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Live in Spain, commute to London… it’s cheaper that way

Spain's affordability and accessibility make it a viable continental commuting location for Brits who work in the UK.

The practicalities might not be exactly perfect, but there is no faulting the calculations – research from none other than Labour Mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell has found that it would be cheaper for a Brit to live in Madrid and commute to London than actually living full time in the UK capital…

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Author:Ian Clover 03/08/2015 [0] Comments 
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Spain’s king and queen to visit White House in September

The popular King and Queen of Spain will meet President Obama in September.

Spain’s increasingly popular Royal couple – King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia – are due to meet with US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 15 as part of their official royal visit stateside

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Author:Ian Clover 31/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Scorching Spanish summer sends gazpacho sales soaring

Served in a dish or tall glass, the chilled soup that is gazpacho is enjoying rising sales during Spain's sweltering summer.

Wander the high street of nearly every British town these days and the chances are that you will soon stumble upon a Spanish tapas bar of some description.

Since the recent economic crisis, when thousands of Spaniards moved to the UK in search of employment, there has been a mini explosion in the number of Spanish-themed restaurants, with many offering a passable imitation of the real thing found in Spain…

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Author:Ian Clover 30/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Five times Spain bested the competition

Spain is the country that really does have something for everybody.

Spain’s ability to attract all types of holidaymakers, tourists and homebuyers is well known. The country’s variety of attractions ranges from the historic to the contemporary, the man-made to the naturally beautiful, and the populist to the off-the-beaten track gems that only a few people know about.

This summer has served as a perfect reminder just why Spain turns so many heads, and here are five ways that the country has pounded the competition so far in 2015…

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Spain job market best it’s been for four years

More and more Spaniards are finding meaningful work in the country as the economic recovery continues.

Spain’s unemployment level is at its lowest rate in four years, with expectation growing that the country’s recovering economy is leading to faster job creation than first projected…

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Author:Ian Clover 27/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Google Streetview brings Spain’s El Caminito del Rey to your living room

The El Caminito del Rey footpath at El Chorro Gorge is free to walk along until the end of this summer... but you can now do it from the comfort of your sofa.

It has been dubbed ‘the most dangerous walkway in the world’, and had been closed for 15 years following the deaths of five intrepid walkers before it was repaired and reopened in March this year – and now El Caminito del Rey has been traversed by none other than Google Streetview…

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Third summer heatwave bakes Spain

Spain's third weather warning in the space of a month means temperatures are once again set to soar.

We said at the beginning of the month that the news that Spain is set for a rather hot summer should not really be news at all.

But this time it is. Seriously. Having braced itself for temperatures to soar into the mid-40s at the start of July, and again a week ago, Spain is once more on high alert for scorching temperatures, with most parts of the country set to swelter in 40ºC+ conditions this week

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Author:Ian Clover 23/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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A compulsory siesta law? Only in Spain

Ador, near Valencia, is making it compulsory for the town's inhabitants to take a break between 2pm and 5pm.

Only in Spain do you have to tell the barman to leave just a little room for the mixer when you order a rum and coke. Only in Spain do you need an extra table brought to your table when you order a paella. And only in Spain do you have to dodge little ones running between your feet across the local village square at midnight as you try to weave your way to your favourite table…

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Author:Ian Clover 20/07/2015 [2] Comments 
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Málaga: Here for the (cheap) beer

Drinking beer in Málaga is both a fun and affordable pastime.

A return flight costs less than 200 quid; the flight time is under three hours, and summer temperatures barely drop below 30ºC for weeks on end.

Yep, there are many reasons to choose Málaga for a week or even weekend away in the sun, but the news that the city serves the fourth-cheapest beer in the world may well swing it for thousands of thirsty travellers…

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Author:Ian Clover 17/07/2015 [0] Comments 
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Choose Spain for your summer hols, UK media says

From Majorca to Marbella, Benidorm to Barcelona, Spain really does have it all.

According to various sections of the mainstream UK press, Brits are “flocking back” to “old favourite” Spain in their droves following a summer of turmoil in rival Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Tunisia and Egypt…

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