April 2012


Welcome to the April Online issue of the Trader - Thanks to all who sent in their articles for this months edition. If you hold a regular group or club or are holding an event or have an interesting local story or maybe you are starting a new business please email to info@inlandtrader.net"  and get the word out. It´s not too late to send material for this issue. 

Local News
Age Concern
Age Concern España Launches Its New WebsiteAge Concern España Launches Its New Website  Check out our fantastic new website at www.acespana.org. All you ever needed to know about Age Concern España including how to access its services, how to volunteer and how to...Read More >>
Consulate News
Consular help is at hand, but expats can self-help too Ambassador Giles Paxman spells out what British Consulates do and what British nationals can do for themselves Most of you reading this will never have come into contact with a...Read More >>
Race Night
Gandia Area Social Club Gandia Area Social Club  Gandia Area Social Club International in association with the Original Charity Shop and the Unstable Lads Racing Team invite you to another exciting Race Night check out the information at http://www.charityshoplibrary.com/racenightmay12.htm Thank you for...Read More >>
British Supermoto aceBritish Supermoto aceBritish Supermoto ace prepares for the first round of the Spanish championships in Alicante The British expat supermoto racer, Anthony Ford-Dunn from Bullas in Murcia is making final preparations for...Read More >>
Chris Cosmo Denia -autobiographyChris Cosmo Denia -autobiographyHis friends used to tell him: "Chris, you should keep your mouth shut when you sing", but that never stopped him. "By the time I reach 80, I want to...Read More >>
La drova
O’ YEA,  O’ YEA,  O’ YEA, La DrovaO’ YEA, O’ YEA, O’ YEA, La Drova  O’ YEA,  O’ YEA,  O’ YEA, or maybe   ‘OLA,  ‘OLA,  ‘OLA  would be more in keeping for this event.  But as we don’t have a Town Crier to open...Read More >>
A Family TailA Family Tail Willow was one of life’s unfortunates. She was living rough in the campo, trying her best to nurture her 3 young pups – and to top it all, she had...Read More >>
Charity Market -  In Aid of : Guardian AngelsCharity Market - In Aid of : Guardian Angels  Charity Market - Wednesday 11th April 10.00am - 3.00pm  At Alaire Shopping Centre, Benitachell to Moriara Road Nr Entrance to Pueblo Alcazar In Aid of : Guardian Angels   There will be  a large...Read More >>
Royal British Legion,La Foia BranchRoyal British Legion,La Foia BranchDo you live in Biar, Castalla, Ibi, Onil or Tibi? Branch meetings are held on the THIRD MONDAY of the month, at: Bar Pensionistas, Casa Cultura, Castalla Everyone who believes that...Read More >>
Denia Cat Protection League – Aldea FelinaDenia Cat Protection League – Aldea Felina  Mina is a very pretty cat, who was abandoned outside the shelter and left to fend for herself at only 3 months old. She now adores being fussed. If you...Read More >>
Grand Book SaleGrand Book Sale  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...Read More >>
Art CompetitionArt Competition  PROCOMOBEL 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...Read More >>
13,711 evictions in Valencia Region - Highest in Spain  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...Read More >>
New Members
“Friendly” Levante looking for membership boost“Friendly” Levante looking for membership boost  LEVANTE is increasing its number of meetings and looking to boost membership. The society is now meeting on every Friday in the month and, 19 years after its formation, is ‘opening its doors’ to all handicap players.   The current membership stands at 55 and captain Rob Westlands says: “We are a friendly society which caters for all handicaps and it is particularly among the mid to higher handicap players where we think we can help to fill a gap. “We are hoping that golfers new to the area and members of other societies who, perhaps, meet only twice a month, will consider...Read More >>
PEGO GOLF SOCEITYPEGO GOLF SOCEITY INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD 17TH APRIL 2012 54 members (our highest turnout yet) assembled at Oliva Nova for our usual Tuesday competition. Those who wore shorts definitely wished they hadn’t as the wind had a definite chill about it.  Oliva Nova course was in superb condition apart from the 12th and 14th holes, which still has a way to go to equal the rest of the course. Our captain and members gave a very warm welcome back to Stuart Butler, who returned after a long absence. Due to the high numbers of players prizes have now increased to 5 per division. Div...Read More >>
Javea Green Aussie PairsJavea Green Aussie Pairs  On Saturday Javea Green bowlers were treated to a “new” competition in the form of a “drawn” Aussie Pairs. Sixty four players took up the challenge and by the response at the end of the day thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The players played six ends per game and had four matches, which were randomly drawn, against the other competing teams. Each game lasted an hour so the players were on and off the green in rapid succession as there were two groups of sixteen teams in operation, see the group photo with this article. The eventual winners were Shirley Payne...Read More >>
Pego Golf Society – Oliva Nova – March 27thPego Golf Society – Oliva Nova – March 27th  Spring is officially here and was clearly evident in all its glorious sunshine. The Oliva Nova course was a little more difficult than usual with most tees being well back and quite a lot of patchy lies around the greens, but the latter will sort itself out shortly when the summer grass comes through.  Once again we had a full field of 13 four balls, which included three guests with Shaun O'Gorman's 33 stableford points beating Jim and Jayne Leath to take the visitor's prize Knockout Competition result  Ken Millar beat Barry Levett by six & four Terry Leary...Read More >>
Levante Golf SocietyLevante Golf Society  Levante winners at Bonalba… back row ( l to r) Jim Thomas, Roger Miller, Mike Harding, Keith Price, Roger Mallaburn. Front row: Vaughan Dillon, Mike Cuerden, Harris McCrea.   Only 16 Levante members played at Bonalba and those who opted out missed a better ball pairs competition played in ideal conditions on a course which is now in excellent shape, especially after the downpour three days previously. After concentrated efforts in the last few months to repair the damage to the course’s reputation as a popular venue, Bonalba management must be delighted with the way the fairways, and especially the greens,...Read More >>

News - Features
Letter to the Editor of ABC from HM Ambassador Giles...James BirkettSpanish national daily ABC published a letter to the editor from HM Ambassador Giles Paxman rejecting suggestions that the British...Read More >>
‘Abroad fraud’ warning for benefit thievesdwpWith summer approaching, Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, is sending a warning to people who...Read More >>
Royal British Legion Branches in Spain NorthTrader Spain Royal British Legion Branches in Spain North Branches are listed alphabetically. Some branches have their own web sites or information...Read More >>
Property Inspector: How to Spot a ScammerProperty Inspector: How to Spot a ScammerPR  TheMoveChannel.com's Property Inspector: Taking a closer look at global real estate each month. This month, TheMoveChannel.com's Property Inspector investigates property...Read More >>
Proposal to facilitate the registration of cars abroadProposal to facilitate the registration of cars abroadEuroapress  On 4 April the European Commission will present a legislative proposal to facilitate the registration of cars, vans, buses and...Read More >>
Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments in Telefónica caseAntitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments in Telefónica caseEuropapress  Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments in Telefónica case The European Commission welcomes today's judgments by the General Court...Read More >>
 EU reaches preliminary deal on future-proof roaming solution for mobile phone userEU reaches preliminary deal on future-proof roaming solution for mobile...Europapress  Digital Agenda: EU reaches preliminary deal on future-proof roaming solution for mobile phone users Great news today for anyone who's...Read More >>