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People power

Jul 29, 2016

HOUSEHOLDERS LIVING on a Costa Blanca urbanisation are “delighted” to have finally won a commitment that repairs to decaying infrastructure will go ahead. Read more

Volunteers done Roman

Jul 29, 2016

TWO DOZEN volunteer workers will down tools today (Friday) after helping at the ongoing archaeology dig at a Roman site in Calpe. Read more

Sergeant Suspended

Jul 29, 2016

A sergeant in the Guardia Civil is currently under investigation by a military tribunal in Cartagena for the alleged rape of a female colleague. Read more

AUAN wins key change

Jul 29, 2016

CAMPAIGNERS HAVE won key changes in planning laws to give some 30,000 homes across Andalucia “greater legal certainty”. Read more
Promenade expansion approved
WITH A budget of more than 3 million euros the expansion plans for the promenade of Mojácar have been approved.
Living on an island

Living on an island

Jul 29, 20160

HISTORIC TABARCA Island was explored by members of U3A Marina Baixa as they took the opportunity to take in history and culture.
Kidnapped Man Freed

Kidnapped Man Freed

Jul 29, 20160

The Guardia Civil has freed a badly injured German man who was kidnapped in Torrevieja by an gang of five people demanding ransom cash. 
Pay for parking using app
A NEW payment app has been launched enabling drivers to remotely pay and top up their parking space tickets.
Marijuana grower arrested
A MAN has been arrested by Guardia Civil for allegedly growing 46 marijuana plants in his home.
Language is key

Language is key

Jul 29, 20160

COSTA BLANCA businessman Graham Davis was snapped up to join the British Consulate’s ‘Our Local Ambassador’ programme after offering to share 16 years experience of living and working in Spain.
Underage robbers caught

Underage robbers caught

Jul 29, 20160

FOUR MINORS have been arrested, suspected of burglary and causing criminal damage to property.
Sizzling summer

Sizzling summer

Jul 29, 20161

MEMBERS OF Javea U3A enjoyed a ‘hot one’ with the success of a “rip-roaring” summer barbeque at the popular Quo Vadis.
Marijuana grower arrested Language is key Underage robbers caught Sizzling summer
Language is key

Language is key

Jul 29, 20160

COSTA BLANCA businessman Graham Davis was snapped up to join the British Consulate’s ‘Our Local Ambassador’ programme after offering to share 16 years experience of living and working in Spain.
Drug mule held

Drug mule held

Jul 29, 20160

GUARDIA CIVIL officers arrested a man acting suspiciously whilst waiting for a flight to Ibiza and discovered he had swallowed hundreds of small wraps of hashish.
Apple pie Britain’s favourite
A PIE survey carried out by One Poll has revealed that apple pie is the nation’s favourite.
Pay for parking using app
A NEW payment app has been launched enabling drivers to remotely pay and top up their parking space tickets.
Sizzling summer

Sizzling summer

Jul 29, 20161

MEMBERS OF Javea U3A enjoyed a ‘hot one’ with the success of a “rip-roaring” summer barbeque at the popular Quo Vadis.
The adventure begins

The adventure begins

Jul 29, 20160

VICTOR PEMBERTON waved goodbye to his friends yesterday (Thursday) morning and set off on his Arctic Adventure – an 11,500km round trip to Norway – in aid of charity Help for Heroes. 
Living on an island

Living on an island

Jul 29, 20160

HISTORIC TABARCA Island was explored by members of U3A Marina Baixa as they took the opportunity to take in history and culture.
Kidnapped Man Freed

Kidnapped Man Freed

Jul 29, 20160

The Guardia Civil has freed a badly injured German man who was kidnapped in Torrevieja by an gang of five people demanding ransom cash. 
Craft and fireworks in Hondon
VISITORS TO Hondon de las Nieves over the weekend 6th and 7th August can enjoy some traditional Spanish culture – skills on display at a craft fair...and the excitement of ‘Correfocs’, literally running with fire.
Beef skewers with chimichurri rice salad
Bring some Latin sunshine to your barbecue this August with chimichurri rice and cumin spiced sirloin
Ultimate Veggie Burger Recipe
Ingredients125g quinoa, rinsed
Crab cakes

Crab cakes

Jul 22, 20160

Ingredients·  3 spring onions
Charge up with nature

Charge up with nature

Jul 22, 20160

PLUG IN with Mother Nature to recharge batteries and to look and feel younger advises lifestyle coach Skip Archimedes in the latest in a series of ‘Skip’s Tips’.
99% of contact lens users risk infections through unhygienic practices
Specsavers Opticas offers advice for how to avoid infections and keep eyes healthy
Chiropractic and Chronic Pain
Dr. Dutey-Harispe D.C graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, USA and has over 40 years experience as a chiropractor, acupuncturist and homeopath. Most patients attending the Algorfa Chiropractic Clinic, come as a result of chronic pain affecting different parts of the ...
Community buildings insurance, are you fully covered?
If your home or property in Spain forms part of a block of houses, apartments or condominiums, it usually includes community buildings insurance.
A historic referendum

A historic referendum

Jul 01, 20160

On Thursday June 23, the people of Britain voted for a British exit, or Brexit, from the European Union in a historic referendum.
How to negotiate roundabouts
If you are unsure about the correct way to negotiate roundabouts, here are some simple rules to help you enter and exit roundabouts safely and in the right lane.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Jul 29, 20160

My wife and I have 3 three laptops between us. Two are Windows 10 and one a reliable Windows 7.
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Jul 15, 20160

About a month ago it dawned on me that I had not received notification of any windows updates for an unusually long period, 
Aunty Virus

Aunty Virus

Jul 08, 20160

I have changed the picture on the screen but it is not the full size.  There is a black margin on either side of the screen. Please advise how to get the full screen back again. Many thanks, Ray.
Aid for Alzheimer’s

Aid for Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 20160

A Murcia student, has designed a computer system aimed at helping  people with Alzheimer's disease.  
Arrested for Trafficking Anabolic Steroids
Six people have been arrested for trafficking anabolic steroids in Murcia and other Spanish provinces.
Thieves stung

Thieves stung

Jul 29, 20160

Guardia Civil has arrested gang members over a swarm of beehive thefts in Murcia and allege they had specialist knowledge. 
Controlling mosquitos and midges in your garden
Practical gardeners and gardening authors living in Spain for 28 years.
Watch out for  and search out july wasps
July is the month when wasps can become a serious nuisance giving painful stings as well as needing to be netted from the surface of swimming pools and open Jacuzzis daily.
It is a pity that so much garden water is wasted
Entering the hottest time of the year it is unfortunate that many reservoirs that supply house water are at low levels and many natural springs that supplied water for agricultural use for centuries are now dry due to several years of low rain fall.
Promenade expansion approved
WITH A budget of more than 3 million euros the expansion plans for the promenade of Mojácar have been approved.
Marijuana grower arrested
A MAN has been arrested by Guardia Civil for allegedly growing 46 marijuana plants in his home.
Underage robbers caught

Underage robbers caught

Jul 29, 20160

FOUR MINORS have been arrested, suspected of burglary and causing criminal damage to property.
Mortgages in Spain: The correct amount to claim for on floor mortgage clauses
We have helped many people who have suffered financial loss through floor rate mortgage clauses. These clauses limit the variability of the mortgage loan interest, and with our help these clients have been compensated and recovered the interests overpaid. 
Cross border legal and tax planning and probate. Private Client Seminar in Bristol (14/7/2016)
Last week, I visited Bristol once again, this time to attend a seminar held by the Bristol Law Society. The seminar focused mainly on wealth and cross border issues and international probate, whether contentious or non-contentious. 
Exiting the EU, can still mean economic stability for british property owners in Spain
Many of our Wincham Clients have been asking about the implications of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and how this may affect their ownership of properties in Spain - either privately or within a UK Limited Company structure.
Heading off to Rio

Heading off to Rio

Jul 29, 20160

ALL EYES will be on Rio de Janiero next week and the start of the Summer Olympics featuring more than 10,500 competitors in the medal hunt from 5th to 21st August. 
Swimmers’ busy weekend

Swimmers’ busy weekend

Jul 29, 20160

TORREVIEJA SWIMMERS had a busy end of season weekend in the water with competitions in Benidorm and Torre de la Horadada. 
Alfaz fantasy football league
 The clock is ticking,not long to go before the 23rd Alfaz Fantasy Football League gets underway. The Brochures & Players Lists are now available and can be collected from the Bars in the following areas. 
Pilots to Strike

Pilots to Strike

strike Jul 15, 20160

Spanish pilots plan strike
THE SPANISH Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA) have confirmed that their members will strike later this month, causing delays and cancellations for many travellers.
Cornwall

Cornwall

Jul 01, 20160

Cornwall has inspired countless artists and writers.
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jul 29, 20160

I’ve been seeing a younger lad, 24.  He says he wants me to have a child with him. 
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jul 22, 20160

I’ve been widowed six months.  Spain was our dream, and we had 12 happy years in Javea. 
Ask Sara

Ask Sara

Jul 15, 20160

At a family get-together recently, my sister made an out of the blue comment, about how I had a nose like the men in our family.  
Chinese whispers & a hanging man
WHEN we first arrived in Spain some 12 years ago – we had to go shopping in that well known French retail hades – yep! that's the one. 
Rocking with radio royalty
MY DJ DEBUT occurred in 1958. The venue was the size of a living room - in fact it was a living room – ours. The audience comprised of –  my Gran – who by that time had entered the 'The Fabled Land Of Ga Ga Grannydom' She was convinced I was married with 4 children.
Marley, mower, mutt & me

Marley, mower, mutt & me

Jul 15, 20160

WELL HERE i am, still a self- unemployed Radio Gob On A Stick. However I did have a fill in job as a gardener at a huge villa up towards Valencia. 
Musicians flock to Alfaz del Pi
UNTIL TWO years ago a small bar called Escandalo, in Albir, run by Angela and Harrold, was the place to be for a jam session - until it sadly closed down.
Low Festival weekend

Low Festival weekend

Jul 29, 20160

THOUSANDS OF music lovers are expected at this weekend’s Low Festival being held in Benidorm.
Rascals lend a hand

Rascals lend a hand

Jul 29, 20160

VARIETY SHOWGROUP The Rascals donated two much-needed hoists to Los Montesinos following the success of their spring show ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’. 
Cruise control

Cruise control

Jul 29, 20160

PRESIDENT OF Torrevieja Stroke Support Lilybeth Stevens won first prize in a charity night raffle – a Mediterranean cruise.
Open day at sanctuary

Open day at sanctuary

Jul 29, 20160

ANIMAL SANCTUARY Finca San Miguel de Salinas is staging an Open Day tomorrow (Saturday 30th July) from 5pm until 9pm.
Lions back lifesavers

Lions back lifesavers

Jul 29, 20160

TEULADA MORARA Lions Club has helped insure state of the art technology is available in a local ambulance after donating almost 10,000€ of medical kit.
Jeep cherokee

Jeep cherokee

Jul 01, 20160

There is a real struggle to be different in the motoring world. Not only do the motoring journalists have to find an angle different to their peers but so to do the manufacturers.
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Jun 10, 20160

We live in an era of big grilles.
Mazda 2

Mazda 2

May 12, 20160

The art of deception is a difficult thing to master.