Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

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

OPINION: Authorities in Alicante must make property developers follow safety rules without harming the promising market

The ‘save 100 lives’ petition launched in Balcon al Mar, in Javea, concerns 100 residents whose homes are literally on a cliff-edge

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: Accusing a Benidorm bar of a ‘hate crime’ for renting out a midget is political correctness gone mad

If an upcoming investigation finds their dwarf to be proud of his work, and doing it without any coercion or humiliation, then we should crouch behind him

Give them the boot: Olive Press campaign to stop lawyer’s kickbacks

The Olive Press has launched a campaign to K.O the kickbacks

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: Amid Champions League final ecstasy and agony, Brit fans in Madrid did us proud

Thousands of rival fans full of booze showed that English hooliganism is hopefully a thing of the past

Taste of porridge

Chocolate thief Carlos Javier Aguilar-Ballester swiped his sweet swag from a shop 17 years ago

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: Locking British man Robert Mansfield-Hewitt up with terrorists in Spain is disgusting

Where is the outcry from other media outlets, especially back in the UK? Or in Gibraltar?

OPINION; Rothschild response is a welcome development in alleged expat loan fraud

Finally, Baron David Rene de Rothschild has answered the Spanish courts over his company’s involvement in a scheme that may have unjustly deprived over 130 mainly British pensioners of their life savings

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 Junta de Andalucia’s budgets which benefit residents are a welcome sight after decades of corruption

This could go some way to undermining the grip of the local drug cartels, who benefit from grinding youth poverty and a lack of opportunity

We prayed for rain and boy did it come

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

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: The news that a British boy’s death in Mallorca ‘could have been prevented’ is both shocking and sad

RIP: Thomas Channon (left) died after plunging 15 metres from a Mallorca apartment, but his death could have been prevented

Mijas matters: Wake up!

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

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

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

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

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

OPINION: Expats will make all the difference in tomorrow’s elections, both as candidates and in the polling booths

Above all, ensure you vote for the local team that best understands the wealth and diversity we bring to their towns

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

OPINION: The shock verdict that sees Westley Capper and Craig Porter ‘walk free’ is an insult to Agnese Klavina’s...

The crux of the case rested on the lack of evidence and the prosecution’s inability to provide a clear narrative of what happened to Agnese

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.
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