Tag: Spain

Sad Statistic

Abandoned pets were saved every five minutes in Spain last year, according to the Affinity Foundation study, with over 140 thousand dogs and cats being taken in by the country’s many animal charities. One organisation though believes the real abandonment figure is actually substantially greater. “The reality is far worse and is at least 30%

Ghost Stirs

Ryanair have become the first operator to run scheduled services out of one of Spain’s infamous ghost airports, Castellón, with the first commercial flight into the north Valencian region airport since it opened four years ago. The first service last Tuesday morning flew in from Stansted, with Ryanair launching a thrice weekly service, as well

Dutch Courage

A yacht trying to smuggle in a vast quantity of cannabis into Spain was so full of the drugs that it nearly sank, according to customs officials. Three Dutch nationals were arrested as the vessel was intercepted some 92 kilometres off the coast of Almeria with 10 tonnes of the drug on it. “The drugs

Thousands Aspire to Join the Guardia Civil


A group of aspiring future Guardia Civil officers began their gruelling testing and training regime this week, in the hope of securing a future in the corps in one of 820 places across Spain, including the Alicante province. The recruitment campaign has been the biggest in the last five years with 32,479 candidates applying for

Tourists Injured in N-332 Crash

Four tourists were injured on Monday afternoon when the car they were travelling in left the N-332 main road and ended up in the salt lakes near Santa Pola. The incident occurred at around 17:30 when the foreign driver of the vehicle, who had only just arrived in Spain on that day, said that he

Taxing Awards

Famous within the Alicante province, the SUMA tax collection company, a company contracted to collect local taxes on behalf of town halls, has been selected as a finalist for the annual Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation awards being held in Telford in October. The company has also been working with local authorities in Liverpool

Football´s Going Away

Football fans will be pleased to hear that England will face European champions Spain at the Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante on Friday the 13th of November. The fixture is part of England´s preparation for Euro 2016 as the Spanish join an elite list of opposition that Roy Hodgson’s side will take on in the

Guardia Civil to Protect Nuclear Installations

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Interior has finalised legislation that will see the Guardia Civil used to protect nuclear installations across Spain, replacing private security firms as the first response. The law has been implemented in response to a terrorist threat, and forces the nuclear installation owners and power companies to

National Police Ready for Border Patrol in Corvera

The National Police of Spain are now ready, trained and prepared to assume border patrol duties at Corvera airport, accompanied by the Guardia Civil. Despite the fact that there is no firm date still for the opening of the new Murcia Regional Airport, the security services have continued with their training and resource allocation so

Busy Weekend on the Roads

Motorists are warned to prepare for a busy weekend on the roads of the Costa Blanca, as the final stage of the summer rush takes hold this weekend. Operation Return sees the remaining bulk of inland tourists returning home after their summer holidays, resulting in busier roads as those vehicles head away from coastal and

Serious Crashes on the N-332

It has been another bleak week on the N-332 main road with a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening in the Torrevieja area resulting in one person suffering serious injuries and another five being treated for minor cuts and bruises. Two vehicles crashed head on near to the salt factory of Torrevieja with initial investigations suggesting

Risky Gamble

The British Foreign Office and the British Embassy in Madrid are asking ex-pats living in Spain to remind their family and friends that are visiting them over here to make sure that are covered by adequate travel and health insurance. The Foreign Office claims that a survey of people who lost their passports whilst on

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