Following last week´s article in The Leader about the financial struggles at Torrevieja hospital caused by the huge reduction in “health card” revenue, management at the facility have already started implementing cost cutting activiti…
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The unions representing the local police of Torrevieja have announced a protest outside the town hall on Friday March 15.
The move, which has the support of most of the 170 officers, is to protest about the lack of agreement being made in discussions…
On Thursday this week, the Councillor for Coast, Beaches and international Residents, Martina Scheurer, met with administrators, who manage most of the communities of Orihuela Costa.
The objective of this meeting was not only to establish contact with…
Casa Kanta Reya, a house buried deep in the hills of Alicante, Spain, has been selected as one of the year’s most innovative projects by Genera 2013 – Environment and Energy International Trade Fair.
The house uses natural sources (biomass, solar ther…
The St Patrick’s Day parade at Cabo Roig is planned to be a bigger than ever event this year, with co-operation from local traders, the Orihuela Costa town hall, and many local organisations. The parade will be led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums ba…
The EHCRC Foundation is delighted to announce the arrival of our new delivery van.
We are now able to offer our customers a collection service for large items donated to the Easy Horse Care Charity Shops.
To date we have five wonderful charity shops…
British expats are being invited to a series of public meetings to find out more about how to register correctly for state healthcare in Spain. The events are part of a campaign launched by the UK Department of Health and the Valencia Health Authority to help British residents understand what their UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards can, and cannot, be used for.
Martyn Standing of the Department of Health team in Alicante said “These events are a must for anyone who wants to get the information on EHIC cards straight from the horse’s mouth. We’ll be telling people why and how they should register for healthcare whilst living in Spain, and explaining the correct use of UK-issued EHIC cards for British visitors.”
All are welcome to attend the meetings and there’s no need to register beforehand.
There’s also more information for residents of the Valencia region on a new website, www.healthcareinspain.eu<http://www.healthcareinspain.eu> .
Health officials are planning a series of meetings in the coming months, and have already held two events in Denia and Orihuela Costa. The EHIC campaign, funded by the European Union, is an innovative partnership between national British and regional Spanish government authorities.
Future public meetings on registering for healthcare:
13th March – Rojales – Centro Cultural Ciudad Quesada at 12:00pm
21st March – Torrevieja – Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen at 12:00pm
9th April – Oliva – Centro de Participación Ciudadana, Calle Eras de Juan s/n at 12:00pm
23rd April – Javea – Casa de Cultura – Plaza de Baix at 12:00pm
7th May – Calpe – Casa de Cultura Jaime Fluix y Pastor at 12:00pm
21st May – Benissa – (venue to be confirmed)
4th June – Benitachell – Ajuntament del Poble Nou de Benitatxell
Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/38084/
Craplin’s Holiday Camp is now ready to welcome mature holiday makers on their latest Pensioner Specials. The ageing Bluecoats and staff are eager to welcome the discerning holiday maker and promise that campers will enjoy a fun filled programme special…
Next Saturday 9th March, the Model Boat club of Torrevieja will open their annual exhibition at the Park of Nations in the town.
The exhibition, by one of Spain’s foremost model associations features the very best examples of radio controlled, static …
Easy Horse Care and Little Pod Association have been invited to have book stall at a photographic exhibition on Saturday 16th March there will be a photographic exhibition at Restaurant Asturias, Punta Prima, from 12 noon to 5 pm.
This will feature ph…
…at The Los Rosales Restaurant Guadamar on The Lemon Tree Road CV895
To those of you of a certain age who thought the days of the “Big Bands “had gone, think again. Here on the Costa Blanca we are so fortunate to have our own 16 piec…
Current child abuse scandals are opening wounds for Costa Blanca restaurateur Richard (Mickey Finn). The owner of La Zenia’s American Bar has battled demons after years spent in a children’s prison in Ireland.
As a 12-year old child he was sentenced to three years hard labour for what would now be considered minor misbehaviour.
For the immoral Christian Brothers who managed the detention centre it was safe from prying eyes. Youngsters, many of them orphans were at the mercy of a coven of depraved monastic brothers.
Mickey, and hundreds of boys who passed through this den of degeneracy, were routinely physically, sexually and mentally abused. Ireland’s judicial system was responsible for providing a steady supply of child victims.
With Taliban-like zeal Christian Brothers routinely administered life-threatening beatings on a whim. Many such acts were witnessed by fellow brothers and terrified children.
Ghost writer Michael Walsh, who ghosted Mickey’s book Still Running, was often distressed as he set down the author’s recollections. “There were times when I had to walk away from my keyboard; I needed space to compose myself,” he says.
The children’s labours were invariably accompanied by kicking, beatings and constant demands that they work harder. 147 children died at Letterfrack; untold numbers simply disappeared.
Michael Walsh is urging victims of institutionalised violence to get in touch. For Mickey, telling his story opened wounds but were therapeutic in that it allowed him to confront his ghosts and come to terms with his abusive past.
Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/38068/