Friday, October 18, 2019

OPINION: Desperate British families losing thousands in Spain villa scams show that we need more dedicated fraud officers

Dedicated police officers need to be made available for these crimes, or at the very least a cyber crime hotline promising rapid action

OPINION: Are storm drains to blame for the severity of damage to British expat businesses in the Costa Blanca...

While many of us are still dealing with damp basements and insurance claims, we should take note of the municipal elections coming up on May 22

OPINION: After an exploding rum cocktail in Spain left three people hospitalised, do we need to re-examine modern nightlife?

It is paramount that these ‘Instagenic’ elements of modern nightlife are scrutinised before being unleashed on the public

OPINION: British fraud victims in Spain can be hopeful after MPs – who never agree on anything – lend...

Indeed getting more than a handful of MPs to agree on anything these days is certainly no small feat

OPINION: The increasing number of British expats registering on Spain’s padron is pleasing, but also surprising

Experts believe Brexit has pushed more Brits to fill out their paperwork, something which will hopefully continue after B-day

OPINION: After an expat nursery was forced to close, we must cut red tape so bureaucracy does not put...

The fact such worthy enterprises can be crushed by such arbitrary town hall decrees is both disheartening and sickening

OPINION: How can Mercadona, Spain’s richest supermarket, refuse to beef up security after the spate of crime in its...

It is high time Mercadona started investing some cash into its security or better yet, some training for its staff

OPINION: Brits returning to Spain once again despite Brexit is the best news I’ve heard for six years

It may have taken the UK’s departure from the EU, but British nationals now have that little push they need

After Lavapies was crowned Spain’s coolest neighbourhood here are the top 10 other hip hoods worth a visit

EVERY city in Spain has its colourful neighbourhoods whose rhythms move according to the culture and customs of their inhabitants.

DROP OF COMMON SENSE: Are humans to blame for the floods that have ravaged Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Heavy rainfall is not a recent phenomenon, but Mediterranean sea warming and building in the wrong places is adding to the recent flooding problems, writes Harry Ward

Tales of the hotel dog

In a much anticipated return to his regular column, inland Andalucia’s favourite hotel dog Eddie, bemoans his new non-meat diet... and his lack of bits

Transition draft deal not enough says Bremain in Spain

Never in British history has any government knowingly pursued a course of action it knew would be damaging, writes Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain

We prayed for rain and boy did it come

We prayed for rain and boy did it come, writes Giles Brown

Mijas matters: Wake up!

The town hall needs a change, and fast, writes Bill Anderson

Debunking the Greatest Myths & Misconceptions about Spain

Travelling used to be a luxury, and such limited possibilities to visiting foreign countries has caused many misconceptions about their people and culture. Nowadays,...

HISTORY REPEATS? How the Brexit debacle reminds Charles Gomez of the Spanish American war more than 100 years ago

VIEWING the spectacle of political debate in the UK since the Brexit referendum result, I am reminded of the last days of the Spanish...

Leading lawyer breaks down the impact Catalunya will have on private business contracts

After two banks have moved their HQ's out of Barcelona leading Spanish lawyer Antonio Flores examines the knock-on effects of the political unrest occurring in Catalunya.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

Ode to autumn: 10 reasons to love the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and effortless parking

With the summer season over, some may be upset others may rejoice. Here are the reasons why Spain is the gift that keeps on giving.

Rafael Nadal hits out at Catalunya referendum saying Spain is ‘stronger together’

Nadal issued a stern warning to Catalonia as the tennis legend attacked plans to hold a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.

Lifeguards and defibrilators on Mallorca booze cruise boats seem sensible moves

Reports of safety measures in other holiday resorts suggest improvements can be made

Officials’ willingness to call time on Mallorca drunken excess is welcome

Curb on drinking on all-inclusive holidays is an understandable move

Stop Sickness Scam campaign by ABTA is good move in fight against fake claims

Those found guilty could face up to three years in Spanish jail

Home sweet home: The power of helping one another

Thanks to the Olive Press’s campaign and the charity of good samaritans, Paul and Leslie Dunt and their 17 dogs again have a place to call their own

Riot girls: Feminist court case highlights how freedom of expression is stifled in Spain

Last month, a student was given a suspended prison sentence after tweeting about the 1973 assassination of Francoist Prime Minister Admiral Blanco

Call to arms: Why the upcoming general election matters to expats

But instead of feeling fatigued, Bremain in Spain campaigner John Moffett is right to suggest that expats should look forward to the vote as an opportunity to influence Brexit
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