Saturday, September 19, 2020

It’s not all Benidoom

Following Benidorm's recent slating in the British press, Mason Jones looks at other Spanish resorts suffering from an image problem

Start of school year marred by crisis

Hundreds of children in Andalucia affected by lack of funds

If it sounds too good to be true…

Financial adviser Richard Alexander looks at the risks of 'guaranteed' returns

A golden opportunity

With gold at a four-month high, Rund Abdelfatah explores the ways in which you can turn your trinkets into treasure

Costa del Sol fire: ‘It felt like a Spielberg movie’

Paul O Connell describes the scene as he covered the fire for BBC radio and Mijas TV

Calm before the storm

In his monthly column, Keith Spitalnick looks at some of the ways expats can protect their pensions against fluctuations in the value of sterling and the euro

Agony Ant – Following the paper trail

Antonio Flores looks at the various ways secretive property owners attempt to hide their real identity

How one home owner saved his house from the Costa del Sol fires

Polish homeowner Dr Matia Zanella needed some quick thinking to help save his block in Elviria

Daughter reunited with mother after Costa del Sol fire scare

Jackie McAngus on the panic of trying to locate her elderly parents who live in Elviria hills

Spanish ‘superjudge’ works to save Assange from extradition

Garzon does not believe William Hague's claims that the UK will protect the Wikileaks boss from human rights violations

Danielle Lloyd parties in Marbella

The WAG and mum-of-two has been taking a girls' holiday on the Costa del Sol

A constant supply of Heinz baked beans

Wendy Williams talks to Costa del Sol supermarket Cayetano & Euromarket about the foods expats just cannot live without

‘Healthcare must be free for all’, says Andalucia Junta

Junta refuses to bow to ‘xenophobic’ rules forcing foreigners to pay for treatment

Maximilian Bartie

Our resident columnist, formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells, puts the world to rights

Expats in Spain to benefit from winter fuel payment following EU ruling

A ‘genuine and sufficient link to the UK’ will now be enough for thousands of British pensioners to claim payment

Tax reform for Spain’s energy sector

Spanish government to raise tax in bid to reduce energy industry's €24 billion tariff deficit

Making a splash around Andalucia

Rund Abdelfatah explores some of the region's finest spots for getting wet

Andalucia’s open-air cuisine

Nothing beats alfresco dining, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke

Corruption probe over illegal licence for Benalmadena apartment complex

Three-year planning investigation led to 10 arrests

Classes for parents aim to combat fatigue in children

More and more pupils are struggling to stay awake during their lessons

UK set to follow Spain’s ‘no phones in schools’ policy

Mobile phones are set to be completely banned in UK schools

Andalucia dubbed a birdwatcher’s paradise

Tourism chiefs travelled to the UK to promote the region's bird-friendly environment

Meeting the Spanish ‘Robin Hood’

With unemployment at 33% in Andalucia, and 5.7 million without work in Spain, the Olive Press meets the radical mayor who has become a cult figure by leading the mass food raids to feed the poor

A new look for Spaniard Penelope Cruz

The actress dressed up as Super Mario in a promotional video for the new Nintendo 3DS game

Recession is skin deep in Europe

New study links heightened stress during the economic crisis to a rise in skin conditions like acne and eczema

Boris Johnson calls for more sport in schools

The Mayor of London would like to see schools introduce a compulsory two hours of sport each day