Driving in Spain: The 13 things that could land you in trouble with the law this summer
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Driving in Spain: The 13 things that could land you in trouble with the law this summer

Apart from the usual driving offences that exist in countries around the world, Spain has a whole host of punishable misdemeanours that can result in fines of €500 for drivers, many of which are particularly common during the summer months.

What to do and what to avoid if you witness a forest fire in Spain

What to do and what to avoid if you witness a forest fire in Spain

Everything that changes about life in Spain in August 2021
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Everything that changes about life in Spain in August 2021

Operación Salida: Everything you need to know about driving during Spain’s worst travel period of the summer

Operación Salida: Everything you need to know about driving during Spain’s worst travel period of the summer

Spain’s economy returns to growth as IMF predicts one of biggest GDP rebounds of 2022

Spain’s economy returns to growth as IMF predicts one of biggest GDP rebounds of 2022

‘It’s not normal in the 21st century’: How dozens of villages in Spain struggle for drinking water

‘It’s not normal in the 21st century’: How dozens of villages in Spain struggle for drinking water

Coronavirus: Do I have the right to refuse to return to my workplace in Spain?

Coronavirus: Do I have the right to refuse to return to my workplace in Spain?

What are the reasons for losing Spanish residency or nationality and can I get it back?
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What are the reasons for losing Spanish residency or nationality and can I get it back?

LISTED: The 14 sun creams Spain wants to take off the market

LISTED: The 14 sun creams Spain wants to take off the market

Spain to fine companies that expose workers to heatstroke up to €820K

Spain to fine companies that expose workers to heatstroke up to €820K

Q&A: How to appeal or claim back fines issued during Spain’s state of alarm 

Q&A: How to appeal or claim back fines issued during Spain’s state of alarm 

Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?

Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?

Why is electricity in Spain more expensive than ever?
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Why is electricity in Spain more expensive than ever?

Eleven things to never do while dining in Spain
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Eleven things to never do while dining in Spain

Spanish driving licence: the essential language to pass your practical test
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Spanish driving licence: the essential language to pass your practical test

The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War

The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War

10 reasons why a Spanish person might be staring at you
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10 reasons why a Spanish person might be staring at you

EU lawyer slams Spain’s huge fines for not filing foreign asset declaration properly

EU lawyer slams Spain’s huge fines for not filing foreign asset declaration properly

Spain could raise parental leave to six months for both mothers and fathers

Spain could raise parental leave to six months for both mothers and fathers

Spanish bank accounts: Why you shouldn’t leave them inactive for too long
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Spanish bank accounts: Why you shouldn’t leave them inactive for too long

What you need to know if you are in a road traffic accident in Spain

What you need to know if you are in a road traffic accident in Spain

Why Tuesday 13th is unlucky in Spain and the Spanish superstitions to beware of

Why Tuesday 13th is unlucky in Spain and the Spanish superstitions to beware of

EXPLAINED: How to pay less Spanish IBI property tax
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EXPLAINED: How to pay less Spanish IBI property tax

Reader question: Do I need a Covid test to travel to another region in Spain this summer?
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Reader question: Do I need a Covid test to travel to another region in Spain this summer?

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits

Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?

Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?

‘Only yes means yes’: Spain moves to tighten consent laws against rape

‘Only yes means yes’: Spain moves to tighten consent laws against rape

Why does Spain’s national anthem have no words?
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Why does Spain’s national anthem have no words?

Nearly 50C: Southern Spain set to sizzle in historic heatwave 

Nearly 50C: Southern Spain set to sizzle in historic heatwave 

‘The perfect excuse to keep it simple’: Getting married in Spain during the pandemic

‘The perfect excuse to keep it simple’: Getting married in Spain during the pandemic

Driving in Spain: The new device traffic authorities want you to keep in your car
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Driving in Spain: The new device traffic authorities want you to keep in your car

How to find an English-speaking therapist in Spain
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How to find an English-speaking therapist in Spain

12 scams to watch out for in Spain in 2021
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12 scams to watch out for in Spain in 2021

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in July 2021
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New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in July 2021

12 very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

12 very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

Spain backs bill to allow transgender people to easily change gender and name on ID

Spain backs bill to allow transgender people to easily change gender and name on ID

The best Spanish food and drink to keep you cool during the summer heat

The best Spanish food and drink to keep you cool during the summer heat

‘La renta’: What you need to know about filing your Spanish tax return
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‘La renta’: What you need to know about filing your Spanish tax return

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

Going out in Spain: What are the new rules for bars and nightclubs?

Going out in Spain: What are the new rules for bars and nightclubs?

EXPLAINED: Where and when do you still have to wear a face mask outdoors in Spain?

EXPLAINED: Where and when do you still have to wear a face mask outdoors in Spain?

Goats, horses and fire: the weird ways Spain usually celebrates San Juan

Goats, horses and fire: the weird ways Spain usually celebrates San Juan

RANKED: Where are workers’ salaries highest and lowest in Spain?
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RANKED: Where are workers’ salaries highest and lowest in Spain?

Why I’ll never adopt Spanish bedtimes for my children

Why I’ll never adopt Spanish bedtimes for my children

Nine Spanish culture shocks that I still can’t get my head around
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Nine Spanish culture shocks that I still can’t get my head around

TRAVEL: Which regions in Spain are paying residents to go on staycations?
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TRAVEL: Which regions in Spain are paying residents to go on staycations?

Q&A: What Brits in Spain need to know about tax and residence after Brexit
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Q&A: What Brits in Spain need to know about tax and residence after Brexit

Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?
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Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?

Why you probably shouldn’t buy an inflatable pool for your home in Spain

Why you probably shouldn’t buy an inflatable pool for your home in Spain

Bizum: Why you probably need this free payment app for life in Spain

Bizum: Why you probably need this free payment app for life in Spain

Noisy construction work in Spain: What are my rights?
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Noisy construction work in Spain: What are my rights?

El Colacho: Is this Spain’s most bizarre festival?

El Colacho: Is this Spain’s most bizarre festival?

‘Break the apron strings’: Ten golden rules for dating a Spanish man

‘Break the apron strings’: Ten golden rules for dating a Spanish man

Why are Barcelona’s beaches disappearing?

Why are Barcelona’s beaches disappearing?

More than half of tax address changes in Spain are fake: survey

More than half of tax address changes in Spain are fake: survey

EU greenlights €200M for Spain to bring super fast internet speeds to rural areas

EU greenlights €200M for Spain to bring super fast internet speeds to rural areas

Why do some Spanish homes have bottles of water outside their door?

Why do some Spanish homes have bottles of water outside their door?

Beat the queues: 23 official driving matters you can do online in Spain
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Beat the queues: 23 official driving matters you can do online in Spain

Readers reveal: What it’s really like to give birth in Spain
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Readers reveal: What it’s really like to give birth in Spain

Less social life but grateful: How Spaniards are suffering less pandemic fatigue than others

Less social life but grateful: How Spaniards are suffering less pandemic fatigue than others

Fixed contract after six months: How Spain plans to solve job instability for its temporary workers 

Fixed contract after six months: How Spain plans to solve job instability for its temporary workers 

Why do Spanish people say these English words when slamming Spain?
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Why do Spanish people say these English words when slamming Spain?

How much does it cost to have air conditioning at home in Spain?

How much does it cost to have air conditioning at home in Spain?

New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in June 2021
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New rules and laws: Everything that changes in Spain in June 2021

EXPLAINED: How Spain plans to raise its minimum wage by as much as €250

EXPLAINED: How Spain plans to raise its minimum wage by as much as €250

In which parts of Spain do people live longest?

In which parts of Spain do people live longest?

Eat like a Spaniard: Ten tips to kick-start your Mediterranean diet

Eat like a Spaniard: Ten tips to kick-start your Mediterranean diet

The strange things Spanish parents do raising their children
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The strange things Spanish parents do raising their children

Spain’s new electricity rates for 2021: the tricks to help you save up to €300 a year
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Spain’s new electricity rates for 2021: the tricks to help you save up to €300 a year

Driving in Spain: What you need to know about your car’s roadworthiness test (and the changes in 2021)
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Driving in Spain: What you need to know about your car’s roadworthiness test (and the changes in 2021)

UPDATE: When will Spain’s ERTE furlough scheme end?

UPDATE: When will Spain’s ERTE furlough scheme end?

How do Spain’s public holidays compare to what other European countries get?
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How do Spain’s public holidays compare to what other European countries get?

‘Damn Spaniards’: Eight memorable quotes by historical figures who hated or loved Spain

‘Damn Spaniards’: Eight memorable quotes by historical figures who hated or loved Spain

Spain-Portugal football friendly to welcome 20,000 fans to the stands

Spain-Portugal football friendly to welcome 20,000 fans to the stands

Top ten ultimate pintxos to devour in Spain’s San Sebastián

Top ten ultimate pintxos to devour in Spain’s San Sebastián

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online Cl@ve system

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online [email protected] system

How to get a vaccine certificate in Spain’s Andalusia, Valencia and Madrid regions
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How to get a vaccine certificate in Spain’s Andalusia, Valencia and Madrid regions

Seven dishes for seven islands: the best food in Spain’s Canary Islands

Seven dishes for seven islands: the best food in Spain’s Canary Islands

Reader question: Why are masks still compulsory in Spain if the state of alarm is over?

Reader question: Why are masks still compulsory in Spain if the state of alarm is over?

Which cities in Spain are the noisiest? (Clue: It’s not Madrid)

Which cities in Spain are the noisiest? (Clue: It’s not Madrid)

Spain greenlights return of some football fans for last La Liga games

Spain greenlights return of some football fans for last La Liga games

After new 30km/h limit on urban roads, Spain plans speed drop on secondary roads

After new 30km/h limit on urban roads, Spain plans speed drop on secondary roads

IN IMAGES: The new high-speed Madrid to Barcelona train that costs just €9

IN IMAGES: The new high-speed Madrid to Barcelona train that costs just €9

REMINDER: Why you now have to drive at 30km/h on most roads in Spain

REMINDER: Why you now have to drive at 30km/h on most roads in Spain

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

Eleven ways your socialising habits change when you live in Spain
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Eleven ways your socialising habits change when you live in Spain

Spain’s new tax hikes: Six key changes that affect you
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Spain’s new tax hikes: Six key changes that affect you

What you need to know before having a barbecue in Spain
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What you need to know before having a barbecue in Spain

RANKED: The 12 most beautiful streets to stroll down in Spain

RANKED: The 12 most beautiful streets to stroll down in Spain

Readers reveal: The best smartphone apps for life in Spain
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Readers reveal: The best smartphone apps for life in Spain

Life in Spain: What’s cheaper and more expensive in 2021?
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Life in Spain: What’s cheaper and more expensive in 2021?

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in May 2021
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NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in May 2021

Libro de Familia: Spain to scrap its marriage and baby booklet

Libro de Familia: Spain to scrap its marriage and baby booklet

Eight expert tips for ensuring your Spanish citizenship application is successful
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Eight expert tips for ensuring your Spanish citizenship application is successful

This Spanish city has been voted the best place to live by its inhabitants

This Spanish city has been voted the best place to live by its inhabitants

Seven habits you will never be able to truly master like a Spaniard
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Seven habits you will never be able to truly master like a Spaniard

Driving in Spain: What are the new rules for overtaking cyclists?

Driving in Spain: What are the new rules for overtaking cyclists?

The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)
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The best banks for foreigners in Spain (and what you should be aware of)

UPDATE: When will facemasks no longer be compulsory in Spain?

UPDATE: When will facemasks no longer be compulsory in Spain?

Spain will treat pets as ‘living beings’ and not ‘objects’ in custody battles

Spain will treat pets as ‘living beings’ and not ‘objects’ in custody battles

Will driving in Spain soon be dominated by paying motorway tolls?
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Will driving in Spain soon be dominated by paying motorway tolls?

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward
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13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die

Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die

My Spanish habits that foreigners just don’t get
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My Spanish habits that foreigners just don’t get

Six interesting facts we’ve learned from Spain’s latest foreign population stats

Six interesting facts we’ve learned from Spain’s latest foreign population stats

Readers reveal: ‘Remote working in Spain has been a bittersweet experience’

Readers reveal: ‘Remote working in Spain has been a bittersweet experience’

MAP: Where in Spain do all the Americans live?
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MAP: Where in Spain do all the Americans live?

Who needs to file an income tax return in Spain in 2020-2021?
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Who needs to file an income tax return in Spain in 2020-2021?

Malafollá: Why are people from the Spanish city of Granada so moody?

Malafollá: Why are people from the Spanish city of Granada so moody?

A homage to 10 classic Spanish bars and restaurants that have closed down due to the pandemic

A homage to 10 classic Spanish bars and restaurants that have closed down due to the pandemic

Spanish mortgages: Ten things foreigners should know before getting one
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Spanish mortgages: Ten things foreigners should know before getting one

REVEALED: the cheapest mobile data deals in Spain in 2021

REVEALED: the cheapest mobile data deals in Spain in 2021

UPDATE: How is Spain’s vaccination campaign going in April?

UPDATE: How is Spain’s vaccination campaign going in April?

Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?
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Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?

All the fun of the fair: A guide to Spain’s ferias in pre-Covid times

All the fun of the fair: A guide to Spain’s ferias in pre-Covid times

EXPLAINED: How the end of Spain’s state of alarm in May could affect you
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EXPLAINED: How the end of Spain’s state of alarm in May could affect you

What’s cheaper about life in Spain than in other countries?

What’s cheaper about life in Spain than in other countries?

What changes about life in Spain in April 2021
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What changes about life in Spain in April 2021

EXPLAINED: How Spain’s new face mask law will affect you 

EXPLAINED: How Spain’s new face mask law will affect you 

The most common mistakes foreigners make when greeting people in Spain 
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The most common mistakes foreigners make when greeting people in Spain 

Moving to Spain: What’s more expensive than in other countries?
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Moving to Spain: What’s more expensive than in other countries?

What are the main reasons drivers in Spain get fined?

What are the main reasons drivers in Spain get fined?

Exclusive: How Spain’s dual nationality deal with France gives hope to other foreign residents
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Exclusive: How Spain’s dual nationality deal with France gives hope to other foreign residents

Baja de autónomo: How to deregister as self-employed in Spain
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Baja de autónomo: How to deregister as self-employed in Spain

Renting in Spain when you have a pet: What are my rights?

Renting in Spain when you have a pet: What are my rights?

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

Ten mouthwatering dishes to enjoy at Easter in Spain

EXPLAINED: The changes to Spain’s annual income tax return in 2021
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EXPLAINED: The changes to Spain’s annual income tax return in 2021

Parents’ reveal: These are the best and worst things about having children in Spain
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Parents’ reveal: These are the best and worst things about having children in Spain

How a female teacher campaigned for Spain to have a Father’s Day

How a female teacher campaigned for Spain to have a Father’s Day

Do I really need to declare foreign assets to Spanish taxman by March 31st?
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Do I really need to declare foreign assets to Spanish taxman by March 31st?

Why are there so many Irish street names in Spain’s Canary Islands?

Why are there so many Irish street names in Spain’s Canary Islands?

The essential guide to going to the dentist in Spain
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The essential guide to going to the dentist in Spain

What foreigners in Spain’s Valencia region need to know about getting the Covid vaccine

What foreigners in Spain’s Valencia region need to know about getting the Covid vaccine

Civil union or marriage in Spain: which one is better?
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Civil union or marriage in Spain: which one is better?

Why do Spaniards find it ‘shameful’ to eat the last bite?
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Why do Spaniards find it ‘shameful’ to eat the last bite?

RANKED: The cheapest supermarket in your province in Spain 

RANKED: The cheapest supermarket in your province in Spain 

The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2021
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The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2021

The places in Spain where burglaries have gone up during the pandemic
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The places in Spain where burglaries have gone up during the pandemic

What changes about life in Spain in March 2021
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What changes about life in Spain in March 2021

Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?
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Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?

Property in Spain: The different ways to buy a home (and their pros and cons)
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Property in Spain: The different ways to buy a home (and their pros and cons)

Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain
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Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain

How to stop squatters from moving into your empty home in Spain
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How to stop squatters from moving into your empty home in Spain

Are we Living The Dream in Spain? What’s the truth behind ‘expat’ life

Are we Living The Dream in Spain? What’s the truth behind ‘expat’ life

What changes this month in Spain?
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What changes this month in Spain?

Q&A: How to pass Spain’s driving test and get a Spanish licence
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Q&A: How to pass Spain’s driving test and get a Spanish licence

Do I need to learn Valencian if I live in Spain’s Valencia region?

Do I need to learn Valencian if I live in Spain’s Valencia region?

Why is Spain making it harder to evict squatters?
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Why is Spain making it harder to evict squatters?

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain
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18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Spain

Q&A: What can I do if I’m struggling to pay my rent in Spain?

Q&A: What can I do if I’m struggling to pay my rent in Spain?

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a discount on your Spanish electricity bill

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a discount on your Spanish electricity bill

Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

Top 10 sure signs you’ve gone native in Spain

Top 10 sure signs you’ve gone native in Spain

Penalties, speed limits and prohibitions: Spain’s tougher driving laws for 2021
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Penalties, speed limits and prohibitions: Spain’s tougher driving laws for 2021

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

Living in Spain: Why Valencia is officially the best city in the world for foreign residents

Living in Spain: Why Valencia is officially the best city in the world for foreign residents

Readers’ tips: What’s the best mobile phone company to use in Spain?

Readers’ tips: What’s the best mobile phone company to use in Spain?

‘The queuing is ridiculous’: What Spanish bureaucracy is really like

‘The queuing is ridiculous’: What Spanish bureaucracy is really like

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

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

Whatever happened to Spain’s building bonanza fails?

Whatever happened to Spain’s building bonanza fails?

From Madrid to Malaga: How Covid is driving an exodus from city to coast

From Madrid to Malaga: How Covid is driving an exodus from city to coast

Meet the New Yorker who moved to Spain to become a flamenco dancer

Meet the New Yorker who moved to Spain to become a flamenco dancer

Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain

Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain

The new Spanish bank account fees you need to know about (and how to avoid them)
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The new Spanish bank account fees you need to know about (and how to avoid them)

Meet the Brit behind the app that is changing the way Spaniards learn English

Meet the Brit behind the app that is changing the way Spaniards learn English

OPINION: The greatest challenge of moving to Spain was leaving friends and family behind

OPINION: The greatest challenge of moving to Spain was leaving friends and family behind

Why moving to Spain will improve your quality of life but not your career prospects
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Why moving to Spain will improve your quality of life but not your career prospects

Moving to Spain: Brexit and Covid-19 meant I had no time to say goodbye

Moving to Spain: Brexit and Covid-19 meant I had no time to say goodbye

Everything you need to know about driving around roundabouts in Spain
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Everything you need to know about driving around roundabouts in Spain

Eight great podcasts all about Spain
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Eight great podcasts all about Spain

The hidden costs of opening a Spanish bank account
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The hidden costs of opening a Spanish bank account

How Spain usually celebrates its National Day (and why not everyone is happy about it)

How Spain usually celebrates its National Day (and why not everyone is happy about it)

UPDATED: What you need to know about Spain’s new car subsidies scheme

UPDATED: What you need to know about Spain’s new car subsidies scheme

These are the days off you could be entitled to in Spain
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These are the days off you could be entitled to in Spain

Why Spain is the only country in Europe where taxes are rising during the pandemic
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Why Spain is the only country in Europe where taxes are rising during the pandemic

Tell us: What do you need from The Local Spain?
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Tell us: What do you need from The Local Spain?

Life in Spain: ‘When words fail us, laughter is the best medicine’

Life in Spain: ‘When words fail us, laughter is the best medicine’

How life in Spain has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic

How life in Spain has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic

Tell us: Has the coronavirus crisis affected your move to Spain?
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Tell us: Has the coronavirus crisis affected your move to Spain?

OPINION: How my fiesta-loving neighbours became my world in Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

OPINION: How my fiesta-loving neighbours became my world in Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

Meet the Madrid English teacher sharing his love of dance during coronavirus lockdown

Meet the Madrid English teacher sharing his love of dance during coronavirus lockdown

Life in Spain: There’s so much more to Spanish cuisine than paella (such as wild boar!)

Life in Spain: There’s so much more to Spanish cuisine than paella (such as wild boar!)

Auxiliares in Spain: Why some language assistants in the Valencia region are still waiting to get paid

Auxiliares in Spain: Why some language assistants in the Valencia region are still waiting to get paid

The secrets of El Menú del Día: The surprising story behind Spain’s fixed-price lunch menu
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The secrets of El Menú del Día: The surprising story behind Spain’s fixed-price lunch menu

OPINION: You will never feel at home in Spain if you languish in an expat ghetto

OPINION: You will never feel at home in Spain if you languish in an expat ghetto

Life in Spain: The trials and tribulations of retiring to rural Galicia

Life in Spain: The trials and tribulations of retiring to rural Galicia

Furcoats v short sleeves: The challenge of dressing like a local during Spain’s winter months

Furcoats v short sleeves: The challenge of dressing like a local during Spain’s winter months

‘Strange but spicy’: How our Christmas in Galicia defines us

‘Strange but spicy’: How our Christmas in Galicia defines us

How to save money on your Spanish electricity bill in 2020
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How to save money on your Spanish electricity bill in 2020

Living in Spain: What to do with a dilapidated Galician farmhouse that housed pigs for decades?

Living in Spain: What to do with a dilapidated Galician farmhouse that housed pigs for decades?

OPINION: ‘Mallorca is paradise – if you can stand it’

OPINION: ‘Mallorca is paradise – if you can stand it’

‘We came for peace and quiet but discovered fiestas are an essential part of Spanish village life’

‘We came for peace and quiet but discovered fiestas are an essential part of Spanish village life’

Lost in translation: The perils of being misunderstood in rural Spain
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Lost in translation: The perils of being misunderstood in rural Spain

‘Nothing prepared me for the eccentricities of Spanish driving etiquette’

‘Nothing prepared me for the eccentricities of Spanish driving etiquette’

Eight steps to dining out like a local in Spain

Eight steps to dining out like a local in Spain

What makes Spain a great place to retire to?
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What makes Spain a great place to retire to?

OPINION: Lucky? It takes a lot of effort to pursue the ‘expat’ dream in Spain

OPINION: Lucky? It takes a lot of effort to pursue the ‘expat’ dream in Spain

An Aussie in Galicia: Discovering that bureaucracy is Spain’s national sport

An Aussie in Galicia: Discovering that bureaucracy is Spain’s national sport

Spaniards are more content with life than other Europeans

Spaniards are more content with life than other Europeans

The 10 Spanish lifestyle habits you should adopt immediately
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The 10 Spanish lifestyle habits you should adopt immediately

How to survive as a language assistant (auxiliar de conversación) in Spain

How to survive as a language assistant (auxiliar de conversación) in Spain

This is what I learned after my car broke down in Spain
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This is what I learned after my car broke down in Spain

OPINION: Why Valencia is the best place to live in Spain

OPINION: Why Valencia is the best place to live in Spain

Moving to Spain will make you happier and healthier (but there’s a downside)
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Moving to Spain will make you happier and healthier (but there’s a downside)

An Aussie in Galicia: Meet the woman who swapped the Sydney suburbs for rural Spain

An Aussie in Galicia: Meet the woman who swapped the Sydney suburbs for rural Spain

WATCH: Why Spaniards hate British holidaymakers summed up in one catchy song

WATCH: Why Spaniards hate British holidaymakers summed up in one catchy song

My Espanish ABC: An irreverent view of Spain

My Espanish ABC: An irreverent view of Spain

The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about

The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about

Daily dilemmas: Is Spanish tortilla better with onions or without?

Daily dilemmas: Is Spanish tortilla better with onions or without?

‘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’

Tell us: What are the pros and cons of raising a family in Spain?
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Tell us: What are the pros and cons of raising a family in Spain?

Fourteen fantastically fun things to do in Spain this July

Fourteen fantastically fun things to do in Spain this July

The 21 stats that help explain Spain today
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The 21 stats that help explain Spain today

MAP: The towns in Alicante with zero British residents
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MAP: The towns in Alicante with zero British residents

Meet the expat with a mission to save Spain’s beaches

Meet the expat with a mission to save Spain’s beaches

Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this June

Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this June

‘Coming from Germany where most people dislike small talk, I loved and cherished the talkative and friendly nature of the Spanish’

‘Coming from Germany where most people dislike small talk, I loved and cherished the talkative and friendly nature of the Spanish’

Meet the foreigners in Spain battling for your votes in the local elections

Meet the foreigners in Spain battling for your votes in the local elections

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 towns in Spain where Brits outnumber locals
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The towns in Spain where Brits outnumber locals

Clean or dirty? How does your city rank on Spain’s cleanliness scale?

Clean or dirty? How does your city rank on Spain’s cleanliness scale?

Tell us: Which bank offers the best account for foreigners in Spain?
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Tell us: Which bank offers the best account for foreigners in Spain?

Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need for living in Spain
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Tell us: What are the essential smartphone apps you need for living in Spain

My Spanish Story: ‘I arrived in Cadaqués by accident but my return was quite purposeful’

My Spanish Story: ‘I arrived in Cadaqués by accident but my return was quite purposeful’

Where, when and how to drink coffee like a Spaniard

Where, when and how to drink coffee like a Spaniard

My Spanish Story: How a remote village in Valencia inspired an award-winning romantic comedy musical

My Spanish Story: How a remote village in Valencia inspired an award-winning romantic comedy musical

What is it that makes living in Spain so healthy?

What is it that makes living in Spain so healthy?

Answer this: How has living in Spain improved your health?
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Answer this: How has living in Spain improved your health?

My pain in Spain: One woman’s frustrating battle for electricity in Barcelona

My pain in Spain: One woman’s frustrating battle for electricity in Barcelona

My Spanish story: Swapping the city for a writing life in the campo

My Spanish story: Swapping the city for a writing life in the campo

Answer this: Just how bad is the bureaucracy in Spain?
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Answer this: Just how bad is the bureaucracy in Spain?

Readers’ tips: Which supermarket in Spain is the best to shop at?

Readers’ tips: Which supermarket in Spain is the best to shop at?

Why you will soon have to drive slower in cities in Spain

Why you will soon have to drive slower in cities in Spain

A peek into Madrid’s most exclusive private members’ clubs
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A peek into Madrid’s most exclusive private members’ clubs

Everything you need to know about Madrid’s new traffic restrictions
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Everything you need to know about Madrid’s new traffic restrictions

My Spanish Story: A passion for Andalucía’s food

My Spanish Story: A passion for Andalucía’s food

Map reveals the ‘happiest’ place to live in Spain

Map reveals the ‘happiest’ place to live in Spain

My Spanish Story: ‘Madrid taught me to follow my passions and dream big’

My Spanish Story: ‘Madrid taught me to follow my passions and dream big’

My Spanish Story: How I got sober in Spain

My Spanish Story: How I got sober in Spain

How to make friends in Spain
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How to make friends in Spain

Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?
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Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?

What you need to know about Spain’s new petrol pump labels

What you need to know about Spain’s new petrol pump labels

Foreign, female and fabulous: How I found my tribe in Madrid

Foreign, female and fabulous: How I found my tribe in Madrid

The real reason why this Madrid barrio is the world’s ‘coolest’ neighbourhood

The real reason why this Madrid barrio is the world’s ‘coolest’ neighbourhood

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

My Spanish story: How I found love in Estepona

My Spanish story: How I found love in Estepona

Why I swapped London life for a tiny village in northern Spain

Why I swapped London life for a tiny village in northern Spain

Life in Spain: We dream of becoming self-sufficient

Life in Spain: We dream of becoming self-sufficient

GALLERY: Discover Spain’s breathtaking national parks from your armchair

GALLERY: Discover Spain’s breathtaking national parks from your armchair

Surprising Ways Spain’s Historic Little Villages Are More Modern Than Madrid

Surprising Ways Spain’s Historic Little Villages Are More Modern Than Madrid

Spain’s expat tribes: Where do you fit in?

Spain’s expat tribes: Where do you fit in?

English Actually: Memoirs of an English teacher in Spain

English Actually: Memoirs of an English teacher in Spain

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this July

Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this July

QUIZ: How well do you know Spain?

QUIZ: How well do you know Spain?

A survivor’s guide to keeping cool during summer in the city in Spain

A survivor’s guide to keeping cool during summer in the city in Spain

10 Madrid bookshops that are more than just bookshops

10 Madrid bookshops that are more than just bookshops

What’s on in Spain: June 2018

What’s on in Spain: June 2018

Five reasons I love living in Andalusia

Five reasons I love living in Andalusia

Spain has third ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

Spain has third ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

IN PICS: This is how Brits in Spain celebrated the Royal Wedding

IN PICS: This is how Brits in Spain celebrated the Royal Wedding

How to party with Spaniards: the ultimate Guide

How to party with Spaniards: the ultimate Guide

IN PICS: Madrid’s colourful San Isidro festival

IN PICS: Madrid’s colourful San Isidro festival

Ten marvellously fun things to do in Spain this May

Ten marvellously fun things to do in Spain this May

The things I miss most about teaching in Madrid

The things I miss most about teaching in Madrid

Where is home? A Londoner-turned-Madrileña reflects

Where is home? A Londoner-turned-Madrileña reflects

Seven glorious ways to celebrate spring in Spain

Seven glorious ways to celebrate spring in Spain

Spain in the 60s: Seen through the eyes of British audiences

Spain in the 60s: Seen through the eyes of British audiences

This is what happened when a Spanish bar tried to ban noisy children

This is what happened when a Spanish bar tried to ban noisy children

Cocido and siesta: How to survive winter in Madrid

Cocido and siesta: How to survive winter in Madrid

What’s On in Spain: Top ten things to do in March 2018

What’s On in Spain: Top ten things to do in March 2018

What’s on in Spain: Ten things to do in February

What’s on in Spain: Ten things to do in February

Ten really great reasons to take a Gap Year in Spain

Ten really great reasons to take a Gap Year in Spain

Spain’s public holidays in 2018: Official list

Spain’s public holidays in 2018: Official list

Twelve epic festivals in Spain to attend in 2018

Twelve epic festivals in Spain to attend in 2018

This is what happened when a vegan ordered a meat-free meal on the Costa del Sol

This is what happened when a vegan ordered a meat-free meal on the Costa del Sol

Digital Nomad? Here’s Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain

Digital Nomad? Here’s Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain

How to sound cool on a night out in Spain

How to sound cool on a night out in Spain

Five reasons to take Spanish nationality (And five reasons not to)

Five reasons to take Spanish nationality (And five reasons not to)

Beware: toxic caterpillar plague arrives early in Spain

Beware: toxic caterpillar plague arrives early in Spain

These are the 17 absolute worst things about living in Spain

These are the 17 absolute worst things about living in Spain

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018

Expats or immigrants in Spain: Is there a difference?

Expats or immigrants in Spain: Is there a difference?

How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

Ten brilliant day trips from Madrid

The ultimate guide to Spanish wedding etiquette
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The ultimate guide to Spanish wedding etiquette

Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

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

12 cracking Christmas gift ideas from Spain for those back home

12 cracking Christmas gift ideas from Spain for those back home

Ten brilliant ways to enjoy winter in Spain

Ten brilliant ways to enjoy winter in Spain

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

GALLERY: Top ten tricks to survive the Spanish summer

GALLERY: Top ten tricks to survive the Spanish summer

10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try

10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try

Ten phrases you’ll only hear if you work in an office in Spain

Ten phrases you’ll only hear if you work in an office in Spain

Top ten naughty Spanish expressions for sex

Top ten naughty Spanish expressions for sex

Where do Spain’s Irish residents live?

Where do Spain’s Irish residents live?

OPINION: The pleasures (and perils) of relocating to rural Spain with pets

OPINION: The pleasures (and perils) of relocating to rural Spain with pets

The funniest (and truest) tweets about the problems of living in Spain
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The funniest (and truest) tweets about the problems of living in Spain