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RBL Annual Conference focusses on need for local Recruiting

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The Annual Conference of The Royal British Legion, District North Spain, took place recently at the AC Hotel in Alicante. The occasion comprised of two...

Royal British Legion Magazine Spain North – Jan/Feb 2020

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The RBL in Spain District North publish a thrice annual magazine in January, June and September each year in which you can find all...

AUAN accuse some town Halls of failing to regularise housing

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HOME OWNERS COMPLAIN THAT SOME TOWN HALLS ARE “STANDING ON THE HOSE” WHEN IT COMES TO THE REGULARISATION OF HOUSES On Wednesday 5th February...

World Cancer day at Zenia Boulevard

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Maria and the Pink Ladies and Panthers marked World Cancer day at Zenia Boulevard on Saturday 8th February, by celebrating the lives of those...

Veterans Social Day at El Nacional

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On Wednesday 5th February, The Royal British Legion Orihuela Costa Branch hosted a second “social day” for Veterans in the area.  This new initiative...

Seven signs indicating that it’s time to treat your Varicose Veins.

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As we get older many of us find that we suffer from varicose veins that have become visible to the naked eye, from small...

Choosing a care home for a loved one

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We’re all getting older – as unfortunate as that is. And along with the aches and pains we start experiencing ourselves, this means we...

New Year gets underway at U3A

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Monday 27th saw the CMO building in Torrevieja filled almost to bursting point with over 360 members attending the first monthly meeting of the...

Which Sport Should You Play and How to Prepare for it

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While most sports being played today had been developed, to the form we currently see, around the 19th and 20th centuries, their origins go...

Callosa launches a specialised unit for child and family care

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The intervention team in childhood and family will be composed of professionals who specialise in family psychology The Councillor for Social Welfare of the City...

First fatality on Costa Blanca of Storm Gloria is in Gandia

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A 54-year-old Romanian woman who slept in a public park in Gandia was found dead this morning by municipal services, apparently due to hypothermia,...

Newborn Baby abandoned in Orihuela Doorway

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The National Police are looking for the mother of a newborn baby who wss abandoned on Friday afternoon on la calle San Isidro, wrapped...

First two defibrillators handed over in Cabo Roig

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The first two defibrillators raised through funding from the Cabo Roig Appeal were presented on Thursday night to Ger and Flash, the proprietors of...

Shameful Spanish bureaucracy as two thirds of people affected by DANA...

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As many bureaucrats sit in their cosy offices two thirds of people affected by DANA are still to receive aid four months after...

SAMARITANS IN SPAIN – CHARLIE’S STORY

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Former star of hit show "The Only Way Is Essex" Charlie King, called Samaritans in 2011 when he was struggling with the demands of...

Brexit message from the British Ambassador

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A message for UK nationals from HMA Hugh Elliott – Happy New Year, and please make sure you are registered! As you know, the...

Social Activities and Free Lunch for Veterans

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The Royal British Legion Orihuela Costa Branch hosted a “social day” for Veterans in the area.  This new initiative, including a free lunch for...

Climatic conditions improve for firefighting in Australia

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Australia's firefighters have faced strong winds and warm temperatures that have fuelled the fires, although weather conditions are expected to improve this Saturday. Professionals...

Immigrant arrivals reach 350 over holiday period

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The Spanish coastguard reported rescuing approximately 200 migrants on Christmas Day - as attempts continue apace by thousands of desperate people. These can be added...

7 Home Maintenance Tips for Bachelors Living Alone for the First...

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Home maintenance isn’t as simple as moms make it look. You realize this truth when you start to live alone for the first time. There...

ZERO € – Diputación de Alicante to Vega Baja in wake...

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Quote: "What has been granted by the Diputación de Alicante for Municipalities and people affected by Dana?" By Andrew Atkinson The diputacion de Alicante has...

“Friday 13th” our world turned upside down

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By David & Angela Hudson We are all aware of the recent National disaster that struck the Vega Baja.  For us the day started off...

What is the cost of a young life?

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Virtually every summer there are drownings in private community swimming pools across the province, and only last week, at the Aldeas de Aguamarina urbanisation...

Summer School Registration Open

Registration is now open for Torrevieja´s summer school with 300 places available in July and 163 in August, but if you want to sign your kids up you´d better hurry as the registration period closes next week. The councillor for Social Welfare, Fabiana Ibarra, announced the opening of the registration period for Summer School 2019, …

The Royal British Legion in Spain North – BRANCH / DISTRICT...

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Across our District, covering most of Spain and the Islands, at both Branch & District level there are Caseworkers, Hospital & Housebound visitors and...

Gala Animalista in Torrevieja

On Tuesday, 30 April, the Virgen del Carmen centre in Torrevieja will host the first ever, “Gala Animalista”, paying tribute to the work of volunteers, collaborators and the security services and the work they do for animal welfare. Torrevieja´s councillor for animal protection, Carmen Morate, launched the event, explaining how the aim is to recognise …

Independence far from reality for many people with disabilities

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Many people with disabilities in the EU still live in institutions. They risk being isolated, marginalised and prevented from living a full, independent life,...