Tuesday, February 19, 2019

KISS AND TELL: From cave mamas to world records, Belinda Beckett chronicles the history of the snog

Belinda Beckett brings you the ‘pucker’ guide to kissing for Valentine’s month

Loud and Clear: The Costa del Sol Boar Wars have begun says Giles Brown

British expat Giles Brown is gearing up for the boar wars

Why foreign investors keep the property market booming but don’t want new builds

Interest in the property market is at an all-time high with foreign investors, but it seems they’re not interested in new builds, writes Adam Neale

How the EU has ordered Spanish Courts to review compensation for wrongful imprisonment

THE Spanish Constitutional Tribunal has had to accept that people wrongly held in custody should be entitled to state compensation. It comes after it was...

SAVE THE DATE: Unmissable events to put in your 2019 diary

Belinda Beckett looks into the immediate future and discovers it’s not all bad

What do King Solomon, Andalucia’s Rio Tinto mines, NASA and Mars have in common?

One of the most common reactions to visiting the Rio Tinto mining complex is a comparison to a Martian landscape - and that’s not so far-fetched for a number of reasons

PROTEST WITH NO BULL: Why new year is the perfect time to campaign for change on the Costa del...

It’s new year, new me in more than one way as Giles Brown heads to his first ever protest

Giles Brown is stuck in ‘festive no man’s land’

Giles Brown CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made it through to another year, as well as getting through that testing time...

Clinically obese fur-wearing smoker faces competition from flying robots

If Santa has been keeping up with the news at his North Pole toy factory, he won’t have found much to ho-ho-ho about

Spain is not entering a new property bubble, but it can still do more to prevent another

The recent warning from the International Monetary Fund may have been a cause for concern for many a homeowner or investor

Five hilarious yet brilliant presents that NEED to be on your Christmas wish list this year

THIS Christmas, the average European will travel 190 miles on five Christmas shopping trips of four hours each, attend three Christmas parties, suffer three...

What NOT to do at your office Christmas party in Spain

As the work Christmas party season is upon us, Giles Brown looks back at some of his most (unfortunately) memorable bashes

5 Christmas presents your family won’t forget

Forget Black Friday - Belinda Beckett has the pressie shopping in the bag

Guests got more than they bargained for at Gibraltar’s Fawlty Towers dinner

As a Fawlty Towers dinner event comes to the Rock, Giles Brown recalls other not-so savoury meals

EXCLUSIVE : the Olive Press has Breakfast with Berkoff

Giles Brown meets his theatre hero and comes over all starstruck

When it rains…

It’s been another quiet week for our man in Marbella

Sunrise on the Rock

Belinda Beckett looks forward to meeting her favourite breakfast TV presenter in the flesh

What registering as a resident in Spain means for your taxes

ISSUES surrounding residency and taxation are important to any overseas buyer purchasing a property in Spain.   Ultimately you want to avoid dreaded Double Taxation...

Take heed of this eye care advice for World Sight Day

WORLD Sight Day (WSD) will be celebrated this Thursday October 11 to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment. To support this important...

Why you shouldn’t write off Algeciras just yet

If Lonely Planet authors had been passing through during Algeciras Entremares earlier this month, they’d be in a flurry to update

We’ve survived another mad Marbella summer

CONGRATULATIONS! You survived another summer season on the Coast. While it seemed to be a little less frenzied and frantic than previous summers, there...

Gibraltar’s changing street names leave the common tourist scratching their head

It’s not a big place to get lost in but things can take a complicated turn in a bilingual territory where most streets have two names

Five books based in or near Spain’s Andalucia that are a MUST read this summer

Grab a garden chair and dive into some ‘non-escapist’ literature set in exotic locations down the road   A Vineyard in Andalucia (2017), Maria Duenas Setting:...

AUGUST ANGST: Summer in southern Spain presents some interesting challenges

Well, summer has finally arrived. By the time you have this article in your hot little hands – quite literally  - it’ll be the...

Mortgage approval numbers are soaring in Spain as property market continues its recovery

MORTGAGE approval numbers are soaring. The latest figures show that this April alone there was a 34% increase in mortgage approvals in Spain, while the...
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