9 May, 2012 @ 09:30
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My ‘angel’ the Olive Press!

A BRITISH pensioner has thanked his ‘hidden angel’ at the Olive Press for getting him the knee surgery he had waited almost a year for.

“You are my patron saint of knees!” 74-year-old Ian Dennis told reporter Eloise Horsfield after finally receiving his op at the Virgen de la Victoria Hospital in Malaga.

Dennis, who lives in Casarabonela, was unable to walk without crutches and was told he’d need a double knee replacement back in April 2011 – but in March 2012 he was still waiting.

When the Olive Press contacted the hospital to ask why Belfast-born Dennis had been waiting for so long, staff said he would be scheduled within a month.

A week later, Dennis received the first of two operations and is now recovering at home.

“Thank you so much for getting me a result,” he said.

James Bryce

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  1. Can you help?
    I need my residencia renewed, went to the National Police Station with all the paperwork and copies and was told No, because the law changed on th 24th April. I have read that if I don t renew my residencia my health card will be cancelled.

  2. Well Maureen, I am afraid things don’t look good for you.

    As of April 24 you need to show proof of a minimum of “Common sense” in order to qualify for a new residencia.

    As your comment has proven <> too bad soooo sad you will be deported to the UK where dirty illegal immigrants will get to flog you on a public square.

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