Expat Spain News

Latest 10 news items tagged Spain

18 Aug at 6 PM 2015

British boy drowns in Spain

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

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

Expats in Andalucia angered by Chinese lanterns

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

British expat’s reputation in tatters after false comments on website

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

Expat millionaires’ date ends in legal dispute

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

Algerian ‘cat burglars’ arrested in Spain for targeting expats

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

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...
13 Jul at 12 PM 2015

Malaga has Spain’s cheapest beer

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...
10 Jul at 12 PM 2015

Expat haven Torrevieja named poorest city in Spain

The southeast Spanish city of Torrevieja is the poorest city in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The agency revealed that the Costa Blanca resort, a popular destination among expats, has a lower per capita income than any other Spanish city. However, despite the recent figures, due to the large population of foreigners in the city, analysts have indicated that the figures could be misleading. Just half of the population is local, and because expats file their taxes in their homelands, their income is...
7 Jul at 3 PM 2015

Spanish authorities broadcast face of wanted Scot in expat areas

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...