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Volunteers wanted to guard rare turtle eggs on beach in Spain

AS summer jobs go, this doesn’t get much easier: two hours per day,  watching a patch of sand on a Spanish beach - in...

COVID SPAIN: Catalan vaccination booking site leaks people’s personal data

HEALTH bosses in Catalunya are scrambling to revise the process for booking COVID vaccinations in the region after discovering medical details of patients had leaked...

View from Spain: The ecstasy and agony of England fans watching Euro 2020 final from abroad

THE ecstasy and the agony were lived in equal measure across Spain where England fans saw their team fall at the final hurdle in...

COVID Spain: 100 positive tests among thousands who flocked to major Barcelona music festival

JUST 123 people among the first 13,000 ticketholders at a major music festival in Barcelona tested positive for COVID-19.  All festival-goers heading to The Cruilla...

Marine experts warn public to steer clear of fin whale migration off coast of southern Spain

OVER 200 fin whales are currently travelling down the east coast of Spain and south towards the Strait of Gibraltar on their annual migration...

Catalunya is latest region in Spain to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as fifth wave hits

Catalunya has announced it will tighten restrictions on socializing and nightlife after a surge in new coronavirus infections hit Spain. The new rules come as...

Court halts efforts to remove Franco monument in Catalunya after campaign by locals

A COURT has delayed an attempt to remove a monument inaugurated by General Francisco Franco to celebrate a victory during the Spanish Civil War...

Cantabria and Catalunya regions of Spain added to Germany’s COVID-19 ‘risk list’

THE German authorities have added Catalunya and Cantabria to their list of risk areas for coronavirus.  According to the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency responsible for...

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...

Pedro Sanchez will ‘never allow’ Catalunya referendum on independence from Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has rejected an independence referendum for the Catalunya region during a speech to Congress today(June 30). Sanchez said that his ruling...

Cold called about your pensions and investments in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Within the last 24 hours both myself and my colleague working from our Costa Blanca office...

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee found dead in Barcelona prison hours after Spain authorised extradition to US for tax...

THE tech entrepreneur was found hanging in his cell late on Wednesday just hours after a Spanish court authorised his extradition to the USA...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Low-cost bullet train price war breaks out on Madrid-Barcelona commuter corridor in Spain

A PRICE war began on Wednesday between the Spanish train operator AVLO and the French Ouigo rail service for business along one of Europe’s...

Pedro Sanchez hands out pardons to Catalan separatists jailed by Spain over illegal independence referendum

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced the freeing of nine Catalan separatists jailed for sedition over their involvement in an illegal independence referendum...

Godfather of Catalan nationalism faces trial along with seven children over ‘hidden fortune’

JORDI Pujol, the former regional president of Catalunya for 23 years, is to face trial along with his seven children over an alleged fortune...

FREEDOM: Spanish government to pardon nine jailed Catalan separatists

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said he will propose pardons for nine jailed Catalan separatists at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.  “Tomorrow, guided by...

Living in Spain but still have a UK based financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Chorus Financial are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from those of you living in Spain...

EXILED: Judge bans persistent troublemaker from Barcelona town

A MAN who attacked police with a knife has been banned from the town where he lives for two years after a series of...

Picasso branded ‘woman abuser’ in protest at Barcelona museum dedicated to Spain’s most famous artist

By Nickacia Forrester The Picasso Museum in Barcelona was the scene of a protest when a group of art students took “silent action” to expose...

Barcelona opens beaches for Sant Joan parties against health chiefs’ advice

BEACHES in Barcelona will be opened for the night of Sant Joan when thousands normally celebrate the start of the summer with all-night parties,...

COVID-19 digital passport to travel across EU can be downloaded in Catalunya

A DIGITAL COVID-19 passport which will allow holders to travel within the European Union can be downloaded by patients in Catalunya from June 9. If...

Jailed Catalan leader admits unilateral independence route ‘no longer viable’

THE  jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras has said unilateral efforts to break away from Spain were no longer viable.  Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year...

New cruise port for Barcelona despite protests over too many tourists

BARCELONA has granted permission for a new €33 million cruise port despite past protests that the city was inundated with tourists from cruise liners...

Woman arrested for ‘cutting off’ of boss’s penis in Barcelona after alleged rape

POLICE have arrested a woman for allegedly cutting off the penis of a bar owner where she worked in Barcelona.  The man was taken to...

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...

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