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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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Author:Ian Clover 11/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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So what's it to be: Spain or Uganda?

Granada, Spain

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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Black Friday makes its Spanish bow

Shoppers in Spain have been treated to the spectacle of Black Friday this year

Spain’s admirable ability to hold on to its own traditions and customs in the face of growing internationalisation and commercialisation took a sharp-elbowed battering this week as Spanish stores embraced the shopping phenomenon of Black Friday

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Author:Ian Clover 01/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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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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Author:Ian Clover 26/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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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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Sun-seeking Brits lured by Spain’s affordable properties

Spanish property sales have risen by more than 50% in the past three years

Bereft of sunshine but rich in sterling, British homebuyers have this year returned in their droves to their spiritual second-home-home of Spain, according to a recent report by foreign exchange company Currencies Direct.

Sales of Spanish property have climbed 56 per cent this year compared to 2011, and have increased by 25 per cent since last year. Much of this growth has been fuelled by British buyers boosted by the strong pound, lower Spanish prices and a more stable, transparent market… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 24/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Marbella’s new golf craze proves a hit

Marbella is fast becoming the spiritual home of footgolf

Minority sports are usually the domain of the picked-last-in-gym-class types who take an interest safe in the knowledge that their prowess is rarely, if ever, likely to be called into question.

But a new sporting craze that combines two of the world’s most popular pursuits – golf and football – is decidedly minority, but boasts plentiful mainstream potential…

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Author:Ian Clover 21/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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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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Author:Ian Clover 20/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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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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Puerto Banús start for next year’s Tour of Spain

Puerto Banús start for next year's Tour of Spain

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz with Elias Bendodo, Javier Guillén & Luis Ángel Maté at the 'Vuelta Ciclista a España' presentation

It’s usually muscle cars, superyachts, A-Listers and soap stars that get all the attention in Southern Spain’s glitziest and most glamorous of hot spots. But on 22 August 2015, the Lamborghinis and Sunseekers will be taking a back seat as the 80th edition of the 3-week Vuelta Ciclista a España grand tour clicks into gear in Puerto Banús…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 14/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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