Monday, August 10, 2020

As well as expertise in eye care, what other support does Specsavers Opticas provide to the visually impaired in...

IN March Specsavers Opticas announced the launch of its national fundraising campaign in aid of ONCE Foundation for Guide Dogs

Specsavers Opticas in Spain launches national fundraising campaign in aid of ONCE Foundation for Guide Dogs

Vision loss can be incredibly isolating, leading to feelings of loneliness and depression

Lawbird’s Antonio Flores reveals the ‘must-knows’ for S.L. company owners in Spain

SETTING up a Spanish Limited Company is a relatively straightforward process

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling reveals her moonlighting as a pantomime actress as Adrian: A Fairytale of Happing Endings...

This week, I am removing my Javea Connect hat and becoming a little more fruity with you all! When...

As miracle pig Rupert falls ill with cystitis, a vet brings an importance message to pot-bellied pig owners in...

RUPERT the miracle pig, who made frontpage of the Olive Press last August, fell ill with cystitis, and by pure chance his...

Just as Mallorca’s property market was picking up after Brexit, coronavirus came along, writes real estate expert Amanda Butler

So far the Balearics are low risk, with only six known people diagnosed with the virus, but no deaths, thank heavens!

Fake news, cocaine and 70s rock – the Costa del Sol really has gone coronavirus crazy, writes Giles Brown

The fact that coronavirus had finally reached Marbella was worthy of a report on my news blog

Property prices in the Balearic Islands maintain their steady surge, while sales are down across Spain, writes Amanda Butler

This decline in sales in the Balearic property market is being attributed to there being fewer resale homes on the market, as well as high pricing

Spanish property expert Adam Neale explains why the first offer is always the best offer

As sellers on the Costa del Sol know only too well, selling takes time, not because the market is rubbish but because this is typical of a holiday home market

DEAR JENNIFER: What does Recommended Garages mean to me?

Further to my previous article last month, of why Jennifer Cunningham Insurances is special, I felt it was important to provide some...

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling tries to keep her mind off the weather… but can’t find anything positive about...

Weather has been awful, eh? Yes I know an understatement  – so I have decided to leave that subject to those braver...

Sexually-transmitted diseases skyrocket among over-50s as medical columnist Jeremy Kenton says ’60 is the new 20′

With an increase in the divorce rate in the over-50s, sexual promiscuity is on the increase.  On par with...

As Spain shut down for the festive period, the Hacienda still had a last-minute gift for Giles Brown

The noble men and women of Hacienda and Social Security who, in a pincer movement of ruthless efficiency and deadly timing that would have made the Duke of Wellington proud, ransacked my bank

PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Olive Press columnist Eddie the hotel hound passes away

Thanks for everything Ed – for your adopted family you were one mighty special pooch

A tangle of red tape in Spain’s holiday lettings sector is leading some landlords to take the law into...

Penalties could amount to €3,000 on average (and potentially up to 18k on this specific infringement and a rental ban of up to 6 months)

The Tories’ victory has Remainer in Spain Giles Brown battling trolls and stockpiling for the Brexit apocalypse

Spanish citizenship might be tricky and I’m loathe to get a green card by an arranged marriage in Lepe

Boris Johnson is up to his butt in a scatological Catalan nativity tradition, writes Belinda Beckett

This year Boris is among 40 new famous faces along with climate activist Greta Thunberg, PP President Pablo Casado and tennis ace Novak ?jokovic

The shocking tale of how the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre evaded ‘gypsy’ owners hunting down a rescued horse,...

WE lost our Sophia a few days ago.  We’ve had many dramatic rescues over the years, but Sophia was...

CASTING CALL: ‘Blond-haired’ extras urgently needed for Benidorm TV series TOMORROW (Dec 17) with €70 pay

BLOND-HAIRED extras are urgently needed in Benidorm tomorrow (Tuesday, December 17) with a promise of €70 pay. Directors for...

As the dreaded ‘C’ word rears its festive head, Loraine Gostling reminds us that C also stands for Charity

The ‘C’ word is just around the corner and, for the past couple of weeks on Javea Connect, the annual appeals have...

Dramatic rescue of a badly beaten horse required TWO armed police and an ambulance on standby, writes columnist Susan...

FORGET what you’ve heard. The Spanish police do care for animals. My husband Rod has been there on the...

As Boris Johnson sets his sights on No 10, Amanda Butler looks towards the sale of one of Mallorca’s...

Having performed a market appraisal, I would have valued it last year somewhere in the region of €9m

Adam Neale discusses Plusvalia and how land is valued and taxed in Spain

It is important to note that the tax is only applied to the value of the land, and not to the property on it
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