-duty policeman stops kidnapping of prostitute in broad daylight in Spain’s Mallorca

The detective witnessed the shocking events unfold while he was sitting at a terrace drinking coffee

Guardia Civil officer busted smuggling migrants into Spain’s Andalucia inside his car

Guardia Civil officer busted smuggling migrants into Spain’s Andalucia inside his car

The man has been arrested, together with his 23-year-old Moroccan wife and two other collaborators,

Expats destroyed vital DNA clues as Maddie suspect linked to more sex crimes and potentially a child rape in Spain

Expats destroyed vital DNA clues as Maddie suspect linked to more sex crimes and potentially a child rape in Spain

One expat questioned whether he could have been involved in a child rape during the Dragon Festival in Granada in 2007

Fuel card: advantages, function and services

Fuel card: advantages, function and services

It is becoming increasingly popular to fill up without cash. People with company vehicles are increasingly using fuel cards because they offer many advantages. The cards can be activated for Germany or all of Europe and are worthwhile for frequent drivers or a fleet of vehicles. What services does...

Spain’s Guardia Civil releases video warning about dangers of taking selfies

Spain’s Guardia Civil releases video warning about dangers of taking selfies

THE Guardia Civil has released a video warning about the dangers of taking a selfie and how to make sure you don’t die in the process.

Beach surveillance officers register over 26,000 incidents during first weekend of July in Spain’s Andalucia

Beach surveillance officers register over 26,000 incidents during first weekend of July in Spain’s Andalucia

55 beaches in Andalucia—29 in the province of Malaga—were forced to close over the first weekend after reaching maximum capacity.

Row over validity of lynx video in Spain’s Andalucia

Row over validity of lynx video in Spain’s Andalucia

A ROW has broken out between the Junta de Andalucia and a local businessman over the validity of a lynx video.

Cellular network tower under construction in Moraira just ’10m’ from expat’s house – gathering organised 7pm tonight

Cellular network tower under construction in Moraira just ’10m’ from expat’s house – gathering organised 7pm tonight

A CELLULAR network tower is under construction just 10-metre’s distance from at least one expat’s house in Moraira on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Photographs passed to the Olive Press show workers at the site today (Monday, July 6) while British resident Alex saying the works began ‘last week’. Alex said...

COVID-19 positive Algerian migrant escapes hospital from 4th floor using knotted bedsheets in Spain’s Murcia

COVID-19 positive Algerian migrant escapes hospital from 4th floor using knotted bedsheets in Spain’s Murcia

A COVID-19 positive Algerian migrant has been caught by police after escaping from a hospital in Murcia using knotted bedsheets. The 25-year-old, who had made the dangerous crossing from north Africa to the Costa Calida last month, had spent 17 hours on the run before being spotted by Guardia...

2.6% of Costa Blanca residents exposed to coronavirus, nationwide immunity test says

2.6% of Costa Blanca residents exposed to coronavirus, nationwide immunity test says

JUST 2.6% of Costa Blanca residents have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to a major new study. Researchers tested a total of 68,296 participants across all of Spain for antibodies to coronavirus to determine immunity levels of each province. Participants in the province of Alicante –...

WARNING: Lockdown sees mosquito numbers soar on Spain’s Costa del Sol following ‘perfect storm’ of ideal breeding conditions

WARNING: Lockdown sees mosquito numbers soar on Spain’s Costa del Sol following ‘perfect storm’ of ideal breeding conditions

Their numbers have been aided by the wetter than usual spring which created many more areas of accumulated water

Man arrested after hit-and-run kills Marbella cyclist on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Man arrested after hit-and-run kills Marbella cyclist on Spain’s Costa del Sol

New evidence made available suggests that Zumaquero's bike was discovered several metres from where his body was found

Hilton opening its first EVER luxury hotel in Spain on the Costa del Sol

Hilton opening its first EVER luxury hotel in Spain on the Costa del Sol

The 194-room hotel will boast a large spa and indoor pool, several outdoor pools, two bars and a high-end restaurant and is set to open its doors in early 2022

Outrage over plans for 110km of power lines ‘threatening countryside and wildlife’ in Spain’s Andalucia

Outrage over plans for 110km of power lines ‘threatening countryside and wildlife’ in Spain’s Andalucia

Currently the area, which includes the towns of Guadix, Baza and Huescar is home to lagoons, archaeological sites, monolithic cave houses and is home to many species of protected wildlife

Paedo flasher arrested in Spain’s Mallorca after chasing young girls down street to masturbate in front of them

Paedo flasher arrested in Spain’s Mallorca after chasing young girls down street to masturbate in front of them

The detainee, 35, had allegedly chased several girls down the street, including young children

Beach club in Spain’s Mallorca faces fine up to €300,000 after breaching COVID-19 capacity limit

Beach club in Spain’s Mallorca faces fine up to €300,000 after breaching COVID-19 capacity limit

The popular Playa de Portals beach club was swiftly shut down by police after having approximately 80 clients on its terrace

Torrevieja Hospital’s private owners warn ‘longer waiting times’ will be consequence of  making service public again

Torrevieja Hospital’s private owners warn ‘longer waiting times’ will be consequence of making service public again

HOSPITAL waiting lists in Torrevieja will lengthen if local management returns to public ownership in October 2021, according to a claim from a local politician. Carlos Mazon, president of the Alicante Provincial Council, has called for an urgent meeting with Valencia’s president Ximo Puig to...

Vistabella Golf in Orihuela  operating for 11 years without compulsory environmental impact report, council reveals

Vistabella Golf in Orihuela operating for 11 years without compulsory environmental impact report, council reveals

A GOLF course at the Entre Naranjos urbanisation in Orihuela has been operating for 11 years without a compulsory environmental impact report. Vistabella Golf attracts many British expat members and holidaymakers, and occupies over 500,000sq m of land that straddles the Orihuela and Jacarilla...

Orihuela Costa has ‘one ambulance’ servicing 60,000 people as councillor demands better response times

Orihuela Costa has ‘one ambulance’ servicing 60,000 people as councillor demands better response times

LIVES have been lost on the Orihuela Costa because of an inadequate ambulance service, according to its local town hall. Health councillor, Jose Galiano, has also claimed that his suggestions for a dedicated 24-hour service have been greeted with silence. Galiano met with Valencia’s Public Health...

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