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It’s extremely precarious

ON the eve of Eid, which is loosely the Muslim equivalent of Christmas, the British government announced they were relocking down selected areas of...

If it quacks like one…. 

It's been a, ‘just when you think you've heard it all’ kind of week!  Cressida Dick (yep!) the Met Police Commissioner, has announced they are considering dropping the terms Jihad and Islamist from...

A nation of whingers

What a sad nation of whingers the UK has become. Imagine trying to govern a bunch of people who do nothing but moan? To me, Boris and...

I’m trying to make a point.

The British people are frightened. Many I have spoken to feel lost, adrift and vulnerable. At a time when they need the support and...

Loss of a well-loved islander

This week saw the passing of a true icon within the expatriate community of Mallorca. Geoffrey Kenyon, who at 78 years of age, has tragically...

Leapy Lee – Our Marmite Columnist – Love Him or Hate...

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Is the office on life support? 

There's been much debate in the UK about the pros and cons of returning to the office versus working from home after weeks of...

Sounding the alarm earlier

On December 31 last year, Chinese media reported for the first time on an outbreak of viral pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. Seven months on, how...

CHEERS! Post-lockdown Britain finally opens up.

Breadmaking, snitching or lunging with Joe Wicks? With lockdown restrictions eased, how was lockdown for you?  Did you clap the health workers, report the...

Strong and stable on the lucrative circuit

News that Theresa May has made more than a million pounds on the lecture circuit since quitting as Prime Minister may surprise some. They...

IS THERE LIFE BEYOND LOCKDOWN?

It's no secret that lockdown has affected people in different ways. There are those who have despised every second. Those who couldn’t wait to go...

MOANING & QUEUEING: BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE PASTIMES?

A man who had been queueing since 5.30am for the 10am opening of IKEA insisted it was a no-brainer. “Last week we queued for three...

It’s up to us – by columnist Nicole King

SO much has gone on this past week and so much more yet to come. Yesterday Inserta Andalucia signed the contract for the apartment...

Do you know what’s going on in Marbella Now? 

The more people we meet and the more we get to know about them, the more opportunities can arise, hence my reminding you to...

What’s it worth? 

I've been so inhumanly busy trying to help “save the orphans” with Kara and our little team over the last few weeks that I’ve...

Charity begins at home 

This week I’ve been to see a possible apartment for our first Málaga orphans who will be turning 18 and finding themselves homeless. We are looking for...

Setting up the Self-Sufficient Circular Support System

After 6 years helping different businesses, schools, associations and charities connect with each other to support one another at our United Nationalities of Marbella...

Jam Padron

It's been another very busy week however I have to say that thanks to my new #ZeroHero team I've managed to spend a day...

Scallops in pastry by celebrity chef Steven Saunders

WHAT could be nicer than a delicious hand-dived scallop wrapped in buttery pastry and baked in the oven.  I am not 100 per cent certain...

Chef Steven’s Tomahawk steak recipe

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala is cooking on...

A Tarifa tuna tataki recipe with the world’s best tuna!

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala makes a stunning...

What time is it…? It’s Chico Time! Chico Time scallops recipe

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala cooks for X Factor...

Come Dine with Me!  

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala helps his...

The Little Geranium is open! And Steven Saunders shows us how...

This week Celebrity & Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala celebrates the reopening of The Little Geranium after...

The world we live in is a strange place

I DON'T like the new normal and, as many of my friends will tell you, I wasn’t that partial to the old normal! If...

Did he really just say that?!

If I hadn’t seen this happen live on TV I would not believe it. When asked during a White House press briefing on Tuesday about...

It’s not rocket science! 

I have an Amazon account with £100 credit on it. I don’t use the UK site much, as if I need anything, it's cheaper to get it...

Want an apartment on the beach?!

Nine years after moving here permanently, we made the major decision to not have any assets in the UK so we sold our family home there. We purchased a couple of...

Anyone tried to pay cash into a bank lately?

If so, you'll know that it's a nightmare.  It's almost impossible to get them to take your money personally. They want you to stand in the street...

Just because you can, you don’t have to!

Out for my walk the other day, I noticed a restaurant proudly advertising that they specialise in Mexican, Indian and Italian food. I decided this...

T-junction ahead

THE PSOE Organisation secretary Jose Luis Abalos has no worries that the party’s voters might not turn out for a November election. Jose Luis Abalos...

Win or lose

PABLO IGLESIAS is backing a loser by pushing Spain’s moral obligation to accept the tragic migrants who prefer to risk their lives than stay...

No sun – no moon

THIS has nothing to do with ideology or voters' political orientation. If there is a November election because two groups of knowledgeable and - in...

Unheeded words

KING FELIPE’S speech following Cataluña’s unauthorised and illegal referendum on October 1 2018 wasn’t his best although his best are hardly stirring. His words sounded...

Ain’t what it used to be

THE Left can’t get it together and it’s not all that easy for the Right, especially Albert Rivera. He doesn’t want to be seen cosying...

The good old days

ANYONE who remembers Jose Maria Aznar's 'Leave, Sr Gonzalez' in the mid-1990s felt the cockles of their heart warming up at the sight of...

Carrots or crisps?

BACK in 1981, Thatcher’s Employment Secretary Norman Tebbit - every inch as abhorrent a creature as she was - responded to the then unemployment...

Keep calm, dear, he’s only a drag queen 

DECADES ago a London gay bar staged Sunday afternoon tea dances that attracted a sizeable number of fellas in extravagant frocks who showed how...

Diary of a liberated hack 

This week, I decided to share my week's routine with you again. Can you relate at all?! Monday: Wake up with aches in muscles and...

My farton days are over…

‘EAT any more of those and you’ll start looking like one,’ said hubby Marcus as he watched me shell a boiled egg. I snapped...

Making the best of a bad situation 

Photo: Barry Duke/YouTube  IN the 1975 song ‘Making the Best of a Bad Situation’ Ray Stevens sings about a woman who’s husband ‘came unwrapped’ and imagined...

Bring back safe cigs 

FORMER neighbour Gertrude – well into her eighties and with a voice like a wood shredder due to a lifetime of heavy smoking –...

 Can he fight tax agency? Legal advice from David Searl

Q. Since 2015 I have kept a file on the UK-Spain tax treaty of 2013 and the controversy about declarations of civil service pensions,...

Can he divide his stay? Answers to the EU Regulations

Today, author, consultant associate and radio and television broadcaster David Searl lets us know about our stays when travelling abroad. Question: Can I stay in Spain...

How is annuity taxed? Legal advice from David Searl

Here is one of the weekly legal-advice questions, answered by author David Searl Question: In his book, 'You and the Law in Spain' for 2011 David Searl notes that both lifetime...

 Can he register his property? Legal advice in Spain

Question: In 2006, we bought a semi-detached house in Albox in Almeria. Our solicitor informed us that the property was fully legal and the Escritura was good. Then we found that the house had never been...

How is annuity taxed?

Question: In his book, 'You and the Law in Spain' for 2011 David Searl notes that both lifetime and fixed-term annuities have tax reductions. They...

Can they claim for injuries? Community issues in Spain.

Question: We live next to the small communal pool on our urbanisation. By request of the president, we keep a lookout and report to him...

Traffic returns to London

Slowly the quarantine is relaxed, even in London. Not that it was that fierce to start with here and across the UK generally. During...

Eat Drink and be Merry

Bird song has replaced the sound of traffic in London which of course is nonsense. What has happened during the quarantine is that most...

Quarantine Times Quarantine Sights

London; near three weeks into the Quarantine that is commonly named The Lock Down has now more or less encouraged novel habits of behaviour....

Crisis, what a Crisis

Hair. Let’s  consider the crowning glory of a Lady. In so many districts of Europe as the lock down has taken effect panic is...

If you want to make God laugh; tell him your plans

Easter is coming and the northern hemisphere is warming. Well made plans long laid are falling to pieces. The news is full of the latest...

Panic Rationally

As the Covid-19 or Coronavirus situation develops from rumour to concern then, by the time you read this, to epidemic; the question is do...

Sound – Engineered

The ASKJA Origin sound system is completely unique, the first-ever commercial psychoacoustic audio system. Psychoacoustics is the science that addresses the theory of pure...

Work Rest and Fly

With 400 A320’s in service it is likely that you have travelled on one , probably more than one. Travelling on holiday or for...

Silver Bullet Collection

The Geneva Car Show was cancelled this March as a precautionary measure in the developing global Covid-19 crisis. Deprived of the opportunity to introduce in...

Extreme Transparency

RARE and luminous glittering on just a very few select wrists Swiss Luxury watch makers Girard-Perregaux have released a highly limited edition of just...

Something to do in a Pandemic? Wines & Spirits

A pandemic appears to be under way or at least we are waiting for the United Nation’s World Health Organisation and more local authorities...

1000 Miglia 2020

FOR a select few with the means, a qualifying vintage race car as well as the means to run a team to support you...

Talk about the hand that feeds you!

If you were discerning enough to read this column in last week’s Euro Weekly News you will know that I had climbed nimbly up...

Not the most welcome message…

IN 1928 the American gangster Al Capone was getting out of a car when a gun in his golf bag accidentally went off shooting...

I am never normally shy…

Last week I found myself in one of those late-night bar discussions where people held forth on one of the popular topics here on...

There is no need to act your age

There is a bar in Magaluf known locally as ‘Jurassic Park.’ I will refrain from revealing its real name (you quite possibly know it...

Too easy to blame the programme

It’s another summer of love in the ‘Love Island’ villa and even before the 69 (yes really) cameras started rolling Social Media was buzzing...

From Penn to paper

I have heard it all now! Apparently the latest on-point fashion pairing is sandals and ...wait for it ...socks! I was firmly of the belief...

I’d like to enjoy the changes

DEAR reader, A Happy New Year to you from the islands, where we’re happy with 2020 so far, despite general festive season excesses and, in...

Peace and Goodwill

DEAR readers, Christmas has crept up on us again. The festive season has been sneaked forward, in the hope that a twinkle of tinsel...

How you feel about it?

Dear reader, I trust all’s well with you, despite the floods? Since my last letter, I’ve been to Brexit-choked England and a People’s Vote march in...

Into September, fingers crossed

August’s wildfire in Gran Canaria, with 10,000 evacuated, destroyed 9,200 hectares of protected natural space, homes, livings, livestock, ways of life. It could happen...

At this no-news time of year

WHILST summer temperatures down here on the islands are normal, we’re still being bombarded with very high UV rays. It’s dropped to nine today,...

No real surprises at the local elections

DOWN here at latitude 28º, we’re endeavouring to come to terms with the results of recent local elections. At Canarian Autonomous Government level, there...

Laughing prolongs life 

Charlie Chaplin once said that a day without laughter is a day wasted. I suggest you read this again. Indeed. Not just try, but...

Loosen the grip

IN golf they teach you to hold your grip on your club loose. It is all about the swing. If you stress too much...

The power of a dog or cat

The power of cats and dogs towards us human beings is enormous! We can easily call them fantastic counsellors with fur. No? They can,...

Asking for help brings people closer

SOME days ago, I had a fantastic meal with a very good friend of mine. We were talking for hours. There was a lot...

Leap of faith

TAKING the leap of faith - what does it mean? For instance, the path you have been walking on until now in your life no...

Being honest will bring you peace

HONESTY. We can write hundreds of books about this one single word. We all want honesty, to be honest ourselves or other people to...

Circus in Firing Line for Not Taking Down Posters in Costa...

IN December of last year, posters promoting the Berlin Circus which regularly tours along the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, were...

Policia Nacional save baby girl

IN the early hours of Tuesday August 11, a man went out into the streets of Malaga asking for help from the Policia Nacional...

Costa del Sol City Council Encourages Kite Surfers to Take Advantage...

TO start kite surfing you can expect to spend at least €2,000 for new equipment and then will need lessons but once that outlay...

Jail Time for the Anti-Masker who Spat on a Police Officer...

A judge in Spain’s Murcia has sentenced the COVIDIOT who spat in a police officer’s face to four months in jail. The stubborn man...

Beefed up police patrols in Magaluf to put a stop to...

CALVIA Local Police have beefed up night patrols of Magaluf and Palma Nova beaches to stop boozy gatherings of youngsters. The council reported officers have...

Costa del Sol Municipality Temporarily Closes Social Dining Room for Deep...

SINCE the start of the pandemic, Estepona Council has spent more than €93,000 to purchase 150 tons of food in order to ensure that...

Free exhibition of Diego Ruiz Cortés in Fuengirola

The Casa de la Cultura Fuengirola hosts the pictorial exhibition of Diego Ruiz Cortés "60 years of painting". The entrance to the exhibition, which begins...

New Bulletproof Vests on Order for Local Police in Costa del...

THE Estepona Council has awarded a contract to a supplier for the delivery of 125 bulletproof vests which will also deflect knives for the...

No lives lost as fire devastates mobile home park

EWN reported on our website of the devastating fire that ripped through the Lazy Days Mobile Home Park in Mollina, Malaga where almost a...