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Lemons, wine and golf: a very Spanish cocktail

Golf, wine and a splash of lemons: Spain has it all to offer this summer.

Spain’s famously sunny climate may draw millions of tourists in their droves each year, but the UV rays that beam down on the country all-year round actually help boost three of the country’s strongest industries: lemons, wine and golf…

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Author:Ian Clover 21/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain recognised as world’s most tourism-friendly country

Spain's brilliance as a place to visit has been recognised by the World Economic Fourm.

The World Economic Forum has ranked Spain as the most tourism-friendly destination in the world in its latest tourism ranking survey.

Held every two years, the ranking assesses which countries are the most welcoming, rewarding, safe and affordable for all types of tourist and traveller…

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Author:Ian Clover 18/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Five reasons to give living abroad a shot

Where in the world? Give it a go... you might surprise yourself.

If you’re the type of person weighed down by the nagging notion that you are enduring a life unlived, then a move overseas could be just the ticket. Only those rare few that are completely content with their lot will have never been tempted, however fleetingly, by life overseas, yet those who actually make the move remain firmly in the minority. The majority dream, sigh, and move on with their current – unfulfilling – life.

However, most people should try living in another country at least once in their life for the following five reasons…

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Author:Ian Clover 13/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain one of world’s best places to be a mother

Keep mum: mothers in Spain live in a safe, supportive and fair society.

It’s not Spain’s proclivity for stretchy trousers that makes the country a great place in which to be a mother (although that curious fashion trend probably helps a little), but rather its excellent maternal healthcare, formal education and equal society that comes up trumps

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Author:Ian Clover 12/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain jobless rate tumbling quicker than ever

Although much of Spain's new jobs are seasonal, the trend is definitely a positive one.

‘Tis the season to be hiring in Spain: in April, the country added 118,923 jobs, eating into that massive unemployment figure with aplomb, and confounding industry analysts by posting the fastest fall in jobless figures since records began…

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Author:Ian Clover 11/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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There's Marbella... and then there's 'Marbs'

Reality television stars like to visit 'Marbs', not Marbella.

With temperatures gradually on the rise and summer now tantalisingly close, the Costa del Sol is gearing up for another enjoyable season of relaxing days at the beach, balmy nights spent on the terraces of bars and restaurants, leisurely strolls along boardwalks and cooling dips in swimming pools or the sea. People’s moods have become generally more upbeat and the feeling is one of relaxed anticipation as another glorious summer awaits, the air heavy with the prospect of fun times ahead…

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Author:Iain Dempsey 08/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Pension pot buy-to-lets in UK losing their appeal

Record house prices in the UK are beginning to deter would-be landlords armed with pension lump sums.

The recent change in the British pension system introduced at the beginning of April enabling over-55s to cash in their pension plans for investment may not trigger a “silver wave” of new buy-to-let landlords, say experts, because the market is losing its appeal in the UK…

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Author:Ian Clover 05/05/2015 [0] Comments 
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Continued slide of euro fuels Brit bonanza on Spain’s beaches

Flush with cash, Brits are ramping up their love affair with Spain's resorts.

As the euro hit a seven-year low against the pound, Brits have stepped up their love affair with Spain, fueling a tourism bonanza so far this year, and on course to break all visitor and spending records…

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Author:Ian Clover 29/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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Five questions to ask yourself if you’re dreaming of moving to Spain

Spain's attractions are obvious, but have you asked yourself whether you're ready to live there?

Upping sticks and jetting off to start a new life in Spain is no longer as easy as it once was. The recent economic crash has put paid – possibly for good – to the idea that a life in the Costa del Sol sun could be anyone’s, provided they had a one-way ticket, a suitcase of summer clothing and a head full of dreams.

That such opportunities were once possible seems astounding now. The Costa del Sol is a very different place to what it was even a decade ago, while the ‘heady days’ of the ‘80s and ‘90s are long gone.

But maybe that is a good thing…

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Author:Ian Clover 23/04/2015 [2] Comments 
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Brit expats are Spain’s third-largest immigrant bloc

On the march: Brits are Spain's third-largest immigrant group, and their numbers are increasing.

That Brits love Spain has never been in question, but the extent to which Brits have made Spain a home from home has been laid bare in recent statistics published by the Permanent Observatory on Immigration (OPI) body. Well, kind of…

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Author:Ian Clover 22/04/2015 [0] Comments 
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