Friday, August 23, 2019

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Road to riches: how low can you go

Richard Alexander examines whether interest rates will fall any further and, if so, what that means for investors

Agony Ant – Spanish legal problems addressed

Antonio Flores looks at what happens when opposing lawyers know each other outside of the court room and answers readers legal queries

Back to the future for Spain’s policy-makers

The legacy of Spain's white elephants

Spain’s still glorious!

Spain is off to a slow start in the Olympic standings but maybe we should cut them some slack

An olympic failure

The Olive Press considers how the recently foiled terror plot in Gibraltar challenges our sense of security

King Carlos’ secret trip

What the King's error means in light of the ongoing economic crisis

Green hope

With our annual Green Guide now out, we explore how the environment could benefit from a bailout of its own

Hard times, desperate measures

We explore what desperate times in individual homes signify for the collective Spanish community

Spain’s biggest battle since Franco

Analysis by James Bryce

Taking a bird’s-eye view of hawkers on the Costa del Sol

Hawkers on the Costa del Sol often come from a background of hardship and poverty

Charity starts at home on the Costa del Sol

We consider the issue of homelessness on the Costa del Sol

Convicts in Spain enjoy their share of the showbiz cake

Congress threw out a ban to stop television stations from paying convicts to talk about their crimes on-screen

Digging out of trouble

Economic crisis has seen a boom in the number of urban gardens springing up across the country

On the fiddle

Unemployment figures in Spain are alarming, not just for the huge numbers of people, but for what they are hiding

All on your doorstep

Junta has launched a ‘staycation’ appeal to encourage people to take their holidays right here in Andalucia

Scam alert

With the existence of an actual ‘fraud school’ dedicated to teaching people how to scam others, the odds really are against us

Gibraltar’s storm in a teacup

The political fallout over Prince Edward's visit to Gibraltar does not necessarily tell the whole story

Battle for Spain’s beaches

Opposition must work together to save the unspoilt Valdevaqueros Beach

What will the baby-boomers do?

As the number of people in retirement outnumbers the working population, Richard Alexander considers where their pensions will come from…

Ban the brutality

Spain criticised for police brutality

Lies and statistics

There is a lack of evidence to back up the sudden deluge of stories suggesting a third of expats are rushing to return home

Wrong judgement

It would take a saint not to wonder why top Spanish judge Carlos Divar took 20 trips to a sunny seaside resort at the taxpayer’s expense

How do they sleep?

The fraudsters who pose as lawyers to recover money lost by timeshare victims should frankly be ashamed of themselves

Still grounded

And so Gibraltar’s airport tunnel saga rumbles on...

Thinking green at the Olive Press

The issue the Olive Press went back to its roots and took a closer look at the environmental issues affecting Andalucia...
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