Where in Spain to Watch the Lunar and Solar Eclipses of 2019

The National Geographic Institute (IGN), part of the Ministry of Development, has published a calendar of events which are literally out of this world, where Spain will be treated to five eclipses, two of the moon and three of the sun. We’re not going to be able to see the first phenomenon, partly because it …

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Owner and Dogs Rescued from Alicante Inferno

A dramatic fire in an apartment block led to concerns for the owner and the dogs who lived there, but fire fighters were quick to the scene. The fire swept through an Alicante apartment on Friday night, completely destroying the third-floor home, but the owner and two dogs were lucky to be rescued by fire …

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The 2019 Price Ups and Downs

This year starts with increases in the cost of electricity, fuel, stamps, telephones and regional train tickets, although the price of natural gas will go down. Airport taxes and other train ticket prices are maintained, as is IBI, the tax rate, although the basic minimum wage has also gone up, as have pensions. Keep reading …

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Search Underway for Two Missing Boats

An aircraft from the Customs Surveillance Service has been joined by a Search and Rescue helicopter from the Salvamento Maritimo, searching for two boats some 35 miles off the coast of Torrevieja on Monday night. The Guardia Civil are also involved in the search operation, using their SIVE equipment that monitors the waters of the …

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A Fashion Festival for the Home and Body in Alicante

With an ambiance to rival fashion-focused locations such as Paris, Milan or Rome, Alicante will play host to the most beautiful designs of the moment for the next couple of weeks, starting off with the Mercado Diseno Alicante. The old bus station on Plaza Seneca is the location, the 5th, 6th and 7th of October …

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Enjoy a Free Concert t La Mata Natural Park

The birdsong in the Natural Park of La Mata, Torrevieja (Alicante) will be echoed by music on Friday, as the latest edition of “Música en el Parque” takes place. It´s the fourth time the musicians have gathered to perform their scores, including, this year, a special playlist created by the chamber group of Torrevieja´s symphony …

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Which is the Cheapest Supermarket where You Live?

A consumer association, the Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios, or OCU, has released its annual study that looks at the prices of everyday products sold in supermarkets and hypermarkets across Spain. The aim of the report is to compare prices, partly to show an unfair balance towards the consumer, but more importantly perhaps for us, …

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Orihuela Police Locate Missing Brit

After an extensive search of the area, officers from Orihuela Local Police managed to locate a missing British man who had been reported missing from his home. Despite Orihuela being one of the geographically largest municipalities in the region, the man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, was located in the village of Hurchillo, disorientated and tired after …

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Retired Cop in Need of Retirement Home

Pol is 8 years old in October and is about to retire from the police after a lifetime of dedicated service. Having worked alongside his human colleagues in the interest of public safety on Canary Islands, he now needs somebody to look after him whilst he relaxes into retirement. He is a smart, loyal dog …

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