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British Consul thanks the Spanish emergency services, and English-speaking and Spanish volunteers who have assisted those affected by the recent floods

Following the devastating floods in the southern parts of Valencia and Murcia recently, the British Consulate in Alicante wants to ensure that any UK nationals affected are aware of how they can access support. The most important thing is to know that there is help out there. Both the ValencianRead More

British Ambassador reassures holiday makers Thomas Cook hotels will be paid

Following the collapse of Thomas Cook, some tourists who have travelled out from the UK on Thomas Cook package holidays have been asked to pay for their hotels. This should not be happening. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has sent a letter to every hotel that has an ATOL-protectedRead More

UK Civil Aviation Authority Launches full programme to support Thomas Cook Customers in Spain

Thomas Cook has ceased trading so all holidays are now cancelled Government scheme will guarantee hotel costs for ATOL-protected holidaymakers UK Civil Aviation Authority launches repatriation from all Thomas Cook destinations Thomas Cook Group, including the UK tour operator and airline, has ceased trading with immediate effect. All Thomas CookRead More

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Steve Barclay, meets with representatives of UK Nationals in Madrid

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Steven Barclay, met yesterday with members of three of the groups representing UK nationals in Spain: Brexpats, ECREU and EuroCitizens. They discussed the key issues affecting the more than 300,000 British citizens who have made Spain their home. During his visit to Madrid,Read More

Missing Person

Mr Philip John PEARCE, who is 68 years old, was last seen on 9th September in Benidorm, and his family has not been able to find him since then. He is 5ft 6inc (170cm), medium build, blue eyes and speaks with a strong Somerset accent.When he went missing, he was wearingRead More

Big Radio Service Update

Thankfully the engineering team has worked its magic and normal transmitter service has been restored, we still have a skeleton crew in the studios due to the weather with Big FM and Big Radio 2 running a combined studio until presenters can get in. 91.1 fm will be running onRead More

AP7 Closed Due To Flooding

The Ap7 around Pilar De La Horadada was closed today due to severe flooding with water filling the tunnel, authorities are advising if you do not have to travel stay at home as the storm is set to continue for most of today and tonight

Big Radio and The Storm

Due to the horrendous storms our transmitter towers were knocked out due to the thousands of lightning strikes, our engineers are working to resume normal service, our online service is running normally

The British Ambassador meets with representatives of UK Nationals during his first week in office

The new British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Hugh Elliott, met last week with members of three of the groups representing UK nationals in Spain: Bremain in Spain, Brexpats Hear our Voice and EuroCitizens. They discussed the issues affecting the more than 300,000 British citizens who have made Spain theirRead More

New British Ambassador Hugh Elliott arrives in Spain

Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of Communications in the Department for Exiting the European Union. On his arrival, HughRead More

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