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HEALTHY OUTCOME as Barcelona rock concert produces very few COVID-19 cases in Spain

A 'test' concert in Barcelona has produced no evidence of increased COVID cases among the 5,000 people that went to the gig. Rock band Love...

Barcelona threatens war against irresponsible electric scooter riders

ELECTRIC scooter owners may have their machines seized by authorities if they commit repeated offences against pedestrians or other car users under plans being...

Holy crap! World’s first caganer shop opens in Spain’s Barcelona

THEY are as much a part of Christmas in Catalonia as the pessebre, or nativity scene. Now these curious figures, which depict everyone from Boris...

Sign of the Times: The Olive Press expands its team with new recruit Graham Keeley in Barcelona

THE Olive Press is dedicated to providing quality journalism and providing a news source that readers can rely on to tell them what is...

Home of Bacardi drinks empire founder in Spain falls victim to coronavirus pandemic

THE home of the founder of the Bacardi drinks empire is to close near Barcelona, another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. Casa Bacardi in Sitges...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

Spain’s Catalunya to relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday

CATALUNYA will relax Covid-19 restrictions from Monday by allowing citizens to travel anywhere in the region and permitting bars and restaurants to open during...

Spain’s new normal: How tourism must change in Barcelona post-Covid

BARCELONA is looking forward to welcoming back foreign holidaymakers but tourism should be carefully regulated to preserve the character of the city, mayoress Ada...

WORLD EARTH DAY: Barcelona mayor unveils green future for city to cut pollution and save lives

BARCELONA mayor Ada Colau set out the city's vision for a green future through its plan to create 503 superblocks to cut pollution and...

Discover the secret air raid shelters that kept Barcelona residents safe from bombs during Spanish Civil War

Barcelona has rediscovered more than 1,000 air raid shelters which were used during the Spanish Civil War. The city council has now produced an interactive...

Migrant who wants Africans to stay at home wins top award in Spain

Dumped in the Sahara Desert by traffickers, Ousman Umar believed he was going to die like scores of other immigrants. However, he survived against the...

Sabadell gang-rapist gets 31 years in jail for attacking teenage woman in Spain’s Catalunya region

A man who took part in a group rape of an 18-year-old woman in Sabadell in February 2019 has been jailed for 31 years. Two...

Watch as daredevil skydiver from Spain snaps up can while skimming ground at 60mph

FALLING from the sky can be thirsty work. A daredevil skydiver in Spain has gone viral after jumping 12,000 feet to reach his favourite...

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED: Coronavirus spells the end of historic restaurants in Barcelona

FOUR historic restaurants in Barcelona city have been the latest high-profile victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal Pinxo was a hugely popular seafood eatery in...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Leading energy company in Spain is facing court action over electrocuted birds in Barcelona area

ENERGY company Endesa is being prosecuted in Barcelona over hundreds of birds dying after making contact with the firm's high voltage power lines and...

The Valencian company bringing the fight to Tesla’s hyperloop franchise

A VALENCIAN consortium is flying the flag for Spain in the race to revolutionise high speed rail travel as it debuts its hyperloop project...

THE WAY FORWARD? Barcelona concert with 5,000 punters analysed by authorities in Spain’s Valencia ready for summer festivals

Live music has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the anti-COVID restrictions, suffering losses of over 90% in some cases.

BYE BYE BANKIA: Merger with CaixaBank effective as of today

Spokespeople for CaixaBank insist that the absorption will not cause any problems for former Bankia customers.

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

Investment Alert! Are you invested in Momentum Harmony, Lombard Russell or Privee Select Funds?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial I’ve come across a number of clients in the above-mentioned funds. They are commonly used by certain...

BUSTED: Police in Spain arrest 46 involved in huge trafficking gang importing drugs from Morocco

A NETWORK of warehouses from Gibraltar to Barcelona have been raided, revealing a large scale and ‘perfectly-structured’ drug trafficking operation led by a man...

Does Your Financial Adviser Manage Your Pension or Investment In The Best Way Possible?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Chorus Financial strive to offer the best Investment Management in Spain, basing our client portfolios on...

Barcelona scientists discover new bird-like dinosaur species in Spain with links to prehistoric Asia

SCIENTISTS from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have released papers that have identified a brand new dinosaur species from bones found 18 years ago....

Here’s how people across Spain celebrated International Women’s Day

Hundreds of events have taken place across the country to celebrate International Women's Day. Protests have been held, with many taking place virtually or with...

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