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SUN LAWYERS on why the dream of owning a Spanish property in 2021 is very much alive

BRITISH people with their hearts set on buying a Spanish home shouldn’t let coronavirus or Brexit shatter their dreams. Market conditions, technology and innovation continue...

Give us back our freedom without the hefty price tag, says Terenia in Mallorca

IT’S a great feeling to be slowly coming out of lockdown and let’s hope we don’t go backwards! Finally, there seems to be a...

She’s Dynamite! (literally): Civil War heroine who took the fight to Spain’s men

Dynamite! It’s a form of slang that refers to the essence of something rather than the explosive device. For example, we might say: “Penelope Cruz...

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

DO you remember the old joke about the boy who wanted to be a train driver, but couldn't because his eyes were too close...

TAXING TIMES: Post-Brexit taxes for British resident and non resident property owners in Andalucia

After the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, the right of free movement is not the only thing to have changed for Brits...

MONEY MATTERS with CHORUS FINANCIAL on why UK investment values are falling

Money Matters from Chorus Financial answers all your questions on finance, tax, pensions, investments and more here in Spain. This week we received the...

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

Are you a digital doer or a real-life print reader? Although the Olive Press alternates weekly publication of my column between actual print and ether-controlled...

Leap of Faith: Buying a home in Spain

BUYING property overseas can seem like a daunting prospect, especially after Brexit, but it needn’t be. Whether you are looking to make the move to...

Getting a grip: Accused of faking COVID is a low blow – even for Marbella!

It was the last caller that did it. I was into the final three minutes of ‘Viewpoint’, the live radio show that I host...

POST-BREXIT GOLDEN VISA ADVICE FOR BRITISH PEOPLE AND PROPERTY INVESTORS IN SPAIN

Since the start of 2021, following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, Britons who wish to live, work or buy property in...

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

V-DAY SPECIAL JUST been informed my COVID vaccination will happen tomorrow. Wow! Haven't been so excited since my first sexual experience, handling a set of playing...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Mum’s gone to Ireland!

IN a recent rambling, I reported that life as we know it here in Spain was on the edge of total extinction as we...

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

OVER the centuries, us Brits have maintained our traditional stiff upper lip through a multitude of catastrophic situations. Don’t panic, keep calm, keystone foundation...

DEAR JENNIFER:- Why do I need to get insurance and funeral plans urgently sorted now?

I personally am feeling very upset about Brexit as no lorries seem to be getting here and English supermarkets are getting emptier and emptier. Let...

The Zen of The Rona: Dealing with the virus involves lots of navel gazing

AS you may or may not be aware, I spent most of last month recovering from what my more streetwise friends refer to as...

Changing times: Coping with the pandemic in Marbella needs ingenuity

AN old proverb says ‘a wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it’. This pandemic has...

Just wish it was over – a miserable start to 2021 in Spain

WHEN I flippantly mentioned in my last column that I didn't see many people writing that 2021 would be their year, I didn't actually...

It’s a New Dawn, it’s a New Day…

NORMALLY when we head into a New Year, my Social Media feeds are full of posts claiming ‘This will be my year’!, ‘Moving on...

Justice needed – the problems we face in Spain

By Lisa Burgess GLADSTONE said ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. I say this because I have heard of so many stories of injustice recently  British residents...

‘The best of times, the worst of times’: a look forward to 2021 in Spain by expat councillor ...

By Bill Anderson, local councillor in Mijas WHAT a year! Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist? As we enter 2021, I think...

All I want for Christmas, ain’t you

YOU may have noticed that we are in December and, as John Lennon famously wrote ‘And so this is Christmas, and what have you...

Requiem for the Christmas card

I DON’T know about you but I’ve got three solitary Christmas cards to display on my mantelpiece this Christmas. It’s nothing like ye old...

ON THE UP: Why are property prices in Marbella still rising?

WHEN the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, homeowners and property developers braced themselves for a drop in housing values, but in the end this didn't...

Spain and Marbella’s underlying property market is inherently solid

TO some, it may seem like we've been here before – a serious economic crisis that halts growth and progress and little more than...

BREXIT: No news is bad news

By Anne Hernandez THIS past week, apart from the excitement of a vaccine becoming available for use in the UK, intense talks between the EU...

Christmas comes early in Spain

TINY turkeys, trimmed-down Xmas puds, Rule of Six-sized boxes of crackers … Mini-mas, as COVID  Christmas 2020 has pessimistically been coined, was shaping up...

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