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Lets talk about Brexit

SARAH-Jane Morris, British Consul in Alicante, answered expats' questions on Brexit in Calpe on Tuesday morning. The consul was guest speaker at the Association of...

Briton arrested in Jijona vice swoop

JIJONA (inland Alicante province) became a real-life set for what seemed like a Hollywood-style anti-drugs operation last Wednesday. Three Spanish men aged between 36 and...

Costa parents say ‘yes’ to ‘British’ school hours

THE MAJORITY of schools in the northern Costa Blanca will be switching to 'British' school hours - ending at 14.00 - from October 1,...

Our new man in Madrid

THE newly appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Madrid, Tim Hemmings, paid a visit to the Costa Blanca at the...

‘British school’ hours

EVERY single State-run primary school in Jávea will adopt 'British-style' hours from September, local education authorities report. After experiments last year where school timetables changed...

Ambassador’s statement over Brexit

  SIMON Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, issued a statement to the English-language media in Spain which serves British nationals living in the country. He said: “I am...

To The Queen!

COSTA Blanca News was honoured to be invited to the celebration of HM The Queen's 90th birthday at the British Ambassador's residence in Madrid...

British couple’s alleged killer set for trial

THE PUBLIC prosecutor in the case of slain Jalón couple Peter David and Jean Ellen Tarsey will be seeking a 42-year prison sentence for...

Property market marches on

THE recovery of the Spanish property market was confirmed with week as March sales figures were 16.8% higher than the same month last year...

Brit bars in ‘Grand National’ police raid

FIVE British bars in Benidorm were raided on Saturday afternoon as a Valencia regional police unit moved in to crack down on illegal gambling. There...

Bobbies on the Costa? – not yet

LAST week there was much coverage in the Spanish press regarding British police coming over to help patrol the streets of Benidorm - something...

British fabulous four for Morocco challenge

BRITISH ladies hungry for adventure will hit the raw, red mountains of northern Africa in a giant rust-bucket, battling the elements to help remote...

Consul concerned over British business problems

BRITISH Consul Sarah-Jane Morris and Vice Consul Sara Munsterhjelm listened to representatives of British businesses in Benidorm regarding security issues during a special meeting...

Interview with British vice-consul Sara Munsterhjelm

MANY Brits, whether on holiday or ex-pats that have relocated, have the reassurance that the British Consulate is on hand to offer help and...

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