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One in 10 Spaniards is vegetarian or vegan and trend is increasing, says study
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:46:44 +0200

A GROWING number of Spaniards are opting to cut meat out of their diets - as many as one in 10, and particularly women and young people, according to recent ...
Nearly a billion in credit schemes and cash injections for traders affected by Thomas Cook
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:16:16 +0200

CREDIT schemes of up to €700 million have been approved to help soften the blow to Spain's tourism industry following the Thomas Cook collapse in September.
Largest digital library on earth for the blind opens
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:07:23 +0200

THE BIGGEST digital library on earth in the Spanish language adapted for the blind has just opened, with over 64,000 works accessible to anyone in the world with serious vision ...
Key role for Spain in 2020 Mars mission technology
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:42:33 +0200

SPANISH-MADE technology will be used for the next mission to Mars, planned for 2020, in what will be a huge year for national science - especially for researchers based in Valladolid ...
Interview with MotoGP's Marc Marquez: "I'm living the dream"
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:17:25 +0200

THE YOUNGEST-EVER rider to net a MotoGP world championship in his rookie year, and now just one short of his arch-rival Valentino Rossi's trophy count, motorsport child prodigy Marc ...
'Miracle' parachutist gets Royal welcome in Spain Day parade
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:52:39 +0200

A PARACHUTIST who crashed into a lamp post on his descent was 'rewarded' for his pains with a hug from Spain's defence minister and a personal greeting from the King and Queen ...
Valle de los Caidos shut for Franco's exhumation
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:32:45 +0200

A FAMOUS mausoleum-turned-tourist attraction just outside Madrid has been shut to the public since 18.00 this evening (Friday) for the remains of late dictator General Francisco Franco to be ...
Are anti-depressants safe? Spain joins biggest-ever global study
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:03:03 +0200

A GLOBAL study on anti-depressant use in which Spain took part has shown that these highly-prescribed drugs are, in fact, safe, even long-term.
'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:54:43 +0200

THE LINES between life and work sometimes become blurred, but rarely to such an extent as at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital: seven nurses in the neo-natal unit are all ...
Rafa Nadal talks of retirement: "I'm in the final phase of my career"
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:47:50 +0200

TENNIS ace Rafa Nadal has hinted that his retirement from the sport may be earlier than expected - at least, for fans who have always suspected he would carry on forever.
Spanish tennis 'pioneer' Andres Gimeno dies aged 82
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:14:15 +0200

SPAIN'S oldest-ever Roland Garros champion Andrés Gimeno has died at the age of 82 after battling cancer for many years.
New Ryanair routes from Malaga, Palma, Valencia and Zaragoza
Wed, 9 Oct 2019 17:48:32 +0200

LOW-COST carrier Ryanair has announced new routes to and from Spanish airports for next summer, although some of these will be open within a few weeks.
Summer weather for October bank holiday
Tue, 8 Oct 2019 23:22:06 +0200

GOOD news for anyone planning a getaway this October bank holiday - the 'Indian summer' across Spain is set to stay put for at least another week.
Spain completes Thomas Cook repatriation: 33,400 holidaymakers flown home
Tue, 8 Oct 2019 15:52:43 +0200

OVER 33,400 British tourists in Spain stranded by the Thomas Cook collapse were flown home by Sunday - the last day of 'Operation ...
Borrell chosen as EU head of diplomatic relations
Tue, 8 Oct 2019 14:19:39 +0200

SPAIN'S caretaker foreign affairs minister Josep Borrell has been chosen as head of diplomacy for the European Union, a role he will take up from ...
Spanish Supreme Court confirms the powers of regional authorities to regulate tourist rentals
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:42:40 +0000

A new ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court clarifies the powers of regional authorities to regulate tourist rental activity, which is probably not good news for holiday home owners in Spain who want to rent out their homes on a (more…) The post Spanish Supreme Court confirms the powers of regional authorities to regulate tourist rentals appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound rockets on Brexit deal optimism
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 17:19:43 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate was sent racing higher this week on renewed hopes that a Brexit deal could be reached by the UK and EU. Pound Rocked by Brexit Headlines It’s been another session of ups and downs for the (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound rockets on Brexit deal optimism appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
SPANISH MORTGAGE MARKET IN Q3 2019: Interest rates way down in quarter
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:58:56 +0000

A summary of the Spanish mortgage market data released in the third quarter of 2019 – interest rates, mortgage costs, and mortgage market lending volumes in Spain. 12-month Euribor, the base rate used to calculate interest payments on most mortgages (more…) The post SPANISH MORTGAGE MARKET IN Q3 2019: Interest rates way down in quarter appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
SPANISH HOME SALES – AUGUST 2019: Big declines in most areas of interest to foreign investors
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:50:57 +0000

Spanish home sales data for August 2019 reveal a market on the slide with transactions on the decline in almost all areas of interest to foreign investors, though there are reasons to think the setback might not last. Whichever figures (more…) The post SPANISH HOME SALES – AUGUST 2019: Big declines in most areas of interest to foreign investors appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HolaBank is one of the few lenders not to charge any opening fees on new mortgages
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:11:42 +0000

HolaBank – the Spanish bank that focuses on satisfying the needs of foreigners with banking needs in Spain – is one of the few lenders that doesn’t charge clients an opening fee on new mortgages, saving them hundreds, or even (more…) The post HolaBank is one of the few lenders not to charge any opening fees on new mortgages appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Benidorm’s InTempo skyscraper under refurbishment and 40pc sold
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 09:45:40 +0000

Spain’s tallest residential building the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm is one year away from renovation works completion and already 40pc sold says the development team. InTempo is 198 meters tall with 45 floors containing 256 residences and more than 13,000 (more…) The post Benidorm’s InTempo skyscraper under refurbishment and 40pc sold appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish house price data published in Q3 2019
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 07:30:42 +0000

The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the progress of the six most-watched house price indices in Spain, and brings them together in one chart. The following residential property price indices were updated in the third quarter of 2019 (all (more…) The post Spanish house price data published in Q3 2019 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Continued Brexit uncertainty infuses the Pound with volatility
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:49:01 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate traded in a wide range this week as continued Brexit uncertainty left the Pound unable to find any solid footing. Pound Fluctuates as Brexit Remains in Focus The Pound initially got off to a strong start (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Continued Brexit uncertainty infuses the Pound with volatility appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
EU legal opinion says Spanish IRPH mortgage rate could be abusive, opening the door to compensation claims
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:28:12 +0000

A non-binding legal opinion from an European Court of Justice (ECJ) official that Spain’s IRPH mortgage rate could be abusive opens the door to multi-billion Euro compensation claims against Spanish lenders, which would probably get bogged down forever in Spanish (more…) The post EU legal opinion says Spanish IRPH mortgage rate could be abusive, opening the door to compensation claims appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Andalusia’s planning amnesty for 320,000 rural homes is good news for the property market, though it might weigh down on house prices in the short run
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:14:56 +0000

The regional government of Andalusia has passed a decree that provides a fastrack out of legal limbo for hundreds of thousands of homes built without proper planning permission, which should stimulate the market in the long run, though the more (more…) The post Andalusia’s planning amnesty for 320,000 rural homes is good news for the property market, though it might weigh down on house prices in the short run appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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