Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

As Europe bakes in another heatwave, forecasters say the all-time temperature record could be broken in the coming days.

The current European record is 48C (118.4F) set in Athens in July 1977.Temperatures are rising in Spain and Portugal, aided by a surge of hot air sweeping in from Africa.

BBC Weather says the current forecast for southwestern Spain and southern and southeastern Portugal is 47C (116.6F) on both Friday and Saturday.

Portugal's national record is 47.4C (117.3...

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Spanish housing market consolidates expansion in 2017

Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry were up by 16% last year, the fourth and biggest consecutive year of growth, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), based on data from the Land Registry.

There were 418,915 Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Register in 2017 (464,423 if you include homes subsidised by the Government, known as VPO). Sales in 2017 were 16% higher than the previous year, and above the 400,000 ...

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Property sales and prices in Spain forecast to continue growth in 2018

Property sales and prices in Spain are forecast to rise in 2018 as long as there are no sudden economic surprises or changes to the mortgage market.

Anticipa, one of Spain’s biggest real estate providers, expects sales to rise 9.3% next year to 526,000 units, up from 481,000 this year and 21% more than in 2016.

It is also forecasting that prices will have risen by 6.9% by the end of 2017 and looking ahead to 2018 are set to rise by slightly less at 6.1%.  Even with this...

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Beat the January blues with new flights between UK and Spain and big discounts

A ROMANIAN airline, Blue Air, has announced a brand-new route from the UK to Spain starting on June 5, 2018.To beat the January blues tickets for the new service between Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and Malaga’s Costa del Sol airport have already gone on sale with discounts of up to 15%. 

Blue Air will be running two weekly flights, on a Tuesday and Thursday with fares starting at just £31.70.The new route to Malaga follows on from the success of Blue Air’s recent announcem...

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Real estate sales at their highest since 2008, with a hundred a day in March

The construction sector on the Costa del Sol is showing clear signs of revival, with more projects approved and a 13 per cent rise in employment in the first quarter

Property sales in the province are at their highest since 2008, the year when the real estate bubble burst, according to statistics regarding the Transfer of Property Rights in March which were published last week.

The figures show that 2,925 properties changed hands during that month, which is almost...

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