Former Catalan president forced to decide between principles and a 112,000-euro pension
To qualify for the pension Carles Puigdemont must recognize the authority of the Spanish State While Carles Puigdemont..

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Instant Eurozone bank transfers of up to 15,000 euros are now possible
Until now most transfers have been “in limbo” for around 24 hours For many people the process of making bank transfers..

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Spanish taxi drivers on strike on 29th November
The cabbies are unhappy at more competition from other vehicle hire concerns The taxi drivers of Spain are unhappy at..

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Spanish police still barred from using Taser electroshock weapons
But the regional police of Catalunya intends to begin using 134 Tasers next year Spain’s Ministry of the Interior..

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Catalan crisis news manipulation: no cyber-attacks detected from the Kremlin
No links found between the Russian government and social network campaigns against the Spanish government There has been..

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Residential construction activity in Spain set to rise by 15 per cent this year
The resurgence of the Spanish property markets boosts the construction sector As the Spanish real estate market continues..

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Spanish bank loan contract clauses ruled invalid due to small print being too small!
The courts of Castellón find that a magnifying glass was needed to read interest clauses The provincial courts of..

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Driving with a revoked Spanish licence is a crime, not an offence
Neither is it permitted to use a foreign licence while the Spanish one is invalidated! Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled..

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Catalunya crisis blamed for Barcelona losing out on European Medicines Agency
Political instability undermines the credibility of Barcelona as an EU hub It was announced on Monday that the European..

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Notaries report increases in Spanish property sales and prices in September
New-build prices were 11 per cent higher than last year across Spain The latest statistical report produced by Spain’..

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Butane gas canister price up by 2.1 per cent on Tuesday
Canisters of butane now cost a maximum of 14.45 euros across Spain In September it appeared that there was good news..

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Road accident injury rate in Spain up by 20 per cent in 5 years
Figures return to levels last seen before the Spanish licence points system was introduced One of the major factors contributing..

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5,500-euro subsidy scheme to kick-start electric car sales in Spain
Could solar-powered recharging roads be the key to encouraging pollution-free driving? The concept of electric cars has..

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Russian Foreign Affairs minister warns of possible worsening of relations with Spain
Maria Zakharova laments accusations of news manipulation concerning Catalunya Maria Zakharova, the Minister for Foreign..

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60 new lightweight portable speed guns for motorbike traffic police
860,000 euros invested in making speed traps harder for drivers to spot The DGT traffic authorities are to invest approximately..

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US warns of rising Christmas terror attack threat in Europe
Risk of repeats after Christmas 2016 attacks in Germany and Turkey The government of the United States has issued a warning..

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Galicia man accidentally kills wife with chainsaw
The machine jammed and jerked onto the neck of the victim A tragic incident in A Hermida in the Galicia province of Lugo..

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Re-tweeting pro-terrorist messages is confirmed as an offence by Supreme Court
An appeal against a sentence for re-tweeting ETA propaganda is rejected As the fight against Islamist extremist terrorism..

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Late autumn and Catalunya crisis blamed for drop in textile and clothing sales
35 per cent October drop reported in textile sales in Catalunya It has been reported by Acotex, the association representing..

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Aena announces free high-speed wi-fi at all Spanish airports
Spanish airports keep up with passenger demands and expectations As of this Wednesday Aena is providing free high-speed..

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Galicia man killed by swarm of Asian predator wasps
The invasive hornets had nested behind an apple tree in Pontevedra A 54-year-old man died on Tuesday afternoon after..

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Spanish State TV criticized for associating former Catalan president with The Exorcist
Carles Puigdemont intends to return to Catalunya if re-elected as a regional MP The Spanish State broadcasting company..

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Almost a thousand companies move their tax residence out of Catalunya in 7 weeks
Tax residence modifications tends to indicate a permanent move away from a region It has been widely reported in the..

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Spanish railway authorities to trial gas-powered trains
A four-month pilot scheme will begin in December in Asturias Renfe, the Spanish rail network management company, has..

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UK nationals bought around 2,300 homes in Spain during the third quarter
Registrars report 6.8 per cent year-on-year increase in Spanish property prices The property transactions summary for..

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Woman who set fire to her daughter’s rapist in Alicante given day leave from jail
The incident occurred in Benejúzar in the Vega Baja twelve years ago María del Carmen García, a native of Valencia..

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Spanish airport passenger numbers still rising but Barcelona reports its slowest increase in 2 years
4.17 million passengers at Barcelona-El Prat but under 4 per cent more than in October 2016 The latest airport passenger..

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Spanish authorities criticize Russian “fake news” concerning Catalunya
“Tanks in the streets of Barcelona” are imminent according to some Russian media reports There have been a good many..

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Tweety Pie to leave the port of Barcelona after two months
Another cruise ship will replace the Moby Dada as a temporary barracks for police and Guardia Civil officers The..

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Hackers show pornographic videos on optician shop window screens in Ciudad Real
Passers-by rubbing their eyes as they perform double-takes in the city centre! The owner of one of the best known optician..

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BBVA forecasts increased investment in Spanish residential property
Significant growth likely both this year and next as the property market recovery continues Analysts both in Spain and..

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Calls for religious management of the Valley of the Fallen to be dissolved
Critics claim that the aims of the foundation are no longer relevant It is now 78 years since the end of the Spanish..

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Former Catalan president considers alternatives to independence
Ambivalent messages from Brussels after another mass demonstration in Barcelona Hundreds of thousands of people took..

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Spanish property sales figures up by 11 per cent in September
Stagnation in Catalunya could be related to political uncertainty More positive data were published on Monday morning..

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Brexit in March 2019: deadline set at last
16 months to clarify the implications for UK nationals resident in Spain Almost a year and a half has passed since the..

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Former Speaker in Catalan parliament handed bail after vowing to abide by the Constitution
Carme Forcadell explains that the declaration of Catalan independence was merely “symbolic” Carme Forcadell..

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Spanish government to supervise spending by the Town Hall in Madrid
It is not only in Catalunya that the government is exercising its right to intervene! In recent weeks there has been..

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Cadiz man arrested for horrendous killing of Alsatian puppy
The dog was dragged along the road for kilometres with its legs tied to the back of a car A man has been arrested..

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Separatists performing well in the Catalan Christmas pooper sales race
The nativity Caganers are a 200-year-old tradition which originated in Catalunya It’s a sure sign that Christmas is..

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First Gaudí house opens its doors to the public in Barcelona
The Casa Vicens was designed by the modernist architect in 1883 It makes a pleasant change to be able to report uncontroversial..

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The benefits of studying abroad with Pueblo Español [Diverbo]
If education is meant to broaden the mind, then another language is one the most broadening experiences possible, exposing..

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Catalan independence: basic explanation of the Catalan referendum situation
Why has there been so much trouble in Catalunya and what are the issues? A "Spanish politics for beginners"..

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Language immersion is truly a great way to learn a new language
True benefits of language immersion If you’ve ever learned a language (or even just thought about it) then you’ll..

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Choosing the right company to recover your Off-Plan Property Deposit
When Sheldon Grossmith set up Off-Plan Property Deposit Refunds s.l. (or OPPDR) in 2016, he knew that there are certain..

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Buying and Selling Spanish Property with Social Media Girasol Homes
We have a number of free tickets to give away for A Place In the Sun London’s Olympia!   Here at Girasol Homes, we..

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Who is Off-Plan Property Deposit Refunds S.L?
Off-Plan Property Deposit Refunds S.L (also known as OPPDR) – who we are and what we do Buying a home in the sun should..

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Why agents and developers in Spain need to be European
If theres one conclusion that we can draw from the Spanish property market over the last nine or ten years, its that change..

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It’s never too late to learn … with Pueblo Español
The benefits of learning a language later in life. An article in The Guardian a couple of years ago tackled the question..

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It’s never too late to learn … with Pueblo Español
The benefits of learning a language later in life. An article in The Guardian a couple of years ago tackled the question..

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The processionary caterpillar, a springtime threat to dogs and cats in Spain
Processionary caterpillars are so called because they form processions, nose to tail, as they leave the nest prior..

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Experience a different side of Andalucia by living in a cave!
Where to stay Andalucia Spain In a part of Spain well-known for its cave houses, Cuevas Helena Holidays is unique. The..

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Learn to speak Spanish in 8 Day with Pueblo Español Diverbo
The Pueblo Español programme is especially designed to expose you to as much conversation as possible in just eight days..

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Delivered by post Vetiver Wonder Grass a natural solution to soil erosion and much more,
Vetiver grass can be used for Animal Feed, Cosmetics, Designer Gardens, Hedges and Water Filtration. Anybody who has bought..

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Learn to speak Spanish in 8 days with Pueblo Espanol [Diverbo]
The Pueblo Español programme is especially designed to expose you to as much conversation as possible in just eight days..

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14 red days in Spain during 2017
Red days by autonomous community across Spain for 2017 The 2nd January is the first of 14 days of holiday enjoyed by..

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Could Brexit be Guy Fawkes in disguise?
Brexit article – by Keith Littlewood, Blacktower Regional Manager Costa Calida On 3rd of November The High Court ruled..

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PepsiCo sets targets for sugar reduction
PepsiCo Inc has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of..

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Guardia Civil wades into the great Spanish roundabout driving debate
Spanish drivers continue to choose the wrong lane and eschew indicators at roundabouts Despite numerous attempts to clarify..

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Find peace of mind with a cost-effective and practical Avalon Funeral plans
In Spain, it is the norm to plan ahead for your funeral. It’s all part of making things easier for the family and loved..

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Ipsos MORI poll shows 53 percent of Britons back Brexit
A telephone poll by Ipsos MORI showed 53 percent of Britons would vote to leave the European Union in a referendum due..

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DFS Britain’s leading sofa expert has opened a store on Spanish soil
British furniture retailer DFS comes to Spain Following in the footsteps of many UK ex-pats, the sofa retailer has set..

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EU fails to agree over withdrawal of Roundup weedkillers
EU nations refused to back a limited extension of the pesticide glyphosate's use on Monday, threatening withdrawal of..

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2000 Lawyers from 38 nations descend on La Manga Club for Football World Cup
LA MANGA CLUB hosts the Lawyer Football World Cup. Famous across the sporting world for its excellence, Spain’s La Manga..

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Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll
Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday..

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Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll
Republican Donald Trump pulled even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday..

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Drawing on history, Cameron argues Britain is safer in EU
Britain needs the European Union to help fight Islamic State and rebuff a "newly belligerent" Russia, Prime Minister..

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Stop Trump campaign appears to have lost the battle as Trump wins again
Republican front-runner Donald Trump went from long-shot contender to become the party's presumptive nominee on Tuesday..

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Hiddink condemns Chelsea-Spurs post-match scuffle
Outgoing Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink voiced displeasure over the scuffle that broke out between his players and the Tottenham..

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Spain's King Felipe on Tuesday dissolved parliament and formally called a parliamentary election for June 26. "Let..

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Air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo
Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing more people in a ninth..

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Bulgarian town bans full-face veils worn by some Roma Muslims
The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik banned the wearing of full-face veils in public on Wednesday in a move the local..

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Understanding the Funeral Process in Spain will help to avoid stress at a difficult time
In Spain, it is the norm to plan ahead for your funeral. It’s all part of making things easier for the family and loved..

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 Prehistoric cave paintings at Covalanas in Cantabria
The paintings in Ramales de la Victoria are believed to be 22,000 years old Although the prehistoric cave paintings of..

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Montefrio and Castellfolit de la Roca amongst top ten best views in the world
The National Geographic chooses two small towns in Granada and Girona amongst world top ten Montefrío in the province..

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What is a Gota Fria?
Never underestimate the destructive power of the rain in Spain The Gota Fría is the name given in Spain to a meteorological..

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Recovering stolen jewellery and other items in Spain
The Policía Nacional have a virtual gallery of stolen valuables recovered The victims of burglary and theft in Spain..

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New site layout being loaded on Spanish News Today
Expect disruption on Wednesday and possibly Thursday Apologies for any disruption experienced during Wednesday and Thursday..

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Spanish living: Gas bottle basics
Transporting gas bottles, prices, how many bottles and where should they be stored Most people who live in Spain or visit..

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Staying sane in  Spain requires a sense of humour
Expect to encounter mindnumbing levels of pointless bureaucracy at some point It happens to all of us, even those who..

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Hailstorms in Spain can be somewhat fierce
There’s a good reason why garages fetch a premium price in hilltop towns If ever you see the neighbours going out into..

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Frequent scams used by supermarket handbag thieves
Thieves regularly target shoppers in supermarkets Every summer supermarkets along the coast are packed with summer holiday..

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The Asian Tiger Mosquito in Spain
Tips to help limit the spread of this Asian invader The tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which is a native of India..

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Reminder: don´t pop to the shop in your flipflops
It’s tempting to pop down to the shops in your flip flops, but don´t do it The Guardia Civil have issued a reminder..

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Are dogs allowed on the beach in Spain?
Is my dog allowed on the beach is a common question The question of whether dogs are allowed on Spanish beaches is a common..

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Understanding heatstroke and heat exhaustion
The mortality rate in over 75’s increases by 20,1% for every one degree increase in temperatures over 36,5 degrees...

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How to check flight status of flights to and from Spain
Don´t turn up at the airport if there’s been a delay If you want to check the status of flights through Spanish airports..

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How many cannabis plants can I grow legally in Spain?
Legally none, but discretion is frequently exercised In the light of recent speculation that the Spanish government may..

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Has Spain legalised growing Marijuana for private use?
This weekend social networks have been abuzz with excitement Spanish social network sites have been abuzz lately with..

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Its a steal: Just how easily pickpockets can ruin your holiday
Look after your passport – watch new videos that reveal the scams that thieves and pickpockets use With tens of thousands..

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Hourly electricity rates billing in Spain: what you need to know
How to benefit from hourly variations in the price of Spanish electricity On 1st July 2015 a pioneering system of hourly..

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Location of speed cameras across Spain
The DGT website shows where radars and cameras are located The DGT are keen to ensure motorists stay within the speed..

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The Cochinilla del Carmin devastates prickly pears
This emblematic plant is a quintissential part of the Spanish landscape The Cochinilla del Carmin is a well-established..

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Basic  Spanish pool and summer swimming safety advice
Accidents around the pool cause more deaths than accidents in them Leaping into the cooling waters of a swimming pool..

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Basic procedures if your Spanish property is burgled
Accepting the possibility of theft is the most important part of burglary prevention Many foreign national Spanish property..

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How to register the birth of a baby in Spain
This procedure changes on October 15th 2015 At present the process of registering the birth of a baby in Spain is as follows..

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Watch out for Paypal scammers asking you to gift money
Scammers trawl classifieds and Facebook pages looking for victims Out here in Spain many expats belong to buy/sell Facebook..

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