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Temperatures set to soar across Spain as spring arrives early

Temperatures set to soar across Spain as spring arrives early

You may have noticed a touch of spring in the air across Spain already, with almond and cherry blossoms bursting into bloom, insects buzzing and the scent of mimosa wafting in the warm sunlight.

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Spanish PM to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

Spanish PM to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

Spain's prime minister is to travel to France this weekend to pay tribute to the 450,000 Spaniards who sought refuge there at the end of the 1936-39 civil war and the Franco dictatorship that followed.

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

From what to wear to what to order, we've got the tips to help you blend in like a true local as the mercury drops.

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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This is the ONE thing Brits in Spain need to do ahead of Brexit
FOR MEMBERS

This is the ONE thing Brits in Spain need to do ahead of Brexit

Deal or no-deal, make sure that when Brexit comes, you are correctly registered as a resident in Spain.

IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful

IN PICS: 18 photos that prove Benidorm is beautiful

Let's face it, Benidorm isn't everyone's cup of tea. But a photographer is revealing that true beauty can be found in the most unlikely of resorts.

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

Spanish PM calls snap election after budget defeat

Spain's prime minister called an early general election on Friday, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Catalan separarists' trial: What you need to know

Catalan separarists' trial: What you need to know

This is what you need to know about the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed secession bid.

Road-tripping in Spain: A whistlestop tour of six cities in six days

Road-tripping in Spain: A whistlestop tour of six cities in six days

After six months living in Barcelona as an Erasmus student, Leslie Fried was desperate to see as much of Spain as she could. With only one week holiday and a limited budget, she hired a car with six friends and they hit the road.

Ten of Spain's most romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

Ten of Spain's most romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

From sunset strolls to fireside cosiness Spain offers the perfect setting to woo your sweetheart. Here are some of our favourites.

Spain's right-wing calls for street protests over PM's concession to Catalan separatists

Spain's right-wing calls for street protests over PM's concession to Catalan separatists

Spain's prime minister was caught between the fury of conservative opposition parties and the anger of top members of his Socialist party after he made a concession to Catalan separatists.

Spanish victims of Catholic priests speak out over sex abuse

Spanish victims of Catholic priests speak out over sex abuse

A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection.

 Four arrested over New Year sex assault in Alicante

Four arrested over New Year sex assault in Alicante

Spanish police said Sunday they have arrested four men suspected of a New Year's Eve sexual assault reminiscent of a 2016 Pamplona bull-running rape case which caused national outrage.

Meet Madrid's anti-eviction warriors

Meet Madrid's anti-eviction warriors

Leah Pattem shares what it's like to be on the front line of an eviction.

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone said Thursday it planned to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain as it streamlines its organisation to cope with a drop in revenue and profits in a fiercely competitive telecommunications market.

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Denmark proposes legislation for UK citizens' rights in event of no-deal Brexit

Denmark proposes legislation for UK citizens' rights in event of no-deal Brexit

Denmark’s government has filed a bill providing for the rights of British citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

 

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Good news for workers in Spain as jobless queue shortens

Good news for workers in Spain as jobless queue shortens

Even though unemployment has dropped steadily since 2013 as Spain emerges from economic crisis, the country still has the eurozone's second highest jobless rate after Greece.

ANALYSIS: Enough of the potty protests, Madrid's trial of Catalan leaders will be a civilised matter

ANALYSIS: Enough of the potty protests, Madrid's trial of Catalan leaders will be a civilised matter

Catalan separatists may have resorted to using human waste to protest against the upcoming trial of their leaders in Madrid, but Spanish authorities are determined to ensure the contentious and emotive court proceedings pass off in a civilized manner.

Adopt an olive tree: Breathe new life into rural Spain

Adopt an olive tree: Breathe new life into rural Spain

An 'adopt an olive tree' scheme is helping the rural economy survive.

Real Madrid take upper-hand in Clasico clash with Barcelona

Real Madrid take upper-hand in Clasico clash with Barcelona

Real Madrid gained a measure of redemption at the Camp Nou by holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and taking the upper-hand in the semi-final of Copa del Rey.

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas.

The quirky habits you can't help picking up living in Spain

The quirky habits you can't help picking up living in Spain

If you've moved to Spain, chances are you have picked up some Spanish habits. How many of these do you do?

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spanish health authorities have banned the sale of a common painkiller to tourists after it was linked to the deaths of at least ten British holidaymakers.

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.

Spanish priest killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso

Spanish priest killed by jihadis in Burkina Faso

A Spanish priest and four customs officers were killed during an attack by alleged jihadists in Burkina Faso, local sources said.