Your Questions

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  1. Warrens Questions
    June 27, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Afternoon everyone Hope youve all enjoyed San Juan Anyway ive just had a look at radio salobrena brilliant is there anyway i can listen from swinton mcr if you havnt all ready guessed i am a stubburn technical turd so all sarcastic remarks will be more than welcome can i tune in my wireless and if so whats the combination

    eat your greens everyone

    viva tropical


  2. David M
    June 9, 2022 at 10:14 am


    If you go to the following site & scroll down you can listen to the British Ambassador’s interview in full. Dated 2nd. June. (Hope that’s okay Martin)

  3. Patrick Barry storey
    June 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Martin. I’m not that British or a Towney.
    At a guess although I don’t peek through curtains. They must feed the dogs morning and evening. The noise isn’t a issue. I guess I’m more aware of it. Sitting outside in the early evening. I do dislike the way animals can be treated here.
    But thank you for your usual advice.

  4. June 5, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Patrick: if you are concerned about the welfare of the dogs, then you could try the municipal dog home, if it is about the noise, then the Policía Local. If you do approach the police about the noise, they will tell you that you have to make a formal denuncia, but if you tell them that you are concerned that they are being neglected, then they will have to take a look without you having to make a denuncia.

  5. Patrick Barry storey
    June 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Who do I ring if I’m concerned about dogs at a casa up the hill opposite myself. Without being condemning if a whole nation. Dogs there are howling a lot. I don’t mind that. But I do not see anyone coming to and fro. I’m concerned about the feeding and watering
    I know . Nosey Brit etc.

  6. Patrick Barry storey
    June 5, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    David. You are exactly correct. I said ” A breakthrough and Apparently.”
    Close enough . But no big cigar.

  7. David M
    June 4, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Patrick does not quite state what you said. The British Ambassador Hugh Elliot is hopeful of a deal being struck soon.

    Article link bellow. If that is OK Martin.

  8. Patrick Barry storey
    June 3, 2022 at 8:28 pm via Google news. So may not show on yours. ??

  9. June 3, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Patrick: Whistle up a link, Pat, and we’ll publish it as a reader’s letter.

  10. Patrick Barry storey
    June 3, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Martin. A breakthrough it seems on the driving license saga. You will be able to exchange your license from a UK one to a Spanish one. No issues. or driving test. !!
    Well apart from having a NIE. Padron. Residencia. provable regular income and private health care. If under 66. !!
    Apparently will have six months to sort it out. Better then no driving. ??
    So now just the three month rules. !!

  11. June 1, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Patrick: I say days off but I mean the three days a month that the magazine is at the printers – a gap when I’ve finished putting the mag together and when I have to start the distribution. However, as the online continues 365 days a year… there’s no days off from that, lol! The mag comes out today and let distribution begin!!!

  12. Patrick Barry storey
    May 31, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Days off. Days off. !!! That’s not an excuse super heroes use. Days off huh. !!
    Sorry forgot you needed some ordinary time off. Doh. !!

  13. May 31, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Patrick: Sorry, Pat but I have been enjoying my three days off – they end tomorrow when the mag comes out 😉

  14. Patrick Barry storey
    May 31, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Sorry Martin. My questions to you maybe not suitable for this portal.
    You’re not a politician. Thank the gods. Just a person juggling with people’s questions and whinges. So although my questions to me may seem important or valid. I’d be quite happy for them to be stopped. Ok. ??

  15. Patrick Barry storey
    May 30, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Martin. Your opinion if you can.
    At this time if from the EU. I can stay in the UK for up to 6 months. ?? As opposed to 3 months at a time from here.
    Oddly and another bone of contention. With a valid driving license. I can drive up to 12 months in the UK.
    Is it me or does that seem a little one sided.
    About the driving license situation. A sticking point seems to be access to the DVLA data base. No idea why. As when I exchanged my UK licence for a Spanish one. He checked online. At Granada.
    But unlike the UK. They do here after 65 insist on medicals and a blooming awkward for me driving test on a machine. Hence too I have to carry spare glasses in my car .Whereas I believe in the UK . You should advise DVLA of any medical issues that might affect your driving ability. So if you have to exchange or want to. The medical will hit you. So it would be of benefit to lots of people not to exchange . But keep the UK licence. Of course I’m forgetting that to exchange you also have to obtain the Residencia. Which after 6 months maybe you should have. But heaven forbid the Hacienda might get a sniff. So an opinion ?
    I’m not playing holier then thou. Just amazed that apparently thousands haven’t or couldn’t exchange for whatever reason or still want to drive as if they were still in the UK.!! I will understand if you tell me I’m a windup git.!

  16. May 28, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Patrick: Franco lives on the other side of the Moon in a bathtub and regulary plays dominoes with Elvis. Franco apologism is not dead… it just smells a little. The list of residents in municipality is used in order to obtain funding from the Central Government; the more people on your list, the more funding you get.

  17. Patrick Barry storey
    May 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    So the Vox Candidate can stand in the election. What’s a Padron anyway. Oked by a higher authority. What rules. Franco is dead . Yes. ??

  18. Patrick Barry storey
    May 28, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Martin. I’m afraid my sarcastic wit far exceeds my I.Q. But I mean no harm.

  19. May 28, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Patrick: don’t worry, I have only failed to approve one of you some time back, but I can’t rememb what it was about. I was expecting a mass attack on your Catarriján one from other ‘more politically correct’ readers, but you came off unnotice and unscathed. I’m glad you take the time to post 😉

    I’ve lost a turtle (to an eagle) a cat (probably to the same eagle) and a dog (to a twat with a shotgun, mascarading as a hunter).


  20. Patrick Barry storey
    May 28, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Martin and crew of workers. I do apologize once again for my left and right leaning views. I think it’s my mental state at times. Or too many spritzers
    Anyway do please advise me if I’m either very wrong in some of my statements or just obnoxious. I prefer the latter.
    I could bore you even more with my tale of two lost cat woes. Buggers have come back. But those stories are a bit tame
    I wish you all well this year.

  21. warren green
    May 27, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Buenos dias everyone, hope you’re well and keeping hydrated. Just a question: I haven’t had any Covid jabs and my passport ran out last year. Has any of your readers got any ideas how I could get to the Costa Tropical without any mither – I’ve got all me own teeth, if that makes a difference.


  22. warren green
    May 16, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    thanks for getting back in touch much apprieciated i have heard a rumour that it was nailed to the wall outside bar gloria at one point I was there in 2019 and i didnt see it doesnt matter now itl have an hole in it cheers martin anyway

    viva tropical

  23. Gerald Simpson
    May 15, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Another beautiful day in La Herradura ruined by the constant drone of jet skis.
    I’ve just counted ten of the infernal machines.
    Ten people causing a nuisance for thousands!!

  24. May 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Warren: I believe that one of the crew of a passing space ship picked it up and it is now part of a triffid-flower arrangement on Mars. They might be interested in the other one…

  25. warren green
    May 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    hello everyone just a reminder i asked did anyone find a blue flip flop on the balkon at la caleta in 2002 i new it was a long shot but anyway thanks

    viva tropical


  26. May 7, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Patrick: yes they closed it because of cycling competition – it was openned not long afterwards.

  27. Patrick Barry storey
    May 7, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Road to El Surtidor, la Brasa and Velez De Benadulla shut at roundabout/motorway/ service area.

  28. April 30, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Is anyone who bought tickets for the now cancelled Placido Domingo concert having immense trouble getting a refund back on tickets. As i and a few friends are?

  29. Stella
    April 17, 2022 at 8:53 am

    At the Al Campo petrol station in Motril the system for some time has been that you have to enter the total amount that you want to pay on the pump, or give the person on the till cash on account and they give you the change once you have filled up. I normally do the latter, but last week I was told that in those circumstances the 20% discount would not be applied and I would have to pay the amount shown at the pump. Is this correct?

  30. April 17, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Paul: An excellent question and one I will look into, 😉

  31. Paul Craddock
    April 16, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I have just been reading about the 20 cents government reduction on the price of petrol. It was saying that the pump price is without the discount and that the reduction is done manually when you pay in the shop.
    What happens with ‘pay with card at the pump’ locations?

  32. Sue davies
    April 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Editor,
    I would like to know how La Herradura came to have such a dangerous double bus and pedestrian ‘circus’ at the traffic lights just off the highway. While waiting for buses I have seen walkers rush for safety as cars go around the circle out of town. And various near crashes as cars turn the circle into town. Let alone the build up, on a steep hill, at the traffic lights. Whose idea was this traffic/car/bus/pedestrians /dogs and hitchhiker arrangement? What brilliant minds drew it out? And might la Herradura not be treated to something less dangerous and more fit for purpose on the town planning front?
    Genuine questions by the way, not just narky.

  33. Tom
    March 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Does anyone know if the timetable & route for the free Torrox Park bus service are available somewhere or are we still waiting for the announcement?

  34. Patrick Barry storey
    February 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    The situation involving motor homes at The Torrox area has been resolved.
    A small open area near The Sara apartments. One road back from the seafront at Salobrena . Now hosts a multitude of campers. I’m sure they will place their effluent in a safe place.

  35. Sandra Mihlenstedt
    February 14, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Has anyone any idea how i can find out the finish time for the Placido Domingo concert which is on 26th March starting at 8pm.

  36. February 9, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Patrick: yes, I saw it (I live on Costa Aguilera) but I thought that yet another fire on Salobreña vega was just too repetitive to report… After all, we don’t want to end up being known as the Pyro-Gazette.

  37. Patrick Storey
    February 9, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    Big brush fire in the Campo by Salobrena yesterday. Big enough for me to see the flames . From up on the hill by the Monte. Anyway lots of smoke and for some reason a fire engine drove away. Even though there were still flames. Maybe ran out of water.?
    A friend suggested they light the fires to get at the wild pigs. I’d rather eat them.??

  38. February 4, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Howard: Will do – am a bit busy doing the distrubtion and house moving at the mo, though. Sorry

  39. February 4, 2022 at 10:12 am

    Dianne: Hi, first of all I’m glad that somebody actually does them! This is the first feedback on that feature, you see. Yes, you are right; they are the same! Arghhh! Sorry! I’ll double check them next month. Thanks for the heads up!

  40. Diane
    February 4, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Morning! I picked up my copy of the February issue in Olivares this week as I usually do. I was surprised that I knew 99% of the pub quiz answers but somehow the questions seemed very familiar, in a recent sense. It was niggling at me until I looked and discovered they were the same questions as in the January issue, just in a different order. Disappointed to learn that I am not such a “clever bastard” after all! ??

  41. Howard Green
    January 14, 2022 at 9:57 am

    it seems incredibly complicated to know how to pay a parking ticket in
    Almunecar that is mailed to you. Would you be so kind as to write a story that helps us know how to do it.

  42. January 11, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Patrick, if your remarks offend somebody, then perhaps they should get a life. This is a satirical-style magazine and we aim to tell the news but with humour.

    There is nothing vaguely offensive in your comments. Like all comments sent by readers, I read them first and if there is something offensive, it doesn’t get published, so if yours are up and visible on the site, it is because there’s nothing wrong with them.

    We, like just about every other webiste, get bombarded by spam, which never makes it through and only those pushing an agenda (Bill Gates is really a giant lizard which has invaded our flat-earth planet in order to surf chem trails and control our minds) don’t get published.

    God knows that half the article are depressing, covering accidents, deaths, pandemics etc, so if we can bring a smile to our readers’ faces, then mission accomplished 😉

  43. Patrick Barry storey
    January 11, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Martin. Please forgive my odd sense of humour. Being by myself with 3 cats is difficult. My partner has been in the UK since July. For a private hip operation. Having had three NHS consultant meetings cancelled and waited 18 months just to see him. To ok the operation. Same NHS consultant did the private operation. !! Sadly there have been other medical issues. So we now seem to be over the worst. Looking like a February return. My remarks are meant in jest so I hope I don’t offend.

  44. malcolm farrell
    November 9, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Anybody got any news about the Covid 3rd jab (for over 70’s) for people not included in the health service (SAS) ??

  45. October 24, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Please check this out and a warning to others…. I heard that a Danish man was robbed of his Rolex watch violently in Monte Los Amendros earlier this week. Two women targeted him in La Herradura and followed him drive home and attacked him before he could get out of his car.

  46. Sandra Mihlenstedt
    October 9, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Does anyone know when the extra booster injection for the over 70’s is going to start in Salobrena?

  47. Margaret
    September 30, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    I downloaded the SaludAndalucia App on my i phone. It asks you to confirm NIE, D of B and sends a
    code to your phone. Then you can tap on the request for Covid vaccination certificate.

  48. John Witty
    September 28, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Does any one know if you can get the vaccine app on an iPhone

  49. Margaret
    September 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Thankyou for the clarification.

  50. Derek Waters
    September 27, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    The rules are reviewed every 7 days so if your friends went prior to 22nd then the rules could have been different. The link below is the official website of the people who make the rules so it will be updated for your date of travel.

    Yes the incidence rate is the rate in your autonomous community. There is no person sitting in the airport with a list of every village in Spain and seeing whether you qualify. The communities that are exempt are listed on the website.

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