As part of a visit to the Alicante Consular District this week, Consular Regional Director for Southern Europe, Will Middleton and the newly appointed British Consul to Alicante Sarah-Jane Morris, have held focus groups with members of the British Community in San Fulgencio and Calpe. Vice Consul Lloyd Milen also attended the meetings, where the aim was for the Consulate to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that most concern British nationals in the area. Over the coming year the Consulate plans to hold further focus groups in Orihuela, Torrevieja, Rojales, Javea, Mazarron, Benidorm, Pilar de la Horadada and Teulada.
OLIVA NOVA GOLF COURSE Tuesday 24TH of February 2015 - On a day from inside the clubhouse which looked perfect to play golf, was indeed a very windy and cold day to play. A very strong wind, certainly took its toll on the very large field of 47 players and guests, who braved the elements to take part in one of our major competitions, namely "The Pego Putter" competition.This competition was called a "Bogey" competition. We had four guests today, and they were Wolfgang Schuster, Nick Allen, Simon Whitely and Peter Thompson, all of whom were warmly welcomed by our captain Brendan Young. With not one person playing to their handicap, the CBA of the course today was -3. The results were as follows
Due to the rain and wind that lashed the area last Saturday, the weekly craft fair in Xàbia (or Jávea) had to be cancelled. Because the first two Saturdays worked out so well, the artesans were really eager to set up their stalls, but even though the sun came out, the sudden gusts of strong wind made setting up stalls next to impossible. Let's hope next week the weather will be better!
Javea Green Bowls Club owner Matt Taylor was delighted to hand over a cheque for 350 euros to a representative of the Royal British Legion, enabling them to carry on their excellent charity work. The money was raised by the ladies of Javea´s Social Sub-Committee Pat Pittaway, Maureen Barrie and Rosemary Woodhead from a combination of functions they arranged during 2014 including a Christmas Draw and Party.
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two men detectives want to speak to in connection
with an on-going investigation into thefts from cash point machines across the North West and Central England. Both men, Adam Murphy and Andrew White, are wanted for conspiracy to cause explosions at cash machines and burglary of bank and shop premises between January 2013 and December 2013.
Adam Murphy, 29, is described as being white of a medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address is Waresley Crescent in Liverpool. Detectives believe Murphy may be in Scotland. Andrew White, 25, is described as being white of a medium build with fair hair and blue eyes. His last known address is Nyland Road in Huyton. White has links to Spain. As part of the same investigation seven men were sentenced to more than 114 years last year. In December 2014 Jonathon Webb and Daniel Morgan were sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison after being found guilty of offences following a three week trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
Gordon was found together with his brothers in a garden. Can you give him a home
The British Embassy in Spain is warning holidaymakers to watch out for ruthless gangs of modern-day highway robbers who are preying on people driving foreign-registered vehicles and hire cars. Police in the Catalonia region of Spain have dealt with 126 British victims of robbery on the AP7 motorway between the French border and the Valencia region over the past two years.
The Supermotoland race team were in Talavera La Real, Badajoz, over the weekend for the second round of the Spanish Supermoto championship with its two riders Anthony and Mat Ford-Dunn.
Going into the weekend, both brothers were holding 3rd position in their championship classes and they wasted no time at all in practice to get the best settings from their Advance Moves International Removals sponsored race bikes. When it came to qualifying, Anthony put himself on the first row of the grid, in second position for the Premier SM open class, whilst older brother Mat managed to go one better in the SM35 Master class and found himself in a comfortable Pole position for the Race.
*Sales of Spanish homes rose by 5.3% in April (INE) - *Sale of homes in Alicante rose by 24.3% (Q1 2014, Spanish Development Ministry) - *Taylor Wimpey Espana catering to high demand on the Costa Blanca with new joint venture. According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) the sale of Spanish homes rose by 5.3% in April, up from the same month in 2013, to a total of 24,968 sales.
Additional measures to help British nationals overseas who need new or replacement passports. British nationals living overseas who are waiting for a new passport, or whose passport has recently expired or will expire soon, are being offered additional services to help with any concerns they may have about their ability to travel. If you live in Spain and need to renew an existing British passport, you can instead apply for it to be extended for 12 months. You will need to be in possession of a passport that expired less than six months ago or will expire within the next three months, and have at least three blank pages left in your passport. There is no charge for this service.
- U3A Pétanque Summer Lunch
- Important notice - Consulate closure
- CLOSE CALLS FOR JAVEA SQUADS
- The secrets of airport meet-and-greet parking
- PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 if you can help
- ADSL Internet PLUS unlimited calls Reduced to 48.28€/month!
- Putting Something Back Into The Community
- THE BENIDORM OR BUST RALLY FOR HELP FOR HEROES
- New Traffic Law approved. Don't get caught out!
- Moors and Christians in Alcoy, the show begins
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