Sierra Nevada – from beaches to the ski slopes in two hours!

In Andalucía, spring is for country drives amid the floral beauty of the interior; summer is for surfing in Tarifa and beach life on the Costa del Sol; autumn is for hiking in the countryside and city escapes; and winter is when the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada’s very own alpine resort beckon. Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Few parts of Europe are as diverse and enticing as this; you...


Travel to the Uk for the double jabbed

Travel to the UK latest Travel to the UK concerns was alleviated this week after the UK government announced yesterday stated that, from 1 December, anyone who has been fully vaccinated outside the UK with a recognised vaccine will be subject to the same rules as those who are fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme. This means that you will no longer have to self-isolate if you are...


Further extension inevitable

INSIDERS at the Moncloa, the Spanish equivalent of 10 Downing Street, have leaked to the press that it is already assumed that the current lockdown to 11 April will be extended, probably to 26 April. The reason is to relieve stress on Intensive Care Units, and to ensure that efforts made by the vast majority of the public are not wasted, according to reports in media such as “La Razon”. Any further...


Spanish nationals home safely

AROUND 9,500 Spanish who were on holiday in Morocco before the North African country suddenly announced it would be closing its borders have made their way back home following a major repatriation exercise. The Moroccan government said all land and sea points of entry with Spain would be closed this week and after negotiations with airlines and government officials it appears all have now returned home....


Big utility bill hikes during crisis

HOUSEHOLDS in Spain can expect to see increases on their utility bills of up to 50% while they are staying at home during the current health crisis. Working from home, extra cooking and increased use of electronic goods all add to the bill as well as heating. A household of four people can expect to see an increase in their electric bill by about 26 euros a month, according to Selectra, a price comparison...


Kids have their say

THE contractors who are rebuilding two parks and play spaces in Javea will have to comply with specifications for the area arrived at by local schoolchildren. They were consulted via the Consell del Xiquets (Children’s Council) and viable proposals within budget were accepted as part of the overall plan. The parks affected are the Thiviers and Freginal and they will be made into three different areas –...


Leggy new arrivals at Terra Natura Benidorm

THE Terra Natura Benidorm nature and animal park has two elegant new arrivals, a pair of male and female Japanese cranes (Grus japonensis). The rare birds have been sent from the Lourosa ornithological park in Portugal and it is hoped that the pair, both born in 2018, will breed in their new surroundings. The cranes are iconic creatures to the Japanese people and their flag was said to have been inspired...


Scammer posed as copper

THE authorities have reminded people to be careful about giving out personal details after a conman in Benidorm emptied an elderly couple’s bank account after posing as a police officer. National Police believe that the perpetrator had been monitoring the couple and he stopped them as they were entering their home, showing them his fake police ID badge. He explained that he was investigating a series of...



RADIO DJ and entertainer Dean Alexanda died of a heart attack last Thursday(February 20th) as he was getting ready to do an evening gig at San Miguel de Salinas, inland to Torrevieja, half an hour´s drive south of Alicante-Elche airport. Dean, aged 57, was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on BR2 operated by Quesada-based Big FM. He had worked on the station since coming to Spain four years ago, and...

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