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 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 

The Local

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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....

 2021-09-12 07:30 

The Local

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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 or have a connection to the country. This week we speak about residency refusals, dwindling UK food supplies in Spain, tax-free shopping an...

 2021-09-12 07:20 

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Spain's film queen Penelope Cruz wins best actress in Venice...

Penelope Cruz took home the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival, the latest success for the all-conquering queen of Spanish cinema....

 2021-09-11 19:12 

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IN PICS: Catalan Diada protest ends in clashes with police...

Thousands of Catalans waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on the Diada, the region's national day, with the day ending in violent clashes with police....

 2021-09-11 18:41 

The Local

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More than a hundred thousand hit Barcelona streets ahead of Madrid talks...

More than 100,000 Catalan separatists thronged the streets of Barcelona on Saturday in a test of their strength ahead of fresh negotiations with Spain's government....

 2021-09-11 14:45 

The Local

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14 Barcelona life hacks that will make you feel like a local...

Barcelona is a popular city for foreign residents in Spain thanks to its coastal location, many international companies and great lifestyle. However, navigating life here can take some getting used to, so here are our top Barcelona life hacks to help make...

 2021-09-11 09:41 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Huge crowds expected in Barcelona ahead of Madrid talks...

Catalan separatists are expected to jam the streets of Barcelona on Saturday in a test of their strength ahead of fresh negotiations with Spain's government....

 2021-09-10 14:50 

The Local

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Property in Spain: A weekly roundup of the latest news and updates...

From home-sellers lowering property prices in Madrid to foreclosures being at their highest level in four years, and the Balearic Islands proving to be the most popular place in Spain for foreign buyers, here is the latest round-up of property news....

 2021-09-10 08:03 

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House prices in Spain return to pre-pandemic levels...

The price of property in Spain has increased during the second quarter of 2021, and now stands at the same level it was in 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit....

 2021-09-10 07:06 

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Firefighter dies battling southern Spain wildfire...

A firefighter was killed on Thursday battling a wind-fuelled wildfire in southern Spain which forced the evacuation of hundreds of people and closed a key highway, local officials said....

 2021-09-09 16:16 

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800 people evacuated as wildfire rips through Spain's Malaga province...

Firefighters hampered by strong winds were battling to contain a wildfire in Spain's Costa del Sol on Thursday September 9th which forced the evacuation of 800 people, officials said....

 2021-09-09 12:44 

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EU bursts bubble of Spain's 'champanillo' tapas bars with new brand protection for French champagne...

The EU's top court on Thursday boosted Champagne makers in their fight to get Spanish tapas bars to drop the term "champanillo"; by reenforcing legal protections on "both products and services" from specific regions....

 2021-09-09 12:24 

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BREXIT: Brits rejected for residency in Spain given 15 days to leave country...

Some UK nationals who have had their Spanish residency applications rejected are being sent notices telling them they must leave the country within 15 days or risk being classified as illegal....

 2021-09-09 07:36 

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Tolls, stickers or free? Spain mulls future of its motorways...

Who's going to pay for Spain's motorways? Debate is raging over the funding of its 12,000 kilometres of motorways after the government made some roads toll-free after the concessions expired....

 2021-09-09 07:19 

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FOCUS: Is Catalonia's independence movement down but not out?...

Catalonia's deeply divided separatist movement will put its mobilisation skills to the test on Saturday as the northeastern region celebrates its national day ahead of fresh talks with Spain's government....

 2021-09-09 07:06 

The Local

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Youth admits vicious gay attack story that shocked Spain was a lie...

A young man who claimed eight masked assailants carved a homophobic slur on his buttocks in Madrid in broad daylight, sparking an outcry, has admitted he lied, Spain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday....

 2021-09-08 14:45 

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'I've spent 1000 and still haven't got my visa': How UK students who've chosen Spain are facing delays and setbacks...

Many British students enrolled in courses in Spain this September are still in limbo as a result of bureaucracy brought on by Brexit. The Local speaks to two students about the delays, extra costs and frustrations they have been facing in trying to get th...

 2021-09-08 14:44 

The Local

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Buying a second-hand car in Spain: 9 key questions you have to ask in Spanish...

If you're buying a second hand vehicle in Spain from a private seller, there's a big chance you'll have to do the hard bargaining and scrutinising in Spanish, so here are nine questions to help you with the process....

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