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History lesson on prorogation ruling

Jávea September 18 Dear Editor, The current Supreme Court battle between Boris Johnson’s ‘do or die’ bid to leave the EU and the Remain camp’s attempt to...

Consulate thank-you

Alicante September 25 The British Consul thanks the Spanish emergency services, and English-speaking and Spanish volunteers who have assisted those affected by the recent floods Following the...

No-deal query

Elche September 24 If all else fails, and there is an exit from the EU on the October 31 without a deal, and UK immigrants living...

Climate and the environment tax

Email September 24 I am not aware of any environmental improvements made by any government despite the collection of the environment tax which by now must...

Licence ultimatum for British drivers

The national traffic authority (DGT) has issued a special alert for British residents who hold UK driving licences. Their website explains that they have launched...

Campaign to end ‘systematic fraud’ in insurance

THE British and Spanish governments are being urged to take action against an alleged travel insurance scam run by a group of unscrupulous companies. The...

Illegal bank charges

Email June 27 I hold a personal account with Banco Sabadell; this is their basic Key Account Plus. This evening I logged on to the bank...

Nine involved in Calpe car parking fine scam

FOLLOWING news released last week of a possible parking fine scam in Calpe, the Guardia Civil are investigating nine people, all employees of the...

Top EU official to visit flood disaster area

Vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will this week visit areas of the Vega Baja which were devastated by the September floods. President of...

Theresa May announces plans for snap general election

British PM Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on June 8 due to 'national interest'. The PM said that...

EXPATS WIN COURT BATTLE

Britons to be compensated over off-plan property nightmare By Nuria Pérez SIX British couples are to have off-plan deposits totalling more than €300,000 refunded by Caixabank...

Brexit and Labour 

Moraira October 8 Imagine what would happen if the Labour party were negotiating a withdrawal agreement with the EU. As they want to remain in The...

Protests after Catalan leaders’ jail sentences announced

Supreme Court judges have sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition and misuse of public funds. Former...

Flood contamination: Costa Calida September 2019

October 6 Please could you do a follow up to the September floods along the Costa Calida Coast. As flood survivors who are still deep cleaning...

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Hospital improvement scheme due to start

The €5.6 million extension of the A&E and paediatrics departments – and the ‘short-stay’ wards – at Alicante general hospital is about to get...