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OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The ramblings of an 80-something British expat in Spain

AFTER the first couple of years of spicy married life, we decided we needed something else to occupy some of our free time, so...

Motor mayhem: It’s that time of year on Spain’s Costa del Sol

SUMMER has long been the time of year when driving niceties fly straight out of the near side window. The roads are full normally of...

Dredging up history: Galicia clean-up project could shed light on mysteries of Spanish Armada

The true aftermath of the Spanish Armada has been buried by the sands of time … until now, writes Jack Gaioni

SPANISH BEACH?: You can keep it

SUMMER is here and like the much maligned and misunderstood lemmings of popular folklore most of Spain flocks to the shoreline every summer August is...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

EVER since I read the Erich von Daniken book, 'Was God an Astronaut?', I have always wondered if aliens really existed, and the recent...

THE LUXURY MARKET IN MARBELLA IS HERE TO STAY

AFTER financial and pandemic crises, one trend is becoming crystal clear: the luxury market is the most resistant and dynamic of all!You might have...

HELP NEEDED!: When talking to lenders the list of documentation can seem endless

IT can be more than a chore to find, negotiate and sign a mortgage in Spain – it can be the single most important...

DEAR JENNIFER: Can you recommend a good travel insurance policy for British expats in Spain?

UNFORTUNATELY due to Brexit, the travel insurance company that we worked extremely well with for over 20 years is no longer able to offer...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something expat in Spain

AFTER my column, 'Spurious Seers', was published last month, several readers jokingly suggested I get in line to become the next horoscope seer. Of course,...

This Sporting Life

ENGLAND may have missed out in the Euro 2020 final, but performances of Gareth Southgate's team have been described as one of the greatest...

ANALYSIS: House prices increased across the world in 2020 but Spain is different, writes real estate agent Adam Neale

Spain was the only property market worldwide where housing prices contracted over the last 12 months, according to a comparative survey of 22 countries...

CHEAPER LOANS: Negative rates mean a stronger property market in Spain

A SUMMARY of Spanish mortgage market data in the first quarter of the year gives an insight into the nation’s housing market. An interesting point...

Basque magic: How Spanish children ended up playing in English teams before ‘foreign players’ became a thing

WAS it a cultural thing? Nature vs.Nurture? Was there something in the water? Their DNA? What follows traces the plight of six Basque adolescents,...

Get thee to a sluttery

‘Hello to Jason Issacs’. If you recognise that greeting then you are most probably a member of The Church of Wittertainment, aka the considerable...

Reasons to use green electricity in Spain and around the world

SO why should we use green electricity? Rather than give the obvious answer – to save the planet - I will explain more comprehensively. Electricity...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-somthing ramblings of an expat in Spain

AGEING is simply an attitude of mind. Think young and you will inherit the flame of eternal youth. Whoever said that, was as bonkers as Boris. As...

ASTROLOGY: What do the stars have in store for you in July?

With Saturn, bringer of restrictions and life-lessons and Pluto, the roller-coaster planet both retrograde this month, you should feel some welcome relief from the...

DEAR JENNIFER: How can you help with all this extra post-Brexit paperwork?

You must be so careful with your documentation and paperwork in Spain. It has become far more complicated and involved, since the finalisation of Brexit. For...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

THE sign on the fortune teller's tent read, 'Closed due to unforeseen circumstances'. This solidly enhanced my lifelong belief that soothsayers such as Nostradamus, Cassandra,...

Come on England! – the chants from Spain

MY Irish grandfather was an international referee so my mum caught the football bug early on and Match of the Day featured heavily in...

Good times are back: high-end Costa del Sol property is booming

THE top of the real-estate market in the Golden Triangle of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís is booming, driven by high demand, limited supply and...

Back on the paper round: Delivering the news in Spain

WHILE the boffins in the economic think tanks point to various trends, graphs and assorted factors that life in Spain is returning to normal,...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

Decided to send an email to the Olive Press owner, Jon Clarke, and thank him for allowing this 'Old Hack' to take up valuable...

Watch your back: Crime affects friendly Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol

I RECENTLY moved to the centre of Fuengirola. I have really enjoyed the long walks along the paseo, visiting the castle, discovering new little...

‘It’s better than Brixton’: Marbella made the front pages again!

MARBELLA made the front pages in the UK once again last month when The Guardian, not known for salacious reporting, ran a 10,000-word feature...

ASTROLOGY: What do the stars have in store for you in June?

Astrologer Leticia Parmer shares her predictions for June.

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