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Looking after our own: strengthening Britain's consular diplomacy

Go Local - April 2012

 

Foreign Secretary William Hague talked about the role of British consular services, and plans for the future in a speech at the Foreign Office today.

 “I have given many speeches as Foreign Secretary about our approach to foreign policy, our work for international peace and security and our strong emphasis on commercial diplomacy. But today I want to describe what we are doing in a vital area of the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but one which rarely receives so much attention: strengthening Britain’s consular diplomacy.

When an Air France jet plunged into the Atlantic and 228 people died; British consular staff and police worked painstakingly to identify the 8 British victims from amongst the wreckage and body parts…………..”  Link to full speech

 

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Grand Book Sale

Go Local - April 2012

 

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Grand Book Sale - Iceland Supermarket, Javea
 
Easter Saturday, 7th April 10.00 until 15.30
 
An opportunity to stock up on good quality books, 3 for 1 euro. There is also a large selection of individually priced books and plenty of children´s books to keep the visiting grandchildren happy.
   

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Art Competition

Go Local - April 2012

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Procomobel art_compPROCOMOBEL IN GUARDAMAR HELPS PAUL CUNNINGHAM NURSES WITH LOCATION FOR ART COMPETITION  

Furniture store Procomobel provided a perfect setting for an Art Competition last Saturday.  With 43 entries there was a lot excellent work on show from very talented artists. 

   

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13,711 evictions in Valencia Region - Highest in Spain

Go Local - April 2012

 

The Spanish courts last year processed 58,241 cases of eviction, which is a record figure since records began, an increase of 22 percent compared to 2010. 

The worst  affected region by far was the Valencia region, with 13,711 foreclosures, followed by Andalusia and Madrid 9,864 9,460

   

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Proposal to facilitate the registration of cars abroad

Go Local - April 2012

 

imagesOn 4 April the European Commission will present a legislative proposal to facilitate the registration of cars, vans, buses and trucks that were previously registered in another EU country.

   

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BUYERS WARNED TO AVOID CUTTING CORNERS ON PROPERTY PURCHASES

Go Local - March 2012

 

Potential buyers of property in Spain were today (21st March) warned to avoid cutting corners when purchasing a home or holiday apartment. Estate agents, lawyers and property developers who offer ways to save money and speed up the Spanish conveyancing system may lead to purchasers ending up with hugely expensive headaches later on, the British Embassy warned.

   

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GRAND MAY FAYRE FUN DAY SATURDAY APRIL 28TH

Go Local - March 2012

 

POSTER FOR_NEWSPAPERS1GRAND MAY FAYRE FUN DAY SATURDAY APRIL 28TH at L A FONT, LA DROVA, BARX.  Fantastic Fun for all the Family in aid of P.E.P.A. & CARITAS.  There will be something for everyone!  Performing live music on stage all day will be both Spanish and British bands.  There will be Market Stalls, Fun Stalls, Tug O War, Coconut shies, Competitions, and everything else you would expect to find at a traditional English village fete.  Bring your dogs, there will be competitions for the Best Pair [dog & owner], the Waggiest Tail, Best Party Trick [dog not owner!].  P.E.P.A.’s Prize Pooches Parade.  For the children there will be a Fun Corner, Bouncy Castle, and best of all Children’s Entertainers!  You can sit back, relax and   enjoy a proper English Cream Tea, Traditional English lemonade, Pimms or maybe have a few beers.  Eat what you like from Hog Roast, to Cup Cakes and Sausage Rolls. Watch the Line Dancers and the Cheerleaders?  This is a proper family day out, in a fabulous mountain setting.  Please come, enjoy yourselves, and help us to help them.  From N332 at Gandia take the road CV675 signposted Barx.  La Drova is about 13kms at the top of the mountain.  www.pepaspain.com or  tel 647368322

   

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Levante Golf Society

Go Local - March 2012

 

Ken hangs on in there to take Spring Trophy

 In the second and final round of our Spring Trophy competition, Ken Perkins was the only one of four first round leaders to maintain his challenge for the first of this year’s major trophies. The first round was played at El Bosque and last Friday’s second round at Oliva Nova saw Ken return a net 79, off 18 handicap, to give him a 36-hole aggregate total of 155, a score good enough to take first prize in the 36-hole medal competition.

   

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Greeting From Help Denia

Go Local - March 2012

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6. The_HELP_Charity_Shop_La_XaraThe HELP of Denia and Maria Alta Charity Shop located in La Xara are pleased to announce that they now stock brand new Greeting Cards all at reasonable prices. So, if you need cards for that special occasion please pop along and browse, you can also take the opportunity to shop for those bargains you didn't know you needed. Please visit the HELP website at www.helpofdenia.com for more information about HELP.

   

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Ever thought of working for the EU?

Go Local - March 2012

 The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is encouraging British nationals to consider a career working in the European Union.

 Working for the EU institutions can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers in Europe. This is not a single career. It is a lifetime of different, challenging and rewarding jobs. There are a wide variety of roles available to you as an EU civil servant: one year you could be drafting EU policy; the next you could be working on free trade agreements with emerging economies. 

   

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Pego Golf Society – Oliva Nova – March 13th

Go Local - March 2012

Pego Winners_12_03_13A full field of 49 society members plus three guests enjoyed fantastic weather for this week's stableford competition.  Most of the fairways at Oliva Nova were in excellent condition but there were mixed reviews on the greens,  the prize winners being unanimous in their positive view of the putting surfaces! The Society Captain, Stevie Patton, called on Dave Phillips to announce the winners in the sweeps competitions and was particularly happy when Dave presented him with the rolled over Balls in the Water cash for his correct guess of 131. There were four 2's this week and the pot was shared between Johnny Evans, Mike Holloway, Danny Herron and Donna Green.  Stevie then went on to announce the prize winners in the main competition:

   

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P.E.P.A.The Helping Hands Charity for Animals

Go Local - March 2012


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                  HELP! Volunteers required for our charity shops

 Can you spare a few hours working with a friendly team of volunteers either weekly, fortnightly or whatever you can manage?

 Either in La Font d’En Carròs, near Gandia or L’Olleria

Please ring Jan on 96 280 0395. www.pepaspain.com

   

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