General

Mars - a planet with a past

Last month I wrote about a big red spot on Jupiter, this month it's a small red planet in our night skies. Many people will have noticed a bright object in the South after sunset, looking a little more carefully, you'll notice it has a distinctly red tinge, hence the...

A view form the Top - Sept 18

It ain't half hot Mum.The title of this piece is of course pinched from the wonderful TV series of the same name ...Windsor Davies et al kept me enthralled with...

Our house, our refuge, our castle ... In short, our...

Not everyone knows that taking out a home policy is not mandatory except when the house is mortgaged. That is the only situation that requires a person to have a...

Health checks – Your answer to a faster, cleaner and...

Is your computer running very slow? Are you considering putting on a kettle [not that it would suit you!] to make a cuppa whilst opening an application? Do you get...

Viva España - September 18

Journalist and broadcaster Jack Troughton plays ‘Johnny Foreigner’ and casts an eye over Spain and focuses on stories that serve as a gentle reminder he remains an Englishman abroad. Travel...

17% of traffic accidents can be due to excessive temperatures

Heat has consequences on the drivers behavior similar to that of alcohol intake The August exit operation causes 150,000 injuries per year in Spain due to traffic accidents, with...

HELP of DAMA and Spanish Red Cross Health Assistance Equipment

Pedro Javier Dominguez Crego from Cruz Roja Española (Red Cross Spain) in Alicante did a presentation for HELP at Denia Hospital to showcase their health assistance equipment.The equipment has been...

A storm bigger than worlds

by Charles Oates I was enjoying a nice cold beer in our local bar the other night when I overheard a voice saying, “Ask Charlie, he knows about that stuff”....

Heads and tales in the 50p story

by Jack Troughton The story of Britain’s much-loved 50 pence piece keeps rolling on as the seven-sided coin continues to bounce back with the Royal Mint issuing solid silver commemorative...

A View from the Top

Welcome to my monthly column “A view from the top”. Hopefully you will find my rambling readable (maybe even enjoyable). You may agree or you may disagree with my views,...

Viva España

Journalist and broadcaster Jack Troughton plays ‘Johnny Foreigner’ and casts an eye over Spain and focuses on stories that serve as a gentle reminder he remains an Englishman abroad. VALENCIA...
Community News

The Calpe & Benissa Lions news

Thank you Phyll from The Lions The Calpe & Benissa Lions have a charity shop in Calle Pintor Sorolla 15, Calpe, and over the last several years they have raised money to help and support local people in need. The shop could not operate without their loyal and reliable band of...
Focus On Local Businesses

Attention All Musicians – New Music Shop Open in Ondara

By Alan Silver The Costa Blanca is full of musicians. Well now there’s a new place to buy guitars and ukuleles, and of course get all your accessories such as...
Home & Garden

M3BT have a long list of satisfied clients

After 15 years of working on the Costa Blanca M3BT have a long list of satisfied clients who they have helped realise their dream home in Spain. Don’t just take...
Focus On Pets