Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Escaping August: How to avoid the heat, the crowds and the madness

SUMMERTIME and the livin’ ain’t easy, to misquote Ella Fitzgerald. It’s that point in the year when we jaded residents mutter the expletive, ‘tourists!' and...

National Spanish press slam Marbella’s growing ‘trash and noise tourism’

ALERTED by groups of neighbours suffering from a small number of establishments throwing endless daytime parties with blasting music, Spanish national TV press has...

A racy weekend among the Who’s Who of F1 at Silverstone

I WAS back in the UK last month for the British Grand Prix.  Regular readers of my witterings will know that one of the great...

Choosing photocopied documents over originals could cost you

THE ruling of this topic goes to show how can a case -otherwise strong- go horribly wrong for a client and subsequently his lawyer....

Fake news: How a lost suitcase changed photojournalism

Although the terms are contemporary, the role of journalism in ‘manufacturing opinion’ has been a human activity as far back as reliable evidence suggests, writes Jack Gaioni

Loutish tourist behaviour is like an infection Marbella has to treat each summer

Giles Brown on the fallout from the Banus champagne spray party that saw revelers run down by a 4x4 and the subsequent police chase

Poem insists Marbella more than just a ‘boozy jolly’ for tourists

As scenes of debauchery descend on Marbella, Natalie Rose Kern implores to visitors of her adopted home

Banc-no Popular: Up to 300,000 Banco Popular shareholders to sue for their lost investment

BACK in 1993, the London-based IBCA rating company, later absorbed by Fitch Ratings Inc., hailed Banco Popular as the most profitable bank in the...

What are some of the extra fees you can expect to pay on your Spanish mortgage?

All mortgages come with extra costs, but they can vary from country to country

The types of driving that can only be found in Marbella

What you call a ‘possible terrorist attack’ we call ‘late Sunday afternoon shenanigans’

WORLD GIN DAY: Cheers to the British cocktail Spain has adopted as its national drink

Barcelona is beginning to look like London during the other Great Gin Craze of the early 18th century

Property insider: House contracts in Spain

How to ensure you obtain a secure deposit and contract when buying a house in Spain

This summer in Mallorca is going to be a busy one, writes OP columnist Amanda Butler

Balearics had second highest number of property sales for March, up 39.4% on 2016

Malta tax haven in the spotlight – The European Panama?

EIC network has dug into hundreds of thousands of documents that show that Malta operates a tax system where companies pay the lowest tax on profits in the EU

Property Insider: Do your research before chosing a company to build your home

If you are planning on developing a new property here, I'd suggest you carry out two basic steps before choosing a builder.

Finding Columbus in Huelva

Rather fewer would be able to tell you he sailed from Palos de la Frontera, across the estuary from Huelva city, where three perfect replicas of his famous galleons - the Pinta, the Nina and the Santa Maria - bob anachronistically at anchor in a pretty palm-fringed bay

Summer season strikes again

I have always liked May as a month – and as a frizzy-permed, badger-loving guitarist with Queen

How to get lasting power of attorney in Spain

They are legal documents which allow anyone aged 21 or over ('donor') to appoint one or more people (‘donee’) to act on their behalf as proxy decision maker in the event of lost mental capacity

Ask the Optician – What is Digital Retinal Photography?

Amrik Sappal of Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola, talks about retinal photography and why it is an important eye health innovation

Why Mallorca is the best place to live in the world

If you’re looking for your own slice of paradise, look no further than Mallorca

Costa del Sol is still hot property

San Roque, where the exclusive enclave of Sotogrande is located, saw total sales climb a huge 26.7% for the quarter, albeit down 4.6% compared to the final quarter last year

Building confidence in Spain

DESPITE the recovery of the market, there are still some huge differences between what was loaned in the good times and the market value of...

Gibraltar and Campo politicians should unite to deal with Morocco’s economic powerhouse

Ports around Bay of Gibraltar should be improving our joint products

The papal effect: What does a deceased, oversexed Spanish pope have to do with climate change?

Jack Gaioni examines Pope Alexander VI's life, role and global influence.
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