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Local Expat Team too good for Argentinian Opposition

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In what has been dubbed the Costa Del Sol ‘El Classico’, this Saturday we saw both teams face off again at the Marbella Campo Arroyo Estadia. Coming off the back of a 4-2 victory in the previous encounter between both teams, Expat Elite Football knew that revenge was firmly on the cards for CF Los Curresqueros. Going into the game, EEF...

Spain will remove corona checks at airports for everyone.

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The scheme, which will come into effect shortly, will allow tourists from countries outside the EU to enter without checks. The measure, which will enter into force in October or early November, will remove the health check for covid at the first point of entry for travelers (ports and airports), which until now at least included temperature measurement, a documentary...

The Food Truck Experience

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The Food Truck Experienceis back in Benalmádena. Arroyo De La Miel, Benalmádena welcomes today the Food Truck Experience at the Plaza de Pueblosol.  The event is on until Sunday and is free entry for all.  Thursday 15th September and Friday 16th from 19.00h.  Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022 from 13.00h. With 8 different food trucks and live music every night, a children’s play area and a shopping mall, The Food...

Forex update week 37

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The Euro rose to over a three-week high against the Dollar. on Monday, whilst the Pound hit its highest this month as officials at the European Central Bank (ECB) drove home the case for additional aggressive monetary tightening. The single currency reached $1.0130 in early Asian trade, before standing 0.32% higher than Friday at $1.0079. Sterling reached $1.1681, and at...

Swords and ploughshares

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It seems that anything can create division in our society. We have a knack for taking any event, any government decision, any point of view and turning it into a full scale argument. Debates are a different thing, but the whole point of an argument is to try to convince those who disagree with you that they are wrong, even...

BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II has died

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Queen Elizabeth II has died, aged 96 at her home, Balmoral Castle her estate in the Scottish highlands. The Queen was on medical supervision after concerns arose about her health. Prince Charles and Camilla boarded a helicopter from Dumfries House in Scotland to be by Her Majesty’s bedside. Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex left via RAF...

Week 36 uddate from Bill Anderson

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What is normal? After 2 years of C0V1D chaos and the threat or promise,( I’m not sure which it is), of the New Normal, it seems that for a window, at least, the old summer normal has pretty much returned. Having said this, there are some who have decided to keep some  traces of the New Normal as it suits...

The music festival will return

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The Cala Mijas International Music Festival ended its first outing by exceeding the expectations of attendees and with the feeling of having done things well, because the quality music, sun and beach has worked a treat. The atmosphere breathed life into the streets and the beach of Cala de Mijas with more than 100,000 people attending the festival. It has proved...

The VAT (IVA) on gas is lowered from 21% to 5%

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The President of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, announced this morning that the VAT on gas will be reduced from the current 21% to 5%. Pedro Sanchez stated in an interview with Cadena SER that initially the reduction will be from October to the end of the year. The president has also said that the ceiling on gas imposed in the so-called...

Free train travel in Spain

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One of the Spanish measures against rising inflation - is free train tickets. Spaniards get the opportunity to get free monthly tickets for all local trains and medium-distance trains. Longer trips and single tickets are not covered, writes Ritzau. Spain currently has an annual inflation rate of over 10 percent, and the hope is that the free train rides can...

Weekly update from Bill Anderson

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Bill Anderson Councillor Ayuntamiento de Mijas

Break in, in Tivoli World

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Break in, in Tivoli World Amusement Park Benalmedena Three suspects aged 40, 42 & 46 were arrested for breaking and entering the Benalmedena Amusement Park Tivoli World on Friday 26th August. In the early hours of Friday morning, 3 suspects were caught breaking in by security after forcing their way into the beloved amusement park to steal materials at approximately 1:45am.The...

The minimum wage will rise again in Spain

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In 2023, the plan is for the minimum wage in Spain to rise again It is part of a long-term plan to ensure that the minimum wage in the country reaches at least 60 percent of the nation's average wage. A goal the EU has set for all member states. The minimum wage in Spain has risen quite a bit since...

Great news for residents for La Cala Festival

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La Cala Festival is fast approaching and will be here from Thursday 1st September to Saturday 3rd September.  Featuring head liners such as Arctic Moneys, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Chemical Romance and many more.  DISCOUNT FOR THE CONCERTS Residents of the Mijas Municipality can now purchase entry tickets at a special price. The price is 20 euros per day or...

The food truck festival is back again

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A New destination for our food trucks mobile kitchens has been announced.  For the first time, the foodtrucks disembark on the El Morche promenade, Torrox.   From September 1 to 4 there will be 7 Food Trucks sampling different foods, live music, a childrens area and a gourmet tour!   Taking place everyday from 19.00 with FREE entry

I want a dog!!!

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Is the cry many parents will remember, and several will dread! But also, adults have the same thought. Is the cry many parents will remember, and several will dread! But also, adults have the same thought.  And that’s great. Having a dog as a family member is just the most incredible and enriching experience.  I only ever remember having a dog in...

Energy Prices set to rocket again

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Truss can’t stop hitting the headlines and the BBC’s impartiality is called into question. The average household energy cap (I think the definition for cap needs to be reviewed) is expected to increase to £3,549 per year in October Ofgem has announced. This is for a household on a dual fuel tariff paying via direct debit and is up from...