Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

After J-Lo banned the media from a gig in Spain last month, Marbella veteran Giles Brown explores the changing...

All the modern celebrity has to do is appear in a reality TV show to ensure his or her 15 minutes of fame

TURNING TO VINEGAR: This year’s sherry festival in Jerez is dedicated to wine that went wrong

From August 31 for two whole weeks the famous tipple takes centre stage alongside the best of everything else the city has to offer

Lawbird’s Antonio Flores reveals what you may not know about €500 ‘BinLaden’ notes and cash payments in Spain

Up to €100,000 if travelling within Spain and €10,000 if entering or departing the country, without notifying the authorities

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament is sure to anger Remainers in Mallorca, writes Amanda Butler

September 9 has emerged as the most important of the 80 days before the Brexit deadline, with the PM trying to ensure there is no up-rising with MPs trying to block a no-deal

Arguing with social media idiots just isn’t worth your time, writes columnist Loraine Gostling

HI again Costa Blancans, and welcome to yet another one of my meanders about what’s forefront of my mind when I sit...

Chartered financial planner and OP columnist Jonathan Holdaway is one step away from the home of his dreams in...

It’s amazing how just moving a few kilometres into a different postcode, can make a massive difference in price

Specsavers Opticas has everything you need to know about eye care at both ends of the generation scale

If you are looking after your grandchildren on a regular basis, you need to think about how to keep their eyes healthy and protect against injuries
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