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Tyson Fury Press Conference

Tyson furious over hearing delay

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) insists it is trying to resolve Tyson Fury's hearing "as soon as possible" following criticism from the British boxer on social...
FILTHY FRIDGE HELL

Filthy fridge hell

APPLIANCE repair company Go-Assist.co.uk recently conducted a national fridge cleanliness study, involving 2,000 UK adults, and the findings were pretty grim. According to the research,...
Cut your inheritance tax bill

Would you like to save your loved ones that big inheritance tax bill?

IHT (Inheritance Tax) planning is certainly not as simple in Spain as the UK, but there are solutions if you get the right advice. A...
CAR SALES DOWN...BUT SEPTEMBER LOOKS ENCOURAGING

Car sales down…but the future looks encouraging

THE UK new car market reported its fifth consecutive month of decline in August, according to figures published by Society of Motor Manufacturers and...
Taken for fools

Taken for fools

THE $7 billion US-backed overthrow of Ukraine´s President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014 was not universally popular. Donbass, Ukraine´s most productive province, declared Unilateral Independence...
Cheeky number plates s7opped

Cheeky number plates s7opped

MORE than 300 of the most recent run of number plates have been banned from use. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have withheld...
Chorus Tracy PIc

Did you work in retail, manufacturing or banking in the UK?

IN all the years that I have been advising people on transferring pensions, I have never seen such astronomical transfer values, especially in the...
Pension cold calling banned

Pension cold calling banned

THE UK government has confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include a ban...
OK Commuter? Music Star’s New Tune is Perfect Soundtrack for D

Drive time for Ford

EVER delayed starting a car journey until you have chosen just the right music for your trip? Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard has the answer....
CHECK OUT THE NEW ’67 REGISTRATIONS

Check out the new ’67 registrations

The Motor Ombudsman is urging motorists to do their homework when it comes to narrowing down their ideal car and retailer ahead of the...
PENSION

Are you putting enough into your pension?

THE 13TH annual Scottish Widows Retirement Report reveals that, despite the success of auto-enrolment – 80 per cent of 22-29 year olds are paying...
House keys

First-time buyers on the rise

ON a non-seasonally adjusted basis, UK Finance data shows that mortgage lending in June rose. First-time buyers borrowed £5.9bn, up 26 per cent on the...
Mortgage Arrears

Arrears and repossessions down

THE number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance declined to 88,200 in the second quarter of...
Pound Coins

Check your change for old £1 coins

NOW is time to check your purses, wallets and draws and dig out those old £1 coins.  Perhaps you’ve been on a recent trip...
LOOK WHAT THE TIDE’S DRAGGED IN

Look what the tide’s dragged in!

BEACHCOMERS in East Anglia had the shock of their lives when they took a stroll along a Norfolk beach. Expecting to see the odd cuttlefish...
Prudential announce major tie-up

Prudential announce major tie-up

PRUDENTIAL PLC has announced that it is to combine Prudential UK & Europe and its asset manager M&G, to form a leading savings and...
BIG BEN BONGS TO BE SILENCED - 1

Big Ben bongs to be silenced

THE FAMOUS bongs of Big Ben will fall quiet for up to four years as from Monday. Parliamentary authorities announced that the Great Bell, which...
Diarrhoea

Sickness claim thrown out of UK court

A BRITISH tourist who blamed poor hygiene in a hotel gave her diarrhoea has had her compensation claim thrown out by a judge. Her boasting about...
Priests

Priests mistaken for stag party

SEVEN Roman Catholic priests were refused service in a Welsh pub after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress. After realising a...

UK landlords’ energy ratings reminder

PERHAPS you’re living in Spain but you have rented out a private or business property?  Are you aware of the new regulations brought in...
Spare the rod, pay the price

Spare the rod, pay the price

By Colin Bird WHEN I read of the goings on in some UK schools today; with pupil-on- teacher violence, savage bullying and a total disrespect...
Do you look like Donald Trump

Do you look like Donald Trump?

BOSSES of a corporate hospitality company in England say they are struggling to recruit a Donald Trump lookalike to get involved in their ‘Apprentice’-themed team-building events. London-based Team...

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Tiger mosquitos taking their toll on neighbours

Tiger mosquitos taking their toll on neighbours

NEIGHBOURS of Beniajan and Puente Tocinos have demanded that Murcia City Council proceeds to eliminate the plague of tiger mosquitos that have set up...
Richard 1

Through a glass darkly

History is a funny thing. It is often proclaimed that history will be the final arbiter and have the ultimate say in the actions taken...
Politicians come in ahead of schedule

Mijas politicians come in ahead of schedule

MIJAS COUNCIL has announced it has fulfilled 50 per cent of its overall targets in its first year in office. The governing team, made up...
How can I support your charity campaign

Ask the Optician – How can I support your charity campaign?

UNTIL the end of the year, Specsavers are raising money for the ONCE Foundation for the Deaf-Blind (FOAPS) by offering free comprehensive eye tests...
6000 and a growing community

Costa Women: 6,000 members and a growing community!

LAST WEEKEND the online network for women in Spain ‘Costa Women’ welcomed member number 6,000 to the community.   Costa Women was created in 2010...
Painting for Pleasure

Painting for pleasure in Denia

IF you love art, head to the latest exhibition by the Painting for Pleasure Art Group in Denia’s Casa de Cultura, on Plaza Jaime...
15 years for butterfly children

€700,000 raised in 15 years for butterfly children

ALOHA GOLF CLUB hosted the 15th Butterfly Children Golf & Ball in aid of Debra Butterfly Children´s Charity. A total of 163 golfers and 166...
carredent

Be part of the family with Carredent

ESTABLISHED in Torrevieja for over a decade, Carredent Dental Practice is owned and run by husband and wife team Ian and Alison Smith. Ian studied...
The secret to the perfect shave

The secret to the perfect shave

DOES your morning shave seem more like a chore than a pleasure? For many men, staving off stubble is just another step in a.m....
Trade unions increase pressure after police car fire

Trade unions increase pressure after police car fire

TWO police trade unions, the SPPLB and the SPPM have criticised the condition of Elche’s police car fleet after one caught fire earlier this...
Arrested for threatening to shoot his brother

Arrested for threatening to shoot his brother

LA UNION´S Policia Local detained a 59-year-old man for threatening his 60-year-old brother with a gun in the middle of a packed street near...
APASA rastro in Pinosol Park

APASA rastro in Pinosol Park

APASA will hold their much anticipated rastro in Pinosol Park next weekend. Taking place on Sunday 30 September from 11.00am, guests can browse the wide...
How to tell if your dog is overweight

How to tell if your dog is overweight

You can’t feel those ribs You should be able to feel your dog’s ribs fairly easily with just a bit of ‘padding’ (muscle and...
Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones fans threaten Spanish heritage site

SPANISH tourism authorities have been left worried for the welfare of a heritage site called San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in the country's Basque region...