Basic information for British nationals considering moving to Spain in 2021
There is help available from official sources to help you make your move The UK Government basic information webpage will answer the majority of questions and direct you to the correct information..

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How to make a Will in Spain
If you have assets in Spain it is essential to make a Will In our own household the impending departure of the UK from the EU has prompted a full revision of all documentation relating to our own residence..

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Get your dog vaccinated against Leishmaniasis if you live in Spain
No fully effective vaccine has been developed but jabs are a sound investment in your dog’s health The hazards to the health of pet dogs are rather different in Mediterranean coastal areas of..

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Ratoncito Peréz, the Spanish tooth fairy
The rodent happily removes teeth from under pillows all over Spain for a small fee One of the landmark moments in the development of a young child is the day they lose the first of their baby..

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Why some Spanish bank accounts are being blocked
Accounts are not being blocked because of anything to do with Brexit; account holders must re-affirm their identity every 2 years regardless of nationality Recently some readers have been expressing..

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Changing UK driving licences to Spanish as Brexit looms
Those who are resident in Spain MUST change their licences "You will have until 31 December (2020) to exchange your UK licence for a Spanish one under the current rules. But don't leave it..

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DGT road closures information page
Up to date information about major road incidents and closures across Spain Click for link A very useful information point for road users during major weather incidents is the Spanish Government..

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Ripped off?????How to complain about car hire companies via Spanish consumer complaints offices
The advice applies to all Spanish airports and any car hire company although the specific complaints we received related to Corvera airport in Murcia This summer has seen a large number of dissatisfied..

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Check you are on the Padrón and that you have renewed within the last 5 years as no-deal Brexit looks increasingly likely
Padrón and voting rights for UK nationals will change significantly with Brexit This week developments in the UK could indicate that the country is heading for a no-deal Brexit, in which case..

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Intensive and long-term Spanish language courses at the Funcarele school in Cartagena
Learning Spanish is fun and effective at the only Instituto Cervantes school in Cartagena Funcarele caters for students of all ages and abilities  As well as being an unfulfilled aim of many..

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Alcohol and driving in Spain – legal limits and recommendations
There seems to have been some confusion lately over the legal limit in Spain for the alcohol level of drivers, but the laws have not changed for some time and the figures above which fines can be..

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How to make an appointment with your Murcia health service doctor online
Online consultations can also be booked via the SMS website Last year the SMS public health service of the Region of Murcia reports that over 3 million appointments were made either via the service..

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Bonfire licences and disposing of garden rubbish in the Region of Murcia
Regional laws prohibit the lighting of bonfires in urban areas For expats moving to Spain one of the aspects of rules and regulations which it is very difficult to learn about is the issue of bonfires..

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The pine processionary caterpillar, a serious threat to dogs and cats in Spain
The hairs of the caterpillar can kill inquisitive pets when the insects drop to the ground from their nests in pine trees The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is so called because members..

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Reminder: depositing rubbish in the bin before 9pm is illegal in many areas
Bin abuse can lead to nasty fines It’s hot, it’s August and the higher temperatures inevitably lead to fresh fruit and veg going off quickly if damaged and the rubbish bins emitting an unpleasant..

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Dog owners beware: stephanotis pods can kill dogs
Urgent warning for dog owners Be aware that the seed pods of the Stephanotis plant, also known as Madagascar Jasmine, are lethal for dogs. This is a stunning plant with waxy green leaves and a..

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Basic laws for dogs in public places in Spain
Is my dog allowed on the beach is a common question Several emails have been received over the last couple of years asking if dogs are allowed on the beach, but no, they’re not, is the short..

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