• Revolutionary shake up for Spanish Surnames

    A change in the birth registration laws is being planned by Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s socialist government. This new law will instruct registrars to put surnames in alphabetical order, unless the parents specify otherwise. Traditionally, Spanish people have...

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  • Spain’s New Penal Code

    Spain cracks down harder on serious crimes; softer penalties for minor infringements of the law Spain’s new and improved penal code will come into force on December 22 this year with the main focus being on terrorism, organised crime, corruption...

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  • Save 1,300 euros a year – shopping

    Hard to believe? Read on. Nope, this isn’t a clever marketing ploy involving coupons or “advantage” points to get you to consume more – it’s actually true. Well, that’s according to a recent study carried out in June this year...

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  • On the Spot fines for Foreigners

    In August this year The Traffic Department (DGT) in Spain launched a new system to ensure that foreign drivers caught by fixed radar devices are forced to pay on the spot, therefore these foreign drivers caught speeding on Spanish roads...

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  • Weather in Andalucia

    The temperature in Andalusia this week soared to alarming heights, causing many towns to issue orange and yellow alerts. The mercury is expected to rise up to 42ºC this weekend, with night-time highs of as much as 25ºC over Friday...

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