Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

14 Apr at 4 PM 2015

British expats angered by BBC Costa del Sol documentary

Many British expats residing on Spain’s Costa del Sol have been outraged by the BBC’s ‘Costa del Sol: Last Brits Standing’ documentary after it portrayed life on the sunny coastline in a negative manner. The locals interviewed on the show described the Brits living there as “crazy” and “barbaric” among other not so positive comments, while expats who have relocated there are filmed making derogatory comments about the Spanish. However, Barbara Mora of online news site Vertele was far from impressed by the...
11 Apr at 9 AM 2015

Expat ATM scammers arrested in Phuket

Yesterday, Thai Immigration said that an Australian man and British man on the popular holiday island of Phuket worked together in order to skim cash from ATMs. At the immigration media conference, it was reported that Jamie Steven McKee, aged 31 and from the UK planned with his Australian friend, Darrin John Williams, 48, to defraud bank customers in Phuket. There have been multiple skimming attacks on ATMs by expats in Phuket and Thai banks are now improving the security of the machines. On Wednesday, the pair were arrested...
7 Apr at 10 AM 2015

Family murder in Gibraltar thought to be due to mother’s post natal depression

A Spanish women who was found dead with her British partner and two children is though to have taken her own life after killing her family. It is believed that the 37 year old Spanish woman, Anarda de la Cardiac Perez Friman, was suffering from post-natal depression during the period in which she and her family were found dead in their apartment in Gibraltar. It is thought that she killed her partner, John Shannon from Liverpool, and her two young children after she suffered a ‘psychotic incident’. One of her girls was aged...
6 Apr at 9 AM 2015

UAE: 16 per cent of expat kids have school fees paid by employers

A recent survey from an educational online consultancy has revealed that in the UAE, companies pay school fees for over 16 per cent of expatriate’s children. According to the survey, UK/IB schools are least likely to have everything paid for by families whereas families who send their kids to Indian school eternally received the least help from employers. Consultancy co-founder, James Mullan, said that the expat package has proved to be resilient, and has even shown an increase of three per cent, from the years 2013 to 2015...
1 Apr at 12 PM 2015

After a string of burglaries, Benidorm murder victims tried to sell their house

The British couple who were recently murdered in their villa in Benidorm previously experienced two robberies and had put their property on the market in order to move closer to their son in Mallorca. Their three bedroom villa had reportedly been put up for sale for €230,000 after they had been burgled twice so that they could move to Palma de Mallorca and live near their son Sasha. Peter and Jean Tarsey were found dead in their villa on Sunday Afternoon in Xalo when their dinner guests raised the alarm after arriving at their...
31 Mar at 9 AM 2015

British buyer numbers in Spain set to fall if UK has European referendum

As the UK considers an exit from the EU, there is the possibility that the number of properties bought by Brits could plummet. According to a recent YouGov survey, one in three Brits think that property bought overseas is a risky investment if the UK left the EU. Finance Expert Jordan Tilley said that although recently the strength of the Euro has been sliding increasing against the Pound Sterling, this has not caused a buying frenzy of British property purchasers in Europe. He added that there is still much caution amongst British...
28 Mar at 11 AM 2015

The number of Spaniards living abroad doubles

From the year 2009 and 2015, the amount of Spanish people living abroad grew by 48 per cent. Recent figures show that as of the 1st January there were 2,183,043 Spaniards registered on consular lists compared with 1,471,691 six years ago. The data, which was released by the National Institute of Statistics of Madrid, must not indicate that the main reason is the Iberian Peninsula’s mass exodus according to experts. It was found that the increase in the amount of Spanish people moving abroad was due to the search of a better...
26 Mar at 3 PM 2015

British student among Germanwings victims

Paul Andrew Bramley, a 28 year old, was enrolled at César Ritz College’s hospitality and tourism course in Lucerne. According to UK officials, Mr. Bramley, originally from Hull, England was one of three British passengers flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf on the Airbus 320. On Tuesday, the plane crashed in the mountainous area in Haute-Provence. A British Foreign Office spokesman said that Paul had just been on holiday with his friends in Barcelona after finishing his first year studying at the college and that he was trying...
26 Mar at 12 PM 2015

Neglected paperwork could result in expats losing their state pension

Pensioners from the UK who live abroad need to keep up to date with their paperwork or they will risk losing their state pension. Expats over the age of 75 regularly receive forms sent by the Department of Work and Pensions, requesting proof that they are still alive. They only have nine months to complete these forms and return them. If the deadline is missed then the government cuts off their pensions as they are assumed to have passed away. In December 2013, these forms were introduced to prevent people from fraudulently trying to...
25 Mar at 4 PM 2015

Singaporeans living in the UK join their nation’s mourning of Lee Kuan Yew

Soon after the doors of the Singaporean High Commission opened, expats from all over the UK gathered to pay their respects. Singaporeans, who are one of the larger expat communities in the UK, took this opportunity to remember Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. A steady stream of diplomats and Singaporeans visited the High Commission to write down their memories of the man who made Singapore into the country it is today. There were high emotions regarding Singapore’s first Prime Minister from the Embassy staff and...