Expat Spain News
Latest 10 news items tagged Spain
14 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Recent reports suggest British would-be expats are continuing to buy Spanish properties, but the actual number of UK citizens in the country is in sharp decline.
Official figures from the last quarter of 2017 show more British buyers are busily buying Spanish homes than are investors from other world countries, but the total number of Britons actually living in Spain
is shrinking fast. Some 2,348 homes were sold to Brits who’ve presumably brushed aside Brexit fears, according to Spain
’s Land Registry Office. The French and Germans...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2018
British expats in Spain
and France are to get authentic curry kits from a new Derbyshire start-up.
If there’s one thing that Brits living in Spain
and France miss, it’s the authentic Indian curries served up all over the UK in takeaways and restaurants owned by equally authentic curry chefs. However, relief is now at hand thanks to an innovative start-up business run by two Derbyshire-born sisters, Nilam and Veena. Curry on Cooking was conceived when Nilam moved to Spain
and discovered Indian curries were not on the menu due to...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Nine expat women based in Spain
over the past 80 years are being honoured by local Spanish media
March 8 is International Women’s Day, during which exceptional women and their achievements are celebrated across the world. This year’s celebration has an extra edge, in that it’s also a call for the implementation of gender parity in business and in life in general.
Spanish-based English language newspaper The Olive Press has published a celebration of its own, praising nine exceptional expat women who’ve made their mark in...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Whether would-be expats like it or not, learning the local language is essential to making your lifestyle change successful and stress-free.
Moving overseas is a massive challenge to the majority of would-be expats yearning for fresh fields and pastures new, with tackling the basics and preparing yourself for inevitable changes is the way to make your transition as stress-free as is possible. If you’re heading for Spain
, learning Spanish is far easier than tackling many other tongues in expat-favoured countries, and will help you...
27 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Britons looking to invest in a buy-to-let property in Spain
should take note of the nightmare caused by a Benidorm tenant from hell and his family.
Burnley-born Kelly Louise Metcalf, now living with her husband in Valencia, was happy when her Benidorm letting agent informed her of a British tenant and his wife who were interested in renting her villa for at least a year. However, it didn’t take long for her to realise the couple were more of a curse than a blessing in disguise. John Anthony Parkin, his wife and their children moved...
16 Feb at 6 PM 2018
UK expats in Spain
travelling via Ryanair for short visits to family in southern England are being warned over the airline and airport's appalling treatment of a British grandmother.
British expat and artist Pamela Lipman, now resident in Granada, had been paying a pre-Christmas visit to her family in the UK, flying with Ryanair between Malaga and Bournemouth’s international airport. On her outbound trip, everything went as expected, with her luggage checked in and her cabin baggage confirmed at Malaga as being within the permitted...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2018
British expats on Gibraltar are being encouraged to envision the brighter side of the Brexit debacle.
According to the Chief Minister of the ‘Rock’, Fabian Picardo, Brexit need not be an unmitigated disaster for Gibraltar’s expat and local population. The British Territory of Gibraltar recorded an almost unanimous Remain vote, with 96 per cent saying they wanted the UK to stay in the European Union, and nothing’s changed since then. Picardo strongly believes it’s time to step back and work out how to safeguard the next...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018
The family of a British expat former soldier are begging for assistance after he was arrested whilst in hospital in Thailand.
Former Royal Gibraltar Regiment lance-corporal Adam Williams had been holidaying in Thailand with a group of friends when he was robbed, hospitalised and later arrested by Royal Thai police. He’s been living in Spain
for some 12 years, with his family in Cadiz now saying he’s suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of his experiences and needs to come home as soon as possible.
He’d saved for year in...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Expats in France are experiencing record levels of snowfall causing chaos on roads
around the entire country as well as paralysing other means of transportation.
Since Tuesday, record levels of snowfall not seen since 1987 have caused major disruption to road, rail and air transport, and motorists are being urged not to use their cars. According to transport officials, the situation is complicated and exceptional due to very low temperatures and snow piling up in both rural areas and cities.
On Tuesday night, some 2,000 drivers...
26 Jan at 6 PM 2018
Details are now emerging about a fatal hit-and-run which took the life of 60-year old British expat Paul Murphy just yards from his Spanish home.
Murphy died after being hit by a Range Rover just outside his villa, with police reluctant to release any details until the SUV and the road had been forensically examined. Hours later, Murphy’s son, his girlfriend and another friend, all of whom had been in the vehicle when it hit the victim, were arrested in connection with the incident. According to unnamed sources, the trio were...