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Mini decision is a big vote of confidence

June 15, 2011 by Giles Paxman

In 1961, the British Motor Corporation launched the Mini Cooper, a car that took the humble Mini – already an icon of British design and engineering – and turned it… Read more…

Categories: Trade and Investment

A modern marriage

April 28, 2011 by Giles Paxman

I doubt there is anyone in the western world who is not aware that there is a Royal Wedding about to take place. Observers at home and abroad are commenting… Read more…

Categories: Uncategorised

Another busy day

April 4, 2011 by Giles Paxman

The third day of the visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall passed at the same break neck pace as the first two.  After Their Royal… Read more…

Categories: Royal visit

The Green Prince

April 1, 2011 by Giles Paxman

At the official dinner that The Prince of Asturias offered for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, he mentioned in his speech a visit to Spain by… Read more…

Categories: Uncategorised

So far, so good

March 31, 2011 by Giles Paxman

Our Royal Visit is now well under way.   After so many months of detailed planning, these visits always pass in a whirl.    The sun shone, last minute concerns about whether… Read more…

The Royal Visit approaches

March 28, 2011 by Giles Paxman

Only two days to go and we are putting the final touches to the preparations for the visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.  The programme… Read more…

Fallas in Valencia

March 23, 2011 by Giles Paxman

I spent last weekend at Valencia’s “Fallas” festival.  My wife Ségolène and I are used to loud and colourful fireworks from our time in Mexico but the Fallas more than… Read more…

Categories: Around Spain

A Royal Visit!

March 15, 2011 by Giles Paxman

We have recently been working hard on preparing a visit to Spain by two very senior members of the royal family. For obvious reasons, such visits have to be prepared… Read more…

Categories: Royal visit

Evacuating Libya – a story from the front line

March 10, 2011 by Giles Paxman

Today we welcome guest blogger, Gareth Stonier, a British Embassy consular officer in Spain who was part of the Foreign Office effort to help hundreds of evacuees escaping from Libya. … Read more…

Categories: International events

Some encouraging property news

January 26, 2011 by Giles Paxman

There’s some good news recently for British people faced with property purchases in Spain that have back-fired, building projects that did not meet the requirements of Spanish law, or constructors… Read more…