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started by: Monkeycat · last update: 1474629859 · posted: 1474629859

Any advice from people living In Macisvenda or surrounding areas inland would be appreciated.   Our concern over buying there is are there loads of barking dogs?

started by: chrissiewa · last update: 1474010989 · posted: 1473842070

Good morning all!I am driving by van to Alicante in October/November and was wondering which is the best route to come from Bilbao (Google maps is showing 2)TIAChrissie

started by: Eric-Romano-866517 · last update: 1473405078 · posted: 1473070495

My views got thrashed in a conversation for claiming Global warming to be real.Scientists who say it's real base most of their evidence on the interpretation of the change in the levels of gases in the atmosphere and the ocean. The actual warming of temperature is something they say they can document, but the primary evidence is drawn from detecting what precedes a temperature rise – the change, and effect of atmospheric gases on the Earth’s environment.I chanced upon few global warming essays and research papers and it's no hoax. There's a rise in sea level, ocean temperatures, Earth's average temperature, Ocean Acidification and shrinking glaciers that cannot be denied.

started by: Daniel H · last update: 1472803102 · posted: 1470382664

Anyone know where I might be able to buy batting and foam for a small re-upholstering job? Elche / Torrevieja area por favor...

started by: lfc555 · last update: 1472627185 · posted: 1472627185

Looking for a unfurnished long term let in Calpe. min 2 beds

started by: Justy44 · last update: 1472477575 · posted: 1472477575

Hi ThereMy Husband and I are seeking a dog friendly villa/apartment/bungalow for mid Jan to mid Feb 2017.  It's for the two of us and our two older little dogs who are fully house trained and no trouble at all.  We like Altea and Albir but would consider any area that is walking distance to bars/restaurants and the beach.  Please drop me an email with any pics, details and price.  Many ThanksJustine and Steve

started by: Eric-Romano-866517 · last update: 1471611964 · posted: 1471611964

Hey all!As a writer and a teacher, I often run out of ideas to give my students to practice and improve their skills. I stumbled across a website where I found a great deal of ideas and topics for descriptive essays and research papers. It contains all User Generated Content (UGC) which are meant to help students with their writing skills. I suddenly remembered using this portal for reading and submitting my ideas back in college. I still find this useful.Hope you like it too!

started by: eaglet-581427 · last update: 1471436127 · posted: 1471436127

Hi, Going to the above and staying at the Hotel Lido at the end of the month. Any tips on parking/bars, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,Cheers

started by: janet-538336 · last update: 1469704629 · posted: 1464296304

started by: Daniel H · last update: 1469449181 · posted: 1469449181

Those missing the cricket this summer can listen live here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY1eFrbEp54

started by: gone2relax-549320 · last update: 1469169092 · posted: 1468824011

I'm looking for a short-term rental for 2 people from the end of August for 3 - 4 months while we look for a place to buy. Anywhere along the Costa Blanca will be considered. Pool, gym, helipad not necessary; just the basics. We have a well behaved 14 year old Border Collie too. 

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1469095042 · posted: 1469095042

British Consulate News ReleaseIn a meeting on Tuesday (19 July),  local British residents had the chance to put their concerns about the outcome of the recent EU referendum to the Deputy Ambassador, Tim Hemmings, and Consul for Alicante, Sarah-Jane Morris. The British Embassy representatives promised to keep them up to date with developments concerning the UK’s exit from the European Union. The meeting discussed the practical implications of the referendum outcome, and was hosted by the provincial government of Alicante. Local government officials, hoteliers and legal specialists spoke to the recently appointed Mr Hemmings about the key issues facing British nationals in Spain after the EU membership referendum. The meeting also heard the views of representatives from local English speaking associations. Tim Hemmings reassured British residents that they would “not experience any immediate changes in their circumstances”. Recognising the high number of Brits living in the Valencia region, he explained that the rights of both British and Spanish citizens to live, work and study in each other’s countries had not changed, and the UK would remain a full member of the EU until exit negotiations were completed. The Deputy Ambassador emphasised the strong trade and investment links between the UK and Spain, and said that the UK’s relationship with Spain would remain close after the UK’s exit from the EU. Alicante Consul Sarah-Jane Morris added, “We are committed to listening to the concerns of British nationals in Spain, following the referendum.  It is also important that we keep British nationals up-to-date with any changes as we negotiate our exit from the EU”.  More information on what the EU referendum means for British nationals travelling and living in Europe is available on the UK government website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe 

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1468915711 · posted: 1468915711

Government launches new webpage aimed at British expats, following Referendum resultBritish nationals looking for advice on travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum, can now visit a new webpage on the UK government website at www.gov.uk.  The webpage explains that negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the EU may take up to two years or more. The government will negotiate new arrangements with the EU including on issues affecting British expats and travellers. The government also wants the legal rights of British nationals living in European countries, as well as EU nationals in the UK, to be properly protected. Until then there will be no immediate changes. During the period of the negotiations, the UK remains a full member of the EU, entitled to all the benefits and obligations of membership.   The webpage includes information on passports, pensions, healthcare, and also has a link to some general information on applying for dual citizenship.

started by: eaglet-581427 · last update: 1468736444 · posted: 1468736444

Hi,Staying at hotel Los Narejos in Los Alcazares. I know the hotel has no parking. I was wondering if anyone knew the area and can tell me if there is lot's of parking close by the hotel? Cheers

started by: Madge · last update: 1467809853 · posted: 1467809853

We've had many enquiries since the Brexit referendum about how to get Spanish citizenship so we thought we'd point out our recently  updated How To on just that topic: https://www.angloinfo.com/costa-blanca/how-to/page/costa-blanca-moving-residency-spanish-citizenshipThanks,Madge

started by: sankie-491242 · last update: 1467273153 · posted: 1458207430

Hi. We are a retired couple looking for a 4 month rental next winter. A sunny appartment near the coast is a must as is UK tv or wifi. We are on a budget, don't need a pool, gym or helipad just a reasonable price for somewhere to chill out in the sun. Anybody out there know of a place or own a place, please contact me. Thanks

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1467101857 · posted: 1467101857

British Consulate Alicante Press Release: Passport WarningHolidaymakers and residents should take extra care of their passports this summer, with thefts in towns and cities on the rise, the British Consulate in Alicante has warned.  The number of Brits needing an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) is up 11% so far this year, with the Consulate having issued some 500 to date.  Getting hold of an ETD costs time and money: they cost £100 and can take around two hours to issue, plus the time needed for travel to and from the Consulate.  These single-use documents will get you home, but you will then need to spend more time and money applying for a new passport, leaving a bad aftertaste to any trip.   Two-thirds of stolen passports are taken in town or city centres, according to figures compiled by the Consulate.  As tourist numbers rise for the summer, passport theft often soars – as this year’s figures are already demonstrating.   Consul Sarah-Jane Morris says, “It’s frustrating to have your holiday ruined through a lost or stolen passport – and costly as well.  It should only take a little vigilance and care to keep it away from thieves.  Think about where you keep your passport – is it secure, or could it be grabbed?  If you are carrying your passport, keep it in a zipped pocket or money belt under your clothes.” This year is seeing a significant increase in the number of British tourists visiting Spain, with an expected rise of 11% over last year.  With the increase of passport thefts following suit, last minute dashes to get an emergency replacement from the Consulate are increasingly common, causing stress for more British holidaymakers.

started by: MichelleR1 · last update: 1466782679 · posted: 1466782679

Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, today issued a statement to the English-language media in Spain which serves British nationals living in the country.  He said: “I am very aware from the questions that we have been getting that some Britons living in Spain are uncertain about what the Referendum result means for them.  “As the Prime Minister has said, there is no immediate change. You still have exactly the same rights. You can still live and work here, travel back and forth in the same way, and access Spanish healthcare and other public services just as before.  “There is no change to your residency status, nor any need for visas for travel to other EU countries, and you don’t need to change your passport. Your pension rights continue.  “Leaving the EU will be a gradual process. The Prime Minister will continue to do his job for the next three months. The UK will only begin negotiations with the European Union after we have a new Prime Minister in October.   “He or she will have to decide when to start the process of leaving the EU. The negotiations could take two years or more and until they are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union.” A videoclip from the Ambassador can be found on Twitter at @ukinspain and on the British Embassy Madrid’s Facebook page

started by: bee hive · last update: 1465735262 · posted: 1465735262

Hi,Can anyone explain Correos fees for packages going anywhere in Europe?  We've tried to use their calculator but it seems to be broken.Apparently a deck of cards that weighs 9 ounces costs 20 plus euros to send to England.  Failing that, does anyone know of a cheap postal option for small packages in Europe?Thanks in advance for any information.

started by: bee hive · last update: 1465557876 · posted: 1465557876

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