A Shopping Trip Back in Time

Do you ever wander down the local high street and think that you are walking in the footsteps of many who have moved in the same direction, to the same location, but across years, decades and even centuries before? If you have, and you’re in Torrevieja, you will love a new exhibition that starts today …

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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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Computer Glitch Charges Cards Twice in Carrefour

A consumer watchdog has confirmed that super-sized supermarket chain Carrefour double charged consumers for card purchases due to a computer error. The problem occurred across their chain of store in Spain on August 6, 2018, and the company has said that the error was spotted and rectified a few days later. However, if you did …

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Meet a Giant Shark (mouth) in Elche

Scientists from the Paleontological Museum of Elche (Mupe), have erected a display which reconstructs the mouth of the largest shark in history, Carcharocles megalodon, which would have swam the Mediterranean millions of years ago. The teeth, more than 10 centimetres in length, are of triangular form, very robust and have a serrated edge, from which …

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Calls for Calm after Frozen Veg Kills Nine

Panic has begun setting in after nine people are reported to have been killed across Europe by contaminated frozen vegetables, although the products in question are said not being sold in Spain, and so there are calls for calm over the panic beginning to set in. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an …

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Thousands of Fake Goods Seized in Benidorm and Altea

Ten people have been detained for crimes against intellectual property in joint actions carried out in Benidorm and Altea against sellers of fake branded goods. In total, 4,268 units of clothing, footwear, accessories and jewellery have been seized, with a proposed market value of about 260,000 euro. The investigation began after a number of complaints …

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Are the Shops Open this Sunday?

This weekend sees the start of the official summer period in Spain and so the agreed time when shops across the Valencia region are allowed to open on a Sunday once again. It was a sudden and shock decision in the spring that led to the shops having to close their doors on a Sunday, …

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Ikea Warn of Gas Hob Withdrawal

Home furnishing giant Ikea has warned of a fault with their Eldslåga model gas hob, resulting in the withdrawal of the product from sale. The company states that there is a fault in the fast burner, which is the one on the far right of the hob, in products purchased before January 1, 2018. IKEA …

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