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STILL ON THE WAGON

The Go Sober for October Challenge, where people from all walks of life give up alcohol for the entire month, is coming to an end, with the vast majority of participants having already successfully completed over three weeks of non drinking, all in the name of charity.  One such person - Graeme Clark, owner of Canal Print Rioja and Secretary of Spurs Supporters Spain – has been raising money for the Stacey Mowle Appeal.

STILL ON THE WAGON

The Go Sober for October Challenge, where people from all walks of life give up alcohol for the entire month, is coming to an end, with the vast majority of participants having already successfully completed over three weeks of non drinking, all in the name of charity.  One such person - Graeme Clark, owner of Canal Print Rioja and Secretary of Spurs Supporters Spain – has been raising money for the Stacey Mowle Appeal.  Stacey is a young girl who, five years ago, was found to have a tumour in her stomach, and a very nasty one at that as it turned out to be Neuroblastoma, a very virulent and aggressive form of cancer that particularly affects children. She has been undergoing chemo and various drug trials but all these have done is keep the cancer at bay, and occasionally in remission, but it keeps coming back. Her only hope of any worthwhile treatment is in the USA but this will cost around half a million pounds – hence the appeal.

Vodafone customer’s £15,000 billing nightmare

A Welsh primary school teacher who had his mobile phone snatched while holidaying in Barcelona is facing financial ruin after being told by Vodafone that he must pay a £15,000 bill run up by the thief, who used the phone to make expensive calls throughout the night.  Osian Rhys Edwards called his mobile provider soon after a pickpocket made off with his handset on a Saturday night in early August, but Vodafone has insisted it has no record of his cancelling call, and is now holding him

Green Line success continues

The Green Line service driven by the Department of Environment has received 584 incidents since its launch earlier this year and according to the statistics 79 percent of the issues logged have already been resolved. The majority of issues raised were concerning rubbish collection, the state of ‘street furniture’, street cleaning and road signs and signals. Orihuela was one of the first municipalities to implement a Green Line service and local residents of this town,

Cheap mortgages here to stay

It’s not only homeowners in the UK who are enjoying an unexpectedly prolonged period of low interest rates – mortgages in the Eurozone remain at historic lows with signs that foreign banks are opening up more to lending to foreign buyers in 2014. Here in Spain, for example, banks realise that foreigners are vital to the revival of the property market in certain areas of the country and are willingly offering up to 75 per cent loan to value mortgages to qualifying applicants.

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  • Hospital 965 721 200
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