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 2021-09-22 11:27 

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Driving in Spain: How to find out if you've been fined or given points on your licence...

If you have committed a traffic offence in Spain, you will typically receive a fine or have points added to your driving licence, but what happens if you don't receive the notifications? Here's how you check....

 2021-09-22 11:16 

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Could Catalonia enforce use of Covid certificates for nightlife venues?...

The government of Catalonia confirmed that it is contemplating the use of Covid certificates to access nightlife venues, it was announced on Tuesday....

 2021-09-22 10:02 

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UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as 'fully vaccinated'...

After much confusion, criticism and contradictory messages the UK government has discreetly changed its Covid border rules - meaning that those vaccinated in Europe with mixed doses are considered fully inoculated and therefore can avoid quarantine....

 2021-09-22 07:34 

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Toxic gas fears as Canary Islands volcano lava nears sea...

A vast river of molten lava from a Canary Islands volcano was edging towards the sea on Tuesday,destroying everything in its path and provoking fears it will generate clouds of toxic gases when it hits the water....

 2021-09-22 07:06 

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Man jailed for Catalonia attacks out on parole...

A Spanish court on Tuesday granted parole to one of the men convicted for his role in the 2017 attacks in Catalonia that claimed 16 lives....

 2021-09-21 14:57 

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Storm warnings issued for five Spanish regions...

Five regions in Spain were on alert on Tuesday for storms, heavy rains and rough seas....

 2021-09-21 14:55 

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EXPLAINED: What you need to know when you hire someone in Spain?...

If you're setting up a business in Spain and need to hire staff, you'll need to know all the legalities involved. Here's what you need to know when you employ someone in Spain....

 2021-09-21 14:52 

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Spanish property news roundup: Number of homes for sale dips but positive outlook forecast...

From the regulation of the rental market in Barcelona to mortgage values in 2021, stay up-to-date on the latest Spanish property news with The Local's weekly roundup....

 2021-09-21 14:30 

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Spain opens 'terror probe' after car hits bar terrace...

Spain's top criminal court has opened a probe after a car ploughed into a bar terrace, killing a diner, to establish whether the driver was motivated by "terrorism", judicial sources said Tuesday....

 2021-09-21 07:26 

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Canary islanders flee as volcano vents its fury...

Throwing a handful of belongings into her car alongside goats, chickens and a turtle, Yahaira Garciafled her home just before the volcano erupted, belching molten lava down the mountainside....

 2021-09-21 07:11 

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Will travellers vaccinated with AstraZeneca in Europe be able to enter the US?...

While Washington has not authorized the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, a European commissioner on Mondayexpressed hope that travellers from the continent inoculated with the jab will soon be able to enter the United States....

 2021-09-20 16:54 

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Q&A: Can EU nationals bring non-EU family members over to Spain?...

If you're an EU national living in or wanting to move to Spain, find out if can you can bring a non-EU family member to live with you. Here, we answer some of the most common questions surrounding the process....

 2021-09-20 15:03 

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US to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers from Europe...

Fully vaccinated travellers from Europe will be able to visit the US from the start of November after the White House announced on Monday it was lifting is travel ban after 18 months....

 2021-09-20 13:33 

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What travellers from Spain to England should know about the UK's new Covid border rules...

Most (but not all) fully vaccinated travellers from Spain will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a change to border rules on Friday....

 2021-09-20 12:16 

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Five things you probably didn't know about Spanish paella...

As today is world paella day, we've put together some surprising facts about Spanish paellas that you probably didn't know before....

 2021-09-20 09:53 

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Why has the expansion of Barcelona airport prompted mass protests?...

Around 10,000 people demonstrated against the expansion of the El Prat airport in Barcelona on Sunday....

 2021-09-20 09:29 

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Six things you need to know about Barcelona airport's 1.7 billion planned expansion...

Barcelona's controversial airport expansion project has currently been put on hold because of differences between Catalan authorities and Spain's national government. But, if plans do go ahead, here's everything you need to know about a projec...

 2021-09-20 07:31 

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IN PICS: Houses destroyed and villages evacuated after Canary Islands volcanic eruption...

Pictures and videos of La Palma's Cumbre Vieja volcano, which erupted on Sunday in the Canary Islands....

 2021-09-20 07:02 

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Volcano erupts on Spain's Canary Islands...

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands Sunday, spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000 local people, authorities said....

 2021-09-19 14:41 

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REVEALED: The most picturesque day trips in Spain's Alicante province...

As the Valencian government is allowing travel within the region this Easter, we thought we'd pick out some of the most picturesque escapes in the Alicante province for you to enjoy time outdoors this Semana Santa....

 2021-09-19 08:32 

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Spanish police wrong-footed as 25,000 students party at Madrid university...

Around 25,000 people joined a massive outdoor drinking party marking the start of term at a Madrid university without observing safety precautions, police said Saturday, admitting they were caught off-guard....

 2021-09-19 07:24 

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11 Valencia life hacks that will make you feel like a local...

Valencia is rapidly growing in popularity, and in 2020 it even topped the list as the most desirable city to live in for foreign residents, thanks to its stunning architecture, beaches, laidback lifestyle, and of course famous cuisine. Life here can take ...

 2021-09-17 17:07 

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Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules...

Vaccinated travellers from Europe will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a shake up of border rules on Friday....

 2021-09-17 14:46 

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'It's a disaster': How British stores in Spain are being hit by Brexit...

Because UK food exports to Spain have dropped by more than half due to Brexit, we spoke to Inge Barker who runs A Taste of Home stores in Spain to find out how it's affecting her business....

 2021-09-17 13:14 

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10 towns in Spain that might want to consider changing their strange names...

Would you be tempted to visit Poo beach or eat in a restaurant in Malcocinado?...

 2021-09-17 11:05 

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How to import a vehicle to Spain from outside of the EU...

If you want to import your car or another vehicle to Spain from a country outside the EU, you'll find the process is a lot more complex than those importing vehicles from within the EU, here's how to go about it....

 2021-09-17 08:44 

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965 a month: Spanish government announces small rise in minimum wage...

The Spanish government and workers' unions have agreed to raise the minimum inter-professional salary (SMI) to 965 gross per month....

 2021-09-16 15:26 

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Elderly in Spanish care homes to receive third dose of Covid-19 vaccine...

Those living in care homes in Spain will receive a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine immediately the Public Health Commission confirmed on Thursday....

 2021-09-16 13:19 

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Brits living in Spain warned of immigration problems for Spanish partners in the UK...

Brits living in Spain and other EU countries have been warned of complex and drawn-out administrative processes if they want to move back to the UK with a European partner before the deadline of March 2022....

 2021-09-16 12:31 

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Alert raised over quake surge around Canary Island volcano...

Experts were keeping a close watch Thursday on a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands which last erupted 50 years ago after observing an upsurge in seismic activity and magma displacements....

 2021-09-16 10:29 

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Brexit news roundup: All the latest info for Brits in Spain...

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments, news and concerns regarding Brexit for UK nationals who live in Spain. This week we look at charges for receiving parcels, passport stamps, and driving licence deadlines....

 2021-09-16 08:58 

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Could regions across Spain enforce Covid health passes after Galicia's green light?...

Spain's Supreme Court has authorised the obligation to show a Covid health pass in restaurants and nightlife establishments in Galicia, which reopens the possibility for the use of the pass in the rest of Spain....

 2021-09-16 08:47 

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Two Americans die scaling sea cliffs in Spain...

Two American men have plunged to their deaths while scaling sea cliffs on Spain's holiday island of Mallorca, police said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 07:14 

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How children born in Spain to foreign parents can obtain Spanish nationality...

If your child is born in Spain, does that mean they will be granted Spanish citizenship? Here's how children born to foreign parents can obtain Spanish nationality....

 2021-09-15 16:10 

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Ten things Spaniards hate about the English language...

The spelling is ridiculous, the accents are impossible and then there are all those irregular plurals. Is it any wonder Spanish students learning English sometimes just want to give up?...

 2021-09-15 13:47 

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Property news in Spain: Who is buying luxury properties and where are they?...

From the most popular places to buy luxury property in Spain to where home renovations are the most expensive in the country, stay up-to-date on the latest Spanish property news with The Local's weekly roundup....

 2021-09-15 10:17 

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'Nuda propriedad': The pros and cons of selling your home in Spain while still living in it...

'Nuda propriedad' known as 'home reversion' in English, means the option for retired or elderly people to transfer ownership of their homes, whilst still maintaining the right to live there. We take a look at the pros and cons of this proc...

 2021-09-15 07:05 

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Spain PM in Barcelona to reopen Catalan separatist talks...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Snchez visits Barcelona Wednesday to resume dialogue with Catalonia's separatist leadership on resolving the political crisis triggered by the region's 2017failed independence bid....

 2021-09-14 16:13 

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KEY POINTS: How Spain will tackle rising electricity prices?...

On Tuesday, the Spanish government approved a raft of measures to help reduce the ever-increasing electricity bills that those in Spain have been facing in recent months. Here's how they plan to do it and what measures will be in place going forward....

 2021-09-14 13:57 

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Spanish government announces raft of measures to combat rising electricity prices...

The Council of Ministers this Tuesday approved a wide range of measures to help reduce the extortionate electricity bills that families in Spain have been facing in recent months....

 2021-09-14 13:53 

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What are the types of work contracts in Spain and which one is the best?...

We take look at some of the most common types of work contracts you may be offered in Spain, analyse some of the benefits and negatives and find out which is the best and which is the worst....

 2021-09-14 10:05 

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Spain says huge wildfire under control after 7 days...

A huge wildfire in southern Spain has been brought under control after it raged for seven days, killing a firefighter and forcing 2,600 people from their homes, regional officials said Tuesday....

 2021-09-14 09:58 

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Six reasons why Benidorm is so much better than you think...

Leah Pattem thinks everyone should visit Benidorm at least once in their life. Here she explains why you should give Europe's tackiest resort a chance....

 2021-09-14 07:49 

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'I pay 15 for a few potatoes': What it's like being a vegetarian in Spain?...

With news that Barcelona has recently opened its first vegetarian and vegan butchers, writer Esme Fox, who lives in the city explains what it's like being a vegetarian living in Spain and how it's changed over the years....

 2021-09-13 12:44 

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What you should know before getting solar panels for your home in Spain...

Spain is no longer the country that 'taxes the sun' and solar panels are more affordable than ever, but there is still a lot you need to know before making your home solar-powered....

 2021-09-13 12:29 

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Reader question: Can unvaccinated second-home owners travel to Spain?...

It's been a difficult 18 months for people who own second homes in Spain, with opportunities to check on them greatly reduced by health and travel restrictions, so what are the current rules?...

 2021-09-13 11:57 

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Rain helps fight against 'monster' wildfire in Spain...

Light rain gave some breathing room to crews struggling Monday to battle a "monster" wildfire in southern Spain which killed a firefighter and forced the evacuation of around 2,600 people....

 2021-09-13 10:26 

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Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders...

British nationals resident in the EU have become concerned in recent months as their passports have been stamped when returning home from abroad. Here's the latest on what we know....

 2021-09-13 08:22 

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Spain to begin producing first Spanish Covid-19 vaccine in October...

The Spanish-made vaccine against Covid-19, created by pharmaceutical company HIPRA, could begin to be produced this October....

 2021-09-12 10:09 

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Spain lays out plans to fight rising number of hate crimes...

In an announcement on Friday, the Spanish government said it would create specialised groups within the Interior Ministry and the police force to tackle the rising number of hate crimes that have shocked the country in recent months....

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