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TOMORROW SUNDAY 26th May: Hogs n Dogs: A FUN DAY charity event in Coalville, Leics, supporting Air Ambulance & Actin-Spain, Cartegena
25 May 2013

Tomorrow, Sunday 26th May, is a big day...get ready for the greatest event ever in Coalville  Two fantastic causes will be helped by all of the brilliant activities organised and the entertainment throughout the day from 10:30am...be there or be square.

>>>>>>>>>>>>> A FUN DAY charity event <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

....is being run & sponsored by Revs Mototrcycle and scooters for a new charity, Hogs n Dogs, supporting Air Ambulance and Actin-Spain dog rescue TOMORROW 26th May at The Victoria Bikers Pub in Coalville, Leics. It has been organised by Tweet-Ttwoo PR&M. 

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARITIES INVOLVED &, IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA, GO & HAVE A REALLY FUN TIME. 

The proceeds are being split between the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance & Actin-Spain (Animal Care Treatment International Network), Cartegena.

During the day there will be various stands and stalls, selling things ranging from hand made crafts to cakes. We have been donated a massive bouncy castle slide and a small bouncy castle along with candy floss, slushies and pop corn stands that has been supplied by Kaines Castles. We have Extreme Wheelies on site and mini wheelie motorbikes for the kids.

 We will be holding a small dog show and a best bike competition along with a raffle for the various prizes we have been donated.

There will be face painting and a special guest appearance from Peppa Pig who will be dropping by to say hello to all the younger ones at 1pm. Big thank you to Mini-Mees Partiees for bringing her along and also doing some face painting for us.

The kids can have their picture taken with Peppa Pig. 

Yummy cakes, 60p.



We have had a variety of prizes donated so far including a long weekend break in Spain (flights not included) a week at a Haven caravan site, 4 BSB VIP tickets including a pillion ride on track, a sock bouquet (which is a bunch of flowers/cake made of socks), a combat gym membership and various other items. 
 
We are having Euro buckets, we want to encourage people to bring there old Euros they have lying about &, when they drop them in,  they will receive a raffle ticket for the Euro Raffle.
 
There will be a ride out too that bikers will pay to be part of, 
followed by beer and entertainment. It's £2.50 a bike, the ride will follow the Brass Monkey Route that The Victoria Bikers Pub have set out for past events. 

The Hogs and Dogs Brass Monkey Run will be leaving the Victoria bikers pub at 2pm.

Here is Berry, one of Actin's special little causes that you could be helping by attending the event. Berry has a diagnosed condition, which means she cannot eat and needs special care. There are many more doggies too and by helping them, ACTIN can get them to homes waiting in the UK...

DON'T MISS THE EVENT, IT IS FOR GREAT CHARITIES! 

RAFFLE PRIZES ......4 BSB VIP tickets from M.H.Kawasaki. 4 day holiday in Spain, 5 day Haven Holiday in the UK with Leisure passes. Silver Harley Davidson badge from Leicestershire Landscapes. A car MOT and engine service from The Motor company. 2 X MOT and bike oil and filter service from Revs Motorcycle and Scooters. 7 Inch Android Tablet from Kazzoo IT. 1 month gym membership from Elite Combat GYM. Behind the scene tour of LCFC from LCFC Official. Fruit basket from Mini - Sidney. Garden Gnome from Hogs n Dogs. Some beer and some wine. Extreme Wheelie have donated a 30 min wheelie lesson and a £100 triumph jacket. These are some of the raffle prizes, there are others.

So if you want to be in with a chance pop down, raffle tickets are £1.00 each, 5 for £4.00 or 15 for £10.00

The Victoria Bikers Pub Whitwick Road LE67 3FA Coalville, Leicester
Click here for Bing maps giving directions. 
 
 
 


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Corvera airport will not open in 2013. Airport concession rescinded.
25 May 2013

http://www.murciatoday.com/murcian-government-initiate-process-to-rescind-corvera-airport-concession_16761-a.html



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Easyjet trial mobile boarding pass
21 May 2013

Update on Easyjet's progress for mobile boarding pass trial and today they've added another 5 airports - Luton, Newcastle, Basel, Budapest and Lyon.

Easyjet are now trialling across 15 airports in total & working hard with their airport partners to rollout mobile boarding passes to more airports.

And... from today, flights departing from Manchester, Paris Charles De Gaulle and London Southend support multiple boarding passes per flight (up to 5 passengers travelling as a family or group can access all their boarding passes on 1 device.)

Multiple boarding passes on one device is in trial and currently only supported at those 3 airports.

http://www.easyjet.com/en/mobile



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EU to ban refillable olive oil jugs and dipping bowls
18 May 2013

The European Commission is to ban the use of refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil at restaurant tables from next year.

From 1 January 2014, restaurants may only serve olive oil in tamper-proof packaging, labelled to EU standards.

The Commission, the EU's executive branch, says the move will protect consumers and improve hygiene.

But critics have accused the EU of unwarranted meddling at a time of economic crisis.

Pew Research Center poll released on 13 May showed positive views of the European Union are at or near their low point in most of the eight countries surveyed.

European Commission spokesman Oliver Bailly said the olive oil regulation would benefit consumers.

"We are just making clear that when you want to have olive oil of a certain quality in a restaurant, you get exactly the one you are paying for," he told a news briefing in Brussels.

But London restaurateur Sam Clark criticised the ban.

"This will affect us. It is about choice and freedom of choice. We buy our oil, which we have selected from a farm in Spain, to serve our customers," he told the Daily Telegraph.

Olive oil is a frequent target of food fraud, with cheaper oils being sold in its place to unwitting consumers.

The EU's largest producers of olive oil - Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy - are among those hardest hit by the economic downturn. 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22579896



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Easyjet cabin bag limit changes 2nd July
15 May 2013

Source >> http://www.which.co.uk/news/2013/05/easyjet-cabin-baggage-rules-changed-319809/
http://www.easyjet.com/en/planning/cabin-baggage
 
 
EasyJet has introduced new cabin bag rules that will guarantee passengers with hand luggage no bigger than 50 x 40 x 20cm can keep their bag with them in the cabin.

 

The current maximum size permitted, 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, will remain unchanged, but passengers with a bag of this size may find that they have to put their bag in the hold if the flight is busy.

The policy changes, which come into force on 2 July, will mean that passengers who want to ensure their hand luggage is permitted in overhead lockers, or under the seat in front of them, will need to buy a cabin bag that meets the reduced dimensions.

Check our hand luggage reviews to find which cabin cases meet the requirements for EasyJet’s new ‘Cabin Bag Guarantee’.

Hand luggage allowances

Easyjet’s new rules have been prompted by overhead locker space on aircraft becoming increasingly limited as a result of more people taking the cheaper option of flying with hand luggage only.

However the reduced dimensions are smaller than Ryanair’s much criticised maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm and consumers may find it difficult to find luggage that meets the reduced allowance.

Of the 21 cabin suitcases that Which? has tested, only three would meet the reduced restrictions, guaranteeing that the case can be taken in the aircraft cabin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samsonite and Tesco hand luggage

An EasyJet spokeswoman said it was aware few bags would fit the new dimensions, but some manufacturers including Samsonite and Tesco were already producing bags to fit the new size.

She said new luggage measuring equipment at airports would have both sets of dimensions so passengers would know if their case would be guaranteed onboard.

Small cabin bags

Passengers with bags fitting the larger size would still be able to take them onboard if flights were not crowded. However, if space was tight, they might have to give up their bags at the gate to be put in the hold.

‘There is no change to our bag policy which means that 56cm x 45cm x 25cm bags are still permitted on board. However, the bag guarantee is a way for passengers to gain peace of mind that their bag will travel with them onboard the flight,' she said.



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Holidaymakers' anger at Spain's new sun lounger charges
14 May 2013

Source: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-holidaymakers-anger-spains-3658865

Families heading for the Spanish sun are in for a shock . . . some holidaymakers will have to pay for their own hotel’s sunbeds.

Many a Brit will be throwing in the towel this summer.

But this time, their great rivals the Germans are not to blame for the surrender.

With the bottom falling out of Spain’s economy, it’s the Spaniards who are now charging for British bums on loungers.

For the first time in Majorca, some hotel guests are being asked to pay for their hotel-owned sunbeds.

One hotel in popular Cala d’Or is charging a staggering seven euros – almost six quid – for use of loungers.

The hotel is charging guests for beds on the spectacular spot overlooking the bay of Cala Ferrera.

Just down the road at Cala Gran, guests will be charged two euros a day for the privilege of their poolside position.

North families say its costing them a small fortune, but they fear it is a sign of things to come.

Mum-of-three Margaret Ramsay said: “I know Spain is in a bad way financially, but they should not take it out on British families by charging these prices.

“We have been visiting Majorca for more than 20 years and we have never been charged for using hotel sunbeds.

“They should be in with the price.”

And it is no better on the beaches either.

Hundreds of families who sat on the loungers on the Majorcan sands last week stormed off in protest when told the price of getting a seat.

Two beds and a parasol will set you back 13 euros a day, that’s about £11.

Margaret, from Sunderland, said: “There were some angry scenes.

“Almost every family that plonked themselves down on the beds got off when told they had to pay five euros each.

“All week, dozens of families were simply lying on the sand next to empty sunbeds.”

In popular Palma Nova, two beds and a thatched parasol on the beach will set you back 13.50 euros a day.

Spain is in a bad way, but they should not take it out on us

 


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Frustrations are starting to surface as lack of progress in opening the airport at Corvera
10 May 2013

 Read about it here on Murcia Today.



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Paramount Park licences approved. Building could now start.
10 May 2013

 Read more here at Murcia Today



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Hogs n Dogs: A FUN DAY charity event 26th May in Coalville, Leics, supporting Air Ambulance & Actin-Spain, Cartegena
08 May 2013

A FUN DAY charity event

....is being run & sponsored by Revs Mototrcycle and scooters for a new charity, Hogs n Dogs, supporting Air Ambulance and dog rescue on 26th May at The Victoria Bikers Pub in Coalville, Leics. It has been organised by Tweet-Ttwoo PR&M. 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARITIES INVOLVED &, IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA, GO & HAVE A REALLY FUN TIME. 

The proceeds are being split between the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance & Actin-Spain (Animal Care Treatment International Network), Cartegena.

During the day there will be various stands and stalls, selling things ranging from hand made crafts to cakes. We have been donated a massive bouncy castle slide and a small bouncy castle along with candy floss, slushies and pop corn stands. We have Extreme Wheelies on site and mini wheelie motorbikes for the kids.
 
We will be holding a small dog show and a best bike competition along with a raffle for the various prizes we have been donated.
 
There will be face painting and a special guest appearance from Peppa Pig. 

The kids can have their picture taken with Peppa Pig. 
 
We have had a variety of prizes donated so far including a long weekend break in Spain (flights not included) a week at a Haven caravan site, 4 BSB VIP tickets including a pillion ride on track, a sock bouquet (which is a bunch of flowers/cake made of socks), a combat gym membership and various other items. 
 
We are having Euro buckets, we want to encourage people to bring there old Euros they have lying about &, when they drop them in,  they will receive a raffle ticket for the Euro Raffle.
 
There will be a ride out too that bikers will pay to be part of, 
followed by beer and entertainment. It's £2.50 a bike, the ride will follow the Brass Monkey Route that The Victoria Bikers Pub have set out for past events. 

 

DON'T MISS THE EVENT, IT IS FOR GREAT CHARITIES! 
 
The Victoria Bikers Pub Whitwick Road LE67 3FA Coalville, Leicester
Click here for Bing maps giving directions. 
 

 

Hogs n Dogs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hogs-n-Dogs/354846347967876?fref=ts



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Thought you'd get free care if you fell sick in Spain? Britons held hostage by foreign hospitals
08 May 2013

 

Holidaymakers face being denied medical help or having to pay huge hospital bills because clinics in cash-strapped EU nations are refusing to treat them.

British tourists have been urged not to rely on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is supposed to give all EU citizens access to state medical care in member countries.

 

Hundreds are being held hostage by hospitals who are rejecting the cards and demanding travel insurers cover the cost of medical care.

Some patients who do not have travel insurance cover are being turned away or made to pay on the spot.

 

The problem is understood to be  rife in Spain — and there have been reported incidents in Greece and Portugal.

So serious are the allegations that the European Commission has been forced to launch an investigation.

 

And a number of leading British insurance companies have lodged official complaints.

Julia Manning, spokeswoman for think tank 2020health, says: ‘We have heard many reports of holidaymakers being told they must pay for treatment in Spain — despite having an EHIC card. 

 

‘These people are unwitting victims of the financial crisis and our Government should be warning about the dangers before we head abroad. We are in a situation when holidaymakers will have to check with their insurer before they leave home and say: “Will you cover me no matter what?” ’

 

Almost 11 million British tourists visit Spain each year. The country is facing huge cuts to its public services, which have left state hospitals running on a shoestring. 

 

Any resident in an EU member country — plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland — is entitled to get free state health care in a fellow member country by taking out an EHIC. 

 

British travellers are not entitled to the same free treatments as the NHS would offer over here, but what local residents would get in their country.


Travel insurance is supposed to cover any shortfalls. However.............................

Read more here >>
 Daily Mail



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New Passport Rules for UK Nationals in Spain from 13th May
07 May 2013

You may remember that Cyprus expats were recently told that they need to get their passports via the UK. The British Embassy said they would tell us if the rules for Spain changed. Well… as of this coming Monday they will.

New Passport Rules for UK Nationals in Spain

 

Press release: 7 May 2013

 

CHANGE TO PASSPORT SERVICE FOR BRITISH NATIONALS

British nationals in Spain wanting to apply for a new passport are advised of an important change in the way they will need to make applications. From Monday 13 May, all applications will need to be sent directly to the Identity & Passport Service (IPS) in Belfast in the United Kingdom, instead of the regional passport processing hub in Madrid.

All the necessary information about the new passport application process, including a new IPS overseas application form, can be found at www.gov.uk/overseas-passports.

Andy Hamilton, head of the regional passport processing centre in Madrid, says: “In real terms, all that this means is that British nationals living in Spain now need to send their applications to a different address.”

“Current passport processing times remain the same. If you are renewing your passport, you should allow at least four weeks from the date the fee is taken and all the correct documentation has been received.”

 

This is the link to the government website and includes prices etc etc:

 

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y/spain/renewing_new/adult 

 

“If you are applying for the first time or you are replacing a lost or stolen passport, you should allow at least six weeks.”

The only other change is that the current passport helpline call charges are being removed. Instead of paying for a premium rate phone line, customers will now only have to pay for the cost of a call to the UK.

British nationals who lack internet access or want advice are able to call the IPS Customer Service Centre on +44 (0) 300 222 0000.

People who need to travel urgently but whose normal passport is unavailable should contact their nearest British Consulate via 902 109 356 or email info.consulate@fco.gov.uk . Your local Consulate may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document to help you travel.

Note:

Fees charged for overseas passport applications are based on the cost of providing the service. Because the number of overseas applications is smaller and efficiency gains are harder to achieve, the issuing of all British passports is being repatriated. Once this has been completed worldwide in 2014, IPS will seek to more closely align overseas and UK passport fees.

This change also applies to British nationals living in Andorra.

Source 

 



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Tomorrow (Sunday) it's the Arts & Crafts market at the Cuevas del Rodeo again! (The artists caves in Rojales.)
04 May 2013

From Martin the artist ... 

Do come along, enjoy the venue, browse the stalls, watch the demonstrations, enquire about art classes & techniques, visit the inauguration - free wine! - of April's exhibition in the art gallery cave (Sala Mengolero) and have a great paella with sangria for only 3.50€....

And come & say hello to me - I'll be there with my signboard (Martin the Artist in Rojales) if it hasn't blown away & I'll probably be doing another commissioned pet portrait as a demonstration again I think.

I'll have some original framed paintings from as little as 15€! (only just covers the cost of the frame!)
Plus it looks like I WILL be doing another pet portrait as a demo - unless any of you want me to do your portrait?
(I still have my spring special prices going for pet portrait commissions till I get too snowed under with them! - 45€ with satisfaction guarantee.... = Dont' like? - Don't buy! :))

Don't forget the market starts 11 am, exhibition at the Sala Mengolero gallery cave opens at 12 with free wine, & paella is served from about 2pm with copious amounts of sangria etc for just 3.50€

Rojales caves ARTS & CRAFTS market again this Sunday ... 11am to 2pm 

Directions are in here http://www.costaart.net/ 

Click on the thumbnail photo for map etc.

Most of all, go & enjoy the time there.

Mondays at 11am in my studio in Rojales I am happy to show people how to draw FREE - Materials provided too.
Let me know if you are coming - I limit places and am not available every week.
So if you are starting a new hobby or want to try different techniques etc. come along on Monday.

Martin Robinson

email info@martin-enterprises.eu  

965 724 927

http://www.martin-enterprises.eu/



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No Justice!
03 May 2013

 FRUSTRATED AND angry at delays in a verdict in a fraud case has left property victim Andrew Wilford despairing over the Spanish justice system.

Andrew and his wife Kate gave evidence before a Murcia Judge more than 10 weeks ago against the developer of the Trampolin Solera complex near the city.

They maintained their life savings were effectively “stolen” and they were looking to the criminal courts to resolve the issue.

However, despite being told Spanish law requires a judgement in a criminal case within five days – they have been told overworked courts in Murcia are running nine months late.

And said it was even open to a criminal judge to give an indication as to his findings “without prejudice” to the full written version of the judgement.

Justice delayed is justice denied according to the UK court system and Andrew said he was considering taking his “simple fraud case” to the European Court of human rights “since mine have been undeniably ‘assaulted’ by the courts in Spain.”

He added: “Quite frankly, this situation is ridiculous. I assume that most ‘participants’ involved in Spain actually die before the cases are resolved – indeed, maybe this is the objective.”
 

Continued here >> RTN



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