Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events
Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events
Here you will find links to up to new up to the minute stories so pop back often for up to the minute news.
15th January – Work to start again on the Unfinished Cultural Centre in Benidorm.
The Valencian government has sent workers into the unfinished cultural centre on the Avenida Europa Benidorm. They have evicted squatters and are clearing in readiness for construction to be restarted.
Alicante Airport sets new record for traveller numbers
Alicante airport set a new record once again in 2018 with 13,981,320 passengers…..from 96,734 flights.
Man Arrested after Robbery in Benidorm.
A man knocked on the door of a neighbour to ask for tools in order to gain access to another house on the same floor, as he did not have his keys. He lent him some tools and returned to his business. Shortly afterwards loud noises were heard and another resident called the Police. A 37 year old man was detained whilst trying to return the borrowed Chisel. He was charged with burglary as he could not explain why he had forced open the door of a house that did not belong to him.
Corvera Airport Open. 3000 passengers due to arrive at the new airport of Murcia today, as the last commercial flight from San Javier departs last night.
UPDATE – 9th January – according to elpais.com Unions call off Ryanair strikes after reaching late-night deal with airline
The cabin crew from the low-cost airline had planned stoppages for January 10 and 13, but after more than 14 hours of talks the two sides have come to an agreement
UPDATE – 8th January – Spanish Ryanair cabin crew called off the strikes planned for today at the last minute, strikes planned on the 10th and 13th still remain in place. more meetings today between the company and unions to try and resolve the issues.
Ryanair strikes: Flights to be disrupted in January as Spanish unions announce walkout
The strike applies to all cabin crew across Spain, according to the unions. Spain’s Ministry of Public Works has agreed to a minimum operation of: 100 per cent of domestic flights, 35 per cent of flights to and from mainland Spain with a flight time of less than five hours and 57 per cent of routes to and from mainland Spain with a flight time of five hours or more during the strike.
However, Ryanair said in a statement: “Due to the efforts of the Spanish Government minimum services regulator, and the support of our pilots and cabin crew in Spain, we expect to operate a full schedule of flights to/from (and within) Spain on Tues 8 January. All passengers scheduled to fly should check in online as normal and arrive at their departure airport at least 2 hours prior to their time of scheduled departure.”
It remains unclear whether the same applies to 10 and 13 January.
Ryanair strikes by Spanish cabin crew are confirmed for the 8th, 10th and 13th of January, as last minute arbitration talks fail yesterday..
What should I do if my Ryanair flight is cancelled?
If your flight is cancelled as part of the strikes, Ryanair will likely offer you three options: simply cancel the flight and receive a full refund; move your flight booking, free of charge, to a different Ryanair flight on the same day or an alternative date of travel before or after your scheduled departure date; or reroute by departing/arriving from another airport on a service operated by Ryanair or, if a suitable Ryanair flight is unavailable, an alternative airline, train, bus, or car hire company.
The walkouts have been called by the two unions, USO and SITCPLA, which claim Ryanair is “refusing to abide by the Spanish constitution” and provide work contracts according to the Spanish law. If you are flying on the dates specified please contact Ryanair direct for updates.
Passengers who reroute via an alternative airport are entitled to a refund of the reasonable cost of transferring to that airport. Any additional expenses incurred – accommodation, meals or refreshments – should also be refunded by the airline. Just remember to keep all your receipts.
Will I be entitled to compensation?
If earlier Ryanair strikes are anything to go by, probably not. In general, passengers can claim compensation if their flight is delayed for more than three hours, or is cancelled or they are denied boarding, under a piece of European regulation known as EC261/2004.
But the carrier claimed previous industrial action constituted “extraordinary circumstances”, which means passengers aren’t entitled to any compensation. The airline still has a duty of care for passengers until they can be transported to their planned destination, including covering the cost of food, drink and accommodation while waiting for a replacement flight.
However, the naviation watchdog said before Christmas that Ryanair will face “enforcement action” over its refusal to pay compensation to passengers disrupted by strike action.
5th January – Hotel Poseidón Playa – 200 evacuated and 4 taken to Hospital after a fire broke out in the Hotel for precautionary treatment.
No one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished.
29th December – Doncaster fundraiser held in aid of ex-BBC Radio Sheffield presenter and Benidorm Comedian Jimmy Carol.
A specially-arranged event raised thousands of pounds in aid of former BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Jimmy Carol who was left fighting for life after being attacked in a Benidorm bar back in July.
A fundraising event held at the Pastures Lodge in Mexborough, Doncaster, raised £2760.
There was also a raffle and auction in which rare items were sold including a print signed by England’s 1966 World Cup winning heroes Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles which fetched £375.
This comes after a previous fundraiser for the popular radio host in Rotherham collected around £5000.
The sum will go towards helping to pay for Jimmy’s care and rehabilitation following his return to the UK
Read more at: www.thestar.co.uk
Information from the National Police
Did you know that door-to-door selling of electricity or gas is now illegal here in Spain…. If someone knocks on your door stating that they are from one of these types of companies and they have not made a prior appointment with you, do not let them in as they may have an ulterior motive. If you are in any doubt, call the Guardia Civil immediately on 091.
British expats urged to get permanent residency certificates
BRITISH expats are being urged to apply for an official residency certificate before Brexit when the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March, 2019.
Negotiations continue between the British government and the EU’s remaining 27 members as part of the planned Withdrawal Agreement and last December both sides addressed the subject of citizens’ rights. Details on how to obtain RESIDENCIA can be found HERE.
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UP AND COMING EVENTS
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