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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.

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 what the Spanish are promising Brits if there is a no-deal Brexit

This is what the Spanish are promising Brits if there is a no-deal Brexit

What will happen to Britons in Spain if the UK crashes out of Europe without a withdrawal agreement?

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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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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.

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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OPINION: How Spain treats Britons over Brexit is in the hands of the UK

OPINION: How Spain treats Britons over Brexit is in the hands of the UK

While there have been warm words and encouraging promises from Spain towards Britons in the country, the reality is their futures depend on the UK government.

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.

EU parliament bans Puigdemont conference over 'security fears'

EU parliament bans Puigdemont conference over 'security fears'

The European Parliament on Friday cancelled an event that was to be attended by Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, citing "security threats".

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?

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.

200,000 protest in Barcelona against separatist trial

200,000 protest in Barcelona against separatist trial

Around 200,000 people marched through Barcelona on Saturday against the high-profile trial of Catalan separatist leaders that started this week, which they dismissed as a farce.

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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Swedish word of the day: hörni

Swedish word of the day: hörni

Here's one of those words which will help you fake fluency in Swedish, as long as you use it correctly.

 

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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.

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain call off first day of strike

Ryanair cabin crew in Spain call off first day of strike

Unions representing Ryanair's roughly 1,800 cabin crew in Spain have called off a 24-hour strike planned for Tuesday but said they will go ahead with work stoppages on January 10th and 13th.

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.