Tagged: UK

Mobile Phone Use on the Increase

Despite the warning, fines, threats and fatalities, the use of mobile phones whilst driving is on the increase. The invention of the smart phone hasn´t helped, with many people keen to constantly monitor and update their social network profiles, keep Read More …

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

No Worries For Ryanair

Low-cost carrier Ryanair says that they don’t see any falls in UK visitor numbers flying into Alicante-Elche airport because of Brexit and the current falls in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro. The comments came after Valencian political leaders expressed concern about the possible uncertainty of what might happen in regard to

“Disappearing” Brits

Torrevieja’s population is continuing to plummet according to official padron figures which show that 15 thousand residents have “disappeared” over the last two years, of which a large proportion are said to be UK citizens. The municipal census figures put Torrevieja’s population at just over 93 thousand, with compared to 108 thousand in June 2014,

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N332 RoadWatch Issue 02 – August 2016

Here it is, issue 2 of N332 RoadWatch, our new regular eMagazine. When we released the first issue last month, it was our intention to publish the eMagazine quarterly. Straight away the pressure was on to publish more frequently than Read More …

N332 RoadWatch – Issue 02 – Preview

Here is a brief look at some of the topics covered in this month´s N332 RoadWatch magazine. There is lots more inside, so keep checking back and await delivery. Some of the topics included this month… Avoiding traffic jams Prtecting Read More …

Tourist Boost

A best-ever figure of 47.2 million foreign tourists visited Spain this year up till the end of August this year, just over four percent more than the same eight months of 2014. There were nine point two million visitors last month, some one point six percent more than August last year. Last month’s figures showed Read More …

Ryanair Flight Diverted due to Sick Passenger

A Ryanair flight from Bournemouth to Alicante declared an emergency whilst flying over France on Monday, diverting to Limoges airport. Flight FR9083, the 17:30 flight from the UK, due to arrive in Alicante at 20:30, declared an emergency about an hour into the flight and landed safely. On the ground, it was revealed that a […]


One of our neighbours, Noelia, called to see us a few days ago, and I was a little taken aback when she pounced upon the lavender growing vigorously in our garden.
Noelia excitedly pointed at the plants and told me that she had tried growing lavender…