Saturday, January 25, 2020

As Spain shut down for the festive period, the Hacienda still had a last-minute gift for Giles Brown

The noble men and women of Hacienda and Social Security who, in a pincer movement of ruthless efficiency and deadly timing that would have made the Duke of Wellington proud, ransacked my bank

PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Olive Press columnist Eddie the hotel hound passes away

Thanks for everything Ed – for your adopted family you were one mighty special pooch

A tangle of red tape in Spain’s holiday lettings sector is leading some landlords to take the law into...

Penalties could amount to €3,000 on average (and potentially up to 18k on this specific infringement and a rental ban of up to 6 months)

The Tories’ victory has Remainer in Spain Giles Brown battling trolls and stockpiling for the Brexit apocalypse

Spanish citizenship might be tricky and I’m loathe to get a green card by an arranged marriage in Lepe

Boris Johnson is up to his butt in a scatological Catalan nativity tradition, writes Belinda Beckett

This year Boris is among 40 new famous faces along with climate activist Greta Thunberg, PP President Pablo Casado and tennis ace Novak ?jokovic

A goodwill adoption of two cats turns sour as the creatures terrorise columnist Loraine Gostling’s Christmas decorations

So this is Christmas, and what have I done? The truth is... not much.  You see,...

The shocking tale of how the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre evaded ‘gypsy’ owners hunting down a rescued horse,...

WE lost our Sophia a few days ago.  We’ve had many dramatic rescues over the years, but Sophia was...

CASTING CALL: ‘Blond-haired’ extras urgently needed for Benidorm TV series TOMORROW (Dec 17) with €70 pay

BLOND-HAIRED extras are urgently needed in Benidorm tomorrow (Tuesday, December 17) with a promise of €70 pay. Directors for...

As the dreaded ‘C’ word rears its festive head, Loraine Gostling reminds us that C also stands for Charity

The ‘C’ word is just around the corner and, for the past couple of weeks on Javea Connect, the annual appeals have...

Dramatic rescue of a badly beaten horse required TWO armed police and an ambulance on standby, writes columnist Susan...

FORGET what you’ve heard. The Spanish police do care for animals. My husband Rod has been there on the...

As Boris Johnson sets his sights on No 10, Amanda Butler looks towards the sale of one of Mallorca’s...

Having performed a market appraisal, I would have valued it last year somewhere in the region of €9m

Adam Neale discusses Plusvalia and how land is valued and taxed in Spain

It is important to note that the tax is only applied to the value of the land, and not to the property on it

After two more gangland killings, Giles Brown calls for end to violence in Marbella and on Spain’s Costa del...

Marbella needs to take a long, hard look at the problem before it spirals any further out of control

SPENDING IN SPAIN: It’s tougher saving than shopping, but you’ll be investing in your future, writes Jonathan Holdaway

If you can allocate a portion of savings into some fairly simple, low-risk investments, it will make money for you while you sleep

Specsavers launches ‘food for those in need’ campaign on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and in Mallorca

Bancosol are particularly in need of the following non-perishable foods – oil, milk, tinned foods and meals, beans and pulses

COLUMN: A swingers request on Costa Blanca Facebook group sends admin scratching their heads at the rulebook, writes Loraine...

Before I begin, I just have to give you a quick update on the new KFC in Ondara (avid readers will remember...

COLUMN: Two disabled ponies find friendship at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales, writes Susan Weeding

These two little ponies are deeply in love and they go everywhere together.  They're both disabled, and they are...

Locked in a cupboard in an abandoned warehouse, Manolo was one of the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre’s most...

EVERY rescued animal has a story to tell, but I do believe Manolo’s to be one the most horrific cases of psychological...

With Javea Connect Facebook members getting nasty over a new restaurant, Loraine Gostling turns to John Bercow for advice

So, what has been going on these last weeks with the happy ‘connectors’ on my Facebook group? What makes...

A trip to the hospital in Spain has turned Giles Brown into a bookworm with six pack abs and...

Spraining an ankle is not a training programme that I would recommend, but there is an upside!

DEAR JENNIFER: Insurance claims hit whopping 59,000 with 332 assessors mobilised after September gota fría, writes Jennifer Cunningham

This week I received an updated report from Spain’s Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) with fascinating information after last month’s devastating...

Despite a family visit to the UK, Javea Connect’s Loraine Gostling is still stuck in her Facebook group complaint...

This week I am meandering from that green and pleasant land we know as the United (although now rather Untied) Kingdom. 

A carousel pony savagely beaten begins his rehabilitation at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, writes Susan Weeding

Well, here we have the next instalment from the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales! Last week we...

Wheelchair Barbie and her gender-neutral grandkids are nothing new writes Belinda Beckett

Today Barbie is the epitome of diversity with over 100 personas and counting.
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