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'I'm a proud Brit but here's why I'm officially becoming Spanish'

'I'm a proud Brit but here's why I'm officially becoming Spanish'

Mary Reid considers herself proudly British, and yet after 14 years in Spain creating a life, a career and a family, the time has come for her to switch allegiance.

How mindfulness can help you make the most of life abroad

How mindfulness can help you make the most of life abroad

Moving abroad offers an exciting opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. But how can you make sure that you’re enjoying the experience to its fullest? That’s where practising mindfulness can help.

 
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Spain from the air: Meet the adventurer flying an antique plane over Pyrenean peaks

Spain from the air: Meet the adventurer flying an antique plane over Pyrenean peaks

Garrett Fisher discovered that Spain is far superior to Germany when it comes to adventures in an antique airplane.

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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These are the transport strikes that could cause travel problems in Spain this summer
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These are the transport strikes that could cause travel problems in Spain this summer

It goes without saying that summer is the busiest time for travel in Spain, and strikes called by airport and rail staff aren't going to make it any easier.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

European Commission president nominee Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday she would support delaying Britain's exit from the EU beyond an October 31 deadline if necessary.

ANALYSIS: Can Pedro Sanchez win backing for second term?

ANALYSIS: Can Pedro Sanchez win backing for second term?

With just over a week before a parliamentary vote on his investiture, Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is struggling to win support from other parties to form a new government and avoid fresh elections.

How to complain about the heatwave like a true Spaniard

How to complain about the heatwave like a true Spaniard

Come rain or shine, everyone likes to talk about the weather. And the Spanish have dozens of ways to complain about a heatwave.

These are the weird and wonderful ways Spain celebrates midsummer

These are the weird and wonderful ways Spain celebrates midsummer

No-one celebrates midsummer with quite the same flair and diversity as Spain where every region has it’s distinct traditions.

Spanish word of the day: 'Aire'

Spanish word of the day: 'Aire'

Today’s Word of the day is aire and is really similar to the English noun air, however it can mean various things when you use it in Spanish with other words or in phrases.

Spain demands Catalonia close its 'embassies' in Berlin, Geneva and London

Spain demands Catalonia close its 'embassies' in Berlin, Geneva and London

Spain's central government said Tuesday it has asked a court to order Catalonia to close three offices representing the separatist-minded region's interests abroad.

Recipe: How to make Spain's summer classic gazpacho

Recipe: How to make Spain's summer classic gazpacho

Chilled, refreshing, and delicious, a bowl of gazpacho is a must during Spain's sizzling summer months.

Everything you need to know about Madrid Pride 2019

Everything you need to know about Madrid Pride 2019

Madrid Orgullo is back for another year of celebration, liberation and rainbows, with a lively programme of concerts, competitions and community events set to take place throughout the city.

Spain votes in 'second round' local, regional, EU polls

Spain votes in 'second round' local, regional, EU polls

Spain votes in local, regional and European elections on Sunday seen as a "second round" for acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as he seeks to form a new government and gain influence in the EU.

Madrid's bullfighting 'ritual' acclaimed and contested

Madrid's bullfighting 'ritual' acclaimed and contested

When the bull collapses and dies in front of the matador, silence descends on Madrid's bullfighting ring, a "ritual" that its French manager Simon Casas vigorously defends in an increasingly conflictive climate.

La Manada: Spain's Supreme Court finds five men GUILTY in infamous gang rape case

La Manada: Spain's Supreme Court finds five men GUILTY in infamous gang rape case

The Supreme Court refuted a previous aquittal and sentenced the five men involved in the Pamplona attack to 15 years jail time for rape.

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

The Spanish Costas might have a reputation for being "Little Britain" in the sun given the number of UK nationals living there but some British residents argue the stereotype is unfair and that many Brits are well integrated in the Spanish way of life.

How to survive running with the bulls in Pamplona

How to survive running with the bulls in Pamplona

Tempted to run with the bulls at Pamplona? Then you need some expert advice...

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

This is everything you need to know to mentally prepare you for the school year ahead!

Why Mallorca wants to curb cruise ships to the island

Why Mallorca wants to curb cruise ships to the island

Activists and locals in the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca on Tuesday launched a campaign asking for fewer cruise ships.

Recipe: How to make Andalusian Ajo Blanco soup

Recipe: How to make Andalusian Ajo Blanco soup

Ice cold, refreshing and a delicious alternative to gazpacho. Here is how to make Andalusian white garlic soup.