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Pensioners To Pay 10% Of The Cost Of Their Medicines
19 April 2012

Spanish Government proposing and expecting to pass Royal Decree:-

This follows a week of announcements about the provision of health services, including a debate about Health Tourism.

Government ‘is to study establishing previous requirements’ to limit the access of the foreigners to the health service, and ‘to better control the so-called health tourism’.

"Ministry for Health is studying introducing criteria such as ‘a minimum period of residence or tax contributions’ so being on the padron local census would no long be enough."

Source: TypicallySpanish

Also read http://www.costa-news.com/content/view/9482/1/



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Spain Bans Cash Transactions Over 2,500 Euros
17 April 2012

Spain has outlawed the use of cash in business transactions in excess 2,500 euros in order to crack down on the black market and tax evaders.

The Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced on Wednesday that the plan to combat tax evasion on Friday approved the Cabinet prohibit the payment in cash transactions of over € 2,500 and which at least involved a businessman professional.

During the control session the Government in the House of the Congress of Deputies and in response to a question about the tax amnesty made by the general coordinator of IU, Cayo Lara, the Prime Minister has revealed that those who violate the ban will face fines of 25% of the payment made ​​in cash.
 

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Hot cross buns recipe
03 April 2012

Ingredients


50g (2oz) melted butter
175ml (6fl oz) warm milk
350g (12oz) strong plain white flour
1 ½ level tsp each of ground mixed spice and ground cinnamon
1 level tsp each of salt and freshly grated nutmeg
grated zest of 2 lemons
25g (1oz) golden caster sugar
50g (2oz) each of currants, sultanas and chopped mixed peel
1 ½ level tsp easy-blend dried yeast
1 beaten egg
For topping
75g (3oz) ready-made shortcrust pastry
2 level tbsp golden caster sugar

Method

Mix together butter and milk. In a large bowl sift together white flour with mixed spice, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Stir in the grated zest, caster sugar, currants, sultanas and chopped mixed peel and the yeast.
 

Make a well in the centre, add the buttery milk and egg . Mix together to make a soft dough. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead for 10min until smooth. Put into an oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place to rise for 1hr or until doubled in size. Punch the dough to knock out any air, turn out and knead for 5min. Divide into 15 pieces and knead each to form a ball.

Put on to two lightly greased baking sheets and flatten each one slightly. Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to prove for 20min or until doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan oven) mark 6.
 

Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface, and cut into 30 strips. Mix topping sugar with 2tbsp boiling water , stir to dissolve sugar then brush over each bun. Top with a cross of two pastry strips. Brush again with sweetened water.
 

Bake for 15-20min or until golden and sounding hollow when tapped underneath. Transfer to a wire rack, covered with a damp tea-towel, until cool. Eat within 24hr.
 



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Help At Home Costa Blanca - offering a little FREE help at home to those in need, all ages & nationalities.
03 April 2012

http://www.helpathomecb.org/

Purpose of the Charity:

The purpose of which is to provide free assistance to all nationalities, of any age, who find themselves in difficulty following illness, hospitalisation, injury or respite assistance to carers of those with long term illness.  This is not a full time, or long term care service but one offering a little help to people in a time of need to all ages and nationalities.

This service is much needed, as expatriates from various countries do not always have the support of family members and have difficulty accessing this type of service due to language barriers nor can they afford nursing agencies. 

We pride ourselves with the way we receive, respond and release to those in need of a little FREE help at home.  When we receive enquiries, we respond within 24 hours and release the case when we have completed our care, usually within 4 / 6 weeks.  If care is required longer, we help organise Social Services to provide long term care and support wherever you live. 

We provide a qualified nurse, backed up by unpaid volunteers, funded by donations and sponsorship.

This service could be seen as similar to the "District Nurse / Home Help" system in United Kingdom with the additional backup of non-medically qualified carers as required.



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Corvera Airport in Murcia will not open until 2013
02 April 2012

The date was given by the Murcia President, Ramón Luis Valcárcel.

The new airport at Corvera in Murcia has suffered another delay in opening of several months. Summer 2013 is now being put as the earliest date the facility can be operational.

The date was given by the President of the Murcia Government, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, who said that a thousand technical requirements and approval of the equipment used still has to be carried out. He said he did not want an airport with no planes, as has been seen in Castellón.

The departure of Luis del Rivero from constructors Sacyr has apparently slowed down the paperwork in Madrid. From Murcia himself he was sacked last October as boss of the multinational, and had been the person putting the necessary rhythm to get the airport operational.

The IU-Verdes spokesman for the Murcia region, José Manuel López, after hearing the airport will not open this summer, described the infrastructure as ‘ a never ending tale’.

Meanwhile AENA has announced 22 extra flights this summer from the San Javier airport.

Source: TypicallySpanish



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