Month: December 2021

Spain in review: The biggest and most important stories covered by the Olive Press during 2021

IT has been a year marked yet again by the coronavirus pandemic, with much of our daily coverage focusing on the ever changing rules, updates on infection rates and the progress of Spain’s vaccine drive. We have also reported this year on some extraordinary natural disasters beginning with Storm Filomena in January, which left much …

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Beatles filmmaker Denis O’Dell dies, 98, in Almeria area of Spain

BRITISH film producer and director, Denis O’Dell, who worked with The Beatles on their debut movie ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ has died at his Almeria Province home, aged 98. His son, Arran O’Dell, said his father passed away from natural causes overnight in San Jose, Cabo de Gata. Denis O’ Dell had a long association …

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Violent knife-wielding youths commit 21 robberies in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

TWO youths committed 21 robberies in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas without hesitating to beat up anybody that stood in the way. The violent burglars, one of whom is aged under 18, struck in businesses like restaurants, tobacconists and pharmacies, as well as private homes and parked cars. They have been arrested and remanded …

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Winter warning after mother and two children die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Spain

THREE members of the same family have tragically died from suspected gas poisoning while they were asleep in their home in Castilla y Leon. The family were found dead in their home in Carbajal de la Legua on Thursday evening shortly before midnight.  Emergency services found one woman and two minors who are believed to …

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Group of 19 immigrants rescued off Spain’s coast and taken to Granada

A GROUP of 19 desperate refugees have been rescued off Granada this morning. It comes after a dinghy boat was spotted southeast of Cape Sacratif at around 7am. Salvamento Maritimo rescued the immigrants, a group of 19 men, roughly three miles out from theCape at around 8am. The refugees were brought back to the safety …

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Guy Ritchie film starring Jake Gyllenhaal to shoot in Spain with base in Alicante area football stadium car park

A blockbuster thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its location base at a Petrer sports stadium car park. ‘The Interpreter’ will be directed by Guy Ritchie for STX films. Gyllenhaal will play an American soldier who returns to Afghanistan to rescue an interpreter that he befriended. Guy Ritchie was inspired to make the film …

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Alicante’s Three Kings Parade will go ahead on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE’S Three Kings Parade will go ahead this Wednesday afternoon with extra COVID-19 safety measures. A number of Valencian Community towns and cities including Valencia have opted to cancel the traditional celebration due to health concerns. Alicante’s parade will be altered to follow regional health ministry guidelines. This year’s event was cancelled due to the …

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Grassed up: Huge marijuana plantation busted thanks to neighbours’ vigilance in urbanisation popular with British expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN UNDERBUILD in Orihuela Costa was raided this week as Local Police found a plantation of marijuana. Some 216 plants were discovered growing in the sub-basement of a home on the popular Las Ramblas Golf Course urbanisation. DISCOVERED: 216 marijuana plants in Las Ramblas underbuild The dealers had spread the plantation throughout two rooms, plants …

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5 bedroom Finca/Country House for sale in Fortuna with pool – € 239,000

Finca/Country House Fortuna, Murcia   5 beds   3 baths € 239,000 EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY Big detached villa with 200m2 built, with a pool, over a 1000m2 plot, completely enclosed and landscaped, with big trees where the squirrels run. It has a barbecue, a good emplacement, in a beautiful area between Santomera and Fortuna, in a …

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