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A huge warm welcome to the August 2016 edition of The Journal! This month we have yet another action packed magazine for you to enjoy. July was a busy month, it seems that the summer heat has failed to slow anyone down and the entire Mazarron area is busy with holiday makers and locals alike! Allow us to begin by admitting that we got the shock of our life with the “Brexit” result. Those who read last month’s magazine will remember that we predicted a vote for Britain to stay in the EU by a small margin. In the end the reverse was true! It was always going to be close to call, but it seems that Britian will be leaving the EU and this means big changes will be afoot over the next couple of years. How these changes will affect British people living in Spain remains to be seen, but will undoubtedly become clearer in time. This month we have a special section dedicated to the “Brexit” with articles and initial responses on the result from our advertisers. But the message to all should be simple; Don’t panic. It’s all going be ok. The sun will still shine, and the sky will stay blue. So enjoy, and we can worry about the implications, if any, as and when they arise. What has been happening in Europe seems to have had little effect on our economy, as local businesses seem to be going from strength to strength and growing all the time. This month one of our long term advertisers, legal specialists Corral & Alcaraz have opened a new office in Puerto de Mazarron to help meet the increasing demands of ex pat clients from all areas of Europe. Camposol Health Clinic at Camposol Business centre has invested significantly and in new equipment and have opened an X-Ray and E.C.G department, meaning that they can diagnose and treat an even wider range of illnesses in house, a first for Camposol! In addition to all of this Carol and John from the Black Bull Camposol, have now opened “The Black Bull Sports Bar” in El Alamillo in Puerto de Mazarron! We wish all our advertisers the best of luck in their new ventures, and wish all our readers a happy, relaxing month of August. Thanks for reading, Robbie Rutherford Proud to be a climate neutral publication
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Eroski seeks to boost supermarket sales by opening 19 gas stations Spanish supermarket chain Eroski will invest €7 million in the construction of 19 gas stations over the next two years. Most of the new gas stations will be built next to an existing Eroski supermarket. The 19 new sites will be located in the regions of País Vasco, Baleares, Cantabria, Cataluña, Navarra and Galicia. The investment in the fuel retailing segment seeks to boost the sales of the supermarkets. According to the company, opening a gas station increases the sales of the existing supermarket by 4 percent. By the end of the summer three of the gas stations are to be constructed. Rosa Carabel, General Directos of retailing for Eroski, stated that the company will continue with its policy of setting low fuel prices.
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The Top 5 Offences Drivers Get Done for During the Summer
Driving offences in the summer Summer’s here, a greater number of drivers are on the roads and hopefully everyone has more time to get out and about and have fun. It is also during the hottest months of July and August that the Guardia Civil step up their safety campaign on the roads and are even more vigilant when it comes to safety regulations.
According to Tráfico, last summer a total of 8.1 million car journeys were carried out on our roads. There were 200 car accidents and 225 people lost their lives as a result. In a bid to reduce the number of accidents, the DGT has put harsh sanctions in place. These are particularly punishing for the infractions that are repeated the most, some of which are detailed below. Speeding As much as 39% of all drivers fail to adhere to the speed limits in this country. For those that are caught, they face a sanction that ranges from 100 euro to 600 euro. A severe offence can result in the loss of up to 6 points from your license. Alcohol and drugs Between 6 and 12 June this year, a total of 2,283 drivers were reported by the Guardia Civil for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is after 145,636 tests were carried out. The majority tested positive for alcohol (1,616), while 667 were found to have driven with drugs in their system. With regards to the sanctions, those that were caught driving under the influence of alcohol were fined a minimum of 500
euro and lost 4 points from their license, although the most severe fines reached 1,000 euro and 6 points. For drugs, offenders received sanctions of 1,000 euro and lost between 4 and 6 points. Mobile phone This is one that you see on a daily basis yourself while driving around, and when people say that they’ve never broken the law; they probably have. This year, the DGT decided to install 150 new state-ofthe-art technology radars that are capable of detecting whether a driver is talking on his mobile phone whilst in motion. This type of infraction is punished with a 200euro sanction and 3 points from your license.
to the skin during an accident. Any of these three infractions could lead to a fine of 200 euro and the loss of 3 points from your driving license. Vehicle maintenance If your car is not kept in tip-top condition, you could be faced with a fine of 200 euro. Examples include lights not working, poorly visible license plate, worn down types or an out-of-date ITV sticker.
Driving wearing flip-flops Although this may be an instinctive action during the summer, one that you do without even thinking twice about, it is actually illegal to drive a vehicle wearing flip-flops or any type of footwear that doesn’t do up at the back. This is obviously for safety reasons, as your shoe could slip off at any time and impede the correct use of the car’s pedals, therefore causing an accident. It is also prohibited to drive barefoot, or without wearing a T-shirt, as the latter could cause serious burns
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