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PoliFani Expats and Brexit Healthcare

PoliFani Expats and Brexit Healthcare PoliFani insurance broker has been in business since 1979 and is very well known and used within the Spanish community, but is still relatively new to the British one. We are known for our excellent customer service and the quality of the services we provide. As an insurance broker, we…
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Passenger dies on board easyJet flight from Alicante to Newcastle on New Year’s Day

Story provided by Chronicle Live  The passenger, believed to be a man, became ill on the easyJet flight and crew members called paramedics to meet them when they landed. A passenger died on board an easyJet flight to Newcastle on New Year’s Day. Holidaymakers were on their way back to the city from Alicante, Spain, on Wednesday when a…
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Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Kirsty Maxwell Updates Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Any information that may be helpful can be given via this confidential number: 07376 040519 (from the UK) +44 737 604 0519 (international) 27th December 2019 Film about tragic…
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BREAKING NEWS. Spanish Air Traffic Shutdown Tonight

Article from PlanetMarbella.com BREAKING NEWS. Spanish Air Traffic Shutdown Tonight! Travellers have been warned that the Spanish Air Traffic Control service ENAIRE has said it is planning to suspend the use of airspace in the early hours of tomorrow morning. This dramatic action anticipates the arrival of Father Christmas into Spanish airspace. AENA has also…
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David Bellamy dies at age 86

Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation he formed says. London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation. His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a “larger-than-life character” who “inspired a whole generation”. Full story from the…
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Travel Chaos expected due to national strikes in France

Update 11th December – Transport services are once again badly disrupted on Wednesday as workers continue their indefinite strikes over plans to reform the French pension system. There are also calls for two further days of mass walk-outs and demonstrations – on Thursday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 17th. 4th December – Travel to, from…
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Ryanair update in Spain

Story provided by Euro Weekly News  FOLLOWING the strikes and flight disruptions when the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair confirmed that it would lay off 432 people in Spain, the union representative informed yesterday (Tuesday) that the Irish airline has agreed to keep its base in the northeastern Spanish city of Girona open in exchange for reducing its…
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Man steals bus then causes damage over 2 Kilometres

Update 11th December – British Tourist remanded to Prison to await trial Police have confirmed that the driver of the stolen coach was a British tourist on holiday. The magistrate says that the journey was made “consciously violating the most elementary rules of movement”   A court in Benidorm has remanded the man to prison without…
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Thousands of customers are still awaiting refunds from Thomas Cook

Story provided by the Yorkshire Evening Post.  Full story HERE Tens of thousands of Thomas Cook customers still have not been refunded by the Civil Aviation Authority after the travel firm collapsed two months ago. In October, the government body had reassured the public that all claims made on the first day of its online…
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Ryanair flights from Belfast to Alicante axed from March 2020

Ryanair has revealed that their popular Belfast to Alicante route will cease to operate from early next year. The Belfast International Airport departure will be cancelled from March 2020. In a statement provided to Belfast Live the company said: “Due to commercial reasons, this route from Belfast to Alicante will be cancelled from March 2020.” Richard…
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Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island

Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island Updates 27th November 2019 – The case regarding illegality of the bar on the island returns to court “The illegality of the bar on Benidorm island returns to the courts”. The town hall was given 3 months to undertake the removal of the bar at the…
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Spanish court says Ryanair’s hand luggage fee is ‘abusive’

Story courtesy of Yahoo Finance MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court on Wednesday ruled budget carrier Ryanair’s  policy of charging a fee for hand luggage was “abusive” and could no longer be levied in Spain. The ruling stemmed from a passenger complaint over the policy, introduced last year, which charges most people an additional fee…
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Costa Blanca Brit friendly campaign to counter Brexit generated uncertainty

Article courtesy of our sponsors Euro Weekly News The uncertainty generated by the Brexit saga has prompted the Valencia regional government to launch a major promotional campaign focused on the British market. Under the slogan ‘’Always Brit Friendly’, the campaign will aim to lure UK tourists by presenting the region as a hospitable and safe…
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Passenger taken to hospital after plane makes emergency landing

Passenger taken to hospital after plane makes emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport Story courtesy of Chronicle Live. A passenger who fell ill was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary after their plane landed at Newcastle Airport early. The Jet2 flight from Alicante declared an emergency and was forced to land earlier than…
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Easyjet flights set to become cheaper

EASYJET flights are set to become even cheaper after the low-cost airline have removed the booking fee.   Easyjet flights are now promising cheaper holidays after the airline made a key change. Budget airline Easyjjet has axed its booking administration fee. This new rule came into force on 1 October 2019. Getting rid of the fee…
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Tributes to Benidorm bar owner who passed away

Story provided to us by Euro Weekly News  NIGEL CONSTABLE, owner of the Company Bar in Benidorm Old Town, passed away in his sleep on Monday morning after a short spell in hospital. Nigel was a much-loved character in Benidorm and tributes have been paid on social media after it was announced he had passed…
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British Man knocked down and killed in Benidorm on night out

Story courtesy of the Daily Record Tributes have been paid to tragic Islay man Stuart MacNeill who was in Spain with a group of friends when he was struck by a car. The island of Islay was in mourning yesterday after a popular resident was knocked down and killed during a break in Spain. Stuart MacNeill, 42, was on…
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Passenger arrested in Shannon was so drunk she still thought she was in Spain

An air passenger on board a flight from Alicante to Shannon was so drunk when she was arrested, she thought she was still in Spain, rather than in Ireland. The passenger, who was in court this week on public order offences, is understood to have mixed alcohol with prescription medication before a flight on the…
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Missing wedding planner accused of fraud believed to be in Benidorm – Now Arrested

Missing wedding planner accused of fraud believed to be in Benidorm – Now Arrested Updates 11th September – Wedding scammer arrested’ after pictures of her sunning herself while on in Benidorm. Dana Twidale, believed to be 42, was photographed at the Apartamentos Acuarium II earlier in August A husband who was allegedly conned out of…
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Family’s desperate plea to bring grandmother home after heart attack

Story provided by Glasgow Live Agnes ‘Aggie’ Martin is 74 today – but after suffering a sudden heart attack, she has been left medically brain dead. Aggie’s family have set up a fundraiser so they can bring her home to Glasgow. The family of an Easterhouse pensioner are desperate to bring her home from Spain…
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Airport Transfers Update – Resort care has ceased trading

The transfer company Resort Care who had an office in Benidorm on Calle Lepanto have ceased trading from Friday 23rd August. All shuttle transfers will be honoured and will now be provided by Shuttle Direct.  To check and confirm you booking please contact then on 0034 96 683 0101. Any Private Transfers will be honoured…
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La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm

La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Inspired by the success of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, the race was first organised in 1935. Running from Saturday August 24th…
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British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others

British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others Learn who these people are and what they do HERE, Please DO NOT get involved, even to warn others. If you recognize the trile game on public roads, call 091. A young Briton received a beating a few days ago in Benidorm at the hands of a group of trileros (Pea/Potato Men) in the…
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Hundreds line the streets to bid farewell to Joe Longthorne MBE

Story Courtesy of Euro Weekly News.  Details HERE  Crowds lined the streets of Hull yesterday to pay their respects to the entertainer who passed away peacefully earlier this month. Well wishers gathered on Hessle Road in Hull to watch the funeral procession slowly drive past the area where he grew up. The funeral cortege took Joe past…
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