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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to read any of the news or articles then here are some of the websites I work on and will mention..
marknolanspodcast.com where this little lot comes together.
The Week Ahead - 25 February 2024
Sarah Everard will be making the news this week in the UK, and we celebrate International Polar Bear Day, we have a look the news headlines for the week ahead, including financial markets and business, and global headlines, plus the celebration in Spain of one of the most culturally rich areas of the country, Andalusia.
N332 Update - 18 February 2024
This week, ROADPOL, the European traffic police network, are holding a focussed campaign on vans, trucks and buses, checking everything from vehicle standards and compliance, and driver and documentation.
The campaign runs all week and through Sunday 25 February 2024, and will be taking place in most European countries.
In Spain, the DGT are supporting this campaign and so the Guardia Civil, assisted by Local Police in areas where they are taking part, will also be checking on these types of vehicles.
There is also still the possibility of protests causing disruption on the roads, and so you should consult the official information from the DGT which is updated live on their website.
We also still have the risk of snow on higher and mountainous areas, and so snow chains could be required, again, check before you travel.
The Week Ahead - 19 February 2024
A look at the week ahead to see what will be making the news headlines in Spain, the UK, Europe and beyond.
Also traffic update for the roads of Spain, and a few events to look forward to.
Dive into the latest episode of Mark Nolan's podcast as we gear up for another week of global headlines, starting from Monday, 19 February 2024. This week brings a quiet start in Europe with no significant macroeconomic references, but gears shift on Tuesday with the eurozone's current account balance update. Investors, keep your eyes peeled!
The U.S. takes a breather with President's Day, but the European consumer confidence indicator looms, potentially reflecting the economic unease, especially in Germany. The PMI figures will also be in the spotlight, as we assess the business sentiment in Europe's powerhouse economy.
Corporate earnings are on the docket with a roster of heavy hitters like Barclays, HSBC, and Mercedes Benz reporting, alongside U.S. giants like Home Depot and Warner Brothers. Discovery.
In the UK, the high-stakes final hearing of Julian Assange's extradition case unfolds, while junior doctors' strike action threatens to intensify the strain on the NHS. Amidst energy firms' soaring profits, Ofgem's energy price cap update is eagerly anticipated by consumers looking for relief.
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The Week Ahead - 12 February 2024
A look at what will be making the news this week in Spain, the UK, and beyond, in a very spooky week for Spain, and a vary scary week (perhaps) for Rishi Sunak in the UK.
There could also be flight disruption between both countries. Listen in to find out why.
Oh, and of course, it is the week for lovers (immediataly followed by bargains on strawberries and chocolates).
Spooky Music by Ashot Danielyan from Pixabay.
The Week Ahead - 5 February 2024
There will be two big celebrations later this week, Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, and 112 day, in which we celebrate emergency services across Europe.
There´s lots going on in the business and statistics world, and in the UK, the economy will be under the spotlight, not expecting to grow, unlike in Europe, where heerally, it is.
This is The Week Ahead, from Monday 5 February 2024.
Spain Today - Friday 02 February 2024
Across Europe, the week will close with data on industrial production in France, as well as registered unemployment in Spain.
Today in Spain, appointments will no longer be needed for public administration procedures in Spain, a convicted sexual assault perpetrator has his sentence reduced thanks to a higher than ordered compensation payment, a protest has been organised to call for fireworks in Madrid to be cancelled, and speed dating for singles at 300 kilometres per hour. Plus, we have details of a court case which clarifies how video surveillance can and cannot be used in the workplace.