Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Debunking the Greatest Myths & Misconceptions about Spain

Travelling used to be a luxury, and such limited possibilities to visiting foreign countries has caused many misconceptions about their people and culture. Nowadays,...

From Russia With Funds: How Russian Mafia are running the Costa del Sol

Over the years, Spanish investigators have found how they established networks of hundreds of companies in the country selling everything to themselves - money laundering.

HISTORY REPEATS? How the Brexit debacle reminds Charles Gomez of the Spanish American war more than 100 years ago

VIEWING the spectacle of political debate in the UK since the Brexit referendum result, I am reminded of the last days of the Spanish...

Leading lawyer breaks down the impact Catalunya will have on private business contracts

After two banks have moved their HQ's out of Barcelona leading Spanish lawyer Antonio Flores examines the knock-on effects of the political unrest occurring in Catalunya.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Ode to autumn: 10 reasons to love the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and effortless parking

With the summer season over, some may be upset others may rejoice. Here are the reasons why Spain is the gift that keeps on giving.

Rafael Nadal hits out at Catalunya referendum saying Spain is ‘stronger together’

Nadal issued a stern warning to Catalonia as the tennis legend attacked plans to hold a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.

Lifeguards and defibrilators on Mallorca booze cruise boats seem sensible moves

Reports of safety measures in other holiday resorts suggest improvements can be made

Officials’ willingness to call time on Mallorca drunken excess is welcome

Curb on drinking on all-inclusive holidays is an understandable move

Stop Sickness Scam campaign by ABTA is good move in fight against fake claims

Those found guilty could face up to three years in Spanish jail

Home sweet home: The power of helping one another

Thanks to the Olive Press’s campaign and the charity of good samaritans, Paul and Leslie Dunt and their 17 dogs again have a place to call their own

Riot girls: Feminist court case highlights how freedom of expression is stifled in Spain

Last month, a student was given a suspended prison sentence after tweeting about the 1973 assassination of Francoist Prime Minister Admiral Blanco

Call to arms: Why the upcoming general election matters to expats

But instead of feeling fatigued, Bremain in Spain campaigner John Moffett is right to suggest that expats should look forward to the vote as an opportunity to influence Brexit

Rejoice in Andalucia´s spectacular Semana Santa events

Far from the chocolate-led commercialised events in the UK, Spain’s Semana Santa Holy Week is very much still steeped in centuries’ old traditions

Opinion: Heart-breaking burglary is sad factor of life in southern Spain

But to lose such priceless, sentimental items as war medals and a christening present is heartbreaking for Sally and David Russell

Cystic fibrosis campaigner’s legacy lives on in hopes to legalise new drug Orkambi in Spain

Becky Baker passed away at only 32, but her tireless campaign to help other sufferers of cystic fibrosis continues

Opinion: British couple’s eviction highlights importance of strong community networks

Establishing a strong support network is often hard when living in a foreign country, but this is exactly what was needed for them

Opinion: Justice finally served to notorious Spain conman Jose Luis Maseda

We have been writing about this rogue for nearly a decade, since it emerged he had swindled hundreds of expats out of their life savings

Opinion: What now for British citizens living in the EU?

But in refusing to guarantee the existing rights of EU citizens in the UK, MPs missed a chance to secure diplomatic goodwill with their European counterparts

Mijas Town Hall should take urgent action on misery-causing rubbish plant

Even if they have no intention of rectifying the problem, she at least deserves to be given an answer from Mijas town hall, not a veiled threat that her home could be illegal

Law change needed after rockstar Gary Owens ends up in jail for crime he did not commit

Spanish courts have so much to answer regarding how Owens, of heavy metal band A II Z, came to be incarcerated for a murder he did not commit

OPINION; UN involvement in Almeria olivos scandal is positive step

IT’S great to see that the United Nations are taking the environmental concerns of David Dene seriously. In this day and age we need to...

OPINION; Rothschild response is a welcome development in alleged expat loan fraud

Finally, Baron David Rene de Rothschild has answered the Spanish courts over his company’s involvement in a scheme that may have unjustly deprived over 130 mainly British pensioners of their life savings

Expats should be able to care for elderly in UK

Let’s face it, It’s such a challenging job that many back in Britain quite simply won’t consider it

Good samaritans shine sun on Costa del Sol floods tragedy

But the charitable actions of untold numbers of good samaritans have shone some much needed light on an otherwise bleak time for the Costa del Sol

Brexit Supreme Court case most important in legal history

For the first time, all 11 judges will sit to rule on a decision that could have far-reaching constitutional and political consequences
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