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Collecting for Akira Animal Sanctuary

Specsavers Ópticas in Calpe has announced that over the Christmas period they will be collecting food, blankets and toys for the dogs at Akira Animal Sanctuary in Benissa. The store will also become a drop-off point for anyone wanting to donate items for the sanctuary’s charity shop and market stalls....

Tosca: the honey coloured stone that built Xábia

By Rhona Wells - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Walk through the streets of the old town of Xábia, and you will notice a certain honey-gold glow to most of the buildings. This is...

Local author helping local charity

A number of you in the area will know Howard Westcott as a teacher. As Howard’s teaching career is slowly coming to an end, he has gone back to his...

Walk Your Way Well by Niamh O’Sheehan

Every year we all make those same old New Years' Resolutions. This year I will exercise more. This year I will drink less. This year I will find focus and...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Ho Ho Ho.

We wish you a Merry Christmas from the Homes Gardens & Lifestyle Show team at GM Promotions HQ! 2022 has turned into a very busy year as we burst back...

SHOOTING STARS

When my wife saw the title of this little article, she said it might be more entertaining if it was about a politician and a certain TV show, but I...

How to get half-price holidays for pensioners

If you are a pensioner and registered on the padron, you can enjoy half-price holidays, thanks to the Comunidad Valenciana’s Bono Viaje travel scheme. The scheme covers 50%...

Top sailing race starts in Alicante

Article by Sarah Farrell www.sarahswritestuff.com One of the toughest and longest sailing races in the world, The Ocean Race, starts in Alicante marina on Sunday January 15, 2023. This...

Do you have adequate protection in place?

One area of Financial Planning that often gets overlooked is the importance of having protection in place. At Logic, we believe protection is massively undersold across Europe and many households...

THE HOMES GARDENS & LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION

STOP PRESS! THE HOMES GARDENS & LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION is on the MOVE to CALPE! You heard it here first! We have a fantastic new location and venue, and the all-important...

Flattering Clothes for Every Occasion no Matter Your Size...

Female Focus caught up with Lisa Sharpe from Se Tu to discover what all the buzz is all about. "The last 6 months have been incredible, we have met...

The Eras of the Ermita

By Rhona Wells - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you live in Xàbia (Jávea), you may have driven past this tiny Church a thousand times without giving it a second glance. The unassuming...

Hamiltons Jávea

Over the years, Hamiltons has worked hard to establish itself as a leader in the Estate Agency Sector. By investing in real offices and people, we are able to offer...

Jennifer Cunningham Insurances - Expat Insurance Specialists

As a company, Liberty Seguros, one of Spain’s largest insurance companies, offers two excellent types of policies, National and Expat, for two very different markets. Jennifer Cunningham Insurances is...

Have a look at Jupiter

At the time I’m writing this, Jupiter is at its closest to Earth so it is a very good time to go out and have a look. If you go...

Get to know Alicante’s Sagrada Familia

The geological formations of the Canelobre caves are considered to be of such beauty and magnitude that they have been compared to Barcelona’s magnificent Sagrada Familia church. Dating back...

The Christmas Shop Spain

The Christmas Shop Spain ….the only truly dedicated Christmas shop in Spain right on our doorstep with everything for Christmas under one roof. If you haven’t been to the Christmas...

Celebrating Moors and Christians in Calpe - and Oktoberfest

October is a fabulous time to be in the Calpe area with two incredible fiestas - Moors and Christians and Oktoberfest.The Moors and Christians festivities held in honour of the...

Discoveries in Calpe’s medieval town

Thirty metres of old walls have been uncovered in La Pobla de Ifach, the medieval town at the foot of the iconic Peñón de Ifach in Calpe. Specialists from...

Walk Your Way Well by Niamh O’Sheehan

I bet we are all so relieved that the temperatures are dropping here on the Costa Blanca. It's so great to be able to walk in the countryside again without...

WHAT’S IN A (STAR’S) NAME?

To avoid any misunderstanding, I’m talking about those twinkly things in the night sky, not people on telly with cheesy grins. You might be tempted to think that this...

Personalised products and great offers to meet customers' real needs!

Advertising Feature When it comes to choosing an insurance policy that’s right for you, it’s important to take into consideration a number of things. Price will (of course) be a...

Paella - A Valenciana specialty with worldwide fame

By Rhona Wells - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A huge pan of paella packed with mussels and prawns with golden grains of rice is seen by many as Spain’s national dish, but this...

Boka Vino y Tapas

This desirable venue is situated just off the high street in Quesada and a warm welcome awaits you from Joanne, Ronald and their friendly team. Joanne and Ronald were...

Fernando: vehicle servicing and maintenance.

The same but better Many of our readers will know Fernando. For years he has been Larry's right-hand man at his garage in Benitachell. Approximately six months ago, Larry...
Community News

Antiques and Collectors Fair

The next super, authentic Antiques and Collectors Fair is on 6th of December in Salones Canor, Calle Assegador, Teulada 03725. This is a Fair not to be missed. You will find so many interesting, quirky and elegant items from collectables to genuine antiques. Perhaps a good place to find...
Home & Garden

Looking forward

This time of year always reminds me to look back, but also look forward, start to examine the things you would like to do with your house or garden, those...
Focus On Pets

Rocky - APROP

Rocky is a Belgian Malinois, a highly intelligent breed of dog that needs both mental and physical stimulation. At 3 years old, he needs an active and experienced handler, and...