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Euro Weekly The big news for the pound this week was the announcement of the Bank of England (BoE) to finally raise interest rates to 0.75%. Prior to the announcement on Thursday, there was little movement in the pound as the markets appeared to be holding their...

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Harold via email asks: Hi Aunty, could you please tell me how to completely remove AVG from my laptop as I'm sick of it popping up every time I start Windows and when I go on the internet. I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 about a year ago and following your...

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HELP Vega Baja aims for ‘green bags’

HELP Vega Baja aims for ‘green bags’

Following new legislation that shops, including charity shops, must charge customers for plastic bags, HELP Vega Baja thought they would look for an alternative solution. After looking for sponsorship, President Michele Masson met up with the José Miguel Perez from...

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Rotary Club helps Ukrainian children

Rotary Club helps Ukrainian children

The Rotary Club of Torrevieja has put in a request for donations to help 13 children who are victims of the troubles in Eastern Ukraine. The children have been brought by the club to Torrevieja to have a holiday away from the problems in their homeland. The children...

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Volunteers and homes wanted

Volunteers and homes wanted

Torrevieja’s animal shelter (Albergue Municipal de Animales) is urgently seeking homes and volunteers to help lost and abandoned cats. There are dozens of beautiful domestic cats and kittens in the shelter waiting for adoption but not enough people are coming forward...

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Private motor home park to be opened

Private motor home park to be opened

The mayor, José Manuel Dolón, has made the announcement that a decree from the Valencian community does regulate the parking of motorhomes on public land. Until now, this particular law does not appear to have been acted upon. However, the intention seems to be that...

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Fiesta time in Quesada

The urbanisations of Ciudad Quesada have grown bigger than the mother town of Rojales and their importance is recognised by their own fiestas, which are in honour of San Justo. One of the emperors’ chief persecutors of Christians in the early years of the 4th century...

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Edition 31 July – 6 August

Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent spoke earlier this week about the history and future of QE, but offered no clues as to the outcome of the MPC policy meeting next week. Most investors are expecting an increase to 0.75%, but these issues are never certain....

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Edition 31 July – 6 August

Val via email asks: Hi Aunty. On my tower PC in the UK I used to login with a 4 digit PIN number instead of a password that was so much easier than remembering my long and complicated password that I have to use on my new laptop. Is this something simple enough for an...

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Police torture trial continues

Police torture trial continues

The trial of five police officers from Torrevieja has continued in Elche with further revelations. Now, recordings from phone calls made at the time, present new evidence to support the allegations of torture. The alleged mistreatment of the two detainees happened in...

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Reward for missing cat

Reward for missing cat

Please can you help reunite Casper with his distraught owner? Casper the cat went missing several weeks ago, but has been seen in the areas around his home and may well be being fed and looked after by someone who has no idea he has a loving home and is missed very...

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Car crash close to town school

Car crash close to town school

On the 19th July a car ‘landed’ outside Las Lagunas secondary school in Torrevieja. The car had left the road Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas to finally stop just outside the school on the playground. This is an area that on a normal working school day would be full...

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La Mata Town Hall feels Forgotten

La Mata Town Hall feels Forgotten

La Mata might officially be classified as part of Torrevieja, but it also has some of its own distinct facilities, including its own branch of the town hall. However, residents there have felt for many years that they are the forgotten neighbour when it comes to the...

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Finca Castellana going the Green Mile

Finca Castellana going the Green Mile

It is always busy at Finca Castellana in San Miguel, but the last few months have been particularly manic. The cattery team has been inundated with requests for help with feral cats and kittens. They rescued a kitten, which was on its way to the airport...in a car...

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Baby Summer School

Baby Summer School

More than a hundred babies and toddlers aged from 0 to 3 years old have started Summer School in Orihuela and on the coast. The Councillor for Education Begoña Cuartero visited the Municipal Children's School in the hamlet of La Murada to mark the start of ‘Baby...

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