Thursday, December 2, 2021

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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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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