The Samaritans in Spain will carry out regular visits to Brits in jail in Alicante this week following an official launch held today.
Being in prison abroad is often a traumatic experience and receiving regular visits from friends and family can be really important. However, a lot of Brits in jail in Spain have their loved ones back in the UK and although the British Consulate is there to help and provide support, there is a limit to how often Consular staff are able to visit.
Changes to Spanish healthcare system means British pensioners contribute to prescription charges
British pensioners living in Spain are now required to pay towards the cost of their prescriptions under changes to the public healthcare system introduced by the Spanish government.
Between 2 July and August 31 Mazarrón students have two study halls for the summer. In Mazarrón, the classroom is located in the auditorium downstairs in the Universidad Popular, located on Constitution Avenue, from 8am to 2.30pm and from 4pm to 9pm during the month of July . In August the opening hours of classroom study will be from 8:30am to 2.30pm. In both cases this is open Monday to Friday.
Opening of the Municipal Pool in Mazarrón to the general public took place this year on 2nd July and will remain open during all of July and August during the hours of 4pm to 6pm.
On 10 June the town celebrated with intensity the feast of Corpus Christi in Mazarrón which is commemorated with several events that take place in the hamlet of La Atalaya and in the towns of Mazarrón and Puerto. In La Atalya at 12 noon a "Mass Rociera" took place that included the performance from the group of Sevillanas "Aires de Mazarrón." It was attended by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and his colleagues Maria Martinez, Isidro MCoy and Miguel Maria Garcia.
"Don't let a lost passport ruin your holiday!" New video clip for use on news and community websites launched by British Consulates.
Losing your passport will cost you time, cost you money and could ruin your holiday.
The Letter S
There's good news about the letter S. It's pronounced the same as in English! The only thing that needs pointing out about it is that the sound is the same as the English unvoiced S, that is, the sound we might make when imitating a snake, and not the English voiced S which is the same as a "Z" sound.
This is a big problem here in Spain, but there are certain procedures that must be adhered to when finding a dog that you think may have been abandoned.
By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe,
Spain's active gardeners and authors, living in Spain for 25 years.
At the time of writing it's still only 7th June, but we have already experienced 41 degrees and no rain is yet forecast.
From the 18th Century, a series of gun batteries were built around Cartagena Bay from Cabo Tiñoso to Cabo Negrete to defend the port from attack. Two of the most magnificent remnants, albeit from later times in the 20th Century, are to be found at opposite sides of the bay – at Cabo Tiñoso and near Portman.