Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Comic Relief show raises €750 at BSM

The British School of Marbella hosted a talent show for the UK-based charity

Sussing out the system: Spain’s healthcare service

The healthcare service in Spain and how to make the most of it

The ‘Battle’ of Parsley Island is much more Comedy than tragedy, writes Jack Giaoni

WITH a good pair of binoculars on a clear day, from just about anywhere along the Costa del Sol, you can make out the...

Zen & the Art of Gibraltar border queuing

OP columnist Belinda Beckett offers her top tips for 'Things To Do in the Gibraltar Queue'

The McMichelin experience

Dani Garcia has boldly gone where no two-star Michelin chef has dared to go before. Belinda Beckett, aka Mistress of Sizzle, reluctantly followed him into the local McDonalds...

Steven Saunders reveals… the ultimate recipe for perfect paella

This week, Michelin-starred celebrity chef and restaurateur Steven Saunders of TV´s Ready Steady Cook and The Little Geranium restaurant in La Cala de Mijas investigates …The Real Paella!

Banc-no Popular: Up to 300,000 Banco Popular shareholders to sue for their lost investment

BACK in 1993, the London-based IBCA rating company, later absorbed by Fitch Ratings Inc., hailed Banco Popular as the most profitable bank in the...

Will anything change? Panama papers fallout

What will be the fallout from the leaked Panama Papers?

The legal battle that restored Spain’s claim to the biggest ever underwater bounty

Jack Gaioni explores modern-day treasure hunters, are they pirates or archaeologists?

Get a head start on summer fun

Juliet Hambro offers tips to grandparents looking to make the most out of the holidays

How is property valued in Spain?

In the UK valuation is easy - in Spain, it's so different!

ME TOO: We must speak out on sexual assault

I HAD decided not to write about the #MeToo movement that spread virally this October, as it seemed that every female columnist around the...

Caveat Emptor, part 1: A short guide to buying a home in Spain

A brief rundown of the most important steps prospective buyers need to take when purchasing property in Spain

Can Parliament stop Brexit?

How MP’s could side-step the referendum result

If you think Spain’s timekeeping is weird, blame it on ze Germans

WHEN it comes to getting to bed at a decent hour and waking up in the morning, Spain is still the wild child of...

Hacks and lumberjacks are NOT okay!

Columnist Belinda Beckett, aka the Mistress of Sizzle, regrets her career choice

Buying what’s hot, ditching what’s not

Douglas Chadwick of Saltydog investor explains why they invest in funds... not shares

Is it over for Mariano Rajoy?

Rajoy has been unable to come to terms with the fact that he is the obstacle for a successful coalition

Property bargain or snare in Spain?

Making valuations and the benefits of buying property from banks

A dog’s life, by Eddie the hotel hound

Humouring humans... latest Olive Press columnist Eddie the dog is ‘em-barking’ on a great career – no bones about it

Children at British School of Marbella celebrate Diwali

One boy thought a bit outside the box and went dressed as superman

The costs of selling on the Costa, part 2

IN my previous column, we covered the two taxes vendors have to pay upon the sale of property. While the first of these, municipal...

Divide and conquer?

As Madrid Socialists cast out stalwart Tomas Gomez, PP ranks prepare for power play, writes Mario Alegria

Buying and selling urban land in Spain

With more and more people looking for building plots to develop property on the Costa del Sol, here's the first article in a series about buyers’ taxes depending on the seller's status
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