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.

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

How to prevent a burglary at your home in Spain
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How to prevent a burglary at your home in Spain

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

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

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

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?

Bare necessities: The rules you need to know in Spain for taking your clothes off
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Bare necessities: The rules you need to know in Spain for taking your clothes off

What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in  your apartment in Spain
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What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in your apartment in Spain

What does a ‘gestor’ do in Spain and why you’ll need one
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What does a ‘gestor’ do in Spain and why you’ll need one

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

The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish
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The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish

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

Buying a car in Spain in 2021: Five crucial points to consider
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Buying a car in Spain in 2021: Five crucial points to consider

Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain
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Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain

What’s the process for buying a property in Spain?
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What’s the process for buying a property in Spain?

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

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

The key step-by-step guide for importing a car into Spain
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The key step-by-step guide for importing a car into Spain

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

BREXIT: How Britons can access Spain’s public healthcare if they’re not pensioners or working
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BREXIT: How Britons can access Spain’s public healthcare if they’re not pensioners or working

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

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?

Tenant or landlord: Who pays which costs in Spain?
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Tenant or landlord: Who pays which costs in Spain?

Self-employed in Spain: What you should know about being ‘autónomo’
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Self-employed in Spain: What you should know about being ‘autónomo’

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

EXPLAINED: The visas Americans need to live and work in Spain 
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EXPLAINED: The visas Americans need to live and work in Spain 

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

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

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)

Why you should negotiate lower rent in Spain in 2021 (and how to do it)
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Why you should negotiate lower rent in Spain in 2021 (and how to do it)

Brexit: Do I really have to give up my British passport to become Spanish?
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Brexit: Do I really have to give up my British passport to become Spanish?

UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?
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UPDATE: How much money do Americans need to become residents in Spain in 2021?

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

The 20 maps that will help you understand Spain
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The 20 maps that will help you understand Spain

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

Seven things to know before moving to Spain’s Andalusia
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Seven things to know before moving to Spain’s Andalusia

Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain
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Ten things to expect when renting an apartment in Spain

Buying a property in Spain: What to do and what to avoid
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Buying a property in Spain: What to do and what to avoid

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

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

How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa in 2021?
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How much money do Britons need for Spain’s non-lucrative visa 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

The hidden costs of moving to Spain
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The hidden costs of moving to Spain

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

Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain
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Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain

Finding work in Spain in Covid times: the most in-demand jobs
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Finding work in Spain in Covid times: the most in-demand jobs

EXPLAINED: How foreigners in Spain can get grants for home improvements
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EXPLAINED: How foreigners in Spain can get grants for home improvements

Which Spanish bank accounts are free of charges?
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Which Spanish bank accounts are free of charges?

The most common tax problems foreigners in Spain run into
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The most common tax problems foreigners in Spain run into

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

Self-employed in Spain: Seven ways to save money on your income tax return
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Self-employed in Spain: Seven ways to save money on your income tax return

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)

Do I need planning permission in Spain and how do I apply for it?
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Do I need planning permission in Spain and how do I apply for it?

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

EXPLAINED: How choosing the right region in Spain can save you thousands in inheritance tax
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EXPLAINED: How choosing the right region in Spain can save you thousands in inheritance tax

The best tours to take round Spain (without leaving home)

The best tours to take round Spain (without leaving home)

How to speak the Spanish language of love
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How to speak the Spanish language of love

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

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

EXPLAINED: How Britons can live and work in Spain after Brexit
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EXPLAINED: How Britons can live and work in Spain after Brexit

BREXIT: What Britons need to know about visas for Spain
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BREXIT: What Britons need to know about visas for Spain

The language you need to understand a Spanish property advert

The language you need to understand a Spanish property advert

How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid
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How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid

Everything that changes in Spain in 2021
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Everything that changes in Spain in 2021

How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in Spain after Brexit?
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How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in Spain after Brexit?

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

Spain’s holiday calendar for 2021

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas
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The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas

What you need to know about Dec 31st tax deadline for second-home owners in Spain

What you need to know about Dec 31st tax deadline for second-home owners in Spain

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions

Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain: Residency, travel, healthcare, pets and pensions

Moving to Spain: Seven things to know before choosing Catalonia

Moving to Spain: Seven things to know before choosing Catalonia

Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard
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Getting explicit: How to swear like a Spaniard

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)

Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?
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Why are the Spanish ‘so bad’ at speaking English?

Property: There’s a bright side to being gazumped in Spain

Property: There’s a bright side to being gazumped in Spain

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

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

Brexit: How much money will Britons in Spain need to be legally resident?
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Brexit: How much money will Britons in Spain need to be legally resident?

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?

What changes in Spain in November 2020?
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What changes in Spain in November 2020?

The laws foreigners in Spain are bound to break
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The laws foreigners in Spain are bound to break

How to stay safe during this year’s hunting season in rural Spain

How to stay safe during this year’s hunting season in rural Spain

Five things you need to know about inheritance tax in Spain
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Five things you need to know about inheritance tax in Spain

MAP: What countries can I currently travel to from Spain?
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MAP: What countries can I currently travel to from Spain?

MAP: Where are the cheapest places to rent in Spain in 2020?
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MAP: Where are the cheapest places to rent in Spain in 2020?

What changes about life in Spain under the ‘new normal’

What changes about life in Spain under the ‘new normal’

Are corona service charges at Spain’s bars and restaurants legal?

Are corona service charges at Spain’s bars and restaurants legal?

IN PICS: Madrid’s hauntingly quiet streets and dystopian queues of shoppers

IN PICS: Madrid’s hauntingly quiet streets and dystopian queues of shoppers

Spain lockdown: Top ten tips to survive (and thrive) during quarantine

Spain lockdown: Top ten tips to survive (and thrive) during quarantine

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spain’s new law to protect tenants from eviction
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EXPLAINED: What you need to know about Spain’s new law to protect tenants from eviction

OPINION: How I found my foodie tribe in Galicia
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OPINION: How I found my foodie tribe in Galicia

Property in Spain: What I wish I’d known before buying a rural retreat to renovate

Property in Spain: What I wish I’d known before buying a rural retreat to renovate

Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto
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Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto

Why does Madrid have a plaza named after Margaret Thatcher?
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Why does Madrid have a plaza named after Margaret Thatcher?

EXPLAINED: Why does Spain bury a sardine to mark the start of Lent?
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EXPLAINED: Why does Spain bury a sardine to mark the start of Lent?

What you need to know about Spain’s proposed euthanasia laws
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What you need to know about Spain’s proposed euthanasia laws

Why do people from this Spanish region live longer than all other Europeans?

Why do people from this Spanish region live longer than all other Europeans?

MAP: Where in Spain you are most likely to get caught speeding
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MAP: Where in Spain you are most likely to get caught speeding

The most in-demand non-tech jobs in Spain in 2020
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The most in-demand non-tech jobs in Spain in 2020

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

IN PICS: The 16 off-the-beaten-track towns you should visit to discover authentic Andalucia

IN PICS: The 16 off-the-beaten-track towns you should visit to discover authentic Andalucia

UPDATE: No, Brits in Spain don’t have to apply to exchange their driving licence before Brexit day
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UPDATE: No, Brits in Spain don’t have to apply to exchange their driving licence before Brexit day

Can Brits still move to Spain after Brexit day?
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Can Brits still move to Spain after Brexit day?

MAP: The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2020
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MAP: The Spanish motorway routes that will become toll-free in 2020

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

Introducing Avlo: Spain’s new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service
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Introducing Avlo: Spain’s new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service

What you need to know about the trojan virus planted in Spanish banking apps
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What you need to know about the trojan virus planted in Spanish banking apps

Essential Spain: Six articles you need to read about living in Spain

Essential Spain: Six articles you need to read about living in Spain

These are the ‘best’ (and ‘worst’) hospitals in Spain
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These are the ‘best’ (and ‘worst’) hospitals in Spain

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain
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Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain

The essential road signs you need to understand in Spain
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The essential road signs you need to understand in Spain

Know your rights: Are you allowed to have a relationship with a colleague in Spain?
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Know your rights: Are you allowed to have a relationship with a colleague in Spain?

Property in Spain: The six Spanish villages that cost less than a two-bedroom flat in Madrid or Barcelona
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Property in Spain: The six Spanish villages that cost less than a two-bedroom flat in Madrid or Barcelona

Where in Spain you are most likely to get a speeding fine
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Where in Spain you are most likely to get a speeding fine

Spain’s public holidays in 2020: Official list
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Spain’s public holidays in 2020: Official list

Where in Spain you are most likely to have your car stolen
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Where in Spain you are most likely to have your car stolen

Revealed: Madrid’s cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room
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Revealed: Madrid’s cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room

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

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

Healthcare in Spain after Brexit: What you need to know
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Healthcare in Spain after Brexit: What you need to know

EXPLAINED: Why Spain is on the verge of digging up General Franco
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EXPLAINED: Why Spain is on the verge of digging up General Franco

Property in Spain: How to save money buying a home on the Costa del Sol

Property in Spain: How to save money buying a home on the Costa del Sol

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

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

UPDATED: These are the strikes at airports in Spain that could affect your end of summer travel plans

UPDATED: These are the strikes at airports in Spain that could affect your end of summer travel plans

Drought reveals long lost ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ in Extremadura reservoir

Drought reveals long lost ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ in Extremadura reservoir

Two dead and 186 confirmed cases: What you need to know about the listeria outbreak sweeping across Spain

Two dead and 186 confirmed cases: What you need to know about the listeria outbreak sweeping across Spain

Group of friends buy entire abandoned Spanish village to fulfil retirement dream

Group of friends buy entire abandoned Spanish village to fulfil retirement dream

Remote Spanish village opens Europe’s longest zip wire

Remote Spanish village opens Europe’s longest zip wire

There are still 16,000 public telephones in Spain
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There are still 16,000 public telephones in Spain

Spy in the sky: Drones will be monitoring roads in Spain to catch bad drivers

Spy in the sky: Drones will be monitoring roads in Spain to catch bad drivers

The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)
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The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)

What you need to know about new heatwave scorching Spain this week
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What you need to know about new heatwave scorching Spain this week

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

How Spain’s new mortgage laws could affect homeowners

How Spain’s new mortgage laws could affect homeowners

From booze to transport: How cost of living in Spain compares to the rest of Europe
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From booze to transport: How cost of living in Spain compares to the rest of Europe

The stats that explain Spain’s love affair with tapas
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The stats that explain Spain’s love affair with tapas

Spain by train: Everything you need to know about rail travel
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Spain by train: Everything you need to know about rail travel

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

Quiz: How well do you know your Spanish food?

Quiz: How well do you know your Spanish food?

What you need to know about the new high speed train to Granada
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What you need to know about the new high speed train to Granada

MAP: Where are Spain’s richest and poorest towns?
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MAP: Where are Spain’s richest and poorest towns?

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

MAP: The beaches in Spain where smoking is banned
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MAP: The beaches in Spain where smoking is banned

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

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

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?

Property in Spain: What are the best areas of Barcelona to buy in right now?
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Property in Spain: What are the best areas of Barcelona to buy in right now?

El Padrón: Your need-to-know guide about registering with the town hall
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El Padrón: Your need-to-know guide about registering with the town hall

Brexit: What to do if you haven’t got your Spain residency papers in order yet
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Brexit: What to do if you haven’t got your Spain residency papers in order yet

Still haven’t swapped your UK driving licence for a Spanish one before Brexit? Don’t panic
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Still haven’t swapped your UK driving licence for a Spanish one before Brexit? Don’t panic

Everything you need to know about Spain’s NIE number
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Everything you need to know about Spain’s NIE number

The ultimate No-Deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain
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The ultimate No-Deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Spain

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

Exchanging your British driving licence for a Spanish one: What you need to know
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Exchanging your British driving licence for a Spanish one: What you need to know

What you need to know about Spain’s new road laws
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What you need to know about Spain’s new road laws

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

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

Freelancing in Madrid: A survivor’s guide
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Freelancing in Madrid: A survivor’s guide

The Local Spain rolls out Membership: Why it’s a positive move for readers
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The Local Spain rolls out Membership: Why it’s a positive move for readers

How to complain about the heat like a true Spaniard
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How to complain about the heat like a true Spaniard

Seven things Americans need to know before visiting Spain
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Seven things Americans need to know before visiting Spain

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

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

Eleven Spanish words that English should adopt right now
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Eleven Spanish words that English should adopt right now

School days: The Spanish vocab parents need to face ‘la vuelta al cole’

School days: The Spanish vocab parents need to face ‘la vuelta al cole’

Where do Spain’s Irish residents live?

Where do Spain’s Irish residents live?

Property: Where in Spain are house prices expected to fall?

Property: Where in Spain are house prices expected to fall?

EXPLAINED: How Brexit will affect your plans to buy a property in Spain

EXPLAINED: How Brexit will affect your plans to buy a property in Spain

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

What you need to know: The Local’s A to Z Guide to bureaucracy in Spain
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What you need to know: The Local’s A to Z Guide to bureaucracy in Spain