Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

8 Sep at 9 AM 2015

Austrian expat found dead in Thailand

An Austrian expat has been found dead on the Thai resort island of Phuket, with early reports stating that he had been suffering from drinking and gambling problems. Walter Edhofer, 53, lwas discovered by neighbours in Kathu early on Monday morning, confirmed Thai police. He had left a voice message on hos phone explaining that he had not saved enough money to extend his visa in the country. His son, Chris, translated the message, telling police that his father had amassed debts and was unemployed. Edhofer, who previously worked in...
7 Sep at 2 PM 2015

Russian expat series airs in UK

A comedy drama series which centres on Russian expats living in London has aired on British TV. The show, Londongrad, became the first Russian TV series filmed nearly entirely in the English capital. Part comedy, part detective, the show exaggerates the lives of Russians living in the UK. Heathrow Airport, Leicester Square, Brasenose College on Oxford and a chase through Portobello market all feature in the new series. The series is intended to show how difficult it was for Russians to live in London after the West had fallen out...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2015

Brit arrested in Spain over pub killing wanted in homeland

A British expat arrested in Spain in connection with the killing of a German man is wanted in the UK. Thirty-year-old Ross Moore left his homeland in December last year and moved to the Costa del Sol resort town of La Cala de Mijas Mijas. However, it is now known that he fled after being convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend outside the home they shared in Devon. Moore and another Brit, who has yet to be named, are being question over the killing of Ingo Dewitz, 46, who died after a bar fight in La Cala de Mijas. The German...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2015

UAE best destination for expat executives

The UAE has been named as the best place in the world for leading executives to relocate to, according to global research by professional online network LinkedIn. LinkedIn found the oil-rich state attracted more young talent than anywhere else in the world, with 1.89 per cent of its total workforce being added to member profiles in 2014. The study revealed that the leading source of professional talent arriving in the UAE was from India (28 per cent), while the UK, Pakistan, the US and Qatar completed the top five. Other Gulf states...
5 Aug at 4 PM 2015

Man charged over British expat rape in Bulgaria

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Yambol has charged a 40-year-old man in connection with the rape and murder of a 68-year-old British expatriate in the village of Malomir at the end of July. An Interior Ministry statement, which identified the accused only by his initials, I N, said that he had been repeatedly convicted of various crimes in the years between 2002 and 2012, including for theft, drink-driving and driving without a licence. Prosecutors would request the Yambol District Court to remand the accused in custody...
28 Jul at 4 PM 2015

British expats may require health insurance for treatment in homeland

Brits living abroad face the prospect of needing medical insurance to be treated back home, regardless of whether or not they have been paying into the country’s healthcare system. The UK’s Department of Health says that visitors to the country have been allowed to use a number of NHS services, but that they cost the NHS in the region of £1.8bn a year. Recent reports have suggested that the UK is becoming increasingly popular for “medical tourism”, with visitors taking advantage of the free treatments on offer. As a way of...
28 Jul at 3 PM 2015

British expat arrested for German’s killing has assault record

A British expat arrested in connection to the killing of a German man in the Spanish town of Mijas has served jail time in the UK for assault. Ross Moore, 30, was arrested and jailed after a bar fight near to his then Exmouth home in 2012. Moore, and another British man, were arrested last week following a pub brawl in La Cala de Mijas caused the death of German national Ingo Dewitz. The 46-year-old is believed to have died as a result of blows to the head during the fight at the town’s Captain’s Bar. After Moore was...
24 Jul at 9 AM 2015

Expat Brits arrested over Spain pub killing

Spanish police have arrested two British men in connection with the killing of a German in a bar fight in the Spanish town of La Cala de Mijas. Forty-six-year-old Ingo Dewitz died in the southern Spanish resort town’s Captain’s Bar after being hit twice on the head. The two expat Brits reportedly became involved in an argument with him after sitting down at a table near him, before one of them struck him twice in the head. Witnesses reported that the men then tried to revive Dewitz, at first pulling him to the door, before...
22 Jul at 6 PM 2015

Expat nurses in UK face prospect of being sent home

Increased budget cuts designed to further reduce the government budget deficit mean many foreign nurses in the UK may be sent home. To separate long-term residents and short-term workers, UK laws state that expat workers are permitted to stay and work in the country for six years. However, by the time the six-year mark comes round, they must be able to show they are on a yearly salary of at least £35,000. If not, working visas can be taken away from them and they then have to return to their homeland. In recent times the UK has...
13 Jul at 3 PM 2015

Expat journalist Joan Davies passes away in Spain

British expat journalist Joan Davies who had lived in Spain for around 50 years has died at the age of 85. Davies, who along with her husband, Gerry, was the co-founder of the Malaga-based English language newspaper Sur, passed away on Tuesday at her home in the Costa de Sol town of Benalmadena. The highly-respected journalist was born in England but raised in Wales before she relocated to Spain during the mid-1960s. She and Gerry worked for the Daily Mail when they first moved to the Iberian country before moving to the Costa del...