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Author: Mark Anthony

Local Holidays in Your Area

We have already featured our National Holiday poster for 2019, but now we have the missing pieces that you can write on yourselves, the local holidays, sorted by town name. If your town isn’t on, check with your town hall, or ask us, we do have a bigger list, but have covered our most popular areas. Oh, and it’s a chance to practice a bit of Spanish too. Good luck. ALICANTE: Jueves 2 De Mayo, Festividad De Santa Faz Martes 25 De Junio, Posterior A La Festividad De San Juan ALBATERA: Jueves 25 De Julio, Día De Santiago Lunes...

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What Goes Up and What Goes Down – Your 2019 Official Price Guide

As with every new year we have new budgets to contend with, and with new budgets means toe price of some things goes up, whilst others (not many) go down. This year starts with increases in the cost of electricity, fuel, stamps, telephones and regional train tickets, although the price of natural gas will go down. Airport taxes and other train ticket prices are maintained, as is IBI, the tax rate, although the basic minimum wage has also gone up, as have pensions. Keep reading to find out all about it, be patient though, we have a very technical...

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Road Fatalities up Sixteen Percent in the Region

Whilst nationally, there has been an overall reduction in road fatalities, the Valencia region has seen a staggering increase, up 16%, with more than 160 people losing their lives on the roads in 2018. On Sunday, a 71-year-old woman, was killed and another five were injured, three left trapped in their vehicles, following a head one collision on the N-332 coastal road near to Santa Pola. In Valencia on New Year’s eve a 46-year-old man was knocked down and killed in Valencia whilst crossing the road. These two tragedies bring the year to an end which has been the...

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Ding dong bell…

The goat’s stuck down the well! Cartagena fire fighters carried out a muddy rescue on Friday after four male goats found themselves trapped down a well. Nobody quite knows how the males ended up down the well, whether to avoid the Christmas earache from their families, or just to try to bury their heads in the sand, or perhaps a goat-related reason, but they certainly couldn’t get themselves out without the help of the rope-clad rescuers. The drama unfolded in the town of Perina, when the animals were located 20 metres down the La Torre Nicolás Pérez well. With...

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Beware of Fools!!!

If you’re up and about this morning, you’d better beware, things might not be quite what they seem! Today is 28 December, which is Día de los Santos Inocentes, the Day of the Innocents, a day steeped in Biblical history, in which the hagiographic episode of Christianity: the killing of children under two years old born in Bethlehem, ordered by King Herod I the Great in order to get rid of the newborn Jesus of Nazareth, is commemorated. However, in Spain, it is also known for another reason. What we English might recognise as April Fool’s Day, in which...

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