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Spain sees summer road deaths fall 12%

31 fewer people died on Spain's roads over the summer compared to last year - an encouraging statistic.

31 fewer people died on Spain’s roads over the summer compared to last year – an encouraging statistic.

Thanks to the country’s stunning scenery, pleasant climate, and propensity for laying winding roads across even the most undulating and cliff-hugging terrain imaginable, driving in Spain is often a spectacular experience

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Author: 21/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain rises to third in expat quality of life survey

The stunning Basque region in northern Spain is set to welcome back a growing number of natives from the UK.

Spain has risen from fourth to third place in the latest expat quality of life survey, and it is easy to see why.

Spain has been ranked the third best place in the world to be an expat in the latest InterNations survey.

The poll, conducted every year, asked 12,500 expats to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven…

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Author: 18/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Brit expats in EU to continue receiving annual pension increase

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

Expat British pensioners who live in the European Union (EU) are to be reassured that their pensions will continue to rise each year after Brexit, reports the Daily Telegraph.

According to official documents released by the British government, British state pensions will not be ‘frozen’ in March 2019 – the month in which the UK is expected to leave the EU…

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Author: 15/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Sky launches low-cost streaming service in Spain

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good - but will the content be able to match Netflix?

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good – but will the content be able to match Netflix?

The increasingly crowded pay TV space in Spain has welcomed a new player following the launch of a new streaming service by Sky.

The broadcasting giant – owned by Rupert Murdoch – this month launched its new service for €10 per month, with programming taken from 12 local pay-TV channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TNT, Fox and National Geographic…

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Author: 14/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol home to Spain’s priciest property neighbourhood

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La Zagaleta is home to Spain’s most expensive properties, and some of its most beautiful.

The key attraction of the Costa del Sol is its sheer variety. While Ibiza may have the clubs, Majorca the cycling, the Canaries the year-round-weather and the Costa Blanca the beaches, the Costa del Sol borrows a little from all and excels on many fronts

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Author: 11/09/2017 [0] Comments 

48% of Brits who moved to Spain last year retired, data shows

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

New data analysis by Spain’s Office for National Statistics (INE) has revealed that of the nearly 300,000 British citizens who took up residence in Spain in 2016, 48% were retired…

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Author: 08/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Yes-tember! The ninth, and some say finest, month arrives in Spain

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

#AutumnIsComing – a trending hashtag on Twitter at this time of year, tapped with trepidation on to the screens of social media users right across Europe, aghast that their long, lazy summer of beach cocktails, rooftop parties and summer dresses is to come to an end at the stroke of midnight on August 31…

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Author: 04/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s fruit oversupply to help the country’s poor

Everything is peachy for Spain's agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

Everything is peachy for Spain’s agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

The production of fruit in Spain is legendary. In the southeastern corner of the country, vast amounts of land are given over to farmers producing everything from strawberries to peaches and watermelons…

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Author: 31/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Five reasons why dining in Spain is a fine experience

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Affordable, friendly, always delicious and usually beautiful, dining out in Spain is a classic pastime.

Spain has for years now led the world in haute cuisine. From the famous El Bulli restaurant to Basque inventiveness, if it’s a freshly minted Michelin star you’re after, Spain is the place to be.

This is all well and good, but for many, mealtimes are a source of more simple pleasures. Luckily, Spain also comes up trumps here, offering a smattering of some of the finest, simplest dining experiences you can imagine, with something for every taste and every budget.

Here are five reasons why eating out in Spain is such a memorable experience…

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Author: 30/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Run for the sun: 85% of expats in Spain drawn by the climate, poll finds

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

A new poll of expats by Internations has found that Spain’s abundant sunshine was the main reason why 85% of expats moved there…

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Author: 29/08/2017 [0] Comments 
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