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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 a special impact on young population. In fact, 17% of traffic accidents may be due to excessive temperatures, according to...

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

New Book / Old Writer (well, not that old!)

I always wanted to write, but then if you’ve never written anything you don’t know any better do you? It started with a couple of successes with magazine articles a lifetime ago and developed from there to short stories and eventually full-blown novels. At the time I mistakenly thought I’d...
Focus On Local Businesses

Why Seek Financial Advice

When I tell people I’m a financial adviser, I often get asked “Why should I work with you?” So to answer that question, here are my top 10 reasons.. 1....
Home & Garden

Are you looking for Inspiration?

From the awesome blank canvas of a new build, the exciting potential of your refurbished space, to the promising adventure of a recently purchased property, did you know that at...
Focus On Pets

Vu Salon ‘Fund-Tastic’ Pink Ladies

A Pink Lady Fundraising Day at Vu Salon in Jávea last month raised the staggering sum of 1,111€ for the important work of the charity, APROP (Pego Animal Refuge), much...