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How badboy footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones can help you enjoy Spain

Author:Ian Clover 18/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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Three unexpected joys of living in Spain

You know about the sun, sea and sangria, but what else does Spain offer?

You don’t need an article to tell you that life in Spain is blessed with brilliant warmth, near year-round sunshine and many hours spent on beaches, in swimming pools and frequenting local bodegas and tapas bars with reassuring regularity.

But there are certain joys to Spanish living that may not appear immediately apparent, but are nonetheless brilliant reasons to finally make that move…

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Author:Ian Clover 11/02/2015 [0] Comments 
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What is the Euro-vibe, and does Spain have it?

Beyond the beaches and blue skies, what else does Spain have to offer? Answer: plenty

The Euro-vibe. Continental-style living. Café-culture. These are just three buzz phrases used to describe the possibly-mythical European street, square or courtyard that perfectly sums up the good life: a life of al fresco dining in warm sunshine; of contented families strolling by with their perfectly attired brood; of healthy gaggles of tanned teens taking selfies in front of historically important monuments; and of yummy mummies effortlessly supping coffee, munching a salad, reading a book and rocking their baby in their arms in one fell-swoop…

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Author:Ian Clover 27/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spaniards and Brits both enjoy benefits of EU living, study finds

The study finds 30,000 Brits claim unemployment benefits in the EU, with 65,000 EU citizens doing likewise in Britain

Despite the oft-repeated narrative that immigrants are swamping the UK in order to bleed the country’s benefits system dry, recent data analysis has revealed that at least 30,000 British nationals currently receive unemployment benefit elsewhere in the EU.

The data, compiled by the Guardian, suggests that although there are more EU nationals claiming unemployment benefit in Britain compared to Brits claiming on the continent, the divide is not as stark as often claimed…

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Author:Ian Clover 21/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain one of Western Europe’s best countries for cost of living

Spain's old-world charm is cheap as chips, while the modern resorts and cities remain affordable

A revealing infograph compiled by expat website MoveHub ranking the cost of living in 119 countries reveals that Spain is one of the most affordable places to live in Western Europe.

The data compared global prices against New York (at an average of 100) and found that the five cheapest countries in which to live are – unsurprisingly – located in Asia and North Africa, while Switzerland, Norway, Venezuela, Iceland and Denmark are the most expensive places.

In Europe, however, there was distinct east-west divide, with countries from Poland east – and southwards much cheaper than those in the west… with two exceptions

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Author:Ian Clover 20/01/2015 [3] Comments 
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Plug that Gap: US clothing store opens first Spanish branch at Málaga airport

Common on the British high street, Gap had been absent from Spain until the Málaga store's opening

It’s as ubiquitous a sight on British high streets as Zara and H&M, but US clothing chain Gap is conspicuous by its absence in most countries in mainland Europe.

Present in France and Italy, the famous chain has no branches in Germany, Scandinavia nor eastern Europe, but has this week opened its very first store in Spain – at Málaga Airport’s T3 terminal, to be exact…

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Author:Ian Clover 16/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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New Year’s Resolutions? Let Spain be your guide

Whatever your New Year's resolution, Spain can help you achieve it

It’s that time of year again when the post-Xmas binge guilt begins to subside, threatening your good intentions and meaning it is only a matter of time until your New Year’s Resolutions lie crumpled in the detritus of failure for another year.

So if you find that you are struggling, here is one simple tip to help keep you on the straight and narrow – move to Spain.

That’s right. According to Statistic Brain, the six most common resolutions made at new year are 1) Lose weight; 2) Get organised; 3) Spend less, save more; 4) Enjoy life to the fullest; 5) Stay fit and healthy, and 6) Learn something exciting – and life in Spain can help you achieve all of these, and then some…

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Author:Ian Clover 12/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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How pivotal could the expat vote be in 2015?

Registering online to vote is quick, easy, and important

The sunny skies and blossoming trees of May might seem like a long way away right now as 2015 limps blearily into view (unless, of course, you already live in Spain – if so, enjoy the January warmth), but the fifth month of the year will be on us before we know it, bringing with it the UK’s general election

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Author:Ian Clover 07/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Málaga named as second top city to visit in 2015

Málaga's charm lies in its beauty, its location and its vibrant atmosphere

Renowned travel publication Rough Guides has ranked Málaga in second place in its top ten cities to visit in 2015.

Although South Africa’s Johannesburg took the top spot, Andalucía’s stunning port city scored highly, with the guidebook praising its beautiful architecture, excellent beaches and weather and wealth of cultural attractions…

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Author:Ian Clover 05/01/2015 [0] Comments 
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Born to run – VIVA’s Victoria takes part in the Málaga Marathon!

Victoria crossing the Málaga Marathon finishing line

Victoria crosses the Málaga Marathon finishing line with daughter Amelia proudly looking on

Yep, VIVA Wonder Woman has done it again! Not content with taking part in the Marbella Half Marathon back in September 2013, our Victoria has been spurred on to greater things and earlier this month participated in the 5th edition of the Málaga Cabberty Marathon, again running for Cancer Research UK in memory of her mother who sadly lost her battle against cancer 20 years ago…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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