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El Mundo reporter's son killed on Brixton railway
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:52:51 +0200

THE 19-year-old son of a Spanish newspaper reporter has been killed on the London underground, his family reveals.

El Corte Ingles offers same-day delivery online grocery shopping
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:17:51 +0200

NATIONWIDE department store El Corte Inglés has launched a website through which any products can be ordered and delivered the same day.

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:26:02 +0200

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the province of Granada in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) - but failed to wake the ...
Ryanair 'seating families apart' complaint goes to EU
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:12:39 +0200

EUROPEAN Parliament has agreed to look into a complaint about low-cost carrier Ryanair's seating families apart.

AP-7, AP-1 and AP-4 to be toll-free, pledges minister
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:40:35 +0200

SPAIN'S new minister of public works, José Luis Ábalos has announced plans to scrap the tolls on three motorways when their franchises ...
Will the real Rajoy please stand up?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:38:08 +0200

WITHIN days of now-ex president of Spain Mariano Rajoy's having given up his leadership and even Parliamentary seat on the PP, football fans in ...
Urdangarin enters prison; Infanta to commute weekly to Spain
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:36:31 +0200

KING Felipe's brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín is now in prison, having arrived at the Brieva complex in Ávila this morning ...
Stephen Hawking's peace message was launched from avila
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:34:53 +0200

STEPHEN Hawking's 'message of peace' launched into space on the day of his funeral at Westminster Abbey was sent up by the station in Cebreros, ...
Ana Julia Quezada appears in court over death of Gabriel, 8
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:42:16 +0200

SELF-CONFESSED killer of eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz Ramírez and ex-girlfriend of the victim's father, Ana Julia Quezada, is due to appear in ...
Diana death reconstruction exposes killer's 'lies and contradictions'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:40:26 +0200

A SIX-HOUR reconstruction of the death of Madrid sixth-former Diana Quer showed homicide detectives that the killer's version of the crime is totally ...
Historic Le Mans 24 Hours win for Fernando Alonso
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:36:43 +0200

DOUBLE Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso stunned fans with a spectacular Le Mans 24 Hours win today (Sunday), having never attempted the race ...
Aquarius girl, 12: "Nobody's hugged me like that in a long time"
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:35:09 +0200

VOLUNTEERS on the Aquarius have told heart-wrenching tales of the migrants they helped rescue who docked today (Sunday) in Valencia and embarked on ...
Aquarius migrants dock in Valencia
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:46:46 +0200

THE migrant rescue ship Aquarius has docked in Valencia after an arduous nine-day voyage in which volunteers and the 629 asylum-seekers on board ...
Woman killed by Cabify car in Barcelona
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 12:45:18 +0200

A WOMAN has died after being run over by a Cabify car in Barcelona and another has been seriously injured.

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 21:46:33 +0200

A FORMER councillor on the PP in Valencia has been found dead after falling off a balcony in what may have been a case of suicide.

Spanish monuments in top five of TripAdvisor World Landmarks list
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:49:00 +0200

TWO tourist attractions in Spain have made it to the 25 Travellers' Choice Awards Top World Landmarks list on TripAdvisor - one of which, ...
Protesters prosecuted by Franco's family for 'hate crimes' over Galicia estate
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:40:49 +0200

COURT summons are starting to filter through for demonstrators who peacefully 'invaded' a palace in A Coruña last August to protest over its ...
FIFA World Cup 2018: Ronaldo hat-trick forces draw in Spain-Portgual derby
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:58:15 +0200

A STUNNING hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo in a free kick at the 88th minute led to a draw between neighbours Spain and Portugal in their first ...
King and Queen to meet Trump during official US visit
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:27:14 +0200

KING Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia are now in the USA, having arrived at 02.10 mainland Spain time (20.10 local time) today at New Orleans ...
Cristinano Ronaldo accepts two-year suspended sentence and €18.8m bill for tax issues
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:32:07 +0200

REAL Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax office in which he will pay €18.8 million and a two-year suspended prison ...
Government to make healthcare free and universal again 'within six weeks'
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:04:01 +0200

SPAIN'S new government is working on a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree that will once again make free healthcare universal for everyone living in the ...
Spain's 1.95m Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, final Ramadan festival
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:27:27 +0200

SPAIN'S two million Muslims are celebrating the final day of Ramadan today (Friday) after sundown last night brought an end to their month-long daytime ...
'El Chicle' to take part in Diana death reconstruction
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:16:17 +0200

A RECONSTRUCTION of the murder of Madrid sixth-former and model Diana Quer will take place tomorrow (Friday), for which the killer will be taken from his ...
BCE rates to remain unchanged until at least summer 2019
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:44:22 +0200

CENTRAL European Bank (BCE) bosses have opted to keep interest rates at their current level until at least summer 2019, or longer if necessary, as part of ...
Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before driving off
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:23:53 +0200

TAXI drivers dropping off women in Bilbao are now required to ensure their customers are safely indoors before driving off, thanks to a new bye-law aimed ...
Companies and unions agree €14,000 minimum wage and 2% annual rise
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:25:54 +0200

COMPANY representatives and unions have agreed on the new government's proposed minimum wage increase just two days before a planned protest was due to ...
Interior minister to remove 'cruel' spikes from African border fences
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:01:43 +0200

INTERIOR minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has made his first pledge since taking on the job and parking his career as top national judge - that of ...
Culture minister Maxim Huerta resigns over 'tax issues'
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:45:30 +0200

CURRENTLY the shortest-lived minister in Spain's democracy, author and newspaper columnist Màxim Huerta has quit his role as head of culture, ...
Fernando Hierro replaces Lopetegui as national team manager
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:46:00 +0200

MÁLAGA-BORN sports director for the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Fernando Hierro, will take over as national team coach today in place ...
Mallorca hydroplane 'disappears' in mid-air
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:42:08 +0200

A FIREFIGHTING aircraft has disappeared in Mallorca after losing contact with the control tower on Tuesday evening.

Spain sack manager two days before World Cup opening match
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:09:42 +0200

Julen Lopetegui has been axed as Spain manager after it emerged that he had agreed to take over at Real Madrid after the World Cup. Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Lopetegui would succeed Zinedine Zidane on a ...
Home sales surge in April, partly due to seasonality
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:52:32 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry shot up by 31% in April compared to the same time last year, according to figures just released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). However, Easter fell in (more…)

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Can overseas property debt affect my chances of buying a property back home?
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:36:32 +0000

A frequently asked question we get at EU Property Solutions is whether an overseas property debt issue can affect your ability to buy property in the United Kingdom or your home country. There are circumstances in which it might. The (more…)

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House prices: Boom, bust, and recovery cycle analysed
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:20:29 +0000

A closer look at the official Spanish house price index published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) shows property values on the road to recovery in all regions, albeit at different speeds, but thankfully nowhere near the madness of (more…)

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8 Tips on Buying Off-Plan in Spain
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:55:44 +0000

Marbella-based Lawyer Raymond Nesbitt gives us an overview on how to avoid the most common pitfalls on buying new-build property in Spain. He introduces his article with a brief overview of the property market. Article copyrighted © 2010, 2018. Plagiarism (more…)

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Google Map pins – simple but effective when selling your Spanish home…
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:46:58 +0000

Why is it so difficult to find the exact location of a property for sale in Spain? When looking to buy a new home in Spain you can understand the frustration of buyers who are unable to discover the exact (more…)

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The process for solving negative equity problems in Spain
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:43:12 +0000

From our experience every case regarding Spanish negative equity is different. Everyone’s circumstances differ, and no case is identical in what we do. Nonetheless, there is a process EU Property Solutions follow to ensure we can deliver the best service (more…)

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Spanish mortgage news in May 2018
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:02:07 +0000

12-month Euribor, the base rate used for most mortgages in Spain, came in at -0.188 in May, a fraction higher than the month before, but 48% lower than the same month last year, which is what counts when it comes (more…)

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Spanish house price data published in May 2018
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:33:01 +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 the chart above. The following residential property price indices were released in May 2017 (all figures (more…)

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Holabank clients get relocation assistance in their own lingo (publicity)
Thu, 31 May 2018 14:27:40 +0000

There is only one bank in Spain that bends over backwards to help foreigners relocating to a new life in Spain, and that’s HolaBank – the Spanish bank most focused on the needs of foreigners who own homes in Spain. (more…)

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MARKET ANALYSIS: British demand for property in Spain recovers after the Brexit vote
Wed, 30 May 2018 19:23:48 +0000

I thought the UK’s vote to abandon the EU would crush British demand for property in Spain. I was wrong. Reliable numbers (by Spanish standards) from both the Association of Spanish Notaries, and the Spanish Land Registrars Association, show the (more…)

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