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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

Changing Windows Language - Costa Computers (Advanced Business Solutions S.L.), an English-speaking computer company based in Torrevieja-Alicante,Spain has attracted many customers wishing to get Windows in their own language.  This is a service that Costa Computers have performed successfully over many years in addition to computer repairs, upgrades, etc.  But, we have also come across people who have tried elsewhere with disastrous results.  Usually the customer has taken their PC to a company who offer the service at budget rates! One of the features of Windows 7 is the ability to switch languages and this represents a ...
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New domain name extension: .XXX

New domain name extension: .XXX

As from last week we are able to register a new domain name extension (www) called .XXXIt is not necessary to explain the purpose of this new domain name extension as the obvious focus is for websites relating to sex and pornography. The main idea is to identify those websites which offer "things" relating to sex and then having the possibility of identifying them before accessing. This new domain name extension has caused much controversy because now we could suffer censorship due to how easy it is to identify it. The reason for speaking about this new domain name extension is to protect your...
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Welcome to the BGE new members

Welcome to the BGE new members

With a host of new members joining the Business Group España, the group has grown in stature despite the weaker economic forecasts for 2011. BGE contact spheres have developed further to include a car rental company with the new membership of OpenCar, based in Quesada.  OpenCar offers everything from car rentals to convenient airport parking with value added services such as a free shuttle service between the car parking area and the airport terminal, secure parking, car valeting, etc. The long established and highly recommended chimney and fireplace specialists, Chimeneas Candela brings a much needed aspect to BGE service...
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Spanish Taxes explained

Spanish Taxes explained

Plusvalia Tax - Plusvalia is a Tax on the land on which your property stands and is taxed by your Town Hall from the last date a change was made at the Land Registry or the date you took ownership. The Plusvalia is payable when you sell the property or by the beneficiaries when they inherit the property. Wealth Tax - The Wealth Tax in Spain is part of the annual Tax Declaration and had previously been reduced to zero, but in recent months, the Spanish Government has revised and increased this rate for some property Owners. Private Companies, whether Spanish or UK, are not subject to Wealth Tax.  It may be beneficial therefore to ...
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Christmas Carols in Torrevieja´s Church Square

Christmas Carols in Torrevieja´s Church Square

Under the auspices of the Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja the popular “ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN THE MAIN TOWN SQUARE" takes place this FRIDAY 16h December at 18.00h in the main PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN in Torrevieja on the steps of the main Inmaculada church. The PHOENIX CONCERT BAND will provide the live music and a number of local choirs will lead the pubic singing from the church doors whilst it is anticipated that a few thousand English speakers will be in the town square to sing Carols! Afterwards, at 19.30h, in the Inmaculada church, there will be a special mass dedicated to the international community.  During this ...
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