Expat Spain News
Latest 10 news items tagged Spain
8 Sep at 3 PM 2015
An Irish expat living in the Spanish resort town of Estepona has been killed in a car crash, according to reports from southern Spain
The motorist is thought to be 34-year-old Sean McShea, who was declared dead shortly after emergency services turned up at the scene at 5am on Monday morning. Reports state he was driving the vehicle and that nobody else was hurt.
McShea, a former boxer, hit the headlines in Spain
in March after he risked his life to save a number of people from a burning building. The Dubliner was walking past the...
7 Sep at 4 PM 2015
A disgruntled expat business owner in Spain
is fighting with TripAdvisor after her best reviews were lost, meaning her restaurant is no longer listed as one of Marbella’s best eateries.
Belgian Eveline Taeleman’s renowned restaurant Terraza Aguadulce, was formerly rated as the second best restaurant in Puerto Banus on the travel site.
However, after she quizzed a negative review from a new user, who compared the restaurant to its main competitor, the website removed 17 of her top reviews which, in turn, saw the restaurant slump...
18 Aug at 6 PM 2015
A four-year-old British boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a family holiday villa in Spain
The boy is believed to have been fallen into the pool at a property in the Costa del Sol resort of Mijas, while playing with other children during a gathering hosted by his parents.
A teenage boy alerted adults, with a parent attempting to revive the child before paramedics arrived at the villa in the Mijas Golf resort in Las Lagunas, Mijas.
However, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the arrival of medics on Sunday...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2015
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
Expats in southern Spain
have been angered after around 50 Chinese lanterns landed in the countryside around Manilva following a Full Moon Party at Sabinillas.
Revellers ignored the Manilva town hall’s pleas to refrain from using the lanterns, with the council even banning them on the grounds that they were a fire hazard. As the picturesque lanterns floated off into the night sky, though, it became apparent that most were unconcerned by the warning, and placed their enjoyment ahead of the apparent safety risk.
However, some locals...
6 Aug at 12 PM 2015
A British expat living in Spain
has seen his reputation left in ruins after comments that were later proven to be false were not removed from the notorious website Ripoff Report.
Property expert David Rowe had no idea that the US website even existed until 2012, when an anonymous poster accused him of fraud, theft, sex with prostitutes and drug use. After trying to take legal action, however, he soon learnt that it would be expensive and very difficult to remove the post from the site.
Rowe, originally from Bristol, had to pay 1,820...
24 Jul at 12 PM 2015
A French oil expert and a former Japanese model have become embroiled in a legal spat after meeting on a millionaires’ dating website.
Charles Miriel, 67, and Nan Itakura, 44, met on millionairematch.com and met in person for the first time in the Spanish town of Sotogrande in March. Things were all rosy at the beginning and Itakura and her 11-year-old son moved into the Frenchman’s home in the Andalusian resort town shortly after.
However, just three months later the relationship has turned so sour that both have filed police...
21 Jul at 4 PM 2015
Two Algerian men have been arrested in Spain
and face charges of committing burglaries with some assistance from the meows of a cat.
The investigation and hunt for the men started in May, after a British expat informed police that her purse had been stolen amid the sound of meows.
Authorities believe that the men targeted vehicles in the city centre of Estepona, a popular Costa del Sol destination among expats. Their plan involved placing a recording device by the motors of cars, then wait for their targets to start the vehicle,...
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...
13 Jul at 12 PM 2015
Malaga serves the cheapest beer in Spain
, revealed a recent survey, spelling good news for the large number of expats that reside in the southern city.
With the average price of a beer being just €1.56, the Andalucian city is also the fourth cheapest city out of the 75 surveyed worldwide.
The rankings, which were listed by Go-Euro after comparing 33cl beers in hotel bars and stores across the 75 cities, showed Krakow in Poland as having the cheapest beer at an average of just €1.51. The Ukrainian capital Kiev and the Slovakian...