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November 15, 2011 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide, Michael Liggan News, Puerto Banus Real Estate, Spain News, www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

News Stories and events on the Costa Del Sol from Altavista Property Spain

British expats demand the right to vote

The ‘Votes for Britons’ campaign wants the millions of British expatriates to lobby the UK Government on the issue of enfranchisement.

A new, worldwide campaign has been launched by a group of expatriates living in France who argue that all British expats should maintain the right to vote in Britain regardless of how long they have been abroad.

The ‘Votes for Britons’ campaign is urging the 5.6 million Britons who permanently reside overseas, including those here on the Costa del Sol, to sign a petition on their website, votes-for-expat-brits.com, and to lobby ministers on the issue of enfranchisement.

Under the current legislation, Britons who live overseas automatically lose their right to take part in general elections if they have lived abroad for more than 15 years.

“Other nationalities who chose to live abroad don’t face having their right to vote taken away because they live in Spain or France, for example,” Anita Rieu-Sicart, a journalist working for the campaign, tells SUR in English.

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A new Time Bank has recently opened in Marbella, where members trade abilities, services, and knowledge

“Today for you, tomorrow for me”, six words that sum up the spirit of an initiative that has cropped up in many Spanish cities, among them Malaga and a newly opened establishment in Marbella. Hugo Coche is one of the members of a peculiar bank where there isn’t any money or any vaults. Instead the bank offers an array of services based on the abilities of its members, and it pays with hours, not money. Each client offers their own abilities to the rest of the members and can earn the help of others who want to share what they know. This is how the Time Bank works, a system that caught the attention of Hugo, a Chilean who has spent the last 20 years in Spain, and prompted him join and offer to give English classes.

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Awareness campaign targets foreign domestic violence victims

The Junta-run helpline offers assistance to victims of domestic abuse in 51 different languages

This week the Costa del Sol branch of Soroptimist International, in collaboration with the Andalusian Women’s Institute in Malaga (I.A.M), launched an awareness campaign, aimed at foreign residents, of a free telephone number which assists victims of domestic violence.

“Soroptimist International is a Non-Governmental Organisation of professional women with some 90,000 members worldwide. Our aim is to advance the human rights and status of women,” explains the association’s, Lene Thygesen. “Very often when we give talks locally, foreign women who are suffering from domestic abuse ask us if there is any services to help them. I tell them there’s a telephone number that they can call which offers advice and help, but we’ve found that most of them had never heard of it; that’s why we’re launching this campaign directed at the British, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Dutch and French-speaking communities.”

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Mixing irony with expressionist brushstrokes at CAC Malaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) Malaga is currently showing an individual exhibition of works by Matías Sánchez called ‘Elegidos para la gloria’ (Chosen for glory). For this exhibition the artist from Seville has employed his characteristic Mediterranean irony.

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Barbies in flamenco dresses

Travellers passing through the María Zambrano train station in Malaga with a bit of time to spare will be able to see a new exhibition of 200 Barbie dolls dressed in traditional flamenco outfits in the adjoining Vialia shopping centre.

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