Newsletter 9 September 2016

Welcome to our latest newsletter with plenty of job vacancies in Spain, news updates and opinions from expats…

The Expat Interview – Thinking of Moving to Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain?

This week’s newsletter features John O’Reilly of Property Directors who shared with us a number of valuable tips and insights on moving to this town in Spain’s Costa del Sol. John reveals the advantages of choosing Alhaurin de la Torre over other towns nearby that include convenient location, proximity to the Malaga Airport and accessibility through the new Northern access.

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Alhaurin de la Torre

This Week’s Featured Town in Spain – Elche

Elche is the third largest city in Spain’s Valencian Community following Valencia and Alicante. It is also the 20th most populous city in all over Spain.

With a population of more than 200,000, Elche is a stone’s throw away from the airports of Alicante and Murcia. There’s also an easy access to Cartagena and Torrevieja using the area’s motorway links.

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Help Required – Do you Live in Spain?

Can we ask you a question or two via email to help get some local tips and advice that would help others?

It might be something like, what is it like to live in your village or what things are there to do and see locally?

We will publish any answers on the website (and perhaps the next newsletter) with your quote, crediting your name as the source as if it would be published in a newspaper.

Email Menchie, tell us your name, where you live and we can go from there –

Photo of the Week

We welcome any photos or videos to be featured in our newsletter. Of course, we would give proper credit and a permanent acknowledgement when you share any of your captured memories that include “selfies,” “groupies,” and “what-have-you’s.”

For our first feature, we have a photo showing the coasline of Altea, a town in Costa Blanca.


Altea’s coastline – Photo by El fosilmaniaco, Wikimedia Commons

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5 Reasons The Euro to Pound Exchange Rate Could Soon Continue to Climb

Peter Lavelle

Welcome to Pure FX’s latest update of the euro to pound exchange rate.

The common currency may soon strengthen versus sterling! The euro to pound interbank exchange rate has hit 0.8440 today, just –2.5 cents below its highest since August 2013.

What’s more, the euro could rise further against the pound, looking forward. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. The pound could weaken, because respected economics body NIESR has warned that there’s a 50/50 chance that the UK may fall into recession before the end of 2017.

2. Sterling may decline, because UK manufacturing production fell –0.9% in July, in the month immediately following the vote for Brexit, the sharpest drop in a year.

3. The pound could fall, because Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said yesterday that “I would expect to vote for another cut in [UK interest rates] this year.”

4. Sterling may lose out, because Markit chief economist Chris Williamson recently warned of “a broadly stagnant economy as a whole” in the UK, following the vote for Brexit.

5. The pound could drop, because Tony Pidgley, chief executive of home builder Berkeley Group, has warned that London “will fall well short of its targets for new homes” in 2016.

Given all this, the euro to pound interbank exchange rate could soon rise!

Latest Jobs in Spain

Hi looking for a fully qualified beauty therapist to work in Spain. If anyone is interested please email or call, the no. is 0034950473159. Sent by Jodie Esquer (


Hi, I am looking for people who are currently residing in or looking to move to Spain in the near future for our exciting new Spanish venture which launches on 1st September 2016.

You can choose to work online from home via social media promoting our amazing range of over 500 products or offline if preferred.

Team builders / leaders also needed with amazing cash, holiday and car incentives.

You would need to have good people skills and be friendly, self motivated and / or success driven. Ideal for people who would like to work their own flexible hours to suit around other work or family commitments in Spain. No previous experience is necessary as full ongoing help and support is given.

This is a ground floor opportunity to work with an established 93 year old home shopping company with unlimited income potential.

Earn 50 to 500+ Euro’s per month on a full time or part time basis from home! Ideal to work alongside small Children or other part time work commitments initially.

Incredible incomes are available for the committed and residual income opportunities.


Hello I’m looking for a English speech therapist in Mallorca who works with young children ( 5 years old) from January 2017. Once a week. Whatsapp: 00447731844505. Sent by Daniela (

Thank you everyone and we look forward to receiving any contributions towards the next newsletter.


Mark Eastwood – Spain Made Simple



  1. Hi SMS, Could you please advise me what documentation i need to purcase an apt in spain,from the uk end.
    thanks john

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