Saturday, December 7, 2019

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.

Loraine Gostling’s hysterical histories on how ‘Chris’ Columbus thought he found Japan as Spain celebrates Dia de la Hispanidad

GREETINGS! And for those who have managed to pick up a copy of this week’s edition hot off the press, Happy Columbus...

As farmers as far as Germany chip in to save the rescue centre from famine, life begins again in...

AS always, it’s been another roller-coaster week here at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Amazingly, we’ve caused quite...

Expect Spain’s property prices to plateau and ‘sustainable’ to become the buzzword for buyers, writes Adam Neale

The market’s appetite for sleek white villas and apartments appears to be slowly cooling but homebuyers continue to look for innovations in style, comfort, economy and, in particular, sustainability

The rescue centre may be home and dry, but there’s a bigger crisis on the horizon, writes Susan Weeding

The next instalment of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, and what a story we have!  I’m sure all of...

Loraine Gostling’s weather-won advice on how to prepare for a gota fría

My ponderings over the last week or so obviously took me to floods and the impact of the extreme weather we both...

Marbella’s urban planning saga dates back years but brighter days may be just around the corner, writes Adam Neale

The fact that after several years its urban plan still appears nowhere near finished has become a source of local and national embarrassment

Brits applying for mortgages in Spain should not panic, but should be Brexit-ready, writes Tancrede de Pola

With the value of sterling plummeting to historic lows - even dipping below €1.10 in August - Brexit has the banks scared

Jonathan Holdaway recounts Harry Enfield’s shaky lesson in finance, while offering his rather better advice on a balanced investment...

‘Buy high sell low’, he confidently exclaimed, then adding ‘or have I got that the wrong way round? Course I have …sell low, buy high’

Giles Brown sees his life flash before his eyes while go-karting on Spain’s Costa del Sol

I spent much of my childhood playing Scalextric in my bedroom as a small boy.

BinckBank’s Nik Rainer on the joys and pitfalls of investing in the stock market

Thou shall keep a watchful eye on your neighbour, family and friends. (and I don’t mean with the drone you just bought from Ebay)

Amanda Butler explains the pros and cons of ‘bare ownership’ in Spain and what it means for property buyers...

My recommendation would be to get a trusted estate agent to give you a modest valuation, or maybe three for comparison, and take the middle ground

Jack Gaioni explores the horrors of a Civil War concentration camp and Franco’s grip on the Spanish press

 IF you were hoping for a ‘feel good’ article, read no further. If you were hoping for some logical,...

After surprise births and tragic deaths, peacocks are now firm favourites at the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre, writes...

WHEN Rod and I started the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre in Rojales 11 years ago, we assumed we would simply be...

Parents in Spain advised to check that poor eye sight is not holding their children back, says Specsavers Opticas

Conditions such as squint and amblyopia (lazy eye) can be treated more effectively if they are picked up earlier
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