Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Taxing matters: How tax residency works for UK nationals in Spain

WITH Brexit still fresh in everyone's minds, and a number of changes surrounding visas and the end of freedom of movement between the UK...

Social media users in Spain blast rapper C. Tangana for being ‘sexist’ and compare him with Jesús Gil

SPANISH rapper C. Tangana is once again at the centre of the controversy following his latest social media post.  Singer Antón Álvarez Alfaro, from Madrid, took...

Official guide to keeping cool as Spain sizzles in heatwave and mercury soars above 40ºC

Spain is in the grip of its first official heatwave of the summer with temperatures soaring over 40ºC across much of the peninsula. Spain’s national...

The strain in Spain: Emergence of new variants mean rethinking 70% ‘herd immunity’ vaccination target

Spain is on target to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of August, the ‘herd immunity’ threshold that was established as a...

Spain on extreme alert for wildfires as heatwave deepens

FIREFIGHTERS battled to contain blazes in northeastern Spain as low humidity combined with a heatwave caused tinderbox conditions across much of the country. Weather alerts...

Spain launches extradition bid for Britain’s most notorious conman Mark Acklom ahead of early release from UK jail

SPAIN is making an extradition bid for serial fraudster Mark Acklom that could scupper his early release from prison later this month. Acklom is due...

Stargazing: When, where and how to see this year’s Perseid meteor shower in Spain

AN annual meteor shower known as the Perseids offers a spectacular cosmic light show that reaches its height in mid-August, all you need to...

HEATWAVE: Weather warnings issued across most of Spain as temperatures soar to 44ºC

SPAIN'S meteorological agency AEMET has issued weather warnings in fourteen regions across Spain as a heatwave, dubbed Lucifer, takes its stifling grip on the...

ESSENTIAL: Ten top tips to protect your pooch during Spain’s heatwave

Spain is in the grip of the first heatwave of the summer as temperatures soar over 40ºC in many parts of the country. However much...

Spain’s Equality Minister Irene Montero shares personal snaps to celebrate Breastfeeding Week

IRENE Montero has shared an intimate snap of herself breastfeeding youngest daughter Aitana as she marked World Breastfeeding Week on Saturday.  The Minister of Equality,...

Polisario Front threatens Spanish airline with legal action over flights to the Sahara

THE NATIONALIST group Polisario Front has threatened to take legal action against Spanish airline company Binter Canarias after they resumed flights between Laâyoune and...

Boyfriend finds body of missing hiker Esther Dingley in Pyrenees close to path where skull was discovered

THE boyfriend of Esther Dingley found the remains of her body and belongings near the mountain pass where a skull was discovered two weeks...

Snickers forced to pull homophobic ice cream advert amid widespread outrage across Spain

SNICKERS has found itself in a sticky situation after an advert for its ice-cream was branded homophobic. The prime-time ad starred Aless Gibaja, a flamboyant...

Where is the cheapest city to live in Spain? Not Madrid or Barcelona

NEW data reveals the huge differences in cost of living across Spain, with Madrid and Barcelona proving a whopping 30% more than in the...

What you need to know about Spain’s ban on cash payments over €1,000

SPAIN introduced a new rule in July that outlawed cash payments of over €1,000 for registered companies and professionals in part of a clampdown...

REMINDER: These are the rules for travel to the UK from ‘amber list’ Spain

SPAIN'S tourism industry welcomed the British government decision to maintain the amber list status across Spanish territory, allowing those who are fully vaccinated to...

IN PICS: Is this the tackiest hotel in Spain?

There are awards for the best boutique hotel, the most luxurious and the most elegantly designed, but if there was a gong for the...

Six amazing places to visit in Spain that probably aren’t on your bucket list but should be

WHEN visiting a country like Spain, determining how to make the most of your stay can be a difficult task, writes Shannon Chaffers. Of course,...

Spain banishes old image of ‘killer’ roads to be an EU leader in cutting fatal traffic accidents

SPAIN is joint top in the European Union for countries cutting road deaths over the last two decades. The European Transport Safety Council says that...

Explainer: This is the new European DNI that comes into force today

THE first of the new National Identity Documents, known as DNI 4.0, have been handed out today.  The ID card, which will be mandatory throughout...

IN PICS: Criminal gang busted smuggling Algerians into France via coastal provinces of Spain

A COMPLEX operation involving trafficking people from Algeria to France has been busted by Spain’s Guardia Civil. Vulnerable people were taken from Algeria and promised...

Spain’s strong economic growth helps Eurozone out of Covid-related double-dip recession

SPAIN’S own economic growth after the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the eurozone out of a recession. The EU group of 19 countries...

DON’T LET YOURSELF BE CONNED: Consumers’ union publishes advice to avoid falling prey to holiday rental fraud in Spain...

THE Spanish Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) is warning holidaymakers to be careful when renting an apartment for the summer in order to...

Devastated father of young man attacked in north of Spain: ‘If he does not recover this week they will...

THE devastated family of a young man savagely beaten by a gang of 12 has spoken out about their heartache. Their 23-year-old son was left...

Death of the Tax Return: UK tax is going digital

IF, like us, you’re obsessed with keeping up with the latest news and regulatory changes from HMRC, you’ll know all about Making Tax Digital...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

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