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Spain expat says ‘the perfect time is now’ to move – ‘solutions’ to travel restrictions

Spain expat says 'the perfect time is now

Around 285,000 Britons currently live in Spain, having relocated into the sunshine. However, the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 has seen an influx of travel restrictions which may see some Britons hesitant about making the leap overseas.

According to one expat, though, these should not act as a barrier for those who are hoping to relocate.

Speaking on his podcast Moving to Spain with David Wright, the British expat turned podcast host reveals he thinks the “perfect time” to relocate is right now.

“There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment what with Brexit, travel restrictions and the virus and the uncertainty fit all,” he said.

While the expat says he appreciates and understands the current “fears and anxieties” some people may have, he does not believe this should put people off from following their dreams.

READ MORE: Briton slams EU travel restrictions – ‘it has been a nightmare’

Currently, COVID-19 restrictions mean that only vaccinated Britons can enter Spain without quarantine.

Unvaccinated Britons must provide evidence of a negative PCR test if they are to sidestep the quarantine rule.

These tests can cost anywhere from £60 to £120, which is off-putting to some.

Meanwhile, new Brexit rules mean Britons no longer have freedom of movement throughout the European Union.

Instead, they must apply for a visa – a rule which often comes with its own costs.

Despite these rules, Mr Wright says the key thing is to remain “positive and organised”.

“Whatever you can dream you can do, and moving to Spain is no different,” he explained.

“It’s all about your mindset. The perfect time is always now.”

He continued: “There is going to be loads of paperwork. There are going to be rules and regulations to follow but you can learn how to get the solutions to all of these problems.

“Wishing it won’t work, you need to take daily action and even the smallest of actions can get you on the right path.

“All of the excuses you think you have are all in your head – money, kids, family commitments or work.

“We all have these same things to get over. Everyone who has ever moved to Spain has been through similar things and they found solutions for these problems.

“The internet is full of people posting and pointing out the difficulties and problems when moving to Spain. But you need to stay focussed and find positive people and the information that will help you push forward.”

Living in Spain with David Wright is available on Spotify.

Author: Aimee Robinson
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‘He’s with you now’ Penny Lancaster speaks on special moment with PC Andrew Harper’s widow

‘He’s with you now’ Penny Lancaster speaks on special moment with PC Andrew Harper’s widow

When the panel asked if she was conscious of him being an older dad, Penny replied: “Not at all.”

“A lot of older women have children and of course it’s much harder for them, men can have children at any age, and I think it just depends on what kind of older man you are.

“My rockstar has got the fitness of a 35-year-old and he’s not retired. So I don’t consider him in that older category.”

Penny added: “It’s really been so amazing for my boys because of his traditional values and the morals that he’s instilled and the boys have naturally picked up, those kind of more old-fashioned values.

“I think the younger generation, they sort of skip over those things.”

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Now bow down: Romelu Lukaku goads Zlatan in thinly-veiled jibe

Now bow down: Romelu Lukaku goads Zlatan in thinly-veiled jibe

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku took a swipe at AC Milan rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the big Belgian claimed bragging rights as his team won a first Serie A title since 2010.

Inter were crowned champions on Sunday after nearest rivals Atalanta could only draw with Sassuolo, handing Antonio Conte’s team a long-awaited Scudetto and sparking joyous scenes on the streets of the Italian city.

The title for Inter is their 19th Scudetto overall but the first since they won a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble under Jose Mourinho in the 2009-10 season.

Since then, they have been forced to watch city rivals AC Milan lift the Serie A crown once before Turin giants Juventus went on a run of nine straight triumphs.

Striker Lukaku has been a crucial force in Inter’s success, hitting 21 goals in 33 games this campaign as well as laying on nine assists.

For Lukaku, Inter’s title success is even sweeter after the running personal battle he has waged with AC Milan’s Swedish icon Ibrahimovic.

The pair clashed furiously during the Coppa Italia quarterfinal derby in January when they butted heads and exchanged words, with Ibrahimovic appearing to tell Lukaku to “go do your voodoo sh*t” in a reference to a story dating back to his days with Everton in the English Premier League.

Lukaku responded by screaming “f*ck you and your wife, you little b*tch” as he was held back by his teammates.

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When the teams met in February, Lukaku was on the scoresheet as Inter romped to a 3-0 win and was heard exclaiming “I told you” – in what was taken as another riposte to Ibrahimovic.

But after sealing bragging rights on Sunday, Lukaku issued a withering new barb to his rival on Twitter.

“The real god has crowned the king! Now bow down! King of Milano,” tweeted the forward.

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic – who are former teammates from their time at Manchester United – have been stoking their rivalry ever since the 39-year-old Swede returned to Italy at the end of 2019, which was touted as being “the return of the king.”

After Inter beat their San Siro neighbors in a 4-2 thriller in February of 2020 – with Lukaku netting an injury-time strike to seal the victory – the Belgian poured scorn on the idea of Ibrahimovic being royalty, instead proclaiming on Twitter “there’s a new king in town.”

READ MORE: Lukaku takes cheeky dig at Zlatan after Inter roar back to win Milan derby (VIDEO)

Not content to let that lie, Ibrahimovic fired back after he scored a double against Inter in their Serie A clash in October, tweeting a picture of himself and the message: “Milan never had a king, only a God.”

At the start of the season Ibrahimovic looked the likelier to win his ugly personal war with Lukaku as Milan made a strong start to their campaign, going unbeaten in Serie A all the way until January 6, when they lost to Juventus.

But marshalled by the irrepressible Conte in the dugout, Inter gained momentum and never looked back after going top of the table on February 14, leading the standings ever since.

With four matches to go, Inter have an unassailable 13-point gap ahead of Atalanta, AC Milan and Juventus – all of whom are level on 69 points.

Lukaku has enjoyed another impressive season and has now netted 61 goals across 92 appearances in all competitions for Inter since making the move from Manchester United in August 2019 for a reported fee of €80 million ($ 96.5 million).

Such has been Lukaku’s form, he has been linked with a move back to the Premier League with former club Chelsea said to be interested in potentially bringing him back to Stamford Bridge.

Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, has penned a one-year extension with Milan to keep him at the club next season, when he will turn 40.

The Swede, whose own peripatetic career led him to a spell at Inter between 2006 and 2009, will at least have the chance to return the crown snatched from his head by young claimant Lukaku.

Author: RT
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iOS 14.5 available to download now. These are the biggest features coming to your iPhone

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iOS 14.5 available to download now. These are the biggest features coming to your iPhone

It’s here! iPhone owners can now dive into their Settings menu and start downloading the latest major update to iOS. Known as iOS 14.5, the new mobile operating system brings all the usual performance tweaks as well as some exciting new features. Apple has included more than 200 new emoji, new tighter privacy controls, a redesigned Podcasts app, and a fix for Covid-19 face coverings stopping Face ID facial recognition unlocking your iPhone.

Apple confirmed that iOS 14.5 would be coming to iPhone owners worldwide following its first event of 2021 last week. During the 60-minute presentation, which was streamed online, Apple announced a number of new gadgets, including a redesigned iMac, an updated iPad Pro with as much power as a MacBook, a new colour for its iPhone 12 and AirTags. The latter can be attached to wallets, camera bags, rucksacks and more – bringing these real-world objects into the Find My app on iOS to help track the location whenever they’re misplaced.

AirTags require iOS 14.5 before they can be set-up and used on your iPhone. Pre-orders for these trackers, which cost £29 for a single AirTag or £99 for a four-pack, launched at the end of last week, with the first units expected to be dropped in the post in the coming days. As such, it makes sense for Apple to make its iOS 14.5 update available today. That means most iPhone owners should have downloaded and installed iOS 14.5 by the time AirTags are available on Apple Store shelves from April 30, 2021 onwards.

If you’re ready to check out iOS 14.5, you should head to Settings > General > Software Update. Be warned though, whenever Apple flips the switch on these feverishly-anticipated operating system upgrades, it can take a little while to appear. With millions of iPhone owners trying to get their hands on the new operating system right now, it might be worth putting down your handset and trying again in a half-hour or so.

Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPad or iMac this weekend

If you have been lucky enough to start your iOS 14.5 download, here are the best features you can expect to see coming to your iPhone today.

Apple is bundling more than 200 new emoji with the new operating system to help jazz-up your text messages. Some of the biggest changes to the emoji library in iPadOS 14.5 resolve around skin tones. The pictograms for couples can now be customised so that each member of the couple has their own distinct skin tone.

Until now, these emoji were still restricted to the default Simpsons-like yellow shade. Apple added the same feature to the icons of couples holding hands back in late 2019.

There are new smiley-style emoji to represent someone exhaling, a face with spiral eyes, and a face covered with clouds. Hearts are some of the most popular emoji, so Apple is adding a heart on fire and one patched-up with plasters. As well as the new additions, Apple has also tweaked some existing emoji.

Most notably, it has removed the two droplets of blood falling from the needle in its syringe emoji, ostensibly to make the whole process seem a little less… bloody. The fluid inside the syringe is changing from red to clear too. People have been increasingly turning to this emoji to represent vaccination, so this change makes the icon look a little more like an Oxford-AstraZeneca shot, and not a blood sample.

A completely redesigned Podcasts app is also coming in iOS 14.5. Apple has overhauled the look of the app, which now includes show and episode pages that look closer to what we see from music streaming service Apple Music. Not only that, it will offer Podcast listeners the chance to pay a subscription fee to unlock advert-free episodes as well as exclusive content.

In addition, Siri no longer has a female voice by default and will now offer more diverse voice options in English.

While helpful at reducing the spread of coronavirus, face-coverings are pretty unhelpful when it comes to Face ID, which is found on iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and the iPad Pro range. It scans your face to authenticate contactless payments, unlock the handset, and open secure apps – like mobile banking.

With iOS 14.5, Apple will allow Face ID to unlock your smartphone whenever it detects a face-covering blocking its scan. To do this without making your iPhone less secure, Apple will look for an unlocked Apple Watch in close proximity.

If the software determines that your Apple Watch is close enough to be on your wrist, unlocked and signed in with the same Apple ID account, it will let Face ID work. That means you’ll be able to check your bank balance before paying with a card, answering WhatsApp texts and check a shopping list on your iPhone without resorting to a PIN code to unlock your smartphone each time.

iOS 14.5 brings tighter privacy controls for iPhone owners too. Dubbed App Tracking Transparency, this new requirement from Apple forces all apps to request your permission before tracking personal data between apps or websites owned by other companies for advertising or sharing their data with data brokers. So, if your searches are going to be shared with advertisers to prompt targeted adverts on the same topic in future, the app will send a pop-up requesting permission before it’s able to act.

In Settings, iPhone users will be able to see which apps have requested permission to track so they can make changes to their choice at any time. The change has caused furore from some of the biggest advertisers on the planet, including Facebook, which has spoken numerous times about the impact App Tracking Transparency could have on ‘small businesses’.

‘Can you see us now?’ Rangers fans rejoice as turgid Celtic draw to end Glasgow rivals’ 10 year-wait for title

‘Can you see us now?’ Rangers fans rejoice as turgid Celtic draw to end Glasgow rivals’ 10 year-wait for title

The blue half of Glasgow is celebrating today after city rivals Celtic floundered to a 0-0 draw with Dundee United to hand their arch-rivals Rangers their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.

Steven Gerrard’s side have ended their 10 year drought for honors after beating St. Mirren 3-0 on Saturday which, coupled with Celtic’s goalless draw at Tannadice, was enough to confirm Rangers’ return to the summit of Scottish football after establising an insurmountable lead of 20 points with just six games remaining.
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It is former Liverpool skipper Gerrard’s first trophy of his managerial career after three seasons in the Ibrox hot seat, and scuppers Celtic’s bid for 10 successive top division titles in the process.

In truth, the writing had been on the wall for some time. Celtic’s miserable form this season led to the boss Neil Lennon resigning last month amid their limp attempts at defending their crown – but even a fully-functioning Celtic side would likely have struggled this season with Rangers winning an impressive 28 of their 32 league games thus far, while shipping just nine league goals in the process.

And proving that the rivalry between the two Glasgow foes is as robust as ever, some opportunistic Rangers fans attempted to heap further pressure on Celtic ahead of their game on Sunday bu flying a banner over the stadium which asked, “Can you see us now?” while also reminding Celtic supporters that they were on the verge of a record 55th Scottish league title.

Celtic, meanwhile, remain a few rungs below on 51 league titles.

However, a host of Celtic fans have pointed out that this technically is only Rangers’ FIRST league title – after the club was liquidated and reformed in 2012 due to financial improprieties. 

The league win signals a remarkable turnaround for Rangers who were thrust into the bottom division of the Scottish football pyramid in 2012 as punishment for an extreme financial collapse which threatened the future of the famous club. 

They subsequently worked their way back up the leagues and regained status in the Scottish Premiership just five years ago where they were forced to endure Celtic’s prolonged success which they carved out in the absence of their one true historical rival for league titles. 

And they will have another opportunity to rub it in when they play their game as coronated champions in the third ‘Old Firm’ game of the campaign on March 21 at Celtic Park. 
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