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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...

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...

Barcelona attack terrorists jailed

THREE members of an Islamist terror group responsible for the 2017 terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed 16 and injured 140 have...

One of Spain’s top tourist attractions, Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia, suffers another completion setback

THE COVID pandemic has dashed hopes for completing Antoni Gaudi's unfinished iconic Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona in time for the centenary of his...

MYSTERY: Police in Spain investigate death of man found trapped inside dinosaur statue

POLICE in Catalunya are baffled after the body of a 39-year-old man was found inside a dinosaur statue in a suburb of Barcelona. The alarm...

VACCINE LATEST: How jab appointments in Spain are being swapped over Whatsapp

AS Spain's vaccine programme has speeded up, people are exchanging appointments for getting the jab using the messaging service WhatsApp, the Olive Press has...

Green crackdown: owners of polluting cars face fines in Spain’s Catalunya

OWNERS of cars which pollute the atmosphere could face fines in Catalunya, the first Spanish region to consider such plans. Vehicle owners will be penalised...

TRAIN BATTLE as Ouigo launches in Spain with cheaper fares and on-board entertainment services

SPAIN'S state train company RENFE's 80-year-monopoly has ended with French operator, Ouigo, launching services between Madrid and Barcelona. Ouigo Spain is owned by France's SNCF...

PARTY TIME: Revellers take to streets in Spain’s Madrid and Barcelona as COVID-19 restrictions end

AS COVID restrictions in Spain came to an end, exhilarated people partied - seemingly thinking that social distancing and masks are no longer necessary...

Spanish cities battle to turn on Christmas lights – in May!

BARCELONA has unveiled plans for its Christmas illuminations in May, leaving its keen rival in the festive race way behind. Ada Colau, the left-wing mayor...

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona BBQ lands him in hot water with Spain’s La Liga

A bit of team bonding involving Lionel Messi and his FC Barcelona teammates has ended up in a La Liga investigation. The 33-year-old Argentine ace...

OPINION: Why has Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca been ranked the worst in Spain for their quality of...

A new survey asked thousands of participants across the country to assess the overall quality of life in the city that they lived in

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

Spain’s state of emergency curbs ‘will not end in Catalunya’ – report

CATALUNYA is planning to bring in a new law next week to allow it to carry on with the curfew and other restrictions to...

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...

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