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SONY just made what might be one of the biggest surprise announcements at this year’s CES Global Stage for Innovation event: a car. The company’s efforts in the area of mobility, such as pursuing safety, reliability, comfort and entertainment, are...
A CLASS: A well-designed and well-equipped family car.

Mercedes-Benz A180 SE

THE Mercedes-Benz brand is mostly associated with sports and luxury models, but many with more modest budgets aspire to own a Mercedes and the entry level model is the A Class, a well-designed and well-equipped family car. Priced from €27,717...
THE new Mini Convertible Sidewalk will be available worldwide from March 2020 and presents a particularly exclusive opportunity to enjoy driving pleasure without a fixed roof over your head. With its individual design and equipment features, the new Mini...
HOT HATCHBACK: Packs quite a performance punch.

Suzuki Swift Sport

HOT hatchbacks have enduring popularity and one of the strong contenders in the sector is the Suzuki Swift Sport which has charismatic styling and packs quite a performance punch. Powered by a very responsive 138 hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, the...
Bentley Motors Exp 100 GT points to the future. Even cooler and more desirable in the future. With gorgeous looks now.

Legendary Birthday

THERE are many luxury brands and all aspire for birthdays. Lots of them.The more birthdays they have the more they seem to have some species of authority. Longevity is not a signifier for authenticity and veracity much less taste. Yet...
BMW has revealed a luxurious two-seat reworking of its i3 electric hatchback, named the i3 Urban Suite, ahead of a public debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Inside, there is seating for a driver and a rear passenger as the...
HATCHBACK: Has more aerodynamic styling.

Opel-Vauxhall Astra SE

THE Opel/Vauxhall Astra has been a big-selling family hatchback for many years, providing strong opposition to mainstream rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. In recent months, the  Astra has been extensively revised with sleek and more aerodynamic...
VOLKSWAGEN has developed “a visionary prototype” robot that can charge electric cars autonomously, allowing any parking space to become a charging point. The system is comprised of two units: a robot that is summoned by drivers via a mobile app...
THE NEW MG ZS EV is the family friendly electric car, designed for those who want all the advantages of zero emissions without compromising on practicality or style. There are two versions available, the entry level Excite and the top...
THE FERRARI Purosangue SUV is edging closer to production and will take inspiration from the recently revealed Roma GT and use its technological underpinnings to support the most controversial vehicle planned in Ferrari’s 15 car-strong new-product push. Proudly termed an ‘FUV’...
THE NEW Audi RS 7 Sportback is on sale now priced from £97,050. It joins the RS 6 Avant in the brand’s range of powerful executive vehicles, featuring a new wider body and a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with a...
THE ALL-new Honda S2000 is a 240 PS front-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater roadster, clothed in a sleek, muscular body. Aimed at the sports car purist, its traditional configuration is underpinned in true Honda style by innovative, race-bred technology that...
THE ITALIAN-American car group Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the French manufacturer PSA, Peugeot-Citroën, have approved their merger agreement creating the fourth giant alliance worldwide with estimated synergies of €3.7 billion. According to a statement made public by FCA, the...
OPEL gives a first glimpse of the new Insignia. The new edition of the German brand’s flagship will premiere at the Brussels Motor Show from January 10-19, 2020 and offer buyers even sharper looks as well as further improved...

Motoring News: Compact city car

HYUNDAI has announced UK pricing and specifications for its new i10 city car, which will arrive in dealerships on 18 January 2020.  Available from £12,495 in SE trim, which replaces S as the entry point into the i10 range creeping up...
ESTATE CAR: Offers more dramatic styling.

Peugeot 508 SW GT

IN recent years French manufacturer Peugeot has been transforming its brand image and its latest 508 SW GT is a fine example of what has been achieved in creating a desirable up-market model. The 508 SW estate car - a...
MERCEDES has revealed the second generation GLA with promises of new technology and greater comfort. On the outside, the new GLA body features reduced lines and accentuated planes that convey serene sportiness with powerful shoulders of the bodywork. Coupé-like lines...
PEUGEOT fans can now order the 2020 Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 SUVs. Initially offered only in GT Line spec, the petrol and diesel powered 2008 starts at around €30,100. The new model is more stylistically assertive with a much more pronounced...
The new Audi RS 6 Avant is no wolf in sheep’s clothing – it shows off its distinct design with great confidence. Aside from the front doors, the roof and the luggage compartment cover, all body panels are RS-specific. The wheel...
CITY CAR: A style icon with plenty of charm.

Fiat 500 Pop

Fiat’s cute 500 model has been a style icon since first created back in the 1950s and the current version still has plenty of charm which gives it a distinct advantage in the city car sector. While you can pay...
NEW UX HYBRID: Has a forceful look.

Lexus UX 250h

LEXUS is set to make an impact in the crowded SUV sector with its new UX hybrid model which unlike many rivals is able to run on electricity alone for short distances. The range starts with the UX250h, priced from...

A Volvo in disguise

THE NEW Polestar 1 is not a pure electric car but a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with manual override paddles. On looks alone it is eye-catching with a sophisticated sporty GT silhouette made possible by...

Taycan control

PORSCHE has launched its first ever all-electric emissions-free, super-fast sports model offering typical Porsche performance with everyday usability. The new flagship battery-powered Porsche Taycan Turbo S four-door sports saloon is the first of a family of electric vehicles from the...

Sporty and efficient

VOLKSWAGEN’S T-Cross gets its most powerful engine yet. The compact SUV is now available to order with a 1.5-litre TSI with 110 kW/150 PS. The new power unit adds a unique, sporty option to the existing T-Cross engine range. The...

Columnists

Claim expenses paid for your mortgage loan with no additional cost

AS expected, the General Council of the Judiciary has extended the special competence of the courts dealing with abusive clauses of mortgage loans during...

Nissan Micra Acenta

THE Nissan Micra received a facelift in 2019 and sleeker and more sporty styling widens its appeal, especially to younger buyers. There is also a...

Pause to adapt

IT seems no time ago that I was questioning the wisdom of my parents’ decision to retire from their North London home, south, to...

Hello? Anybody there?

THE fella in the woo shop stared intensely at me, then declared ‘you’ve attracted a mischievous spirit.’ Given the extent of my deep scepticism...

Life online

 Just thought you’d all like to know that if you can’t get RTV Marbella on your TV sets (TDT channel 37) you can always...

The Splash – Expected to make Waves

LONDON in the 1950s and 1960s was a dull and dark place , the rest of the UK even more so. To visualise the...

Blogs

Famous Spanish landmark portrays the star-crossed lovers of Teruel

The city of Teruel in Northern Spain is the romantic setting for a tragic love story. It is said that the legendary events took...

More than half of electricty used on Spanish Canary Island of...

THE Spanish Canary Island of El Hierro has been claiming to be a leading exponent of sustainable energy for years.  And it is backing up...

The mysterious Treasure Cave nestled in the cliffs of la Axarquia

In Rincon de la Victoria, there is an area known as ‘El Cantal’ that is home to a series of cliffs that were formed...

HEALTH NEWS: Britons are giving up alcohol and Spaniards are taking...

Britain wants to stop drinking, and health authorities aspire to help the country achieve it. According to a recent survey, two thirds of regular...

WEIGHED DOWN: Study fuels concern for school children carrying heavy backpacks

The weight of a regular A4 sized notebook is around half a kilo or 1.1 pounds. If textbooks weigh the same and eight-year-olds have...

Caring for the elderly: A booming business

Life expectancy continues to grow exponentially in Spain, as it nears 83 years on average. Not coincidentally, Spain is among the first countries with...

Lifestyle

Nissan Micra Acenta

THE Nissan Micra received a facelift in 2019 and sleeker and more sporty styling widens its appeal, especially to younger buyers. There is also a...

Beautiful Bourguignon!

This week Celebrity Chef & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala shares a recipe with special memories,...

Patch loves his house-sitter

Patch’s owners came to us looking for a trustworthy house-sitter who would love their puppy and care for him while they were away.  They hadn’t...

Health and beauty: Sleep your skin clear

IT is suggested that you get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night so as not to deprive your body of nourishment as...

MOTORING NEWS: Japanese start up tests prototype flying car

A JAPANESE startup called SkyDrive Inc. has begun conducting test flights of their prototype flying car with a human pilot at a protected indoor...

What Does Wagering Mean? Navigate Your Way Through the Online Casino...

Entering the exciting world of online casino gaming can be daunting, with a range of different sites, games and rules to remember in order...

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Sport

BLOCKBUSTER SHOWDOWN Spain’s Super Star Rafa Nadal vs Extravagant Electric-Serving Kyrgios

WHEN Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios play, the tennis is almost always sensational. And today will be no exception as the two giants warm...

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez condemns racist abuse of black football...

IÑAKI WILLIAMS, a talented footballer, was the victim of racism at the RCDE Stadium in Spain as his team Atletico Bilbao played against RCD Espanyol.  The player showed maturity and courage as...

WATCH: Terror on Spain’s streets as football hooligans erupt in mass...

FOOTBALL hooligans reigned horror in Spain as they met at the gates of the Mestalla Stadium and erupted into violence today (January 25). The hooligans descended...

Hundreds of Costa Almeria kids set to take part in Nijar...

SOME 1,000 children will be taking part in this year’s school Olympics in Nijar. Organised by the local council in collaboration with the Club Atalayas...

Scotland’s women’s rugby team triumphs over Spain ‘Las Leonas’ in Costa...

THE Scottish national women’s rugby team triumphed over Spain’s ‘Las Leonas’ in an exciting international staged at Almeria city’s Juan Rojas stadium on Sunday. A...

COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Mojacar council full support for Andalucia laido martial...

MOJACAR council has given its full support to the Andalucian Iaido martial arts team, which last weekend staged a training session in the municipal...

Finance

UK company invests in mega solar projects in Spain

UK-based solar energy company, Solarcentury, has secured new financing to build two of the largest solar plants in Spain.  UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s...

Expat Money: Do Comparison Sites Really Offer the Best Deals?

As an expat, you'll probably be used to shopping around online for virtually everything. Flights, currencies, entertainment, insurance, and everyday items all feature heavily...

Solar power deal as electricity company Endesa looks to go 100%...

ELECTRICITY company Endesa has taken another step to decarbonising its energy generation mix by 20250.  Through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power España, it has...

Can British expats still access UK online casino bonuses?

With uncertainties rife about the future of the UK, many of us are left with questions regarding how many aspects of society and technology...

Different Types of Volatility

The term ‘volatility’ is thrown around the financial markets commentary by the professionals and press in the field. However, the average investor does not...

Thinking Of Starting An Online Business? Find Out The Three Key...

“I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad is unimaginable. I think we’re actually...

Property

Investors flock to Spain as 1,000 apartments are put on the...

SPAIN has enticed international property investors after 1,000 apartments across the country have made their way onto the market for a mere starting price of...

INVESTMENT GAME: Hotel investments in Spain drop by 51 per cent

Hotel investment in Spain dropped in 2019, following two years of record-breaking figures. The numbers are in, and they reveal that investment in the...

PROPERTY IN SPAIN: The ins and outs of gifting real estate

Donation in the Spanish legal system is recognised as an act whereby a person freely gives one thing to another, who accepts it. This...

PROPERTY: New Spanish government cracks down on rental prices

Renting in Spain is a complicated process that is acerbated by the sky-high prices of recent times. The new Spanish government has proven its...

PROPERTY: Spain prepares to face climate change with ambitious real estate...

The fight against climate change has demanded the world’s attention in recent years and there is already a global plan to address it. The...

FIGHT THE FLAMES: Protect your home in Spain

During the cold months of winter, houses can often fall prey to the flames. Carelessness, candles and improper use of electrical appliances destroy thousands...