Day 15: Conclusions and goodbye to the Costa Blanca

Over the past four weeks I have been talking to and meeting lots of different British people who live and work here on the Costa Blanca for Siren FM and Euranet. I have really enjoyed my time and have a real understanding of what it is like to live here in Spain. Many people in... Continue Reading →

Day 14: HELP; Helping support those in need at home and in hospital

There are several charities and voluntary organisations up and down the coast that provide support to those British expats who need it.  HELP was set up 25 years ago in Javea and was originally a 'good neighbour scheme' and would provide help and support to those who needed advice and assistance. This organisation like several of the... Continue Reading →

Day 11: Councillor for Social Services and Welfare, Sylvia Tatnell, talks about her job and help available for expats

Spain's Social Services and Welfare system is very different to the UK, the Spanish culture and way of life means that if you want help and support when you are older, you look to your family first. Cll. Sylvia Tatnell is an expatriate living and working for the Moraira and Teulada council on the Costa Blanca. She... Continue Reading →

Day 10: Education in Spain

Children in Spain start their education at the age of three. At this early age they are taught the building blocks of reading and writing before they move to primary school a couple of years later. Schools typically split their days in two. The morning session starts at 8:30am until 1:00pm, followed by an afternoon... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Onda cero International; it was a breath of fresh air for expats on the Costa Blanca

After running and making their own successful English language programme, Lifestyle, on a radio station in Benissa, Hugh and Beverly Stewart were approached by the Spanish broadcasting company  Onda cero, to start-up an international radio station broadcasting to expatriates on the Costa Blanca. It was a huge challenge for two people who originally came to Spain to retire... Continue Reading →

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