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Spanish cities among the most sustainable in the world


London, Stockholm and Edinburgh top the list of the world’s most sustainable cities, with Madrid and Barcelona also featuring in the top 30.

According to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index published this week by Arcadis, a global design and management consultancy firm, the two largest cities in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, both feature in the top 30

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Author: 23/11/2018 [0] Comments 

Cross-Generational Star Power for Spanish Women’s Golf Open in Marbella


Top Ladies European Tour action this week at Marbella’s La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella.

When Laura Davies won the British Women’s Open in 1986, neither Georgia Hall nor Azahara Muñoz was born. More than three decades later, the three players will be the main star attractions competing in the Spanish Women’s Open at La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella from tomorrow until Sunday…

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Author: 21/11/2018 [0] Comments 

Black Friday buying to out-do December


Black Friday bargains will be enjoyed by even more Spaniards this year, according to Deloitte.

Black Friday, the term adopted by online and high street retailers to denote a 24-hour flash sale on the last Friday of November, has had a very successful trial period in Spain over the last few years. And as this year’s Black Friday approaches (it’s in the calendar for this Friday 23rd November), financial consultants Deloitte report that its appeal and commercial success will go from strength to strength…

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Author: 19/11/2018 [0] Comments 

5 things to do in Marbella this autumn


La Concha from Puerto Banús: two of Marbella’s most iconic views and great to explore in autumn.

With the arrival of autumn, many non-residents, holiday-makers or newly-arrived expats on the Costa del Sol may be asking what else is there to do now that summer vacation months of July, August and September have been and gone…

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Author: 12/11/2018 [2] Comments 

Sierra Nevada: Spain’s Best Ski Resort



Spain in the snow: Sierra Nevada is a top choice for skiers and snowboarders alike this winter.

Now that the clocks have gone back, the temperature has gone down a few degrees in most of Europe and summer holidays seem like a distant memory, many families will be turning their attention towards Christmas and, specifically, a trip to the snow over the festive period

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Author: 31/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Mobile Payment Apps to Help Facilitate a “Cashless Society”


Mobile payment apps are set to take on an increased market share over the coming months and years.

For better or for worse, the mobile phone – or smartphone – has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives and is the single device that most people simply could not envisage life without. From its bread and butter functionality such as calling and sending messages to the more advanced social media, banking and email “apps”, it is a cornerstone of modern popular culture…

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Author: 29/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Clocks go back this weekend (for the last time?)


Will this weekend’s time change from daylight saving to wintertime be the last one in Spain (and the rest of Europe)?

The phenomenon of adjusting the time twice a year, depending on whether we are on daylight saving (summer) time or standard (winter) time, is expected to become a thing of the past in accordance with a new EU directive. This means that this Sunday 28th October at 3am could be the last time the clocks go back from “summertime” to “wintertime” in continental Europe…
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Author: 24/10/2018 [2] Comments 

Three Decades Creating a Costa del Golf Legend at Royal Valderrama Club

Defending champion Sergio García

Defending champion Sergio García is aiming for a third Andalucía Valderrama Masters title (Photo: ©RC Valderrama)

It was October 1988, and the European Tour’s top stars were about to write a new chapter in golfing history. They were gathering at a course making its major competitive debut in a newly-minted tournament that would decide that year’s order of merit winner… Continue Reading

Author: 19/10/2018 [0] Comments 

Panic at the pump: new fuel classifications explained


Standard diesel, unleaded and gas classifications have now been changed all across the European community.

Last Friday 12th October was the switch-over date for petroleum and diesel labelling across the European Union and other non-EU states such as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Turkey

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Author: 15/10/2018 [2] Comments 

Spanish Healthcare System Best in Europe


Bloomberg’s study paints Spain in a very positive light in terms of its overall healthcare service.

One factor that is often left off many expats’ list of reasons for moving to Spain is the exceptional healthcare infrastructure the country provides for its citizens and registered expats alike…

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Author: 03/10/2018 [4] Comments 
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