55 episodes

Hello and welcome to Mark Nolan's Podcast. This will come as no surprise to you but my name is Mark Nolan, and what I do is write Spanish news for English speakers, which is published in a number of websites and in print, I advise on Spanish Traffic Law as part of the N332 Road Safety Group, and, with a background in marketing, I work with companies to boost their brands. Oh, and I spent many years on radio!

All of that kind of comes together here, in an audio form, as Mark Nolan's Podcast.

So, what to expect. Each week I publish The SpanishVida Podcast, The Week Ahead, which is an advance overview of what is likely to be making the news headlines each week in Spain, the UK, and Europe, including markets, news, business and key dates. That usually comes out at a weekend, and you will find it here too.

We also have Spain Today, which brings you the latest daily news from across Spain, along with other useful information such as traffic and travel forecasts, and occasional weather reports, as well as a few local events around Torrevieja and either side, Guardamar del Segura and the Orihuela Costa.

I also do the N332 Podcast which is about driving in Spain and Spanish Traffic Law. I also answer your questions on that podcast too. The N332 Podcast is a monthly update.

Finally, I do an occasional generic podcast, as I am then able to talk about the formal podcasts mentioned, but in an unscripted way, and throw in my own comments about pretty much anything that comes to mind, including some of my favourite stories of the week, and talk based mostly around the topics I mentioned, as well as my own occasional thoughts and feelings.

Schedule

Sunday 12:00 - The Week Ahead
Monday to Friday 08:00 - Spain Today
Last Saturday of the Month 12:00 - N332 Update

So, that's pretty much what I'm doing here. I'm glad you've come this far, and I am really pleased to have you along on this journey. If you would like to get in touch, you can email info@spanishvida.com

If you want to read any of the news or articles then here are some of the websites I work on and will mention..

SpanishVida.com
N332.es
ThisIsTorrevieja.com
TheLeader.info
SpanishTrafficLaw.es

and

marknolanspodcast.com where this little lot comes together.

Mark Nolan's podcast Mark Nolan

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Hello and welcome to Mark Nolan's Podcast. This will come as no surprise to you but my name is Mark Nolan, and what I do is write Spanish news for English speakers, which is published in a number of websites and in print, I advise on Spanish Traffic Law as part of the N332 Road Safety Group, and, with a background in marketing, I work with companies to boost their brands. Oh, and I spent many years on radio!

All of that kind of comes together here, in an audio form, as Mark Nolan's Podcast.

So, what to expect. Each week I publish The SpanishVida Podcast, The Week Ahead, which is an advance overview of what is likely to be making the news headlines each week in Spain, the UK, and Europe, including markets, news, business and key dates. That usually comes out at a weekend, and you will find it here too.

We also have Spain Today, which brings you the latest daily news from across Spain, along with other useful information such as traffic and travel forecasts, and occasional weather reports, as well as a few local events around Torrevieja and either side, Guardamar del Segura and the Orihuela Costa.

I also do the N332 Podcast which is about driving in Spain and Spanish Traffic Law. I also answer your questions on that podcast too. The N332 Podcast is a monthly update.

Finally, I do an occasional generic podcast, as I am then able to talk about the formal podcasts mentioned, but in an unscripted way, and throw in my own comments about pretty much anything that comes to mind, including some of my favourite stories of the week, and talk based mostly around the topics I mentioned, as well as my own occasional thoughts and feelings.

Schedule

Sunday 12:00 - The Week Ahead
Monday to Friday 08:00 - Spain Today
Last Saturday of the Month 12:00 - N332 Update

So, that's pretty much what I'm doing here. I'm glad you've come this far, and I am really pleased to have you along on this journey. If you would like to get in touch, you can email info@spanishvida.com

If you want to read any of the news or articles then here are some of the websites I work on and will mention..

SpanishVida.com
N332.es
ThisIsTorrevieja.com
TheLeader.info
SpanishTrafficLaw.es

and

marknolanspodcast.com where this little lot comes together.

    The Week Ahead - 15 April 2024

    The Week Ahead - 15 April 2024

    There is a lot going on this week around the world, and we’re not even going to mention Donald Trump! Apart from Thursday, when nothing significant is planned.

    All this week, ROADPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, will be carrying out a speed awareness and enforcement campaign, focussing on one of the Fatal 4 most contributing factors in road traffic collisions.

    Let us have a look at The Week Ahead, day by day, then look at future events taking place around Spain in case you are looking for things to do.

    Read more on the website, marknolanspodcast.com

    • 12 min
    The Week Ahead - 08 April 2024

    The Week Ahead - 08 April 2024

    This is The Week Ahead, looking at what will be making the news this week in Spain, the UK, and Europe, in a week in which markets are subdued, with Spain observing several local holidays, including San Vicente de Ferrer.

    Germany will release February's industrial production and trade balance data, highlighting Europe's economic fragility. Spain and the US will sign a Social Security Agreement to facilitate worker mobility and economic activity.

    The UK and Europe face various financial announcements, with the ECB's meeting drawing investor focus. Expectations point to the ECB initiating policy easing in June.

    North America will experience a total solar eclipse, while Spain won't see a full eclipse until 2090.

    Notable corporate and economic updates include results from Delta Airlines, Tesco, and BBVA dividends.

    Spain will conclude the week with March CPI data and shareholder meetings for Ferrovial and Telefónica.

    • 10 min
    N332 Update - Easter Traffic Phase 2

    N332 Update - Easter Traffic Phase 2

    Although the roads in many places are already busier than usual due to the Easter holidays, things are set to get even busier as we head towards the Easter weekend. Here, we have the breakdown on the busiest times in certain areas for each day.

    If you are travelling long distance, you should plan your journey in advance and then monitor the situation before you set off, avoiding the busiest times of possible.

    If you are travelling locally, the situation will still be busier than normal, and many of the drivers will not be as used to the road system as you are, so, again, allow more time for your journey, and be patient and considerate.

    Here is the traffic forecast for the roads of Spain for each day of the Easter holiday period.

    Vitist the website, n332.es, for links to live traffic and weather information.

    • 6 min
    The Week Ahead - 25 March 2024

    The Week Ahead - 25 March 2024

    This week is Easter week, one of the most important religious celebrations in Spain, and so there will be lots of themed activities surrounding that, but it also means a relatively quiet week in the world of business and the news from Spain.

    It’s not going to be so quiet on the roads however, so the special Easter traffic operation continues, and we will have a varied holiday schedule depending where you are, but as we are based in the Torrevieja area, we will look at that in particular.

    • 9 min
    The Origin of Father´s Day in Spain

    The Origin of Father´s Day in Spain

    The 19th March is one of the most important days in the Spanish commemorative calendar, as it´s Father´s Day, and although the day does have religious roots, the history is actually more recent than most people realise, not stemming back to biblical times despite the day being celebrated on San Jose, St Joseph´s day, and what is more surprising to some is that the day was invented by a woman.

    Let us take a look at the history and the origin of Father´s Day in Spain.

    • 4 min
    The Week Ahead - 18 March 2024

    The Week Ahead - 18 March 2024

    This is The Week Ahead for Monday 18 March 2024, a week in which we celebrate Father´s Day in Spain, and in financial and business news inflation and labour costs will be the main focus.

    We are looking at what will be making the news in Spain, the UK, and Europe for the week ahead, as well as some events over the next few weeks offering something for everyone in Spain.

    • 8 min

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