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Extortionate exchange rates at UK airports

The plummeting pound is a fact, but these rates at Stansted (€0.78 to the pound) and Bristol (€0.90) airports are outrageous - yet totally...

Pounds sinks in no-deal scare

FEARS of a no-deal Brexit have begun hitting 'brexpats' and holidaymakers' wallets this week. Statements by the new PM Boris Johnson revealing the government is...

Turtle nesting joy

A loggerhead turtle nested successfully at Calblanque beach near La Manga on Sunday and laid 69 eggs, according to the environmental association ANSE. It is...

Advice on residency certificates and Brexit

The British consulate in Alicante has issued advice for anyone who is ‘refused their residency application because of Brexit’. They are told to request a...

Guardia Civil bite back

A total of 138 reptiles and turtles have been seized during an operation carried out by Alicante Guardia Civil. These included nine caimans, two Nile...

A few observations on the issue

Email July 24 Dear Editor, I refer to the Letters page of your July 19-25 edition. Since the majority of the writers refer to the matter of...

On the subject of double taxation

19th July Jávea Dear Editor I am rather surprised the subject of double taxation has surfaced so strongly now when the regulations came into force in 2015. Until...

On the subject of double taxation

Email July 20 I, along with many, many others have been asked by the Agencia Tributaria to submit all my tax documentation for the year 2014...

Patrimony tax and SUMA

Email July 22 Dear Editor, I have been most interested to read Dave Jones' articles re tax issues. In relation to this, I share my own case. I...

Boris rekindles Brexpats’ fears

COSTA 'Brexpats' worst fears of a no-deal Brexit outcome on October 31 have been rekindled this week with the appointment of adamant Brexiteer Boris...

Parking trap

A WEEK BEFORE the local elections on May 26, Benidorm council made available, as they had promised, a 3,700 sqm plot on the junction...

Man stabs wife to death in Calpe

A BELGIAN woman was knifed to death in Calpe by her husband in the early hours of Monday morning. The 57-year-old, known as RS, died...

Safety fears for beauty spot

PLANS to upgrade a snaking mountain road to improve access for visitors to a beautiful Costa Blanca cove have been described as 'madness' by...

Cyclists up in arms over fines

Around 2,000 cyclists staged a protest in Elche to express their anger over fines being levied for riding through woodland in the municipality. The Guardia...

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Summer rain records broken

Cloudbursts on Wednesday morning brought the wettest ever summer day to some areas of Alicante province. Roads were closed due to flooding and beaches were...

Drowning deaths on the up

Pea men gang arrested