Expat Moving News
Latest 10 news items tagged Moving
13 Jul at 3 PM 2015
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...
7 Jul at 3 PM 2015
The face of one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives has been broadcast around popular expat areas in Spain as authorities up their efforts to locate him.
Derek McGraw Ferguson, 51, is suspected of murdering a man in the Scottish town of Bishopbriggs in 2007. His image will now appear on a digital screen on the back of vehicles belonging to Operation Captura, an organisation that tracks down suspects thought to be hiding among Spain’s expat communities such as Malaga, Puerto Banus and Benidorm.
Ferguson is being hunted down over...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2015
Lloyds Bank is to expand its London Expat Service to allow the increasing number of non-domiciles moving
to the UK to access it.
The London Expat Service launched last year in one of Lloyds’s offices in London, and is now available in various locations across the capital.
The initiative aims to offer the bank’s day-to-day retail services as well as provide access to specialist British and international wealth advisers so clients relocating to the UK can enjoy a face-to-face experience.
Lloyds Bank’s international private...
13 May at 4 PM 2015
Due to claims of legal and human rights violations, Indonesia has placed a ban on new maids from moving
to and working in 21 countries in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and UAE in protest against working conditions.
When Saudi Arabia executed two Indonesian maids with no warning, it angered the world’s largest Muslim country.
Hanif Dhakiri, the Minister of Manpower, told the media that this decision was made in line with the order made in February from President Joko Widodo to try to eventually stop letting Indonesian women...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015
The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank.
The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria.
More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2015
A Finnish expat living in the Spanish town of Estepona has lost a six-year legal fight to keep her loft conversion after being told it had to be demolished.
Terttu Balson, 70, was instructed to begin work on removing the loft, despite the fact her neighbour has one.
Furthermore, the grandmother has also been handed a 24,300 euro fine for building the extension a number of years ago without first obtaining planning permission from the local council.
As if to rub salt into her wounds, her neighbour, as well as many other people in...
9 Apr at 9 AM 2015
Names of the two British men who were questioned over the disappearance of the Latvian expatriate Agnese Klavina have now been released.
Craig Porter and George Wesley Capper were in court on Monday facing questioning over the incident. Their names have been released after a gagging order regarding the case was lifted.
The two men were seen driving away with Agnese in a car on the same night she went missing in photos taken outside at Puerto Banus’s Aqwa Mist nightclub. These photos were shown to the court.
George Wesley Capper...
28 Mar at 11 AM 2015
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...
8 Mar at 4 PM 2015
A 19-year-old New Zealand man has died while diving in Australia after attempting a 30-metre free dive off Queensland’s Moreton Island.
The man, who has been identified as Sam Brown, had been on a diving trip with three friends when the accident occurred at around 7:30am on Saturday morning. It has been reported that he left New Zealand for Australia’s Gold Coast with his parents and two brothers in 2007.
His mother, Maree Hutton, said that he had developed a passion for free diving and spear fishing since moving
8 Mar at 3 PM 2015
Thirty-five per cent of migrant wives from Southeast Asia and China living in South Korea have admitted that they eventually plan to return to their home countries.
The Korean Women’s Development Institute surveyed a total of 534 migrant wives from China, Vietnam and the Philippines last year and found that 34.5 per cent said they had thought about returning home. Some 45 per cent of wives from the Philippines said that they had considered moving
home – the highest proportion among the women.
Around 33 per cent who have thought...