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Maiden voyage for British airline’s new UK-Almeria flights

A PLANE from British budget airline jet2 carrying passengers from Birmingham airport has landed in Almeria, the first flight of a new route between...

British Bounty: Hit series films in Almeria

BRITISH comedian Jack Whitehall has been spotted in Almeria shooting the second series of hit action-comedy series Bounty Hunters. Whitehall, along with co-star Rosie Perez,...

Why it’s time for overseas MPs

BRITS overseas are a curious bunch. For the folks back home it looks as if we’ve sailed away for sun, fortune and a better...

Almeria writer launches petition for MPs for British citizens living abroad

A FREELANCE writer and teacher based between Edinburgh and Almeria, has launched a petition to introduce Members of Parliament for British citizens living abroad. Alastair...

Passports are a hint of things to come

WITH little surprise, it turns out the ‘new’ blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company. The irony can’t hit hard...

Timeshare scammers who targeted elderly Brits jailed

NINE British scammers who made almost €1 million in a timeshare racket have been sentenced. The culprits have been named as Brian Carr, 31,...

Prime Minister Theresa May’s message to UK nationals living in Europe

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has written a letter to UK citizens living in the EU, ahead of the Christmas period, in which she...

Spain to overtake UK in commercial real estate demand

A NEW survey suggests that Germany and Spain could overtake UK as preferred real estate investment markets for 2018 due to pricing and supply...

Brexit and diesel uncertainties affect UK car sales

ACCORDING to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), car manufacturing fell in September with year-on-year output declining by 4.1...

UK stamp duty plan for energy efficient homes

MINISTER for Climate Change, Claire Perry, has suggested that stamp duty could be reduced on homes where sellers have improved energy efficiency. As the Government...

World Heart Day – the myths and the truth

MORE than 435 Brits lose their lives to cardiovascular disease each day in the UK. Dr Luke James, Medical Director at BUPA Health Clinics said:...

Considering returning home because of Brexit?

BRITISH citizens considering returning home because of Brexit uncertainty may be in for a shock if they follow through with their plans. It is thought...

LETTER FROM LONDON: Bowl of cereal for €6, plus a home for €95 million!

GIVEN the diversity of boroughs that make up London, many residents nowadays see little difference between a man or woman in tribal dress of Peshawar...

‘Baby boomers’ abusing their bodies

A REPORT in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said a rise in alcohol and drug misuse among the over 50s (commonly known as “baby...

Campaign launched for expat MP

AN EXPAT freelance writer based in Edinburgh and Almeria, has launched a campaign to gain an MP for British expatriates. The campaign started by Alastair...

Ten four! We got ourselves a convoy

LORRIES on motorways are a step closer to accelerating, braking and steering in sync through wireless technology, thanks to £8.1 million government funding for...

Spain still top destination for British holidaymakers

AS summer 2017 draws to a close, recent figures have revealed that Spain remains the top destination for British holidaymakers. Official figures from Gfk Leisure...

Record high for successful UK mortgage applications

SUCCESSFUL mortgage applications in the UK reached a record high in the second quarter of 2017 with almost nine out of 10 done through...
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