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Today in Spain - Thursday 16 October 2014
on Thursday 16 October, 2014.
NEW TRAFFIC LAWS IN SPAIN
A raft of new traffic laws have been approved by the government of Spain, set to become law shortly, many of them affect the day to day...
ADOPT-A-FRIEND EVENT IN TORREVIEJA ON SATURDAY
On Saturday the 15th of March, Torrevieja will be taken over by an event aimed at encouraging the adoption of pets from local shelters,...
A rough week at sea
Adverse weather conditions have kept rescuers busy off the Atlantic coast of Spain this week. Here is the story of two potential...
Rediscovering radio - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
As much as many expats such as myself enjoy living in our newly adopted countries, it is strange what we miss from our countries of origin. Lemon Curd, Persil tablets and Branston pickle are just a few of the items that I know our friends beg visitors to bring when they visit. For me, it is Marmite, mince pies and ‘J’ cloths that ensure that our visitors receive a particularly warm welcome. I also miss BBC radio news, as well as radio drama... www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com
Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid and Spain legend and now Director of Football at Dubai Sports City, believes Germany is the side from Europe, other than his home country, to look out for at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Stormy Sunday afternoon
Things to Do in Gran Canaria
Bankers go bananas - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
Bankers Go Bananas I thought that I recognised the voice over the underground station’s speaker system; it sounded familiar, but I...
A Tortoise called 'Aduana' - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
"Despite all the positive aspects of living in the Canary Islands there are, as in all things in life, a few negatives too. One of my main irritations is slow delivery of parcels, which is often due to the Aduana (Customs) process. Even though the Canary Islands are part of Spain, and within the European Union, we are outside of both for the purposes of taxation. This state of affairs is of great benefit to residents and visitors alike, who can buy all the luxury goods they can afford whilst on holiday, and pay only 5% IGIC (local tax) instead of IVA or VAT in Spain of 18% and in the UK at 20%. However, there are downsides too..." www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com
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Villanueva de la Concepcion
Lighthouses and Lime Kilns - 'Twitters from the Atlantic'
Lighthouses and Lime Kilns "There are many lighthouses in the Canary Islands and locals and many visitors will know that there is a particularly fine one at Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. The lighthouse, or Faro in Spanish, helps sailors to navigate their ships and is an integral part of sea-life. Usually, they are cylindrical towers with a light on top, and emit a fixed sequence of beams that is unique to a particular lighthouse. Built in 1980, the Maspalomas lighthouse is still operational and, for those who like full details, provides 3 white flashes every 13 seconds. Before lighthouses were invented, sailors were warned of hazards by the lighting of fires along the coastline..." www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com
Buenos días, Fin del mundo
FIVE PERCENT FEWER CRIMES IN 2013
The Director General of Police in Spain, Ignacio Cosidó, has reported to the Senate Committee to detail crime and policing statistics for...
The Offside Rule 2013/14 Episode 32
The Offside Rule
Paper bag protests, stripping the new manager naked and chickens on the pitch.. it's just another week on The Offside Rule (We Get It!)...
ARRESTS IN ELECTRIC BIKE SCAM CASE
Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested 2 people for dealing in counterfeit electric vehicles, with fraudulently acquired profits...
TORREVIEJA GREENS CONCERNED OVER ORIHUELA CORRUPTION
Council members from Torrevieja´s Los Verdes green party are asking to see contracts relating to the government´s expenditure for...
Sound of mountain stream in Laguarta, Spain (1154m above sea level)
Reaction to fresh concerns over Spain bailout
James Hughes from Alpari UK gives us his reaction to fresh doubts over the Spanish recovery as worries over a full sovereign bailout send...
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