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Are online GP appointments the future of healthcare? Experts debate lessons taught by pandemic
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:16:47 +0200

ONLINE or telephone GP appointments and other consultations could be the future of healthcare - and its potential was discussed in a video-conference meeting with over 40 experts in ...
'Phase' changes from June 1
Thu, 28 May 2020 22:13:39 +0200

FROM Monday, 70% of Spain will be on 'Phase 2' of recovery, with Castilla y León, Madrid, the Barcelona metropolitan area and the Lleida province health departments of Alt ...
'Phase change' requests for next week: Which regions want more freedom
Wed, 27 May 2020 22:58:13 +0200

ALL OF Spain has been on either 'Phase 1' or 'Phase 2' of 'unlocking' since Monday (May 25), and a handful are hoping to progress even further a week on.
Iker Casillas' wife Sara 'reappears' after cancer battle and gets a quarter of a million 'likes'
Wed, 27 May 2020 21:52:20 +0200

FORMER Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' wife has posted her first public photo since her cancer diagnosis a year ago, and appears radiant and healthy.
Merida reopens stunning Roman city to public
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:46:59 +0200

AMONG the numerous tourist attractions gradually reopening across Spain, one which should be on every traveller's bucket list started taking in visitors today (Tuesday): ...
Football clubs launch souvenir masks for fans
Tue, 26 May 2020 21:41:08 +0200

IT WAS practically inevitable and would not have taken a genius in marketing to come up with the idea, but now it's started, it's bound to continue in every other field: Spain's ...
No quarantine for foreign arrivals from July 1
Mon, 25 May 2020 19:53:19 +0200

CONCERNS about foreign visitors being quarantined for a fortnight upon arrival in Spain voiced in the British press have proven unfounded - when Spanish borders reopen for ...
Gijon employee swims to work to 'guarantee social distancing'
Mon, 25 May 2020 18:16:14 +0200

IF YOU DON'T have access to a car or bike, getting to work could mean facing pavement crowds or packed public transport every day, with all the risks that these entail during a pandemic ...
Spain's first Coronavirus-free area revealed
Sun, 24 May 2020 16:46:33 +0200

IT'S A taste of what could come in the near future and one which is hoped will quickly spread to all 19 of Spain's autonomously-governed territories - but one of these has ...
Spain holiday booking rush jams servers and Brits celebrate July reopening
Sun, 24 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

HOLIDAY booking websites have reported their servers almost crashing as the rest of the world flocks online to grab themselves a trip to Spain.
'Phase 2', other relaxed restrictions and 'mask rules' explained
Sat, 23 May 2020 21:47:07 +0200

MONDAY'S new 'Phase 2' areas will see quite a difference in their way of life - especially those with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants.
'Phase 2' agreed for most of Spain: New freedom from Monday
Fri, 22 May 2020 23:42:05 +0200

MORE 'unlocking' is on the cards for most of Spain from this coming Monday (May 25), with all of the country set to be on either 'Phase 1' or 'Phase 2'.
Foreign holidaymakers to return by July, 'all being well'
Fri, 22 May 2020 21:38:02 +0200

INTERNATIONAL tourism could be back on track by early July - in fact, deputy president and environment minister Teresa Ribera believes this to be almost a certainty.
With social distancing the new normal, will community pools be open in Spain this summer?
Wed, 27 May 2020 17:44:02 +0000

If you share a swimming pool in a condo with other members of a community of owners, what are the chances you will be able to take a dip under social distancing rules this summer, if you can get to (more…) The post With social distancing the new normal, will community pools be open in Spain this summer? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Home renovation and building work start again as Spanish government continues to loosen the coronavirus lockdown
Tue, 26 May 2020 19:54:12 +0000

Builders and tradesmen were allowed back to work in occupied homes as of this Monday, though how many of them will be left in business is anyone’s guess. Last Saturday the Ministry of Public Health, which pretty much controls life (more…) The post Home renovation and building work start again as Spanish government continues to loosen the coronavirus lockdown appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spain announces plans to open up to tourists in July, so holiday-home owners will be allowed in this summer
Sat, 23 May 2020 19:52:56 +0000

Under intense pressure from a tourist industry looking into the abyss, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez announced today that Spain will open its borders to foreign tourists under “conditions of safety” in July. So things are looking up a little bit (more…) The post Spain announces plans to open up to tourists in July, so holiday-home owners will be allowed in this summer appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Notes from the Alpujarras of Andalusia: Author and organic farmer Chris Stewart eases into the role…
Fri, 22 May 2020 19:41:42 +0000

EDITOR’S NOTE: This occasional column from Chris was supposed to start seven years ago, but events just got in the way. Perhaps it is just as well, as now we have something to look forward to. What better way to (more…) The post Notes from the Alpujarras of Andalusia: Author and organic farmer Chris Stewart eases into the role… appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
NEGATIVE EQUITY? Join our free webinar for people with Spanish and Cypriot property problems
Fri, 22 May 2020 17:23:57 +0000

EU Property Solutions Chairman Terry Bell is hosting a free webinar on 27th May 2020 at 10AM GMT+1 offering hope and solutions to those facing the huge issues of negative equity in their foreign property be it Spain, Cyprus, or (more…) The post NEGATIVE EQUITY? Join our free webinar for people with Spanish and Cypriot property problems appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Sterling falls as BoE fails to rule out negative interest rates
Fri, 22 May 2020 17:12:55 +0000

GBP/EUR hit highs of €1.12 this week but has since edged back to €1.11 thanks to this week’s slew of negative UK economic data. Pound (GBP) Struggles as UK Government Borrowing Hits Record High in April The Pound (GBP) has (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Sterling falls as BoE fails to rule out negative interest rates appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Long delays getting building permits out of planning departments around Spain drives up the cost of new homes big time, reveals new report
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:56:30 +0000

Slow-moving Spanish planning departments ensure that home buyers in Spain have to pay higher prices with bigger mortgages for lower quality new properties, whilst even local authorities and the economy pay a significant price for the delays. Everybody is a (more…) The post Long delays getting building permits out of planning departments around Spain drives up the cost of new homes big time, reveals new report appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Dreams of restoring an abandoned medieval village in Spain? It can be done, but the Spanish planning system is a big obstacle.
Thu, 21 May 2020 11:30:03 +0000

Lakabe eco-village abandoned medieval hamlet restoration. Picture credit Cristobal Soria Going back to nature, and living sustainably in a community of like-minded people by restoring one of Spain’s many abandoned villages is a compelling dream for many, and the eco-village (more…) The post Dreams of restoring an abandoned medieval village in Spain? It can be done, but the Spanish planning system is a big obstacle. appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Del Canto appoints former Spanish judge to boost international dispute mediation service for clients based in the UK
Wed, 20 May 2020 07:25:53 +0000

Legal firm Del Canto Chambers, with offices in Spain and the UK, are pleased to announce the appointment of former Spanish judge Josep Galvez, adding great strength and experience to the firm’s cross-border disputes handling service, with particular relevance to (more…) The post Del Canto appoints former Spanish judge to boost international dispute mediation service for clients based in the UK appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Has your interest-only Spanish mortgage caught up with you?
Tue, 19 May 2020 15:03:09 +0000

From 1996 to 2007, Spain’s national average house price rose by a whopping 197%. During this time thousands of foreign investors wanted a piece of the pie, and were lured by interest-only mortgages and rental guarantees. But when interest-only mortgages (more…) The post Has your interest-only Spanish mortgage caught up with you? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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