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If you can’t stand the heat you can always take inspiration from the animal kingdom … or not, writes...

Luckily we humans can cool off at the turn of a shower tap but storks and vultures have a yuckier way to stave off the August heat...

Councillors ‘rebel’ to hold true to the promise made with the voters of Mijas, writes Bill Anderson

We will support the new Mayor in any way we can for the benefit of Mijas and its residents

Giles Brown answers a frequently asked question, who left the dogs out?

Bye Bye Bailey. You were such a good boy xx

LOOK OF LUX: Giles Brown is an expert at picking out a face in a crowd, even in Spain’s...

“Basically, one of the things that attracts mosquitoes is if you are sexually active,” she said, looking straight at me

A ripped Roman hero and his ‘pets’ get Belinda Beckett’s roar of approval

I’m not sure what the Me Too movement would have to say about him stealing the girdle of Hippolyta

‘I will work hard for you’, promises Bill Anderson, the first ever Brit to serve on Mijas Council

What I do know is that parties will need to work together, whether in coalition or informally to move Mijas forward

OPEN SEASON: Giles Brown puts up many a guest at his place, but draws the line at garden yurts

As one American guest, who didn’t stay long, famously remarked, ‘You see kids? This is what happens when a man lives alone’

Amanda Butler explains the mysterious ‘Beckham Rule’ and looks at developments in Mallorca’s property market

It was of course given its name by David Beckham, one of the first high profile sports people to use it when he signed for Real Madrid

Alicante Airport pandemonium was just about worth it for an English bowl of jellied eels, writes Loraine Gostling

Oh well, it was only 55 minutes, so we could browse the Toblerone and smell the latest designer aromas at leisure in Duty Free

Cruising along the Costa Blanca can be more terrifying than you think, writes Loraine Gostling

I had never been a risk-taker, I was pretty comfortable financially, I liked my job and everything in life was settled and safe, but just a little boring

Summer on the Costa del Sol may have to be spent indoors to avoid beach hut blazes and killer...

If you do own a beach club in Marbella, you are probably in the mood for celebrating that it is still standing

Belinda Beckett raises a toast to the sherry merry month of May in Spain, with its free-flowing booze and...

With barrels of rebujito hitched to the back of the tractor-drawn wagons you can refresh yourself as you walk/dance/stagger along the route

Politics aside, Andalucia’s new right-wing coalition is good news for taxpayers, writes Adam Neale

The change in direction is designed to make Andalucia more attractive to investors, both national and international

Becoming auntie to a herd of stray cats in southern Spain is harder than you think, writes Belinda Beckett

But the whole idea of being a colony auntie or uncle is that you have gained the cats’ trust, probably by feeding them

Giles Brown thought he had left his brushes with the law back in the 1980s

One of the good things about being over a certain age, however, is that you don't tend to attract police attention

An idyllic cottage by the lake in Andalucia gave Giles Brown a bit more than he bargained for

'Lock your doors and windows', advised the Guardia Civil, 'there are desperate Italians on the loose'

Sunrise on the Rock

Belinda Beckett looks forward to meeting her favourite breakfast TV presenter in the flesh

Not the BBC: A kiss and telly story with lights, camera (when available) and plenty of animal action writes...

IT’S 20 years this month since I landed my first job on the Costa del Sol as a presenter on … well, let’s just...

Giles Brown rubs shoulders with the descendants of Malaga’s maestro Pablo Picasso

IN my so far rather colourful journalistic career, I've had the opportunity to interview the good – Rik Mayall was as brilliantly funny as...

It’s been an eventful week for the Molino del Santo’s resident dog

DO you want to know where I sleep?  My basket is moved each night into the marital bedroom and I pretend to be in...

Anything but the vet’s

Eddie the Dog muses on the ups and downs of long, boring car journeys

Bye bye beardy

After two and a bit years of sporting a beard, columnist Giles Brown decides to go clean shaven for the summer

Me and Tina Jones…

...We had a thing going on, writes Belinda Beckett, aka Mistress of Sizzle

Santayana said it!

The sayings of the late, great Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, are an inspiration in these troubled times, writes Jack Gaioni

Water, water anywhere?

Columnist Giles Brown on the weather and Russell Crowe
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