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Spanish judge shuts down Uber taxi service across country

The Uber 'taxi' app has faced stern opposition from taxi drivers in Spain

A judge in Spain has ruled that online car sharing app Uber is to immediately cease its operations across the country following a string of protests from taxi associations…

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Expats to keep their tax breaks

British expats with UK-based assets or income can still enjoy a sizeable tax break

Last week’s Autumn Statement from UK Chancellor George Osborne brought good news for British expats fearful that they may lose their personal tax allowance.

Amid earlier reports that Osborne would scrap the allowance – a tax break for the five million or so Brits who live and work overseas but still have assets or income in the UK – the Statement confirmed that the allowance would remain in place, for the time being at least…

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The world’s getting younger… but Spain bucks the trend

Despite being a great place in which to raise a family, Spain has the lowest percentage of youngsters in the world

There is now a higher proportion of young people aged between 10 and 24 on the planet than ever before, but the population of Spain is one of the oldest in the world.

A recent State of the World Population 2014 study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that there are 1.8 billion ‘young people’ – which is one quarter of the entire global population

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So what's it to be: Spain or Uganda?

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Spain is the world's most popular tourist destination for many, many good reasons

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni last week made the astonishing claim that Uganda should be sold as a “better tourist destination than Spain” during a rather odd attack on his country’s tourism board…

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Six out of ten young Spaniards would consider overseas job

Many younger Spaniards are favourable to the idea of working abroad, study finds

The majority of Spaniards aged 18 to 30 have revealed that they would seriously consider moving overseas for work, according to a new study by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications…

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Lady Gaga on hunt for beachside Marbella mansion

Lady Gaga was captivated by Marbella's Golden Mile during a recent visit

She came, she saw, she cycled… and fell in love. International megastar Lady Gaga was so enraptured by Marbella’s charms during a recent visit as part of her European tour that she has reportedly instructed her people to hunt down a luxury Marbella mansion with sea views…

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Andalucia attracts record tourists in October

The variety of attractions in Andalucia make it a perennial favourite for holidaymakers all year-round

This year continues its onward march to become the best year yet for Spanish tourism as recent figures released by the country’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism reveal that more tourists visited Andalucia last month than ever before… Continue Reading

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Spanish healthcare best for chronic health problems

Sufferers of long-term ailments are well taken care of in Spain, the study found

A recent medical conference that gathered doctors, nurses and health professionals from across Europe concluded that Spain’s healthcare system ranks as one of the best on the continent when it comes to treating chronic illnesses…

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International pop star goes Gaga for Marbella

P-p-p-poker face: Lady Gaga, left, enjoying a low-key cycle ride in Marbella

One of the world’s biggest, brashest and most recognisable pop stars enjoyed a cycle ride along the Marbella paseo last week – and turned barely a single head.

Lady Gaga, renowned for her outlandish dress sense and fierce onstage persona, was a demure sight as she donned an all-black outfit to pedal along Marbella’s famously sedate beachside promenade…

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Spaniards speaking better English than ever

Spaniards' grasp of good English is improving, study finds

A new study by Education First has revealed that more and more Spaniards are speaking English to a higher proficiency level than ever before.

The latest English Language Proficiency Index has ranked Spain 20th among 60 countries featured in the study – its highest position yet and a reflection of the growing importance for Spaniards to grasp at least a conversational level of English…

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