30 Nov, 2014 @ 16:00
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UK consulate advise on staying safe in Spain

SECURITY was top of the agenda when the British Consulate hosted two presentations on safety for home owning Britons in Spain this month.

More than 150 people attended the two events, one in Iznajar, Cordoba, the other in Estepona, to learn about preventing and dealing with problems.

A police representative spoke on how to avoid being mugged or burgled, and offered practical advice such as noting down serial numbers and taking photos of valuables. There was also a
warning over the threat of online hackers and the ever increasing need to safeguard against their intrusions.

Traffic police helped get British residents up to speed on Spanish traffic laws. Their advice included a reminder that drivers must carry two triangles and a high-visibility jacket in their car at all times.

A funeral director gave recommendations on the formalities that need to be observed in the event of a death in Spain, while an English-speaking lawyer emphasised the importance of familiarising yourself on the differences between English and Spanish law.

For more information on thse topics and other aspects of living in Spain, visit www.gov.uk/living-in-spain

Imogen Calderwood

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  1. If you avoid the urban ghetto areas, the US is quite safe, safer than France, and much safer than the UK in terms of violent crimes per 100K population. Of course this “avoiding urban ghetto areas” bit is a serious matter!

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