Expat Uk News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uk

24 Jul at 9 AM 2015

Expat Brits arrested over Spain pub killing

Spanish police have arrested two British men in connection with the killing of a German in a bar fight in the Spanish town of La Cala de Mijas. Forty-six-year-old Ingo Dewitz died in the southern Spanish resort town’s Captain’s Bar after being hit twice on the head. The two expat Brits reportedly became involved in an argument with him after sitting down at a table near him, before one of them struck him twice in the head. Witnesses reported that the men then tried to revive Dewitz, at first pulling him to the door, before...
22 Jul at 6 PM 2015

Expat nurses in UK face prospect of being sent home

Increased budget cuts designed to further reduce the government budget deficit mean many foreign nurses in the UK may be sent home. To separate long-term residents and short-term workers, UK laws state that expat workers are permitted to stay and work in the country for six years. However, by the time the six-year mark comes round, they must be able to show they are on a yearly salary of at least £35,000. If not, working visas can be taken away from them and they then have to return to their homeland. In recent times the UK has...
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...
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...
6 Jul at 2 PM 2015

Kuwait: Pakistani expat disguised as woman detained in Kuwait

A Pakistani expat in Kuwait has been arrested after being found disguised as a woman near a mosque in the town on Jleeb Al Shuyukh. Authorities became suspicious about the man, who was dressed in black, had his face covered and was talking on the phone outside the Al Shuyukh Mosque in the town, which has a large population of expats from Arab and South Asian countries. When they asked him to show his identification and lift his veil, they found that it was actually a man, according to the interior ministry. However, when police...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2015

Lloyds announces London Expat Service expansion for non-doms

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...
23 Jun at 6 PM 2015

Ex-tennis star Andrew Castle enticing British expats to Almeria

Former UK tennis ace Andrew Castle is luring expat Brits to southern Spain after taking on an ambassador role with Spanish property developer TM Real Estate Group. Castle, who was British number one in 1986 and climbed to a career high of number 80 in the world in 1988, owns a holiday home in the southeastern Spanish town of Murcia and is often seen on the courts of the renowned La Manga Club. He will now also spend some of his time promoting newly-constructed properties in Almeria. The BBC pundit, 51, said that the villas and...
22 Jun at 4 PM 2015

Brits face UAE deportation over use of bad language on WhatsApp

UK nationals residing in the United Arab Emirates face being deported if they are caught using inappropriate language online. Strict new legislation in the Gulf state means that anyone swearing in internet sites or applications such as WhatsApp and Kiks face a hefty fine of up to 250,000 dirham (£44,000). However, the situation is more serious for the many expats living in the oil-rich country as the federal law states that they can be deported if found guilty of the crime. The news comes after an Emirati man was handed a 3,000...
22 Jun at 2 PM 2015

Gulf’s demand for Filipino expat workers boosts remittances

The high demand for Filipino workers in a number of Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and UAE, has increased the remittance value during the opening months of 2015. Philippines’ central bank governor Amando Tetangco said that a total of US$8.6bn was sent home by Filipinos across the globe between January and April – 5.1 per cent higher than the same period in 2015. The majority of the funds were sent from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and Japan, according to the bank. The Philippine...